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Orphan Black Scores U.K. Slot

LONDON: BBC Three has acquired the thriller Orphan Black, which is produced by BBC America, Bell Media and Temple Street Productions. The ten-part drama, which is sold by BBC Worldwide, has already been greenlit for a second season by BBC America. It is shot on location in Toronto, Canada. Perry ...

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Burn Notice Coming to a Close on USA Network

NEW YORK: This summer will mark the seventh and final season for Burn Notice on USA Network. The show’s final season kicks off on June 6 at 9 p.m. The show premiered in 2007 as the number one new scripted series in the 18-to-49 and 25-to-54 groups. The drama has continued ...

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ALL3MEDIA International Sells Political Thriller Secret State

LONDON: The Company Pictures thriller Secret State has been picked up by ARTE, among other broadcasters, following a raft of drama deals from ALL3MEDIA International. The 4×1-hour mini-series stars Gabriel Byrne and Charles Dance. ARTE picked up the drama to air later this year in France, Germany, Austria, Belgium and ...

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Universal Channel Acquires Motive

LONDON: The U.K. premiere of the new female-led crime drama Motive is going to take place on Universal Channel. Motive is launching in the U.S. on ABC later this month. It debuted on Canada’s CTV in February and was the number one Canadian series premiere of the 2012-13 broadcast year. The ...

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Elementary Heads to London for Season Two Opener

NEW YORK: Marking the first time that the CBS drama has shot on location outside of New York, Elementary is filming its second season premiere episode in London. The two-hour season one finale is slated for May 16 on CBS. In the season two opener, Sherlock is called to London ...

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Vikings Set for LOVEFiLM

LONDON: The epic docudrama Vikings, which launched in the U.S. on HISTORY, is making its way to LOVEFiLM Instant in the U.K. and Germany. Starting May 24, all nine episodes of Vikings will be available exclusively on the streaming service in the U.K. It debuts in Germany on June 15, ...

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New Season of Haven Kicks Off Production

LOS ANGELES: Production has begun in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on season four of Haven, a one-hour crime series. The 13-episode new season will feature Colin Ferguson, who is best known for his role on Eureka. Based on Stephen King’s novella The Colorado Kid, Haven centers on FBI agent Audrey Parker ...

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Starz & Lionsgate Team with Piers Morgan for Original Drama

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz and Lionsgate are developing the original drama series Fleet Street, set in England in the 1970s, which will be executive produced by Piers Morgan. The series will chronicle the rise of tabloid journalism amid the sexual revolution and class warfare. Lionsgate will be producing in association with ...

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TNT Goes for Spy Drama Starring Sean Bean

ATLANTA: TNT has given the go-ahead for Legends, a ten-episode spy drama series led by Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings). Inspired by Robert Littell’s novel, Legends is about an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (D.C.O.) unit. Ali Larter (Heroes), Rob Mayes (The ...

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BBC One Adds Four New Dramas to Lineup

LONDON: BBC One’s outgoing controller Danny Cohen has ordered the new drama series Our Zoo, Poldark, Dickensian and From There to Here. Written by Matt Charman and made by Big Talk Productions and Aenon, Our Zoo profiles the creator of Chester Zoo. Produced by Mammoth Screen, Poldark is Debbie Horsfile’s ...

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