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Red Band Society Finale Post Mortem: Ep Talks Emma-Kara Friendship, Leo's Silence, That Rolling Stones Moment

7 February 2015 7:14 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Red Band Society executive producer Rina Mimoun has a vision. A decade or two from now, she hopes that the audience who tuned into her short-lived Fox series about the residents and workers of a hospital pediatric ward will remember it with the same fondness she holds for a one-season wonder from her own youth: Claire Danes’ seminal 1994 drama My So-Called Life.

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“To me, that is one of the greatest television shows. My So-Called Life is something that I always refer to, it’s something I always think about, »

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Us remake of Oz drama in turnaround

1 February 2015 4:27 PM, PST | | See recent news »

After ordering the script for the pilot for a Us version of Jack Irish, the Fox network has opted not to proceed with the project.

Chernin Entertainment, which has a first-look deal with Fox, had pitched the idea of a one-hour series adapted from Essential Media and Entertainment.s trio of telepics starring Guy Pearce as a former criminal lawyer turned private investigator and debt collector.

The script was written by Anna Fricke (Being Human), who would have served as the showrunner, and Seamus Kevin Fahey (Spartacus: Blood and Sand).

.Fox network passed and our Us agents are currently talking to Fox about getting the rights back,. Essential partner/head of drama Ian Collie tells If.

.Our preference now is to focus on the Australian series, due to go to air on ABC in 2016, which will set up a better series template for any further reversions of this program..

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New home renovation show from Essential 11

7 January 2015 7:21 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Essential 11 Television is producing a pilot for a home renovation series in Los Angeles for the Us network Hgtv while three other shows are premiering in the Us this month.

Three Dads and A House features La.s Re-Inhabit, a boutique firm which specialises in restoring dilapidated structures while retaining their original character.

Based in La and Toronto, Essential 11 is a factual entertainment co-venture between Essential Media and Entertainment, Canada.s 11 Television and Primitive Entertainment.

Launching this week on the Diy Network are BackFlip, a 4-part series in which restoration expert Brett Waterman transforms a poorly renovated Palm Springs villa into a historically-accurate dream home; and Texas Flip .n Move, a nine-part series about three family businesses in Fort Worth which compete against each other to locate, move, renovate and sell homes for the highest price.

Fool.s Gold, an eight-part docu-comedy that debuted on Discovery Canada, will have its »

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