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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

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‘Temptation Island’ Reboot Officially A Go At USA; Mark L. Walberg Returns As Host

USA Network has confirmed its upcoming reboot of the 2001 reality series Temptation Island. The 10-episode revival, produced by Banijay Studios North America, will premiere on January 15 with Mark L. Walberg, who hosted the original, returning as host. Temptation Island, which had been in the works at USA for the past few months, is part of the network’s aggressive expansion into unscripted series as it is preparing for the departure of WWE Smackdown next fall. Temptation… Read

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Amazon Orders Bilingual Catalina Aguilar Mastretta Romantic Comedy Pilot Starring Lorenza Izzo; Five Others Cast

Amazon has given the formal green light to a comedy pilot written and directed by Catalina Aguilar Mastretta (Everybody Loves Somebody). Lorenza Izzo (Life Itself) is set as the lead in the untitled project for Amazon Prime Video, with Georgie Flores (Famous in Love), Giancarlo Vidrio (El Vato), Ben O'Toole (Hacksaw Ridge), Sarah Ramos (Midnight, Texas) and Patricia Bernal (Everybody Loves Somebody) also cast. Amazon Studios is producing with comedy-focused Jax Media (Sear… Read

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CBS All Access Orders ‘Interrogation’ True Crime Drama Series, Sets Unusual Release

CBS All Access, CBS' SVOD and live streaming service, has given a straight-to-series order to true-crime drama Interrogation. Co-created by Swedish writer-producer Anders Weidemann (30 Degrees In February) and John Mankiewicz (House of Cards, Bosch), Interrogation is an original concept based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation… Read

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CBS Buys Small Town Comedy About Twentysomethings From Jared Stern

CBS has put in development Townies, a multi-camera comedy executive produced by Green Eggs and Ham writer/executive producer Jared Stern. Penned/co-executive produced by young writer Katie Greenway (Bella and the Bulldogs), Townies follows an eclectic group of friends in their twenties who are happily living large in their small Wisconsin hometown. Stern executive produces via his A Stern Talking To Productions for Warner Bros. TV where Stern is under an overall… Read

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Melissa Scrivner-Love Sells ‘Strong Girl’ To CW With Ronda Rousey & ‘Witnesses’ To Fox With Mark-Paul Gosselaar As EPs

Writer Melissa Scrivner-Love (Fear the Walking Dead) has set up two projects in development: action one-hour Strong Girl at the CW, with Ronda Rousey and Ben Silverman executive producing, and detective drama Witnesses at Fox with Mark-Paul Gosselaar executive producing. Scrivner-Love is writing and executive producing both. The CW’s Strong Girl, from CBS TV Studios, is an adaptation of a Korean format. It follows a former war photographer named Rayna who discovers she is… Read

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Vanessa Bayer To Headline & Co-Create Comedy Series In Works At Showtime From Michael Showalter & Annapurna TV

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EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Night Live alumna Vanessa Bayer is set to co-create and star in Big Deal, a single-camera comedy which is in development at Showtime from Annapurna Television, with The Big Sick helmer Michael Showalter attached to direct. The project, which Bayer will co-create and co-write with former SNL writer Jeremy Beiler, is a comedy in which a woman (Bayer) overcomes childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming an on-air host at a home shopping… Read

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Damon Wayans Jr. Launches Production Company, Sells Light Hour ‘Glamorous’ To the CW Through CBS TV Studios Deal

Damon Wayans Jr. has launches a production company, Two Shakes Entertainment, which has a two-year first-look deal at CBS TV Studios. The Happy Together star has brought in former Hazy Mills Director of Development, Kameron Tarlow, as VP of Development and Production for Two Shakes, which has sold its first broadcast project, Glamorous, to the CW with writerJordon Nardino (Star Trek: Discovery). Two Shakes Entertainment –named after the expression “two shakes of a lamb’s… Read