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Amy Brenneman To Topline CBS’ ‘The Get’ Drama Pilot About Internet Journalism

Another popular CBS drama star is returning to the network as the lead of an hourlong pilot this season. Judging Amy‘s Amy Brenneman, coming off a starring turn on HBO’s The Leftovers, is set to headline The Get, CBS’ drama pilot from 11.22.63 developer/showrunner Bridget Carpenter. Written/executive produced by Carpenter and directed/exec produced by James Strong, The Get tackles a timely subject in the new political environment. It centers on a team of tireless Internet… Read

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‘Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices’: Kyle Howard Cast In CBS Pilot

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Former My Boys and Your Family or Mine star Kyle Howard is set for a lead role opposite Alice Eve in CBS' single-camera comedy pilot Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices. Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) is directing the pilot, from Mad Love creator Matt Tarses and Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment. Written by Tarses, Hannah Royce's Questionable Choices centers on Hanna Royce (Eve), who has made some interesting choices throughout her life – namely, having three… Read

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Peyton List To Co-Star In ‘Mission Control’ CBS Pilot With ‘Frequency’ Fate In Limbo

EXCLUSIVE: Peyton List, star of the CW’s freshman series Frequency, is set as a series regular opposite David Giuntoli and Poppy Montgomery in CBS’ drama pilot Mission Control, from The Martian author Andy Weir, The Martian producer Simon Kinberg and CBS TV Studio. List’s casting is in second position to the Warner Bros TV-produced Frequency. The first-year drama did not receive a back order and is unlikely to get a renewal unless its reruns take off on Netflix in the… Read

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Brian Stokes Mitchell Cast In CBS Pilot ‘Perfect Citizen’

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell is set for a series-regular role opposite Noah Wyle in Perfect Citizen, CBS' legal drama pilot from The Good Wife executive producer Craig Turk. Written/executive produced by Turk and directed/exec produced by Paris Barclay, Perfect Citizen centers on Deck (Wyle), the former general counsel for the NSA who, after his involvement as a whistleblower in an international scandal, embarks on a new career at a storied law firm in Boston. Once there, he… Read

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L. Scott Caldwell Joins ‘The Trustee’ ABC Drama Pilot; Irene Choi In The CW’s ‘Insatiable’

L. Scott Caldwell (Mercy Street) has booked a series-regular role opposite Meaghan Rath and Laverne Cox in The Trustee, ABC's comedic one-hour pilot from The Smurfs writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn, Warner Bros TV and Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman's studio-based Brownstone Productions. Written by Scherick and Ronn and directed by Michael Engler, The Trustee is described as a fun, female buddy cop comedy about Eliza Radley (Rath), a driven but stubborn detective who… Read

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‘Shut Eye’ Renewed For Season 2 By Hulu With John Shiban As New Showrunner

Hulu has given a second-season pickup to drama Shut Eye starring Jeffrey Donovan with a new showrunner. Former Hell On Wheels showrunner John Shiban will take over the helm of the show under a new overall deal he has signed with Sony Pictures TV. He will replace David Hudgins, who was showrunner in Season 1. Created and executive produced by Les Bohem, Shut Eye, which launched in December, centers on Charlie Haverford (Donovan), a scammer with a small chain of… Read

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Glenn Gordon Caron Tapped As New ‘Bull’ Showrunner Under CBS TV Studios Deal

EXCLUSIVE: Glenn Gordon Caron is returning to his long-time home, CBS TV Studios, with a multi-year overall deal. Under the pact, he will take over the studio’s freshman drama series Bull as executive producer and showrunner for Season 2. He will join the show effective immediately, consulting for the remainder of Season 1. Mark Goffman, who joined Bull after the pilot last spring, will continue as executive producer and showrunner for the rest of the current season… Read

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‘Redliners’: ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Alum Tommy Flanagan Cast In NBC Drama Pilot

Tommy Flanagan

In his first regular TV role since Sons of Anarchy, Tommy Flanagan has joined the cast of Redliners, NBC's drama pilot based on short stories by Charlaine Harris. Written by Shaun Cassidy and Kelly Sue DeConnick and directed by Jason Ensler, Redliners mixes humor, romance and espionage in the tone of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. It follows a pair of former operatives, Anne (Hannah Ware) and Holt (Jerod Haynes), who get re-activated and drawn into a larger conspiracy while… Read

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Sharif Atkins Joins ‘Amy’s Brother’ Fox Comedy Pilot; NBC’s ‘Relatively Happy’ Adds Derek Gaines

Former White Collar star Sharif Atkins is set as a series regular opposite Michael Urie and Annie Mumolo in Amy's Brother, Fox's single-camera comedy executive produced by the husband-and-wife duo of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone via Warner Bros TV. Written and co-executive produced by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa and directed/exec produced by Beth McCarthy Miller, Amy's Brother is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-A man, Matthew… Read

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Renewed For Seasons 11 & 12 By CBS

CBS Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television have reached a deal for a two-year renewal of The Big Bang Theory, through the 2018-19 season. The pact comes on the heels of the two companies closing a deal for a spinoff prequel series, Young Sheldon, which is expected to launch next fall behind Big Bang. The two-season pickup for CBS’ flagship series also comes after the show’s original cast members Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar si… Read

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Omar Metwally To Co-Star In CBS’ Jenny Lumet Drama Pilot

Omar Metwally (The Affair) is set to co-star opposite Sharon Leal CBS' untitled Jenny Lumet drama pilot, a character-based procedural from writer Lumet and exec producers Katie Couric, David Marshall Grant, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Richard Shepard, who also directs. Penned by Lumet with Grant supervising, the untitled drama centers on an elite team of investigators for the Northeast Regional U.S. Hate Crimes Unit who solve myriad crimes against humanity as they… Read

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Penélope Cruz To Play Donatella Versace In FX’s ‘Versace: American Crime Story’

Penélope Cruz has been tapped to star as Donatella Versace, the sister of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace, in Versace: American Crime Story, the third installment in the Emmy-winning anthology series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. Donatella Versace is a central character in Versace, with the role attracting A-list actresses looking to work with Murphy. Cruz will star opposite Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss in the 10-episode limited series… Read