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CBS Buys Dan Kopelman Guy Comedy

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CBS has put in development a comedy written by Dan Kopelman (Rules Of Engagement, Malcolm In The Middle), which he is executive producing with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment for Warner Bros. TV.  The untitled multi-camera project revolves around four best friends from college who are still living together as bachelors 10 years after graduation. This marks the latest collaboration between Kopelman and Kaplan. Last season, they sold a comedy spec by Kopelman with… Read

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FX Developing Sci-Fi Comedy From ‘Super Fun Night’ Trio

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FX has put in development Daedalus 6, a science fiction comedy set in the distant future written by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit (1600 Penn). The two are executive producing with Michael Showalter, with whom they worked together on ABC's Super Fun Night, and Jonathan Stern of Abominable Pictures. Hernandez and Samit are currently writing Warner Brothers' Gilligan's Island movie reboot with 1600 Penn star Josh Gad. Showalter just wrapped his Red Crown feature Hello My Name… Read

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‘The Divide’ Cancelled By WE TV After One Season

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The Divide, which marked WE TV's first original scripted series, will not be coming back for a second season. "We are extremely proud of The Divide and grateful to its brilliant creators, Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn, and an amazing cast and crew, for bringing this story to life as WE tv's first scripted series," the network said in a statement. The Divide, created by LaGravenese and Goldwyn, was originally developed and piloted by WE TV sibling AMC before it was… Read

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‘The Wedding Planner’ Writers Team With Adam Shankman & Ellen Pompeo For Projects At Fox & ABC

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Pamela Falk and Mike Ellis, writers of the 2001 feature The Wedding Planner, have reunited with the film's director, Adam Shankman, for Marsha Goes To Jail, a half-hour comedy project that has sold to Fox. Additionally, the duo have sold American Marriage, an ensemble drama soap to ABC, produced by Ellen Pompeo. Described as a comedic Dangerous Minds, Marsha Goes To Jail is inspired by the life of Ellis' mother, also named Marsha, as a substitute teacher assigned to a… Read

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Drama Inspired By LA Defense Attorney Shawn Holley Set At NBC & Working Title

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Shawn Holley, the Los Angeles trial attorney best known for representing Lindsay Lohan during her recent legal troubles, serves as inspiration for an hourlong drama project at NBC from Universal TV and Working Title. Written by Power co-executive producer Lauren Schmidt, the untitled project delves into the life of a larger-than-life lawyer who possesses the unique ability to look beyond the first impressions and social biases against her clients and fight for their… Read

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Kyra Sedgwick To Topline & Produce Kari Lizer Comedy For HBO

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In a power pairing, The New Adventures Of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer has teamed with The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick for a half-hour single-camera comedy project set up at HBO. Sedgwick is set to star and Lizer will write the untitled comedy, which the two will executive produce for Warner Bros. TV and Lizer's studio-based Kari's Logo Here banner. It centers on Kate (Sedgwick) who was a nun in the order of the Sisters of Mercy, San Mateo Chapter, but disillusioned by… Read

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Geoff Stults To Write, Possibly Star In Comedy For CBS Produced By Will Gluck

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From an Army solder to a firefighter. Enlisted star Geoff Stults is set to co-write a multi-camera comedy for CBS as a potential starring vehicle for himself. This marks the first writing gig for the actor, who will co-pen the script with his writing partner, Dave Whatley. Comedy veterans Joe Port and Joe Wiseman will supervise the script and serve as showrunners. The four will executive produce with Will Gluck and Richie Schwartz for Sony TV, Gluck's Sony-based Olive… Read

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‘American Gigolo’ Series In Works At Paramount TV With Jerry Bruckheimer

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Paramount Television is pulling another marquee title from Paramount's movie library for a series adaptation with top original auspices attached. The company is developing a television adaptation of the film noir classic, American Gigolo, with Jerry Bruckheimer, who was a producer of the 1980 movie with Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton, executive producing. The film's director and writer, Paul Schrader, will serve as an executive consultant. "With its signature noir… Read

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Peter Pan Drama ‘The League Of Pan’ Set At Fox With Imagine TV & Andrew Miller

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League Of Pan, a modern day twist on Peter Pan, has landed at Fox with a script commitment plus penalty. The mystery drama hails from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Imagine Television. Written by Andrew Miller, developer/executive produced of CW's The Secret Circle, League Of Pan is described as a grounded, edgy, soapy thriller featuring updated versions of all favorite Neverland characters. It picks up the Lost Boys fifteen years after they left Neverland. Now men… Read

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Jason Jones & Samantha Bee Vacation Comedy Gets TBS Pilot Order

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TBS has given a pilot order to a scripted comedy pilot from The Daily Show's Jason Jones & Samantha Bee. Jones is set to star in the project, which is inspired by his and wife Samantha Bee's own experiences with family getaways. The duo wrote the script for the pilot, which is produced by TBS. The Jones/Bee project was one of three comedies that were heating up at TBS. Another, deserted island show Wrecked, was picked up to pilot last week. The third, Quality Time,… Read

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‘Mysteries Of Laura’ Gets Full-Season Pickup By NBC

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Consistency paid off for rookie cop drama Mysteries Of Laura, which this morning became the first NBC fall series to get a full-season order with a pickup of nine additional episodes for a total of 22. Mysteries Of Laura starring Debra Messing is the only new series this season, whose ratings have stayed within .2 of its regular slot premiere and has consistently ranked as the most watched NBC program on Wednesday night. It most recently drew a 1.3 in adults 18-49… Read

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Don Todd Sells Detective Show To ABC Produced By Kyle Killen

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Nola Hart, an hourlong project from Samantha Who? co-creator Don Todd, has sold to ABC with penalty. The project, which Todd executive produces with Kyle Killen, hails from 20th Century Fox TV, where Todd is under an overall deal. Nola Hart extends the duo's collaboration; last season, Todd worked on Killen's Mind Games — also for ABC and 20th TV — assisting creator/executive producer Killen with showrunner duties. Written by Todd, Nola Hart centers on a woman who wakes… Read

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