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Supernatural Thriller Produced By Blumhouse Television Gets Pilot Order By NBCUniversal Cable

NBCUniveral Cable Entertainment’s Entertainment Networks Group, composed of USA and Syfy, have ordered a pilot for supernatural thriller Run for Your Life, from Universal TV and Blumhouse Television. Run for Your Life is centered on the last night of Dia de Los Muertos (aka Day of the Dead), when a grieving detective is thrust into a deadly game to bring someone back from the dead. Should the pilot be ordered to series, the network on which it would air would be… Read

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E! Buys ‘Juicy Stories’ Dramedy From Michael Patrick King, Amy Harris & Juicy Couture Founders With Pilot Commitment

EXCLUSIVE: E! has given a pilot commitment to Juicy Stories, an hourlong inspired by Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, from Sex and the City alums Michael Patrick King and Amy B. Harris, Warner Horizon Scripted TV and Universal Cable Productions. Juicy Stories is the story of how two women in their 20s created the iconic "Juicy" tracksuit and turned their $200 investment into a billion-dollar business — and a life-long friendship. Inspired by… Read

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‘True Detective’: Carmen Ejogo To Star In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series

Carmen Ejogo is set to star opposite Mahershala Ali in the third season of Nic Pizzolatto's HBO crime anthology series True Detective. The new installment of True Detective tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Ejogo will play Amelia Reardon, an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in 1980. Ali plays the lead role of Wayne Hays, a state… Read

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Kat Dennings To Star In Hulu Pilot ‘Dollface’; ‘I, Tonya’s Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless Producing

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EXCLUSIVE: Kat Dennings has found her next series vehicle after 2 Broke Girls. She is set to star in Dollface for Hulu. She plays a young woman who, after being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, must metaphorically re-enter the world of women, and rekindle the female friendships she left behind. Jordan Weiss is the writer, creator and executive producer. Veep‘s Stephanie Laing will direct the pilot and be a producer. 2 Broke Girls ended last May after six seasons and set… Read

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NBC Buys Comedy From Joe Port, Joe Wiseman & Kapital Entertainment

NBC has put in development 20/40, a relationship comedy from the Me, Myself & I team of co-executive producers Joe Port and Joe Wiseman, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV. Written by comedy veterans Port and Wiseman, the comedy centers on a 20-something woman and a 40-something guy who get into a go-nowhere relationship that unexpectedly goes somewhere, bringing their generationally divided friends and family along for the ride. Port and Wiseman… Read

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ABC Buys Small-Town Family Comedy From ‘Life In Pieces’ Duo

ABC has given a script commitment to an untitled single-camera comedy from Life in Pieces duo Lesley Wake Webster and Jason Winer and his Small Dog Picture Company. 20th Century Fox TV, where Small Dog is based, is the studio. Written by Wake Webster, the comedy is set in small-town Kentucky and centers on an overly idealistic young woman who experiences a delayed coming-of-age, guided by her freewheeling, larger-than-life father. It’s told in flashback as she testifies… Read

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CBS Developing ‘Stripes’ Series Adaptation Based On Movie

CBS has put in development Stripesa single-camera comedy based on the 1981 Bill Murray-Harold Ramis film, Deadline has learned. The project hails from the Whitest Kids U’Know trio of Trevor Moore, Sam Brown and Zach Cregger, Sony Pictures TV and CBS Television Studios. Ivan Reitman, who helmed the movie, is attached to direct and executive produce via his the Montecito Picture Company. Like the film, the series adaptation penned by Moore, Brown and Cregger focuses on a… Read

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Julianne Hough To Topline ‘One Hit Wendy’ Comedy Set At Fox As Put Pilot With Diane Warren & KatzSmith Producing

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to One Hit Wendy, a single-camera comedy starring Dancing with the StarsJulianne Hough in the title role, from It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith’s KatzSmith, Life In Pieces co-executive producer Lesley Wake Webster, songwriter Diane Warren and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by Wake Webster, One Hit Wendy centers on Wendy (Hough) a one-hit wonder who peaked at 18, who tries to guide her talented niece, Jordan, through… Read

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NBC Buys Medical Drama From ‘Body Of Proof’ Creator Chris Murphey & Timberman/Beverly

Body of Proof creator Chris Murphey has re-teamed with his medical consultant on the cult ABC series, pathologist Dr. Kristen Vandewalker, for a character-driven medical drama, which has been set up at NBC for development. It hails from Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman’s Timberman/Beverly Productions and CBS Television Studios, where the company is based. Written by Murphey, the drama centers on the Medical Investigation Crime Unit, led by dynamic pathologist Dr. Kim… Read

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TV Land Cancels ‘Lopez’ & ‘Throwing Shade’ As ‘Nobodies’ Moves To Paramount Network

TV Land continues to pare down its original series slate. The Viacom network has canceled primetime comedy series Lopez, toplined by George Lopez, after two seasons and late-night comedy series Throwing Shade after one. Additionally, the Melissa McCarthy- and Ben Falcone-produced comedy series Nobodies will migrate to flagship Viacom scripted brand Paramount Network. The two cancellations and the relocation — which follow the decision earlier this year to also move upcomin… Read

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ABC Developing Missing Plane Drama ‘Flight 410’ From ‘The Last Ship’ Writer

ABC has put in development drama Flight 410 from The Last Ship writer-producer Jill Blankenship, American Crime executive producer Michael McDonald and ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by Blankenship, Flight 410 is described as a character-driven conspiracy thriller. After a commercial flight vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean, a disgraced journalist whose wife was on the plane is driven to solve the mystery as he leads an unconventional group with other family… Read

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NBC Developing Legal Comedy ‘Danni Lowinski’ From ‘Glee’ Co-Creator Ian Brennan & Tariq Jalil Based On German Series

NBC is developing Danni Lowinski, a half-hour comedy based on the 2010 German TV series. It’s from Glee and Scream Queens co-creator Ian Brennan, Tariq Jalil’s Intrigue Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV, where Brennan is under an overall deal. Written by Brennan, Danni Lowinski follows a working-class woman who is whip-smart, mouthy and undeniably herself. But when she's rejected by every straight-laced traditional law firm in Milwaukee, she decides to change the… Read