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Nathan Parsons To Topline Amazon Pilot ‘Point Of Honor’, Luke Benward To Co-Star

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True Blood alum Nathan Parsons is set as the lead in Point Of Honor, Amazon's Civil War family drama pilot from Carlton Cuse and Randall Wallace. Luke Benward (Ravenswood) co-stars in the project, which centers on best friends and brothers-in-law, John Rodes (Parsons) and Robert Sumner, who find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. Benward, repped by CESD and Fred Tozceck, plays Garland Rhodes, the dashing black sheep brother of the Rhodes family. Australia-born… Read

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ABC Developing True Crime Procedural Set Throughout Los Angeles History

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ABC is going back in time in search for its next crime drama franchise. The network has put in development The L.A. Crime, a character-driven, "true-crime" procedural that explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in L.A. history. In Season 1, two LA cops track a "Bonnie & Clyde" serial killer team amidst the rock-and-roll, coke-infused revelry of the 1980s Sunset Strip. LA's famous Sunset Strip in the 80s has been used a backdrop to movies… Read

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NBC Adapting Movie ‘Problem Child’ As Comedy Written By Scot Armstrong

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Scot Armstrong, writer on such R-rated feature hits as Old School and The Hangover Part II, is taking on the 1990 PG comedy Problem Child. NBC has put in development a single-camera comedy adaptation of the Universal Pictures/Imagine feature that starred John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple conned into adopting a troubled 7-year-boy who wreaks havoc in their lives and leaves a path of destruction anywhere he goes. The new Problem Child hails from Universal TV and Peter… Read

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USA Event Series ‘Dig’ Pushed To 2015, Eyes Additional Episode Order

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The premiere of USA Network's action adventure event series, DIG, originally slated for this fall, has been shifted to 2015. The move was fully expected given the logistical issues the show faced when the Gaza conflict prevented it from filming in Jerusalem beyond the pilot. The production took time to evaluate the situation and eventually settled on alternative locations, Croatia, where it is currently filming, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, where it will go next. The… Read

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MTV Series ‘Eye Candy’ Casts 3 Regulars

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Casey Deidrick (Days Of Our Lives), John Garet Stoker and Kiersey Clemons (Austin & Ally) are set to co-star opposite Victoria Justice in MTV's thriller drama series Eye Candy, from top genre feature producer Jason Blum. The project was picked up to series in February with a 10-episode order. It was to undergo  changes, including extensive recasting, with only Justice and Harvey Guillen staying on from the pilot cast. Written by Emmy Grinwis, Eye Candy stars Justice as… Read

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CBS Buys Mob Comedy From ‘Big Bang’ Actor Kevin Sussman & Neal Moritz

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The Big Bang Theory co-star Kevin Sussman is expanding his relationship with CBS. The network has put in development Wife Of Crime, a multi-camera comedy project written by Sussman. It hails from Neal Moritz's Original Film banner and CBS TV Studios, where the company is under an overall deal. Wife Of Crime centers on a straight-laced guy from Staten Island who marries into an Italian family with ties to the mob and finds himself drawn to the warmth of his new crime… Read

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Spike Buys Illegal Online Marketplace Drama From Tony Krantz & Gary Oldman

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Spike TV has put in development Deep Web, a drama from producer/director Tony Krantz (Dracula) of Flame Ventures, and Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski's Flying Studio Pictures. Written/executive produced by Scott Gold (Under The Dome), the project, which I hear has a significant penalty attached to it, is inspired by TIME Magazine's 2013 cover story on the Silk Road online marketplace. It chronicles the saga of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with… Read

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IFC’s ‘Maron’ Renewed For Third Season

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IFC today announced a third season renewal of Marc Maron's critically acclaimed original comedy series, Maron, produced by Fox Television Studios. Production begins this fall with 13 all-new half-hour episodes. Building on the success of the first two seasons, Maron will return to IFC in spring 2015 with Marc confronting new issues, new guest stars and new ways to self-sabotage. Maron is a fictionalized look at Marc's life and successful WTF podcast.  The second season… Read

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Brian Van Holt To Depart ‘Cougar Town’

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One of Cougar Town's co-stars is moving on a little sooner than originally scheduled. Brian Van Holt, who has been a regular on the show since its launch, will not continue full-time on Cougar Town's sixth and final season on TBS. He will wrap his character Bobby's story as a guest star. He is slated for one episode for now. According to TVLine, which broke the news, that will be the season premiere, slated to air early next year. Cougar Town had been able to make the… Read

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Netflix Nabs Judd Apatow Comedy Series With 2-Season Order; Paul Rust & Gillian Jacobs To Star, Legendary TV To Produce

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It's been over a decade since comedy movie mogul Judd Apatow has created a TV series, Fox's Undeclared. Now he has, and his return vehicle, a relationship comedy starring Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper) and Community's Gillian Jacobs, is getting a big two-season straight-to-series pickup from Netflix. The streaming service has ordered a 10-episode first and 12-episode second season of Love, which Apatow co-created and wrote with Rust and Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nin… Read

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Jon Turteltaub Producing CBS Family Comedy

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After taking a comedic turn in features with sleeper hit Last Vegas for CBS Films, Jon Turteltaub is doing the same on the TV side for the film studio's sibling CBS. Turteltaub, executive producer of CBS drama series Harper's Island and Jericho, is executive producing Letters To My Daughter's Future Therapist, a multi-camera/hybrid comedy, which has received a scripted commitment from the network. Written/executive produced by Jordan Roter and produced by CBS TV Studios… Read

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Amazon Orders Soccer Kids Comedy Pilot ‘The Kicks’

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I've learned that Amazon Studios has given a green light to The Kicks, a single-camera kids comedy produced by James Frey's Full Fathom Five. It is based on the best-selling series of books by Olympic gold medalist soccer star Alex Morgan, with David Babcock (ABC Family's Twisted) serving as writer and showrunner. The Kicks tells an empowering story of twelve-year-old soccer player Devin who is on the verge of being named seventh-grade captain on her Connecticut school… Read

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