LONDON — ITV has acquired a controlling stake in U.S. shingle Thinkfactory Media, which produces shows such as Kevin Costner starrer "Hatfields & McCoys." The acquisition, which sees another…
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Dirk Hoogstra has been promoted at History and H2 to exec development and programming veep.
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Variety asked five PGA television nominees -- Gareth Neame ("Downton Abbey," PBS), Christopher Lloyd ("Modern Family," ABC), Leslie Greif ("Hatfields & McCoys," The History Channel), Anthony Bourdain…
More than 20 years after he triumphed at the Oscars with "Dances With Wolves," Kevin Costner was clearly moved by his win for longform lead actor for the History miniseries "Hatfields and McCoys."
"Hatfields and McCoys" has made history at History, drawing 13.9 million viewers in its initial telecast Monday night to become the most-watched nonsports program in ad-supported cable history.
The six-hour "Hatfields & McCoys" has a certain grungy intensity, a la "Deadwood," but also features arid stretches, and too many supporting characters who register so sparingly you barely get to…