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AMC Gives Hell on Wheels Expanded Fourth Season

NEW YORK: Hell on Wheels, AMC's original Western drama series, has been renewed for an expanded 13-episode fourth season. The show's first three seasons each consist of ten episodes. The new season is scheduled to debut on AMC next summer. Developed by Endemol USA, Hell on Wheels is co-produced by ...

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ITV Offers Soaps on New Streaming Service

LONDON: ITV Essentials is a new streaming service rolling out in select European markets that will give subscribers access to the British broadcaster's hit soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale. Targeting British expats and vacationers in Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Gibraltar, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia and Spain, ITV Essentials ...

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Additional Episodes for Homicide Unit Istanbul

MUNICH: Homicide Unit Istanbul, a successful crime series, has completed production on two more feature-length episodes, bringing the total to 11. Starring Erol Sander, Homicide Unit Istanbul follows a Turkish chief investigator who is tracking down criminals in Istanbul. The new productions, both of which were directed by Thorsten Schmidt, ...

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Keshet’s DIG Lands on USA

UNIVERSAL CITY: Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has announced a six-episode commitment to DIG, from Tim Kring and Gideon Raff, developed by Keshet in association with BermanBraun. The show, which will be shot in Jerusalem, is set to launch on the cable network in late 2014. It follows an FBI agent ...

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Video Interview: TANDEM Communications’ Rola Bauer

NEW YORK: Rola Bauer, the president of TANDEM Communications, discusses with TV Drama the partnership with Lionsgate, the series Sex, Lies and Handwriting and other programs in the works at the company. Since TANDEM Communications was founded in 1999 by Rola Bauer and Tim Halkin, the production and distribution company has ...

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The CW Gives Full Seasons to Trio of Dramas

BURBANK: The CW has given full-season pickups to the drama series The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Reign, all of which premiered on the network earlier this year. A spin-off, The Originals centers on the first family of vampires from The Vampire Diaries. The Tomorrow People is about a generation ...

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BBC Worldwide Names New Scripted Director

LONDON: Liam Kellan has become the new director of scripted for BBC Worldwide's content business, replacing Caroline Torrance as of early 2014. Keelan will be charged with supervising a department that has formed international partnerships for several drama series, including Doctor Who, Musketeers, Sherlock, Atlantis and Call the Midwife. He ...

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Downton Abbey Receives Fifth Season Commission

LONDON: ITV and Carnival Films, the producer of Downton Abbey, have announced a fifth season of the hit drama series, which will also air in the U.S. on Masterpiece on PBS. The audience figures for season four have reached an average of 11.8 million viewers, making it the highest rated ...

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ITV Orders Book-Based Period Drama

LONDON: ITV has commissioned Grantchester, a six-part series inspired by James Runcie's novel Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death. Set in 1953, Grantchester is about a clergyman named Sidney Chambers, who is looking into the suspicious death of a fellow parishioner. Filming will take place from March to June 2014 ...

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