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‘Living Biblically’ Pulled Off the Schedule By CBS, Replaced By ‘Big Bang’ Repeats

After CBS yesterday wrapped its round of early pickups of the series it considered no-brainers for renewal, it has started to shed the weakest of the rest. Monday comedy Living Biblically has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately. Starting next week, it will be replaced by repeats of The Big Bang Theory.  The move is not a surprise. Living Biblically is CBS’ least watched series this season and tied for last place in adults 18-49 (Live+same day). CBS earlier… Read

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‘First Wives Club’ TV Reboot Gets Series Order At Paramount Network

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Paramount Network has given a 10-episode series order to First Wives Club, a half-hour comedy based on the popular 1996 film from Paramount Pictures, from Girls Trip co-writer Tracy Oliver, who’s attached to write and executive produce the series, and Paramount Television. Production is scheduled to begin in New York City this summer for a 2019 premiere. Paramount Network originally confirmed a pilot order for the project earlier this month. The network has now completed… Read

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‘Taken’ Pulled Off Schedule By NBC, Will Return In Summer For Saturday Run

NBC has pulled action drama Taken off the schedule, effective immediately. The series based on the Taken movie franchise had been delivering underwhelming ratings in the Friday 9 PM hour, averaging 2million-3 million viewers and 0.3-0.4 adults 18-49 rating (Live+same day) over the past month. According to th3 schedule released by NBC, starting this Friday, Dateline NBC, which airs at 10 PM on Fridays, will be expanded to two hours, airing 9-11 PM. As for Taken, word is… Read

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Syfy Picks Up To Series ‘Deadly Class’ Drama Based On Graphic Novel From The Russo Brothers

Syfy has picked up to series Deadly Class, based on the critically acclaimed Image Comics graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, from The Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo, Sony Pictures TV and Universal Cable Productions. Adapted for television by Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott, Deadly Class is described as a coming of age journey full of ancient mystery and teen angst. Set in a dark, comic book world against the backdrop of late 80s counter culture, it… Read

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Netflix Picks Up ‘The Order’ Horror Drama Series Starring Jake Manley & Sarah Grey

Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to The Order, a horror drama series from Canadian production company Nomadic Pictures (Hell on Wheels, Van Helsing). Jake Manley (Heroes: Reborn, iZombie) has been tapped as the lead in the series, with Sarah Grey (Stargirl on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) as the co-lead and Matt Frewer (Altered Carbon, Orphan Black), True Blood alum Sam Trammell and Max Martini (Training Day, Revenge) co-starring. Created/written by Dennis Heaton (M… Read

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Comedy Central Greenlights Arturo Castro Sketch Show And Comedy Cellar Stand-Up Series, Boosts Development Slate

Comedy Central has unveiled its 2018-2019 development slate which includes series orders for Alternatino With Arturo Castro, a Latino-focused sketch series from the Broad City regular, and This Week at the Comedy Cellar, a stand-up series from the famed New York City venue. The network also has five new shows in development including the weekly series Verified With David Spade, which Deadline revealed last month, and the already announced animated Mall Town USA executive… Read

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OWN Orders 2 Will Packer Series: Drama ‘Ambitions’ & Unscripted ‘Ready To Love’

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OWN has greenlighted two series from prolific producer Will Packer (Girls Trip, Ride Along): soapy family drama Ambitions, a co-production with Lionsgate, and unscripted dating series from a male perspective Ready to Love. Ambitions and Ready to Love, which Packer will executive produce, are the first series to come out of Packer’s first-look deal with OWN, inked last summer as part of OWN parent Discovery Communications’ investment in Will Packer Media. (It was… Read

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‘The Wrong Mans’ Comedy From James Corden & Bad Robot Set At Showtime; Ben Schwartz To Star In Remake of UK Series

Showtime has given a pilot production commitment to The Wrong Mans, a half-hour single-camera action comedy based on the 2013 British series created by and starring James Corden & Matthew Baynton. The U.S. version, from The Late Late Show host Corden, Baynton, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods., Warner Bros. TV and BBC Studios, will star Ben Schwartz in his return to Showtime where he co-starred on House of Lies.  Written by Corden, Bayton and U.S. TV writer Ian Maxtone-Graham… Read

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Ian Somerhalder To Star In Netflix Vampire Drama Series ‘V-Wars’ Based On Book

A year after the end of The Vampire DiariesIan Somerhalder is returning to the vampire drama genre. Netflix has given a 10-episode order to V-Wars, based on Jonathan Maberry’s bestselling book, from IDW Entertainment and High Park Entertainment. Somerhalder is attached to star and also direct the hourlong drama, which was developed as straight-to-series in 2014 as the initial project under IDW Entertainment and then-eOne TV's first-look co-production deal. The book… Read

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‘NCIS’ Renewed For Next Season By CBS As Star & EP Mark Harmon Inks New Deal

NCIS star and executive producer Mark Harmon has signed a new agreement to continue on the CBS/CBS TV Studios series. With him on board, the long-running crime procedural drama has been renewed for the 2018-2019 broadcast season. Now in its 15th season, NCIS remains CBS’ #1 drama series. Additionally, it has been crowned as the most-watched drama in the world in three of the last four years and is the reigning champ in the category as the recipient of the 2017… Read

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‘Catch-22’: Kyle Chandler To Star In Hulu Series As George Clooney Switches Roles

Kyle Chandler has been tapped as a lead opposite Christopher Abbott in Catch-22Hulu's high-profile limited series co-directed and executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov.  Chandler will play Colonel Cathart, the role Clooney was originally slated to take on. Clooney will now play the supporting part of Scheisskopf, which would give him more time to focus on his directing and producing duties. Written by Luke Davies and David Michôd based on the seminal… Read

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‘On My Block’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich has a second well-received high school comedy that is going to multiple seasons as Netflix has renewed On My Block for a second season. On the Block premiered on March 16, a month after the debut of another Netflix coming-of-cage comedy series, Everything Sucks! The pickup for On the Block comes a week after Netflix opted not to renew Everything Sucks! for a second season. Co-created and executive produced by Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez… Read