Category Archives: TV Deals
A month after his big win at the Oscars, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has announced his next project: an adaptation of the Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which has landed at Amazon Studios.
TV Land’s upcoming series Heathers and American Woman are moving to Paramount Network. The pair of series will launch the new network in January, which is the result of re-branding at Spike TV.
Epic trilogy The Star Shards Chronicles has been picked up by Gaumont for a high-concept animated series adaptation. The books were penned by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.
Harvey Keitel is being sought to play Jimmy Hoffa, the head of the Teamsters union who disappeared in 1975.
Star and producer of the YouTube series “My Drunk Kitchen,” Hannah Hart, has signed a first-look deal with Lionsgate, further showcasing the increasing power and influence that YouTube stars have beyond the realm of free online videos.
The Last Man on Earth and Son of Zorn creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller have re-upped their contract with 20th Century Fox Television with another three-year production deal.
YouTube sensation and overall media star Grace Helbig has signed a deal with Lionsgate to develop both films and TV series. One of the first projects under the deal will be a romantic comedy starring her and Mamrie Hart.
Through the deal, HBO will have the first opportunity to option stories published on Finke’s new website Hollywood Dementia, which features fictional stories centered on the entertainment industry.
MTV is in the works with a contemporary drama series based on the H.G. Wells classic alien invasion novel. Teen Wolf series creator Jeff Davis will executive produce and staff writer Andrew Cochran is penning the pilot.
CBS has given a put pilot commitment to A Burglar’s Guide to the City, a one-hour drama from Scorpion executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Justin Lin, and Heather Kadin and co-executive producer Paul Grellong. Lin is also attached to direct the pilot.
Amazon has ordered Toy Wars to pilot, a limited drama series from Frozen star Josh Gad and Josh Schwartz based on G Wayne Miller’s 1998 non-fiction Toy Wars: The Epic Struggle Between G.I. Joe, Barbie, and the Companies that Make Them.
Turner Broadcasting has acquired the rights to the Star Wars franchise as part of a multi-year licensing agreement with Disney and 20th Century Fox, a deal which includes 11 films in all. TNT has already set a Star Wars marathon to celebrate the acquisition.
In 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.
After 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.
Seeso has picked up the half-hour scripted comedy pilot Shrink to series from creators Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper. Baltz will star in the series which Tremper will direct. The project was previously in development at Pivot – Participant Media’s now defunct TV network.
Since its launch in 2007, Hulu has been best known for its vast library of free television shows, but the site will now make a huge leap as it transitions to a completely paid subscription site.
Comic Book Men star Kevin Smith has closed a deal with Amazon and MGM to bring a television series based on the 1984 cult sci-fi comedy The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai to the streaming service in 2017.
Smurf saves Craig from a well-deserved ambush and “J” tries to help out Nicky’s family when they become the target of the Cody clan on Animal Kingdom.
The CW is making some new changes to their show’s streaming availability. The network is finalizing a new deal with Netflix to shorten the window for seasons to be released on the site to two weeks.
Online network Hulu has signed a deal with A+E Networks for the exclusive subscription streaming rights to Roots, War & Peace, and Barbarians Rising.
The Leone Film Group are developing a series centered around the firearm carried by Clint Eastwood in A Fistful Of Dollars.
In the latest bit of 90s nostalgia to resurface on the small screen, EPIX has placed a 10 episode order for a reimagining of iconic crime novelist Elmore Leonard’s 1990 best-seller from Shameless EP Davey Holmes.
Now that the major five networks have released their new orders and schedules, it is time to begin planning our viewing calendars!
We’ve broken down all of the network pilots for you, tracked casting, and followed their updates all season long. Now we’ve collected all that information and have put it together for you in one handy guide!
NBC is adding a new addition to the DC TV universe with a series order for Powerless, the superhero insurance comedy starring Vanessa Hudgens and Dani Pudi.
Bull starring Michael Weatherly has received a series order along with Pure Genius, MacGyver, and Training Day, and comedies Man With A Plan and The Great Indoors.
Bordertown, Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life, Grandfathered, and The Grinder have all been cut from Fox’s series ranks.
Say goodbye to cult favorite Agent Carter and long-standing hour-long Castle, as ABC has decided to cancel both shows in addition to The Muppets, Galavant, Nashville, and The Family.