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Investigation Discovery Lines Up New True-Crime Series

SILVER SPRING: Actor Erik Todd Dellums (Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire) is to narrate the Investigation Discovery true-crime series Killer Trials: Judgment Day, which premieres next month. The 26-episode series looks at some of the world’s most notorious cases ever brought to trial. Each episode reconstructs the investigation ...

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PBS UK Scores World Premiere of Clinton Doc

LONDON: PBS UK has landed the exclusive U.K. broadcast rights to a new documentary about former U.S. President Bill Clinton, with plans to air it ahead of its U.S. premiere. The 4×1-hour Clinton is the latest installment of PBS’s series of presidential biographies and part of its American Experience strand. ...

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Sky Living Enlists Rihanna for New Series

LONDON: Music star Rihanna is to executive produce and appear in a new fashion series for Sky Living HD in the U.K., to be produced by Twenty Twenty. Launching this summer, the 10×1-hour project has British singer Nicola Roberts heading up Rihanna’s search for the next undiscovered designer talent in ...

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USA Slates Reality Series for Q3

NEW YORK: USA Network, which has risen to the top of the cable-TV rankings thanks to its slate of original dramas, has picked up a reality series, called The Moment, for launch in the third quarter. The nine-episode series is to be hosted by NFL Star and Super Bowl MVP ...

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Chef Rocco DiSpirito Launching New Half-Hour Series

LOS ANGELES: Bellum Entertainment is representing a new half-hour show from celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito, which has already been cleared on all 17 of the Tribune Broadcasting owned-and-operated stations. The E/I (educational/informational) series launches this fall. DiSpirito’s show is one of three series included in Bellum’s E/I deal with Tribune ...

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Buyer Profile: RTI-Mediaset’s Daniela Bagliani

PREMIUM: The documentary acquisitions and co-productions manager at RTI SpA – Mediaset Group talks about what she is seeking for Italia 1 and Retequattro. TV REAL: What channels fall within your remit? BAGLIANI: RTI – Mediaset is the main commercial network in Italy. We have both a free- and pay-TV ...

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Stacy London to Helm New TLC Fashion Series

NEW YORK: A new TLC reality series to be executive produced by What Not to Wear star Stacy London with BBC Worldwide Productions is currently in the works, with an expected May premiere date. The eight-part series features the Brooklyn fashion boutique Lee Lee’s Valise, run by husband and wife ...

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Psychic Challenge Set for LatAm Adaptation

LONDON: Free-to-air broadcaster Chilevision has snapped up the format rights to the TéVé Media Group title Psychic Challenge from Zodiak Rights. The Chilean channel will produce 13 80-minute episodes this February for broadcast in April. Psychic Challenge is a national search for people who claim to have psychic powers, whose ...

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U.S., Latin American Deals for Cineflix

LONDON, January 25: Cineflix Rights has closed a range of deals with North American and Latin American broadcasters, including Smithsonian and FOX Latin America, among others. Smithsonian Networks picked up seasons 8, 9 and 11 of Mayday: Air Disaster, which investigates aviation disasters. Cineflix also sold seasons two and three ...

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New Development VP for September Films

LONDON/LOS ANGELES: September Films, the DCD Media-owned producer of reality and entertainment programming, has tapped Lisa Mao as its first development VP, based in the Los Angeles office. Mao will report to Richard Hansil, the senior VP of creative at September Films USA. She joins the company from the Travel ...

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