The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.04.17)


“The Bold Type” Renewed for 2 More Seasons With New Showrunner

Amanda Lasher joins Freeform drama series as executive /showrunner.

viola davis htgawmViola Davis, Larry Wilmore Team Up for Comedy “Black Don’t Crack” at ABC

Written and executive-produced by Insecure co-EP Regina Hicks, the sitcom will follow three friends and former sorority sisters who reunite at a pivotal point in their lives and “realize that now that they are of a certain age sometimes it’s okay to crack and no one will be there for you like your sisters.”

The CW Redefines What It Means to Be a Success (Network Series)

The CW has created a business model unlike any of the major networks with a combination of actioners from Greg Berlanti, genre YA series, and a few light-hearted dramas for its long-time viewers.

More News From Around the Web

  • Paramount Network is developing a half-hour project with Sex and the City and Younger creator Darren Star. The series would center on a young American girl who goes to Paris for a life-changing experience – and ends up staying. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Family drama Find the Good is in the works at NBC. The hour-long is based on the memoirs from best-selling author Heather Lende and is penned by Geoffrey Nauffts. (Deadline)

  • Focus Features’ Mustang has added Susan Sarandon and Gideon Adlon to the cast. Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, who co-wrote the script, is set to make her directorial debut with the film. (Deadline)

  • SNL alum has joined the CBS All Access comedy No Activity, starring alongside co-creator Patrick Brammall. Series guest stars include Bridget Everett, Jake Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Amy Sedaris, Sunita Mani, Jason Mantzoukas, JK Simmons, and Will Ferrell. (Hollywood Reporter)

  • Dark comedy Corpse Tub has tapped Kate Micucci, Sam Huntington, and Community creator Dan Harmon to star. The project hails from Company X and MarVista Entertainment. (Deadline)

  • Hulu is developing LA Woman, a comedy based on the memoirs of Eve Babitz. The project hails from Liz Tigelaar, Lynn Shelton, Amy Pascal, and Elizabeth Cantillon. (Deadline)


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