Sweden's top commercial broadcaster TV4 has odered a second 10-episode season of Amy and Greg Poehler's "Welcome to Sweden" which will bow on NBC in the U.S. on July 10 at 9 p.m.

Produced by Entertainment One and based on Greg Poehler's true life story, the half-hour comedy series is a a fish-out-of-water comedy series about a New York accountant, Bruce (Greg Poehler), who falls in love with a Swedish girl, Emma (Josephine Bornebusch) and follows her to Sweden.

"The launch of 'Welcome to Sweden' has been a huge success! Viewers love the show and the ratings are fantastic. We really look forward to a new season and to keep on following Bruce and Emma and their continuing struggle to settle down in Sweden," enthused Fredrik Arefalk, Executive Producer of WTS and Head of Channel TV4, in a statement.

Lensed in Sweden, New York and L.A., the offbeat show marks TV4′s first-ever English-language series. NBC picked up U.S. rights at Mipcom in October 2013.

eOne is handling world sales.

Amy Poehler will speak at the MIPTV Media Mastermind Keynote in Cannes today (April 7) at 5:20 p.m. in the Grand Auditorium.


Emmett/Furla and Tower 18 Productions have renewed Malibu-set syndicated TV series "SAF3," the second series of which will premiere in the U.S. simultaneously for English-speaking and Latino audiences, reaching the latter via Univision's UniMas platform.

The 20 episode first season premiered in September 2013 and airs in over 90% of the United States. Tribune Broadcasting serves as the lead station group. Internationally, "SAF3" has been sold in over 60 countries.

The hourlong skein about an elite division within the Malibu Fire Department was created by Tai Collins and Gregory J. Bonann who co­-created "Baywatch."

Chris Philip (Sierra Engine), Nadine de Barros (Fortitute) and Tannaz Anisi (13 Films) are handling worldwide sales. Hank Cohen (Trifeca) is handling domestic distribution and Dave Soberai (Millenium) handling ancillary sales.


Israel's Armoza Formats has scored three deals in Canada where its scripted drama "Hostages" will air in the original version in French speaking territories via SVOD platform you.tv.

Additionally, Armoza's game show "While You Were Sleeping," touted as being the first game show that gives you money while you are fast asleep, has been picked up by French-speaking Canadian specialty youth channel VRAK.TV. While divorcees-themed factual format "You, Me and My Ex," has been acquired by Toronto-based production company for English-language Canada.

"Hostages," which also airs on the BBC in the original version and on CBS in a U.S. adaptation, is about surgeon who becomes entangled in a political conspiracy when she is ordered to sabotage a routine operation on the President, or her family will die. The original Israeli series, produced by Chaim Sharir (also of "The Naked Truth"), and written by Omri Givon and Rotem Shamir, aired simultaneously in Israel on Channel 10 while the US adaptation was airing on CBS.


DreamWorks Classics has inked a raft of new deals in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia on "The Owl & Co," the kiddie series produced by Paris-based Studio Hari in tandem with France Televisions.

The series for kids ages six and up about The Owl whose sole concern is to hunt caterpillars has gone to Super RTL (Germany); DR (Denmark); Planeta Junior (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus); MBC (Middle East); Minika Channel (Turkey); TVB (Hong Kong) and Cineplex (Thailand).

The original series featured fifty-two one minute (52 x 1 minute) episodes that received top ratings and aired in 200 countries Worldwide. Four television specials based on the series that preemed last year will roll out internationally throughout 2014 along with the all-new "The Owl & Co." episodes in a longer (78 x 7) format.








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