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Sanctuary Set for U.S. Syndication

LOS ANGELES: Tricon Films & Television and PPI Releasing have cleared more than 78 percent of the U.S. for the one-hour drama Sanctuary to launch into syndication. The show is headed to WABC in New York, KDOC in Los Angeles, WCIU in Chicago and stations from the ABC Owned, Belo, ...

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ABC Family Gives Pretty Little Liars a Spin-off

BURBANK: Ravenswood is a brand-new one-hour drama series for ABC Family that serves as a spin-off of its top rated show, Pretty Little Liars, which has been renewed for a fifth season. From Warner Horizon Television and the creative team at Pretty Little Liars, Ravenswood will launch in October. The ...

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Bryan Cranston On the Final Season of Breaking Bad

NEW YORK: Bryan Cranston, who stars as Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad, shares his feelings about ending the series, which only has eight more episodes to air this summer until the story comes to a close. TV DRAMA: When you’re in production, do you try to always keep yourself ...

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Sundance Channel Pre-Launches Rectify On Demand

NEW YORK: The new Sundance Channel original series Rectify will be available through VOD and TV Everywhere platforms one week before the show’s April 22 broadcast premiere. The first three episodes of the six-part series will be available starting April 15 for on-demand access. The show, written by Ray McKinnon and ...

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Hell on Wheels Heads to ITV4

LONDON: ITV has purchased the rights for the U.S. drama series Hell on Wheels, which airs on AMC, for the ITV4 channel to begin airing this summer. The agreement includes all three seasons of the show for a total of 30 hour-long episodes. The series is set in 1860s post-Civil War ...

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New BBC Drama Strand Strictly for iPlayer

LONDON: A BBC Three drama strand has been commissioned exclusively to run on the BBC iPlayer. BBC iPlayer, BBC Three and BBC Drama Production have come together to commission six original short films over two years that will be written and directed by up-and-coming talent from across the U.K. They will ...

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Turkish Drama Karadayi Delivers New Sales

STOCKHOLM: Eccho Rights has licensed the new Turkish drama Karadayi, from Ay Yapim, into a number of territories, including the Middle East. In the Middle East, Qatar TV will begin running the show in the coming weeks. This is the first time ever that Qatar TV has purchased a Turkish show. For ...

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now TV Moves into Drama Arena

HONG KONG: The pay-TV provider now TV is linking up with Huace Film & TV to co-produce the new drama Empress Wei Zifu. The historical drama is about the life of the empress who lived in the Han Dynasty. Filming begins in May. Huace Film & TV will be responsible for distribution in ...

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Sierra/Engine Television Highlights Siberia

LOS ANGELES: Chris Philip, the CEO of Sierra/Engine Television, is working with the Oscar-nominated producer Michael Ohoven from Infinity Media on the series Siberia. Sierra/Engine will be handling the international distribution for the series, which already has six completed episodes. Siberia joins the Sierra/Engine slate alongside Crossbones, a new series ...

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CSI Renewed, Ted Danson Re-Ups

LOS ANGELES: CBS has signed Ted Danson to an extended contract for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which has been renewed for the 2013-14 season. Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas) as well as original cast members George Eads, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda, Paul Guilfoyle and Robert David Hall along with Wallace ...

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