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FIC Takes BBC Worldwide’s Da Vinci’s Demons

LOS ANGELES: FOX International has acquired the exclusive first pay-TV window for the Starz and BBC Worldwide co-production Da Vinci’s Demons outside of the U.S. and Canada, with plans to take the show to 120 markets in early 2013. The historical fantasy series received an eight-episode order from Starz earlier this year. ...

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HBO/BBC Film Mary and Martha Begins Production

LOS ANGELES: Mary and Martha, a TV movie starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn, penned by Richard Curtis, has started production in North Carolina and South Africa for HBO Films and BBC One. The movie focuses on the story of two women who come together after both their sons die ...

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TNT Picks Up Michael Bay Pilot

ATLANTA: TNT has ordered a pilot for The Last Ship, a book-based action drama executive produced by Transformers’ Michael Bay. The Last Ship, based on the book by William Brinkley, focuses on a naval ship crew who survive a major disaster that wiped out the majority of the planet’s population. ...

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Breaking Bad Return Delivers for AMC

NEW YORK: The season five premiere of AMC’s Breaking Bad delivered 2.9 million viewers, the largest-ever audience for the Sony Pictures Television drama. The Sunday night episode was 14-percent up on the season four premiere, with viewership in the 18 to 49 demo up by 34 percent. Combined with the ...

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Alibi Scores Glades, White Collar

LONDON: Newly available in high definition, UKTV’s Alibi has reached a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for the rights to all three seasons of The Glades and seasons two and three of White Collar. Season one of the A&E original The Glades rolls out on Alibi HD this September. USA’s ...

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FIC Sets Premiere Plans for Walking Dead Season 3

SAN DIEGO: The third season of The Walking Dead will begin rolling out on FOX International Channels around the world on October 15, within hours of the American premiere on AMC. The third season of the hit show will make its international day-and-date debut on FIC services in Australia, U.K., Germany, Spain, ...

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Teen Wolf Renewed on MTV

SAN DIEGO: MTV has ordered a third season of Teen Wolf, slated to have twice as many episodes as the last two. Season three of the hit MTV drama, set to be filmed in Los Angeles, will contain 24 episodes, making it the biggest order the network has ever had for ...

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Hulu Scores Exclusive U.S. Rights for Israeli Drama

LOS ANGELES: Prisoners of War, the original Israeli drama that the hit Showtime series Homeland is based on, has become Hulu’s first foreign-language exclusive. The show was written and directed by Gideon Ratt. It stars Yael Abecassis, Mili Avital, Yoram Tolledano, Assi Cohen and Ishai Golan, and follows the story ...

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Falling Skies Renewed by TNT

ATLANTA: Season three of DreamWorks Television’s Falling Skies, executive produced by Steven Spielberg, was ordered by TNT. The network will air the hit drama’s 10-episode third season in 2013. The series completed its first season in 2011 and is currently broadcast by TNT at 9 p.m. on Sundays. Falling Skies ...

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Channel 4 Brings Back Black Mirror

LONDON: A trio of new films from the Black Mirror franchise are headed to Channel 4 in 2013, with Zeppotron to produce a further three hour-long programs. Filming is expected to start in August. Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones return as executive producers. Barney Reisz will series produce on behalf ...

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