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7th November 2018

Family Comedy from Marlon Co-Creator in Development at FOX

Fox has put in development a multi-camera family comedy from Marlon co-creator Chris Moynihan and American Dreams co-creator Jonathan Prince. The multi-camera project is a co-production between Universal Television, where Moynihan has an overall deal, and Fox.

Written by Moynihan, the untitled comedy is loosely based on Prince’s life. The plot centers on a couple in their 40s falling in love and blending their families, all of which is complicated by the constant presence of her eccentric billionaire ex-husband.


This Is Us - Season 3 - Tim Jo to Recur

Tim Jo (The Neighbors, Pitch) first appeared in the October 30 episode titled “Kamsahamnida” and will recur during the season. No further details were given about the future of his character, but he will appear in future episodes during the third season of the Emmy-winning NBC drama.


MOVIES: The Secret Life Of Pets 2 - The Max Trailer

Heartstrings - Ginnifer Goodwin, Kathleen Turner & Kyle Bornheimer to Star in "These Old Bones" Episode of Dolly Parton's Netflix Anthology Series

"These Old Bones" is set in the 1940s and centers on a determined young lawyer who returns to her Smoky Mountain hometown from Washington, D.C., to prove herself professionally when a mysterious old mountain woman, Miss Mary Shaw (Kathleen Turner) — who locals believe is a fortune teller — threatens a lumber company's business. What results is a test of faith that includes the uncovering of past secrets. Ginnifer Goodwin is playing a character named Genevieve, and Kyle Bornheimer will play Landon.

MOVIES: The Princess Switch - Trailer feat Vanessa Hudgens

Life-Size 2 - Trailer feat Tyra Banks, Francia Raisa & More

The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life - CIA Drama from Wendy Mericle & Ellen Pompeo in Development at ABC

ABC has put in development The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, a drama about a sorority girl who joined the CIA, from former Arrow co-showrunner Wendy Mericle, Ellen Pompeo, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly as well as ABC Studios, where Pompeo’s Calamity Jane and Timberman-Beverly Prods. are based.

Written by Mericle, the project is inspired by The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, the upcoming book by Tracy Walder and Jessica Anya Blau.

The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life details the incredible true story of Tracy Walder. Walder happened upon a CIA recruiter at a jobs fair and was recruited by the agency while a USC student and Delta Gamma sorority sister. She would spend the next five years as a covert operative for CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, assuming aliases, thwarting terrorist attacks, and hiding in the trunks of cars on her way to debrief terrorists at black sites. During her time at the CIA, Walder travelled to the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, receiving awards for her service.


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MOVIES: Breaking Bad - 2-Hour Film from Vince Gilligan in Development

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour movie, though it remains unclear if that will be released theatrically or made for television.

It's unclear if the movie would be another prequel — like AMC's Better Call Saul —or a follow-up of some sort. It's also unclear is if any of the original stars, like Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul, are involved in the new project, which sources stress will be set in the existing Breaking Bad franchise.

Riverdale - Season 3 - Kelly Ripa to Guest as Hiram's Mistress

“Kelly Ripa will guest star on Riverdale as MRS. MULWRAY: Confident and tough, she is Hiram Lodge’s alleged mistress,” the statement read. “She’s a beautiful, icy, femme fatale who gets caught up in a conspiracy that’s much bigger than she initially realized.”


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Medical Military Students Drama in Development at CBS

CBS has put in development a drama from writer-producer Josh Reims (Dynasty) , actor-writer-producer Lance Kroll, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Reims, the untitled project is an intimate look at the high octane, complicated lives of the med students, residents, and attending physicians at the elite Uniformed Services University, where every doctor is also a trained soldier whose patients can be anyone from a fellow serviceperson to the President of the United States.


Veronica Mars - Season 4 - Dawnn Lewis to Recur

TVLine has learned exclusively that Dawnn Lewis (iZombie) has joined Hulu’s eight-episode revival in the recurring role of Marcia Langdon, the new police chief (since Neptune has incorporated).


MOVIES: Super Mario Bros. - Animated Adaptation in Development at Illumination from Despicable Me's Chris Meledandri

Illumination founder Chris Meledandri wants to make an animated version of “Super Mario Bros.” and Variety has the inside scoop on his plans for bringing the Mushroom Kingdom to the multiplexes.

Meledandri, who is the producer behind “Despicable Me” and “The Secret Life of Pets,” relishes the challenge of adapting a property that previously suffered a bumpy transition from game console to the big screen.

MOVIES: Shrek and Puss In Boots - Reboots in Development at Universal from Despicable Me’s Chris Meledandri

“Shrek” and “Puss in Boots” are getting rebooted and Chris Meledandri, the man behind “Despicable Me,” is overseeing their revival.

Universal Pictures has tasked Meledandri with finding some fresh story lines to reintroduce the lovable ogre and the sword-wielding feline to new generations of moviegoers. One thing the animation guru doesn’t want to mess with is with the vocal performances. Part of the popularity of “Shrek” is attributable to a voice cast that included Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas, and in a lengthy profile in Variety, Meledandri says he would like to get the band back together.

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Bait & Tackle - Adult Siblings Comedy from Johnny Galecki in Development at CBS

CBS is developing Bait & Tackle, a multi-camera comedy from Stuck In the Middle co-creator/executive producer Linda Figueiredo, Johnny Galecki’s Alcide Bava Productions and Warner Bros. TV where Alcide Brava is based.

Written/executive produced by Figueiredo, Bait & Tackle revolves around three adult siblings who must step up to run the family business—a small town bait & tackle shop—when the family patriarch retires.


Ordinary Joe - Life Choices Drama from Matt Reeves Receives Put Pilot Order at NBC

Matt Reeves is attached to executive produce the drama “Ordinary Joe” at NBC, which has received a put pilot commitment. The project is based on a pilot that Reeves first wrote more than a decade ago. Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner are attached to write and executive produce.

The series begins with the titular Joe facing a dramatic crossroads: Will he choose love, loyalty, or his artistic passion? It then jumps forward 10 years and follows three different paths Joe’s life takes based on each choice he could have made a decade earlier.


Best Lives - Sibling Comedy from The Goldbergs Co-Executive Producer Daisy Gardner in Development at FOX

FOX has given a script commitment to Best Lives, about a brother and sister starting over after each goes through a divorce. Daisy Gardner, a co-executive producer of The Goldbergs, who will pen the script.

In Best Lives, two siblings lean on one another after going through divorces. The brother, coming off a one-year marriage with custody of a cat, is convinced he's going through the exact same thing as his overstretched sister, whose 10-year marriage that produced a child just ended, and doesn't get their challenges aren't on the same level. They eventually pull each other through and discover the elusive best lives they've been seeking might be with each other.

Michael Yo to Star in Multi-Generational Family Comedy in Development at ABC

Fox is developing a multi-camera, multi-generational family comedy co-written by and starring comedian Michael Yo inspired by his life. The project hails from CBS TV Studios, co-producing with Fox, and Andy Fickman’s Oops Doughnuts.

Written by Nick Adams (Bojack Horseman) and Yo, the untitled comedy centers on a young couple’s life that is made more complicated when the guy’s (Yo) over-achieving African American, PhD Scientist/Ex-Military father and scheming Asian mother show up to help them take care of their newborn baby and adjust to their new surroundings.


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Fam - Co-Showrunner Bob Kushell Fired from Upcoming CBS Comedy for Misconduct

CBS has fired Bob Kushell, co-showrunner of its midseason comedy Fam for workplace misconduct. Kushell used "inappropriate language" in a workplace setting, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

King Of Sting - Drama Based on the True Story of an Undocumented Immigrant / DEA Operative in Development at FOX

Fox is developing King Of Sting, a drama series based on the true story of the most successful undercover operative in DEA history, who happens to be an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala named Carlos Sagastume. The project hails from studio eOne and Imagine Television.

Written by Dave Kalstein, King Of Sting follows Carlos. Living a double life, he risks his life infiltrating the inner circles of the world’s most dangerous criminals WHILE trying to keep his marriage together and raise his kids in Miami — this is the story of his American Dream.


Beast Mode - Anika Noni Rose to Star in TNT Drama Pilot

TNT Taps Tony Award Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star and Co-Executive Produce Pilot for Beast Mode (wt)

Tina Mabry to Serve as Director Beast Mode is written and executive produced by David Schneiderman with executive producers Stefanie Huie and MACRO’s Charles D. King, Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks

Turner's TNT has set Anika Noni Rose (The Quad, Power) in the lead role of Marsha Blackstone in the pilot, Beast Mode (working title).

Inspired by the life of legendary boxing trainer Ann Wolfe, Beast Mode is written and executive produced by David Schneiderman and produced by Ann Wolfe and MACRO in association with Studio T, with executive producers Stefanie Huie (Triangle) and MACRO’s Charles D. King ( Mudbound), Kim Roth (Inside Man) and Poppy Hanks (Fences). Rose will also serve as a co-executive producer. Tina Mabry (Pose) is attached to direct.

Pulling herself and her two daughters up from poverty, abuse, homelessness, and criminality, Marsha Blackstone reached the pinnacle of boxing as a fighter and has become equally as successful a trainer known for unconventional methods and a fiercely combative style. Driven by the belief that any step backward is a slippery slope to her former life, when the boxer Marsha trained to a world title fires her, this complex and inspiring woman is determined to find a new fighter to eclipse the one she lost, but her emotional baggage and militant style could be her undoing in her professional and personal life, especially with her two grown daughters, and a new baby on the way.


Love, Dad - Blue Collar Family Drama from Freddie Highmore in Development at ABC

The Good Doctor star and producer Freddie Highmore has sold the first project under the overall deal he recently signed with the studio behind the popular ABC medical drama, Sony Pictures TV. Love, Dad, an hourlong drama from Highmore’s Alfresco Pictures and Sony TV, has been put in development at ABC.

Written by Dave Collard, Love, Dad is described as an emotional family drama that is centered around adult siblings from a blue-collar family in the most blue-collar of cities — Buffalo, New York. As the siblings navigate the ups and downs of their lives, they’re aided (and sometimes impeded) by each other, but also an unlikely source — their dead father, who has left them each an email account that he’s been writing to for their entire lives, so that he would always be there for them… even when he wasn’t.


Safe Harbor - U.S. Coast Guard Military Drama Receives Put Pilot at FOX

Fox has handed out a put pilot commitment to Safe Harbor, a drama written by Sheldon Turner and to be directed by McG. The project is produced by Turner and Jennifer Klein’s Vendetta, McG’s Wonderland Sound & Vision and 20th Century Fox TV, where the two companies are under deals.

Safe Harbor is an inside look at the country’s most unique military organization. It follows an investigative branch of the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach as they confront a wide array of crimes and catastrophes on land and sea. Willfully putting themselves in harm’s way, these “Coasties” embody the honor and bravery it can take to save a life.


MOVIES: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Trailer 2

Fran Drescher Developing New Show with Cardi B in Early Talks to Join

Fran Drescher has revealed she’s been talking to rap superstar Cardi B about working together on a TV series: either a re-imagining of The Nanny — Drescher’s classic sitcom turned 25 on Saturday — or possibly as a mother/daughter TV combo in some other show.

Talk of a possible Drescher/Cardi B pairing began in September, when the Bronx-born rapper, 26, Instagrammed a photo of herself wearing a leopard-skin dress as an homage to Drescher.

“I’m actually developing a millennial-and-me baby boomer show [to star in] and I thought maybe this is fortuitous, maybe we would be good together,” Drescher said. “She would be good playing my daughter. I’m taking meetings with her representatives and you never know, maybe something will develop out of that. We’re in the talking stages right now and our fans have been supportive on social media. She’s a fan of mine and I would protect her and take good care of her.


3rd November 2018

MOVIES: Five Feet Apart - Teaser Trailer feat Haley Lu Richardson & Cole Sprouse

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Robin Thede to Star in Comedy Inspired by Her Childhood in Development at ABC

ABC is developing an untitled comedy series created, written, executive produced by and starring Robin Thede (The Rundown with Robin Thede) and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect) and Doug Robinson (The Goldbergs). Sony Pictures TV, where Robinson’s DRP Productions is under an overall deal, is the studio.

Written by Thede, the project is inspired in part by her childhood growing up dirt poor in a trailer park. The show will explore how a difficult upbringing shaped Robin Sanders (Thede), a famous and successful financial advisor, and will vacillate between the character’s adulthood and childhood as it examines how your past always pops up in the present.


Blank - Medical Drama from Revolution Writer Receives Put Pilot Commitment at ABC

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Blank, a medical drama from writer Trey Callaway (Revolution), director Dave Semel, Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and producer Glenn Geller.

Written by Callaway and to be directed by Semel, Blank is a one-hour medical procedural about a successful but egotistical surgeon who suffers a traumatic brain injury that changes his personality and erases his memory, but leaves his surgical skills fully intact. From a**hole to good soul, he shocks and confuses his colleagues and family with a new POV— unburdened by the past and uniquely present in his patients’ lives.

Be Here Now - Family Comedy from Man With a Plan Writer in Development at CBS

CBS has bought Be Here Now, a multi-camera comedy from comedian-writer Tommy Johnagin (Man with a Plan), Fulwell 73 (Late Late Show with James Corden, Happy Together) and CBS TV Studios where Fulwell 73 has a deal.

Penned by Johnagin, Be Here Now centers on a young widower who decides to move his life and kids from Los Angeles to a small town in Illinois to be closer to his wife’s large family.


Woke - Live-Action Comedy with Animated Scenes Starring Lamorne Morris Receives Pilot Order at Hulu

New Girl alum Lamorne Morris has been tapped as the lead of Woke, a live-action comedy with animated sequences that quietly had been ordered to pilot at Hulu. The project hails from Sony Pictures TV, Will Gluck’s studio-based Olive Bridge Entertainment and Eric Christian Olsen’s Cloud Nine Prods.

Woke is Inspired by the life and art of cartoonist Keith Knight. Written by Knight and Marshall Todd (Barbershop), Woke centers on Keef (Morris), a cartoonist living in San Francisco on the cusp of mainstream success when an unexpected incident involving cops changes everything, putting him in a state of “woke.”


Tender Is The Night - Limited Series Adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald Novel in Development at Hulu

Hulu has landed Tender Is The Night, a limited series adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, sources said. The project, from Colin Callender’s Playground Entertainment, which had optioned the rights earlier this year, is in early stages in development.

Tender Is The Night, which was published in 1934, was Fitzgerald’s fourth and final completed novel. It tells the story of promising young psychiatrist Dick Diver. He meets 16-year old Nicole Warren, who suffers from schizophrenia, before marrying her and moving to the French Riviera, where they start a glamorous life of partying with friends.

Heartstrings - Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley & Dallas Roberts to Star in "Jolene" Episode of Dolly Parton's Netflix Anthology Series

The cast also features Kimberly Williams-Paisley (Nashville) as Emily, a mother and wife starting a new chapter in life and who gets pulled into Jolene's orbit; and Dallas Roberts (Insatiable) as Aaron, a loving husband and father on the verge of a midlife crisis.

All American - Demetrius Shipp Jr. to Recur

EW can exclusively reveal that Demetrius Shipp Jr. (All Eyez on Me) will recur on The CW drama as Tyrone Morris. Described as “a young, powerful, South Central gang member with an unpredictable personality who complicates things not only for Coop and Shawn, but also for Spencer, who’s struggling to keep a foot in both of his two worlds: Beverly Hills and South Central.”

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Euphoria - Keean Johnson to Recur in HBO Teen Drama

HBO’s upcoming series “Euphoria” has cast Keean Johnson in the recurring role of Daniel, a teenager interested in Sydney Sweeney’s character Cassie.


She-Ra and the Princesses of Power - Trailer 2

Adora's destiny turns out to be far greater than she could have ever imagined. As the legendary warrior princess, She-Ra, it's up to her and a spirited group of rebel princesses to restore balance in Etheria by defending it from the place she once called home. Join The Rebellion November 13th when She-Ra and the Princesses of Power begins streaming on Netflix!

MOVIES: The Time Machine - Andy Muschietti to Write & Direct Re-Imagined Take on H.G. Wells' Classic

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures and Appian Way have teamed with It: Chapter 2 director Andy Muschietti and his producer sister Barbara Muschietti to develop a new version of The Time Machine. Andy and Barbara Muschietti have written a treatment for the film and Andy Muschietti will direct it. Barbara Muschietti will produce it with Appian Way’s Jennifer Davisson and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Barry Jenkins Signs First Look Television Deal with Amazon Studios


Jenkins to exclusively create original series through his production company PASTEL for Amazon Studios to premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories

SANTA MONICA, Calif., November 1, 2018 - Amazon Studios today announced it has signed a first look television deal with Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins' PASTEL. Jenkins is slated to direct the entire limited series for Amazon Studios of the upcoming highly anticipated The Underground Railroad, based on Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novel. He will exclusively develop television series for Amazon Studios which will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.

"Barry is clearly a master of groundbreaking, authentically emotional storytelling and we are so proud to have him share that gift with us," said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. "We are incredibly fortunate to have also secured his directorial vision for the entire limited series The Underground Railroad."

"We at PASTEL are excited to continue our Amazon relationship begun on Underground Railroad and look forward to growing that partnership on projects near and beyond," said Barry Jenkins.


MOVIES: Gladiator 2 - Ridley Scott Developing Sequel with Peter Craig to Pen Script

EXCLUSIVE: Ridley Scott has begun forward progress on a sequel to Gladiator, the 2000 film which garnered 11 Oscar nominations and five wins including Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe. While Crowe’s Maximus character met his end in the classic original film, Gladiator 2 will follow the continuing story of Lucius, the son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen), The youth was the nephew of Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the weaselly son of Roman leader Marcus Aurelius who murdered his father seized the throne and wound up in the gladiator ring with Maximus, who though mortally wounded, skewered the emperor before fading into the great beyond to reunite with his slain wife and son. Maximus saved the boy and his mother while avenging his own family, and left a strong impression on the young Lucius.

MOVIES: Spies in Disguise - Trailer feat Will Smith, Tom Holland, Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled & Masi Oka

MOVIES: Bad Boys For Life - Bad Boys 3 Release Date Confirmed

MOVIES: Rambo V: Last Blood - First Look Photo

MOVIES: The Christmas Chronicles - Trailer feat Kurt Russell

MOVIES: Life Size 2 - Teaser feat Tyra Banks as Eve, Francia Raisa & More

Life-Size 2 premieres Sunday, December 2 during Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas.

All Fancy - Comedy Starring Anjelah Johnson from Kevin Hart & America Ferrera in Development at NBC

NBC is developing All Fancy, a half-hour starring comedian Anjelah Johnson and executive produced by Kevin Hart and Superstore star America Ferrera.

Written by Emilia Serrano, the multi-camera All Fancy is Inspired by Anjelah Johnson’s life and stand-up. The series is seen through the point of view of Veronica Jimenez (Johnson), a newly successful 30-something Mexican-American woman who often goes against cultural and social expectations, creating chaos and comedy within her marriage, business and extended family.


Star - Season 2 - Draya Michele to Recur

Draya Michele (Perfect Match) plays the sexy, savvy Chloe David, a successful social media strategist who is not afraid to chase the big stories or abandon the boring ones. Blunt and pragmatic, Chloe has a sixth sense for what will catch the public consciousness.


Proven Innocent - Candice Coke to Recur in Upcoming FOX Legal Drama

Candice Coke (La La Land) will play Wren, a hardened female prisoner, but when around loved ones she lets her guard down. She’s a good listener, but don’t try and double-cross her.


MOVIES: Isn't It Romantic - Trailer feat Rebel Wilson, Priyanka Chopra, Adam Devine, Liam Hemsworth & Betty Gilpin

Castlevania - Renewed for a 3rd Season by Netflix

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Euphoria - Algee Smith & Austin Abrams Join HBO Teen Drama Series Starring Zendaya; Brian “Astro” Bradley Exits

In a recasting, Algee Smith (The Hate U Give) will play McKay, believed to be a series regular role. He replaces Brian “Astro” Bradley, who played the part in the pilot. Austin Abrams (The Walking Dead) will portray Ethan.

Pastors Family Comedy Starring Leslie Odom Jr from Kerry Washington Receives Put Pilot Commitment at ABC

Leslie Odom Jr. is set to star and executive produce a family comedy that has received a put pilot commitment at ABC. The project hails from Kerry Washington, writer Saladin K. Patterson (The Last O.G., The Big Bang Theory) and ABC Studios.

Written by Patterson, the untitled project is inspired by the experiences of real-life couple Pastor Touré Roberts and Pastor Sarah Jakes-Roberts. Leslie, played by Odom, and Hope are joint pastors at a young, hip, diverse church in Los Angeles. Through their services, online streams and books, they are experts at uniting people across different races, genders, orientations and opinions. But when it comes to uniting the people in their blended family, they are way out of their comfort zone — and as a result, the teachers often find themselves the pupils.


Black-ish - Season 5 - Quvenzhané Wallis to Recur

Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) will play Kyra, Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) young cousin who comes to stay with the family for a while after her mom can’t take care of her. The episode will air in 2019.


Father-Daughter Comedy Starring Hannah Simone Receives Put Pilot Commitment at ABC

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to a single-camera comedy starring, co-written and executive produced by New Girl alumna Hannah Simone.

The comedy, inspired by Hannah’s nontraditional Indian family, was developed at ABC Studios, which is producing. Written and executive produced by Simone and former New Girl co-executive producer Matt Fusfeld and Alex Cuthbertson, the untitled project follows the broke, single and nearly thirtysomething Hannah (Simone) as she and her father form a new bond when he announces that he and her mother are separating. It’s described as a unique coming-of-age story where father and daughter are starting over together.

Maybe You Should Talk To Someone - Therapist Drama Based on Memoir from Witches of East End Creator & Eva Longoria in Development at ABC

ABC has handed a script commitment with penalty to Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, a drama series project based on writer and therapist Lori Gottlieb’s upcoming memoir, from Maggie Friedman (No Tomorrow), Eva Longoria and 20th Century Fox TV where Longora’s UnbeliEVAble has a deal.

Penned by Friedman, Maybe You Should Talk To Someone is described as an addictive character drama about a gifted therapist, accustomed to helping other people navigate their messy lives, who finds herself facing a crisis in her own life. We follow her, her family and her diverse slate of clients as they confront the often poignant and at times hilarious ups and downs of family, friendship, romance, work, parenting, growing up, growing old, and what it means to be human.


Work Wife - Comedy Inspired by Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest's Friendship Receives Put Pilot Commitment at ABC

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Work Wife, a half-hour multi-camera comedy inspired by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest’s real-life friendship, from writer Michael Ian Black, Seacrest’s Ryan Seacrest Productions, Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ NY-based Milojo Productions and ABC Studios.

Written by Black, Work Wife is an ensemble half-hour multi-camera comedy that explores the dynamics surrounding our “work spouses,” who have very few boundaries with each other, and how that impacts their relationships with everyone else.


Einstein - Procedural Based on German Series from Shadowhunters EP & Carol Mendelsohn in Development at NBC

NBC has put in development Einstein, based on the popular German series, from writer Michael Reisz (Shadowhunters), Carol Mendelsohn, Tariq Jalil’s Intrigue Entertainment and Universal TV.

Written by Reisz, Einstein follows a whip-smart, smooth-talking and illegitimate descendant of Albert Einstein who is recruited by the police for his skills at solving particularly complex cases.


Let's Spend the Night Together - Dramedy Inspired by French Series from Californication Creator Receives Put Pilot Commitment at FOX

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Let’s Spend the Night Together, a one-hour dramedy inspired by the French series Quadras, from Californication creator Tom Kapinos, Empire director and executive producer Sanaa Hamri, Endemol Shine North America and 20th Century Fox TV.

Written by Kapinos, inspired by the French series Quadras from Endemol Shine France, Let’s Spend the Night Together is described as a structurally inventive dramedy, in which the entire first season takes place over the course of single night at a wedding. As we get to know the wedding party, we’ll learn surprising reveals about both their present and past. We’ll see that things aren’t always what they seem and explore the complicated bonds of love, friendship and family at different stages of life.


Chicago Fire - Season 7 - Jordan Belfi to Recur

Jordan Belfi (American Curious) will play Gordan, an intelligent, hot-headed and privileged businessman who is fierce in the boardroom.


MOVIES: The Meg 2 - In Very Early Development

This afternoon at the U.S.-China Entertainment Summit in Los Angeles at the Skirball Center, The Meg executive producer Catherine Xujun Ying acknowledged that that a sequel to summer’s shark movie is in the works.

“That is definitely the plan,” said Ying when asked by Variety’s Patrick Frater about building out the franchise during a panel for film and the future plans of The Meg 2 , “It’s still in the very early stages, but we’re working on it. We’re trying to keep it secret at this time.”

LAPD Police Drama from The Brave Creator & Kevin O'Hare in Development at NBC

NBC has put in development an LAPD police drama from writer Kevin O’Hare, The Brave creator Dean Georgaris, Keshet Studios and Universal TV.

Written and executive produced by O’Hare, the Untitled Kevin O’Hare Project is based on police pilot programs in major U.S. cities. The drama follows an unlikely group of LAPD officers and detectives incentivized to live and become active members in the community they patrol, all in hopes of changing perceptions and reducing violence.


Designated Survivor - Season 3 - Elena Tovar Joins Netflix Series

Elena Tovar (Dynasty) is expected to appear in all 10 episodes, playing Isabel, the White House Director of Social Innovation.


MOVIES: Flash Gordon - Julius Avery to Write and Direct

EXCLUSIVE: As Paramount ramps up for the November 9 release of his horror film Overlord, Julius Avery has been set by Fox to write and direct Flash Gordon.

Flash Gordon is an adaptation of the pulp comic-strip hero who originated in 1934, with Flash pitted on the planet Mongo fighting its tyrannical ruler, Ming the Merciless.

The Handmaid's Tale - Season 3 - Ashleigh LaThrop to Recur

Ashleigh LaThrop (Fifty Shades Freed) will play OfMatthew, described as a devoted Handmaid whose fidelity to Gilead causes friction amongst her peers.


Good Girls - Season 2 - Lauren Stamile to Recur

Lauren Stamile (Complications ) will play Gretchen Zorada, a confident, intelligent and pedigreed defense attorney working on Manny’s (Manny Montana) case


The Edge of Seventeen - Pilot Based on Movie Receives Pilot Order from YouTube

EXCLUSIVE: YouTube has given a pilot order to The Edge of Seventeen, a half-hour comedy pilot from STXtv, based on the 2016 critically praised film of the same name. Annabel Oakes (Transparent, Atypical) is writing and directing the pilot, which will be executive produced by the film’s writer-director, Kelly Fremon Craig. Filming is slated to begin in January 2019.

The adaptation is described as a witty coming of age series, which, in the spirit of the film, will subvert standard teen show tropes while following a high-school student and her best friend as they navigate the relationships, feelings, and realities of being a teenage girl.

This will not be a straight remake or sequel to the feature from Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment. It will tell new stories borrowing the tone of the film and its commitment to capturing the teen age truthfully.

Our House - Comedy from Nick Stoller in Development at CBS; The Story of Us - Comedy from Nick Stoller & One Day at a Time Co-Creator Mike Royce in Development at CBS; Next Door - Comedy from Uncle Buck Reboot Creators & Nick Stoller in Development at FOX; Common Areas - Comedy from Happy Endings Writer & Nick Stoller in Development at ABC

CBS’ Our House, written/executive produced by Brendan O’Brien (Neighbors), centers on a devoted mom and dad who are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a kid, but discover how difficult that is with her insane parents and siblings back in the picture.

CBS’ The Story of Us, written and executive produced by Mike Royce (One Day at a Time), is a story told through interviews and vignettes spanning 10 years, about how an unlikely couple becomes an unlikely family.

Fox’s Next Door, written/executive produced by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, creators of ABC’s Uncle Buck reboot, is described as a multi-generational comedy about three diverse suburban couples, all at crossroads in their lives, who bond while investigating the murder of the worst person in their neighborhood.

ABC’s Common Areas is written/executive produced by Hilary Winston (Happy Endings) and Mat Harawitz (LA to Vegas). In cities where rents have skyrocketed, people are turning to micro-units in luxury buildings, where they can get a bedroom for the price of an apartment in any other city. These dorm residents are getting a lot more than just a tiny bedroom and athlete’s foot, they’re getting a community (but also probably athlete’s foot).

Surveillance - Raphael Acloque to Co-Star in Sophia Bush's CBS NSA Drama Pilot

Raphael Acloque (24: Legacy) will play Jack, a smart, calculating and resourceful journalist with an alternative news website. He’s a vocal critic of the NSA, determined to expose corruption and abuse within the agency and the intelligence community at large.

Constance - Yasha Jackson Joins TNT Drama Pilot

Yasha Jackson (Black Mirror) plays Bells Bradley, a charming, whip-smart chameleon who isn’t at all as she appears.

College - Amy Forsyth, Jessica Sula, Max Willems, Barrett Carnahan, Inanna Sarkis, Zainne Saleh, X. Lee & Birgundi Baker Join Amazon YA Pilot

Amy Forsyth (Rise) plays Kaylee, 18, hard, tattooed, and smart, she is a foster kid. Kaylee is a direct young woman, considered by her friends, “most likely to succeed”

Jessica Sula (Recovery Road) plays Addison, 19, self-possessed, unflappable, very comfortable in her own skin, she is a sophomore. From London, studying bio-medical engineering.

Barrett Carnahan (Grown-ish) plays Logan, 18, a formerly-overweight newly- attractive frat-type. Logan looks the part of a cocky dude but he’s secretly a virgin with a crush on Maleeka. He’s charming though occasionally culturally insensitive (at best) and has a lot to learn.

Inanna Sarkis will recur as Enaas, 19, Addison’s wealthy friend. Enaas comes from oil money.

The Resident - Season 2 - Miles Gaston Villanueva Joins Cast in Major Recurring Role

Miles Gaston Villanueva (Law & Order True Crime) will play Alec, a born innovator, a loner and iconoclast who has spent a lifetime on the move. His father was an eccentric and Alec lived part of his childhood in a converted school bus. He studied to be an infectious disease doctor, but after a stint volunteering with Partners in Health on a Navajo reservation, he embraced a vision of medicine that tries to alter lifestyle via community outreach to prevent, rather than treat, illness. Alec is tender with patients but blunt with everyone else. And yet he is a charmer. His relationships with women tended in the past to lack deep roots. Whenever it was necessary, he moved on.


MOVIES: It: Chapter 2 - Teaser Poster

Shondaland's Chris Van Dusen Signs Multi-Year Deal with Netflix to Develop Series Including Already Ordered Series Based on Julia Quinn's Bridgerton Books

Hollywood, Calif. - October 29, 2018 -- Writer-producer Chris Van Dusen has signed a brand new, multi-year series overall deal with Netflix.

Under the terms of the agreement, Van Dusen will create new series and other projects for the streaming platform. His first will be Shondaland’s Untitled Bridgerton Project, a one-hour drama ordered straight-to-series, based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels. Van Dusen will adapt, showrun, and executive produce, along with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers through Shondaland.

This smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London's high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

“I couldn’t be more excited about being a part of the creative powerhouse that is Shondaland at Netflix,” said Van Dusen. “Bringing these irresistible books by Julia Quinn to the screen, with the fearless and talented team of storytellers I've been so fortunate to have worked alongside for so long, is a dream come true. I am grateful to have a home at Netflix, whose commitment to innovative, groundbreaking storytelling is unmatched.”


MOVIES: Boy Erased - Trailer 2 feat Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton & More

MOVIES: Diablero - Trailer

Before angels had abandoned Mexico City, there was a balance between good and evil. Now that they have left, its citizens have fallen in hands of the demons. Fortunately, a group of people AKA Diableros emerged to protect them. Diablero, evil is coming to Netflix on December 21st.

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