CBS All Access Orders Infidelity Dramedy Series ‘Why Women Kill’ From Marc Cherry, Imagine TV & CBS TV Studios
CBS All Access has given a straight-to-series order to Why Women Kill, a darkly comedic drama from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, Imagine Television Studios and CBS TV Studios.
Created by Cherry, Why Women Kill details the lives of three women living in three different decades: a housewife in the '60s, a socialite in the '80s and a lawyer in 2018, each dealing with infidelity in their marriages. The series will examine how the roles of women have changed, but… Read
Comedy Central Teams With Bill Burr & Al Madrigal’s All Things Comedy For New Stand-Up Series & Three Specials
Comedy Central has signed a production deal with Bill Burr and Al Madrigal’s All Things Comedy banner to produce an original stand-up series hosted by Burr, along with three other hour-long stand-up specials.
The first one-hour special under the pact, Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi: I'll Say This, premieres November 2 on Comedy Central.
The half-hour series will spotlight short sets from Burr's favorite comedians, and all three one-hour specials will be produced by Burr… Read
Netflix Orders Multi-Cam Comedy Series Starring Melissa Joan Hart & Sean Astin
EXCLUSIVE: A couple of years ago, Netflix entered the family sitcom arena with Fuller House, a sequel to TGIF’s Full House. For its follow-up effort in the space, the Internet network has picked up another family sitcom with TGIF pedigree. Netflix has given a 20-episode order to No Good Nick, a multi-camera comedy headlined by Melissa Joan Hart, star of the TGIF comedy Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Sean Astin, in his return to Netflix after his memorable co-starring turn… Read
Chris Evans To Star In ‘Defending Jacob’ Apple Limited Series From Mark Bomback & Morten Tyldum
Apple has given an eight-episode straight-to-series order to drama Defending Jacob, headlined and executive produced byCaptain America and The Avengers star Chris Evans.
Created and written by Mark Bomback (Planet of the Apes trilogy) based on William Landay’s bestselling novel, the limited series comes from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Oscar-nominated Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, Counterpart, Jack Ryan) is attached to direct the series and executive… Read
‘Veronica Mars’ Revival Series Confirmed At Hulu; Additional Details Revealed
It’s a done deal. Hulu has given a direct-to-series eight-episode order to a Veronica Mars revival. The series, with Kristen Bell reprising her role as the title character, is slated to premiere in 2019. Bell first confirmed the news on social media (see the video below).
In addition, Hulu has landed streaming rights to the complete series in a new deal with original series producer Warner Bros. TV. The agreement gives Hulu SVOD rights to all past episodes of the original… Read
OWN Unveils Three Unscripted Series & Premiere Date For Will Packer’s ‘Ready To Love’
OWN is bringing more romance to Saturday nights, unveiling three new unscripted series focusing on love, relationships and marriage and setting a date for its previously announced dating series from Will Packer.
Chad Loves Michelle, which will bow on November 3, focuses on the engagement-to-marriage path of Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson, a chaplain for pro sports organizations. Family or Fiancé spotlights newly engaged couples whose families… Read
‘Brake Room’: Discovery Revs Up Gearhead Game Show Hosted By Nick Stevens
EXCLUSIVE: Discovery Channel is dropping the green flag on Brake Room, a new game show for gearheads that premieres at 11 PM Monday, October 1. Comic Nick Stevens hosts the series, which featured celebrity contestants trying to predict what happens in the craziest viral videos from the motor world. Check out a clip above.
Each episode pits two car fanatics against each other in a number of challenges where they use their background, judgment and motor knowledge to help… Read
Kristen Bell To Topline Gaumont-Produced Animated Musical Preschool Series For Amazon
Amazon Studios has greenlit production on Do, Re & Mi, an animated musical series for preschoolers, from Kristen Bell, Jackie Tohn (GLOW, A Futile and Stupid Gesture), Michael Scharf (Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation), Ivan Askwith (Veronica Mars) and Gaumont. The 52-episode 11-minute series will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.
Created by Tohn and Scharf, Do, Re & Mi is about three birdy best friends named Do, Re… Read
Disney Channel Orders Daughter/Father Comedy Series ‘Sydney To The Max’ From Mark Reisman
Disney Channel has ordered Sydney to the Max, a multi-camera daughter/father comedy series from Emmy-nominated Mark Reisman (Frasier, The Exes, Wings). Production has begun on the series which is slated for premiere in early 2019 on Disney Channel.
School of Rock alumna Ruth Righi leads the cast as the title character, along with Ian Reed Kesler (Suits, Kickin’ It), Christian J. Simon (The Amazing World of Gumball), Ava Kolker (Girl Meets World), Caroline Rhea (Sabrina the… Read
‘Younger’ Moves To Paramount Network For Season 6, Net Orders New Darren Star Series ‘Emily In Paris’, Sets Dramedy Night
TV Land’s flagship series, Darren Star’s Younger, will be moving to sibling Paramount Network for its upcoming sixth season. Additionally, Paramount Network has given a series order to Star’s dramedy Emily In Paris (working title), which had been in development at the Viacom cable network. The 10 episode, half-hour series will bookend a new Thursday dramedy night that launches in January with First Wives Club, from Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), followed by Season 6 of Younger… Read
Fox Sports Takes Action On ‘Lock It In’, Daily Sports-Gambling Show With “Cousin Sal” Iacono
As the country’s legalized sports-gambling wave washes across the media landscape, Fox Sports is getting in on the action with linear TV’s first show dedicated to sports betting. Lock It In, whose regulars will include “Cousin Sal” Iacono of Jimmy Kimmel Live, premieres September 10.
The daily hourlong series on FS1 will be hosted by Fox Sports’ Rachel Bonnetta and also features radio host/blogger Clay Travis and oddsmaker Todd Fuhrman. Here’s the logline: Lock It In aims… Read
Ben Kingsley To Star In ‘Our Lady, LTD’ Noir Drama Series Ordered By Epix
Epix has given a formal 10-episode series order to Our Lady, LTD, a modern noir drama starring Oscar winner Ben Kingsley, from Patriot creator Steve Conrad and Epix’s sister studio MGM Television. Production is slated to begin this fall in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with an eye toward a 2019 premiere.
Written by Conrad and Patriot co-producer Bruce Terris, Our Lady, LTD (fka Our Lady of Perpetual Grace), follows James, a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron… Read