or


[07/06/06 - 12:00 AM]
ITV Announces Key U.S. Series Acquisition

[via press release from ABC]

ITV ANNOUNCES KEY U.S. SERIES ACQUISITION

ITV has announced an exclusive UK deal with Buena Vista International Television (BVITV) for the licensing of �Six Degrees,� a new drama from J.J. Abrams, creator of �Lost,� to air on its flagship channels ITV1 and 2, making it the first U.S. series to be aired in primetime on ITV1 in nine years.

�Six Degrees� follows New Yorkers from all walks of life, whose lives unexpectedly become intertwined. The show will air in the U.S. on the ABC Television Network this fall in primetime, immediately following the highly successful network drama, �Grey�s Anatomy.�

The plot explores the fact that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person through a chain of six people, which means that no one is a stranger... for long. In this hour-long drama, six New Yorkers go about their lives without realizing the impact they�re having on one another. A mysterious web of coincidences will gradually draw these strangers closer, changing the course of their lives forever. Is it fate? Is there a greater force at work? What is guiding us along and connecting our lives?

This intriguing tale of intertwined destinies reminds us that romance, success, peace or forgiveness might be right around the corner, but they can also be lost in an instant. It�s a story that underlines just how small the world really is, and how someone just five meters away might be shaping our future right now.

�Six Degrees� stars Jay Hernandez (�Friday Night Lights�), Erika Christensen (�Flightplan�), Bridget Moynahan (�Sex and the City�), Dorian Missick (�Lucky Number Slevin�), Hope Davis (�About Schmidt�) and Campbell Scott (�The Secret Lives of Dentists�). Its executive producers are J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (�Lost,� �Alias�), Stuart Zicherman and Raven Metzner (�Elektra�), and it is produced by Touchstone Television.

Jay Kandola, director of Acquisitions for ITV, said: �My aim was to get brand-defining shows for the ITV Network. I am delighted that �Six Degrees� will be a contemporary exciting new addition to the ITV1 and ITV2 offering.�

Tom Toumazis, executive vice president and managing director, BVITV EMEA, said: �As U.S. series continue to return to primetime around the world, we are delighted to be working with ITV to launch �Six Degrees� in primetime on ITV1. We are sure that the series� production pedigree and strong cast will appeal strongly to a UK audience.�

The agreement was closed by Jay Kandola (director of Acquisitions, ITV) and BVITV�s Catherine Powell, executive director, Sales, UK & Ireland.





  [july 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ALIAS (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SIX DEGREES (ABC)











[09/21/14 - 08:40 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with College Football Coverage
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/21/14 - 08:30 AM]
Encore of "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" Equals NBC's Highest Saturday Average in Adults 18-49, Excluding Sports, Since June 28
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, September 20.

[09/20/14 - 12:51 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with NBC
A special Friday edition of "Big Brother" leads the night among adults 18-49.

[09/20/14 - 12:37 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Equals Its Highest Friday 18-49 Rating in 16 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, September 19.

[09/20/14 - 08:40 AM]
L3 Ratings: ABC's "Dancing" Premiere Marks Biggest-Ever Playback Lift - Monday's Top Show
ABC further spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/19/14 - 02:43 PM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Wins in Primetime with Viewers and Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 02:22 PM]
Statement from E! Regarding "Fashion Police"
"We decided, with Melissa Rivers' blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue," the network said. "Fashion Police will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12."

[09/19/14 - 11:03 AM]
Get Ready for an "Awkward" Binge Sesh When MTV Airs the Hit Series in Its Entirety Beginning on Monday, September 22 at 8:30 AM ET/PT
Said marathon concludes with the premiere of the second-half of season 4 on Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/19/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Justified" Arrests Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt
The series returns for its sixth and final season in January 2015.

[09/19/14 - 10:06 AM]
"CMT Instant Jam: Kenny Chesney" Premieres Saturday, September 27 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
Viewers can get a sneak peek of Chesney's "American Kids" performance exclusively on the CMT Artists App beginning tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. ET.

[09/19/14 - 09:15 AM]
Cartoon Network's Hit Series "Regular Show" Is Back for a Not-So-Regular Sixth Season Premiering Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
The Emmy-winning series was created by JG Quintel and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

[09/19/14 - 08:40 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Ranks as the #1 Non-Sports Telecast on the Big 4 Last Night in Every Key Measure
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 18.

[09/19/14 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dominates with "Thursday Night Football"
The Eye easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/19/14 - 08:01 AM]
"The Graham Norton Show" Returns to BBC America Saturday, October 4, 11:00 PM ET
In the premiere episode, Denzel Washington, Peter Capaldi and Gemma Arterton will join each other on Graham's infamous orange sofa.

[09/19/14 - 07:42 AM]
CNBC's "The Filthy Rich Guide" Series Premiere on Wednesday, October 8 at 10PM ET/PT
The five-episode series is "a fun, fast-paced guide that catalogues the ways in which the .01 percent spend their money."