By Patrick Munn | May 25, 2018 - 10:53 am | No Comments
Here's some cross-company synergy for UKTV. Alan Davies, who fronts As Yet Untitled on Dave, has landed a guest starring role on the second season of their co-production Frankie Drake Mysteries. The 1920s period drama launched on Alibi earlier this year and quickly proved to be a hit; improving the channel's slot-average by 210%. As a result of the strong ratings in both the UK and Canada, UKTV and CBC picked up a ten episode second season, which has now started filming.
By Patrick Munn | May 9, 2018 - 9:00 am | No Comments
Quantico and Code Black are returning to the UK. As part of their bumper licensing agreement with Disney Media Distribution, UKTV's Alibi has secured the rights to the third season of ABC's drama series Quantico and W has picked up the third season of CBS' medical drama Code Black. Additionally, UKTV has pre-bought the rights to a potential fourth season of Code Black.
By Patrick Munn | April 5, 2018 - 4:12 pm | No Comments
UKTV and CBC have renewed their co-production Frankie Drake Mysteries for a second season. Ten episodes have been ordered for the show's second season, which is expected to air later this year on CBC in Canada and early 2019 on Alibi in the UK, respectively.
By Patrick Munn | April 4, 2018 - 12:07 pm | No Comments
Alibi is adding a trio of scripted dramas to their slate. The UKTV owned and operated channel has agreed a bumper deal with international distributor Sony Pictures Television for UK rights to AXN's Jerry O'Connell fronted drama series Carter, and repeat rights to both The Guardian and Unforgettable.
By Patrick Munn | March 12, 2018 - 11:45 am | No Comments
Canadian period drama Murdoch Mysteries - which is co-produced by UKTV and airs on their Alibi channel - has been renewed for a twelfth season. Canadian public broadcaster CBC has commissioned 18 hour-long episodes and another two-hour Christmas special for season twelve.