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Jason Priestley Drama The Code Begins Production

TORONTO: Entertainment One (eOne) Television and Shaw Media have revealed that production has kicked off on The Code, a tentatively titled Global original drama series starring Jason Priestley. The Code follows an ex-professional hockey player who becomes a crime-solving P.I. The 10×1-hour procedural is due to debut on Global in Canada ...

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You’re Back in the Room to Be Adapted Down Under

LONDON: Channel Nine has ordered a local version of the comedy game show You're Back in the Room from BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and FremantleMedia Australia (FMA) for broadcast next year. You're Back in the Room sees a group of five strangers attempt to complete a variety ...

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Grizzy and the Lemmings to Air Worldwide on Boomerang

LONDON/NEW YORK: Turner Broadcasting has picked up the series Grizzy and the Lemmings, set to air worldwide on Boomerang in the fall of 2016. Produced by French outfit Studio Hari, the animated series is a non-dialogue comedy following the exchanges of Grizzy the bear and a tribe of lemmings as ...

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I Can Do That! Heads to the Netherlands

TEL AVIV: Armoza Formats' variety entertainment show I Can Do That! has been commissioned by SBS in the Netherlands, where a local version is due to debut in prime time on SBS 6 early next year. I Can Do That! looks on as celebrities compete to perform different live acts ...

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Matt Hatter Chronicles Licensing Agent for Middle East & Turkey

LONDON: Cartoon Network has been named licensing agent for the boys’ adventure series Matt Hatter Chronicles in the Middle East and Turkey. Under the deal, Cartoon Network will implement a cross-category licensing program throughout the Middle East next year to support the Simba Dickie toy range based on the series. ...

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Objective Sets Up Factual-Entertainment Label

LONDON: All3media-owned Objective Productions has created a new label dedicated to factual entertainment: Second Star Productions. Second Star will take on Objective’s factual-entertainment slate, which includes It Was Alright in the…, the forthcoming second season of Now You See It, and the recently announced Kalel co-production Stupid Man, Smart Phone. ...

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Viacom to Open New Miami Production Hub

NEW YORK/MIAMI: Viacom has released plans for a new 88,000-square-foot studio in Miami, intended to serve as a multiplatform production hub for global entertainment brands such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central. The facilities will include two sound stages equipped to handle a variety of content simultaneously, from daily scripted ...

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