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


* BBC One (UK) commissioned factual series "Nightmare Pets: SOS" from All3Media's Studio Lambert. The show will see animal behaviorists help pets with issues such as excessive barking, aggression with strangers, separation anxiety and biting. The series will also provide audiences with simple tips and tricks on how to train a pet at home, according to Real Screen.

* Gaumont SA has been given the go-ahead from France 2 to produce a second season of the procedural series "The Art of Crime." According to Rapid TV News, season one debuted in November 2017 with more than 4 million viewers. The new season, which will feature six one-hour episodes, will air in autumn 2018. In the new series, detective Antoine Verlay will work with art historian Florence Chassagne to unveil intriguing mysteries of French cultural and historical heritage.

* British Broadcasting Corp. said March 26 that it has commissioned a dance talent show from Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment Ltd. and FremantleMedia UK-owned Thames. "The Greatest Dancer" will feature talent from across the world of dance participating in auditions, challenges and live performances. The commission marks the first partnership between the production companies and the BBC.

* Sky Plc said March 23 that it ordered a second season of Lennie James drama "Save Me." A Sky original which premiered in February, the drama follows Nelly Rowe, an unlikely hero who is accused of kidnapping his estranged 13-year-old daughter. Production of the second series, which will air on Sky Atlantic and Now TV, will begin in 2019.

* Channel 5 (UK) commissioned four-part docuseries "The World's Greatest Mountains" from Arrow Media, C21Media reported March 23. Each episode will explore the secrets of the world's most well-known peaks — Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mont Blanc and Ben Nevis. Using archive footage and user-generated content, people who have lived, worked on and climbed the mountains offer a fresh perspective on each peak. The first episode airs April 3.

* ITV Plc said March 20 that it ordered drama series "Beecham House" from Bend It TV's Gurinder Chadha. Set on the cusp of the 19th century in Delhi, the six-part drama follows the residents of mansion Beecham House. It will be filmed in India during autumn 2018.


* Netflix Inc. commissioned another season of self-help lifestyle show "Queer Eye" and renewed four other unscripted originals, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Netflix also gave second seasons to "Dope," "Drug Lords," "Nailed It!" and "The Toys That Made Us."

* Formula 1 and Netflix have entered into a season-long collaboration, which will culminate in an original docuseries about the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 10-episode Netflix original series, to be released in early 2019, will have exclusive access to the world's fastest drivers, team principals and owners, as well as Formula 1's own management.

* Google Inc.'s YouTube Red plans to premiere original movie "Vulture Club" in theaters, Multichannel News reported March 21. The movie, starring Susan Sarandon and Edie Falco, will be released on YouTube Red following its theatrical debut later this year.

* Netflix will premiere its first global original motor series, "Fastest Car," on April 6. Each episode of the series will show three "souped-up" "sleeper" cars taking on one of the world's most sought-after supercars, the company said March 20.

* In other Netflix news, the company secured streaming rights to "AMO," about the Philippine government's war on drugs, The Manila Times reported March 19. Produced by TV5 Network Inc., "AMO" is the first miniseries from the Philippines to be available on Netflix.

* Inc.'s Prime Video secured a deal with FremantleMedia Ltd.'s FremantleMedia International to exclusively air the rebooted "American Idol" in the U.K. two days after it runs in the U.S. The global sales team of Fremantle Media also inked agreements for the new season with CTV in Canada, FOXTEL in Australia, Canal Sony in Latin America, MNET in Africa, SIC in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa, Intervision and Novalife in Greece, Three in New Zealand, Fjarskipti hf in Iceland, Sia All Media in Lithuania, Marjan Television in Farsi-speaking Middle East and North Africa, beIN Media Group LLC in Middle East and North Africa and beIN Series Home&Entertainment in Turkey.

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