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Hulu Commits to Another Season of Deadbeat

SANTA MONICA: Hulu has renewed Deadbeat, an original comedy series starring Tyler Labine (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), for a 13-episode third season. Deadbeat centers on a hapless medium who helps New York ghosts resolve their unfinished business. Starring alongside ...

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ITV Orders New & Returning Factual Titles from Shiver

LONDON: ITV has commissioned several new and returning non-scripted titles from Shiver, ITV Studios’ factual division. Among the new titles is Animal Births, a new 6×30-minute documentary series following expectant animal mothers as they go through labor. Shiver is also producing two new hour-long specials for the Countrywise series, Countrywise: ...

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Jennifer Gardy to Host Escapade Media’s Genetics Series

SYDNEY: Scientist and TV presenter Jennifer Gardy has joined Escapade Media’s new series Genetics as executive producer and host. The 6×1-hour series, which was developed in-house, will give an overview of the history of genetics. Gardy previously appeared on The Nature of Things, Myth or Science and Discovery’s Daily Planet. ...

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FremantleMedia International Adds The Young Pope to Catalogue

LONDON: FremantleMedia International has picked up the exclusive international distribution rights (excluding partner territories) for The Young Pope, a new drama series starring Jude Law. The Young Pope, which begins production this summer, centers on the start of fictional Pius XIII's controversial pontificate. The eight-episode show, a joint production of ...

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Tattoo Shows Leave Their Mark

A decade after the launch of TLC’s Miami Ink and A&E’s Inked—both long credited with mainstreaming the once taboo world of tattoos—unscripted titles focusing on body art continue to draw audiences worldwide and across demographics. At the most recent MIPTV, FremantleMedia International (FMI) premiered Bondi Ink, an Australia-set reality show. ...

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NATPE Europe Adds More Sessions

LOS ANGELES: An expanded sessions lineup has been added to next month’s NATPE Europe in Prague, as well as a keynote by showrunner Adrian Hodges. An award-winning writer and creator, Hodges most recently created the BBC series The Musketeers. He will share his experiences and perspective of the global television ...

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Sprout Gives Go-Ahead to New Original Show

NEW YORK: Preschool network Sprout has ordered 26 half-hour episodes of The Ollie & Moon Show, a new original series, from Cottonwood Media. The Ollie & Moon Show follows the adventures of two cats who travel around the world, teaching young viewers about serendipity, friendship and global citizenship along the ...

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Jason Manford to Front The Money Pit on Dave

LONDON: Comedian and actor Jason Manford is set to host the new series The Money Pit on UKTV's entertainment channel Dave. The series watches as six people risk their own money to invest in ideas and small businesses of aspiring entrepreneurs. Dozens of amateur investors will decide which entrepreneurs, inventors, ...

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