Filming On TNT Unscripted Series ‘Who Rules The World’ Suspended As Producers Sever Ties With Morgan Spurlock
TNT, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pretty Matches and Refinery29 have suspended production on the planned unscripted series Who Rules the World (working title), which had been co-produced by Morgan Spurlock's Warrior Poets and executive produced by the documentarymaker. The decision follows Spurlock’s public admission of sexual misconduct earlier this week. The series, which tackles women’s issues, did not have a premiere date and was in early stages of production. Its future… Read
‘Spaced Out’ Comedy Redeveloped As Multi-Cam At CBS With Bill Lawrence
CBS has closed a deal for Spaced Out, a multi-camera workplace comedy from Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and Warner Bros. TV where Lawrence’s Doozer Prods. is based.
Written by Lawrence, the ensemble comedy is set in the world of commercial space travel. Doozer’s Lawrence and Jeff Ingold executive produce.
A single-camera version of Spaced Out was set up at NBC last season. It was written by Adam Sztykiel and executive produced by Lawrence and Ingold. The project went to p… Read
Apple Orders Ronald D. Moore Space Drama Series
EXCLUSIVE: Ronald D. Moore is heading back to space. Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a space drama from the Battlestar Galactica developer. The untitled project hails from Sony Pictures Television and Moore's studio-based Tall Ship Productions.
Created and written by Moore, along with Fargo co-executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, the untitled series explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended. Tall Ship Prods… Read
‘Olive Forever’ Pilot Not Going Forward At USA, To Be Shopped Elsewhere
EXCLUSIVE: USA Network has passed on Olive Forever, its comedic crime drama pilot from Insurgent and The Babysitter writer Brian Duffield, AwesomenessTV and its former CEO Brian Robbins. I hear Universal Cable Prods., which produced the pilot, plans to shop it elsewhere.
Olive Forever was an outlier for USA with its young lead. Written by Duffield and directed by Matt Shakman, the project follows the exploits of Olive (Emily Rudd), a high school student, con artist, cat… Read
Freeform Developing Thriller ‘The Kill Book’ From ‘Mysteries Of Laura’ Team
Freeform has put in development drama The Kill Book. It hails from The Mysteries of Laura creator/executive producer Jeff Rake, co-executive producer Jeffrey Lippman, executive producer Aaron Kaplan and the production companies behind the NBC series, Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV via its cable unit Warner Horizon Scripted TV.
Written by Lippman, The Kill Book is described as an action-packed thriller that follows a wily, resilient young woman… Read
Netflix Announces Comedy Series From ‘Awkward’ Creator Lauren Iungerich
Netflix has officially unveiled a ten-episode order to On My Block, a half-hour comedy co-created by Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich and All Eyez On Me writers Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft.
On My Block, which has assembled a young cast of mostly up-and-coming actors, is described as a coming-of-age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high-school set in the rough inner city.
The cast includes… Read
Tracy Morgan TBS Comedy ‘The Last O.G.’ Taps Saladin K. Patterson As Showrunner
EXCLUSIVE: Seasoned comedy writer-producer Saladin K. Patterson has joined Tracy Morgan and Jordan Peele's upcoming TBS comedy series The Last O.G. as executive producer and new showrunner. He replaces co-creator John Carcieri, who exited after production on Season 1 wrapped this fall.
Patterson will shepherd post-production for the first season, whose launch was moved from late October 2017 to spring 2018, when the network’s popular NBA coverage on sibling TNT will be… Read
Fox Developing Soap From ‘No Good Deed’ Writer & Chernin Entertainment
Fox has put in development Searching for Me, a family soap from writer Aimee Lagos (No Good Deed), Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV.
Written and executive produced by Lagos, Searching for Me is described as a character-driven soap about a family whose lives are thrown into a tailspin after a deadly accident threatens to expose the family’s deepest and darkest secrets. Set against the backdrop of an unraveling murder mystery, this close-knit family, bound by… Read
‘Lady In The Mask’ Psychological Thriller Drama From Amblin TV Set At the CW
The CW has put in development Lady in the Mask, a drama from Amblin TV and CBS Television Studios.
Written by Thomas Brandon, Lady in the Mask is a psychological thriller set in a near future where people can back-up their minds like they back-up their computer. It centers on a woman who awakens in the hospital after a suspicious car accident and learns her memory was damaged and restored from a two-year-old "back-up." As she tries to return to her seemingly loving… Read
‘The Punisher’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix
Marvel’s perfect renewal record at Netflix continues, with the Internet network just announcing a Season 2 pickup for The Punisher.
The renewal comes less than a month after the Nov. 17 debut of the Jon Bernthal-led show’s 13-episode first season.
Coming before an as-yet unspecified third season of Daredevil and Season 2 of both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, the Punisher series was launched after the vigilante character was first introduced in Season 2 of the Charlie… Read
‘City On A Hill’: Jill Hennessy Among Four Regulars Cast In Ben Affleck & Matt Damon’s Showtime Drama Pilot
Former Crossing Jordan star Jill Hennessy, along with Kevin Chapman (Person of Interest), Jere Shea (Passion) and Lauren E. Banks (Instinct) have been cast opposite Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge in City on a Hill, Showtime's drama pilot executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. All will be series regulars if the project moves forward.
In addition, Cathy Moriarty, Michael O'Keefe, Amanda Clayton and Rory Culkin are set for guest roles and will recur if the project… Read
NBC Developing ‘Natural History’ Museum Comedy From Chris Hardwick & David X. Cohen
NBC has put in development comedy Natural History from Chris Hardwick’s Fish Ladder Production, Futurama co-creator David X. Cohen, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Universal TV.
Written by Hardwick and Cohen, Natural History focuses on a young woman who returns home to become director of a beloved local natural history museum, only to find it has gone to hell in her absence. She must wrangle her well-intentioned but less-than-reliable staff while battling slashed… Read