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19th December 2018

MOVIES: To All The Boys I've Loved Before - Netflix Confirms and Announces Sequel

Beast Mode - Geffri Maya Joins TNT Drama Pilot

Geffri Maya (Private Practice) will play Kerry, Marsha’s (Rose) daughter and the woman who essentially runs the gym while her mother trains the fighters. Kerry loves her family but is growing increasingly frustrated by her mom’s ego.

Heartstrings - Colin O'Donoghue, Willa Fitzgerald, David Denman, Mac Davis & Vanessa Rubio to Star in "JJ Sneed" Episode of Dolly Parton's Netflix Anthology

Former Once Upon A Time star Colin O’Donoghue has been cast in the titular role in Dolly Parton’s Heartstings: JJ Sneed, an episode of Netflix’s upcoming eight-episode anthology series that showcases the stories, memories and inspirations behind Parton’s most beloved songs.

Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series), David Denman (13 Hours), Mac Davis and Vanessa Rubio (Cobra Kai) round out the cast, joining Parton in the series which launches at once in 2019.

Adapted - Multi-Cultural Comedy in Development at FOX

Fox has put in development Adapted, a real-life-inspired multi-cultural single-camera comedy, from The Last O.G. co-executive producers Mary Fitzgerald, Arthur Harris and Angela Nissel, Jeff Gaspin and his Gaspin Media, Mark Kassen’s Like Minded Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV.

Written by Fitzgerald, Harris and Nissel, who also will showrun, and based on a real-life story, Adapted follows 14-year-old Alex, who, after refusing to move from Las Vegas to Philadelphia so that his neglectful mother can re-marry yet again, convinces his African American neighbors to adopt him.


Will & Grace - Season 10 - Reid Scott to Guest

EW has learned exclusively that Reid Scott will join the comedy later in the season as Marcus, a Michelin star chef who decides to leave behind his high-stress job in the culinary world and prepares to embark on an adventure. While waiting for his flight at the airport, he meets Grace and tempts her to join him.

18th December 2018

Whiskey Cavalier - Dylan Walsh to Recur

Dylan Walsh (Unforgettable) will play Alex Ollerman, Will Chase's boss at the FBI who has a secret agenda and a shocking endgame.


Grand Hotel - Ken Kirby to Recur

Ken Kirby (The Gifted, Good Trouble) will play Byron, a savvy business tycoon with investments across the globe. He and his family have been looking for a stake in the Miami real-estate business.


Beast Mode - Chanté Adams to Co-Star in TNT Drama Pilot

Rising star Chanté Adams (Monsters and Men) has been cast as a lead opposite Anika Noni Rose in TNT’s drama pilot, Beast Mode (working title), inspired by the life of legendary boxing trainer Ann Wolfe.

Adams will play Jackie, Marsha’s (Rose) older daughter. She’s a tough, emotionally-driven boxer like her mom.

The Terror - Season 2 - George Takei Joins as Consultant and Series Regular



Production Begins in January in Vancouver

NEW YORK, NY - December 18, 2018 - AMC announced today that renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei ("Star Trek") will join the second season of the critically acclaimed, Ridley Scott-produced anthology series, "The Terror," as a consultant and series regular. The network previously announced actor Derek Mio will star in the series as Chester Nakayama and Josef Kubota Wladyka ("Narcos") will direct the first two episodes. Production is scheduled to begin in January in Vancouver. Season two will air on AMC in 2019 with ten episodes.

Set during World War II, the second season of "The Terror" centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man's journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. Season two is co-created and executive produced by Alexander Woo ("True Blood") and Max Borenstein ("Kong: Skull Island," "Godzilla"). Woo also serves as showrunner.

Made famous for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the legendary science fiction series "Star Trek," George Takei's career spans more than six decades in film, television and the stage. As a child, Takei was imprisoned in two Japanese-American internment camps after the outbreak of World War II. His personal experience and knowledge of this chapter in U.S. history led him to become a leading figure and activist for social justice. As a consultant, Takei will work closely with the executive producers to ensure the accuracy of historical events and storytelling. On the acting side, he will play Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and community elder.

Additional casting includes Kiki Sukezane ("Lost in Space") as Yuko, a mysterious woman from Chester's past; Miki Ishikawa ("9-1-1") as Amy, a Nakayama family friend; Shingo Usami ("Unbroken") as Henry Nakayama, Chester's father; and Naoko Mori ("Everest") as Asako Nakayama, Chester's mother.

Takei is represented by Buchwald. Sukezane is represented by Abrams Artists Agency. Ishikawa is represented by Global Artists Agency and Abrams Entertainment. Usami is represented by Sophie Jermyn Management. Mori is represented by Creative Artists Management and Thruline Entertainment.

"The Terror" is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360. The show is also executive produced by Ridley Scott, Dan Simmons, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady.

AMC Studios Content Distribution is managing worldwide sales of "The Terror."


Exit Plans - Assisted Suicide Comedy Starring Timothy Simons in Development at HBO

Timothy Simons has set his next project at HBO to follow his run on Emmy-winning comedy series Veep, which is currently filming its final season. The premium cabler has put in development assisted suicide comedy Exit Plans, from Simons, who also stars, and Will Graham (Mozart in the Jungle) via his Field Trip Productions.

Written, starring and executive produced by Simons, Exit Plans centers around assisted suicide. When assisted suicide is legalized in 2019, a man from California opens a small business helping people transition into death peacefully while struggling to keep ahold of his crumbling personal life. In short, he’s trying to figure out his life while ending yours.


17th December 2018

The Big Bang Theory - Season 12 - Brian Thomas Smith Returning; Lindsey Kraft to Guest in Multiple Episodes

TVLine has confirmed that Brian Thomas Smith is set to reprise his role as Penny’s ex hubby Zack. Lindsey Kraft (Living Biblically) has been tapped to play Zack’s new bride Marissa.

Kraft is slated to appear in multiple episodes, first appearing in the January 10th installment. "Zack and his wife want a baby, but when Zack is infertile, they ask Leonard for help."


Kingdom - Trailer

In a kingdom defeated by corruption and famine, a mysterious plague spreads to turn the infected into monsters. The crown prince, framed for treason and desperate to save his people, sets out on a journey to unveil what evil lurks in the dark. Kingdom coming to Netflix worldwide January 25.

The Unicorn - Widowers Comedy from Ant-Man Director in Development at CBS

Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed is teaming with a pair of comedy veterans for a CBS project about a widower and his two daughters.

Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, currently co-executive producers on CBS' midseason comedy Fam, are writing The Unicorn and executive producing with Reed. The project is in development at CBS Studios and Kapital Entertainment.

The Unicorn centers on a widower who is eager to move on from the worst year of his life, only to find he's utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own. He's equally unready for a dating world where, to his shock, he's suddenly a hot commodity.

Reef Break - Ray Stevenson to Star in ABC Summer Series

EXCLUSIVE: Black Sails alum Ray Stevenson has been cast as one of the male leads opposite Poppy Montgomery, joining previously cast Desmond Chiam, in Reef Break, ABC’s 13-episode summer crime drama. Montgomery also executive produces the series, which is based on her idea, along with Ken Sanzel, who will write as well as serve as showrunner.

American Dad - Season 15 - Promo + Premiere Date

TBS Announces Season Premiere of American Dad!
New Episodes Start Monday, February 11 at 10pm ET/PT on TBS

Seth MacFarlane’s Award-Winning Animated Satire has been a Consistent Top-Ten Cable Comedy Since its Debut on TBS

LOS ANGELES, December 17, 2018 – American Dad! returns to TBS on February 11th at 10pm ET/ PT.

American Dad! centers on super patriotic CIA agent Stan Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) and the misadventures of his unconventional family in Langley Falls, VA. Stan applies the same drastic measures used in his job at the CIA to his home life, where Stan's blissfully unaware wife, Francine (Wendy Schaal), has an unfaltering loyalty that makes her blind to his unabashed arrogance. His left-wing activist daughter Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), however, doesn’t let him off so easily – and knows just how to push her father's buttons. Hayley's brother is the geeky-yet-confident Steve (Scott Grimes), a kid who spends his time playing video games and obsessing about the opposite sex.

The Smith cabinet is rounded out by two rather unconventional members: Roger (MacFarlane), a sassy, sarcastic and routinely inappropriate space alien, and Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker), an attention-starved goldfish with the brain of a German Olympic skier.


NOS4A2 - Ashley Romans to Recur in AMC Horror Series

Ashley Romans (Shameless) will recur as Tabitha Hutter, a no nonsense detective who’s tough yet caring. She is assigned to a difficult case and must use her intuition to suss out what she’s not being told.

The Village - Guy Lockard to Recur

Guy Lockard (Bull) will recur on NBC’s The Village. Details on Lockard’s role are not being revealed.


Skateboarding Comedy from Love Co-Creator in Development at HBO

HBO has put in development a skateboarding comedy inspired by Crystal Moselle’s critically acclaimed feature Skate Kitchen, from Moselle and her longtime friend and collaborator, Love co-creator Lesley Arfin.

Written by Moselle and Arfin, the untitled Skateboarding Project, inspired by Moselle’s 2018 Sundance film, is set against the backdrop of New York City, and will follow a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding.


Turn of the Screw - Supernatural Thriller in Development at Freeform

EXCLUSIVE: Freeform has put into development Turn of the Screw, a fresh modern spin on Henry James’ supernatural thriller, from Alexandra McNally (Under the Dome), Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva, CSI) and Sony Pictures Television, where McNally and Berman’s Osprey Productions are under overall deals.

A twisty Gothic soap reimagined for modern times, the series will follow Elena, a Mexican-American nanny who is hired to care for the two children of a widowed-father at their summer home on idyllic Bainbridge Island. It seems like the perfect job with potential for a ‘happily ever after’ ending, but things take a sinister turn when Elena begins seeing ghosts and her grip on what is real and what is not blurs.

Bob Hearts Abishola - Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley & Matt Jones Join CBS Comedy Pilot

EXCLUSIVE: Folake Olowofoyeky (Transparent) has been cast in the title role opposite Billy Gardell in CBS multi-camera comedy pilot Bob Hearts Abishola. Christine Ebersole (The Wolf of Wall Street), Maribeth Monroe (Workaholics), Shola Adewusi (Paddington 2), Barry Shabaka Henley (Bosch), and Matt Jones (Mom) round out the family in the project that comes from Big Bang, Young Sheldon and Mom co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre, Mom co-creator Eddie Gorodetsky and Mike & Molly alum Al Higgins, who have teamed with The Daily Show contributor Gina Yashere. Lorre’s long-time studio home, Warner Bros. TV, produces with Chuck Lorre Prods.

14th December 2018

The Last Spy - CIA Drama from Designated Survivor Creator in Development at NBC

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development drama The Last Spy, from Designated Survivor creator David Guggenheim, The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb, Imagine Television and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Guggenheim, The Last Spy is a high-octane character-driven espionage drama in which the members of an elite deep cover CIA unit are killed after their real-life identities are exposed. In the aftermath, the only operative to escape the onslaught recruits her own team of former spies and assets to complete their missions while also working to unravel the conspiracy behind who betrayed her friends and colleagues.


Embody - Sci-Fi Drama from James Corden in Development at CBS

CBS is developing a drama series that hails from James Corden’s production company, Fulwell 73, Variety has learned exclusively.

The series is titled “Embody.” In the series, after a mission gone wrong renders her permanently blind, a special agent volunteers for an experimental government program that can temporarily transfer her consciousness into someone else’s body, giving her the ability to see through their eyes as she infiltrates high-stakes situations and takes down criminals from within.

MOVIES: Downton Abbey - Teaser Trailer

The Black Tapes - Supernatural Drama Based on Podcast from Emerald City Co-Creator in Development at NBC

NBC has put in development a supernatural drama based on The Black Tapes podcast, from Emerald City co-creator Matthew Arnold, podcast creators Paul Bae and Terry Miles, Entertainment 360 and Universal TV.

Written and executive produced by Arnold, Bae and Miles, The Black Tapes adaptation follows a journalist’s investigations into the unexplained supernatural mysteries caught on tape by a skeptical scientist. Each week the two of them embark on a journey exploring the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both.

My Glory Was I Had Such Friends - Limited Series Starring Jennifer Garner from J.J. Abrams Ordered to Series by Apple

In a competitive situation, Apple has given a straight-to-series order to My Glory Was I Had Such Friends, a one-hour limited drama starring and executive produced by Jennifer Garner and executive produced by J.J. Abrams Abrams via his Bad Robot Productions banner.

Based on the 2017 memoir of the same name by Amy Silverstein, the story showcases the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit as it follows an extraordinary group of women who supported Silverstein as she waited for a second life-saving heart transplant.

12th December 2018

Black Mirror - Season 5 - Miley Cyrus to Star in Episode of Netflix Anthology

The singer-actress said that she'd been away from home during the blaze, filming in South Africa, which led to a confirmation of recent reports that she will appear in the upcoming season of Netflix's dystopian future drama series Black Mirror.

"I'm really actually excited for everyone to watch the 'headshaking project' we said yes to [before]," she said cryptically. "The minute I say I never want to do something again, all of a sudden, there I am."

Cyrus said she's been hunkering down working on her next album — due out next year — and because she always "hates everything" she does in retrospect, the return to acting on Black Mirror was a revelation. "I hate everything, but it was the first time I've left somewhere feeling really proud of my work," she said.

She couldn't say much, but promised that she plays a dynamic role that has a "lot of different sides" to the character.

3Below: Tales of Arcadia - Trailer

From visionary director Guillermo del Toro and the team behind DreamWorks Trollhunters comes an epic, hilarious tale of alien royalty who must escape intergalactic bounty hunters by blending in on a primitive junk heap known as Earth. 3Below arrives on Netflix December 21!

MOVIES: Bird Box - Trailer 2 feat Sandra Bullock

Pinky Malinky - Trailer

Join Pinky Malinky and his best friends, Babs and JJ, as they make movies, drop sick beats, and explore their hometown of Sackenhack! See all of Pinky's crazy adventures this January 1st, only on Netflix.

Blacksmith - Drama Based on Graphic Novel in Development at NBC

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development drama Blacksmith based on the graphic novel by Malik Evans and Richard Sparkman, from feature writer-director Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare). Universal TV produces in association with Studio71, a digital media company and premium content studio, and Kickstart, the company behind the Blacksmith comics.

Written by Wadlow, Blacksmith is centered on Alex Malloy, known in the intelligence community for building high-tech weapons for U.S. government agencies. When he discovers some of the files containing his weapon designs have fallen into the wrong hands, he sets off on a journey to recover the files before his weapons are used for harm.


New York Undercover - Cop Drama from Hand of God Creator & Dick Wolf Receives Pilot Production Commitment at ABC

ABC has closed a deal for a pilot production commitment to New York Undercover, a new incarnation of Dick Wolf’s 1994 cop drama series, which will be written by Hand of God creator Ben Watkins. The project from Wolf Entertainment is a co-production between Universal TV, where the company is based, and ABC Studios.


11th December 2018

The Terror - Season 2 - Cristina Rodlo Joins AMC Horror Anthology

Cristina Rodlo will play Luz, a nursing student who must make some tough decisions between her personal and professional life.

Will and Grace - Season 10 - Samira Wiley to Guest in 3 Episodes

Samira Wiley has booked a recurring guest arc on the NBC revival for three episodes.

Wiley will play Nikki, a cool and confident woman working in the same building as Karen Walker (Megan Mullally). When the pair get snowed in at the office, Nikki gets the newly divorced Karen to open up about her love life.

Riches To Rags - Comedy Starring Jaime Camil from Jane the Virgin Creator & Will and Grace Executive Producer in Development at CBS; You're Killing Me - Comedy from Jennie Snyder Urman & Gina Rodriguez in Development at CBS All Access

Jane the Virgin creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman has teamed with veteran development executive Joanna Klein to launch Sutton St. Productions. Riches To Rags, a multi-camera comedy at CBS headlined and executive produced by Jane standout Jaime Camil, and You’re Killing Me, a comedy at CBS All Access executive produced by Jane star Gina Rodriguez who could potentially act in it.

In Riches To Rags, written by Will & Grace executive producer Alex Herschlag, when an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her sister’s Reseda condo where they delight in the “charms” of the working class but mourn the loss of being the 1% of the 1%.

Co-written by Urman and former Jane the Virgin co-executive producer David Rosenthal, You’re Killing Me for CBS All Access  centers on Gracie who thought she was cursed with an overbearing mother. But when her mom dies unexpectedly and haunts Gracie for real, Gracie’s worst nightmare becomes her mom’s dream come true. Urman, Rosenthal and Rodriguez executive produce with Klein and Emily Gipson.

Comedy Set in Alaska in Development at NBC

NBC is developing a single-camera show set in Alaska, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The untitled project comes from creator Blake McCormick (Single Parents) and 20th Century Fox TV.

The show, which currently has a script commitment, would follow a "meek and modest" man from Los Angeles who travels to remote, small-town Alaska to claim a mysterious inheritance after the death of his estranged uncle.

Conway - Crime Drama from Vin Diesel in Development at NBC

NBC has put in development Conway, a crime drama about a brilliant detective from Vin Diesel, his One Race TV and Universal Television.

Written by Jonny Umansky, Conway centers around St. Louis detective Cal Conway, who finds his world turned upside down when he wakes up from a coma with exceptional cognitive abilities. Returning to the force, he sets out to solve the city’s most complex cases but the discovery of a lethal side effect makes Cal wonder whether his new abilities are more of a blessing or a curse.

MOVIES: Brightburn - Trailer feat Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones & Meredith Hagner

MOVIES: Triple Frontier - Trailer feat Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal

7th December 2018

MOVIES: Kim Possible - Trailer + Premiere Date


"Kim Possible," a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the beloved animated series, will premiere FRIDAY, FEB. 15 (8:00-9:32 p.m. EST/PST), on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. In this comedic action-adventure, a live-action transformation of the original series, newcomer Sadie Stanley stars as the iconic teen hero Kim Possible along with Sean Giambrone (ABC's "The Goldbergs") as her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable. Immediately following "Kim Possible," Disney Channel will present a first look at the new eight-part miniseries "Fast Layne," with an episode titled "Mile 1: the Voice in the Shed." "Fast Layne" will move to its regular timeslot with a second installment, "Mile 2: Paid to Drive," on SUNDAY, FEB. 17 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST/PST). Both episodes will be available on DisneyNOW.

"Kim Possible" begins as Kim and her best friend and sidekick, Ron Stoppable, start Middleton High School where Kim must navigate an intimidating new social hierarchy. She is ready to tackle the challenge head-on, just as she has with everything else in life, but her confidence is shaken when she faces roadblocks at every turn - getting lost in the confusing hallways, being late to class and facing rejection during soccer tryouts from her frenemy, Bonnie. Kim's day starts to turn around when she and Ron meet and befriend Athena, a new classmate and Kim Possible superfan who is having an even worse day than Kim. With Kim's guidance and friendship, Athena transforms into the newest member of Team Possible. Soon, Athena starts to eclipse Kim just as the nefarious Drakken and Shego resurface in Middleton with a master plan to finally stop Kim. Now it's up to Team Possible - Kim, Ron, tech-genius Wade, new friend Athena and Rufus, a Naked mole-rat that Ron meets along the way - to stop these super villains.


Blue-Collar Factory Town Family Comedy in Development at ABC

ABC has put in development a single camera blue-collar family comedy from writer Paul McLalin, SMILF executive producer Lee Eisenberg, Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad’s The District and ABC Studios.

Written by McLalin, the Untitled Factory Town Project follows a blue-collar family in Kalamazoo, Michigan who are adjusting to life after the family’s patriarch is laid off from the local manufacturing plant by his son and both have to adjust to their new roles in the family.


Deadtown - Female Empowerment Superhero Drama in Development at Amazon

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios has stepped up for Deadtown, an Entertainment One and Grey Matter Entertainment script that will be developed for a pilot by Shauna Cross. Deadtown is an adaptation of the Catherynne M. Valente novella The Refrigerator Monologues and the hourlong premise is a blueprint to create an original superhero universe set in the modern era with an underlying theme of female empowerment.

Five recently-dead women meet in Deadtown, a purgatory where they discover that their entire lives were merely in service to the superhero men they happened to cross paths with, resulting in each of their deaths. Or in comic book terms, they were “refrigerated”–frozen out of the story once they provided emotional backstory for the men. Until now. They start to discover their own powers, tell their sides of the narrative, and decide to write their own damn stories. And a group of seemingly ordinary women discover their own true power. It’s a subversive, kick-ass exploration of what it means for women to find their inner power – and use it.


6th December 2018

Tidelands - Tidelanders vs Humans Featurette

Limetown - Stanley Tucci, Marlee Matlin, Kelly Jenrette, John Beasley & Louis Ferreira Join Facebook Series Starring Jessica Biel

Stanley Tucci, Marlee Matlin and Kelly Jenrette have joined the cast of the Jessica Biel starrer, Limetown for Facebook. Rounding out the cast are John Beasley (Walking Tall) and Louis Ferreira (Travelers). 

Limetown, which has been given a 10-episode first season, is written and executive produced by podcast creators Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie. It tells the story of Lia Haddock, a public radio journalist who seeks to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of more than 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.

Richard Gere to Star in Apple Series Based on Israeli Series Nevelot

Apple is finalizing an eight-episode order for a drama series starring Richard Gere. The project, from Howard Gordon (24) and Warren Leight (Law & Order: SVU), is based on the Israeli series Nevelot.

Written by Gordon and showrun by Gordon and Leight, the untitled series centers on two elderly Vietnam vets and best friends — one of whom is played by Gere — who find their monotonous lives upended when a woman they both loved fifty years ago is killed by a car. Their lifelong regrets and secrets collide with their resentment of today’s self-absorbed millennials, and an act of self-defense snowballs into a tragic series of events.

The Enemy Within - Coral Peña to Recur

Coral Peña (24: Legacy) will recur as Anna Cruz, an ambitious CIA analyst enlisted by FBI Special Agent, Will Keaton (Chestnut) to assist in the hunt for a former Russian SVR agent turned rogue operative who’s responsible for the deaths of her fellow CIA officers. Cruz’s arrival tests the limits of the unprecedented partnership between Keaton and former CIA Deputy Director turned traitor, Erica Shepherd (Carpenter). 


The Village - Hailey Kilgore to Recur

Hailey Kilgore will recur on NBC’s The Village. Details of Kilgore's role are being kept under wraps.


The Wrong Mans - Annie Chang Joins Showtime Comedy Pilot

Annie Chang (Shades of Blue) plays Katie, Josh’s hard-working, driven boss and ex-girlfriend, who broke up with him when she got fed up with his passiveness and lack of ambition.

5th December 2018

New York Undercover - Reboot from Hand of God Creator & Dick Wolf in Development at ABC

EXCLUSIVE: ABC, which is rebooting its iconic series NYPD Blue, is also looking to bring back another 1990s New York cop drama, Dick Wolf’s New York Undercover. I hear ABC is in talks for a new incarnation of New York Undercover, which will be written by Hand of God creator Ben Watkins. The project, from Wolf Entertainment, is expected to be a co-production between Universal TV, where the company is based, and ABC Studios.

I hear ABC and New York Undercover’s original network, Fox, were interested in the revival. As a procedural, New York Undercover can be reinvented with new characters and cast. Even the original series rebooted itself in the fourth and final season with a largely new cast.

Grand Hotel - Katey Sagal & Freddie Stroma to Recur

Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) will play Teresa, an investor in the hotel with mysterious intentions. She clashes with Santiago (Demian Bichir) and will stop at nothing to protect her investment. Sagal will appear in at least three episodes.

Freddie Stroma (UnREAL) will play Oliver, the associate manager of the Finn Hotel in Miami. Oliver is an old friend of Alicia’s from business school who now finds himself in competition for her business and maybe even her heart.


Titans - Netflix Premiere Date Revealed

Thanks to Mal B. for the heads up. Titans releases internationally January 11, 2019

MOVIES: Breakthrough - Trailer feat Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter, Marcel Ruiz, Sam Trammell and Dennis Haysbert

4th December 2018

Toby Kebbell to Star in Apple's Upcoming Psychological Thriller Series from M. Night Shyamalan; Rupert Grint Joins Cast

Toby Kebbell (Planet of the Apes) has been tapped as the male lead opposite Lauren Ambrose in Apple's upcoming psychological thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan and British TV writer Tony Basgallop.

The plot of the series has not been revealed, but we hear it follows parents Dorothy (Ambrose) and Sean Turner (Kebbell), who have hired young nanny Leanne to help care for their newborn child. Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) will play Julian Pearce, Dorothy’s (Ambrose) younger brother. Kebbell’s Sean is a professional chef and father.


MOVIES: Sesame Street - Anne Hathaway Eyed to Star

Anne Hathaway is circling the starring role in a Sesame Street feature.

The movie, which would likely include appearances from Sesame Street residents Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster, is said to be a musical. Chris Galletta (Kings of Summer) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay.

While Hathaway is the first choice for the project and has an offer, it is currently unclear if the Oscar winner will accept the role.

Amazing Stories - Kerry Bishé, Edward Burns & Austin Stowell to Star in Episode of Apple's Upcoming Anthology Series from the Creators of Once Upon a Time

Edward Burns (Public Morals) is set to star in and executive produce an episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories Apple anthology series, which has begun production in Atlanta. Burns will play Bill Kaminski, a government agent. Mark Mylod (Game of Thrones) will direct the episode. Austin Stowell (Bridge of Spies) and Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire) will also star.

Hawaii Five-0 - Season 9 - Michelle Borth to Return

TVLine has confirmed that Michelle Borth is set to make her third encore since exiting the CBS series early in Season 6, in what has previously been described as an Expendables-style episode.


Edge of Seventeen - Isabelle Fuhrman & Liana Liberato to Star in YouTube Pilot

YouTube's Edge of Seventeen pilot has found its lead in Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games), who will take on a version of the role made famous by Hailee Steinfeld in the feature film on which the new project is based. Liana Liberato (Hulu's Light as a Feather) will play Lou.

Based on the 2016 film from Robert Simonds' STX Entertainment, Annabel Oakes (Amazon's Transparent, Netflix's Atypical) will pen the script for the pilot, which revolves around Mira, a high school student, and her best friend, Lou (short for Louise), as they navigate the relationships, feelings and realities of being teenage girls. Kelly Fremon Craig, who wrote, directed and produced the feature, is attached to executive produce the YouTube iteration.

Department Store Comedy Starring Brent Morin in Development at NBC

EXCLUSIVE: Bill Lawrence and his Doozer production company are staying put at Warner Bros. TV with a new rich multi-year overall deal. Under the significant, eight-figure pact, which I hear is for five years, the company has sold a department store comedy to NBC starring and co-written by comedian Brent Morin, who starred on Doozer’s NBC comedy series Undateable.

Co-written by Morin and former Undateable writer Matt Hausfater, the untitled NBC multi-camera comedy centers on Andy Hewitt (Morin) who, in a desperate attempt to prove himself to his family after losing his dream job, has no choice but to take a retail job at the world’s most fashionable department store.


John Grisham Multi-Series Universe from Michael Seitzman & Jason Richman in Development at Hulu

Hulu is looking to break new ground with an innovative two-series drama project based on two John Grisham’s novels, the 1995 The Rainmaker and 2015 Rogue Lawyer. Envisioned as the first chapter in a larger franchise, tentatively titled The Grisham Universe, the ambitious multi-series project comes from writers Michael Seitzman (Quantico, Code Black), Jason Richman (Detroit 1-8-7), Grisham, ABC Signature and Seitzman and Christina Davis’ ABC Studios-based Maniac Productions.

Seitzman and Richman serve as co-showrunners on The Rainmaker-Rogue Lawyer, which is described as “two books, two shows, one shared storyline.” They will work on both shows, which have assembled a writers room, with Seitzman focused primarily on The Rainmaker and Richman on Rogue Lawyer. The room will work simultaneously on the two series, with a goal to produce eight scripts for each.

3rd December 2018

MOVIES: To All the Boys I've Loved Before 2 - Sequel Confirmed by Paramount as First Film in Paramount-Netflix Co-Venture

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish confirmed a sequel to the popular Netflix young-adult literary adaptation To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 2 would be the first title in Paramount’s multi-picture deal with the streaming giant.

AwesomenessTV, acquired by Viacom earlier this year, produced the original and will do likewise for the sequel, which Bakish said “might have a sexier title over time.” The CEO made the remarks during the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.

Bakish said Netflix research shows the original film “is one of the most-viewed films of all time on the platform.


Halo - Rupert Wyatt Exits as Director & EP on Showtime's Live-Action Xbox Adaptation

Rupert Wyatt is stepping down as director and executive producer of Showtime’s series Halo.

“Showtime’s adaptation of Halo is evolving beautifully with rich characters, compelling stories and powerful scripts,” said Gary Levine, President of Programming, Showtime Networks in a statement. “Obviously, the production demands of this series are enormous, and we have had to add time to the schedule in order to do it right. Sadly, this delay has created a conflict for Rupert, whom we warmly thank for all he has brought to the project.”


Exhibit A - Legal Drama from Daniel Day Kim Based on South Korean Series in Development at ABC

EXCLUSIVE: ABC has put in development Exhibit A, a legal drama from The Good Doctor executive producer Daniel Dae Kim, his 3AD production company, and ABC Studios.

Written by Warren Hsu Leonard (How To Get Away With Murder), Exhibit A is based on the South Korean series My Lawyer, Mr. Jo. It centers on disgraced former prosecutor, Andrew Cho, whose career is sabotaged by the corrupt power brokers he’s working to take down. But in losing everything, Andrew discovers something new: a life of purpose. Along with a clever, driven young associate, and alegal staff of loyal misfits, Andrew becomes the fearless, caring, underdog lawyer he was always meant to be. Together they give voice to the voiceless and speak truth to power, no matter the cost.


Eight - Divorce Comedy in Development at FOX

Fox has handed out a script order for the single-camera comedy Eight.

From You're the Worst alum Alison Bennett, the project revolves around children of divorce Jillian and Trevor, who, after a whirlwind romance that resulted in a baby and a wedding (in that order), attempt to carve out their own family's identity — with eight grandparents there to offer 8 million different opinions.

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