‘Dollface’ Comedy Starring Kat Dennings Ordered to Series By Hulu From Margot Robbie, Bryan Unkeless & ABC Signature
Hulu has given a 10-episode series order to Dollface, a comedy starring and executive produced by 2 Broke Girls alumna Kat Dennings. The project hails from writerJordan Weiss (Harley Quinn), ABC Signature Studios as well as producers Margot Robbie and Brett Hedblom from LuckyChap Entertainment and Bryan Unkeless and Scott Morgan from Clubhouse Pictures who produced together I, Tonya.
The four producers, Dennings and Weiss originally set up the project at Hulu last fall… Read
‘Dead By Dawn’: Nat Geo Wild Runs With Horror Nature Series From ‘Walking Dead’ Creators
Nature can be terrifying, and Nat Geo Wild knows it. The cable net today announced a greenlight for Dead by Dawn, which it describes as the first “horror nature” series.
The six-parter, which hails from The Walking Dead‘s Skybound Entertainment along with Love Productions, showcases the horror that is reality in the wild when the sun goes down. Each episode offers its own unique twist on horror, inspired by classic, modern and cult classic films, and uses innovative… Read
USA Network Renews ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ For Season 7, Greenlights ‘Growing Up Chrisley’ Spinoff
The world of Chrisley Knows Best is expanding. USA Network has renewed its flagship reality docuseries Chrisley Knows Best for a seventh season and greenlit a 16-episode spinoff Growing Up Chrisley, both for premiere in 2019.
The spinoff will center on Chase and Savannah Chrisley as they road trip from Nashville to Los Angeles and attempt to break out on their own in the big city. Season 7 of Chrisley Knows Best will continue to follow Todd Chrisley and his family… Read
Cate Blanchett To Star In ‘Mrs. America’ Limited Series Ordered By FX
FX has given a nine-episode order to Mrs. America, a timely limited series starring Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actor Cate Blanchett in her first role on American television. The series hails from Emmy-winning writer Davhi Waller (Mad Men), Oscar-nominated producer Stacey Sher (Django Unchained, Erin Brockovich) and FX Productions. Blanchett also executive produces Mrs. America with Sher; Waller, who also serves as showrunner; and Coco Francini (The Hateful Eight)… Read
Joey Fatone To Host ‘Common Knowledge’ For Game Show Network
EXCLUSIVE: Game Show Network has synched up with Joey Fatone to host Common Knowledge, its new daily half-hour series that premieres January 14.
The game show asks practical, everyday questions that everyone should know, such as what should you do when you have a fever? Or how can you tell if a watermelon is ripe? Two teams of three friends/co-workers/relatives compete to answer multiple-choice questions in three rounds of play with the winning team going on to the bonus… Read
Netflix Orders ‘Ottoman Rising’ Miniseries From STXtv & Karga Seven Pictures
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has given a six-episode series order to Ottoman Rising, a hybrid docu-drama miniseries from STXtv, the television studio of the Robert Simonds-run STX Entertainment, and Karga Seven Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company.
Ottoman Rising tells the epic story of Mehmed II known as Mehmed the Conqueror. It chronicles his astonishing and fabled rise from 13-year-old Child Sultan to toppling Constantinople and becoming the ruler of the Ottoman Empire in the… Read
TLC & HGTV Relaunch Home-Makeover Series ‘While You Were Out’
Discovery said today that its cable nets TLC and HGTV are teaming to revive the 2000s home-makeover series while you were out.
The premiere of the first series co-production under Discovery’s expanded lifestyle portfolio will be simulcast on both networks, with each brand lending its special flair to the series, Discovery said. Production begins this month for a 2019 premiere.
While You Were Out will feature TLC and HGTV stars designing one room in neighboring homes
Amy Poehler Animated Comedy ‘Duncanville’ Lands Series Order At Fox
Fox has handed a 13-episode series order to animated family comedy Duncanville, from Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions, The Simpsons' veteran Mike Scully and his wife, former Simpsons writer-producer Julie Scully, 20th Century Fox TV and Universal TV, where Poehler is under a development deal.
Fox had ordered a script and pilot presentation for the previously untitled project last year.
Written by Mike and Julie Scully, Duncanville features Poehler as the voice… Read
Disney Channel Orders Hybrid Scripted/Improvisational Family Comedy Series ‘Just Roll With It’
Disney Channel has given a series order to multi-camera family comedy Just Roll With It, a unique scripted/improvisational hybrid that includes the live participation of the studio audience, from co-showrunners Adam Small and Trevor Moore (Disney XD's Walk the Prank).
Starring Kaylin Hayman (One Day At A Time), Suzi Barrett (Kirby Buckets), Ramon Reed (The Lion King Broadway musical), and Tobie Windham (Walk the Prank), Just Roll With It let’s studio audience members… Read
Netflix Orders ‘Trinkets’ Series Based On YA Novel, Sets Cast Led By Kiana Madeira, Brianna Hildebrand & Quintessa Swindell
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has given a series order to Trinkets, based on Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith‘s young adult novel. Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool, Tragedy Girls), Kiana Madeira (The Flash, Sacred Lies) and Quintessa Swindell are set as the three female leads of the show from Viacom’s Awesomeness.
Rounding out the cast are Larry Sullivan (Big Little Lies, Scandal), Brandon Butler, (13 Reasons Why), Odiseas Georgiadis (The Stand-In), Henry Zaga (13 Reasons Why). October Moore (Basket… Read
Emma Roberts To Topline Figure Skating Drama Series ‘Spinning Out’ For Netflix
Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to Spinning Out, an edgy drama set in the world of competitive figure skating starring Emma Roberts (American Horror Story), from Joby Harold and Tory Tunnell’s Safehouse Pictures (Underground).
Created by Samantha Stratton (Mr. Mercedes), a former competitive figure skater herself, Spinning Out centers on Kat Baker (Roberts), an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who’s about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall… Read
Wu-Tang Drama Series Ordered By Hulu From The RZA, Alex Tse & Imagine TV
The story of one of the greatest rap groups is coming to television. Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to Wu-Tang: An American Saga, a 10-episode drama from Wu-Tang Clan front man The RZA, writer Alex Tse (Superfly) and Imagine Television.
Created and written by The RZA and Tse, the series is based on the Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most influential groups in hip-hop history, and will explore and expand the band’s world.
Set in early ’90s New York at the height of… Read