Category Archives: TV Deals

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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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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Seeso Picks Up Comedy Series “Shrink” From Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper

tim baltzSeeso 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.

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Hulu Passes Their Free Television Service To Yahoo View

hulu-large-logo1Since 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.

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Comic-Con 2016 – Kevin Smith Finds Prime Location For “The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai” Series At Amazon

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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.

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ANIMAL KINGDOM Review: “Child Care”

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CW Says Goodbye To Hulu And Makes New Deal With Netflix – But What’s The Strategy?

the-flashThe 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.

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“Roots” And “War & Peace” Headed To Hulu In Exclusive A+E Deal

274bfa5a2c9fOnline network Hulu has signed a deal with A+E Networks for the exclusive subscription streaming rights to Roots, War & Peace, and Barbarians Rising.

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Sergio Leone Family Developing Spaghetti Western “Colt” For The Small Screen

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The Leone Film Group are developing a series centered around the firearm carried by Clint Eastwood in A Fistful Of Dollars.

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EPIX Orders “Get Shorty” TV Series From “Shameless” EP Davey Holmes

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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.

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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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TV Orders, Renewals, And Cancellations – What Did The Networks Choose?

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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!

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DC Comedy “Powerless” And Three Other Comedies Ordered By NBC

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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.

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CBS Orders “Training Day”, “Bull”, “MacGyver” And “The Great Indoors”

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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.

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Fox Drops All Freshman Comedies And Renews “Sleepy Hollow”

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Bordertown, Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life, Grandfathered, and The Grinder have all been cut from Fox’s series ranks.

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ABC Axes “Muppets”, “Agent Carter”, “Castle” And More

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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.

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Greg Berlanti’s “Supergirl”, “Riverdale” & Two More Pilots Ordered By CW

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Supergirl is making a big move to CW and Vancouver for season two and CW picks up three pilots to series: Riverdale, Frequency, and No Tomorrow.

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UPFRONTS: Hearst, Time Inc. & CNN Promote Their Latest Offerings At NewFronts

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Hearst, Time Inc., and CNN make their presentations at NewFronts with more unscripted, talk series, and VR content.

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Upfronts: Hulu And YouTube Announce Plans For New Channel Bundles

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Hulu announces a new “skinny bundle” in the works, but not to be outdone, YouTube makes a similar announcement ahead of their NewFronts tomorrow.

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UPFRONTS: Digital Platforms’ NewFronts Get The Ball Rolling In New York

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Where Upfronts used to be comprised of the big five television networks and a few cable channels, the events now span months with dozens of channels and platforms presenting their wares. Here’s a rundown of the biggest news to come out of this year’s Newfronts.

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TB TV Recap: Netflix Orders “The Punisher” While “Wheel Of Time” In The Works

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Well Marvel fans, the news we all hoped for is finally here: The Punisher is headed to Netflix. Since Jon Bernthal’s initial casting in the role of Frank Castle, rumors have swirled that there may be spinoff series.

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Sylvester Stallone & Antoine Fuqua Team Up For “Omerta” TV Series

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The Weinstein Company has assembled a TV series package based on Mario Puzo’s Omerta. It is The Godfather author’s final novel, published posthumously in 2000.

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Fullscreen To Launch Subscription Service With Stable Of Online Stars

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Fullscreen, a new media management/production company, has launched a new subscription service for $5 a month targeted at YouTube-obsessed teens.

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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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“Dr. Who” Says Goodbye To Hulu & Netflix, Hello To Amazon Prime

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After leaving Hulu and Netflix on February 1st, Dr. Who is traveling through time and space… back to Amazon Prime. The streaming service has landed exclusive rights to the legendary British science fiction series.

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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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Amy Adams To Star In “Sharp Objects” From “Gone Girl” Author Gillian Flynn

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Five time Academy Award-nominee Amy Adams has joined Sharp Objects, a drama series from Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. Entertainment One has also signed on to act as the studio and shop the series.

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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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Robert Redford Sets “Burgess Boys” Miniseries As Part Of HBO First Look Deal

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The Oscar-winning actor-filmmaker is returning to HBO with a two-year first look deal at the premium cable network. His first project in development under the pact is The Burgess Boys, a miniseries based on the novel by Elizabeth Strout.

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