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TNT Pilots David E. Kelley Medical Series

ATLANTA: TNT has ordered a pilot for the medical drama series Chelsea General (working title) from producer David E. Kelley, who is behind such hits as Ally McBeal and Chicago Hope. Kelley and practicing neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta will executive-produce the series. The pilot script is ...

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BBC America to Co-Produce Sequel to The Hour

NEW YORK, December 7: The Hour, a drama about British TV journalism in the ’50s, is getting a new six-part sequel that will be co-produced and broadcast by BBC America in the U.S. The new six-part sequel to the newsroom drama is written and created by Abi Morgan (The Iron ...

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Sienna Miller to Star in BBC Hitchcock Drama

LONDON: Sienna Miller has been tapped to play the model and actress Tippi Hedren, best known for her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, in a new drama for BBC Two about the director’s infatuation with the blonde. The Girl will depict Hitchcock’s reported sexual harassment of the 31-year-old leading ...

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NBC Orders More Grimm, Up All Night

UNIVERSAL CITY: The fairytale crime drama Grimm has been given a full-season order by NBC, which has also requested additional episodes of the comedy Up All Night. So far Grimm is the only NBC freshman hour-long series to get a back-nine episode order. NBC’s president, Robert Greenblatt, said, "We are very ...

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Netflix Adds More Asian Movies

LOS ANGELES: A new deal with CJ E&M brings an additional 20 Asian movies to the Netflix streaming service. The deal includes blockbusters from Korean director Kang Woo-Suk, including Moss and Silmido, as well as The Servant and I’m a Cyborg But That’s OK. Other titles include Arahan, Fish Story, ...

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Lionsgate Hires MGM Veteran for TV Post

SANTA MONICA: Lawrence Szabo, who spent 18 years with MGM’s worldwide television group, has been made Lionsgate’s new executive VP for North American TV sales. Szabo will be responsible for sales of Lionsgate TV content across all platforms in the U.S., as well as all TV content to digital and ...

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