Broadcasting

Torchwood likely to be renewed

Russell T. Davies, out-going executive producer of Doctor Who, has stated in an interview that the spin-off series Torchwood is likely to be renewed for a fourth series. A five-part third season aired on BBC One in the summer, titled Children Of Earth, and was a ratings and critical success. However, despite the show’s success the corporation has yet to officially green-light a fourth year.   Russell T. Davies, out-going

Fox Axes Dollhouse

Reports from America suggest that Fox has cancelled Joss Whedon’s ratings challenged series Dollhouse. The broadcaster had taken the series off-air for November due to low ratings.   Reports from America seem to confirm Fox’s cancellation of Dollhouse, the Joss Whedon series. The series is currently off-air as Fox removed it from the November schedules due to the November sweeps – this was widely seen by many insiders as the

Campbell named C4 Drama Head

Broadcast is reporting that Camilla Campbell has been named as the new head of drama at Channel Four replacing Liza Marshall who confirmed her departure from the broadcaster last week.   Broadcast is reporting that Camilla Campbell has been named as the new head of drama at Channel Four replacing Liza Marshall who confirmed her departure from the broadcaster last week. Campbell is currently the commissioning editor for drama at

Eastwick Boss ‘Furious’ over axe

Maggie Friedman, executive producer of Eastwick, has spoken out about the supernatural drama’s cancellation by broadcaster ABC. Friedman said she was ‘furious’ the plug had been pulled on the series.  Earlier this week ABC announced it was not planning to order any further episodes of Eastwick, its new supernatural series based on the book and popular film of the same name. ABC had previously ordered 13 episodes of the series

Bragg returns to the BBC

Melvyn Bragg, longstanding face of the arts on ITV, is to return to the BBC. Bragg started his career at the corporation nearly 50 years ago. His return to the BBC follows ITV’s decision to effectively axe the long-running arts programme The South Bank Show. Melvyn Bragg is to return to the BBC where he started his career nearly 50 years ago. Bragg has been the face of arts coverage

BBC Two acquires Argumental

BBC Two has acquired the popular panel-show Argumental which airs on digital channel Dave. It’s the first time the broadcaster has picked up an entertainment format from the UKTV Network.   BBC Two has acquired the popular panel-show Argumental from digital channel Dave, part of the UKTV Network of channels. The series is made by Tiger Aspect productions for Dave and is the most successful original commission ever for the

BBC Delay Apprentice due to Election

The BBC has decided to delay its popular reality series The Apprentice until the summer of 2010 to avoid a clash with the general election which will likely take place next spring.   The 2010 series of the popular BBC One show The Apprentice will be delayed until the summer to avoid a clash with the general election which is widely expected to take place in the spring. The move