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  • Pullman sins again for USA
    NEWS BRIEF: USA Network has ordered a second season of psychological crime drama The Sinner, based on Petra Hammesfahr's book of the same name and exec produced by Jessica Biel.
  • Lice Mother format jumps around Europe
    Red Arrow Studios International has picked up distribution rights to a Dutch scripted format that has become broadcaster NPO3's most-watched show ever and is getting remade in Germany and Belgium.
  • Putin doc added to Drive slate
    Drive, the London-based production funding and distribution business, has added a host of factual titles from UK producers to its sales slate ahead of MipTV next month.
  • Syfy catches Runaways
    NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has picked up three new dramas from Disney UK and Ireland for its Syfy network in the UK.
  • D360 unveils MipTV formats slate
    Canada’s Distribution360 will be launching family gameshow Just Like Mom & Dad and renovation series Leave it to The Designer at MipTV next month.
  • NBC extends Will & Grace
    NEWS BRIEF: NBC in the US has ordered a third season of its recently revived comedy Will & Grace and increased the number of episodes in its yet-to-air second season from 13 to 18.
  • ViuTV cooks up Ramsay shows
    Hong Kong’s ViuTV has picked up more than 100 hours of factual content from global distributor All3Media International, including three shows from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
  • April airdate for Netflix’s RFK series
    Global streaming giant Netflix has set an April airdate for its ambitious docuseries on the life of Robert F Kennedy, which is to be titled Bobby Kennedy for President.
  • 5 Gold Rings roll into Vietnam
    NEWS BRIEF: Vietnamese broadcaster VTV3 and local prodco Mega GS Entertainment & Communication are adapting Talpa Media gameshow format 5 Gold Rings for the local market.
  • Blue Ant appoints for channel distribution
    Blue Ant Media in Canada has struck its first carriage deals for its Love Nature and ZooMoo networks in EMEA and appointed a London-based exec to oversee them.
  • Astro, iQiyi ink content deal
    Asian broadcaster Astro has teamed up with Chinese VoD service iQiyi to offer its audiences access to Chinese drama and entertainment programming.
  • BBC calls Robot ceasefire
    The BBC has cancelled its rebooted version of Robot Wars after three seasons.
  • Sky returns to Britannia
    European satcaster Sky has commissioned a second season of one of its original productions to air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service Now TV.
  • My Knight gallops around the globe
    Hulu in the US and broadcasters in EMEA have acquired animated comedy My Knight & Me, produced by TeamTO in France and Thuristar in Belgium, and distributed by Cake.
  • Netflix nabs online Aussie comedy
    Global streaming giant Netflix has snapped up worldwide streaming rights to an online Australian comedy series set in an electrical goods store.
  • Foxtel calls time on A Place to Call Home
    The sixth season of Australian period drama A Place to Call Home will be the last.
  • Foxtel cable subs to move to satellite
    Australia’s dominant pay TV platform Foxtel will progressively move its cable subscribers to satellite as the national broadband network continues to roll out across the country.
  • BBC readies IRA drama
    BBC2 in the UK has commissioned BBC Studios to produce a factual drama about the IRA bombing of UK town Warrington 25 years ago.
  • Planning Alibi
    Heidi Schorn at Canadian indie Alibi Entertainment, talks about her move from eOne, international expansion and the evolving domestic picture.
  • C5 moves into social housing season
    Channel 5 in the UK has greenlit a season of factual programming on the country’s social housing issues, led by a doc from ITN Productions about the Grenfell Tower fire.
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