U.S. TV Crime Drama ‘Unforgettable’ Cracks Asia-Pacific Market

1:57 AM PST 03/08/2012 by Stuart Kemp
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Sony Pictures Television seals deals with broadcasters in Japan, India and New Zealand.

LONDON – Crime drama Unforgettable, starring Poppy Montgomery as an ex-cop with hyperthymesia, an extremely rare condition in which the brain recalls detailed events by date, has cracked its case for viewers across Asia-Pacific.

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has licensed the hit U.S. show to key broadcasters including WOWOW in Japan, STAR in India and TVNZ in New Zealand.

The deal memos were announced by Angel Orengo, senior vice president, distribution, Asia Pacific, SPT.

Unforgettable is scheduled to debut May 8 on STAR, this summer on WOWOW and later this year on TVNZ.

The series will also return in Australia on NINE later this month, Sony said.

The deals come on the back of homegrown success where in the U.S., the CBS commissioned series is currently number one in its time period among total viewers.

In the U.K., Unforgettable airs on satcaster BSkyB’s Sky Living and in Canada, the show ranks number one in the time slot across all key demographics on CTV.

It also airs on Fox Crime in Italy and debuted in February in Spain on AXN.

OCN in South Korea also has the show.

The show is executive produced by Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, John Bellucci and Ed Redlich.

It is produced by Timberman/Beverly Productions and CBS Television Studios in association with SPT, which oversees distribution of the series outside the U.S.

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