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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

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‘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

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‘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

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‘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

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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

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Kenya Barris/Alec Baldwin Family Comedy Gets Straight-To-Series Order By ABC

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation, ABC has landed a multi-camera comedy co-created and executive produced by Black-ish creator Kenya Barris, Julie Bean (Grown-ish) and 30 Rock alum Alec Baldwin. The network has given a straight-to-series order to the project, which is being developed as a possible starring vehicle for Baldwin. ABC Studios, where Barris, Baldwin and Bean are under overall deals, is the studio. Written by Barris and Bean, who will serve as showrunners… Read

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‘Big Little Lies’ Followup Is A Go At HBO With Nicole Kidman & Reese Witherspoon Back; Andrea Arnold Tapped To Direct

The long rumored second installment of HBO’s Emmy-winning limited series Big Little Lies has been officially greenlighted with a seven-episode order, matching the length of the first season. As expected, back for the followup are stars/executive producers Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon as well as writer David E. Kelley who again is penning all seven scripts partially based on a story by Liane Moriarty, author of the Big Little Lies book that the original mini was… Read

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YouTube Red Orders ‘Wayne’ Comedy Pilot Starring Mark McKenna & Ciara Bravo

YouTube Red has given a pilot order to action comedy Wayne, toplined by Mark McKenna (Sing Street, Kat and Alfie: Redwater) and Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush, Red Band Society), sources said. Wayne, created and written by Shawn Simmons (School of Rock) and directed by Iain B. MacDonald (Episodes, Shameless), is described as a gritty and sometimes bloody tale. In it, fifteen year-old Wayne (McKenna) sets out on a dirt bike with his new crush Del (Bravo) to take back the 1978… Read

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David Hornsby & Blake Anderson To Topline & Write Dad/Stepdad Comedy In Works At CBS

CBS is developing a single-camera comedy created, written by and starring David Hornsby, creator and star of CBS’ How to Be a Gentleman, and Blake Anderson, co-creator and star of Comedy Central’s Workaholics.   In the untitled project from CBS TV Studios, a high-strung father (Hornsby) must deal with a new family dynamic when his ex-wife marries a younger, free-spirited dude (Anderson) who becomes the stepdad to his children. In addition to writing and starring, Hornsby… Read

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‘Breadwinners’ Chef Comedy Starring Kyle Bornheimer In Works At Fox

Fox has put in development Breadwinners, a single-camera comedy from actor Kyle Bornheimer (Casual, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), who is set to star, and Where’s the Money co-writer Ben Sutor. In Breadwinners, written by Bornheimer and Sutor, when an out of work dad (Bornheimer) decides to try and reinvent himself as a chef, he tumbles head first into the wild world of the current foodie revolution, dragging his family along with him. Bornheimer and Sutor executive produce… Read

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‘The Twilight Zone’: Jordan Peele, Simon Kinberg & Marco Ramirez Board Reboot On CBS All Access

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When CBS boss Leslie Moonves said during the company's earnings call last month that a reboot of the iconic TV series The Twilight Zone was set for SVOD/live-streaming platform CBS All Access, he did not disclose details as deals with creative auspices were still in negotiations. Those deals now have closed, and the new Twilight Zone is being announced officially. It hails from CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinber… Read

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Pop Orders Supernatural Comedy Pilot ‘The Demons Of Dorian Gunn’ From Krysten Ritter & Jax Media

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Pop has given an order for The Demons of Dorian Gunn, a half-hour scripted comedy pilot to be executive produced by Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter and Jax Media’s Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns. A January production start in New York City is planned. Penned by Evan Greenspoon and Brandon Scott Jones, the project centers on disgraced New York socialite Dorian Gunn, who discovers he's descended from a long line of demon hunters and is forced to abandon his life of… Read