Category Archives: TV Deals

A place to track and report on all TV deals (Talent, Overall, First Look, etc).

“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins Limited Series “The Underground Railroad” Lands at Amazon

Barry Jenkins ExcerptA 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.

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Bad Robot to Produce Dramedy Series on the Life of RuPaul

Rupaul ExcerptBad Robot to produce a half-hour dramedy series based on RuPaul’s rise from being a night club figure in 1980’s New York City to a drag queen and stardom.

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Annapurna TV Developing Raunchy Animated Series “Amberville” About Bad Ass Stuffed Animals

Amberville AnnapurnaAmberville is a darkly comedic animated crime show set in a city populated by living, breathing stuffed animals. The story concerns a reformed Teddy Bear who is pulled back into the criminal underworld when his former boss enlists him for an impossible new job.

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“Heathers” Reboot & “American Woman” to Launch Paramount Network

tv landTV 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.

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Gaumont Developing “The Star Shards Chronicles” as Animated Series

star shards chronicles excerptEpic 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.

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Netflix Collars Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” But Who Will Join Robert De Niro?

Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro The IrishmanHarvey Keitel is being sought to play Jimmy Hoffa, the head of the Teamsters union who disappeared in 1975.

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Hannah Hart Signs First-Look Deal with Lionsgate as Studio Secures Two-Thirds of YouTube’s “Holy Trinity”

Hannah Hart ExcerptStar 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.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Renew Contract with Fox TV with 3-Year Production Deal

Phil Lord Chris Miller ExcerptThe 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.

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Media Star Grace Helbig Signs Overall Movie and TV Deal with Lionsgate

Grace Helbig ExcerptYouTube 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.

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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”

Animal KingdomSmurf 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.

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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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