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2017 | 2016

7 items from 2017


Lifetime Sets New Timbaland Pop Show, Jason Biggs Game Show, Greg Berlanti Thriller

13 January 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lifetime is stepping up its 2017 slate: booking a pop music series starring Timbaland, ordering a game show from Jason Biggs, and developing a thriller from uber-producer Greg Berlanti.

The announcements were made at the network’s session Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

On the scripted side, Lifetime is developing the psychological thriller “You,” based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, to be written by executive producers Berlanti and Sera Gamble (“The Magicians”).

“You” revolves around an obsessive, brilliant twenty-something who uses the hyper connectivity of today’s technology to make the woman of his dreams fall in love with him. Berlanti, Gamble, Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo are executive producers. “You” hails from Berlanti Productions, Alloy Entertainment and Warner Horizon Television.

“The Pop Game,” premiering Feb. 21, is a follow-up to “The Rap Game.” The series follows Timbaland as he works with five aspiring young vocal artists »

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Apple Plotting ‘Significant’ Push Into Scripted TV Shows, Movies (Report)

12 January 2017 6:01 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Apple wants to stocks its music-subscription service with original scripted TV shows and potentially movies, seeking to become a bigger Hollywood player, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Variety first reported Apple’s interest in moving into original programming in 2015. Apple is now looking to bring shows with the caliber of HBO’s “Westworld” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” to Apple Music by the end of 2017, according to the Journal.

The company has already cut deals for some original video content for Apple Music, its $10 monthly service that competes with the likes of Spotify and Google Play Music. Apple’s programming slate includes a deal with CBS for a 16-episode spinoff of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke,” as well as a scripted show from Beats founder Dr. Dre.

The WSJ report did not include details about what shows or genres Apple is looking at, and said the company’s interest in movies was “more preliminary.” The »

- Todd Spangler

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Apple Plotting ‘Significant’ Push Into Scripted TV Shows, Movies (Report)

12 January 2017 6:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Apple wants to stocks its music-subscription service with original scripted TV shows and potentially movies, seeking to become a bigger Hollywood player, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Variety first reported Apple’s interest in moving into original programming in 2015. Apple is now looking to bring shows with the caliber of HBO’s “Westworld” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things” to Apple Music by the end of 2017, according to the Journal.

The company has already cut deals for some original video content for Apple Music, its $10 monthly service that competes with the likes of Spotify and Google Play Music. Apple’s programming slate includes a deal with CBS for a 16-episode spinoff of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke,” as well as a scripted show from Beats founder Dr. Dre.

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Apple CEO: Producing and Owning Original Content Is ‘Great Opportunity for Us’

The WSJ report did not include details about what shows »

- Todd Spangler

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The CW Is Planning A Charmed Prequel Series

6 January 2017 3:55 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Television audiences should prepare themselves to be bewitched once more, as The CW is reportedly bringing a long-gestating Charmed prequel to its schedule at an as-yet undisclosed point in the future. While the original series featured a contemporary setting, the prequel show will be set in 1976, and will possibly dispense with the familial connections between the main characters, in favour of a ‘found family’ situation.

The original Charmed ran for eight seasons, from 1998 to 2006, on The WB. Its first three seasons starred Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, and Shannen Doherty as the Halliwell sisters – a trio of sibling witches who found themselves fighting evil in their town, while wearing remarkable outfits. By the fourth season, Doherty (and her character) left the series, and was replaced in the cast by Rose McGowan, as a new member of the top-lining trio. Charmed was created by Constance M. Burge, and was an Aaron Spelling production. »

- Sarah Myles

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The CW Looking to Conjure Up a 1970s-Set Charmed Series

5 January 2017 11:53 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Could the "Power of Three" be reignited? Fans of Charmed might be pleased (or very displeased) to hear that a reimagining of the late ’90s/early 2000s series is in the works at The CW.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Charmed reboot from CBS Television Studios has received a "script commitment," with Jane the Virgin scribes Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin on board to pen the pilot episode.

Official plot details are being kept under wraps right now, but the reboot will take place in 1976 and have some kind of a link to the original series that aired from 1998–2006 on The WB.

The showrunner of Jane the Virgin, Jennie Snyder Urman, is set to executive produce the pilot (and likely the series if it moves forward) along with Ben Silverman and Brad Silberling, with the latter also slated to direct the pilot episode.

Created by Constance M. Burge, the »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Charmed’ Revival in Development at CW From ‘Jane the Virgin’ Creator

5 January 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The CW is looking to bring back “Charmed.”

The network is developing a revival of the original series that hails from “Jane the Virgin” creator Jennie Urman, Variety has learned.

Charmed” ran for eight seasons on the WB (now the CW) from 1998 to 2006. The series starred Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Rose McGowan as three sisters, known as the Charmed Ones, who use their witchcraft to fight off forces of evil. The show was produced by Aaron Spelling.

CW has not released much info on the new take of “Charmed,” other than it being a re-imagining of the original TV series set in 1976.

Urman is penning the project with writing duo Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, who work with her on “Jane the Virgin.” Urman, O’Toole, and Rardin will serve as executive producers, along with Ben Silverman of Propagate Content and Brad Silberling, who will also serve as director. CBS Television Studios »

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‘Charmed’ Reboot Series In Works At the CW From ‘Jane the Virgin’ Team

5 January 2017 10:45 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The CW is looking to bring back one of the signature drama on predecessor the WB. The network has ordered a script for Charmed, a reimagining of the original Aaron Spelling series set in 1976. The reboot hails from the team behind the CW’s dramedy Jane the Virgin — Jane creator/executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman, executive producer Ben Silverman, writers/co-executive producers Jessica O'Toole and Amy Rardin, the pilot’s director Brad Silberling and studio CBS TV… »

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