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The Doctor Blake Mysteries to Air on BBC Daytime

LONDON: BBC Daytime has acquired the Australian crime drama The Doctor Blake Mysteries, which is distributed internationally by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The drama is a December Media production in association with ABC TV, Screen Australia and Film Victoria. The original ten-part murder mystery stars Craig McLachlan (Neighbours, Bugs, McLeod’s Daughters) ...

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Falling Skies Renewed by TNT

ATLANTA: TNT has ordered a fourth season of Falling Skies, from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. The ten-episode fourth season will launch in summer 2014. The series, which stars Noah Wyle, is currently airing Sundays at 10 p.m. It is averaging 5.8 million viewers in live + 7 ...

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New BBC Two Drama About Trench Newspaper

LONDON: BBC Two has commissioned The Wipers Times, a new 90-minute period drama produced by Trademark Films that features Monty Python’s Michael Palin. The cast of The Wipers Times is led by Ben Chaplin (London Boulevard), Palin (Monty Python and the Holy Grail), Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Hour), Steve Oram (Sightseers) and ...

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Video Interview: ALL3MEDIA’s Louise Pedersen

NEW YORK: Louise Pedersen, the managing director of ALL3MEDIA International, talks about the company’s increased focus on drama, complementing its catalogue alongside factual, entertainment and formats.   ALL3MEDIA consists of 18 companies that span the globe, from the U.K., Germany and the Netherlands to Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. ...

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Ray Donovan Premiere Delivers for Showtime

NEW YORK: The Liev Schreiber drama Ray Donovan delivered Showtime’s highest-rated original series premiere ever, with 3.04 million viewers, even topping Homeland‘s blockbuster 2011 debut. The series garnered 2.22 million viewers for the night (Sunday, June 30), making it the highest-rated freshman series night of any Showtime program to date. ...

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The Bible Sequel Coming to NBC

UNIVERSAL CITY: NBC is partnering with Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, on the follow-up to the successful mini-series The Bible. A.D.: Beyond the Bible (w.t.) will serve as a sequel to The Bible. Downey, Burnett and Richard Bedser will again serve as executive producers. The follow-up will be a ...

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The Sopranos Returns to HBO On Demand

NEW YORK: Following the passing of The Sopranos star James Gandolfini, HBO is making the iconic drama series available via on-demand for one month, running each season in consecutive order. Season one will be available through this month. Season two will follow in August, with subsequent episodes to be available ...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to Star in The Honourable Woman

LONDON: Maggie Gyllenhaal has been cast as the lead in the new thriller The Honourable Woman, a mini-series for BBC Two and Sundance Channel. The Honourable Woman is written and directed by the BAFTA award-winning Hugo Blick (The Shadow Line). Gyllenhaal stars as Nessa Stein, who finds herself caught in the ...

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Netflix Renews Orange is the New Black

BEVERLY HILLS: Ahead of the July 11 debut of Orange is the New Black, Netflix has already ordered a second season of the comedic drama, which is set in a women’s prison. From creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan (Weeds), the hour-long series is based on a memoir of the ...

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Sky Living Stocks Up on Dramas

LONDON: Sky Living has added to its Drama Matters strand with the commission of, among others, The Psychopath Next Door, starring Anna Friel. ITV Studios has been commissioned to produce the hour-long The Psychopath Next Door, which is written by the BAFTA award winner Julie Rutterford (Ashes to Ashes, Shameless). ...

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