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TB TV Recap: IFC And Lifetime Announce New Development Slates

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IFC and Lifetime have announced large development projects targeted squarely at millennial audiences.

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TB TV Recap: FX Puts “Happy City” Into Development & TNT Locks Horror Block

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Dan Harmon has put into development Happy City at FX through his Starburns Industries banner and comedy group Extremely Decent. TNT meanwhile has locked their horror-block after giving a series order to Tales From The Crypt from M. Night Shyamalan.

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TB TV Recap: Marvel Expands Its TV Menu With “Cloak And Dagger” On Freeform

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Freeform held its first upfront this week under its new moniker and unleashed a large slate of projects in development. One project that stood out amongst all of the announcements was Marvel’s Cloak And Dagger. Plus, our weekly round-up of the latest developments in 2016 pilot season.

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HBO Gives “Game Of Thrones” Own Post-Episode Talk Show “After The Thrones”

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Game Of Thrones is the latest series to receive its own post-air talk show, with HBO ordering After The Thrones from producer Bill Simmons.

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TB TV Recap: Comedy Central Hopes To Correct Course With New Orders

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Comedy Central is looking to stand out from the crowd at May’s upfronts as they held their first standalone presentation this week, offering highlights of what advertisers can expect ahead of the event. Plus, your weekly recap of the latest developments in this year’s pilot season.

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TB TV Recap: CBS And Fox Prep For Next Fall With Renewals

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Fox has renewed The Last Man on Earth and Brooklyn 9-9, while CBS renewed 11 series. The fates of freshmen series like Supergirl, however, still hang in the balance.

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Netflix Snags Jonah Hill & Emma Stone Comedy “Maniac”

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Just a few days after announcing that Paramount TV and Anonymous Content were pitching Maniac starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, Netflix has closed a deal giving the dark comedy a 10 episode series order.

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TB TV Recap: “Gossip Girl” Creators To Adapt “Calendar Girl” Series For ABC Signature

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Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Salvage are getting a head start on next fall’s development season with what’s being called the new “Fifty Shades.” Plus, our recap of the latest developments of this year’s pilot season.

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TB TV RECAP: While Pilots Are In Production Renewals Begin

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Ahead of several series spring premieres next week, ABC has announced a slew of renewals. Quantico has been a break out hit for the alphabet and is the first freshman series to confirm a second season.

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Disney Announces “High School Musical 4″ With Nationwide Casting Call

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Disney has announced a fourth installment to the juggernaut High School Musical franchise. No date has been given for High School Musical 4 but a nationwide casting search has begun for the new East High Wildcats and their cross-town school rivals, the West High Knights.

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“Legends Of The Hidden Temple” Returning To Nickelodeon In TV Movie

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As reboots and remakes continue to drive trends for younger audiences, Nickelodeon has announced it will revive the classic game show Legends Of The Hidden Temple as a TV movie.

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History Channel Expands Its Late-Night Comedy Game With Three New Series

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The History Channel is bringing a trio of new short-form comedies to their late night block starting next Thursday, February 25 at 11:30PM. The series include Great Minds With Dan Harmon, Crossroads Of History, and How To Lose The Presidency.

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TB TV RECAP: “Friends” Stars Get To Work This Pilot Season While Nasim Pedrad Plays Against Type

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CBS has previously given the impression of courting a younger audience in their past orders and developments, this week was all about family for the eye. Plus, a round-up of the latest developments of pilot season.

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Betty Boop Set To Star In New Series For The First Time In 30 Years

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Betty Boop is set to be the latest cartoon-revamp this season with Normaal Animation teaming up with Fleischer Studios and King Features to create an all-new series. This will be the first show starring Boop for the first time in 30 years.

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TB TV RECAP: Fox Late Night Sketch Series “Party Over Here” From The Lonely Island Sets Cast

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The Lonely Island boys have a new late night sketch series at Fox and CW orders in bulk with five new shows at the end of last week, while other nets look to add diversity behind the camera. Plus, our recap of the latest developments in this year’s pilot season.

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Amazon Adapting American Girl Dolls Live-Action Specials

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Amazon has signed a multi-year and multimillion dollar deal with Mattel’s American Girl to adapt specials from the popular dolls and books for Amazon Prime. They also have the option to produce full-fledged series of the stories as well.

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“Stretch Armstrong” Is Heading To Netflix In New Series

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Another piece of childhood nostalgia is getting a reboot from Hollywood, this time in the form of popular toy Stretch Amstrong in a new series for Netflix. The animated/comedy show is set to bow in 2017.

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FX Buys Crime Series “Caper” In Competitive Situation

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In a competitive situation, FX has bought the dark comedy crime series Caper from Dutch Southern and Magnus Martens. The series is being described as a Southern Gothic Texas Noir.

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“The Muppets” Gains Full-Season Order From ABC

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The series is the eighth freshmen series to get an additional episode order, proving that the network has faith in the Muppet brand. Looks like Kermit and crew are here to stay.

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Netflix Orders Full Season Of Selena Gomez Series “13 Reasons Why”


Netflix continues to fulfill its promise to create original content that appeals to all ages and demographics with its 13 episode straight-to-series order of YA series 13 Reasons Why, executive produced by Selena Gomez.

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“Amazing Stories” Getting A Reboot At NBC From Bryan Fuller

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Hannibal series helmer Bryan Fuller to produce a weekly anthology for NBC based on the 1980s series from Steven Spielberg.

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Sanjay Shah Comedy “Eat Pray Thug” Picked Up By Fox

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The series will follow an Indian-American rapper who decides to live with his parents in Queens, and is based on the real life of Indian-American rapper Heems.

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Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg’s “Preacher” Ordered To Series At AMC

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Rogen announced the news on Twitter today, confirming that the network will air the series in 2016. AMC has not released any official confirmation, but sources are saying that its a done deal.

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The CW In Development On “Friday The 13th” Series


While details are scarce, the series will be set in the present and focus on the residents of Crystal Lake as they are forced to confront the return of the infamous killer, as more secrets of his origins surface.

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Stephen King’s “The Stand” Likely To Air As Mini Series On Showtime

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The limited series of The Stand will conclude with a theatrical feature, but will all be shot in one massive production expected to begin early 2016. Sources confirm that casting is already underway, with several A-lists stars in the mix to lead the epic ensemble tale.

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Disney Sets “Tangled” TV Series With Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore

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The series will take place between the events of the 2010 film and the 2012 accompanying short “Tangled Ever After”, and will follow Rapunzel re-acquainting herself with her parents and taking the time to know the people that inhabit her kingdom.

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HBO Orders Duplass Brothers’ Animated Comedy “Animals”


HBO has ordered two seasons of the comedy that follows the animals that inhabit NYC. Although they are not human, their struggles and observations are closer to ours than we think.

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NBC Orders Virus Outbreak Drama From Graham Moore and Marc Forster

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The series was previously titled “Patient Zero”. It looks at how society acts in the wake of a global life threatening epidemic.

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HBO Sets Series Based On T.J. Miller’s Web Talk Show “The Gorburger Show”

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Miller has written the HBO pilot with Josh Martin and Ryan McNeely, who will also direct. Moby, Ed Helms and Johnny Knoxville are among the celebrities that will appear in the first episode.

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FX Orders Animated Comedy Pilot “Cassius & Clay” With “Always Sunny” Star Kaitlin Olson and Lake Bell

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The stars are joined by Susan Sarandon, Jeffrey Tambor, JB Smoove, Robert Patrick, , Stephen Root, Kevin Michael Richardson and Katy Mixon in the story following the adventures of two female bandits in a futuristic, postapocalyptic America.

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