Category Archives: Pick-Ups

NBC Orders Mob Comedy Pilot “The Baby” From Amy Poehler

ss-140109-Amy-Poehler-tease.today-ss-slide-desktopAmy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has received a pilot production commitment for their comedy The Baby from NBC. Paper Kite has also signed a new overall deal with Universal Television.

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“Thursday Night Football” Kicks Off CBS Fall Premieres

bigbangtheory-143535CBS is set to launch its fall schedule this year with Thursday Night Football on September 15. A night of comedies are up next including Kevin Can Wait starring Kevin James and Man With A Plan with Matt LeBlanc.

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Sarah Polley Miniseries Based On Margaret Atwood Novel Lands At Netflix

Sarah-Polley-pregnant-with-first-childHalfire Entertainment and CBC’s miniseries Alias Grace will stream globally on Netflix. The series is written and produced by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron.

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New Animated “Ghostbusters” TV Series In The Works

ghostbusters-rebootSony Pictures has put Ghostbusters: Ecto Force on their television slate. The original film’s director Ivan Reitman will oversee the new show which is looking at a 2018 debut.

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CW Fall Lineup To Kick Off In October

58c1de99-4775-46d1-802c-58c86cfd987aThe CW has announced the premiere dates for their fall premieres with The Flash and No Tomorrow kicking things off on October 4.

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Fox Reveals 2016-2017 Premiere Schedule

empire-season-2We’re three months away from fall premieres but the networks are ready to start building momentum now, with Fox joining NBC in releasing their fall premiere schedule.

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Number 9 Films & RED To Adapt Henry James Novel “Portrait Of A Lady”

Number-9-Films-Product-Placement-and-Branded-EntertainmentNumber 9 Films is teaming up with StudioCanal-owned RED to produce a TV adaptation of Henry James’ Portrait Of A Lady. The project marks Stephen Wooley and Elizabeth Karlsen’s Number 9’s first in television.

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“Mighty Magiswords” Receives Series Order From Cartoon Network

mighty-magiswords-cartoon-network Animated series Mighty Magiswords,, based on an interactive digital project, has been given a series order from Cartoon Network.

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19 Original Voice Actors Returning For “Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie”

hey-arnoldNickelodeon has announced that nineteen of the original voice actors from their animated series Hey Arnold! are set to return to their roles in the upcoming television movie Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.

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Netflix Orders Animated Series “Big Mouth” From Nick Kroll

460338012Nick Kroll’s animated series Big Mouth has received a ten episode order from Netflix. Kroll created the series with his real-life best friend Andrew Goldberg.

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CBS Developing Drama Series About Patty Hearst

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CBS has put into development a new drama series based on the life of Patty Hearst. Jonathan Tolins who will write and executive produce.

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FX Greenlights Comedy Pilot From Cristin Milioti & Nina Pedrad

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An untitled comedy from How I Met Your Mother‘s Cristin Milioti and Nina Pedrad has won a pilot order from FX.

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Kathryn Bigelow, Adam McKay & Will Ferrell Land Pilot Orders At HBO

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HBO has given pilot orders to drama pilots Mogadishu, Minnesota from Kathryn Bigelow and Succession from Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.

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Amazon Orders Pilots from Guillermo Del Toro, Amy Sherman-Palladino, And More

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Amazon continues to add to its ever-growing development slate with five new pilot orders. Additions include series from Amy Sherman-Palladino, Guillermo del Toro, and Travis Beacham.

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Netflix Teams Up With Julie Andrews & Jim Henson Co. For “Julie’s Greenroom”

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Netflix continues to expand their children’s series offerings with a 13 episode order of Julie’s Greenroom from Julie Andrews and The Jim Henson Company.

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Showtime Orders Jamie Foxx Pilot “White Famous”

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Showtime has ordered half-hour comedy pilot White Famous from executive producer Jamie Foxx and Tom Kapinos. Foxx will appear in a recurring role.

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BBC America Announces New Development Slate As They Expand Their Brand

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President and general manager of BBC America, Sarah Barnett, announces several new series in the works from Amy Poehler, the Orphan Black team, and more.

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X-Men Adaptation “Legion” From “Fargo” Creator Noah Hawley Ordered To Series At FX

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Noah Hawley is setting his sights on the Marvel universe, as FX has picked up his take on the X-Men franchise Legion for an 8-episode first season.

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Amazon To Debut Pilots “The Last Tycoon” And “The Interestings” In June

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Amazon Studios has announced its latest batch of pilots for viewers to rate when they bow on June 17 in the U.S., U.K., German, Austria, and Japan.

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Oxygen Greenlights Transgender Series “Strut” From Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg’s executive produced Strut has been picked up to series by Oxygen Media. The series follows fashion models working with Slay Model Management, the world’s first exclusive transgender modeling agency.

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Your Fall Television Schedule

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Now that the major five networks have released their new orders and schedules, it is time to begin planning our viewing calendars!

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CW Spreads Their DC Universe Across Four Nights This Fall

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CW excitedly pointed out during their upfront presentation that they have a clear audience and are aware of what that audience wants to watch.

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Issues Of Diversity Hang Over CBS Upfront Presentation

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ABC may have gotten some backlash over their cancellations, but CBS is taking serious heat for their pilot orders on the newly announced schedule – a lineup filled with male-led comedies and procedurals.

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ABC Breaks Up The Shondaland Primetime Party On Thursday Nights

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Jimmy Kimmel made a splash this morning with an opening monologue at ABC’s upfront presentation that may have been closer to a roast. With performances, light-hearted moments, and videos of new series all on full display.

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Amazon, Hulu & Netflix Load Up On Original Content

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Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix have forged their own paths to creating content in the digital subscription space and while the major networks show off their choices on Madison Ave. we wanted to look at what these three big online channels have in the works.

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Fox Hands “24: Legacy” The Post-Superbowl Premiere Slot

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The highly anticipated 24 reboot, 24: Legacy, just landed itself the best premiere slot on television: right after the Super Bowl. Find out what else Fox announced at the 2016 Upfront here!

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HBO, Showtime & Starz Work To Steal Viewers With New Series Orders

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Premium cable networks like HBO, Showtime, and Starz have taken the battle for subscribers to another level this year as each channel has fully implemented an a la carte system in order to win over the cord-cutters.

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Cable Nets Place Their Series Orders

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Cable channels may not have the same level of presence as the major networks at upfronts, but that doesn’t mean we’re not curious about what they’re ordering throughout the year. See a breakdown of everything in the pipeline here!

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NBCUniversal Kickstarts A Week Of Upfronts With Their Stable Of Stars

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While CBS is developing projects exclusively for CBS All Access, and ABC fights to retain stacking rights, NBCU is trying to prove that the cord-cutting generation hasn’t given up on traditional television as much as you would think.

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Your Guide To Upfronts Presentations And Parties

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It’s Upfronts time! This week, TV executives, creators, and stars head to the east coast to present their lineup after the spring cleaning and new orders that occurred last week and we’ve got your guide to all the presentations and parties.

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