‘SEAL Team’ Gets Full-Season Order From CBS
After a solid ratings start and 100% Week 3 hold, CBS’ new military drama SEAL Team has received a full-season pickup from the network. I hear its back order is for nine episodes, bringing the Season 1 total to 22.
Since its September 27 premiere, SEAL Team has ranked as Wednesday’s most-watched program in Live+same day for all three of its airings. It has averaged 12.04 million viewers, a 2.0 in adults 18-49 and 2.9 in adults 25-54 in Live+3.
SEAL Team becomes the second… Read
‘Sweetbitter’ Half-Hour Drama Based On Book From Plan B Gets Starz Series Order
Starz has given a six-episode straight-to-series order to half-hour drama Sweetbitter, based on Stephanie Danler's best-selling 2016 book.
The project had been on fast-track development at the premium cable channel since the summer. At the time, Starz ordered additional scripts and assembled a small writers room with an eye toward the potential series order.
Sweetbitter follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated… Read
Gordon Ramsay ‘24 Hours To Hell & Back’ Restaurant Series Gets Fox Order
Gordon Ramsay is expanding his Fox portfolio with a new unscripted series. The network has ordered eight episodes of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back, a restaurant makeover show from the Emmy-nominated host, chef, producer and hospitality expert.
Produced by Studio Ramsay, the series will feature Ramsay going through hell in order to bring failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster – all within 24 hours.
It’s in the vein of Ramsay’s Hotel Hell, in which he… Read
Netflix Greenlights Comedy From Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland & Amy Poehler
Netflix has given an eight-episode straight-to-series order to an untitled comedy (fka Russian Doll) from Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland (Bachelorette, Sleeping with Other People) and Amy Poehler, with Lyonne attached to star.
Co-created and executive produced by Lyonne, Poehler and Headland, the comedy follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.
"Natasha's humor, humanity… Read
History Orders Bill Clinton Impeachment Drama Series ‘The Breach’ From RJ Cutler
EXCLUSIVE: History has given the green light to The Breach: Inside The Impeachment of Bill Clinton, a six-part scripted drama series from R.J. Cutler based on Peter Baker’s bestseller The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton. FremantleMedia North America will produce in association with A+E Studios.
Written by Cutler and David K. Israel and to be directed and executive produced by Cutler, the political thriller, which is now casting, looks… Read
Jim Carrey To Topline Showtime Comedy Series ‘Kidding’; Michel Gondry To Direct
Jim Carrey is making a return to television in his first series-regular role in more than two decades. The In Living Color alum will be headlining Kidding, a new half-hour comedy series for Showtime, where he executive produces drama I’m Dying Up Here, recently renewed for a second season. Carrey is reuniting with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry on Kidding, which has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order from Showtime with Jason… Read
Starz Greenlights Drama Series ‘Vida’ In Push To Attract Latino Viewers
Starz has given a series order to Vida (fka Pour Vida), a Mexican-American sisters drama set to star Veronica Osorio (Hail, Caesar!, The Carmichael Show) and Melissa Barrera (Club de Cuervos, La Mujer de Judas).
Vida was one of three projects based on Spanish-language formats and stories from Hispanic creators, writers and producers that Starz announced in January 2016 as part of its "programming strategy of seeking diverse voices" and targeting “underserved audiences,”… Read
Amazon Orders Docuseries On University Of Michigan’s 2017 Football Season
Amazon is going deep with an untitled series that will follow the University of Michigan football team and its alumnus-coach Jim Harbaugh throughout the 2017 season.
Produced by BTN Originals, the Montag Group and Jim Jorden Productions, the Amazon Prime series will feature unprecedented access to the winningest program in NCAA football — an 11-time national champion — throughout the current season. Cameras will follow Harbaugh, his assistant coaches, the student athletes… Read
Netflix Orders Swedish Thriller Series ‘Quicksand’
Netflix has ordered Störst av Allt (Quicksand), its first Swedish original series based on the bestselling novel by Malin Persson Giolito, with The Bridge writer Camilla Ahlgren set to pen the adaptation.
Voted Nordic Crime Novel of the year in 2016, Störst av Allt (Quicksand) centers around a mass shooting that takes place at a prep school in Stockholm's wealthiest suburb, and a normal high school student, Maja Norberg, who finds herself on trial for murder. When the… Read
Ryan Murphy’s Nurse Ratched ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Origin Series Starring Sarah Paulson Scores Netflix Order; Michael Douglas EPs
EXCLUSIVE: In very competitive situation, Netflix has landed Ratched, a marquee new drama series from Ryan Murphy, with Sarah Paulson set to star as a younger version of the diabolical Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and the film’s producer Michael Douglas set to executive produce alongside Murphy. In one of the biggest deals of the year, which I hear followed a bidding war among Netflix, Hulu and Apple, Ratched scored a two-season, 18-episode… Read
Lifetime Orders ‘American Princess’ Drama Series From Jenji Kohan & Jamie Denbo
Lifetime has given a straight-to-series order to American Princess from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo, and Tara Herrmann, A+E Studios and IM Global Television. The network has ordered 10 hourlong episodes of the scripted drama.
Created, written and executive produced by Denbo (Ronna & Beverly), American Princess follows Amanda, an Upper East Side socialite, who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry. Amanda’s storybook wedding plans are dramatically… Read
Netflix Greenlights Drama Series From ‘Fauda’ Creators, Sets 2nd Project From Duo For Development
Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, whose acclaimed Israeli political thriller series Fauda streams on Netflix, are expanding their relationship with the Internet network in a big way with two English-language drama projects.
The first, an untitled terrorism drama, has received a straight-to-series order with Raz also attached to star. The second, a political espionage thriller titled Hit and Run, is currently in development at the internet TV network.
Created by Issacharoff… Read