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Bravo ups development exec Smith

Rachel Smith has been appointed senior vice president of development at US cable net Bravo Media. Her new role, based in New York, will involve overseeing non-scripted development including pilots, original concepts and casting reels. She will report to Frances Berwick, president of lifestyle networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. In her previous role as senior […]

New Noddy set for NBCU cable channel

US cable network Sprout will debut a new Noddy animated series this autumn. Following a deal with producer and rights holder DreamWorks Animation, the NBCUniversal kids net will air Noddy Toyland Detective. The deal is an example of how Comcast, which owns Sprout, will look to use properties from the library DWA, its latest major […]

Syfy greenlights Superman prequel pilot

US cable channel has moved its Superman prequel Krypton from development to pilot stage. Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) will executive producer and showrun the pilot, with David S. Goyer (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) among the other EPs. Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders) will direct. The show will tell the back story of the Man […]

WWE twins get Total Divas spin-off

WWE wrestling twins Nikki and Brie Bella are getting their own reality series on US cable channel E!. Total Bellas will be a 6x60mins spin-off of the Total Divas series, which follows the lives of wrestling entertainment company WWE’s female stars away from the ring. The new show will feature the Bella twins and their […]

Sprout goes Kapow with Zodiak Kids Studios

US kids cable channel Sprout has commissioned Kody Kapow, an animated superhero original from Zodiak Kids Studios. The show is billed to launch on the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment channel in 2017, and will follow an aspiring martials arts superhero who spends the summer with his extended family in a small Chinese village. Zodiak Kids, the […]

McCumber rises as NBCU rejigs entertainment

NBCUniversal is shaking up its entertainment networks division, with USA Networks president Chris McCumber heading up a new-look unit. McCumber will be president of NBCU Entertainment Networks, a group comprising USA, Syfy, Chiller and Cloo. Syfy president Dave Howe is being moved to a new post as president, strategy and commercial growth at NBCU Cable […]

Syfy visits grindhouse with Blood Drive

US cable channel Syfy has greenlit Blood Drive, a 13-part scripted series based on the classic grindhouse movie genre. Billed as “high-octane” and “over-the-top”, the show is set in a dystopian future in LA where the city’s last good cop is forced to join a gory cross-country death race in cars powered by blood. Executive […]

All3 producing pair of Bravo shows

All3Media America has bagged a pair of deals to develop unscripted shows for US cable channel Bravo. All3’s US parent firm will pact with subsidiary prodco Morocco Junction Entertainment on Tabatha’s Life Takeover (WT), and with another All3 firm, Lime Pictures, on Heir Heads (WT). Tabatha’s Life Takeover will follow fashionista Tabatha Coffey as she […]

Bravo taps NBC News exec for digital role

US cable channel Bravo has named an exec from NBCUniversal stablemate NBC News as its digital boss. Jonathan Hills is taking up the post of VP, digital media at the NBCU Cable Entertainment Group channel. He was previously VP, operations at NBC News Digital. In the new role, UK-born Hills will lead Bravo’s audience engagement […]

Bravo entertains Melbourne’s Housewives

US cable channel Bravo has acquired Australian reality series The Real Housewives of Melbourne. The show will air each Sunday 12pm ET/PT from August 3 following the deal with Bravo stablemate NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution, which sells NBCU-owned programming in the US and Canada. Bravo, part of the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment group, is […]