UKTV, the British commercial network co-owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Network Interactive, has acquired upcoming midseason drama Do No Harm as part of a content deal with NBCU International Television Distribution. Do No Harm, a medical drama with a Jekyll & Hyde twist, premieres on NBC in the U.S. on January 31 and will debut on UKTV’s flagship channel, Watch, next summer. Multichannel provider UKTV has also acquired future seasons of NBC’s Grimm for Watch and made a long-term committment to multiple season’s of USA’s legal drama Suits for the Dave channel. Grimm pulled in just under 1M viewers per episode during its first season run on Watch. The first season of Suits averaged over 700K viewers per episode and the second season is due on Dave early next year. Both Watch and Dave have had succcessful runs in 2012. Watch has become the fastest growing commercial network in the UK while Dave’s original series Red Dwarf X is the network’s highest rated show, attracting 2.1M viewers to its premiere episode.
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