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Starz in talks to rescue Three Women after Showtime cancellation

DeWanda Wise in Three Women

US cable network Starz is in negotiations to rescue Three Women after Showtime scrapped plans to air the Shailene Woodley-fronted drama despite production having been completed on its first season.

The series, which is based on American author Lisa Taddeo’s non-fiction book of the same name, was one of three projects recently cancelled by Showtime as its parent company Paramount Global unveiled plans to integrate Paramount+ and Showtime across both linear and streaming in the US.

Lionsgate-owned Starz has thus far declined to comment on the potential deal. C21 understands that negotiations are ongoing.

Three Women is among a growing list of shows that have been scrapped despite being fully filmed as companies including Warner Bros Discovery (WBD), AMC and Paramount Global look to cut costs and make tax write-offs.

Starz has already been in the market to revive shows that were cancelled elsewhere, with the network last month confirming that it had picked up half-hour comedy Minx for a second season.

Created by Ellen Rapoport and produced by Lionsgate Television, the series had previously been cancelled by WBD’s HBO Max with production almost complete on its second season.


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