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ABC Nabs FBI Darkly Comedic Drama From Regina Corrado, Felicity Huffman & NBCU International Studios As Put Pilot

In a competitive situation, ABC has landed Kristy Kottis, a comedic hourlong drama, from The Strain executive producer Regina Corrado, American Crime alumna Felicity HuffmanDallas Buyers Club producer Rachel Winter and Working Title. NBC Universal International Studios is the studio. Written by Corrado, Kristy Kottis is inspired by the real-life Vespa riding, shit kicking, former New York City public school teacher-turned-FBI agent, Kristy Kottis. The is a darkly… Read

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‘Deadlier Than The Male’: Chiara Aurelia Cast In TNT Drama Pilot

Chiara Aurelia is set for a series-regular role opposite Amy Brenneman, Lily Rabe and Enrique Murciano in Deadlier Than the Male (working title), TNT's drama pilot produced by Bruna Papandrea's Made Up Stories and Turner's Studio T. Written by Harriet Warner, Deadlier Than The Male follows a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past: a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator desperate to find redemption… Read

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‘Dietland’: Joy Nash Cast As the Lead In AMC’s Drama Series From Marti Noxon

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EXCLUSIVE: Joy Nash (The Mindy Project, Twin Peaks) has landed the lead role in Dietland, AMC’s 10-episode straight-to-series darkly comedic drama based on Sarai Walker's 2015 novel of the same name. Dietland, from Marti Noxon (UnReal), Skydance TV and AMC Studios, is set against the backdrop of the beauty industry. Part character drama and part revenge fantasy, it explores society's obsession with weight loss and beauty in a bold, original and funny way. Nash will play… Read

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‘Suits’ Spinoff Starring Gina Torres To Be Introduced In ‘Suits’ Season 7 Finale, Will Be About Chicago Politics

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The upcoming Season 7 finale of USA Network’s Suits will serve as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff starring Gina Torres and centered around her Suits character, the powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson. The offshoot, which, unlike the mothership series won’t be a legal drama but set in the world of Chicago politics, hails from Universal Cable Prods. The pilot will be written and executive produced by Suits creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh and executive… Read

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‘Z: The Beginning of Everything’: Karl Gajdusek Joins As Showrunner For Season 2 Of Amazon Series

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Karl Gajdusek (Stranger Things) has been tapped as executive producer and showrunner for  the upcoming second season of the Amazon half-hour dramedy Z: The Beginning Of Everything starring Christina Ricci. The bio-series is based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (Ricci), the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild Jazz Age in the 20s. Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, who wrote the pilot and ran the… Read

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Jason Bateman Drama ‘Ozark’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

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Less than a month after its release, new Netflix crime drama series Ozark, starring, directed and executive produced by Jason Bateman, has been renewed for a 10-episode second season.   Created/executive produced by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams and written/executive produced by Chris Mundy, Ozark revolves around financial planner Marty (Bateman) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) and their family’s sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community… Read

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‘The X-Files’: Barbara Hershey Joins Season 11 Of Fox Series

EXCLUSIVE: Barbara Hershey has been tapped for a recurring role on the 10-episode 11th season of the Fox sci-fi drama The X-FilesIt’s the show’s second run as an event series, following last season’s six-season revival. Hershey, an Oscar nominee for The Portrait of a Lady, will play Erika Price, a powerful figure who represents a mysterious organization. She joins returning stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson and co-star Mitch Pileggi. Hershey recently co-starred… Read

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White House Political Drama From Berlanti Prods. Gets NBC Put Pilot Commitment

In a competitive situation, NBC, the network that aired the Emmy-winning The West Wing, has landed Republic, a White House drama from the Blindspot team of co-executive producer Alex Berger, creator/exec producer Martin Gero and Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV, which produce the NBC series. Republic has received a put pilot commitment from the network. Like with The West Wing, which was developed when Bill Clinton was in office and featured a… Read

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Nia Vardalos To Co-Write & Topline ‘Suburbs Famous’ Dramedy In Works At Bravo With Tony Krantz Producing

Nia Vardalos is set to star in Suburbs Famous (working title), a dramedy series in development at Bravo, which is produced by Tony Kranrtz and his Flame Ventures, I have learned. Co-written by Vardalos and former Raising Hope showrunner Mike Mariano, Suburbs Famous explores what happens after a suburban housewife (Vardalos) accidentally becomes famous in a viral video. Thrust into the cutthroat world of celebrity chefs, the newly divorced mom must navigate between the… Read

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Netflix Picks Up Supernatural Teen Series

Netflix continues its expansion into original young adult series with a pickup of an eight-episode British drama. Created and written by Hania Elkington and Simon Duric, the untitled series is described as a teenage love story with supernatural twists. It is produced by the UK-based New Pictures, led by Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke and Willow Grylls, which also is behind another supernatural British drama series recently picked up by Netflix, Requiem.  ​Farren Blackburn… Read

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CBS Developing Nuclear Submarine Drama From Alex Kurtzman & David Wilcox

This is a very timely project in light of the nuclear standoff between the U.S. and North Korea. In one of its first major buys for next season, CBS has put in development Trident, a submarine drama from writer David Wilcox (CBS’ Bull) and Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout (Star Trek: Discovery). Written by Wilcox, Trident centers on a mysterious death aboard an American nuclear submarine that tests the mettle of the crew, the White House, the Pentagon and the CIA and causes… Read

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‘Mayans MC’ Looks Good For Pickup, FX Boss “Confident” About ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Spinoff’s Future – TCA

The promo for the upcoming service FX+ shown during FX’s TCA executive session included footage from Kurt Sutter’s Mayans MC pilot along with FX’s current and library series. Is this a good sign that the pilot, which is undergoing a reshoot and a recasting of some key roles, is heading to a series pickup? “It's a good sign,” FX CEO John Landgraf said. “I’m really excited where we are in the process on Mayans. “I’m very confident about the future of the spinoff.” Landgraf… Read