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“The Blacklist” Alum Ryan Eggold to Star in NBC Medical Drama Pilot

ryan eggold The project is described as a character-driven medical drama that revolves around the new director of Bellevue Hospital (played by Eggold), whose maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care.

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Demián Bichir to Star in Eva Longoria’s ABC Drama Pilot “Grand Hotel”

demian bichir The show, based on a Spanish telenovela, is described as a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel, centering around the family who owns the business, the staff who run it, and the explosive secrets they hide under the perfect exterior.

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“Stranger Things” Adds Maya Hawke as Series Regular in Season 3

maya thurman hawke Thurman-Hawke will play a new “alternative girl” in Hawkins, while Ferguson will reprise her role as the scene-stealing Erica.

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Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington to Star in “Little Fires Everywhere” Limited Series Adaptation

reese-witherspoon-excerpt The project, based on Celeste Ng’s bestselling novel, is being shopped to premium cable and streaming platforms.

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Pilot Season 2018: The Complete Network Guide (Updating)

pilot season 2018UPDATED Every comedy and drama pilot as ordered by the broadcast networks for potential series pickup for the 2018-19 TV season will be listed here as they are announced.

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Madeleine Stowe Joins Josh Safran’s “Mixtape” Fox Pilot

madeleine stowe Stowe will play the role of Margot, an actress who carefully controls how she presents herself to the world, but is secretly exhausted by having to do it.

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Lena Waithe Comedy “Twenties” Picked Up to Pilot at TBS

lena waithe The Master of None star and The Chi creator wrote the script back in 2009, reiterating how long she’s wanted to tell a story starring a queer black woman.

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Mary J. Blige Joins Netflix’s “Umbrella Academy”

mary j blige Fresh off her Oscar nomination for Mudbound, the actress is joining Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan and Aidan Gallagher in the comic book adaptation.

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ABC Orders Resort Comedy Pilot Based on “How May We Hate You” Book and Blog

how may we hate you The workplace ensemble comedy centers on two guest service associates at a high-end resort and the co-workers and guests that they’re stuck with for eight to sixteen hours a day.

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Fox Revives “The Passage” Pilot With New Director, Casting Changes

the passage Original cast members Vincent Piazza, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney and Brianne Howey still remain on board while BJ Britt, Jennifer Ferrin and Genesis Rodriguez have exited the project.

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NBC Orders Drama Pilot Based on Joseph Finder Thriller “Suspicion”

suspicion From Th Path creator Jessica Goldberg, the story is described as a Hitchcockian thriller about how far one man will go to save the people he loves.

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Kenya Barris ABC Comedy in Limbo After Alec Baldwin Exit

alec baldwin The other roles on the straight-to-series version of the project had Whitney Cummings and Regina Hall attached, though it’s unclear if that will still be the case going forward.

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101 Women and People of Color Who Could Write, Direct “Star Wars”

ava duvernayHere are 101 female and POC directors that Lucasfilm should love to work with and start whittling through to bring the diversity to the directors’ chair and, with them, the stories they want to tell.

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Multiple “Star Wars” TV Shows in Development for Disney Streaming Service

StarWarsBOReport1 The streaming service will launch in “late 2019,” according to Disney CEO Bob Iger. Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will not be behind any of the Star Wars shows.

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“Once Upon a Time” to End After Season 7 on ABC

once upon a time “When we first heard Adam and Eddy’s pitch for Once Upon a Time, we knew it was something incredibly special,” said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey in a statement.

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Liz Meriwether, Lake Bell Comedy “Bless This Mess” Picked Up to Pilot at Fox

lake bell Bless This Mess marks Meriwether’s third pilot this season, practically ensuring she will be busy despite wrapping up the seventh and final season of New Girl, which will premiere with eight episodes starting in April.

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Conan the Barbarian TV Series in the Works at Amazon

conan barbarian Colony co-creator Ryan Condal is teaming up with Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik to develop a new adaptation of the books by Robert E. Howard.

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Lifetime Casts Its Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for “A Royal Romance” Biopic

a royal romance This is the second time Lifetime has chronicled the romance of one of Britain’s princes. In 2011, it mounted William & Kate: The Movie, following the courtship of Prince William (Nico Evers-Swindell) and Kate Middleton (Camilla Luddington).

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“Riverdale” Sabrina Spinoff Adds Jaz Sinclair to Join Kiernan Shipka

jaz sinclair Brash, empowered, and outspoken, Rosalind Walker (Sinclair) is the daughter of Greendale’s minister and Sabrina’s (Shipka) best friend at Baxter High.

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“The Mayor” Star Brandon Micheal Hall Cast in Lead Role on Greg Berlanti CBS Pilot “God Friended Me”

brandon michael hall CBS will have dibs on the actor’s time should God Friended Me goes to series, even if The Mayor gets a second chance at life on a different network.

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“LA Confidential” Reboot, Ava DuVernay Cop Drama Among CBS Drama Pilot Orders

LA-Confidential The network has also picked up Marine lawyer drama The Code and Main Justice, based on the life and works of former attorney general Eric Holder.

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“American Gods” Finds New Showrunner for Season 2

American Gods Excerpt Jesse Alexander, a writer/producer who previously worked with Fuller on Hannibal and Star Trek: Discovery, will take over on a brand new second season, executive producing with American Gods novel author Neil Gaiman.

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Eva Longoria’s “Grand Hotel” Picked Up to Pilot at ABC

eva longoria The show, based on a Spanish telenovela, is described as a soapy drama set against the backdrop of a Miami Beach hotel. ABC has also picked up a new comedy pilot.

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“Gone Baby Gone” TV Reboot Picked Up to Pilot at Fox

gone baby gone The novel was first adapted into a feature film in 2007, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck and starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan as the leads.

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“Grey’s Anatomy” Spinoff “Station 19” Teases Ellen Pompeo Crossover in First Trailer (Video)

Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 5.31.57 PM The newest Shondaland drama will have a two-hour premiere on Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, before moving to its regular 9 p.m. ET timeslot, right between Grey’s and the final season of Scandal.

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Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” to End With Season 3, Says Neil Patrick Harris

unfortunate events “We’re three seasons all in,” Harris told TV Guide. “We’ve intentionally been very truthful and factual and loyal to the books.”

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“Demimonde,” JJ Abrams’ First TV Script Since “Fringe,” Lands at HBO With Series Order

jj abrams excepr Abrams will write and executive produce the series, which HBO will only describe as “an epic and intimate sci fi fantasy drama.”

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Fox Orders Danny Strong Legal Drama to Pilot

danny strong The untitled project comes from writer and executive producer David Elliot and is set in an wrongful conviction firm.

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HBO 2018 Directing Fellowship Open for Entries

hbo logo Applications will stay open for one week and end at midnight PST on February 7, 2018.

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NBC Orders Julian Fellowes’ “The Gilded Age” to Series

julian fellowes The series, which will premiere in 2019, is set in 1880s New York and follows a wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family.

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