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8 items from 2015


‘Six Feet Under’ Alum Lauren Ambrose to Star in ABC Cop Drama ‘Broad Squad’

7 March 2015 10:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The “Broad Squad” is growing.

Six Feet Under” alumna Lauren Ambrose has been cast as the final lead in ABC’s cop drama pilot. The news comes on the heels of “True Blood” star Rutina Wesley joining the show.

Ambrose will star as Eileen, one of the first four women to graduate from Boston’s Police Academy in 1978. The rookie cop struggles with balancing her new career with her roles at home as a wife to a wounded police officer and a mom to a young son.

The drama, inspired by true stories, also stars Charlotte Spencer and Cody Horn (“The Office”) as the two other female leads, as well as Michael Gaston (“The Mentalist”), Kenneth Mitchell (“Jericho”) and Alberto Frezza.

Ambrose made her debut on USA Network’s miniseries “Dig” this Thursday.

Broad Squad” is penned by “CSI: NY’s” Bess Wohl and exec-produced by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Pilots: Lauren Ambrose Rounds Out Cast of ABC's '70s-Set Broad Squad

6 March 2015 7:07 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Six Feet Under alum Lauren Ambrose has landed the fourth and final lead on ABC’s Broad Squad pilot.

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Penned by CSI: NY alum Bess Wohl and exec-produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the drama project follows four women who graduate from Boston’s Police Academy in 1978.

Ambrose — who this Thursday made her debut on USA Network’s Dig event series — will play Eileen, our sister site Deadline reports, alongside Rutina Wesley (True Blood), Charlotte Spencer (the UK’s Glue miniseries) and Cody Horn (Rescue Me, »

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Pilot Scoop: ABC Drama Broad Squad Recruits True Blood's Rutina Wesley

5 March 2015 5:30 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rutina Wesley is trading in her fangs for a badge this pilot season.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The former True Blood star, who’s also set to recur in Hannibal‘s upcoming third season, has joined the cast of ABC’s Broad Squad, a 1978-set drama pilot about Boston’s first female patrol officers. Wesley will play Joanne, one of the four central female cops.

Previously announced cast members include Cody Horn (Rescue Me) and Charlotte Spencer, playing Lisa and Molly, two of Joanne’s fellow patrol officers.

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Gayle Forman’s ‘I Was Here’ Movie in Development at New Line

24 February 2015 6:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Line has picked up the movie rights to Gayle Forman’s novel “I Was Here” after releasing its adaptation of the author’s teen drama “If I Stay” last summer.

New Line has not set up the project with a producer. Forman will executive produce. New Line’s Andrea Johnston is overseeing.

I Was Here,” published a month ago by Viking, centers on an 18-year-old dealing with her best friend committing suicide without warning. She discovers many secrets after traveling to her friend’s college town to pack up the belongings.

New Line teamed with MGM on “If I Stay,” which grossed $78 million worldwide on an $11 million budget. Chloe Grace Moretz starred with R.J. Cutler directing.

Universal picked up rights to Forman’s romancer “Just One Day” and sequel “Just One Year” in November. The studio plans to make a single feature with Fake Empire’s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage producing. »

- Dave McNary

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ABC Picks Up Drama Pilot From ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Scandal’ Producer Jenna Bans

28 January 2015 8:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

ABC has picked up the pilot “Flesh and Blood” from Writers Guild of America-nominated screenwriter Jenna Bans. The pilot explores the shockwaves that ripple through a family and community when a son thought dead for more than 10 years suddenly returns.

The son of a local politician, the young man’s return not only rattles his tight-knit family to its core, it prompts the release of the neighbor imprisoned for his murder, while the cop responsible is forced to reexamine what truly happened all those years ago.

The ABC Studios pilot is executive produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks of Mandeville Television. »

- Jason Hughes

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ABC Orders Crime Thriller From Shonda Rhimes, 1 More Drama & 2 Comedy Pilots

26 January 2015 6:03 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC has picked up four more pilots for their 2015-16 season, including a new drama from “Tgit” queen Shonda Rhimes. All pilots hail from ABC Studios.

“The Catch” from Shondaland’s Rhimes and Betsy Beers follows a female forensic accountant whose career specialty is exposing fraud for a living. Much like the leading ladies of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” the sure-to-be fierce woman at the forefront of the crime thriller is not all she appears to be and has a tumultuous love life. She’s about to get married, but also about to get conned by her fiancé — little does he know, her lies end up colliding with his cons.

The pilot will be exec produced by Rhimes, Beers, Julie Anne Robinson and Jennifer Schuur, and co-produced by Helen Gregory and Kate Atkinson. Robinson is set to direct, and Schuur will pen the pilot. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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ABC Orders Drama Pilots From Shonda Rhimes, ‘Gossip Girl’ Duo

26 January 2015 6:01 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Scandal” boss will produce offering about a female forensic accountant who exposes fraud

Shonda Rhimes has landed yet another project with ABC.

Rhimes, the mind behind numerous ABC hits like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” has sold another pilot to the network.

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“The Catch,” which is being executive produced by Rhimes’ Shondaland, centers on a gutsy female forensic accountant who exposes fraud for a living and has finally found fulfillment both at work and in love until a case comes along that threatens to turn her world upside down. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Pilot News: ABC Orders Shondaland Drama, 1970s-Set Broad Squad

26 January 2015 6:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Can a fourth hour be added to #Tgit…?

ABC’s latest round of drama pilot orders include a new project shepherded by Shondaland’s Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (pictured).

Penned by Jennifer Schuur (Hannibal, Hostages), The Catch is a thriller about a woman about to get married and about to get conned. Unbeknownst to her slippery fiancé, our heroine — who investigates fraud for a living — is not all she claims to be. And when the fiancé’s expertly planned con collides with her perfectly constructed lies, they plunge into a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

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