LA Screenings: Shaw Media Nabs 'People Are Talking,' 'Heroes: Reborn'
U.S. dramas and comedies picked up in Hollywood for Global Television include NBC's 'Chicago Med,' 'Heartbreaker' and 'Shades of Blue.'
Canadian broadcaster Shaw Media has revealed its package buying at the recent Los Angeles Screenings, including four NBC series picked up from Universal Television.
Shaw, which will unveil its fall 2015 campaign on Wednesday in Toronto, bought NBC's People Are Talking, a comedy starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Chicago Med, Heartbreaker and Shades of Blue during the Canadians' annual shopping expedition in Hollywood.
Toronto-based Shaw also picked up from Warner Bros. Television CBS' Supergirl and The CW's Containment. The Canadian network's shopping basket was also filled with CBS' single-camera comedy Angel From Hell and Limitless from CBS Television Studios, and Fox's Minority Report, a co-production between Twentieth Century Television and Paramount TV.
Global Television will also air NBC's Heroes: Reborn sequel, produced by Imperative Entertainment and Universal Television, after earlier finding ratings success with the original Heroes drama. And The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will join the Global Television schedule starting in the fall.
The new American shows join a returning U.S. series lineup on Global Television that include The Blacklist, NCIS: New Orleans, Madam Secretary, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0 and The Good Wife.