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Fox Buys Medical Drama ‘Triage’ From ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Producer Zoanne Clack

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Triage, an hourlong medical drama from Grey’s Anatomy executive producer-writer Zoanne Clack, Sonar Entertainment, OutEast Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by Clack, Triage reinvents the medical drama by interweaving three distinct phases of a group of doctors' lives, as they explore cutting-edge medical techniques, and face challenges both personal and professional. Clack executive produces with Sonar's Tom… Read

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Event Series From Emily Mortimer Based On Novel ‘State Of Wonder’ Set At eOne

In a competitive situation, Entertainment One has acquired the television rights to bestselling author Ann Patchett's novel State of Wonder to develop as an event series. Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola's King Bee Productions will produce the project with Lucy Donnelly. Mortimer led the pursuit of the title for eOne, who will serve as the studio and handle international rights. Polly Williams and Jacqueline Sacerio will oversee the project for eOne. There are no… Read

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The CW Developing Female-Led ‘Lean On Me’ Drama Based On Movie From Wendy Calhoun, LeBron James & John Legend

The CW has put in development Lean On Me, a female-led hourlong drama inspired by the 1989 film that starred Morgan Freeman, from writer Wendy Calhoun (Station 19), LeBron James & Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment, John Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius’ Get Lifted, and Warner Bros. TV. Written by Calhoun, in the potential series Lean On Me, when a spirited young black teacher Amarie Baldwin scores the principal job at an Akron, Ohio, public high school, she… Read

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NBC Buys Basketball-Themed Drama ‘Hoops’ Produced By LeBron James & Elizabeth Banks

NBC is doubling its bet on series projects with basketball pedigree from NBA star LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment. The network has given a script commitment plus penalty to basketball-themed drama Hoops, from writer Jennifer Cecil (Notorious), LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman's Brownstone Productions, and Warner Bros. Television where both SpringHill and Brownstone are based. NBC also recently gave… Read

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NBC Developing Gay Couple Small Town Comedy ‘The Inn Crowd’ From Jim Parsons & ‘Young & Hungry’ Creator

NBC has put in development The Inn Crowd, a multi-camera comedy from Young & Hungry creator David Holden, Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak's That's Wonderful Productions and Warner Bros. TV where the company is based. Written by Holden, The Inn Crowd is inspired by Tony Horwitz's 1999 New Yorker article and centers around a gay couple who divide a small town when they open a very successful inn. Holden executive produces alongside Parsons and Spiewak via their That's… Read

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Fly On The Wall Ups Patrick Agans To EVP Development

Fly on the Wall Entertainment is expanding its relationship with veteran exec Patrick Agans, promoting him to a multi-year deal as EVP of Development from SVP. He’ll continue to report directly to Co-Chief Executive Officers and Founders Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan. In his enlarged role, Agans manages Fly on the Wall's development slate and development team in the Los Angeles office. He’ll continue to be charged with generating new character driven docuseries and… Read

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The CW Developing Family Adventure Drama ‘The Cove’ From ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Duo & Robert Zemeckis

The CW has put into development The Cove, an hourlong family adventure drama from former The Vampire Diaries executive producers Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux, Robert Zemeckis’ Compari Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. Written by Fiveash and Stoteraux, the soapy, swashbuckling adventure follows estranged sisters in the aftermath of their father's death as they return to the Caribbean resort island they frequented as a family, only to discover the sun-drenched… Read

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Amazon Developing Animated Workplace Comedy From Mo Mandel & Jason Fuchs

Amazon has put in development 2051, an animated workplace comedy from comedian Mo Mandel (Comedy Knockout), Jason Fuchs (Wonder Woman) and 3 Arts Entertainment. Written and executive produced by Mandel, who also will voice a lead role, the show is described as an animated workplace comedy set in 2051 — and if you think 2018 is terrible, just wait. Fuchs also executive produces with Greg Walter and Josh Lieberman for 3 Arts. Mandel created, wrote and executive produced… Read

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Nancy Drew Drama From Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage In Works At the CW

EXCLUSIVE: A famous teenage sleuth is eyeing a return to TV. The CW has put into development a drama inspired by the classic Nancy Drew mysteries, from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire and CBS TV Studios. Written by Noga Landau (The Magicians), the untitled project is centered on 18-year-old Nancy Drew in the summer after her high school graduation. Nancy thought she’d be leaving her hometown for college, but when a family tragedy holds her back another… Read

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Maysoon Zayid To Topline Single Muslim Woman Comedy ‘Can-Can’ In The Works At ABC From Hazy Mills

ABC has given a script commitment plus penalty to Can-Can, a single-camera comedy starring comedian Maysoon Zayid. It comes from writer Joanna Quraishi (Kevin Can Wait), Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills (Hot In Cleveland, Grimm) and Universal TV where Hazy Mills is based. Co-written by Zayid, and Quraishi and inspired by the life of Zayid, Can-Can follows the life of a Muslim woman who has cerebral palsy, as she struggles to find love, the right career, and… Read

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Rachel Brosnahan To Executive Produce Series Adaptation Of ‘Femme’ Short

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Rachel Brosnahan has signed on to executive produce a series adaptation of Femme, based on the short film of the same name. Brosnahan also executive produced the short, which is currently on the festival circuit and will be released on queer streaming service Revry on September 21. Negotiations are underway, but a network is not yet attached. Casting, production dates, and other details for the project will be released in the coming… Read

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‘Jack Ryan’s Dina Shihabi Inks Propagate Development Deal For ‘Habibti’, Scripted Series About Saudis In L.A.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan actress Dina Shihabi has signed a development deal with Propagate for Habibti, a scripted series based on her experiences living in Los Angeles with her Saudi friends. The series follows three Saudi women as they straddle two cultures, navigate life in the big city, build lives for themselves in the U.S. and return home to the Kingdom. Shihabi created, wrote and executive produces Habibti. Michael Gasparro, Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Linh Le… Read