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Shaftesbury to Develop Miniseries with Sharon Mustos

December 10, 2015

TORONTO: Shaftesbury has partnered with Sharon Mustos to adapt Ann-Marie MacDonald’s novel Fall on Your Knees into a four-part miniseries for CBC. The book will be adapted by Adriana Maggs (Rookie Blue, Call Me Fitz, Grown Up Movie Star) and …

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New Seasons of Homeland & The Affair for Showtime

December 10, 2015

NEW YORK: Homeland and The Affair, the top two highest-rated scripted programs on premium television this fall, have been renewed by Showtime for sixth and third seasons, respectively. Homeland stars Claire Danes as a bipolar CIA agent. The show, based …

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FOX Goes for Season Two of Wayward Pines

December 10, 2015

LOS ANGELES: FOX has renewed the psychological thriller Wayward Pines from executive producer M. Night Shyamalan for a sophomore season, set to air next summer. Ten brand-new episodes of the drama will pick up where season one left off, when a new …

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FOX Greenlights Event Series Shots Fired

December 11, 2015

LOS ANGELES: FOX has greenlit a new dramatic event series, Shots Fired, about the aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee.  The drama is written and executive produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, The Secret …

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Call the Midwife Returns to BBC One for Season Six

December 11, 2015

LONDON: The BBC has commissioned a sixth season of the drama series Call the Midwife. The latest season is comprised of a 2016 Christmas special and eight hour-long episodes, which are set for 2017. Produced for BBC One by Neal …

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TNT Lines Up New Dramas Good Behavior & Animal Kingdom

December 11, 2015

ATLANTA: TNT has added two new dramas to its 2016 schedule: the thriller Good Behavior, starring Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, and Animal Kingdom. Good Behavior in an adaptation of the Letty Dobesh novels by Wayward Pines author Blake Crouch. It …

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HBO Orders Third & Final Season of The Leftovers

December 11, 2015

LOS ANGELES: HBO has renewed The Leftovers, a critically acclaimed drama series co-created and executive produced by Lost mastermind Damon Lindelof, for a third and final season. Based on the best-selling book penned by Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers takes place …

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Jean Béliveau Series Set for Historia

December 14, 2015

MONTREAL: Corus Entertainment's Historia has begun to develop the channel’s first drama series, about the career of Canadian hockey star Jean Béliveau. The five-part sports drama will be produced by Pixcom, written by Jacques Savoie and directed by Patrice Sauvé. The …

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Spotless Sells into South Africa

December 14, 2015

MUNICH: South Africa’s M-Net has secured the pay-TV and SVOD rights for the drama series Spotless from STUDIOCANAL. The series stars Marc-André Grondin (C.R.A.Z.Y), Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds), Miranda Raison (24: Live Another Day) and Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey). The …

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Trio of Winter Premieres for Acorn TV

December 14, 2015

SILVER SPRING: This winter, Acorn TV is due to debut the third season of the Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home, as well as the new acquisitions Midwinter of the Spirit and 19-2. On Monday, December 21, A …