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13 items from 2014


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. »

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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. »

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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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ABC Picks Up Jeff Lowell Comedy Pilot

7 January 2014 1:45 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has picked up a still-untitled comedy pilot from “Two and a Half Men’s” Jeff Lowell.

The half-hour single-camera romantic comedy revolves around unfiltered internal monologues of a young couple embarking on a new relationship. It’s written by Lowell with Brillstein Entertainment Partners and through ABC Studios. Peter Traugott is in negotiations to executive produce.

Lowell’s credits also include “Spin City,” “Common Law” and films “John Tucker Must Die” and “Hotel for Dogs.”

Follow all of pilot season’s development activity through Variety.com’s Pilot Scorecard.

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ABC Orders Romantic Comedy Pilot From Jeff Lowell, Brillstein & Peter Traugott

7 January 2014 1:45 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated: ABC continues to be aggressive this pilot season, handing out early orders. The latest pilot green light has come for a half hour single-camera comedy project from writer Jeff Lowell (John Tucker Must Die) and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. ABC Studios, where Brillstein is under a TV deal, is producing. Former Brillstein TV president Peter Traugott is in negotiations to executive produce, marking a reunion with the company where he spent 15 years before moving to NBCUniversal in June 2011 with a three-year overall deal. Traugott, who originally developed and executive produced the Jeff Lowell project that was set up at NBC during the 2010-11 season through Bep and ABC Studios, is still based at Universal TV but has asked Uni TV for permission to return as an exec producer. Written/exec produced by Lowell, the untitled half-hour is described as a romantic comedy that exposes the unfiltered internal monologues of a »

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