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Marley Shelton, NeNe Leakes & David Fynn Lead Casts Of Pop Comedy Pilots ‘Ride Or Die’ & ‘Best Intentions’

Pop has set the core casts for its comedy pilots Ride or Die and Best Intentions. Ride or Die will star Marley Shelton (Rampage, Rise), NeNe Leakes (Glee, The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Molly Sims (Las Vegas, Yes Man), Jennifer Landon (Banshee, Animal Kingdom) and Tawny Newsome (Bajillion Dollar Properties, Brockmire). Set for Best Intentions are David Fynn (Whiskey Cavalier, Undateable), Daniel Rashid (You Can Choose Your Family, Grown-ish), Lindsey Gort (The Carrie Dia… Read

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‘Happy Accident’: Jessie Pinnick & Elliot Knight Join ABC Comedy Pilot

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Jessie Pinnick (Princess Cyd) and former Life Sentence star Elliot Knight are set as series regulars opposite Matt Walsh, Joanna Garcia Swisher, Vanessa Williams and Kether Donohue in Happy Accident, ABC's single-camera family comedy pilot from Modern Family writers Abraham Higginbotham and Jon Pollack, 20th Century Fox TV and ABC Studios. Written and executive produced by Higginbotham and Pollack, Happy Accident revolves around two Pittsburgh families — a father, Bud… Read

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‘Nightflyers’: No Season 2 For George R.R. Martin Horror Thriller Series On Syfy

Syfy has opted not to renew Nightflyers for a second season. A rep for the network confirmed to Deadline that Syfy would not be picking up additional episodes of the high-profile space horror drama based on the novella by George R.R. Martin. Nighflyers, which went straight-to-series after Netflix came on board as co-producer/international distributor alongside UCP, had a multi-platform rollout in December, with all 10 episodes debuting across all Syfy platforms timed to… Read

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‘Under The Bridge’: David Ajala To Star In CBS Drama Pilot From Rina Mimoun

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Nightflyers star David Ajala is set as a lead of Under the Bridge, from Mistresses executive producer Rina Mimoun and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. In Under the Bridge, penned by Mimoun, when a scandal rocks the medical practice she runs with her husband and their friends, a surgeon rises to the occasion and takes the lead in trying to mend both the practice and her own marriage. Ajala, who fielded multiple offers this pilot season, will play Dan, a gorgeous, dry and somewhat… Read

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‘Eighth Grade’s Jake Ryan Cast In Nasim Pedrad’s TBS Comedy Pilot ‘Chad’

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Eighth Grade standout Jake Ryan is set as a lead opposite Nasim Pedrad in TBS comedy pilot Chad. Created and written by Pedrad, Chad is a single-camera Middle-Eastern family comedy that follows a 14-year-old Persian boy, played by Pedrad, during high school as he desperately tries to fit in, cope with his mother's dating life, and reconcile his cultural identity. Ryan will play Peter, Chad’s (Pedrad) best friend, a sweet nerd who has nothing to prove and is “unbothered… Read

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‘Like Magic’: Jee Young Han To Headline NBC Comedy Pilot

Jee Young Han (Station 19) has been cast as the lead in Like Magic, NBC’s single-camera workplace comedy pilot from Superstore writers Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu, Forever co-creator Matt Hubbard, Julie Anne Robinson's CannyLads Productions and Universal TV, where CannyLads and Hubbard are based. Written by Kyle and Luu with Hubbard supervising and to be directed by Robinson, Like Magic follows Holly (Han), an optimistic young woman pursuing her dreams in the mysterious… Read

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Netflix Orders ‘Medical Police’ Comedy Series From ‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Starring Erinn Hayes & Rob Huebel

Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to Medical Police, starring Childrens Hospital alums Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel, from former Childrens Hospital executive producers Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern and David Wain and co-executive producer Krister Johnson, as well as Warner Horizon Scripted TV. Several other Childrens Hospital alums,  Lake Bell, Corddry, Ken Marino and Malin Akerman, are set for recurring roles. Medical Police, which had been in the works for awhile… Read

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Mike Colter To Star In CBS Drama Pilot ‘Evil’ From Robert & Michelle King

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Former Luke Cage star Mike Colter is set as a male lead opposite Katja Herbers in CBS’ drama pilot Evil, reuniting with the network, The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King and CBS TV Studios. Written and executive produced by the Kings, Evil is a series about the battle between science and religion. It focuses on Kristen Benoist (Herbers), a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins David Dacosta (Colter), a Catholic priest-in-training, and a blue-collar… Read

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Katja Herbers Lands Lead In CBS Drama Pilot ‘Evil’

Katja Herbers (Westworld) is set as the female lead in CBS drama pilot Evil, from The Good Wife's Robert and Michelle King and CBS TV Studios. Written and executive produced by Robert and Michelle King, Evil is a series about the battle between science and religion. It focuses on Kristen Benoist (Herbers), a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and… Read

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Wendie Malick To Co-Star In ‘Richard Lovely’ Fox Comedy Pilot; Alex Hardcastle To Direct

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Hot in Cleveland and Just Shoot Me alumna Wendie Malick has been cast in a main role in Richard Lovely, Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot, from Grace and Frankie executive producer Billy Finnegan and 20th Century Fox TV. In addition, Alex Hardcastle (Grace and Frankie) has signed on to direct and executive produce the pilot. Written and executive produced by Finnegan, Richard Lovely, which has an About a Boy vibe to it, is about Richard Lovely, the disgruntled author of… Read

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‘Juicy Stories’ Pilot Not Going Forward At E!

EXCLUSIVE: E! has opted not to proceed with Juicy Stories, its hourlong dramedy pilot inspired by Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, from Sex and the City alums Michael Patrick King and Amy B. Harris, Warner Horizon Scripted TV and UCP. E! doesn’t currently have other scripted pilots or scripted series but is said to remain open to the arena. The network, known for its reality franchises, is developing across all genres, and is expected to… Read

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‘The Hypnotist’s Love Story’: Liza Lapira Joins Heather Graham In ABC Drama Pilot Based On Liane Moriarty Book

Liza Lapira (Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, 9KJL) has been cast as a series regular opposite Heather Graham in ABC’s drama pilot The Hypnotist’s Love Story, based on the bestselling book by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. The project hails from Graham, who will play one of the two leads and will executive produce; writer Katie Wech (Jane the Virgin); ABC Studios; and studio-based Mandeville Television. Written by Wech, The Hypnotist's Love Story centers… Read