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Paramount to end ‘Yellowstone’ after S5 as latest spin-off confirmed

Paramount is bringing the curtain down on ratings smash Yellowstone at the end of its upcoming fifth season, while also confirming that another spin-off based on the hit series is in the works. The Paramount Network drama, written by Taylor Sheridan, will wrap after the second half of its fifth season debuts in November. The […]

Exclusive: Taking the long view on factual shortform

Shortform factual content is growing fast, but how does it fit into the kaleidoscope of other programming out there? Andy Fry finds out. There’s no lack of shortform factual storytelling in the world. With the emergence of social platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat and TikTok, the last two decades have seen an endless outpouring of […]

MTV Entertainment Studios & Lashan Browning partner for JV Antoinette Media

MTV Entertainment Studios has partnered with Love & Hip Hop franchise producer Lashan Browning to launch Antoinette Media, a joint venture production company. The US-based firm will focus on unscripted series and documentaries, as well as scripted features. It is majority owned by Browning with “substantial equity investment” from MTV owner Paramount Global. Financial terms […]

WBD sues Paramount Global over ‘South Park’ streaming rights dispute

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) is suing Paramount Global for streaming new episodes of the adult animation South Park after signing a deal handing exclusive rights to HBO Max. WBD has filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court stating that it paid more than $500m in 2019 for the rights to air existing and […]

Paramount cuts 120 staff in Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios merger

Paramount Global has merged the leadership of Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios, with the shake-up leading to around 120 staff being laid off yesterday, with Showtime co-president of entertainment Jana Winograde among those departing. Winograde, who worked on shows including Dexter: New Blood and Your Honor, is leaving after six years with the company, while […]

Showtime to expand ‘Billions’ & ‘Dexter’ franchises, remakes France’s ‘The Bureau’ with George Clooney

Showtime in the US has quickly followed up on its recently announced plans to expand some of its biggest dramas into franchises, revealing that numerous spin-offs from Dexter and Billions are in the works. Four Billions spin-offs are currently in development at Showtime, including Millions, Trillions, Billions: Miami and Billions: London. Meanwhile, Dexter: Origins has […]

Netflix cancels comedy duo, including Neil Patrick Harris’s ‘Uncoupled’

Netflix has axed two of its comedies, with Neil Patrick Harris series Uncoupled among those getting the chop. The show was created by Emily In Paris creator Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman, with MTV Entertainment Studios producing. It starred former How I Met Your Mother star Harris as a real estate broker who restarted his […]

Paramount moves ‘Yellowstone’ spin-off ‘6666’ from Paramount+ to linear network

Paramount is moving its upcoming Yellowstone spin-off 6666 to its linear network after the Western drama was previously announced as a Paramount+ original. The series, which makes up part of Taylor Sheridan’s expanding Yellowstone franchise, is set at a time when Comanches still ruled West Texas, following events around the 6666 ranch, which is steeped […]

MTV & Bassett Vance Productions prep Tulsa Race Massacre drama

MTV Entertainment Studios and Bassett Vance Productions have teamed to produce a limited scripted series about the Tulsa Race Massacre penned by playwright Nathan Alan Davis. Marking one hundred years since the tragedy, the as-yet-untitled project will be executive produced by Courtney B Vance and Angela Bassett as the first project from their prodco as […]