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After scoring a success with Preacher, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are continuing their expansion into TV, with Deadline reporting that the duo have set up two new single-camera comedy pilots through Sony Pictures TV.
According to the site, Fox has snapped up a superhero sidekick project from writer Mike Rosolio (Lemmings), which “centers on an ambitious MIT graduate who gets a job working for a Steve Jobs-esque tech genius, only to learn he’s also a vigilante superhero by night forcing her to become the unwitting Alfred to his Batman.”
Meanwhile, ABC has bought an Illuminati project, which has been penned by Brad Copeland (Life in Pieces) and follows ” a young couple’s struggles to balance marriage and suburban life with the fact that one of them is in the Illuminati.”
In addition to the above, Rogen and Goldberg also have the second season of Preacher on their slate, »
- Gary Collinson
According to Deadline, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will produce a new single-camera superhero comedy series for Fox. We don't have a title, but the story focuses on "an ambitious MIT graduate who gets a job working for a Steve Jobs-esque tech genius, only to learn he’s also a vigilante superhero by night forcing her to become the unwitting Alfred to his Batman." The show will be written by Mike Rosolio (Lemmings, The Cold War), who will also executive produce. Rogen and Goldberg also have a new ABC series in the works, about a the elusive Illuminati society that has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories. That'll be written by Brad Copeland (Life In Pieces). More details as we get 'em, but that sidekick show does sound like it could be fun. Let us know what you think in the usual place. »
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures has set up two single-camera comedies through Sony Pictures TV, a superhero sidekick-themed project written by Mike Rosolio (Lemmings) at Fox and a project at ABC about the elusive Illuminati society that has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories, written by Brad Copeland (Life In Pieces). Both have received script commitment plus penalty and stem from Point Grey’s deal at Sony TV. Point Grey’s Rogen, Goldberg… »
The pact secures Adler’s exec producing and writing responsibilities on “Life in Pieces” for two years, plus allows him to bring development projects into the studio.
“‘Life in Pieces’ is as unique and groundbreaking in its format as it is heartwarming and funny — it’s no wonder it became the highest rated new comedy of last season. Full credit goes entirely to its creator Justin Adler, who wrote the pilot on spec and delivered an inspired take on the family sitcom based on experiences and relationships from his own life. This deal keeps this gifted, inventive writer we love running the show, and allows us to develop other projects with him going forward,” said Jonnie Davis, 20th Century Fox Television president of creative affairs.
In its first season, “Life in Pieces” ranked as the 2015-16 season’s »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
CBS has renewed “Life in Pieces” for Season 2, Variety has learned.
The family sitcom ranked as this season’s top new comedy across the broadcast networks, averaging 10.53 million viewers in total.
“Life in Pieces” packs an impressive ensemble, starring Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg. 20th Century Fox TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment are behind the comedy with Kaplan exec producing with Justin Adler, Jason Winer, Jeff Morton and Brad Copeland.
Last pilot season, “Life in Pieces” — a favorite of the network and the studio — was put on the fast track to be greenlit for the 2015-16 season.
The renewal comes as the networks are tasked with the decision of what to save and what to ax this week, ahead of next week’s Upfronts when the 2016-17 broadcast slates will be unveiled. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
“Life in Pieces” has been renewed for a second season at CBS, the network announced Wednesday. The freshman single-camera comedy series is this season’s No. 1 new comedy both in viewers, with an average of 10.5 million on Thursday nights, and in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic, with a 2.7 rating. The series stars Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett and Giselle Eisenberg. Also Read: 'Good Wife' Fans in Meltdown Over Slap-Happy Series Finale: 'Wtf?' The executive producers are Justin Adler, Aaron Kaplan, Jason Winer, Jeff Morton and Brad Copeland. »
- Joe Otterson
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