‘History Of Them’: Lisa Vidal, Felix Solis & Amit Shah Join Cast As Multi-Cultural Comedy Gets Formal Pilot Order By CBS
Being Mary Jane‘s Lisa Vidal, Felix Solis (Ten Days in the Valley) and Amit Shah (The Hundred-Foot Journey) have been cast opposite female lead Ana Villafañe in multi-camera/hybrid comedy History of Them, from One Day at a Time co-creator/executive producer Gloria Calderon-Kellett, Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios. The project, which had a big production commitment and actively had been casting, also has been formally greenlighted to pilot.
Written by Kellett and to be… Read
CBS Orders Drama Pilot ‘Murder’, Comedy ‘I Mom So Hard’ From Warner Bros. TV
CBS kicked off its pilot-greenlight process with nods to projects from outside studios that had big commitments. That includes Warner Bros. TV’s comedy I Mom So Hard, which had a pilot production commitment, and drama Murder, which was a put pilot. They are joined by Sony Pictures TV’s comedy History of Them, which had a pilot production commitment and already had been casting.
While History of Them was a co-production with CBS TV Studios from the pitch sale, I Mom So Hard… Read
NBC Orders ‘The Enemy Within’ Drama Pilot From Ken Woodruff & Vernon Sanders
NBC has given a pilot order to another drama, The Enemy Within, from Gotham executive producer Ken Woodruff, NBC executive-turned-producer Vernon Sanders and Universal TV.
Written and executive produced by Woodruff, The Enemy Within is a character-driven investigative thriller set in the world of counterintelligence. It focuses on former CIA agent Erica Wolfe, the most notorious traitor in modern history and most hated woman in America, who is brought out of a federal… Read
‘Animaniacs’: Wellesley Wild Set As Showrunner Of Series Reboot At Hulu
Wellesley Wild (Family Guy, Ted, Ted 2) has been tapped as executive producer and showrunner of Animaniacs, a rebooted version of the Peabody and Emmy-winning cartoon, which recently received a two-season straight-to-series order at Hulu, with original series EP Steven Spielberg returning as executive producer, for premiere in 2020.
Co-produced by Amblin TV and Warner Bros. Animation, the new Animaniacs centers on Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister… Read
CBS Dramas Rule Friday, ‘Taken’ Steady At 0.5 Live+Same Day Demo Rating In Week 2
CBS' trio of drama procedurals took the top three spots for the night in preliminary Live+same day ratings. MacGyver (1.0 rating in adults 18-49, 7.7 million total viewers) and Hawaii Five-0 (1.0, 9.1 million) — both steady with last week — were tied for No.1 in 18-49 while Blue Bloods (0.9, down a tenth, 9.4 million) delivered Friday's largest audience. CBS easily won the night in both measures.
CBS’ dominance in Live+same audience for scripted programming was so… Read
Fox Orders Three Pilots: Comedies ‘Our People’ & ‘Rel’, Musical Drama ‘Mixtape’
Fox has ordered its first pilots of the season — Our People, a single-camera comedy from Lee Daniels and Modern Family executive producer Vali Chandrasekaran; multi-camera comedy Rel starring Lil Rey Howery and executive produced by Jerrod Carmichael; and Mixtape, a musical drama from former Smash showrunner Josh Safran.
All three projects come from Fox’s current sister studio 20th Century Fox TV, which is poised to move to Disney once the proposed Disney-21st Century Fox… Read
Tim Doyle 1970s Family Comedy Gets ABC Pilot Order
ABC has kicked off the traditional pilot season with an order to an untitled single-camera comedy from former Last Man Standing showrunner Tim Doyle and ABC Studios.
Written and executive produced by Doyle, the untitled comedy is set in the 1970s and revolves around an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons who navigate changes big and small during one of America's most turbulent decades.
ABC recently had a single-camera… Read
Lisa Edelstein To Topline ‘Confessions of a Sociopath’ Dramedy In Works At UCP, Recur On Netflix’s ‘The Kominsky Method’
With her Bravo series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce coming to an end, Lisa Edelstein is developing a new starring vehicle for herself with Girlfriends’ Guide former executive producer Carol Barbee and studio Universal Cable Prods. Additionally, the House alumna has been tapped for a recurring role opposite Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin on the new Netflix comedy series The Kominsky Method.
Edelstein is attached to star in an hourlong dramedy based on the book Confessions… Read
‘Party Of Five’ Reboot With Immigration Twist Set At Freeform As Put Pilot
Freeform has given a put pilot commitment to Party of Five, an immigration-themed reboot of the popular 1990s family drama revolving around Mexican-American siblings. It hails from the original series’ creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and studio Sony Pictures TV.
The original revolved around on the five Salinger siblings who become orphans after their parents are killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.
The reboot will follow the five Buendias children as… Read
‘Bad Boys’ TV Offshoot Starring Gabrielle Union Gets NBC Pilot Order
NBC communes to plow ahead with drama pilots orders while the other nets are still mulling their choices. The peacock network has given a formal pilot green light to an untitled Bad Boys spinoff TV series starring Gabrielle Union. The project, from Sony Pictures TV, Bad Boys movies' producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Doug Belgrad, Primary Wave Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV, had a pilot production commitment.
The untitled project centers on the Special Agent Syd Burnett… Read
Hector Elizondo & Holland Taylor To Star In Norman Lear & Peter Tolan’s ‘Guess Who Died’ NBC Comedy Pilot
Comedy veterans Hector Elizondo (Last Man Standing) and Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) have been cast as the leads in Guess Who Died, NBC’s single-camera comedy from Norman Lear and Peter Tolan, which has a pilot production commitment.
Guess Who Died, from Sony Pictures TV, is based on Lear's personal experiences and described as a humorous and inspiring look at the shared joys and challenges we all experience at any stage of life. The comedy is set in the Las… Read
‘The Boys’: Antony Starr, Chace Crawford, Dominique McElligott & Jessie Usher Cast In Amazon’s Superhero Drama Series
Antony Starr (American Gothic), Dominique McElligott (The Last Tycoon), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), Jessie T. Usher (Survivor’s Remorse) and Nathan Mitchell (iZombie) have joined Erin Moriarty as leads in Amazon's straight-to-series drama The Boys, Deadline has learned.
Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson and created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, The Boys is set in a world where… Read