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‘The Crow Girl’ Book Trilogy Optioned By Tomorrow Studios For TV Series

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Another Swedish book trilogy has become a hot Hollywood commodity. In a very competitive bidding war, Tomorrow Studios, Marty Adelstein's partnership with ITV Studios, has acquired the TV rights to international best-selling book trilogy The Crow Girl, which is yet to be published in the U.S. The novels will be developed as a drama TV series executive produced by Tomorrow Studios' CEO Adelstein and president Becky Clements as well as producer Michael London (Sideways)… Read

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‘Continuum’ Renewed For 6-Episode Fourth & Final Season

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Sci-fi drama Continuum will end its run in 2015 with a six-episode fourth season, which will wrap the show's story. The series has been renewed both by its original channel, Canada's Showtime, and Syfy, which has been carrying it in the U.S. Continuum, a futuristic police drama starring Rachel Nichols as a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver, started with a 10-episode first season, which was followed by 13-episode second and third… Read

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‘Krypton’ Series In Works At Syfy From David Goyer & Ian Goldberg

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Syfy and Warner Horizon Television have teamed for Krypton, a one-hour drama about Superman's grandfather set at the fictional planet. Years before the Superman became a superhero, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series follows The Man of Steel's grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known. The planet was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster and… Read

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‘The League’ To End Run After 7 Seasons

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It is a case of good news-bad news for fans of long-running FX/FXX series The League. The good news: The comedy about the members of a fictional fantasy football league has been renewed for a 13-episode seventh season. The bad: It will be the show's last. The League, which just completed its sixth season, was created by the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer, who serve as executive producers and directors for FX Productions. "Whatever, I've… Read

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TruTV Orders ‘Those Who Can’t’ As First Scripted Comedy Pilot

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After testing the scripted waters with sketch comedy Friends of the People this fall, TruTV has ordered its first full-fledged scripted comedy pilot, Those Who Can't (working title), created by and starring the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix. The project, from Thank You, Brain! Prods and 3 Arts Entertainment, which also is behind Friends of the People, is set in Denver. It follows three dysfunctional high school teachers - played by Grawlix members Adam… Read

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John Wells To Produce Hip-Hop Drama Inspired By Kenny Wormald For CW

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The CW has put in development an hourlong drama from John Wells Prods. and Warner Bros. TV loosely inspired by the life of actor-dancer Kenny Wormald who played the lead in the recent Footloose feature remake. Written by playwright Andrew Hinderaker, the untitled project is  described as “Entourage meets 30 Feet From Stardom”. It is a peek behind the curtain of Hollywood's hip-hop dance scene, centering on a top-flight back-up dancer who dreams of becoming a… Read

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‘Preacher’ Drama From Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Gets AMC Pilot Order

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Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic book series Preacher is taking another step to the small screen as the drama adaptation of the controversial comic from This Is the End writers/directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg has been picked up to pilot by AMC. The project had been heating up for a pilot order at AMC, which recently held producer meetings on seven other scripts the network brass were high on. None of them has made it to pilot. Preacher, from Sony TV… Read

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Max Mutchnick Sets Period Mom Comedy At HBO Under New Warner Bros TV Deal

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HBO has put in development Quick Shots Of False Hope, a single-camera comedy from Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick and actress-comedian-writer Laura Kightlinger based on Kightlinger's memoir Quick Shots of False Hope: A Rejection Collection. This marks Mutchnick's first project under his new banner Too Mutch Ink, which is based at Warner Bros. TV where Mutchnick has signed a solo overall deal. Since Mutchnick started his writing career two decades ago, he had been… Read

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‘Parks & Recreation’ Final Season Gets Tuesday Berth, January Premiere Date

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NBC has given a first glimpse at its midseason plans with the scheduling of the seventh and final season of Parks And Recreation. Indicating that the network may be planning to end its signature Thursday comedy block completely, Parks & Rec, which had aired on Thursday since its launch, will move to Tuesdays. It will premiere on January 13 and air back-to-back episodes from 8-9 PM until February 24, when it will wrap its run with an hourlong finale following the Tuesday… Read

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Lauren Graham To Topline & Co-Write Female Late-Night Host Comedy From Ellen DeGeneres & NBC

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As Parenthood is wrapping its six-season run on NBC, the network is developing a new starring vehicle for co-lead Lauren Graham, this time on the half-hour side. The project, Kate On Later, touches on the recent changeover in late-night that again failed to produce a female host of a network late-night show. Co-written by Graham and Liz Tuccillo (He's Just Not That Into You), Kate On Later is executive produced by daytime talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres. The single-camera… Read

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‘Matador’ Cancelled By El Rey Network After One Season

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Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network has opted not to move forward with a second season of its original action drama series Matador. Launched in July, following the World Cup, Matador starred Gabriel Luna as a DEA agent recruited by the CIA to go undercover as a professional soccer player. The series, whose 13-episode first season ended its run in October, was created by Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman, with Rodriguez directing the opening hour. I hear Matador, an expensive… Read

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‘Red Band Society’ Pulled From Schedule, Will Stop Production After 13 Episodes

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Fox has opted not to order more episodes of freshman Red Band Society beyond the original 13-episode order, which will wrap production in mid-December. The network has stopped short of cancelling the hospital teen drama starring Octavia Spencer, which will air two more episodes, tonight (Episode 9) and next Wednesday's fall finale (Episode 10), December 3, before getting off the schedule. It is unclear when the three remaining episodes will air. Red Band Society has… Read