'Blindspot,' 'Scream Queens' Picked Up by U.K. Networks

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The NBC mystery series goes to Sky Living, while Channel 4's E4 has acquired the Ryan Murphy show.

Pan-European pay TV giant Sky's Sky Living has picked up NBC mystery action series Blindspot, produced by Warner Bros., for the U.K.

The show, which launched in the U.S. on Monday, centers on a young woman who loses her memory and is found naked in a bag in Times Square, covered in tattoos that point to a series of unsolved crimes.

The deal for the show is part of the network's new focus. Sky Living earlier this year decided to concentrate more heavily on U.S. show acquisitions.

NBC had strong ratings for the Monday night debut of the show. It drew 10.6 million viewers, topping all new shows for the night.

Meanwhile, U.K. broadcaster Channel 4's E4 network has acquired Ryan Murphy's black comedy/slasher series Scream Queens, which in the U.S. started airing on Fox on Tuesday. It said it will show it this fall.

The show is about Kappa House, a sorority that has recovered from the catastrophic events of 1995 after a party ended in tragedy and is now the most sought-after sorority for pledges, ruled with an iron fist by Chanel Oberlin (Emma Roberts). All hell breaks loose when anti-Kappa dean Cathy Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) decrees that the sorority's pledging must be open to all students and not only the elite, just as a devil-costumed killer begins wreaking havoc across the campus.

The show is from Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

 

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