“Wedding Crashers” director takes on the Hugh Hefner biopic.
A MONSTER-SIZED recap of the latest Sales, Pick-ups, Attachments, Exits, Deals, Renewals, Cancellations & More, as the upfronts near!
18 Shows adds 25 new cast members. Highlights including ABC adding some Big Love to fairytale drama Once Upon A Time, CBS asking for double duty on NCIS and Hail Mary, CW finding it’s female lead for their new zombie series, Fox finding Little In Common with a Union, and NBC overloads their Wonder Woman pilot, continues their Battlestar reunion on 17th Precinct, while also casting some key stars for Prime Suspect and a breakout role for Playboy.
Included inside: Once Upon A Time, The River, Work It, Untitled Rob Schneider Project, Untitled Colin Cowherd Story, NCIS, Hail Mary, CSI, Awakening, Weekends At Bellevue, Tagged, Little In Common, Wonder Woman, 17th Precinct, Prime Suspect, Playboy, Untitled Dan Goor Comedy, A Mann’s World
Lots of casting news & offers out: ABC adds four, and makes offers to two leads, CBS adds a Lost alum to join Sarah Michelle Gellar in Ringer, Cinemax lands two leads for their first original series in two decades, Comedy Central continues their recasting on Playing With Guns, while NBC eyes a Steve Carell replacement, and makes offers to six others, TNT circles two men for the role of “Chris” and USA adds their first to Over/Under!
ABC adds a cop-wife to Detroit 187, Comedy Central recast 1 and calls back another for Playing With Guns, CW adds a “Mash” star to 90210 (yes, you read that right), Fox finds a lead for much-hyped Locke & Key, HBO brings some Scrubs love to Luck, Lifetime finds a best friend for Prince William, NBC finds their female lead for Playboy, Showtime adds some more sex appeal to Shameless, SyFy adds two more to their Treasure Island mini, and TV Land brings adds a 7th Heaven star to Rip City.
ABC adds two family comedy greenlights, CBS adds two sports-themed pilots, and a comedy spec, CW adds a zombie spec, HBO brings cable news to life with some Sorkin, LOGO adds a cross-dressing comedy, and NBC dives into the fairytale world of cop dramas. Meanwhile, 7 directors sign on for pilot duty!
ABC goes to war… with a hospital, NBC makes it official with the Playboy, and JJ Abrams has another PULPy project ready for buyers next week!
ABC looks to reboot a classic, and a Packaged Deal, CBS is ready for some Go Time, Comedy Central finally realizes you are Not Normal, NBC finds some Consulting Adults and Playboys, Showtime builds a house of Lies and USA is stuck Awake. Meanwhile, Love Bites loses four, and Temple Hill snags a 2/7.