ABC in Oz overhauls content & news teams, with job losses expected

The ABC in Australia has unveiled more details about the overhaul of its news and content operations, with job cuts expected. The content division will be led by former Netflix and BBC exec Chris Oliver-Taylor, while the pubcaster will ditch its regional bureaus and move staff into a single, central news unit led by Justin […]

Fox hit ‘9-1-1’ moves to ABC, while spin-off ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ renewed

Fox procedural drama 9-1-1 is moving to Disney network sibling ABC for its seventh season. The upcoming season six finale of the 20th Television-produced series on 15 May will be the last episode to air on Fox – where it holds the crown as the network’s highest rated scripted series. The show from Ryan Murphy, […]

Disney cuts ABC & Freeform execs as largest wave of lay-offs hits Mouse House

ABC and Freeform execs are among the casualties of Disney’s second round of lay-offs taking place this week, as the media giant seeks to cut 7,000 jobs. Julia Jarmon, Freeform’s SVP of development, is exiting, with the network’s development and current now being consolidated under Jamila Hunter, EVP of original programming & development. Also departing […]

Disney+’s ‘Andor’ gets limited showing on network TV & Hulu

Disney is bringing the first two episodes of the Disney+ Star Wars series Andor to its ABC, FX, and Freeform TV networks, as well as its other streaming service, Hulu. The Mouse House said that it would be a “special opportunity” for non-subscribers to see the beginning instalments of the series “to help kick off […]

TBI Weekly: Why the rise of TV’s working-class heroes matters

Screenwriter Brendan Foley tracks an emerging trend in drama and comedy portraying the battles of ordinary working people in the post-pandemic economy They say the world’s oldest profession is selling sex. But there is another less reputable one that would give it a run for its money – storytelling. Dating back some 200,000 years, some […]

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