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Doc Martin is getting a Us remake from Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman

1 June 2015 2:19 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Doc Martin is getting a Us makeover with a remake from Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman.

The UK medical comedy starring Martin Clunes is being revamped for the Us market by Kauffman and Ben Silverman of Electus Productions.

The original series premiered in the UK in 2004, and stars Clunes as a cranky London doctor who leaves his posh clinic to become the general practitioner in the small vacation town he visited as a child.

Silverman announced the Us remake today (June 1): "We are thrilled to be adapting this hilarious [and] smart show for America.

"Doc Martin has changed viewers worldwide with its excellent concept and unique style of comedy, and we're proud to be working with Mara Kauffman on this exciting show."

"We are delighted to be working with Ben and his team on Doc Martin. It's rare to connect with other producers who share the same sensibility and vision," Kauffman added. »

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Hit British Series ‘Doc Martin’ Getting U.S. Adaptation By Marta Kauffman & Electus

1 June 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ElectusBen Silverman has teamed with Grace And Frankie creator Marta Kauffman to adapt the popular ITV medical dramedy series Doc Martin for the U.S. market. Produced in the U.K. by Buffalo Pictures in association with HomeRun Productions, Doc Martin centers on successful surgeon Dr. Martin Ellingham, who abruptly leaves his London practice to become general practitioner in the sleepy fishing village of Portwenn, where he spent the holidays during his youth with his… »

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TV News: Heroes, Con, Doc, Rush, Dickensian

1 June 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Heroes Reborn

Sendhil Ramamurthy is set to reprise his role of geneticist Dr Mohinder Suresh in the upcoming NBC event series "Heroes Reborn". The character is the fifth from the original show due to appear in the upcoming series along with Jack Coleman's Noah Bennet, Masi Oka's Hiro Nakamura, Greg Grunberg's Matt Parkman and Jimmy Jean-Louis' The Haitian. [Source: Deadline]

Comic-Con TV Panels

Fox has unveiled its Comic-Con TV panel line-up for the year with comedy horror anthology series "Scream Queens" set to premiere along with a joint Scream Queens/American Horror Story: Hotel panel session with Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer all on hand.

Also slated to premiere is the "Minority Report" pilot followed by a Q&A, along with panels for "The Last Man On Earth," "Family Guy," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, »

- Garth Franklin

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The CW Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule with Trailers

14 May 2015 12:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Wrapping up its most watched season in seven years, The CW Network presented its 2015-16 broadcast schedule today to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City. The indie-pop band Of Monsters and Men kicked off the presentation with a live performance of their latest single "Crystals," and their international hit song "Little Talks." Here's what CW's Mark Pedowitz had to say in a statement.

"This has been a terrific season for The CW, and is a result of a strategy we set in motion a few years ago to broaden out and grow our audience. We had our most watched season, and our highest-rated season among men, in seven years. We launched The CW's most watched series ever with The Flash, and with The Flash and Jane the Virgin, we received more critical acclaim than ever before. The CW is heading into »

- MovieWeb

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Cannes: Robert De Niro Boxing Movie ‘Hands of Stone’ Bought by Weinstein Co.

14 May 2015 7:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Company has picked up U.S. distribution rights to “Hands of Stone,” the drama starring Edgar Ramirez as iconic boxer Robert Duran and Robert De Niro as his trainer, Ray Arcel.

Both Relativity and TWC were bidding for the film. TWC has committed to 2,000 U.S. screens. The studio had already bought foreign rights to the pic a few months back.

Directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz and written by Jonathan Jakubowicz, the movie is based on the true story of legendary boxer Duran, who rose from the slums of Panama to become one of the great fighter of his time. His rivalry with Sugar Ray Leonard (portrayed by Usher in the film) is considered one of the fiercest in boxing history. He was nicknamed “hands of stone” because his hard hits led to 103 wins in 119 fights.

Ellen Barkin, Ruben Blades and Ana de Armas also star.

Hands of Stone” is produced by Jay Weisleder, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Kate Winslet, Drew Brees Join Season 2 of NBC’s ‘Bear Grylls’

8 May 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Oscar winner Kate Winslet and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees are just two names set to show off their survival skills this summer, as they have signed on to participate in season two of NBC’s “Running Wild With Bear Grylls.”

They — as well as Kate Hudson, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed Helms, Michelle Rodriguez, James Marsden and Michael B. Jordan — will join the famed survivalist as he tramps through the jungles of Panama, scales the Italian Alps and the Colorado Rocky Mountains and conquers more of the world’s most unforgiving wildernesses.

“It has been such a privilege to adventure alongside these iconic men and women — and this season has made for some unforgettable journeys,” said Grylls. “The excitement of being dropped into uncharted territory and tackling the wilderness head on, in the way we do, can be both daunting and very draining, but it is also very empowering »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Brett Ratner, Ben Silverman Get Emotional, Invoke Isis at Anti-Defamation League Honors (Photos)

21 April 2015 12:22 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Brett Ratner and Ben Silverman combined their powerful movie and TV forces to headline the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Entertainment Industry Dinner, reminding the the room full of Hollywood insiders that they are not uniquely in command of mass media. “We are in a war,” Silverman said in referencing to Isis’ use of mass media for terror. “This war (is) being fought on social media and through video, it’s co-opting our language.” In the room to hear the message, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara, UTA’s Jim Berkus, producer Avi Lerner, and several  non- »

- Mikey Glazer

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Mip TV: Drama Dynamizes 2015 Market

12 April 2015 2:09 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cannes – Two big “Ds” – Dramas, Digital – look set to galvanize much Croisette business, as well as multiple conference panels, at next week’s Cannes Mip TV, which catches part of the international TV business in the full flush of evolution, convulsed by ramping consolidation – Mip TV will be the first market for new joint venture Endemol Shine Group, for instance – and the ever-clearer emergence of international drama as a serious alternative to Us fare.

As the number of high-end drama escalates, competition for top-notch show-runners – mostly based out of the U.S. will become all the more bitter.

Last Wednesday, Amazon Studios aconfirmed Diego Luna to play the lead in its untitled Casanova period drama, exec produced by Electus Ent.’s Ben Silverman and Stu Zicherman. Expect further high-end drama announcements – of epics and event dramas – or first-look talent deals at 2015’s Mip TV.

Traditionally, May’ L.A. Screenings, and October’s Mipcom TV mart, »

- John Hopewell

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Diego Luna Joins Amazon’s ‘Casanova’ Pilot, Jean-Pierre Jeunet to Direct

8 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amazon’s “Casanova” project has found its leading man in Diego Luna, and Academy Award nominee Jean-Pierre Jeunet will direct the pilot, the streaming company announced on Wednesday. The as-yet untitled Giacamo Casanova project is executive produced by “The Tudors'” Ben Silverman and “The Americans'” Stu Zicherman, who also wrote the pilot. Jeunet was nominated for an Original Screenplay Oscar in 2001 for “Amelie,” and Luna, who co-starred in “Milk” and “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” most recently produced the 2014 biopic “Cesar Chavez.” Also Read: Amazon Renews First Original Hour-Long Drama Series ‘Bosch’ for Season 2 Also joining the cast are »

- L.A. Ross

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Latin America Broadcasters Play Up Drama With High-End Event Series

3 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s not only Hollywood that’s plunging into scaled-up serialized TV dramas — some of Latin America’s biggest broadcasters are pumping up TV fiction budgets and technology, exploring shorter-format production, attaching name directors and creating event series.

Latin America’s premium fiction push allows broadcasters — such as behemoths Argentina’s Telefe, Colombia’s Caracol TV, Brazil’s Globo and TV Record — to protect domestic market shares while priming international sales, often at Mip TV and the L.A. Screenings. with some of the most singular Latin American TV dramas hitting the international market in 2015.

» In Argentina, director Juan Jose Campanella, who won an Oscar with “The Secret in Their Eyes,” is in production for Telefe on “Entre canibales,” a noirish 120-segment rape revenge thriller involving a presidential candidate which has a cinema sensibility -it’s harder-boiled than most series – is shot in 4K and neutral Spanish, has seen extended development, »

- John Hopewell

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Producer Howard T. Owens Launches Banner with A+E Networks’ Investment

30 March 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Former National Geographic TV president Howard T. Owens has launched a content production venture with financial backing from A+E Networks.

Owens (pictured left) has tapped former A&E Network g.m. David McKillop (right) as a partner and chief creative officer of Los Angeles-based Propagate Content. A+E is an investor in Propagate, but it will operate autonomously from the Disney and Hearst-owned cable group with a goal of fielding projects for a wide range of TV and digital outlets.

Owens and McKillop have quietly been reaching out to buyers and talent reps in the past two weeks as they finalized the deal that has been in the works for some time. The company will focus on unscripted programming at the outset, but it has ambition to expand into scripted series and international distribution.

Propagate has recruited three seasoned reality showrunners — Jarrett Lambo, Brad Tiemann and Charlie Marquardt — as »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Howard T. Owens Launches A+E-Backed Company; David McKillop Becomes Partner

30 March 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Howard T. Owens has found his next act. The former National Geographic Channels president has launched Propagate, a content company with the financial backing of A+E Networks. Owens suggests his decision to return to the production end of the business came after several conversations with confidants including A+E chief executive Nancy Dubuc, and a realization that he was happiest in his career when he launched production company Reveille with fellow William Morris vet Ben Silverman in 2002. In the new endeavor, Owens will be paired with former A&E general manager David McKillop, who will join him in segueing back to the seller side as a partner

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- Lacey Rose

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How a Comedy Like 'Jane the Virgin' Inspires Social Discussion

16 March 2015 3:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Gina Rodriguez and the ensemble cast of The CW’s telenovela-inspired romantic comedy “Jane the Virgin” made their first appearance at PaleyFest La Saturday afternoon, and boy did they leave a mark. Read More: Why Jane the Virgin is TV's Newest Superhero Buzzfeed’s Jarret Wieselman moderated the panel featuring cast members Gina Rodriguez (Jane), Justin Baldoni (Rafael), Jaime Camil (Rogelio), Andrea Navedo (Xiomara), Ivonne Coll (Alba), Brett Dier (Micahel), and Yael Grobgla (Petra) as well as executive producer Ben Silverman and Ep/showrunner Jennie Urman. The panel began with what seemed like an endless stream of smiles and laughs, as the tight-knit ensemble teased and praised each other, while everyone on the stage showered praise upon leading lady Rodriguez, whom Urman called the show’s glue. “I found an opportunity to really speak about a subject matter and talk about a culture that doesn’t really get recognized and definitely not as the hero, »

- Helen Z. Carefoot

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How a Comedy Like 'Jane the Virgin' Inspires Social Discussion

16 March 2015 3:36 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gina Rodriguez and the ensemble cast of The CW’s telenovela-inspired romantic comedy “Jane the Virgin” made their first appearance at PaleyFest La Saturday afternoon, and boy did they leave a mark. Read More: Why Jane the Virgin is TV's Newest Superhero Buzzfeed’s Jarret Wieselman moderated the panel featuring cast members Gina Rodriguez (Jane), Justin Baldoni (Rafael), Jaime Camil (Rogelio), Andrea Navedo (Xiomara), Ivonne Coll (Alba), Brett Dier (Micahel), and Yael Grobgla (Petra) as well as executive producer Ben Silverman and Ep/showrunner Jennie Urman. The panel began with what seemed like an endless stream of smiles and laughs, as the tight-knit ensemble teased and praised each other, while everyone on the stage showered praise upon leading lady Rodriguez, whom Urman called the show’s glue. “I found an opportunity to really speak about a subject matter and talk about a culture that doesn’t really get recognized and definitely not as the hero, »

- Helen Z. Carefoot

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4 Things We Just Learned About Jane the Virgin

15 March 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The cast and creator of Jane the Virgin gave fans a sneak peek at next week's episode this weekend at PaleyFest in La before settling in for a heartfelt Q&A about the show's origins - and its future. Star Gina Rodriguez teared up more than once during the conversation: once when recalling her Golden Globe win and again when a fan in the audience told her she cried "tears of joy" when she watched the show, because it finally portrayed a young woman who looked like her. Gina said she shared that sentiment when the chance to portray Jane came her way. "You seldom get the opportunity to even audition for a woman who is so strong and empowering and . . . a virgin," she said, eliciting some laughs from the crowd. "I found an opportunity to really speak about a subject matter and talk about a culture that doesn't really »

- Lindsay-Miller

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MipTV Unveils Its Four ‘Medaille’ Honorees

13 March 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris– This year’s MipTV will pay tribute to Ben Silverman, Electus chairman and CEO, Cécile Frot-Coutaz , FremantleMedia CEO, Ricardo Scalamandré, head of Globo’s international business and Irfan Sahin, Doğan TV CEO, who will all receive a Medaille d’Honneur (Medal of Honor).

MipTV’s Médaille d’Honneur is awarded to international execs who have made a significant contribution to the world of television and to the development of the global TV community.

“It is a great honor to recognize these four exceptional industry figures, who have each, in their own way, made major contributions to the international entertainment content sector, and whose vision and leadership have set the standards in their respective fields,” said Laurine Garaude, Reed Midem’s TV division director.

Silverman exec produced recent major hits including “Jane the Virgin” at the CW, NBC’s “Fashion Star,”Netflix’s “Marco Polo” and NBC’s Running Wild. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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'Parks and Recreation' star Amy Poehler: 'It's kind of ruined me for anything else'

23 February 2015 8:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Amy Poehler says that "Parks and Recreation" "kind of ruined me for anything else," it's not hard to understand why. For seven seasons, she was the star, producer and emotional tone-setter (on screen and off) for one of TV's best comedies, in a job that allowed her to do ridiculous things but also play big dramatic moments, that let her work with a wonderful ensemble, that gave her opportunities to write, and direct and constantly exercise her muscles as a master improv comic. One day, Poehler may be able to find another character as rich and tailored to her skill-set as Leslie Knope, but to do that in a project with all the other benefits of this one seems like it would require an astonishing amount of luck. The series finale airs Tuesday night at 10 on NBC. Early last week, Poehler and I spoke about the show's bumpy origin story, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Ben Silverman’s Electus Bringing ‘Canada’s Smartest Person’ to Us

19 February 2015 8:41 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ben Silverman’s Electus has partnered with Barracuda Television Productions and Media Headquarters to produce a United States version of “Canada’s Smartest Person.” The series, originally developed in Canada for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is a primetime competitive reality series in which contestants prove their smarts in unique challenges that go beyond trivia or Iq tests. It premiered on CBC in September last year, and became Canada’s number one new series of the fall television season. See photos: 7 Juicy ‘Bachelor’ Scandals: From a Venezuelan’s Gay Slur to a Producer’s Affair Electus has licensed “Canada’s Smatest »

- Greg Gilman

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PaleyFest 2015: Talent Lists for Glee, Scandal, Good Wife and More Panels

10 February 2015 6:46 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Several of Glee‘s original cast members will bid adieu to the series at PaleyFest in March.

The Paley Center for Media has unveiled the talent list for its annual celebration of TV, and it features big names such as the Fox musical comedy’s Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, Homeland‘s Claire Danes, The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies and the breakout stars of freshman newbies The Flash, Outlander and Jane the Virgin.

RelatedGlee‘s Naya Rivera Joins Devious Maids

The current list of panelists for each night of the event (taking place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood) follows:

Friday, »

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PaleyFest 2015: Jimmy Kimmel to Moderate ‘Scandal,’ Judd Apatow in for ‘Girls’

10 February 2015 6:35 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jimmy Kimmel, Judd Apatow, Julianna Margulies, Lea Michele, Sofia Vergara, Sam Heughan, Sarah Paulson, Gina Rodriguez, Tyler Posey, Grant Gustin and more talent is confirmed for PaleyFest 2015 in L.A., the Paley Center for Media revealed Tuesday, announcing the 32nd annual’s moderators and panelists.

Apatow will moderate HBO’s “Girls,” which he exec produces with Lena Dunham, who will sit on the panel with her costars including Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Alex Karpovsky and Andrew Rannells.

Kimmel will serve as moderator on the “Scandal” panel, which will be rounded out by confirmed cast members Kerry Washington (pictured with Kimmel), Tony Goldwyn, Scott FoleyGuillermo Diaz, Katie Loews, Joshua Malina, Jeff Perry, Bellamy YoungDarby Stanchfield and Joe Morton.

PaleyFest kicks off March 6 with the “Homeland” panel, which will welcome Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Tracy Letts and more guests yet to be announced.

Jane The Virgin,” “Glee,” “Modern Family,” “Outlander, »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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