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Starz TV Show Ratings (updated 2/25/20)

Starz TV Show Ratings (updated 2/25/20)
While Starz execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.

Scripted Starz shows listed: American Gods, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Black Sails, Blunt Talk, Counterpart, Da Vinci's Demons, Dublin Murders, The Girlfriend Experience, The Missing, Now Apocalypse, Outlander, Power, The Rook, The Spanish Princess, Survivor's Remorse, Sweetbitter, Vida, and The White Princess.

Last update: Most recent ratings added for Outlander.

There's lots of data that execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series. The ratings for initial airings don't play as large a role as they do on commercial stations but they are still an indication of how popular a show is. Here's an updated listing of the recent/current
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Starz, Lionsgate Agree Film Streaming Output Deal for U.K.

  • Variety
Starz’s international streaming platform Starzplay has struck an output deal with parent company Lionsgate for split first pay streaming rights in the U.K. to Lionsgate’s recently released and upcoming feature films.

Under the deal, Starzplay’s U.K. subscribers will be able to access Lionsgate first-run movies including “Knives Out,” “Bombshell,” “Angel Has Fallen” and “Rambo: Last Blood” along with Lionsgate U.K.’s “The Personal History of David Copperfield” and “Military Wives.”

Lionsgate’s first-run films will launch on Starzplay six months after debuting on Amazon Prime Video in the territory.

The deal was negotiated by Lionsgate president of international television and digital distribution Agapy Kapouranis, senior VP and head of Europe, Middle East and Africa television sales Nicky Wood, and VP of U.K., Turkey and Greece television sales Nazneen Sethi.

The Lionsgate titles join TV series already available on Starzplay, including “The Act,” “Pennyworth,
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Lionsgate, Starz In Output Deal For Split Theatrical Streaming Window In U.K.

  • Deadline
Lionsgate announced Thursday it’s entered a theatrical output deal with Starzplay, its Starz platform’s premium international streaming service, to split first pay streaming rights in the UK to Lionsgate’s recently released and upcoming feature films.

Under the multi-year agreement, Starzplay subscribers in the UK will be able to access Lionsgate first-run movies including the blockbuster original film Knives Out, which has grossed nearly $300 million worldwide, Bombshell, which has earned three Academy Award noms, and titles including Angel Has Fallen and Rambo: Last Blood along with Lionsgate UK’s The Personal History of David Copperfield and Military Wives.

Lionsgate’s feature film slate grossed nearly $1.3 billion at the global box office in 2019.

“One of our top priorities is to supply Starzplay with a deep roster of exciting Lionsgate content that complements their original programming and 3rd party acquisitions as they continue to launch their service around the world,
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Starz To Ramp Up Global Co-Pros; Eyes Projects From Spain & India

  • Deadline
Starz is to step up its international co-production strategy – eyeing originals out of Spain and India.

Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO, Starz, said it was continuing to deepen its global presence following the launch of Starzplay platform, which is now in 49 territories around the world.

The Lionsgate-backed company launched its international direct-to-consumer Starzplay app in four markets last year including UK, Spain, Germany and Brazil.

Hirsch told Deadline that there are between three to five projects out of Spain that it has its eye on and these will also likely air in the U.S.

“We will explore opportunities for local co-productions in some of the four key markets to further customize our offering,” he added. “We’re looking at local co-productions all over the world. We’ve got some boots on the ground in Madrid, in Spain, right now looking at some stuff there. We have an office
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Rating 2019’s TV Queens: From Daenerys Targaryen to Yvie Oddly

  • Variety
Rating 2019’s TV Queens: From Daenerys Targaryen to Yvie Oddly
2019 was a pretty rough year for television queens across the board.

Queen Daenerys became one of the most hated characters in TV history, Queen Elizabeth showed up far too late at the Aberfan disaster and Queen Calanthe threw herself off a tower with her kingdom lying in ruins. But, on the face side of the coin, there were also several queens who found more success in the reigning department.

Without further ado, here is a look back on the year’s TV queens, rated on their, well, queenliness.

Queen Elizabeth II from “The Crown” – 3/5 Crowns

Season 3 of “The Crown” saw Olivia Colman pick up the royal mantle during a time of great turmoil for the British people. To be fair, the crippling economic crisis of the 1960s wasn’t entirely her fault, but she let her people down in a crucial moment after the disaster of Aberfan, failed as a
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‘Sweetbitter’ Canceled After Two Seasons at Starz

  • Variety
‘Sweetbitter’ Canceled After Two Seasons at Starz
Sweetbitter” has come to a bittersweet end.

The half-hour drama has been canceled by Starz after two seasons on the network. Season 2 wrapped up in August.

The half-hour drama series was based on the book of the same name by Stephanie Danler. It followed a 22-year-old woman (Ella Purnell) who, shortly after arriving in New York, landed a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant.

The series also starred Tom Sturridge, Caitlin FitzGerald, Evan Jonigkeit, Eden Epstein, Jasmine Mathews, Daniyar, and Paul Sparks. Danler served as creator, executive producer and writer on the series. Stuart Zicherman served as showrunner and executive producer along with Brad Pitt’s Plan B.

Senior vice president of original programming Ken Segna and manager of original programming Samantha Offsay were the Starz executives overseeing “Sweetbitter.”

Season 1 of the show averaged 164,000 total viewers in the Live+Same Day rating, but season 2 saw the series slip to 93,000 total viewers on average per episode.
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‘Spanish Princess’ Writer Kate O’Riordan’s Noir Thriller ‘Smother’ To Be BBC Studios’ First Show For RTÉ

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‘Spanish Princess’ Writer Kate O’Riordan’s Noir Thriller ‘Smother’ To Be BBC Studios’ First Show For RTÉ
Exclusive: BBC Studios has secured its first commission from Irish public broadcaster RTÉ — a noir thriller from The Spanish Princess and Mr Selfridge writer Kate O’Riordan.

BBC Studios is partnering with Irish producer Treasure Entertainment to make Smother, a six-part series set on the rugged coast of County Clare in which a wife investigates the brutal death of her husband.

Val Ahern’s partner is found dead at the foot of a cliff the morning after a family party and as she unravels the circumstances that led to his demise, she discovers how his controlling, manipulative behavior impacted his children and siblings.

O’Riordan said it was a story about contemporary Irish women and the “challenges of modern motherhood.” She added: “In the aftermath of a tragic death, Val Ahern and her daughters will explore their difficult complex mother-daughter relationships while simultaneously dealing with the shocking realization that one of
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Starz greenlights ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ from London’s The Forge

  • ScreenDaily
Young Elizabeth I created by British playwright Anya Reiss.

Us cable and streaming company Starz has given a green light to Becoming Elizabeth, a drama series about the young Elizabeth I created by British playwright Anya Reiss and produced by London-based The Forge.

Reiss will be lead writer on the eight-episode series – telling the story of Elizabeth Tudor before she came to the throne – and work with an all-female writing team including Emily Ballou, Anna Jordan and Suhayla El-Bushra.

Reiss will also be an executive producer, along with The Forge’s George Ormond and George Faber, who previously served as
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Starz Greenlights ‘Becoming Elizabeth’ From UK Producer The Forge

  • Deadline
Starz has greenlit its latest royal drama — this time focusing on the early years of Queen Elizabeth I.

The Lionsgate-owned cable network has commissioned The Forge, the British producer behind Roadkill and Collateral, to make eight-part series Becoming Elizabeth.

The show was created by playwright Anya Reiss, who wrote theatre productions Spur of the Moment and The Acid Test. Her TV credits include Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge and BBC One soap opera EastEnders. Reiss will serve as the lead writer alongside Emily Ballou (Taboo), Anna Jordan (Succession) and Suhayla El- Bushra (Ackley Bridge).

Becoming Elizabeth centers on the young Elizabeth Tudor, an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown.

The executive producers are Reiss and The Forge’s George Ormond and George Faber. Karen Bailey, Starz’s senior vice president of original programming,
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Starzplay app to launch in additional 20 countries in 2020

  • ScreenDaily
’The Spanish Princess’, ’Dublin Murders’ among content offerings.

After launching its Starzplay streaming app in the UK, France, Germany, Mexico and Brazil, Us premium cable company Starz says it plans to introduce the app in another 20 international markets next year.

Subscribers to the service from Lionsgate-owned Starz get access to movies and series including originals such as The Spanish Princess and Dublin Murders. The app allows up to four users to watch simultaneously and view offline downloads of select shows and movies.

Starzplay is already available in Europe and Latin America on Apple TV, in the UK, France, Germany
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Starz To Roll-Out Mobile Streaming App In 20 Global Markets In 2020 Following Euro & Lat Am Launches

  • Deadline
Starz is to roll-out its mobile streaming app in a raft of new international markets following a handful of European and Latin American launches.

The Lionsgate company is to launch the Starzplay app in 20 countries in 2020 following the rollout across a number of European and Latin American territories. This year, Starz has rolled out the app in Brazil, France, Germany, Mexico and the UK.

This comes after Starz revealed that during its second-quarter earnings report that it now had 5.6M Ott customers in the U.S. and around the world. In July, Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said that the company was looking to double the growth of its streaming service over the next two years. At the TCA summer press tour, he talked up the chances of international growth for Starzplay. “While others are still working to launch their services here at home, we’re establishing a subscriber base and a globally recognized brand,
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Starz Launches Steaming App in Five International Markets, Plans 20 More

  • Variety
Starz Launches Steaming App in Five International Markets, Plans 20 More
Starz has launched its direct-to-consumer StarzPlay streaming app in Brazil, France, Germany, Mexico and the U.K. and plans to roll it out in another 20 territories in 2020.

StarzPlay has a pipeline of originals on its Svod service from the Starz U.S. cable channel, including “The Spanish Princess” and “Dublin Murders.” It has also made several splashy acquisitions for its international services in recent months, including “Batman” prequel “Pennyworth” and DC Universe and HBO Max series “Doom Patrol.”

StarzPlay was previously accessible via the Amazon channels platform and through local partners, such as Totalplay in Mexico, Orange in Spain, and Vodafone in the U.K. Customers subscribing through those platforms will be able to authenticate their accounts and watch directly through the new app.

New customers can go through the partner platforms or, now, sign up directly. The price point varies by market but is around the $5-per-month mark. The
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TV News Roundup: ‘The Spanish Princess’ Sets New and Returning Cast

  • Variety
In today’s TV news roundup, Starz announces new and returning cast members for “The Spanish Princess” and Bravo sets the Season 12 premiere date for “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Casting

Hulu has announced AnnaSophia Robb will play the younger version of Reese Witherspoon’s character Elena Richardson and Tiffany Boone will play the younger version of Kerry Washington’s character Mia Warren in a special flashback episode of “Little Fires Everywhere.” Additionally, Hulu announced the guest cast of this episode will also include Luke Bracey as Elena’s college boyfriend Jamie; Andy Favreau as Young Mark, a close friend of the Richardsons; Matthew Barnes as Young Bill, a Shaker Heights attorney who hails from modest means; and Alona Tal as Young Linda, Elena’s best friend.

Starz announced the cast of the second installment of limited series “The Spanish Princess.” Returning performers include Charlotte Hope as Catherine of Aragaon, Ruairi O’Connor as Henry VIII,
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‘The Spanish Princess’: Ray Stevenson, Sai Bennett, Andrew Buchan & Peter Egan Join Cast For Final Episodes

  • Deadline
‘The Spanish Princess’: Ray Stevenson, Sai Bennett, Andrew Buchan & Peter Egan Join Cast For Final Episodes
Ray Stevenson, Sai Bennett, Andrew Buchan and Peter Egan have joined the cast of Starz’s The Spanish Princess, as production begins on the final eight episodes of the limited series. Shooting takes place on location and in The Bottle Yard Studios, Bristol, UK.

They join returning leads Charlotte Hope and Ruairi O’Connor reprising their roles as the ruling couple Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII. Other key cast also returning are Stephanie Levi-John, Georgie Henley and Laura Carmichael.

Stevenson will play Meg’s boorish husband, King James IV of Scotland. Bennett portrays Henry and Meg’s sister Princess Mary, now of age to forge a political alliance for the Tudors through her own marriage. Buchan joins as the upwardly mobile Sir Thomas More and Egan will play Tudor stalwart General Howard.
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House Targaryen Game of Thrones prequel nearing green light at HBO

With its first pilot currently in post-production, Deadline is reporting that HBO is close to giving the green light to a second Game of Thrones spinoff – this one from A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin and Colony co-creator Ryan Condal.

The untitled project is said to take place some 300 years prior to Game of Thrones, and is based on material from Martin’s most recent book Fire & Blood, which chronicles House Targaryen from Aegon the Conqueror, the creator of the Iron Throne, through to the Dance of Dragons – a Targaryen civil war which almost tore the house apart.

The first prequel pilot – created by Martin and Jane Goldman (Kingsman) with S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones) directing – is set thousands of years prior to the main series and “chronicle the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour”. Featuring in the cast are
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Playground Developing Adaptation of ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ Novels for the BBC (Exclusive)

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Playground Developing Adaptation of ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ Novels for the BBC (Exclusive)
Wolf Hall” producer Playground is developing a series for the BBC based on James Fenimore Cooper’s historical series of novels known collectively as the “Leatherstocking Tales,” which includes “The Last of the Mohicans.”

Playground, run by former HBO exec Colin Callender, is working on a pilot script for the project, which is being set up as a returning series. “The Last of the Mohicans” is the second and most famous of Fenimore Cooper’s five-book series and has been adapted for the big screen several times, including the 1992 film by Michael Mann starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

The stories are set between 1740 and 1806, and chronicle life among Native Americans and white pioneers on the New York State frontier. Their world is on the cusp of change, and the struggle between the British and French to take control of the region forms a high-stakes political backdrop. The novels’ hero is Hawk-Eye, who
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TVLine Items: 'Hot Priest' Goes Dark, Chicago Med's New Doc and More

TVLine Items: 'Hot Priest' Goes Dark, Chicago Med's New Doc and More
Fleabag‘s “hot priest” is tapping into his dark side: Andrew Scott has joined the Season 2 cast of HBO’s His Dark Materials adaptation, our sister site Deadline reports.

The actor will play Colonel John Parry (also known as Doctor Stanislaus Grumman or Jopari), who in the books accidentally travels to Lyra’s world and becomes a renowned scholar and shaman. His dæmon was called Sayan Kötör, and had the form of an osprey.

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Starzplay Picks Up European Streaming Rights To Comedy Series ‘Ramy’

  • Deadline
Starz Svod service Starzplay has picked up most European streaming rights to A24 and Hulu comedy series Ramy from Lionsgate Worldwide Television Distribution Group.

The deal covers the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg. It will launch in UK on Friday August 30 and roll out in Europe later this year.

The show debuted to strong notices last April in the U.S. and has been picked up for a second season. Starring and co-created by up-and-coming comedian, Ramy Youssef, the series tells the story of a 20-something, first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. In addition to Youssef, the series stars Mohammed Amer, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, David Merheje, Laith Nakli and Steve Way.

It is written, executive produced, created by and starring Youssef, and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael, A24’s Ravi Nandan, showrunner Bridget Bedard
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Russia's Amedia TV Licenses Lionsgate Content in Exclusive Deal

Major Russian online video service Amedia TV has signed a licensing deal with Lionsgate for a roster of current and future shows, including exclusive rights in Russia for the series The Continental and The Rook.

The Rook, an international spy thriller based on Daniel O'Malley's best-selling book and starring Olivia Munn, is already available on the Amediateka online streaming service and Amedia Premium pay-tv network.

Amediateka's subscribers will also be able to watch the historical drama The Spanish Princess, a series centered on the British monarchy and depicting the marriage of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII.

The deal also covers the ...
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Starz Orders True-Crime Docuseries ‘Leavenworth’ and Drama ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ to Series

  • The Wrap
Starz has ordered two new shows to series: original true-crime unscripted docuseries “Leavenworth” and original drama “Dangerous Liaisons,” the network announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

“Leavenworth” centers on the true story of Clint Lorance (pictured above), a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army who is currently serving a 19-year sentence for murder at the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth. Lorance has appealed his conviction.

According to Starz, “While deployed in Afghanistan in July 2012, the former lieutenant ordered fire on three local men riding a motorcycle, killing two of them and outraging his platoon. In a first-hand account of a soldier navigating the Us Army’s legal system, Lorance seeks to overturn his conviction, provoking emotional debate between supporters and detractors that rises to the national stage. As determinations on Lorance’s fate unfold, questions probe not only the merits of his conviction, but analyze the system
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