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TV News: Outlander, BBC, Ion, Burton

By Garth Franklin Sunday July 7th 2013 12:51PM
TV News: Outlander, BBC, Ion, Burton

Outlander
Scottish actor Sam Heughan ("Doctors") is in talks to star in the lead role of Jamie Fraser in the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" novel series.

Starz has ordered sixteen episodes of the series which begin filming in Scotland this Fall ahead of a debut on Starz next year. [Source: Deadline]

BBC 3D
Citing insufficient viewer demand, The BBC will discontinue broadcasting 3D content past the end of 2013.

The Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode will likely be the final 3D broadcast for the foreseeable future. [Source: Screen Daily]

ION Television
ION Television has acquired two USA Network dramas - "Burn Notice" and "White Collar". The pair join the company's line-up which includes "Psych," "Leverage" and "Monk".

Ion is an American hybrid broadcast and cable/satellite television network. [Source: The Live Feed]

Burton and Taylor
BBC4 have unveiled the first trailer for their new Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor-themed telemovie "Burton and Taylor" starring Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter.

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