Sony Pictures Television

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SONY PICTURES TELEVISION REVEALS DRAMA SALES AHEAD OF U.S. SEASON LIFT OFF


Culver City, 23 Sept 2013.  Sony Pictures Television (SPT) today confirmed global sales for three of its latest dramas as the new US season launches this week.
 
Ahead of tonight’s global premiere on NBC, SPT’s new crime thriller The Blacklist has been licensed to broadcasters in more than 150 territories around the world including Sky Living in the UK, TF1 in France and RTL in Germany. Starring James Spader and dubbed by critics as one of the most highly anticipated new shows this season, The Blacklist’s pilot was NBC’s highest testing pilot in ten years.
 
Also launching in the US this week is SPT’s provocative new drama for Showtime, Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan. SPT can also confirm deals for this series in more than 150 territories including Channel 4 in the UK, Sky Deutschland and Orange in France. The series chronicles the relationship of pioneering sex experts Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson who risked everything and gave birth to the sexual revolution while struggling with their own clash of success, betrayal and jealousies.
 
Meanwhile SPT’s mid season legal drama Rake is still months from its January launch but not far behind and gaining momentum internationally, with sales also confirmed in South Africa, Canada, Australia and Brazil. Based on the Australian drama of the same name, Rake stars Greg Kinnear who plays a helplessly self-destructive attorney who relies on his wit and charm to get by both in court and outside.
 
Keith LeGoy, president of international distribution at SPT said: “SPT’s slate has never been stronger as we prepare to launch new and returning shows on every US network. With the global pedigree of names such as Michael Sheen, James Spader and Greg Kinnear headlining our dramas, the demand for our new slate has been exceptional. International audiences of millions are now guaranteed front row seats to the biggest television events this season.”
 
Other titles in SPT’s new season slate include half hour comedies The Goldbergs (ABC), Welcome to the Family (NBC), Us & Them (FOX) and Bad Teacher (CBS), as well as mid season drama The Night Shift (NBC  ) and forthcoming cable dramas Helix (SyFy) and Outlander (Starz).
 
For full credits, synopses and downloadable images of all new SPT shows please visit: https://www.onlinespt.com/aboutspt/upfronts.php
 
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About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 11 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and DoctorOZ.com.