The Program Guide's global edition highlights recent programming announcements from various networks and online video platforms around the world.
* Home Box Office Inc. ordered a six-part comedy series based on the 2018 teen film "Skate Kitchen," Variety reported. Now titled "Betty," the series is set in New York City and will follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding.
* Netherlands-based broadcaster Insight TV and Vice Media LLC's Vice Studios are co-producing "Streetkings in Jail," a docuseries about talented street football players who ended up in prison. The four-part show will air on Insight TV on Sept. 10.
* "London Kills" is set to return for another season on BBC One (UK)'s daytime slot. The second season of the police drama will see detectives tackling brand-new murder cases and returns in early 2020.
* NBCUniversal LLC ordered an additional three episodes for the third season of NBC (US) series "Good Girls," according to Variety. The additional episodes will bring season three's episode count to 16.
* Discovery Inc. commissioned independent studio Woodcut Media to produce two true crime content shows for its U.K. channels. The studio will produce a six-part series of "British Police: Our Toughest Cases," as well as a second season of "The Killer in My Family." Both shows will be aired on Discovery's free-to-air Quest Red channel.
* CBS Corp.-owned Network Ten Pty. Ltd. announced it will extend its content partnership with Facebook Inc. that will see the Australian broadcaster producing more exclusive and original social content. The partnership will see Ten create content from shows including "The Bachelor Australia," "The Bachelorette Australia," "Bachelor In Paradise," "The Living Room" and "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here."
* AT&T Inc.'s upcoming streaming service HBO Max and the British Broadcasting Corp.'s BBC Three (UK) have commissioned six-part comedy "Starstruck" from Avalon Television Ltd. HBO Max will become the U.S. broadcast partner for the series.
* In more HBO Max news, the Warner Media LLC streaming platform is in talks to buy CBS (US) sitcoms "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men" for a possible package price of $1.5 billion, Deadline reported.
* Netflix Inc. will premiere the third season of "The Crown" on Nov. 17. A fourth season of the series is in production, but the streaming giant has not disclosed the premiere date, according to Variety.
* Nordic Entertainment Group AB ordered "Partisan," a five-part original drama series from Sweden for its Viaplay streaming platform. The show, which will star Fares Fares of "Chernobyl," follows a guy who finds himself in an idyllic Swedish village where things are not what they seem. Filming is underway on the series, which will premiere throughout the Nordic region on Viaplay in 2020.
* Amazon Studios inked an overall deal with "The Witcher" and "Jessica Jones" writer and producer Jenny Klein, Deadline reported. Under the agreement, Klein will co-executive produce Amazon.com Inc.'s original drama "Daisy Jones and The Six" alongside helping the company develop original shows for its platform.
* Netflix struck a multiyear deal with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of the hit series "Game of Thrones," Variety reported. Under the agreement, Benioff and Weiss will write, produce and direct new films and TV series for the streaming platform.
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