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Colton Dunn (Key And Peele), Mark McKinney (The Kids In The Hall) and Nico Santos have joined the cast of NBC comedy pilot Superstore. Written by former The Office writer-producer Justin Spitzer and directed by Ruben Fleischer, Superstore is about a group of employees at a big-box store and examines love, friendship and the beauty of everyday moments. Dunn, repped by Paradigm and Principato-Young, will play Garrett, the often-sarcastic narrator of the piece who frequently… »
After helping Robert Duvall earn his latest Oscar nomination for “The Judge,” screenwriter Nick Schenk has been hired by to adapt Sam Dolnick’s New York Times Magazine article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule” for Imperative Entertainment, TheWrap has learned. Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) is attached to direct the film, which will follow Leo Sharp, an award-winning horticulturist who secretly spent years working as one of the most trusted drug courier for Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel. Sharp was 87 when he was arrested in 2011 for transporting hundreds of kilos of cocaine to drug dealers in and around Detroit. Also Read: ‘The. »
- Jeff Sneider
Super Fun Night alum Lauren Ash has booked a series regular role on NBC comedy pilot Superstore. Written by former The Office writer-producer Justin Spitzer and directed by Ruben Fleischer, Superstore is about a group of employees at a big box store and examines love, friendship and the beauty of everyday moments. Ash, repped by Innovative Artists and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, will play Dina, the store’s assistant manager who lives and breathes her job. Ash… »
All three projects hail from NBC’s Universal TV production studio.
“Cleveland” creator Suzanne Martin has penned an untitled multi-camera project about a married couple who struggle with empty-nest syndrome until their adult daughters move back home. Martin is exec producer with Hazy Mills partners Todd Milliner and Sean Hayes, who also worked with her on “Cleveland.”
“Superstore,” from scribe Justin Spitzer, revolves around a group of friends who work at a big box store. Spitzer penned the pilot and exec produces with Ruben Fleischer and David Bernard. Fleischer is on board to direct the single-cam pilot. »
- Cynthia Littleton
NBC has ordered three new pilots from Universal Television. From producers behind “Hot in Cleveland,” “Mad TV” and “The Office,” they center on employees of a big box store, empty-nesters and a neighborhood blogger.
From Universal and writers/excecutive producers Steven Cragg (“Mad TV”) and Brian Bradley (“Scrubs”), with executive producer David Janollari (“Six Feet Under”), comes single-cam comedy “How We Live.” It follows an anthropologist blogger who moves to the suburbs with his wife and quickly discovers the fascinating habitat and mating rituals of a new undiscovered species: his suburban friends and neighbors.
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- Jethro Nededog
5 items from 2015
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