Matt Hubbard/Michael Schur Interracial Family Comedy Gets Production Commitment At NBC
Another big comedy commitment at NBC, which has been a very aggressive buyer this summer. The network has given a production commitment to an untitled single-camera comedy from former 30 Rock co-executive producer Matt Hubbard and Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator/executive producer Mike Schur.
The project, from Universal TV where Schur and Hubbard are under deals, centers on a happily-married interracial couple, Andrew and Josie, whose lives take a… Read
Showtime Developing ‘The Life And Times Of Teddy Roosevelt’ As Limited Series
Showtime has put in development The Life And Times Of Teddy Roosevelt as a limited series. David McKenna (S.W.A.T., Blow) is writing the script, and Electus and Authentic Entertainment is producing. The project centers on the 26th President of the United States, who served two terms from 1901-09. Taking office after the assassination of President McKinley, the 42-year-old Roosevelt became the country’s youngest POTUS. His progressive agenda included trust-busting… Read
‘Arrow’: John Diggle Suits Up — First Look
The CW has released the first photo of David Ramsey (John Diggle) in his new costume on Arrow. Ramsey will be sporting the new duds when Season 4 premieres on Wednesday, October 7. Ramsey joins returning stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland and Paul Blackthorne in the series based on the DC Comics character Green… Read
Emmys: Creative Arts Show Rounds Out Presenters List With Chuck Lorre, Heidi Klum & Others
The Television Academy has revealed the final group of presenters for next week’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards. They are Pamela Adlon (Louie), Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles), Shiri Appleby (UnReal), Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang Bang), Reg E. Cathey (House Of Cards), Billy Eichner (Billy On The Street), Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory), Aasif Mandvi (The Brink), Katharine McPhee (Scorpion), Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth), Martin Starr (S… Read
‘The Mindy Project’ Review: New Hulu Home Sees Comedy In Top Form
A little more than five months after The Mindy Project ended its third and final season on Fox, the comedy is back on September 15 for a fourth season – now on Hulu. Unlike some cancelled network shows that have made the move online, the Universal Television-produced series, as my video review above says, hasn't lost any of its strengths in translation. On Hulu, as previously on Fox, TMP is funny, witty and hitting its high marks.
The fact is, as fans of the series likely… Read
Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Casts Its Cottonmouth
Marvel’s Luke Cage has found its Cottonmouth. Mahershala Ali (House Of Cards, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) has landed the role of Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in the third series in Marvel's four-series package for Netflix. A Harlem nightclub owner, Stokes will become an unexpected foe in Luke's life when Stokes' criminal activities threaten Luke's world.
In Luke Cage, Mike Colter plays Cage, a wrongly accused man who, granted superstrength by a sabotaged experiment… Read
‘Mr. Robot’ Ratings Steady In Season 1 Finale
Pushed for a week because of similarities to the on-air slaying of two journalists in Virginia, the USA Network cyberpunk series Mr Robot ended its first season last night with cliffhangers galore. With that unexpected break in mind, Mr. Robot wrapped its 10-episode first run pretty much on par with its last original two weeks ago.
The Sam Esmail-created show was watched Wednesday by 1.210 million total viewers with 589,000 in the 18-49 demo for a 0.5 rating, according to… Read
YouTube Stars Dude Perfect Land CMT Series For 2016 Premiere
The dudes are heading to CMT. The network has greenlighted The Dude Perfect Show (working title) from Rob Dyrdek's Superjacket Prods for premiere in 2016.
The series will combine comedy and live-action stunts and follow the lives of digital stars Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Garrett Hilbert and twins Coby and Cory Cotton, along with their beloved panda mascot, as they open the doors to their mancave in Dallas, TX. Dude Perfect announced the series in a video message via their… Read
NFL To Appeal “Deflategate” Ruling That Voided Tom Brady’s Suspension, But QB OK’d To Play – Update
UPDATED, 11:53 AM: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell just announced that the league will appeal a judge’s ruling this morning that overturned the four-game suspension of Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. But NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league will not seek an emergency stay, freeing Brady to play while an appeals court considers the case. His New England Patriots will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular-season opener a week from tonight.
“We are… Read
Donald Trump Pledges Allegiance To GOP – And Kanye West
“I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands,” Donald Trump announced today after meeting with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. The RNC never has issued a pledge for candidates to sign in a presidential political cycle, marveled talking heads at the TV news outlets that covered his news conference from the glistening halls of Trump Towers.
“Frankly I felt it was the best way to… Read
NBC Buys ‘The Watcher’ Thriller Drama From Alex Cary & Aaron Kaplan
In June, a local news story about a New Jersey family forced to abandon their new home over chilling letters from a stalker who calls himself “The Watcher” made national headlines. It has now become an inspiration for a thriller TV drama project from former Homeland executive producer Alex Cary, producer Aaron Kaplan (Secrets & Lies, The Mysteries Of Laura) and Universal TV. Titled The Watcher, the project was bought preemptively by NBC. It marks the first sale under the o… Read
NBC Brings In Lionsgate Executive Cara Dellaverson As SVP Drama Development
NBC Entertainment has named Lionsgate development and current executive Cara Dellaverson as SVP of Drama Development. She will report to Pearlena Igbokwe, EVP of Drama Development.
Most recently, Dellaverson was SVP of Television Development and Current Programming at Lionsgate, where she oversaw the launch of ABC's Nashville, as well as Jenji Kohan's Netflix series Orange Is The New Black.
"Cara's knack for finding fresh and unique stories that resonate with audiences… Read