Showtime Nabs ‘Your Honor’ Legal Drama From Peter Moffat, Robert & Michelle King and CBS Studios With Series Commitment
CBS TV Studios’ high-profile legal thriller drama Your Honor has landed at sibling premium cable network Showtime with a series commitment.
The Scripted World-produced project, based on the hot Israeli drama format Your Honor (Kvodo), has been shepherded by the creators of two acclaimed legal drama series: Peter Moffat, whose BAFTA-winning Criminal Justice was the basis for HBO's Emmy-winning limited series The Night Of, and The Good Wife's Robert and Michelle… Read
‘Casual’ Renewed By Hulu For Fourth & Final Season
EXCLUSIVE: Casual, the series that helped usher in high-end original programming on Hulu, will be coming to the end. The streaming network has ordered an abbreviated eight-episode fourth season of the comedy, which will be its last. It will air in 2018.
Casual, from director Jason Reitman, creator Zander Lehmann and showrunner Liz Tigelaar, was one of the first original series to launch on Hulu in October 2015 as the service was beginning its transformation from a place… Read
Steve Buscemi To Replace Owen Wilson In TBS Anthology Series ‘Miracle Workers’
Steve Buscemi has been tapped as the co-lead opposite Daniel Radcliffe in TBS’ anthology comedy series Miracle Workers, executive produced by Lorne Michaels.
Buscemi replaces Owen Wilson who was originally set to star alongside Radcliffe in the seven-episode straight-to-series comedy, announced at the Turner’s upfront in May. Wilson fell out in late August, and start of production on Miracle Workers was pushed while the network searched for a replacement.
Created by Man Se… Read
‘Daddy Issues’ Comedy From Erin Foster & Liz Meriwether Set At Fox As Put Pilot
Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Daddy Issues, a single-camera comedy from actress-writer Erin Foster and New Girl creator Liz Meriwether.
Written by Foster, the project from 3 Arts and 20th Century Fox TV revolves around the relationship between a womanizing father and his adult daughters: Andi, who is perpetually single and has become her dad’s wingman, and Jane, the perfect one who is married and takes joy in Andi’s failures. Their lives are turned upside down… Read
‘Salvation’ Summer Drama Series Renewed For Season 2 By CBS
CBS has given a 13-episode second-season pickup to suspense thriller Salvation to air in summer 2018. There is no decision yet on CBS’ other summer drama series, Zoo.
Salvation, which had a decent freshman performance by summer ratings standards and is owned by CBS, centers on Liam Cole, an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz, a tech superstar, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just months away from colliding with Earth… Read
Mark Ruffalo To Star In HBO Limited Drama Series In Works From Derek Cianfrance Based On Wally Lamb Book
EXCLUSIVE: HBO has had success with limited drama series with big-name feature actors attached from the get-go, like True Detective, which the network bought with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on board, and more recently Big Little Liars, shepherded by and starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, which swept the Emmys this year.
As a follow-up, the premium cable network is developing I Know This Much Is True, an eight-episode limited drama series starring… Read
Casey Affleck To Star In Alfonso Cuarón Horror Drama TV Series
EXCLUSIVE: A drama series package featuring two Oscar winners, filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and actor Casey Affleck, has hit the premium TV space. I hear the Anonymous Content project is being pitched to pay cable and streaming outlets, garnering interest from multiple networks.
Details about the projects are being kept under wraps but I hear it is a horror genre series that tracks the origins of a cult. Cuarón is writing, directing and executive producing; Affleck is… Read
Fox Buys Lil Rel Howrey Comedy Produced By Jerrod Carmichael & Mike Scully With Put Pilot Commitment
Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a multi-camera comedy starring Lil Rel Howrey, from 20th Century Fox TV. It is the first project under the overall deal The Carmichael Show co-creator/star Jerrod Carmichael recently signed with 20th TV. Carmichael is executive producing alongside Mike Scully.
Written/executive produced by Josh Rabinowitz & Kevin Barnett and Howrey, the untitled comedy centers on Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to… Read
‘Titans’: Ryan Potter Cast As Beast Boy In Live-Action Series For DC Digital Service
Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) has been cast as a lead opposite Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop and Teagan Croft in the new live-action series Titans, from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros TV. The series is slated to premiere in 2018 as part of the inaugural slate of a new DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service. Potter will play the series regular role of Garfield "Gar" Logan (aka Beast Boy).
Written by Goldsman, DC Entertainment's… Read
‘White Dave’ Comedy From David Talbert, LeBron James & Gabrielle Union Set At ABC
ABC has put in development White Dave, a single-camera comedy from filmmaker David E. Talbert (First Sunday, Almost Christmas), LeBron James and Maverick Carter of SpringHill Entertainment (Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, NBC’s The Wall) and actress Gabrielle Union (BET’s Being Mary Jane).
Written by Talbert based on his real-life experiences, White Dave is about a young African-American teenager, who has grown up in an all-white suburb, suddenly moves to an all-black… Read
ABC Developing Small-Town Serial Killer Comedy Produced By Jack Black
ABC has put in development Boring, OR, a single-camera ensemble comedy from Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite and ABC Studios.
Written by Upright Citizen Brigade’s Stephen Soroka, Borning, OR is about a small town with a serial killer on the loose. It follows Jonna, a police officer who is determined to stop the killings while the rest of the townspeople remain dead set on not letting it affect their day-to-day lives. At its heart, Boring, OR asks the question, "If I'm OK… Read
The CW Buys ‘School For Psychics’ Drama From Paul Sciarrotta, Dan Jinks & Jason Egenberg
The CW has put in development School For Psychics, a drama based on K.C. Archer’s upcoming book series, from CBS TV Studios. Paul Sciarrotta, who most recently served as co-executive producer on the CW/CBS Studios dramedy Jane the Virgin, will write the adaptation and will executive produce alongside Dan Jinks and Jason Egenberg.
In School For Psychics, when an aimless, jaded young woman learns she has powerful latent psychic abilities, she is recruited to join a secret… Read