scripted originals

Ghost Ghirls and Tiny Commando Are Both Really Funny

If you're going to make a scripted web series, it's almost a foregone conclusion that it will be a comedy—sci-fi costs too much, most straight-up dramas have too many locations for the quick turnaround required, and a funny script can overcome most technical handicaps.

Sundance Channel Goes Ad-Supported

After five years of generating revenue through limited sponsorships, Sundance Channel on Sept. 30 will transform itself into a fully ad-supported network.

Hallmark Channel Brings the Women’s Lit

Hallmark Channel is making good on its promise last year to bring more long-form originals to its bandwidth.It starts with the network's first scripted ongoing series, Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove, announced last year and now set for a July 20 premiere; then comes new special When Calls the Heart, based on the Janette Oke novel and debuting in October.