12 items from 2016
This news, confirmed by our sister site Variety, is a bad omen for Mary, which stars Dharma & Greg veteran Elfman as a single career woman whose furry imaginary friend from childhood (a CGI creature voiced by Rachel Dratch) pops back into her life. In fact, without a premiere date scheduled, it’s not even certain Imaginary Mary will ever air; it’s one of two ABC midseason comedies, along with Downward Dog. »
ABC has cut the order for midseason live-action/CGI-hybrid comedy series Imaginary Mary to nine episodes (pilot plus eight), from its original 13-episode order. The pilot, from The Goldbergs team of Adam F. Goldberg, David Guarascio and Happy Madison, was well received at ABC last spring, though the live-action portion, especially star Jenna Elfman, scored higher marks than the CGI elements. A decision was made to make some tweaks to the animation which require more time… »
The network on Thursday gave a series order to the drama Notorious, inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. Promising a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media, the series stars Perabo as Julia George and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland) as Jake Gregorian. »
ABC has given series orders to drama Notorious and comedy Imaginary Mary. Both are co-productions between Sony TV and ABC Studios. Notorious, from Josh Berman and The Firm, had been an early standout at the network, while Imaginary Mary, from The Goldbergs team of Adam F. Goldberg, David Guarascio and Happy Madison, had received high marks for its seamless blending of live-action and CGI animation. The pickup gives The Goldbergs creator Goldberg, Happy Madison and Sony TV… »
The live action/CGI hybrid “Imaginary Mary” centers around Alice (Jenna Elfman, “Dharma & Greg”) a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life — a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.
- Laura Prudom
Jenna Elfman will star in ABC's untitled live-action/CGI comedy pilot from The Goldbergs' Adam F. Goldberg, with executive producer David Guarascio, and animator Patrick Osborne, Deadline reports. Elfman's last regular TV series role was as Joyce on Growing Up Fisher, which was cancelled by ABC after one season of 13 episodes.
In the pilot from Goldberg and Guarascio, Elfman plays the single Alice, an adult only child. Her life is up-ended when she falls for a divorced father of three (Stephen Schneider). It is then that her childhood imaginary friend, Mary, returns to Alice's life.
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Demi Moore could be returning to TV for her first major role since “General Hospital” in the ’80s, as the actress is set to star in the drama “10 Days in the Valley,” which is being shopped around to networks. The series, first reported by Deadline, hails from “Rookie Blue” co-creator Tassie Cameron. The show from Skydance Television follows Jane Sadler (Moore), an overworked writer and single mother in the middle of a separation whose life is turned upside down when her 5-year-old daughter is taken from her bed in the middle of the night, forcing Jane to put everything on the line to get her child back, including her TV series, her loyalties and her own deep secrets. »
- Jacob Bryant
Jenna Elfman is really going to need to get in touch with her imagination.
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The potential series (fka Imaginary Friend) will mix live action and CGI, and according to the network “centers on a thirtysomething bachelorette whose life is turned upside down when she finally meets the love of her life — a divorced father with three kids. »
Jenna Elfman is set as the lead in ABC's untitled live-action/CGI comedy pilot from The Goldbergs creator/executive producer Adam F. Goldberg and executive producer David Guarascio, as well as animator Patrick Osborne, Happy Madison and Sony Pictures TV. Written by Goldberg and Guarascio and directed by Shawn Levy, the untitled comedy centers on Alice (Elfman), a bachelorette whose life is turned upside-down when she finally meets the love of her life — a divorced father… »
Stephen Schneider is set as the male lead in ABC’s untitled live-action/CGI comedy pilot from The Goldbergs creator/executive producer Adam F. Goldberg and executive producer David Guarascio, as well as animator Patrick Osborne, Happy Madison and Sony Pictures TV. Written by Goldberg and Guarascio and directed by Shawn Levy, the untitled comedy centers on a thirtysomething bachelorette whose life is turned upside-down when she finally meets the love of her life — a… »
ABC has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot from “The Goldbergs” creator Adam F. Goldberg. The currently untitled project centers on a thirty-something bachelorette whose life is turned upside-down when she finally meets the love of her life — a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as an only child suddenly reappears in her life to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family. Goldberg wrote the pilot with David Guarascio (“The Goldbergs,” “Happy Endings”). Patrick Osbourne and Doug Robinson (“Happy Madison”) will executive produce through. »
- Reid Nakamura
ABC has given a formal pilot order to an untitled comedy blending live-action and CGI animation (aka Imaginary Gary, Imaginary Friend), from Oscar-winning former Disney animator Patrick Osborne and The Goldbergs team of creator/executive producer Adam F. Goldberg, executive producer David Guarascio, Happy Madison and Sony Pictures TV. ABC landed the project in October after a bidding war by giving it a pilot production order with a series penalty attached. The producers… »
12 items from 2016
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