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FYI to Debut Tiny House World

NEW YORK: The new original 16-episode series Tiny House World has joined the Tiny House franchise and is set to premiere on FYI next month. Each episode of Tiny House World features a prospective homeowner looking to find the ideal mini dream home in locations such as Paris, Sydney and ...

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ABC Commissions U.S. Remake of Austrian Thriller Janus

VIENNA: ABC in the U.S. has ordered a pilot script adaptation of the Austrian crime series Janus, distributed by ORF-Enterprise. Producer EuropaCorp TV Studios USA clinched the scripted format rights for the series. Kevin O’Hare, who has written pilots for ABC and Syfy, will pen the script. Filmmaker Thor Freudenthal ...

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Cineflix Rights Secures Deals for LEGO Doc, Picks Up Special

LONDON: Cineflix Rights has placed a LEGO documentary with several international broadcasters and has also acquired a follow-up holiday special. Cineflix Rights has presold the hour-long documentary The Secret World of LEGO to TV2 in Denmark, TV5 in Finland and NRK in Norway. The program also went to more than ...

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Showtime Goes for Cameron Crowe & J.J. Abrams Comedy

NEW YORK: Showtime has picked up the Cameron Crowe comedy Roadies, with J.J. Abrams’s Bad Robot producing. Crowe, the filmmaker behind movies such as Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous, wrote and directed the pilot. The show follows life on the road for the crew tasked with mounting a rock band’s ...

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FX Renews Denis Leary Comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

LOS ANGELES: FX Networks has ordered a sophomore season of the FX comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, created by and starring Denis Leary. The ten-episode second season will return in 2016. Leary, Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly and John Ales are all set to return. In addition to creating Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, ...

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Global Sales for Bear Grylls Special with Barack Obama

LOS ANGELES: Electus International and Bear Grylls Ventures have inked a trio of distribution deals around the world for the Running Wild with Bear Grylls special featuring U.S. President Barack Obama. Agreements have been signed with Discovery Networks International, Channel 4 in the U.K. and D8 in France. The deal ...

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Two Promotions at Warner Bros. Animation

BURBANK: Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has promoted creative executive Jay Bastian and operations chief Ed Adams. Bastian has been promoted to senior VP of series. In his new role, he will be charged with identifying properties from the Warner Bros. ...

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HITS Channel Added to Letv Lineup

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG: Letv and Rewind Networks have signed a deal to bring the HITS channel to subscribers in Hong Kong and Macau. HITS becomes available to all Letv subscribers in HD and subtitled in traditional Chinese. This marks the tenth platform in the AsiaPac region to launch the channel, which ...

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