C4 acquire Charmed, Happy Together, The Good Fight from CBS
Channel 4 and CBS Studios International have today announced an exclusive agreement for titles from CBS’ new autumn slate, along with extending the rights to further seasons of the CBS All Access drama The Good Fight, and a roster of contemporary and classic television series.
The brand new, much-anticipated reimagining of the fantasy drama Charmed, showcasing the power of sisterhood and promising to be as fierce and funny as the original, will air on E4.
Happy Together, starring Damon Wayans Jr and executive produced by Harry Styles, is a new comedy about a 30-something happily married couple who begin to reconnect with their younger, cooler selves when a young pop star moves in with them. Ben Winston and Harry Styles will executive produce the series which is very loosely inspired by the time when Harry lived in Ben’s attic during the height of One Direction’s success; (however that’s where the reality ends. The show is not based on real life experiences or characters). The series will also air on E4.
The deal also extends Channel 4’s rights to future seasons of The Good Fight on More4. The first series was the second best series on More4 in 2017, while the second series is currently the channel’s best series so far this year.
In addition, the new agreement will bring to the Channel 4 portfolio some of television’s most iconic series from CBS’ extensive library, including; Cheers, which will play on Channel 4; Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which will air on 4Music; 90210, which will be available exclusively on All 4; and Rules Of Engagement, coming to E4.
Notes to Editors:
Charmed is from CBS Television Studios in association with Propagate Content, with executive producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole & Amy Rardin, Ben Silverman, Brad Silberling, Howard Owens and Carter Covington. Charmed is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.
Happy Together is produced by Austen Earl, Tim McAuliffe, Ben Winston, Harry Styles, Michael Rotenberg and Jonathan Berry serve as executive producers. Happy Together is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.
The Good Fight is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions. Robert and Michelle King, Ridley Scott, Brooke Kennedy, David Zucker and Liz Glotzer serve as executive producers. The Good Fight is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.
About CBS Studios International
CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The division distributes programming from CBS Television Studios created for the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access and other platforms, as well as content from CBS Television Distribution, SHOWTIME Networks, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. The Studio participates in a number of international channel ventures, including owning and operating Ten Network Holdings Australia and also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production. CBS Studios International has 13 offices around the world, including its base in Los Angeles and EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
About Channel 4
Channel 4 is a publicly-owned yet commercially-funded public service broadcaster and has a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive. Its public ownership and not-for-profit status ensure all profit generated by its commercial activity is directly reinvested back into the delivery of its public service remit. As a publisher-broadcaster, Channel 4 is also required to commission UK content from the independent production sector and currently works with over 300 creative companies across the UK every year. In addition to the main Channel 4 service, its portfolio includes: E4, More4, Film4, 4Music, 4seven, Channel4.com and digital service All 4.