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10 items from 2015


NBC Orders Monica Potter Comedy Pilot and Workplace Comedy Pilot Produced by Jimmy Fallon

26 January 2015 4:54 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sharing” will revolve around the different people working in a shared office space

Monica Potter is sticking with NBC.

Potter, whose NBC series “Parenthood” is preparing to end its run, is attached to star in a comedy pilot that was ordered by the network on Monday.

Also Read: Fox Orders Dana Klein Family Comedy Pilot

The untitled multi-camera offering revolves around a woman who juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands, which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again.

Potter is also a producer on the pilot, which comes from Warner Bros. Television and »

- Tim Kenneally

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Fox Orders Dana Klein Family Comedy Pilot

26 January 2015 4:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Multi-camera project from “Friends” alum will be told from the point of view of a working mom who’s in competition with her stay-at-home sister-in-law

Dana Klein is in the family way with Fox.

Former “Friends” producer Klein has sold a comedy pilot to the network. The multi-camera family comedy is told from the point-of-view of a working mom who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law.

Also Read: John Stamos Comedy, John Wells Drama ‘Studio City’ Get Fox Pilot Orders

Klein, who’s most recently known for the CBS comedy “Friends With Better Lives,” is writing and executive producing the pilot. »

- Tim Kenneally

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ABC Orders Biblical, FBI and Crime Drama Pilots

23 January 2015 6:32 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Network also orders family dramedy “Mix”

ABC has ordered five new drama pilots, including the Biblical saga “Of Kings and Prophets” and the FBI drama “Quantico,” from Josh Safran.

“Of Kings and Prophets,” written by Adam Cooper and Bill Collage (“Accepted”), is described as an epic Biblical saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle-weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny.

Also Read: John Stamos Comedy, John Wells Drama ‘Studio City’ Get Fox Pilot Orders

ABC Studios is producing the pilot, which is executive produced by Jason Reed, »

- Tim Kenneally

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Fox Orders Celebrity Drug Dealer-Inspired Pilot From ‘Shameless’ Team

23 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox has given a pilot order to “Studio City,” the net confirmed Friday.

The one-hour drama hails from “Shameless” producers Krista Vernoff, Andrew Stearns and John Wells.

The series, described as a cross between “The O.C.” and “Shameless,” follows a young singer’s journey to stardom, as she grows up living with her songwriter father who turns out to be a celebrity drug dealer. The story is inspired by Vernoff’s real-life experiences.

Vernoff will write the pilot, which wil produced by Warner Bros. Television and John Wells Productions.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Pilot News: Fox Orders Music-Tinged Drama, 'Grandpa Stamos' Comedy

23 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Fox on Friday ordered a pair of pilots — one drama, one comedy.

From ER producer John Wells’ production company and Warner Bros. TV, there’s Studio City, a coming-of-age drama about a young singer’s path to stardom as she lives with her songwriter father — who happens to be a drug dealer to the stars.

Studio City is inspired by writer/exec producer Krista Vernoff’s real-life experience.

On the comedy side, Fox’s John Stamos-fronted comedy — which previously netted a put pilot commitment — now is fully in development. Exec-produced by Stamos and Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors), the single-camera »

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John Stamos Comedy, John Wells Drama ‘Studio City’ Get Fox Pilot Orders

23 January 2015 11:30 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

That makes six pilots ordered by the network this week

Fox has ordered a pilot for its untitled John Stamos comedy from ABC Studios, as well as a drama  titled “Studio City,” which comes via Warner Bros. Television.

The Stamos vehicle is a single-camera comedy following a longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father — and a grandfather.

It is executive produced and written by Danny Chun (“Trophy Wife,” “Happy Endings”). In addition to the former “Full House” star himself getting a behind-the-scenes credit, Dan Fogelman (“Galavant,” “The Neighbors”) will also exec produce the project. »

- Tony Maglio

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Producer Mark Gordon Honored with 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award

21 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Mark Gordon will need to brush off mantel space for his latest kudo, the 2015 Norman Lear Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America. The honor, named for the pioneer behind “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” will be handed out at the 26th annual Producers Guild of America Awards held on Jan. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Past recipients of the prestigious award include Chuck Lorre, J.J. Abrams, Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer, John Wells, Lorne Michaels, Aaron Spelling, David E. Kelley and, yes, Lear.

Gordon, the producer behind mega-hit series such as “Criminal Minds,” “Ray Donovan,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and telepic “Warm Springs,” which earned him an Emmy, and “Saving Private Ryan,” for which he won an Oscar and a Golden Globe, is also president emeritus and former prexy of the Producers Guild.

He says he strives to embody Lear’s spirit in his own work. »

- Marianne Zumberge

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Emmy Rossum on Sinking Her Teeth in Early Film Role and ‘Shameless’ Lessons

16 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As wild child Fiona Gallagher on “Shameless,” which returns for its fifth season this month, Emmy Rossum has shown off some serious comedic chops along with dramatic flair. But it was her singing voice that would land her a role in “Songcatcher,” a first mention in Variety — and take her to the Sundance Film Festival.

Did you see this review when it ran?

I remember how excited I was to see my name in Variety. I remember the picture, too, because I don’t remember it having been taken. It was one of those candid moments when I was methoding. I always really liked it because it was taken at a moment when I wasn’t trying to look like anything.

How did you get the part?

I was singing in the Metropolitan Opera children’s chorus, from age 7 to 13. The producers making “Songcatcher” came to the opera to audition young singers. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Emmy Rossum on Sinking Her Teeth in Early Film Role and ‘Shameless’ Lessons

16 January 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

As wild child Fiona Gallagher on “Shameless,” which returns for its fifth season this month, Emmy Rossum has shown off some serious comedic chops along with dramatic flair. But it was her singing voice that would land her a role in “Songcatcher,” a first mention in Variety — and take her to the Sundance Film Festival.

Did you see this review when it ran?

I remember how excited I was to see my name in Variety. I remember the picture, too, because I don’t remember it having been taken. It was one of those candid moments when I was methoding. I always really liked it because it was taken at a moment when I wasn’t trying to look like anything.

How did you get the part?

I was singing in the Metropolitan Opera children’s chorus, from age 7 to 13. The producers making “Songcatcher” came to the opera to audition young singers. »

- Debra Birnbaum

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'12 Years a Slave' Oscar-Winner John Ridley on Doing Jimi Hendrix Justice in 'All Is by My Side'

13 January 2015 9:22 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick "Jimi: All Is by My Side" is available now On Demand. This interview was originally published last fall.] John Ridley has been honing his craft for years, apprenticing with John Wells on "Third Watch," through multiple movie scripts ("U-Turn," "Red Tails") and television series ("Barbershop," "Platinum") to his first feature "Cold Around the Heart." He wrote the Oscar-winning script for "12 Years a Slave" as well as his sophomore directing effort, Jimi Hendrix slice-of-life "All Is by My Side," now available to view on video on demand platforms. The Jimi Hendrix estate has been holding up a proper biopic for decades. But one night screenwriter John Ridley (who won the Oscar for his screen adaptation of Solomon Northup's  "12 Years a »

- Anne Thompson

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