Category Archives: TV Deals

Nikki Finke Signs First-Look Deal with HBO

nikki fThrough 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.

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“War of the Worlds” TV Series From “Teen Wolf” Creators To Invade MTV

WaroftheWorlds excerptMTV 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.

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“Scorpion” Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Justin Lin Robin Hood Drama Lands Put Pilot at CBS

alex j exceprt 4CBS 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.

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Amazon Picks Up “Toy Wars” Drama Series from Josh Gad, Josh Schwartz, and Seth Gordon

josh gad excerptAmazon 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.

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“Star Wars” Marathon Set After Franchise Rights Land at TNT and TBS

star wars excerptTurner 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.

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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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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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