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Spanish-Dubbed The Walking Dead to Debut on NBC Universo

October 20, 2015

MIAMI: U.S. Hispanic network NBC Universo has clinched the exclusive rights to air the hit AMC zombie drama The Walking Dead in Spanish. The channel will begin airing episodes from seasons one through three dubbed in Spanish beginning in early …

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MTV in Canada Lines Up The Shannara Chronicles

October 20, 2015

TORONTO: MTV in Canada has set January 5 at 10 p.m. as the premiere slot for the fantasy/sci-fi series The Shannara Chronicles, from MTV and Sonar Entertainment. The ten-episode, hour-long series, based on the best-selling fantasy book series by Terry …

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BBC One Commissions New Thriller About Organized Crime

October 21, 2015

LONDON: BBC One has commissioned the thriller series McMafia from Hossein Amini and James Watkins. The series is inspired by Misha Glenny’s 2008 best-selling book of the same name and is created and written by Amini and Watkins. The drama …

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Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead Gets Same-Day Worldwide Premiere

October 22, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS: Starz has inked licensing agreements with broadcasters and digital platforms in 100-plus countries and territories for a same-day world premiere of its horror comedy series Ash vs Evil Dead. The series will debut October 31 around the globe. …

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ABC Family Renews Original Drama Switched at Birth

October 22, 2015

BURBANK: ABC Family has picked up a fifth season of the hit original drama series Switched at Birth, which is set to reach a milestone 100 episodes. Switched at Birth explores such themes as early adulthood, blended families and deaf …

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Amazon U.K. Picks Up Into the Badlands for Streaming

October 23, 2015

LONDON: The upcoming AMC martial arts drama Into the Badlands, which stars Daniel Wu, has been licensed by Entertainment One (eOne) Television to Amazon as a U.K. exclusive for Prime Video. The series is loosely based on the Chinese classic …

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Season Two of DIRECTV Drama Kingdom Goes Digital

October 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES: Endemol Shine North America and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment have teamed up to make episodes from the second season of the DIRECTV drama Kingdom available on all digital platforms the day after their initial broadcast. The series …

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Limitless Gets Full-Season Pickup

October 26, 2015

BURBANK: The drama Limitless has received a full-season, 22-episode order from CBS. Limitless ranks as this season's number two new series, delivering 11.43 million viewers. The freshman drama won its Tuesday 10 p.m. time slot in viewers every week since …

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Scripted Lines Up New Keynotes, Buyers & Commissioners

October 26, 2015

NEW YORK: Carlton Cuse (The Strain, Colony) and Entertainment One Television’s John Morayniss are set to deliver keynotes at the upcoming Scripted event, which has also amassed a slew of new buyers and commissioners for its 30 Minutes With session. …