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NBC Picks Up Ben Silverman's Comedy Script

Ben Silverman

Ben Silverman is back in business with NBC.

The former co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios has sold Party People, an ensemble comedy script, to his old network home, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Described as a modern-day Taxi, Party People revolves around entertainers who perform at children's parties. Silverman will executive-produce ...
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ABC Snaps Up Awkward Family Photos

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Turning Twitter feeds into TV shows is so last week.

Continuing the trend of mining the Internet for TV ideas, ABC and Sony Pictures are developing a sitcom based on the website and book Awkward Family Photos, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Contractually, the show will work primarily from the book — which was spawned from the site and contains the same content — but it is unclear how the concept will translate into a series.

CBS has already launched $#*! My Dad Says, based on the popular Twitter feed, and last week ...
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E! Green-lights Lara Flynn Boyle Reality Pilot

Lara Flynn Boyle

E!'s next celebrity reality series won't star a Kardashian sister or a Girl Next Door, but rather Lara Flynn Boyle.

The network has green-lit a pilot presentation of a docu-reality series about the former Practice star, Deadline reports. The as-yet-untitled series would follow Boyle as she ...
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NBC, Bryan Fuller Remaking The Munsters

The Munsters

Time to move back into the Munster Mansion: NBC and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller are remaking the 1960s classic sitcom The Munsters, Entertainment Weekly reports.

NBC has ordered a pilot for the project, described ...
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NBC Picks Up Jack Black Experiment Pilot

Jack Black

NBC has picked up a comedy pilot from Jack Black, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show revolves around a man who's fixated on... read more

ABC Family Greenlights Three New Pilots

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To bolster a lineup that features Pretty Little Liars and Melissa & Joey, ABC Family greenlighted three pilots Tuesday.

"Adding depth to the network's original programming slate is one of our biggest priorities going into next year," said Michael Riley, president of ABC Family.

Melissa Joan Hart returns to Dancing on Melissa & Joey

Nine Lives is based on... read more

NBC Lands Terry O'Quinn, Michael Emerson Project

Terry O’Quinn, Michael Emerson

There's no returning to Lost's mysterious island, but this isn't the end for the partnership of Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson.

NBC has just picked up a new pilot from... read more

TNT Orders Dallas Update, Two Other Pilots

Dallas

TNT is heading to Southfork to give one of TV's most famous families a facelift.

The cable network has ordered an updated version of Dallas. The pilot, from Cane creator Cynthia Cidre, will focus on the offspring of brothers and enemies JR and Bobby Ewing. The original primetime soap opera, still known for the "Who shot JR?" mystery, ran on CBS from 1978 to 1991.

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TNT has also ordered a drama pilot from... read more

Locke & Key Locks In Series Order from Fox

Locke & Key

Fox has locked in a series adaptation of the comic book series Locke & Key, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The network has made a full series commitment to the project, which will be produced by DreamWorks TV and the team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Fringe, Star Trek, Hawaii Five-0).  Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) will serve as head writer.

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Locke & Key, which was created by Stephen King's son, Joe Hill, revolves around the ...
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Susan Sarandon Joins HBO's The Miraculous Year

Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon is the latest to join HBO's new pilot The Miraculous Year, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The 63-year-old actress will step into the recurring role of Patty Atwood, the director and choreographer of the Broadway play-within... read more

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