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CBS Picks Up Dana Klein/Mark Feuerstein Comedy, Andy Weir Nasa Drama To Pilot

17 January 2017 3:15 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

CBS has made its first pilot orders this season, giving the green light to 9J, 9K, And 9L, a multi-camera family comedy from the husband-and-wife team of Dana Klein and Mark Feuerstein, toplined by the former Royal Pains star; and Nasa-themed drama Mission Control, from The Martian author Andy Weir, The Martian producer Simon Kinberg and veteran showrunner Charles Eglee (Dexter). Both projects hail from CBS TV Studios. 9J, 9K, And 9L, produced by Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital… »

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CBS Orders Pilots for Mark Feuerstein Comedy, Andy Weir Nasa Drama

17 January 2017 3:15 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has placed orders for two pilots — a comedy based on the life of actor Mark Feuerstein and a drama from “The Martian” author Andy Weir.

Multi-camera comedy “9J, 9K, and 9L” is based on a time in Mark Feuerstein’s adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother and sister-in-law’s apartment, 9L. It follows Feuerstein as he his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.

Produced by CBS Television Studios, “9J, 9K, and 9L” is written and executive produced by Dana Klein and Feuerstein. Additional executive producers are Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, and Dana Honor.

“Mission Control,” an hour-long drama, follows the next generation of Nasa astronauts and scientists as they juggle both their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error. Weir serves as writer and executive producer. The »

- Daniel Holloway

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CBS Orders Mark Feuerstein Comedy Pilot, Plus Astronaut Drama

17 January 2017 3:15 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS ordered a pair of pilots on Tuesday evening — a comedy inspired by the life of actor Mark Feuerstein, and a drama with its sights set on outer space.

On the funny side, 9J, 9K and 9L is a multi-cam project starring and co-written by Royal Pains alum Feuerstein. Inspired by his adult life, it finds him living in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between the two apartments that his parents and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby live in.

Dana Klein will co-write with Feuerstein, »

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‘Twin Peaks’: Showtime Boss on the Revival’s Launch Plans and How It’s ‘Pure Heroin’ David Lynch

9 January 2017 3:48 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Showtime is bracing for the “Twin Peaks” effect.

Network president/CEO David Nevins expects to see a tremendous surge in sign-ups for Showtime’s streaming service come May 21, when “Twin Peaks” premieres, and hopes to capitalize on that interest.

Showtime is expected to see its over-the-top service explode that day, given that episodes 3 and 4 will be available on the service the same day as the show’s two-hour linear premiere. Beyond that, the show will roll out in a traditional weekly fashion.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Release Date Announced For David Lynch’s Iconic Series

“More or less it will be once a week,” he said. “We’re not breaking it into two seasons. David really believes in the drip of weekly television.”

He also believes in keeping the show hush-hush ­­ – so much that a proper “Twin Peaks” trailer probably won’t be released before premiere. “You’ll see film pieces come out, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Twin Peaks’: Showtime Boss on the Revival’s Launch Plans and How It’s ‘Pure Heroin’ David Lynch

9 January 2017 3:48 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Showtime is bracing for the “Twin Peaks” effect.

Network president/CEO David Nevins expects to see a tremendous surge in sign-ups for Showtime’s streaming service come May 21, when “Twin Peaks” premieres, and hopes to capitalize on that interest.

Showtime is expected to see its over-the-top service explode that day, given that episodes 3 and 4 will be available on the service the same day as the show’s two-hour linear premiere. Beyond that, the show will roll out in a traditional weekly fashion.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival: Release Date Announced For David Lynch’s Iconic Series

“More or less it will be once a week,” he said. “We’re not breaking it into two seasons. David really believes in the drip of weekly television.”

He also believes in keeping the show hush-hush ­­ – so much that a proper “Twin Peaks” trailer probably won’t be released before premiere. “You’ll see film pieces come out, »

- Michael Schneider

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Showtime Gives Series Order to Drama ‘The Chi’

9 January 2017 1:54 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime has given a series pickup to the Fox 21 drama “The Chi,” a coming-of-age story revolving around a group of people living on the South Side of Chicago.

Jason Mitchell (“Straight Outta Compton”) has joined the cast, playing a young man with ambitions of opening a restaurant but conflicted by his responsibilities to his mother and teenage brother in Chicago.

The series hails from writer Lena Waithe (“Bones,” “Master of None”), who will exec produce and serve as showrunner with Elwood Reid. A pilot was shot last year that was redeveloped. “Dope” helmer Rick Famuyiwa has come on board to direct the first episode. Common, Famuyiwa and Aaron Kaplan are also exec producers.

“The Chi” is based on Waithe’s experiences growing up in Chicago.

“The Chi” is one of several new projects in contention for series orders at Showtime, including comedies “Smilf” and “Mating.” The former, penned by actress Frankie Shaw, is »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Meg Ryan to Star in Epix Comedy Series ‘Picture Paris’

3 January 2017 2:39 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Meg Ryan is set to star in comedy series “Picture Paris,” which was ordered straight to series at Epix, TheWrap has learned. The series is based on the short film of the same name directed by Brad Hall. The film, which starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus, follows a suburban mom who copes with empty-nest syndrome by planning a dream trip to Paris with her husband, but things don’t quite go according to plan. Also Read: 'Ithaca' Review: Meg Ryan's Directorial Debut Disappoints Hall will write, direct and executive produce the series along with Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor. »

- Linda Ge

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