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ABC's 'Manhattan Love Story' Enlists 'William & Kate' Star (Exclusive)

2 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC's freshman comedy Manhattan Love Story is adding to its cast. William & Kate's Nico Evers-Swindell has booked a recurring role on the comedy from Two and a Half Men's Jeff Lowell, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The romantic comedy starring Analeigh Tipton and Jake McDorman exposes the internal monologues of a young couple embarking on a new relationship. Evers-Swindell will recur as Tucker, an attractive senior editor at a New York publishing firm. He's gay, but not stereotypically flamboyant. He's well-educated and well-spoken and becomes Tipton's friend at work, serving as a brutally honest mentor

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Take Me To The Pilots '14: ABC's 'Manhattan Love Story'

16 August 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[In case you've Forgotten, and as I will continue to mention each and every one of these posts that I do: This is *not* a review. Pilots change. Sometimes a lot. Often for the better. Sometimes for the worse. But they change. Actual reviews will be coming in September and perhaps October (and maybe midseason in some cases). This is, however, a brief gut reaction to not-for-air pilots. I know some people will be all "These are reviews." If you've read me, you've read my reviews and you know this isn't what they look like.] Show: "Manhattan Love Story" (ABC) The Pitch: "Wouldn't you love to know what young men and women were thinking as they begin to fall in love?" "Good God no." "Oh. Ummm..." Quick Response: About half-way through my viewing of "Manhattan Love Story," my notes read, "Free Analeigh Tipton." And that's not because this allegedly romantic alleged comedy is airing on ABC and therefore offers all of America the chance to enjoy the "America's Next Top Model" veteran for no cost. And it wasn't that I wanted Tipton's doe-eyed naif Dana to be transplanted to a better show, because Dana's basically Dreama Walker's character from "Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23" and every other callow transplant in the big city ever depicted on any screen. And what have those characters all been thinking about? Purses! I have no way of knowing if this is true, but it passes for »

- Daniel Fienberg

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ABC’s ‘Manhattan Love Story’ Debuts Key Art

8 August 2014 1:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has unveiled the key art for its new romantic comedy series “Manhattan Love Story,” and Variety has a first look at the new image, featuring series stars Analeigh Tipton and Jake McDorman.

Manhattan Love Story” explores the idea that the only way to maintain relationships — with lovers, spouses, family, co-workers, or friends — is to keep most of our thoughts to ourselves. At the heart of the story are Dana (Tipton) and Peter (McDorman) a couple navigating the complicated terrain of a modern day relationship. The audience will hear Dana and Peter’s inner thoughts, highlighting the differences of men and women as this couple traverses the highs and lows of dating.

Manhattan Love Story” was created by Jeff Lowell (“Drew Carey Show,” “Spin City”). Lowell, Peter Traugott, Robin Schwartz, Rachel Kaplan and Jon Liebman are executive producers. Michael Fresco directed the pilot. The series is produced by ABC Studios and premieres Tuesday, »

- Laura Prudom

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ABC Picks Up ‘Secrets & Lies’ Starring Ryan Phillippe To Series

9 May 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Here is the final new drama series order at ABC for next season. The network has picked up the last drama pilot that had remained in contention after the mass pickups last night — mystery Secrets & Lies, from producer Aaron Kaplan and director Charles McDougall. Based on an Australian series, Secrets & Lies stars Ryan Phillippe as a family man who finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. Juliette Lewis and KaDee Strickland co-star in the 10-episode project, which had a seven-figure episodic penalty attached. Secrets & Lies joins fellow newly picked up ABC drama series How To Get Away With Murder, American Crime, Forever, Whispers and Agent Carter. Talks for comedy pilots Fresh Off The Boat and Cristela are still underway. Related: ABC Picks Up ‘Selfie’, ‘Forever’, Jeff Lowell Comedy, ‘Galavant’, ‘The Whispers’, ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, ‘American Crime’, ‘Black-ish’ To Series This »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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ABC orders 'How to Get Away with Murder,' 'Selfie,' 'Galavant' and more

8 May 2014 9:48 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After remaining quiet all spring, ABC monopolized the attentions of the nation's TV critics on Thursday (May 8) with an evening full of big announcements.  You can read about seven of the network's renewals here, as ABC extended its relationship with "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy," "Modern Family" and more. Fortunately, despite all of these renewals, ABC still has a number of bubble shows waiting for news on Friday, which means more content. And you can also read about ABC's renewal of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and pickup for "Marvel's Agent Carter" here. But like the game show host says... That's not all! In addition to "Marvel's Agent Carter," ABC gave series orders to dramas "How To Get Away With Murder," "American Crime," "The Whispers" and "Forever." On the comedy side, "Black-ish," "Manhattan Love Story" and "Selfie" earned series orders. And on the musical comedy fairy tale front? »

- Daniel Fienberg

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ABC Picks Up ‘Selfie’, ‘Forever’, Jeff Lowell Comedy, ‘Galavant’, ‘The Whispers’, ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, ‘American Crime’, ‘Black-ish’ To Series

8 May 2014 7:40 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update: Descriptions and credits for each newly picked up series at the bottom of the post. Related: ABC Pilots: What Is Still Alive? Writethru:: ABC has kicked off its new series pickups with a nod to its hottest pilot, legal thriller How To Get Away With Murder starring Viola Davis and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. Also picked up today are two other pilots from ABC Studios, John Ridley’s dark, racially charged drama American Crime starring Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman, and comedy Black-ish, starring Anthony Anderson, with Laurence Fishburne executive producing and set to recur as Anderson’s dad. I hear Richard Lagravenese’s Dangerous Liaisons is not going forward. Related: ABC Picks Up ‘Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’, Renews ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ ABC is continuing with its orders from ABC Studios. Next off are fairytale musical comedy Galavant from Dan Fogelman (His sophomore ABC comedy The Neighbors is »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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ABC Orders ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter,’ 4 Other Dramas and 4 Comedies

8 May 2014 7:10 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has started making its series orders for the coming season, giving the nod to five dramas: “How to Get Away with Murder,” “American Crime,” “The Whispers,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter” and “Forever.”

Also picked up are four comedies: “Blackish,” “Galavant,” “Manhattan Love Story” and “Selfie.”

Renewals that are beyond the obvious choices include a nod to “Revenge” for a fourth season, “The Goldbergs” and “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” for sophomore sessions.

“Murder” features Viola Davis as a law professor who gets wrapped up in a murder mystery with four students. Peter Nowalk penned the ABC Studios pilot and exec produces with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.

American Crime” stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton in a  drama about racial tensions that explode after a couple is attacked in their home. John Ridley wrote the pilot for ABC Studios.

“The Whispers” is an alien-invasion vehicle from Amblin TV and writer Soo Hugh. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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ABC Orders 'How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Black-ish,' 'American Crime,' 'Selfie,' 'Galavant,' More to Series

8 May 2014 7:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC joined NBC, The CW and Fox and got into the series pickup game Thursday, ordering its most high-profile drama -- Shonda Rhimes' How to Get Away With Murder -- to series. The network also added a drama from 12 Years a Slave's John Ridley and Anthony Anderson comedy Black-ish to series. They're joined by alien drama The Whispers -- previously known as The Visitors; sci-fi hourlong Forever and Marvel's Captain America spinoff Agent Carter. On the comedy side, the network added Jeff Lowell's entry, which is now known as Manhattan Love Story, high-concept musical fairy tale Galavant as well as Emily Kapnek's Selfie.

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Hot Pilot Prospects Emerge After Week of Screenings

2 May 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Broadcast network execs have been ensconced in darkened rooms most of this week, screening dozens of pilots in preparation for upfront presentations during the week of May 12.

NBC is first out of the gate on the morning of May 12, followed by Fox in the afternoon. The Peacock already has given series commitments to several projects, including comedy “Tooken” from the potent combo of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, toplined by Ellie Kemper. By multiple accounts, the first episode lives up to its promise.

Another comedy project that continues to look like a lock for an order at the Peacock is the Amy Poehler-produced “Old Soul,” starring Natasha Lyonne (pictured). “Ellen More or Less,” from Jason Katims’ busy shop, has execs impressed with the potential of star Stacey McGunnigle.

Two other laffers with strong femme leads are also generating heat: Kate Walsh in “Bad Judge” and Krysten Ritter in the 1960s astronaut comedy “Mission Control. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Director Michael Fresco Re-Ups Deal With ABC Studios

15 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ABC Studios and ABC have inked a third consecutive deal with director-producer Michael Fresco for him to direct and executive produce a pilot next year. Fresco just completed ABC/ABC StudiosJeff Lowell pilot and previously has helmed the pilots for Fox’s Raising Hope and ABC’s Better Off Ted and Suburgatory. He is repped by Paul Alan Smith at Esa. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Newcomer Chloe Wepper Cast In ‘Thoughts’, Veteran Ann-Margret Joins ‘Ray Donovan’

24 February 2014 9:24 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Young actress Chloe Wepper has been added to My Thoughts Exactly, ABC‘s comedy pilot from writer Jeff Lowell, Brillstein Entertainment and ABC Studios. It is a romantic comedy that exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple, Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman) embarking on a new relationship. In her first pilot season, Wepper, repped by 3 Arts, Grace Kallis and Lev Ginsburg, has booked the role of Chloe, Peter’s young sister. Ann-Margret is set for a recurring role on the second season of Showtime’s Mark Gordon Co-produced drama series Ray Donovan. She will play the ever-beautiful June Wilson, a major star back in her day who has a past with Ray’s boss Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould). »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Deadline’s Best TV Stories Of The Week

16 February 2014 5:47 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Miss Deadline’s top TV stories? Catch up on the week now: Bob Costas Returns To Sochi Olympics Coverage Monday (Photo) By Lisa De MoraesBob Costas returned to the NBC Olympics studios at the International Broadcast Center in Sochi, Russia, today to prepare to resume his primetime and late night hosting duties tomorrow night. ‘Snake Salvation’ Star Dead From Snake Bite; NatGeo To Air Tribute Episode By Jen Yamato – With the first season fully filmed National Geographic had no plans for a second season of Snake Salvation, says a network rep. Now in the wake of Jamie Coots‘ death NatGeo is working up a special tribute episode “so people can understand Pastor Jamie and his method of worship and see that he died doing what he believed was his calling.” Actors Added To Fox’s Matt Hubbard, ABC’s Jeff Lowell Comedy Pilots By Nellie Andreeva – Ely Henry (Suburgatory »

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Actors Added To Fox’s Matt Hubbard, ABC’s Jeff Lowell Comedy Pilots

13 February 2014 12:58 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ely Henry (Suburgatory) and Asif Ali have been cast as leads in Cabot College, Fox‘s multi-camera comedy pilot from Matt Hubbard, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Directed by Pam Fryman, the comedy is set at a women’s college that begins accepting men for the first time. Henry, repped by David Dean Management, and Ali, repped by David Shapira & Assoc. and Aligned Entertainment, will play two of the four male freshmen recently admitted to Cabot College. Nicolas Wright (Accidentally On Purpose) has been added to My Thoughts Exactly, ABC‘s comedy pilot from writer Jeff Lowell, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and ABC Studios. It is a romantic comedy that exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple, Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman) embarking on a new relationship. Wright will play Peter’s handsome, slick brother. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Laurence Fishburne Set For ABC’s Anthony Anderson Pilot; Jade Catta-Preta Joins Jeff Lowell Comedy

10 February 2014 2:20 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Laurence Fishburne has closed a deal as a recurring for ABC’s untitled Anthony Anderson pilot (formerly Black-ish) from ABC Studios, Fishburne’s Cinema Gypsy and Principato Young. Written by Kenya Barris (The Game) and loosely based on his personal experiences, the single-camera comedy centers on an upper-middle-class black man (Anderson) who struggles to raise his children with some sense of cultural identity despite constant contradictions and obstacles coming from his liberal wife, old-school father, and his own assimilated, color-blind kids. Fishburne, repped by Paradigm and Landmark Artists Management, will play the dad. Jade Catta-Preta (China, Il, Daddy Knows Best) has signed on as a series regular in My Thoughts Exactly (aka untitled Jeff Lowell), the ABC comedy pilot from Lowell and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. ABC Studios, where Brillstein is under a TV deal, is producing. Written/exec produced by Lowell  (John Tucker Must Die), the half-hour is described as »

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Jake McDorman To Star In ABC’s Jeff Lowell Comedy Pilot

4 February 2014 6:17 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jake McDorman has been cast as the male lead in the ABC comedy pilot My Thoughts Exactly (aka untitled Jeff Lowell). Written by Lowell, the romantic comedy exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple (McDorman, Analeigh Tipton) embarking on a new relationship. McDorman, repped by UTA and Elissa Leeds at Reel Talent, recently recurred on Showtime’s Shameless. Related: Pilot Season: Which Actors Are Getting The Early Offers »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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CBS Orders Romantic Comedy Pilot From Jackie & Jeff Filgo

28 January 2014 3:45 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Romantic comedies have been a hot genre this development season, and CBS just gave a pilot order to one such project, Save The Date, from That 70′s Show alums Jackie and Jeff Filgo. The comedy was developed at ABC Studios, which will co-produce the pilot with CBS TV Studios. Written and exec producer by the Filgos, Save The Date centers on Kate, 35 and newly single, who drunkenly books a wedding venue and now is faced with the task of meeting the right man in time. The format of the project will be hybrid, in the vein of How I Met Your Mother: a multi-camera comedy employing shorter scenes and no live audience. This marks spouses Jackie and Jeff Filgo’s return to CBS, where they previously worked on The New Adventures Of Old Christine. Other romantic comedy pilot this season include ABC’s Jeff Lowell and Irreversible, NBC’s A To Z, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Georgina Rylance Joins ‘Gracepoint’; Analeigh Tipton Boards Jeff Lowell Project

24 January 2014 5:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Georgina Rylance rounds out the cast of Fox’s 10-hour event series Gracepoint, a remake of the UK’s Broadchurch. Rylance will play Gemma, a flirty woman who owns the town’s hotel where Detective Emmett Carver (David Tennant) is staying, and with everything going on in Gracepoint she could be bankrupt by the end of the year. Rylance is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency and manager Nicolas Bernheim. Analeigh Tipton has joined Jeff Lowell’s untitled single-camera comedy project for ABC in the role of Dana. The show is described as a romantic comedy that exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple embarking on a new relationship. Tipton is repped by CAA, Mosaic and attorneys Joel McKuin, Jeff Frankel and Scott Whitehead. »

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'America's Next Top Model' Finalist to Star in ABC's Jeff Lowell Comedy

24 January 2014 5:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Former America's Next Top Model finalist Analeigh Tipton is heading to TV full time. The model-turned-actress has been tapped to star in ABC's untitled Jeff Lowell comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Story: TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide The single-camera romantic comedy exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple, Peter and Dana (Tipton), embarking on a new relationship. Lowell (Two and a Half Men, Just Shoot Me) will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios and Brillstein Entertainment Partners pilot alongside Ep Peter Traugott. Dana is described as pretty and friendly --

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ABC Picks Up Jeff Lowell Comedy Pilot

7 January 2014 2:38 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

ABC has ordered a half-hour single-camera comedy pilot from Jeff Lowell (“John Tucker Must Die”), the network said Tuesday. The as-yet-untitled project, which Lowell wrote, is described as a romantic comedy that exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple embarking on a new relationship. Also read: ABC Orders Shondaland Pilot ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ In addition to the big-screen offering “John Tucker Must Die,” Lowell has served as a writer and producer on a number of series, including “Two and a Half Men,” “Common Law,” “Spin City” and “Just Shoot Me.” The project comes via Brillstein Entertainment and ABC. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Peter Traugott, 'Two and a Half Men' Writer Land ABC Pilot Order

7 January 2014 1:54 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

ABC has picked up its fifth comedy pilot, handing out an order for an untitled entry from Two and a Half Men writer Jeff Lowell. The single-camera romantic comedy exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple embarking on a new relationship. Lowell (Common Law, Just Shoot Me) will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios and Brillstein Entertainment Partners pilot. TV Pilots 2014: The Complete Guide Peter Traugott, who is based at NBC, developed the project and will executive produce, reuniting the former Brillstein TV topper with the company. The pilot order comes six months

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