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‘Tremors’: Emily Tremaine, Megan Ketch & Shiloh Fernandez To Star In Syfy Reboot

Emily Tremaine, Megan Ketch and Shiloh Fernandez are set to star alongside Kevin Bacon in the Syfy pilot Tremors, a reboot of the 1990 cult classic film, with original star Bacon reprising his role. The project hails from Jason Blum's Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods. In the Tremors follow-up, written by Andrew Miller and to be directed by Vincenzo Natali, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back, and the town's only hope… Read

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‘Who Fears Death’ Post-Apocalyptic Drama Set At HBO With George R.R. Martin & Michael Lombardo Producing

HBO has closed deals for Who Fears Death, a drama series in development, which will be executive produced by Game Of Thrones’ George R.R. Martin and former HBO President Michael Lombardo. Who Fears Death, which will be written by Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, is based on the sci-fi fantasy novel by Nnedi Okorafo. It was Okorafor who in July tweeted that her book is being optioned by HBO for a series produced by Martin. Who Fears Death tells the coming of age tale of Onyesowu in… Read

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CBS Nabs Liz Astrof Multi-Cam Comedy From Kapital Entertainment As Put Pilot

In a competitive situation, CBS has landed The Big House, a multi-camera comedy from former 2 Broke Girls executive producer Liz Astrof, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment (Life In Pieces, American Housewife) and Warner Bros. TV. The project has received a put pilot commitment. Written by Astrof and inspired by real-life experiences, The Big House centers on a newly engaged woman and her son who are settling into life with her fiancé when her ex-con ex-husband gets out… Read

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ABC Nabs Family Comedy Produced By Phil Lord & Chris Miller With Penalty

In a competitive situation, ABC has landed We Can Do Better, a single-camera comedy from former The Last Man On Earth writer-producer Liz Cackowski and the Fox series’ executive producers Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Seth Cohen. The project has received a script commitment with significant penalty. 20th Century Fox TV, where Lord and Miller’s production company is based, is the studio. Written by Cackowski, We Can Do Better, which echoes All In the Family a bit, centers on… Read

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‘Vikings’: Russian Actor Danila Kozlovsky To Star In Season 6 Of History Series

Vikings has tapped popular Russian movie actor Danila Kozlovsky as a major new cast addition for the just-picked up 20-episode sixth season. On the hit History drama series, Kozlovsky will play the leading role of Oleg The Prophet. Oleg the Prophet, or Oleg Novgorod, was a 10th century Varangian prince who ruled the Rus’ people. Coincidentally (or not), Kozlovsky headlined the big-budget 2016 Russian feature Viking, playing one of Oleg’s successors, Vladimir the… Read

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‘Locke & Key’: Nate Corddry To Co-Star In Hulu Fantasy Pilot

Nate Corddry (Mom) is set to co-star opposite Frances O'Connor in Locke & Key, Hulu's one-hour horror/fantasy drama adaptation of the IDW comic by Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. The pilot comes from Hill, Carlton Cuse and IDW Entertainment. Written by Hill and directed by It’s Andy Muschietti, Locke & Key revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine with their mother Nina (O'Connor) only to… Read

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Spinoff: Main Series’ Jason George To Join Firefighter Offshoot

Grey’s Anatomy series regular Jason George has been tapped to co-star opposite Jaina Lee Ortiz in ABC's upcoming Grey's Anatomy spinoff series, the network has confirmed. The 10-episode drama, which follows a group of heroic firefighters, hails from Grey's Anatomycreator Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland. Set in a Seattle firehouse, the spinoff, slated for a midseason launch, is being written by Grey's executive producer/co-showrunner Stacy McKee. From the captain to the newest… Read

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‘Transparent’: Jill Gordon Named Showrunner Of Amazon Comedy Series

EXCLUSIVE: Jill Gordon has joined Amazon’s flagship comedy-drama series Transparent as executive producer/showrunner. She’ll succeed at the helm series creator Jill Soloway, who will continue to write, direct and executive produce Transparent. Gordon succeeds Bridget Bedard who previously held day-to-day showrunner responsibilities, Soloway will focus on the other projects she has in the works under her overall deal at Amazon Studios, which recently was extended for three… Read

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Amazon Orders Fred Armisen-Maya Rudolph Comedy & Wong Kar-wai Drama Series; Greg Daniels, Bays-Thomas Pilots

Amazon has given straight-to-series orders to a comedy starring Saturday Night Live alumni Fred Armisen and Maya Rudolph and Tong Wars, a drama from filmmaker Wong Kar-wai and Homicide creator Paul Attanasio, the network confirmed. Additionally, Amazon has ordered Upload, a single-camera comedy pilot from The Office creator Greg Daniels, and Making Friends, a multi-camera one from How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s… Read

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‘The Machine’ AI Pilot Not Going Forward At Syfy

Syfy has opted not to proceed with its artificial intelligence drama pilot The Machine The decision took awhile — the pilot was cast back in February. I hear that is because there was an effort by Syfy brass to rework the pilot. I hear the recut pilot was better received but in the end came short of a series pickup. Based on the 2013 cult film, The Machine is set in a world that is being transformed by the emergence of artificial intelligence. The project explores the… Read

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‘The Greatest American Hero’ Reboot With Female Lead Gets Big ABC Commitment

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EXCLUSIVE: A re-imagining of Steven J. Cannell's 1981 cult classic The Greatest American Hero is flying back to development with a new creative team, a big new commitment and a big twist. ABC has given a put pilot commitment to the half-hour single-camera project. In it, the unlikely (super)hero at the center — Ralph Hinkley (played by William Katt) in the original series — is Meera, an Indian-American woman. The Greatest American Hero comes from Fresh Off  the Boat… Read

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Renewed For Season 2 By Showtime

Showtime has picked up a 10-episode second season of its series I'm Dying Up Here, starring Melissa Leo and executive produced by Jim Carrey, for a 2018 premiere. The drama, about L.A.'s famed '70s stand-up comedy scene, has found it challenging to attract wide audience, ranking as Showtime’s lowest rated original scripted series. But the network was intrigued enough by the premise and the cast to explore a second season. The renewal decision comes after Showtime this… Read