A+E Networks
Highlights include an upcoming series starring Adrien Brody as “Houdini” and an all-star cast for a TV version of “Bonnie & Clyde”, to be simulcast on all three networks.

Nancy Dubuc, President & CEO of A+E Networks, has announced its 2013/2014 upfront slate on May 8 for three of its networks – A&E, HISTORY and Lifetime.

The network has picked up a new unscripted reality series, Modern Dads – a new take on Stay at Home Dads, set to debut on A&E. The network has also announced that HISTORY’s The Bible and Vikings were the number one mini and new cable series respectively, with production of season two for Vikings already underway. Additionally, A+E Networks renewed 12 of HISTORY’s current series including Pawn, Pickers, Swamp, Counting Cars and Top Gear. The channel has also picked up three new series – Daredevils, Sons of Liberty, as well as Houdini, starring award-winning actor Adrien Brody.

Lifetime has picked up three new series including country music series Hillbetties; Witches of East End which stars Jenna Dewan-Tatum, May-Chen Amick and Julia Ormond; and Devious Maids, executive produced by Desperate Housewives’ Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria. The channel renewed scripted series The Client List, Army Wives, and Drop Dead Diva with a season five set to launch in June this year.

It has also been announced that A+E Networks’ adaptation of the iconic American love story, Bonnie & Clyde, featuring an all-star cast including Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Emile Hirsch and newcomer Holliday Granger, will be simulcast on all three networks.

The slate highlights the return of 20 series and pick up of comedy series “The Crazy Ones”, starring Robin Williams.

CBS has unveiled its slate of programmes for the 2013/2014 upfront. In efforts to expand its comedy block, the network has picked up four new comedies including The Crazy Ones, a single-camera comedy from executive producer David E. Kelley starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar; We Are Men, an ensemble single-camera comedy starring Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn, Chris Smith and Jerry O’Connell; The Millers; and Mom. Dramas Hostages and Intelligence have been picked up as well.

Additionally, CBS has renewed 20 existing shows for a new season set to return in the fall. They include How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person Of Interest, Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Two and a Half Men, Undercover Boss, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods, 48 Hours, The Amazing Race, The Good Wife and The Mentalist. Comedy Mike & Molly has been ordered for a full 22-episode season slated to return mid-season.

Sony Pictures Television
The 2013/2014 slate reveals more new series than renewal of current ones.

Sony Pictures Television has announced its 2013/ 2014 upfront slate. NBC’s comedies The Michael J. Fox Show and Welcome to the Family, medical drama The Night Shift, and The Blacklist, have been picked up by the network set to be distributed globally. Additionally, the network has also picked up ABC’s comedy The Goldbergs; FOX’s Us & Them – a U.S adaptation of the U.K’s Gavin & Stacey – of which both has been ordered for a full series; FOX’s adaptation of Australian drama Rake; AMC’s Showville; Syfy’s drama Helix; syndicated talk show The Queen Latifah Show; as well as CBS’ comedy Bad Teacher.