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WGN America gets Carter, Gone

Amaze Film + Television’s Carter aired on AXN

Tribune Broadcasting-owned cable network WGN America has added two procedurals to its programming slate.

Detective comedy Carter was originally commissioned by Sony Pictures Television Networks for AXN and is produced by Canadian prodco Amaze Film + Television.

The 10-parter was created by Garry Campbell, who developed it alongside writer John Tinker, and the pilot was directed by Scott Smith.

Executive producers on the project are Teza Lawrence and Michael Souther. The international distributor is Sony Pictures Television.

Carter follows an actor, played by Jerry O’Connell, who portrays a detective on a hit US TV show. After being forced to return to his home town following a public meltdown, he uses his acting experience to become a real-life investigator.

Gone is based on the novel One Kick by Chelsea Cain

The second show WGN has picked up is crime drama Gone, based on Chelsea Cain’s novel One Kick. The show is produced by NBCUniversal International Studios (NBCUIS), German broadcaster RTL and France’s TF1.

Creator Matt Lopez serves as executive producer alongside NBCUIS’s executive VP of scripted programming JoAnn Alfano, Sara Colleton, Kim Moses and Barry O’Brien. Melissa R Byer, Treena Hancock and Kristen Del Pero are co-executive producers.

Gone tells the story of the survivor of a famous child abduction case and the FBI agent who rescued her. It is distributed by NBCUniversal International Distribution.

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