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Touch Set for Global Rollout in March

LOS ANGELES: A coordinated worldwide distribution, marketing and advertising sponsorship strategy is in place for FOX’s new Tim Kring drama Touch starring Kiefer Sutherland, which will launch in more than 100 countries this March. Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Fox Broadcasting Company, FOX One, 20th Century Fox Television and FOX ...

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New Sales for FME’s The Wedding Band

LONDON: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has made a new round of international sales for its drama The Wedding Band, which was originally commissioned by TBS in the U.S. The 10×1-hour series has been picked up by Network 10 in Australia, MBC Group in the Middle East and North Africa, YLE in ...

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The Crimson Petal and The White to Receive U.S. Broadcast

BEVERLY HILLS: FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has sold the award-winning British thriller The Crimson Petal and The White to Encore in the U.S., where it will launch on March 6.  Set in Victorian-era London, the four-part thriller is adapted from Michel Faber’s best-selling novel. Parts one and two will air exclusively on ...

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A&E Preps New Scripted Drama

PASADENA: A&E Network is to begin production on the new hour-long original drama Longmire in March, while two additional scripted series have been added to the development slate.    Shooting on the crime thriller Longmire will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with ten episodes slated to launch this ...

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Starz, Weinsteins & Electus Plan Marco Polo Series

NEW YORK: Starz, The Weinstein Company and Electus are collaborating on the new scripted original series Marco Polo. Marco Polo is a fantastical martial arts epic that chronicles the famous adventurer’s early years in the court of Kublai Khan. It is written and created by John Fusco (Hidalgo, Young Guns, ...

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ALL3MEDIA Sells Fantasy Drama to Syfy UK

LONDON: Syfy in the U.K. has acquired the exclusive British TV rights for the fantasy drama The Almighty Johnsons from ALL3MEDIA International. The ten-part series, produced by South Pacific Pictures for TV3 in New Zealand, tells the story of four brothers who are the descendents from Norse Gods. A second ...

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New Kiefer Sutherland Drama Set for the U.K.

LONDON: Sky has struck a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution to become the exclusive U.K. home of the new drama Touch, which stars Kiefer Sutherland and is from Heroes creator Tim Kring. FOX is the U.S. broadcaster for Touch, which has been given a 13-episode order. The series ...

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The CW Picks Up Canadian Drama

BURBANK: The Bell Media original Canadian drama The L.A. Complex, about the lives of six young performers pursuing their dreams in Hollywood, has been added to The CW’s spring lineup. The six-part series follows the journey of aspiring performers who are striving for stardom in Hollywood. The show is executive ...

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New Shonda Rhimes Series for ABC

BURBANK: From Shonda Rhimes, the creator and executive producer of Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy, comes Scandal, a new drama for ABC.  Kerry Washington (Ray) stars as Olivia Pope, who has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite. Pope was a former communications ...

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