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NBC Buys ‘Man. Woman. Child.’ Comedy From Hazy Mills & Will Packer Media

NBC has put in development Man. Woman. Child., a comedy from writer Vanessa McCarthy (Schooled), Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills (Hot in Cleveland, Grimm), Will Packer Media and Universal TV where Hazy Mills is based. Written by McCarthy, Man. Woman. Child. centers around a single man in his 30's who makes the calculated decision to start a family and have a baby via surrogacy. With loads of opinions and judgment from his friends and family, only one young woman… Read

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Fox Nabs Drama ‘Puller’ Based On David Baldacci’s Book Series From ‘Bones’ EP, Josh Berman & Gary Oldman

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Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to Puller, an hourlong drama based on David Baldacci’s bestselling John Puller book series, from former Bones executive producer Carla Kettner, Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman, Oscar winner Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour), Douglas Urbanski and Sony Pictures TV, where Berman is under an overall deal. Written by Kettner, Puller is described as an action-forward procedural thriller about John Puller, an investigator with the… Read

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Joel Silver Sells 2 Crime Dramas To CBS

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Joel Silver and his Silver Pictures Television have sold two drama projects to CBSFalse Memories, written by Steve Maeda (Salvation), and Crooked Brooklyn, written by Adair Cole (Norco). Both hail from Lionsgate Television where Silver Pictures Television has a first-look deal. False Memories is co-produced by Condé Nast Entertainment as it is inspired by Emmy Bryce’s article "False Memories and False Confessions: The Psychology of Imagined Crimes," published by Wired… Read

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‘Nobody’s Princess’ Musical Comedy In Works At the CW From ‘Life Sentence’ Creators, ‘First Date’ Duo & Fulwell 73

EXCLUSIVE: As Crazy Ex Girlfriend is coming to an end, the CW is setting its sights on a new musical comedy series, which puts a contemporary spin on classic fairytale princesses. The network has put in development Nobody’s Princess, from Life Sentence creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, songwriters/screenwriters Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (First Date musical), Fulwell 73 (Late Late Show with James Corden) and CBS TV Studios where Fulwell 73 is under a… Read

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Jekyll & Hyde-Themed Drama ‘The Strange Case Of the Alchemist’s Daughter’ In Works At the CW

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The CW has put in development The Strange Case Of the Alchemist Daughter, a drama series based on the novels by fantasy author Theodora Goss. The project hails from writer AJ Marechal (Hulu’s The First), producer Glenn Geller, Gotham Group and CBS TV Studios where Geller’s Gellervision is based. The Strange Case Of the Alchemist Daughter is set in Victorian London where two radically different young women – one the daughter of Dr. Jekyll; the other, Mr. Hyde – discover… Read

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Jack Cutmore-Scott To Star In & Write ‘What If?’ Comedy In Works At ABC

Jack Cutmore-Scott, the lead of ABC’s crime drama series Deception, is returning to the network as the star and writer of What If?, a comedy series in development. It is executive produced by Jay Lacopo and Ruben Flerischer for ABC Studios where Flerschers The District is under a deal. What If?, based on an original idea by Cutmore-Scott, is a single-camera ensemble comedy that explores how seemingly insignificant choices – with the help of a little bit of luck – can have… Read

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Fox Buys ‘Hood River’ Brewery Comedy From ‘Family Guy’ Co-EP & Kapital

Fox has put in development Hood River, a multi-camera comedy from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television. Written by Travis Bowe (Family Guy), Hood River is a small town multi-cam/multi-generational comedy about a diverse group of people who work and congregate in the town's brewery. The core relationship is based on two characters, Pete and his mother, Sandy, who are based on Bowe and his mom's real relationship that he reluctantly admits is… Read

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ABC Developing Blue Collar Single Mom Comedy From Dusty Slay & Chadd Gindin

ABC has put into development a half-hour comedy from Nashville-based comedian Dusty SlaySanta Clarita Diet writer/executive producer Chadd Gindin, Levity Live! and ABC Studios. Written by Gindin, the untitled comedy is inspired by Slay's childhood, growing up the youngest of three in an Alabama trailer park. The story centers on a middle-aged single mother, who despite her blue collar lifestyle strives to give her loved ones all the joys of a normal life. Slay is also… Read

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NBC Nabs ‘Red Stick’ Crime Drama From Patricia Cornwell & Matt Tolmach

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NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to Red Stick, a crime drama from Venom and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle producer Matt Tolmach, bestselling author Patricia Cornwell and Sony Pictures TV. Written by Samantha Humphrey (S.W.A.T.), Red Stick is based on an idea by Cornwell. It follows Dr. Annie Dodge who is summoned from New York to her hometown of Baton Rouge, LA, after the sudden death of her father, the city's beloved coroner. Now, as she's mourning the… Read

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CBS Developing ‘Dad Vs. Father’ Family Comedy From Kurt Braunohler & Cedric The Entertainer

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CBS has put in development Dad Vs. Father, a multi-camera comedy from writer-comedian-actor Kurt Braunohler, The Neighborhood star/executive producer Cedric the Entertainer, his A Bird and A Bear Entertainment production banner and CBS TV Studios where the company has a first-look deal. Written by Braunohler, Dad Vs. Father centers on new parents Karl and Leanne, who move in with Karl's formerly deadbeat dad, his much younger wife, and their two 14-year-old daughters… Read

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‘Wild Cards’: 2 TV Series Based On George R.R. Martin’s Books In Works At Hulu

George R.R. Martin’s popular Wild Cards book series is getting closer to the small screen. The project, from Universal Cable Prods., has been set up at Hulu, and a writers room is about to open for two new series that would create a Wild Cards universe for the streamer. The two series will be written and executive produced by The Secret Circle creator Andrew Miller, who is under an overall deal with UCP. Melinda Snodgrass, Vince Gerardis and Martin will executive… Read

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‘The Good Cop’ Tony Danza-Josh Groban Dramedy Canceled By Netflix After One Season

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has opted not to renew The Good Cop, its hourlong dramedy starring Tony Danza and Josh Groban. “The Good Cop will not return for a second season,” Netflix said in a statement to Deadline. “We’re grateful to creator Andy Breckman and his fellow producers, writers, the incredible crew and especially stars Tony Danza and Josh Groban for bringing this classic odd couple father-son story to Netflix.” The move is not a surprise as the dramedy, from Monk… Read