Category Archives: Television News

NBC Buys Noah’s Ark Drama Series From Robert Zemeckis and Hit List Scribe Daniel Kunka

robert z excerptIn a reprieve to what has been a quiet broadcast spec pilot market as of late, NBC has bought The Ark, a high-concept drama spec from 20th Century Fox TV and ImageMovers. The drama comes from two-time Hit List scribe Daniel Kunka.

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Marcia Clark Legal Drama Nabs Put Pilot Commitment At NBC

<> at SiriusXM Studio on May 26, 2016 in New York City.Former O.J. prosecutor Marcia Clark has been portrayed on television by Sarah Paulson on Ryan Murphy’s acclaimed American Crime Story but she will soon tell her own story via a new series that has received a put pilot commitment at NBC.

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Felicity Huffman Fashion Dramedy “House Of Moore” Back On The Table At ABC

felicity-huffman-excerptAfter being put on the backburner, the Felicity Huffman-fronted fashion series House of Moore is back in development at ABC. Set in the world of fashion, the one-hour dramedy has tapped Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain as executive producers and showrunners.

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Magnet Management and Condé Nast Secure Rights to Lou Pearlman New Yorker Article With Plans For Series (EXCLUSIVE)

lou pearlman excerptIn what we’re hearing was an extremely competitive situation, Magnet Management and Condé Nast have secured the rights to an article published in The New Yorker this week, “We Live in the Pop-Culture World That Lou Pearlman Created” by John Seabrook with plans to develop the story into a limited series.

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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH Review: “Esta ‘Cosa’ Que Es Nuestra”

Queen Of The South ExcerptQueen of the South gears up for a narco war in “Esta ‘Cosa’ Que Es Nuestra.” There weren’t any shots fired this week but the wheels are in motion as Teresa returns from Mexico armed with a book that could save her life.

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RIPPER STREET Review: “Men Of Iron, Men Of Smoke”

Ripper Street The boys on Ripper Street investigate the death of a beloved footballer (soccer to Americans) while Susan dreams of escaping her hidden life with one big heist.

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Tracey Ullman Returning to HBO in New Sketch Series

Tracey Ullman excerptSketch comedy maven Tracey Ullman is returning to HBO in a new six-episode series, Tracey Ullman’s Show, which aired on BBC One earlier this year.

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Diablo Cody & Berlanti Productions Set “Raised By Wolves” at ABC

Diablo Cody ExcerptOscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody is adapting the UK comedy series Raised By Wolves with Berlanti Productions. The project is set up at ABC with a script commitment plus penalty.

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Jennifer Lopez Signs On To Produce Legal Drama At CBS

jennifer-lopez-excerptActor, dancer, singer, and former American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez is adding more to her resume with a yet-to-be-titled legal drama in development at CBS. Lopez is attached to serve as executive producer of the series from Michael Rauch.

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Paramount TV and Anonymous Content Lands Rights to Mystery Series from 9 Year-Old Hilde Lysiak

hilde_lysiak excerptAfter stepping into a spotlight as the first reporter to break a story on a murder in her hometown, 9-year-old Hilde Lysiak landed a book deal. Now, the rights to the forthcoming series of mystery novels, as well as the life rights to Lysiak’s story, have been optioned by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

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TYRANT Review “Ask for the Earth”

Tyrant ExcerptAs Tyrant gets ready to go to war with the caliphate, the plot once again slow downs as new complications arise. Hopefully the season will conclude better than it has been going so far.

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SUITS Review: “Shake the Trees”

Suits ExcerptThe pressure is on when time starts running out for the team. Will they be able to handle a death row sentence, insider trading, prison time, and finding right date night spot?

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AMERICAN GOTHIC Review: “The Veteran in a New Field”

American Gothic ExcerptAmerican Gothic offers a new plot twist heading into “The Veteran in a New Field.” Detective stories have a great tradition of going out guns blazing, but this show has more in common with the slasher; there might be a showdown, but the killer’s demise isn’t always set.

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ANOTHER PERIOD Review: “Lillian is Dead”

Another Period ExcerptAnother Period ends its second season with a hilarious episode, setting the stage for an outrageous third season, as Lillian and Beatrice may have accidentally found the fame they’ve been searching for.

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MR. ROBOT Review: “eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12”

Mr Robot Excerpt This might be the first episode of Mr. Robot where Elliot is nowhere to be found in the entire hour. Instead, the focus is on Darlene and fsociety as things around them begin to fall apart. Is she up to the task to lead the group, or are things so far out of her control that it’s too late?

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Britney Spears Biopic in the Works at Lifetime

Britney Spears ExcerptDays before the release of her new album, Lifetime has announced they are developing a movie about the life of pop star Britney Spears, simply titled Britney. In the film, set to be produced by Asylum Entertainment, actor Natasha Bassett will portray the singer.

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Seth MacFarlane Space Comedy Lands Jon Favreau as Director

Jon Favreau ExcerptThe upcoming space comedy-drama from funny man Seth MacFarlane, set to air on Fox, has found a director. Jon Favreau will direct and executive produce the first episode and will then remain with the series as a consultant.

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Lifetime & Bella Thorne Team Up for Vampire Movie “Drink, Slay, Love”

Bella Thorne ExcerptYA novel Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst is being adapted for the small screen in a TV movie from Lifetime and co-executive producer Bella Thorne. Cierra Ramirez will star in the project.

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“Underground” Books Aisha Hinds to Play Harriet Tubman

aisha hinds excerptAll the Way actor Aisha Hinds has landed the role of Harriet Tubman in season two of WGN America’s Underground. Production on the new season begins this month in Atlanta, with plans for an early 2017 premiere.

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DEAD OF SUMMER Review: “Home Sweet Home”

Dead Of Summer Excerpt Blair and Drew fight supernatural forces to get the campers of Camp Stillwater out alive; the rest of the counselors try to exorcise the demon Malphus out of Amy.

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE Review: “One Way Or Another”

Halt and Catch Fire Excerpt The first episode of Tonight’s two-hour premiere of Halt and Catch Fire spent most of its time building the world the characters find themselves inhabiting in California. The second episode is where things begin to take off.

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Ray Romano & Chris O’Down Team Up For “Get Shorty” Series

505154748Epix’s scripted series Get Shorty has tapped Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd to star. The series is based on the 1995 film of the same name starring John Travolta and Gene Hackman, and novel by Elmore Leonard.

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Joseph Fiennes Lands Lead Role in “The Handmaid’s Tale” from Hulu

Joseph Fiennes ExcerptSamira Wiley and Elisabeth Moss are going to be joined by English actor Joseph Fiennes in the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu. The online streaming service has picked up the drama from creator-writer Bruce Miller for 10 episodes.

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Sarah Paulson Tapped To Play Geraldine Page In Ryan Murphy’s “Feud”

sarah-paulson-excerptThe cast for Ryan Murphy’s upcoming anthology series, Feud has added Sarah Paulson to the all-star roster. Paulson, who frequently collaborates with Murphy, is set to play Academy Award-winning actress Geraldine Page in the FX series about the legendary battle between movie stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis.

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“The Departed” To Be Adapted Into A TV Series At Amazon

the-departed-excerptThe Martin Scorsese crime drama The Departed is the next feature in line to follow the movie-to-television trend happening in Hollywood right now. Based on the Hong Kong original Internal Affairs, the 2006 Academy Award-winning pic is set to become a TV series at Amazon.

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CASUAL Review: “The Great Unknown”

Casual ExcerptIf Casual was a sandwich, it would have the best bread and the worst meat. It’s been a frustrating season, with a lot to chew on, but these last couple of episodes have really delivered as a death brings the family together.

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USA Developing Con Artist Series with John Cho Attached to Star

John Cho ExcerptStar Trek actor John Cho is coming back to earth to star in a brand new series from USA Network. Connoisseur is an hourlong drama from Gary Lundy, Hand of God creator Ben Watkins, and Cho, which explores the world of con artists.

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE Review: “Valley Of the Hearts Delight”

Halt and Catch Fire Excerpt The thing about Halt and Catch Fire so far is that every season has been really great. Creators Christopher Cantwell and Christopher Rogers have hit the reset button each season to pivot the show in a slightly different direction, and every time it works amazingly well.

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DIFFICULT PEOPLE Review: “Hashtag Cats”

Difficult People ExcerptBilly and Julie get another amazing career opportunity as Method Man teams up with them to develop a show, only to have it once again ruined by Julie’s lies. Would Billy be better off without Julie?

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ODD MOM OUT Review: “The Hamptons”

Odd Mom Out ExcerptJill and Andy get stuck in traffic on the way to the Hamptons, missing Candice’s White Party where Brooke argues with Lex over whether or not to sell her business.

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