Nine picks up V remake
The early word on US acquisitions confirms Nine will turn to science fiction once again. Here's where some titles landed.
Channel Nine has picked up the V remake as part of its output deal. As many readers will remember, Nine and sci-fi have not been good primetime bedmates lately, with the Fringe experience still raw in the minds of many fans of the genre.
Nine also picks up Eastwick, the spin-off from The Witches Of Eastwick, Past Life (with former Home and Away actor Nic Bishop) and the Jerry Bruckheimer dramas The Forgotten, Miami Trauma, Hank (Kelsey Grammer’s new comedy), and Middle, starring Patricia Heaton.
TEN programmer David Mott described his haul as “the best season I’ve seen in about seven years,” picking up the drama series The Good Wife, led by former ER medico Julianna Margulies, the comedy Modern Family with Ed O’Neill (Married With Children) and the spin-off NCIS: Los Angeles, with Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J.
Nine programmer Michael Healy returns with a couple of remakes, among others, each generating solid buzz.
Seven nabs epic adventure Flash Forward, starring Brits Joseph Fiennes and Jack Davenport, and the Courtney Cox comedy Cougar Town (created by Bill Lawrence). Seven also has the drama Day One, starring Sea Patrol’s David Lyons.
Source: Sunday Telegraph