26
May
2016

LA Screenings Buzz: The Hottest Titles, Boom Of Remakes & Hunt For Procedurals

Remakes and reboots dominated the broadcast networks’ new series orders this season, and not surprisingly, they have been among the hottest properties for the 1,500-1,600 international buyers at the LA Screenings held this week by US TV studios’ international distribution arms. They include traditional broadcasters as well as emerging SVOD players, making the marketplace more [...]


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13
May
2016

Archie Comics Take ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Frequency,’ ‘No Tomorrow’ Picked Up to Series at CW

Freshman drama ‘Containment’ will also not be back for a second season at The CW. The CW is addressing the remaining holes on its 2016-17 schedule. The younger-skewing network, which just picked up CBS’ Supergirl for a second season, has handed out series orders to Greg Berlanti’s Riverdale, a reboot of feature film Frequency and [...]


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10
May
2016

Pitch,’ ‘Exorcist,’ ‘Lethal Weapon,’ ‘Making History,’ ‘Mick,’ ‘APB’ Ordered to Series at Fox

Fox is cementing its 2016-17 schedule. The network has handed out series orders to dramas Pitch, The Exorcist, Lethal Weapon and APB and comedies Making History and The Mick. All six projects had been among the network’s early frontrunners. All, save for Lethal Weapon, hail from studio sibling 20th Century Fox Television as the network [...]


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02
May
2016

Upfronts 2016: The Overachievers

As we close the book on another broadcast development season, here is Deadline’s annual honor roll of those who excelled at the 2016 upfronts. Also included is a list of pods and independent production companies with multiple series on broadcast and cable: The Uber Producers: Almost four decades after Aaron Spelling ruled ABC’s primetime with [...]


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25
Apr
2016

James Coyne On The Case To Pen ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’

Screenwriter James Coyne has been tapped to pen a rewrite of Sherlock Holmes 3. This re-kickstarts the threequel to Warner Bros’ franchise, which will return Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie. Ritchie/Wigram Productions, Team Downey, Silver Pictures, Dan Lin and Warner Bros are producing it. It was October 2011 when Deadline broke [...]


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22
Apr
2016

Warner Bros. Sets ‘CHiPs’, ‘It’ & Untitled PG-13 Comedy For 2017

Warner Bros. has scheduled its big-screen version of the hit 1980s NBC series CHiPs for August 11, 2017. Dax Shepard directs and stars alongside Michael Pena in the action comedy about two California Highway Patrol motorcycle cops. In addition, the Burbank-based studio said today it has set a September 8, 2017 release date for the [...]


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10
Mar
2016

Fox’s ‘Lethal Weapon’ Finds Its Mel Gibson

Fox’s Lethal Weapon reboot has found its Mel Gibson. Rectify and 24 alum Clayne Crawford has been tapped to star opposite Damon Wayans Sr. in the drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Based on the feature film of the same name, the pilot kicks off when Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs [...]


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04
Mar
2016

Jordana Brewster to Co-Star in Fox’s ‘Lethal Weapon’

Fox’s Lethal Weapon is rounding out its cast. The remake of the feature film has tapped Jordana Brewster to co-star, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Like the feature, the Fox pilot centers on Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Martin Riggs (uncast), who after suffering the loss of his wife and baby, moves to Los [...]


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26
Feb
2016

Tim Rasmussen & Vince Di Meglio Hired To Script Disney’s ‘It’s A Small World’

Disney has set the scribe team of Tim Rasmussen & Vince Di Meglio to script It’s A Small World, a family film based on the 50-year-old theme park attraction. The scribes, whose credits include License To Wed, Smother and Marmaduke and who wrote on Meet The Fockers and The Girlfriend Equation, board a project that [...]


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22
Feb
2016

Mekhi Phifer to Co-Star in CW’s ‘Frequency’ Reboot

The CW’s Frequency reboot is rounding out its cast. ER grad Mekhi Phifer has been tapped to co-star in the drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Based on the 2000 New Line feature of the same name, the reimagining revolves around Raimy, a female police detective in 2016 who discovers she is able to [...]


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