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'Better Call Saul' to end after season 6; Facebook Watch to cut scripted content

The Program Guide's global edition highlights recent programming announcements from various networks and online video platforms around the world.


* "Better Call Saul" has been renewed for a sixth and final season by AMC Networks Inc. and Sony Corp. The final installation of the "Breaking Bad" prequel will have 13 episodes and is slated to air in 2021.

* WarnerMedia LLC struck a three-year deal with veteran filmmaker Steven Soderbergh that will see him develop content for both HBO Max and HBO. The exclusive agreement covers all forms of TV and a first-look for features. His first project is "Let Them All Talk," a feature film starring Meryl Streep.

* South Korea-based entertainment company CJ ENM CO. Ltd. secured the game show format "Small Fortune," which sees teams of friends and family compete in tiny games, TBI Vision reported. A four-part pilot version of the show will premiere on CJ ENM's tvN channel in February.

* "Britannia," an original period drama of Comcast Corp. unit Sky, has been recommissioned for a third season on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

* Japan Broadcasting Corp., or NHK, struck a multi-season deal with Endemol Shine International for the romantic comedy "Younger." The show revolves around a woman who lies about her age to secure a job in publishing. The series is also being adapted for local versions in China and South Korea.

* Channel 4 (UK) ordered a new three-part series, "Walking with Elephants," which follows explorer, conservationist, author and presenter Levison Wood as he treks alongside elephants across Botswana.

* The third season of "Westworld" will hit HBO (US) and HBO Go on March 15. The AT&T Inc.-owned premium network released a trailer of the upcoming season that talks about a number of issues, including the Hong Kong protests and U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment.


* Facebook Watch canceled two of its originals, "Limetown" and "Sorry For Your Loss," after their respective first and second seasons. According to, the Facebook Inc.-owned service opted not to renew the shows amid a scaling back of its scripted content.

* Inc.'s Prime Video signed a multiyear, multi-territory deal with entertainment company STX Productions LLC that grants the streaming platform exclusive rights to STX movies in France, reported. Prime Video will also be the exclusive subscription video-on-demand platform for STX films in the U.K. and Italy, with STX titles going live on the streaming service in April.

* Apple TV+ secured the rights to "Beastie Boys Story," a documentary about the rap trio, Variety reported. The film will be available to stream on the Apple Inc.-owned video service on April 24.

* Netflix Inc. renewed "You" for a 10-episode third season, which will premiere in 2021, CNN reported. The series is based on books written by Caroline Kepnes and stars Penn Badgley. The streaming platform confirmed the news in a tweet.

* Amazon green-lighted a "Jack Reacher" series for its Prime video service, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The first season will be based on Lee Child's first Jack Reacher novel, The Killing Floor.

* Nordic Entertainment Group AB said it commissioned a second season of the Danish drama series "Pros and Cons." The new series will premiere exclusively on NENT's Viaplay AB streaming service.

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