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Latest Development News


NBC Developing Doctor Comedy Starring Sugar Lyn Beard From Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

Sugar Lyn Beard

NBC has put in development a comedy from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Sugar Lyn Beard (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) and Sony Pictures TV, with Beard attached to star. Co-written by Beard and Guy Endore-Kaiser (Comedy Central Roast of James Franco), the untitled half-hour centers on Dr. Olivia Boudreau (Beard), a 35-year-old hard-charging Doogie Howser-style prodigy. When she has a complete breakdown in the operating room and loses her medical license, she is forced to… Read


Jessica Williams To Topline Comedy In Works At Showtime, Jim Strouse To Direct

Jessica Williams

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, Showtime has landed a comedy series project from former The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams and indie filmmaker Jim Strouse, the duo behind The Incredible Jessica James, with Williams set to star. Williams and Strouse will write and executive produce the comedy, which tells the story of an African American aspiring science fiction writer (Williams) who comes of age in Brooklyn. Strause will direct. Showtime is the studio. I… Read


Fox Nabs CIA Drama ‘Classified’ From Marc Guggenheim & Howard Gordon As Put Pilot

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Classified, an hourlong drama from Marc Guggenheim (Arrow) and Howard Gordon (Homeland). The project hails from Gordon’s Teakwood Lane and 20th Century Fox TV where the company is based. Written and executive produced by Guggenheim, Classified is set in the high stakes world of the CIA. It is a character driven drama focusing on the dedicated attorneys who represent the Agency. At the heart of this show is a fearless woman trying to… Read


Jordan Peele Producing Nazi Hunters Drama Series For Sonar Entertainment

Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions banner are behind The Hunt, a hot drama series spec being shopped by Sonar Entertainment, garnering interest from cable and streaming networks. Written by David Weil (Moonfall) and inspired by true events, The Hunt follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters in 1970s America as they set out on a quest for revenge and justice — tracking and killing hundreds of Nazis who, with the unconscionable help of the U.S. government, escaped… Read


A Chinese Impresario With Hollywood Roots Sets Her Sights On Broadway

Entertainment financier Ivy Zhong wants to bring a jukebox show by China’s biggest pop star to Broadway. Zhong splits her time between Beverly Hills and Beijing and is best known for orchestrating Galloping Horse Group’s majority acquisition of FX powerhouse Digital Domain for $30.2 million in 2012. Her newest venture, China Broadway Entertainment, took its first big plunge into American-style Broadway entertainment with a stake in An American In Paris, which won four… Read


ABC Buys Fertility Workplace Comedy From Annie Neal & Doug Robinson

ABC has put in development Fertile, a single-camera workplace comedy from Black List scribe Annie Neal (Beauty Queen), The Goldbergs executive producer Doug Robinson and Sony Pictures TV. Written and executive produced by Neal, Fertile centers on Amy, a late-thirtysomething, Cleveland-based fertility doctor who, after an earth-shattering curveball in her personal life, opens her own start-up clinic in the heart of the Midwest. The project, inspired by Neal’s real-life… Read


Fox Buys 2 Projects From Lee Daniels: Gospel Choir Drama As Put Pilot & Multi-Racial Soap With Penalty

Fox has put in development two more drama projects from Lee Daniels, co-creator/executive producer of the netwpork’s Empire and Star. They are: Victory with writer Julian Breece (Hulu's The First), which has received a put pilot commitment, and East of Hope with Outsiders creator Peter Mattei, which has a script commitment with penalty. Daniels executive produces both via his Lee Daniels Entertainment. 20th Century Fox TV, where Daniels  is under an overall deal is the… Read


‘True Lies’ Movie Rebooted As TV Series By Fox With McG, Marc Guggenheim & James Cameron Producing

True Lies, James Cameron’s hit 1994 action comedy movie, is headed to television. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to an hourlong reboot of the film, which comes from McGArrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim, Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Guggenheim is writing the adaptation, with McG set to direct. The two are executive producing alongside Cameron and Jon Landau via Lightstorm, as well as Rae Sanchini and Mary Viola. 20th Century Fox TV… Read


ABC Buys Mandeville TV Dramas From Jason Richman & Gemma Burgess

ABC has bought two projects from studios-based Mandeville TV —  police drama Safe Harbor from Detroit 1-8-7 creator Jason Richman, and business start-up drama Mavericks from Brooklyn Girls author Gemma Burgess. Both projects are executive produced by Mandeville TV’s David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks. Richman is returning to the cop beat with Safe Harbor, moving from Motor City, where his ABC series Detroit 1-8-7 was set, to Los Angeles. Written and executive… Read


Reality Series About Couples Making & Sharing Sex Tapes In Works At eOne & Armoza Formats

Entertainment One has partnered with Israel-based Armoza Formats to co-produce Sex Tape, a provocative new hour-long social experiment reality series for the U.S. market. As the title suggest, it will feature couples making sex tapes. Per the producers, Sex Tape showcases real couples confronting their issues head on by filming their most intimate moments. Each episode features three couples who self-shoot their lives for an entire week — the ups, the downs, and yes, the… Read


ABC Buys ‘We All Got Junk’ Semi-Autobiographical Family Comedy From Stephen Schneider & Will Gluck

ABC has put in development single-camera comedy We All Got Junk from actor-writer Stephen Schneider, producer Will Gluck and ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by Schneider, We All Got Junk is inspired by the successful recycling business founded by Schneider and his brothers. It follows a scrappy working-class family struggling to keep their company afloat while navigating the personality clashes that come along with running a family business, where at any given… Read


NBC Buys ‘Sour Mash’ Workplace Comedy From ‘It’ Producer Vertigo Entertainment

NBC has put in development Sour Mash, a single-camera half-hour family workplace comedy from Blacklist feature scribes Michael Gagerman and Andrew Waller (Search Party), Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment, producer of the smash boxoffice hit It, and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Gagerman and Waller, Sour Mash is about a brilliant Latina chemist from Brooklyn with a passion for making bourbon who is tapped to become the master distiller at a failing family-owned distillery in… Read