Ion Television has acquired U.S. rights to the Canadian series "Durham County," a police procedural that will air on the network this year. "Durham" stars Hugh Dillon (CBS' "Flashpoint") and Helene Joy and is about a city detective who moves to the suburbs after losing his partner and discovering his wife has breast cancer. He is quickly immersed in a serial killer case that might involve his next-door neighbor and longtime friend. Ion will have TV rights in the U.S. as well as digital media, Web streaming and VOD.
Comcast has restructured multiplatform network FearNet, moving it from corporate headquarters in Philadelphia to Los Angeles as part of the Comcast Entertainment Group. The horror-themed brand will move from Comcast Programming Group to Comcast Entertainment Group, the division headed by president/ CEO Ted Harbert that includes E!, Style Network and G4.
In the 'ZONE'
Barricade Books is marking the 50th anniversary of one of TV's landmark programs with a new book, "Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone." The tome will include previously unpublished photos and interviews with actors who appeared on the show and personal remembrances by Rod Serling, creator and host of the series.