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Hulu to Stream British Dramedy My Mad Fat Diary

LONDON: Hulu in the U.S. has picked up the exclusive streaming VOD rights for the British comedy-drama series My Mad Fat Diary. The deal includes all three seasons of the International Emmy-nominated series and was negotiated by Endemol Shine International. All episodes of the series will be available to stream ...

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BBC First Launching in MENA

DUBAI: BBC First is bringing a wealth of British dramas to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with its launch on OSN on February 1. OSN will be the exclusive home of BBC First in the MENA region, thanks to its deal with BBC Worldwide. The channel will air ...

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Televisa USA Co-Pro Leads Starz’s Latino-Themed Projects

PASADENA: Starz has announced three new drama projects with Latino themes, including an original series co-produced with Televisa USA. Titled Maleficio, the supernatural thriller will be based on a popular Mexican novela from the ’80s. It will center on Don Enrique De Martino, a powerful Mexican businessman who has made ...

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Presales for Detective Series Maigret

LONDON: BBC Worldwide has secured presales for the detective series Maigret with the French public television channel France 3, German public broadcaster ARD, Swedish broadcaster TV4 and Denmark’s DR. The deals mark BBC Worldwide’s first international sales for the 2×2-hour films Maigret Sets a Trap and Maigret’s Dead Man, featuring ...

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HISTORY Adds Two New Scripted Dramas

PASADENA: Continuing to bulk up its scripted series, HISTORY has slated two new dramas: Knightfall, produced in partnership with Jeremy Renner, and the military-themed SIX, from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company. Knightfall, which has been ordered for ten episodes to launch in late 2016, chronicles the mysterious but true ...

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Lifetime’s UnREAL to Stream on Hulu

SANTA MONICA: Hulu has picked up the exclusive SVOD rights for the A+E Studios-produced breakout drama series UnREAL. All episodes from the freshman season of UnREAL will begin streaming through Hulu’s No Commercials and Limited Commercials plans on February 3. Future seasons will become available on the service after their ...

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Michael Weatherly Leaving NCIS

LOS ANGELES: After 13 seasons on the hit CBS procedural NCIS, Michael Weatherly has decided to exit the show. Weatherly, who plays Special Agent Tony DiNozzo, will make his final appearance at the end of this season. “After 13 years on NCIS, Michael Weatherly is leaving the show at the ...

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