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Channel 4 Orders Drama for 8 p.m. Weeknight Slot

LONDON: Channel 4 is placing the new drama The ABC (working title), inspired by the Educating… franchise, at 8 p.m. during the week, marking the first drama series in that slot in more than a decade. The series is written by Ayub Khan Din (East is East). It will feature ...

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Telefe Introduces New Interactive Sitcom Format Yes or No

BUENOS AIRES: Telefe’s content distribution division has added the new sitcom format Yes or No to its international catalogue. The project was fully produced within Telefe by its Development Department. The format sees audiences making the sitcom’s plot decisions in real time, voting from their tablets or smartphones. During voting ...

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The Wrong Mans Returning for Season Two on Hulu

LOS ANGELES: The original comedy The Wrong Mans, co-produced by Hulu and BBC Comedy, is returning for a sophomore season on December 24. Returning for season two are series co-creator, writer and star James Corden (Gavin and Stacey, The History Boys) and co-creator, writer and star Mathew Baynton (Peep Show, ...

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Yvonne Body Departs Beyond Distribution

SYDNEY/LONDON: After 12 years with Beyond Distribution, Yvonne Body is leaving her post as the head of acquisitions. Body will remain in the role until early 2015, working with General Manager Michael Murphy to secure a replacement. Body, who has ...

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Two-Hour Debut Set for New Travel Channel Exploration Series

CHEVY CHASE: Travel Channel has set a two-hour premiere for its new original series Expedition Unknown, due out January 8. In the 11×60-minute show, explorer Josh Gates investigates the latest developments in various unsolved legends. The two-hour series premiere will tackle the disappearance of Amelia Earhart during her attempt to ...

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Telemundo Series Owners of Paradise Gets Digital Campaign

MIAMI: Telemundo has launched a multiplatform campaign in partnership with Facebook for its upcoming series Owners of Paradise (Dueños del Paraíso), which will feature the network return of actress Kate del Castillo. The digital campaign includes a Facebook page dedicated to the series, along with a first-look preview available exclusively ...

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Portfolio Hires SVP of Content

TORONTO: Liliana Vogt, most recently the VP of development at 9 Story, has joined Portfolio Entertainment in the newly created role of senior VP of content. Reporting to Lisa Olfman, CEO and co-founder of Portfolio, Vogt will oversee all facets ...

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Extant, Penny Dreadful Head to Japan

TOKYO: CBS Studios International has licensed the event series Extant and the Showtime thriller Penny Dreadful to the Japanese pay-TV provider WOWOW. Both series will premiere exclusively in Japan on WOWOW in 2015. The pact includes the broadcast and catch-up rights for Extant and the broadcast and SVOD rights for ...

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