Parks and Rec star Adam Scott and The Office alum Craig Robinson may be headed back to the small screen as Fox has given a pilot order to the single-camera comedy Ghosted. This is the third comedy pilot order for the network who after Liz Meriwether’s Thin Ice and Linda from HR.
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TBS has given a 10-episode order to Emmy Award-winning Louis C.K.and Oscar-nominated Albert Brooks for their animated comedy series The Cops. The series follows Al (Brooks) and Lou (C.K.), two patrolmen in Los Angeles who try their best to protect and serve, but don’t always succeed.
Oh, Hello on Broadway stars Nick Kroll and John Mulaney have booked hosting duties at next month’s Film Independent Spirit Awards. The event will air live on IFC on February 25.
Author and illustrator Dallas Clayton is set to adapt the popular children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon for Sony Animation. The original book and subsequent series were written by Crockett Davis.
Emily Carmichael’s Eon has attached Colin Trevorrow to produce alongside Adam Spielberger and Krista Parris, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. The addition continues a growing working relationship between Trevorrow and Carmichael.
New Girl star Jake Johnson is developing single-camera comedy Catalina with his home network Fox. Johnson penned the pilot with Max Winkler and Mary Fitzgerald. The project is described as Weekend at Bernie’s set on Catalina island.
New Girl stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson are developing Henchman, a new single-camera comedy series at Fox that follows a man fighting to find the balance between his family and pursuing his dream of being a successful henchman.
Former talk show host and comedian, Rosie O’Donnell has joined the cast of Showtime’s comedy pilot SMILF. The project is based on Frankie Shaw’s short film which took home the Short Film Jury Award at Sundance.
An adaptation of the acclaimed French graphic novel Naja written by Jean-David Morvan and illustrated by Bengal is in the works from Thunder Road Pictures, Entertainment 360, and Nickel City Productions with J.P. Davis penning the script and Cedric Nicolas-Troyan directing.
Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette and The Diary of a Teenage Girl breakout star are set for Kirsten Dunst’s movie adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. The two will join previously announced cast members, Dakota Fanning and Jesse Plemons as well as Stacy Martin.
Continuing ABC’s current trend of inclusive comedies (Black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless, and The Real O’Neals), the network has given a script commitment with penalty to Family Style from Amy Poehler and Claudia Lonow.
The Mindy Project creator and star Mindy Kaling is teaming with her co-star on the show Ed Weeks for a new ABC comedy. The untitled single-camera series has received a script commitment plus penalty from the network.
The Good Place and Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur has a new comedy on the horizon at NBC: Landlords. Matt Murray, who worked with Schur on Parks and Rec, wrote the pilot and will be executive producing with Schur.
The upcoming Disney holiday comedy Dashing Through the Snow is eyeing comedian/actor extraordinaire Kevin Hart for the role of Santa Claus. If Hart signs on he would reteam with Ride Along producer Will Packer, who is producing the project with John Jacobs.
Two beloved Hollywood comedians are teaming up in a new multi-camera comedy at ABC with a put pilot commitment. Carol Burnett is set to join Amy Poehler in an untitled series from writer and executive producer Michael Saltzman.
Bringing your holiday cheer this year will be Terry Crews in the five-part special Terry Crews Saves Christmas from Electus, which has found a home at the CW.
Summer hit Stranger Things from Netflix is gearing up for season two as they add Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery to the cast. They are also promoting Joe Keery and Noah Schnapp to series regulars from recurring. The show stars Wynona Ryder, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and breakout star Millie Bobby Brown.
Tim Story, who helmed Ride Along and Ride Along 2, is expected to return to the director’s chair. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi are penning the script based on the story by Greg Coolidge.
Under their production banner Fazekas & Butters, showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters have been busy selling several projects, including two hourlong series to ABC, and one each at Freeform and Amazon, as well as developing a series based on the Tao trilogy by Wesley Chu.
In a big move, Fox 2000 has acquired the new Untitled Late Night Comedy from Mindy Kaling. It’s based on a spec that lit up the market earlier this week, with plenty of buzz around it.
Writer-actor Mindy Kaling is teaming up with Oscar-winner Emma Thompson for a feature film depicting the behind-the-scenes drama of a late-night talk show. Kaling penned the script and will produce alongside Scott Rudin and Howard Klein.
The upcoming comedy Naked from producer and actor Marlon Wayans has landed at Netflix for a global streaming premiere in 2017, with production set to start next month in South Carolina. The film is a remake of the 2000 Swedish comedy Naken from Mårten and Torkel Knutsson.
NBC’s iconic sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live has added three new featured players to its ensemble ahead of the 42nd season premiere: Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, and Mikey Day.