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Participant Media‘s network Pivot today announced the pickup of Sky Atlantic’s 12-episode drama series Fortitude starring Stanley Tucci and Michael Gambon. The series became available in the U.S. in December when Starz, which originally had committed to the project, pulled out. Pivot is designed as a younger skewing network than Starz, with its target demo being 18-34. As part of its upfront presentation, Pivot also announced an overhaul of its nightly topical series, TakePart Live. Beginning Monday, May 12, the hour-long late-night program will move to primetime (10 Pm) with a new producer, Michael Davies’ Embassy Row, which is behind Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live and AMC’s Talking Dead/Bad. Also undergoing makeover is the hosting team of Jacob Soboroff and Cara Santa Maria, with only Soboroff coming back, joined by Sen. John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain and comedian Eddie Huang. Pivot also unveiled a development »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
McCain will lead the program with fellow host Jacob Soboroff, who has hosted the series since its launch on Pivot last August. McCain, daughter of Senator John McCain, has been a part of the Pivot family since the net’s debut last summer with her docu-talk series “Raising McCain.”
“TakePart Live” airs weeknights at midnight on Pivot.
- AJ Marechal
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