Religious and faith-centric dramas are becoming a big trend this development season as ABC has just put into development Grace from Mandeville TV, written by Eyal Podell and Jonathan E. Stewart.
A MONSTER-SIZED recap of the latest Sales, Pick-ups, Attachments, Exits, Deals, Renewals, Cancellations & More, as the upfronts near!
18 shows cast 21 stars, as Marcia Gay Harden shows up to Smother, Jim Caviezel signs on to star in a project from JJ Abrams and Jonah Nolan, Anjelica Huston is the latest to star in a Spielberg effort, 17th Precincnt adds yet another Battlestar alum, while Wonder Woman snags a friend, and John Stamos lands on a Law & Order run.
Lots and lots of casting news. A few tidbits… FX superhero pilot cast a Battlestar Alum – Bibb set to become a Good Christian Bitch, A Twilight castaway (and current network series star) lands the lead in a new pilot about The Crossing, A King joins Rachel Bilson in Dixie, Two Rescue Me alums adds new shows to their resumes with USA’s Over/Under and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire… and lots more inside.
ABC adds a Roberts to Grace, Britt robertson moves from one CW series to another, Ethan Hawke lands a co-lead for Exit Strategy, Kiefer Sutherland plots his return to TV, and Spartacus looks to be losing a star… and lots more casting news inside!
CBS greenlights two new “family” comedies, FX develops one with David O. Russell, and NBC adds a western, a Brit-import, and a career comedy. Meanwhile 8 new pilots add powerhouse directors, and two add new EPs!
ABC takes a look at suburban horrors, sister partners, scripted dance & a flashy 70’s reboot, while CBS eyes supernatural medical drama & a “Buffy” return. Meanwhile, MTV Just Wants it’s Pants Back, TNT wants to talk about the Generations, and Showtime, wants to keep us deeply immersed in a little Californication.