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Rome – “Parenthood” is being transposed from Berkeley to Rome in the first international adaptation of NBC’s hit TV show.
NBCUniversal Formats has brokered a deal with Italy’s Cattleya to produce the remake of long-running U.S. family drama which will air on state broadcaster Rai’s flagship Rai Uno station.
The Italian version, titled “Tutto Può Succedere” (“Anything Could Happen”) marks Rai Uno’s first ever U.S.-scripted remake and a major coup for Cattleya, which is expanding its TV activity after scoring a global hit with naturalistic crimer “Gomorrah,” produced for Rupert Murdoch’s Sky paybox and sold to more than 100 territories.
- Nick Vivarelli
Since it premiered a few years ago, I’ve been a huge fan of Parenthood, which, to me, is probably the greatest family drama to ever air on television. Since Parenthood ended earlier this year, I’ve been looking for a new show to fill that very particular void in my life. I had always heard that Friday Night Lights, whose Ep and head writer was Parenthood‘s Jason Katims, was exceptional, so I decided to give the series a go as it is all available on Netflix. Needless to say, I was not at all disappointed. In a short 76 episodes, Friday Night Lights earned a solid place in my list of favorite TV shows. Every performance on the show was greater than I could have ever expected, and it featured some of the best writing that I have ever seen. Another huge positive for Friday Night Lights is the music. »
- Jasef Wisener
Based on King’s best-selling novel, 11/22/63 follows Jake Epping (played by James Franco), a high school English teacher who travels back in time to try to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Hulu will soon have a new title to add to its original programming library. The streaming video-on-demand platform has ordered the original drama series The Way from Emmy-winning producer and writer Jason Katims.
Arriving from Universal Television, The Way tells the story of a family dealing with the power-hungry issues and relational repercussions of a faith-based movement. Katims, known for his work on Parenthood and Friday Night Lights (for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award), will executive produce all ten episodes of The Way for Hulu through his production company True Jack Productions.
The Way is the first non-network television series from Katim and the executive producer’s first project to debut exclusively on a streaming platform. Michelle Lee will join Katims as an executive producer, along with The Way’s creator and writer Jessica Goldberg. Hulu’s blog notes its next original series is set to start production »
- Bree Brouwer
Read More: 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Parenthood' Creator Jason Katims on When It’s Time to Say Goodbye Despite ratings low enough to keep season renewals in suspense every year, "Friday Night Lights" became a star-maker for an impressive number of actors over the years. Taylor Kitsch landed roles in high profile blockbusters like "John Carter," "Battleship" and "Lone Survivor." Adrianne Palicki has co-starred in everything from "John Wick" to "Agents of Shield." Michael B. Jordan snagged roles in breakout hits like "Chronicle," "Fruitvale Station," plus the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot and "Rocky" spinoff. Yet Kyle Chandler may have benefitted the most from his time in Dillon, TX. The show's star was the only actor to win an Emmy for his work on the show, and he capitalized on that accolade — as well as a newfound and well-defined fandom — in a big way. After "Friday »
- Ben Travers
Read More: 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Parenthood' Creator Jason Katims on When It’s Time to Say Goodbye Despite ratings low enough to keep season renewals in suspense every year, "Friday Night Lights" became a star-maker for an impressive number of actors over the years. Taylor Kitsch landed roles in high profile blockbusters like "John Carter," "Battleship" and "Lone Survivor." Adrianne Palicki has co-starred in everything from "John Wick" to "Agents of Shield." Michael B. Jordan snagged roles in breakout hits like "Chronicle," "Fruitvale Station," plus the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot and "Rocky" spinoff. Yet Kyle Chandler may have benefitted the most from his time in Dillon, TX. The show's star was the only actor to win an Emmy for his work on the show, and he capitalized on that accolade — as well as a newfound and well-defined fandom — in a big way. After "Friday...
- Ben Travers
The Atx Television Festival has announced the currently running shows that will be attending the event in Austin, Texas from June 4th to the 7th. The main highlight of the new entries is the presence of the FX series Justified. The appearance of the creators and castmembers at the Atx Festival will mark their first public interaction since the series finale airs in a few weeks, and will also give the show’s crew one more chance to go around the victory lap. Attendees have not been announced yet, but it has been confirmed that creator Graham Yost will be present.
Yost will also be on hand to discuss the show Boomtown, which he also created, and which will be part of a panel titled “Cancelled Too Soon”. Yost will be joined by numerous individuals involved in the show, including producer Jon Avnet and castmembers Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, and Jason Gedrick. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Hulu has announced that they've ordered 10 episodes of a new dramatic series from Jason Katims and writer/creator Jessica Goldberg. The Way will follow "a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power."
Here's the press release:
Hulu Orders New Original Series from Emmy(R) Award-Winner Jason Katims
Today, we are proud to announce that Emmy Award-winner(R) Jason Katims and writer/creator Jessica Goldberg are the latest talented storytellers to join Hulu with their captivating new drama series, The Way.
Hulu is getting into the Jason Katims business — and vice versa — by ordering straight to series The Way, a 10-episode drama about a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement, and its struggles with relationships, marriage and power.
The series marks the Parenthood/Friday Night Lights showrunner’s first non-network project. Parenthood scribe/producer Jessica Goldberg will write and exec-produce The Way, along with Katims and Michelle Lee.
Jason Katims is the latest A-list showrunner to set up shop at a digital outlet. Hulu has given a series order to “The Way,” a Universal TV drama about a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement.
Goldberg previously worked with Katims on “Parenthood,” the NBC family drama that wrapped its six-season run in January. Katims is also showrunner of the NBC comedy “About a Boy,” which is iffy for a third season renewal.
“Way” is billed as a “controversial, dangerous and thrilling world” with a family wrapped up in a faith movement and “struggling with relationships, marriage and power.”
Hulu’s Svod service has been slower out of the gate on the original content front than rivals Netflix and Amazon. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Hulu has ordered its first drama series, giving a 10-episode straight-to-series order to The Way, a drama series from creator Jessica Goldberg, Jason Katims' True Jack Productions and Universal Television. The Way examines a family at the center of a controversial faith–based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power. Each hourlong episode takes an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. “Jason Katims and… »
Jason Katims fans, rest easy: The Parenthood and About a Boy producer will have a show on the air next season. Hulu has handed out a 10-episode straight-to-series order for The Way, a drama from Katims and Parenthood writer-producer Jessica Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. See more Saying Goodbye: TV Shows Signing Off in 2014-15 Based on a script Katims and his True Jack head of development Michelle Lee created with Goldberg last year, The Way examines a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power.
- Lesley Goldberg
With "Parks and Recreation" ascended to heaven, "Community" descended to Yahoo and "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" preparing to evaporate into the ether, you might say that NBC's comedy brand was in jeopardy. That, however, would make the completely false assumption that NBC has a comedy brand. As the network heads into the heart of the Spring 2015 development season, NBC has a couple half-hour blocks of laugh-intended programming, which does not a "comedy brand" make. The network's confusion at its place-filling strategy is evident in the new Tuesday block of "Undateable" and "One Big Happy," which premieres on Tuesday (March 17) with the not insignificant boost of "The Voice," which NBC presumably hopes will prevent the ignominy of a network having to start 100 percent from scratch, comedy-wise, at the May upfronts. On the surface, "Undateable" and "One Big Happy" feel similar, at least if your concept of similar is "All »
- Daniel Fienberg
Just hours ahead of its move to Thursday, "The Blacklist" has been assured its performance in the new time period won't actually matter. The James Spader thriller was one of five dramas earning renewals from NBC on Thursday (February 5) morning. Joining "Blacklist" on the renewal heap are "Grimm" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Last year, if you'll recall, the last jewel in Dick Wolf's "Law & Order" crown went down to the wire with negotiations, but fans of the drama won't have to sweat out that Season 17 news. And speaking of Dick Wolf, just as news is beginning to burble about a "Chicago Medical" spinoff, both "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago Pd" are going to be back for their fourth and third seasons respectively. "The creative vision of the executive producers who’ve guided these outstanding dramas has been nothing short of incredible," blurbs Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. "We »
- Daniel Fienberg
Last night, NBC viewers said goodbye to the Braverman clan on the series finale of Parenthood. While the cast and crew were able to wrap up the family's story, there is a possibility that we haven't seen the last of the beloved family.
Executive producer Jason Katims was recently asked if he could envision revisiting Parenthood some day, possibly on a different platform. He said, "Yes, absolutely. Everyone who is doing the show — our writers, our actors, our directors, our producers — we all love doing the show. Everyone would want to do more. There is no one who is angling to get out of doing this thing."
If you have any tissues leftover from Thursday’s Parenthood series finale, we’ve found a good use for them.
NBC has released three deleted scenes from the drama’s last two episodes, including John Corbett’s return as Seth, who surprises Sarah and Amber with a visit to see his grandson.
Also featured in the videos below: The Braverman kids roast Sarah for the men she’s dated since moving back home — who else completely forgot about the forklift guy from Tns? — and Ruby gives her dad some crucial fashion advice before he ties the knot.
One scene that »
Viewers bid “Parenthood” a tearful farewell last night (leading the beloved drama to its best demo ratings in three seasons), but you can spend a little extra time with the Braverman clan thanks to three deleted scenes NBC just released from the series finale.
Perhaps the most satisfying clip for longtime fans comes as an extension of a scene in Amber’s (Mae Whitman) apartment, in which her father Seth (John Corbett) pays a surprise visit to meet his grandson, Zeek.
In a second deleted scene, the Braverman siblings share a family dinner with their parents before Sarah’s (Lauren Graham) wedding, and the family takes the opportunity to roast the bride-to-be over her long list of exes.
In the final clip, Hank (Ray Romano) struggles to dress for the big day, sharing a sweet moment with his daughter.
While it’s hard to say goodbye, creator Jason Katims didn »
- Laura Prudom
Last night's "Parenthood" series finale (my review is here) featured a whole lot of new developments for the Bravermans, but it didn't have room for everything Jason Katims and company shot. In an interview with TVLine, Katims alluded to several scenes he found painful to cut, including the first meeting between Amber and Scott Porter's single dad character, as well as the return of John Corbett as Sarah's ex-husband Seth, who comes back to town to get a first look at his grandson. NBC just released a trio of deleted scenes from the episode, and while the Amber/Jason Street scene isn't one of them, Seth's poignant return is: In a more amusing vein: the Original Six Bravermans get together before Sarah's nuptials, mainly so they can recall the many, many, many other men she had flings with over the life of the series before she met Hank: Finally, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Parenthood ended on a really sweet note this week (unless you're Craig T. Nelson), and in a series of flash-forwards, we get to see where all the characters end up. If you're a fan of Jason Katims's shows, you may have perked up at one particular scene. It's a few years in the future, and Amber has a new man in her life. Who is it? None other than Scott Porter, aka Jason Street from Friday Night Lights! As if that's not bizarre enough, Amber's ex Ryan, played by Fnl alum Matt Lauria, shows up too! In case you need to see that again, take a look below. »
If you're not happy about the way that Parenthood ended, imagine how Craig T. Nelson feels. Huge spoiler alert: his character, Zeek, dies in this week's big series finale. Nelson admitted in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he was really against the series ending at all and was "adamantly against" showrunner Jason Katims beginning to wrap up Zeek and Camille's storyline by selling their house. When asked if he was happy about how Zeek's journey ended, Nelson had this to say: "No. I think the series should have gone on. I still don't know why it was pulled. Jason and I talked about it, and I never got on board with [Zeek's death]. I thought the way he did it was really dignified, nice and emotional. It's just a difference of opinion; I think in terms of thematically how you want to see it go. It was a new chapter. »
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