OLIVE KITTERIDGE, the novel by Elizabeth Strout, is being turned into a miniseries with Lisa Cholodenko directing and Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins starring. The story centers on the various ups, downs, highs and lows that revolve around a retired teacher in a small Maine town.
TNT’s hit series DALLAS has been renewed for a third season.
Sundance channel has renewed its first scripted series RECTIFY. The second season will consist of ten episodes and air in 2014.
HBO has renewed its hit series VEEP for a third season.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller have signed a three-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV. The contract stipulates them creating and directing animated and live-action projects and overseeing others’ work. The duo directed “21 Jump Street” and “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”. They are repped by UTA.
Blake McCormick, who is currently penning “Embassy” for Warner Bros., has signed a blind-script deal with their TV department and has been promoted to showrunner on the series “Cougar Town”. He is repped by UTA.