TV News Roundup: Madam Syndication, Dynasty Teasers, and MoreTV News Roundup: Madam Syndication, Dynasty Teasers, and More
The TV news today includes word on a Madam Secretary syndication plan, a trio of new Dynasty teasers, and development news from Amazon. TV News Roundup: Madam Syndication, Dynasty Teasers, and More

CBS has revealed that political drama Madam Secretary has officially entered syndication after snagging off-network deals with WE tv (which begins airing the show in 2018) and Netflix. The series will then air on CBS affiliates in fall 2018.

“CBS dramas continue to be in demand on all viewing platforms as their subscribers and viewers covet content that appeals to mass audiences,” said CBS Corp’s Scott Koondel, Chief Content Licensing Officer. “This proven off-network model will provide tremendous incremental value for both CBS and our licensing partners.

Amazon has landed the international streaming rights to upcoming AMC drama McMafia, which tells the story of an English-raised son of Russian exiles who is forced to face his troubled past.

Women and minorities have seen significant gains among first-time directors in episodic television, a new study from the Directors Guild of America shows.

Homeland has added The Good Wife alum Dylan Baker to its upcoming seventh season. He’ll be playing Sen. Sam Paley, a maverick politician from the Southwest who is leading an aggressive investigation into the Keane administration.

Despite a recent string of cancellations and an edict to find broader-skewing hits, Amazon is increasing its content budget and developing three new sci-fi series, including Snow Crash, based on the cult novel from Neal Stephenson.

In development news:

FOX is developing Silicon Beach, a soapy drama about a 20-something wading through the treacherous waters of Silicon Valley.

ABC is developing Broken Record, a drama about the former members of a once-successful girl group who are brought together again by tragedy.

CBS is developing Here Comes the Neighborhood, a multi-cam comedy about a Midwestern guy who moves to Los Angeles and comes down with a serious case of culture shock.

FOX is developing Take It from the Top, a hip-hop dance drama inspired by the life of famed choreographer Fatima Robinson.

FOX is developing The Nice Girls, a gender-flipped take on 2016 Ryan Gosling film The Nice Guys. 

CBS is developing Ladder 54, a multi-cam comedy set at a big city firehouse.

FOX is developing Kung Fu, a sequel to the 1970s David Carradine TV series that will follow the adventures of Lucy Chang, a Buddhist monk and kung fu master who travels through 1950s America armed only with her spiritual training and her martial arts skills as she searches for the man who stole her child years before. 

CBS is developing Main Justice, a drama centering on the US Attorney General as he takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country all while being the youngest person to ever hold such an esteemed position. The series will be based on the life of career of Eric Holder.

Production studio Skydance television is developing Sword Art Online, the first ever live-action television series for the Japanese anime franchise.

The rights to David Cronenberg film Scanners have been acquired by Media Res and Bron Studios for a future television series. The film is  about an underground network of people born with telekinetic powers living on the fringes of society that are hunted down by the forces that created them.

From around KSiteTV’s affiliates:

GothamSite has photos from tonight’s episode.

You want to see the first six minutes of The Gifted‘s highly anticipated pilot? XMenTV has you covered.

XMenTV also has the full description for The Gifted episode three.

GreenArrowTV has another promo for Arrow season six and a video focusing on when Quentin met the Black Siren.

Here’s an inside look at upcoming FOX comedy Ghosted.

TNT has released a new promo for The Librarians season four.

The CW has released new teasers for Dynasty.

Amazon released the trailer for the third and final season of dramedy Red Oaks.

Shilo Adams

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