Mipcom Briefs: France Télévisions Checks Out ‘The Librarians’

On the eve of the Mipcom TV market which kicks off in Cannes next weekend, Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has closed a key deal for its 10-episode drama The Librarians. France Télévisions has acquired the free TV, VOD, DTO and home video rights in France. The series starts airing in the U.S. on TNT on December 7. It’s a follow-up to the network’s hit movie trilogy and stars Rebecca Romijn with Noah Wyle in a recurring role. He toplined the movies and is exec producing the series with Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin. Universal Networks International has rights to the UK and other territories in a six month pay-TV window with broadcast and free to follow. Electric is handling all sales rights. The France Télévisions deal is the first of them. Electric will hold a special screening of the first two episodes at Mipcom on October 13 with Romijn in attendance.

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