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TVLine has an exclusive first look at the answer to that question, which is showcased in the next installment of AOL’s My Hero, premiering Friday at midnight: It’s Posey’s mom, a breast cancer survivor and the fearless leader of his personal pack.
“She’s just been this rock,” Posey says. “She »
Another old movie is getting the TV reboot treatment. NBC plans to turn the 2000 time travel thriller Frequency into a weekly series, with Supernatural writer, producer and show runner Jeremy Carver creating this new take on the material.
NBC has issued a script-plus-penalty commitment for what is being described as a character driven drama. Jeremy Carver will write the pilot episode, which is set to focus on a NYPD detective who connects with his son 30 years into the future. Father and son will work together to change history and stop several tragic events from coming to pass. In the meantime, they will find time to heal their own fractured relationship.
Toby Emmerich wrote the original feature film, which took place in 1999, and followed a homicide detective (James Caviezel) who makes contact with his late father (Dennis Quaid) 30 years in the past, on the day of his death. The two work »
Major Us broadcasters are developing more than 20 TV adaptations of feature films as they follow the example of their cable counterparts.
Us pay-tv networks have recently found success with the likes of Fargo and Teen Wolf, and have lined up further adaptations of Scream (MTV), Twelve Monkeys (Syfy), Shutter Island (HBO) and Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (Starz).
Traditional networks - ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW - are now getting involved and have struck deals for adaptations of well-known films including Big, Minority Report and The Devil’s Advocate, as well as more niche films such as John Ritter’s Problem Child and Val Kilmer’s Real Genius.
The networks have ordered scripts for the 20-plus adaptations and will decide which projects to pilot by January. Those taken to series will likely be ordered in May for an autumn 2015 launch.
UK consultancy firm Tape monitors the Us development process for a number of UK broadcasters »
It’s been a season of remakes, with the broadcast networks loading up on series projects based on movies. More than a dozen reboots are in the works. That includes shows based on big-budget blockbusters Minority Report and Rush Hour, which landed big commitments at Fox and CBS, respectively, as well as a slew of adaptations of 1980s films, including Big, Real Genius, Problem Child, Bachelor Party and Uncle Buck. Why so many remakes? Having a pre-sold title always helps launching a show. But this year, many top showrunners are tied on shows and unavailable to develop original concepts, prompting the networks to go for familiar premises. Here’s a slideshow of the movies that are being remade by the broadcast networks this season:
- Nellie Andreeva and Jen Yamato
It’s been a season of remakes, with the broadcast networks loading up on series projects based on movies. More than a dozen reboots are in the works. That includes shows based on big-budget blockbusters Minority Report and Rush Hour, which landed big commitments at Fox and CBS, respectively, as well as a slew of adaptations of 1980s films, including Big, Real Genius, Problem Child, Bachelor Party and Uncle Buck. Why so many remakes? Having a pre-sold title always helps launching a show. But this year, many top showrunners are tied on shows and unavailable to develop original concepts, prompting the networks to go for familiar premises. Here is a gallery of the movies that are being remade by the broadcast networks this season.
- Nellie Andreeva and Jen Yamato
In Hollywood, familiarity breeds content. That's been especially true in recent weeks as TV writers and executives raid film libraries, looking to adapt movies into primetime series.
Among projects now in development: CBS' take on the Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker buddy-cop comedy Rush Hour (this time from Cougar Town's Bill Lawrence) and a comedy based on Paul Weitz's 2004 feature In Good Company. NBC is rebooting two comedies, Real Genius and Problem Child, as well as creating a sequel to Marley & Me.
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- Michael Schneider
NBC has issued a put pilot order for a Marley & Me TV show, which picks up where the movie left off. NBC acquired the project in a competitive bidding situation. The pilot will be written by Jenny Bicks,
The story follows John and Jenny Grogan, the characters played by Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston in the 2008 movie, who have moved back to Florida with their two sons, ages 14 and 11, so John can get back to work as a newspaper columnist. They find a stray puppy on their doorstep, which belongs to their neighbors, although the Grogan's end up adopting him. They name the puppy Marley, using the old tags from their beloved pet, who is just as destructive and adorable as the original Marley.
The 20th Century Fox TV-produced project has received a put pilot commitment with the original film's director David Frankel on board to direct the potential pilot. Jenny Bicks ("Sex and the City") will write the script.
The original film followed John and Jenny Grogan, a couple who take in a puppy as they consider parenthood. This follow-up has them and their kids moving back to Florida where John can take up his newspaper column once again.
A stray puppy ends up on their doorstep and they are forced to adopt it, naming the pooch Marley as the unimaginative cheapskates opt to re-use the original Marley's old leash and tags on her.
The "destructive and delightful" pooch will shed light on the emotional pains of the family, their neighbors »
- Garth Franklin
You can blame the huge success of Fargo for this. Hollywood, even before that, had been moving more and more to exploiting movie properties on the small screen. But since Fargo married up critical acclaim to a good audience? All bets are off.
Here are 23 - count 'em! - currently in differing stages of production...
The film: Earning Tom Hanks his first Oscar nomination, the beloved 1988 comedy drama Big saw him as Josh Baskin who, courtesy of a Zoltar machine, turns into an adult. Romance, work, and playing on a big piano follow.
The story revolves around a middle-aged executive dealing with a new boss half his age who is also dating his daughter. The project will be a combination multi- and single-camera show.
Josh Bycel and Jon Fenner ("Happy Endings") are writing the script with the original film's writer/director Paul Weitz. All three will executive produce along with Andrew Maniao, Chris Weitz and Kerry Kohansky.
The news is just the latest in a rush of TV adaptations of films that are on the way. These include shows based on the likes of "Underworld," "Resident Evil," "The Mortal Instruments," "Monster-in-Law," "Rush Hour," "12 Monkeys," "Uncle Buck," "Big,""Real Genius," and "In America".
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Chances are if there was a moderately successful-to-full blown beloved hit movie, a TV show version of it is in the works this season. There's Big, Rush Hour, Uncle Buck, Real Genius, In the Heat of the Night, Problem Child…you get the picture. NBC made headlines when they bought a script for a continuation of Say Anything, the Cameron Crowe hit starring John Cusack and Ione Skye. Shortly after the project was announced, Crowe, who wrote and directed the 1989 flick, and Cusack took to social media and blasted the proposed sequel TV series. It's since been shelved. To prevent such a thing from happening again, we've taken the liberty of coming up with the movies—both classic, cult-hit and »
Just to recap, so far this week we’ve heard news that Uncle Buck, In The Heat Of The Night and Say Anything have been earmarked for TV treatment. While Say Anything has already been canned due to original director-writer Cameron Crowe’s vocal disapproval of the project, there’s still a clear trend emerging. And that’s not taking into account other titles announced in recent months; Real Genius, Minority Report and Rush Hour. With TV networks increasingly turning to film for inspiration (caused by a lack thereof), today we can add another title to the list, as Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is now destined for the small screen.
Sony Pictures Animation have joined forces with Dhx Media in developing a spinoff TV series of the successful animated franchise. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: The Series will contain 26 22-minute episodes that are set to follow »
- Gem Seddon
With Uncle Buck, In the Heat of the Night, and Real Genius series all in the works, it looks like the television forecast has called for a high probability of more movie reboots in the future. Next up: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Dhx Media and Sony Pictures Animation have begun developing a new TV adaptation based on the bestselling book by Judi and Ron Barrett and the 2009 film and 2013 sequel. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs: The Series will chronicle the high school years of eccentric young scientist Flint Lockwood, voiced by Bill Hader in the films. »
- Jake Perlman
Did you like the movies of the eighties? Then you’re going to love the television series of the teens. Deadline reports that ABC is currently working on a half-hour sitcom based on John Hughes‘ 1989 “New Classic” (we use the TNT designations in this house) Uncle Buck, with Universal TV and producer Will Packer (the immensely successful producer behind both Ride Along and the Think Like a Man features) on board to turn the film into a weekly offering. The new Uncle Buck will be, well, pretty much just like the old Uncle Buck, as Deadline reports it “will center on a childish man, played in the film by [John] Candy, who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids in a very childish way.” Weirdly enough, this isn’t even the first time that Uncle Buck has been turned into a small screen offering — a CBS series based on the movie »
- Kate Erbland
The latest cinematic comedy getting the small screen treatment? That’d be Uncle Buck...
Regular readers of this site (or the internet in general) will know that stories about movies becoming TV shows have been a dime a dozen for the last few months.
Widen that search to action movies and dramas and you get Minority Report, The Devil’s Advocate, Westworld and Mark Whalberg’s Shooter too, amongst others.
Today, we’ve heard word that John Hughes and John Candy comedy Uncle Buck is coming to our telly-boxes. The late, great Mr Candy left behind big shoes to fill, so ABC/Universal will surely already have a name in mind if they’ve gone ahead and announced the show.
There’s no word »
Shortly after NBC killed its planned TV adaptation of the 1989 Cameron Crowe directed romantic comedy Say Anything, ABC has stepped in to announce that another film from that same year is heading to the small screen. Producer William Packer (Think Like a Man, Ride Along 2) and his Will Packer Prods. are planning an update of the classic John Hughes comedy Uncle Buck. Seeing as how John Hughes passed away many years ago, there should be no objections this time out.
That would be unlikely anyway, as this is the second time Uncle Buck has been adapted for the small screen. CBS launched their own Uncle Buck sitcom in 1990 with Kevin Meaney stepping into replace John Candy.
It's not yet known who will replace John Candy in this version, which will be a half-hour multi-camera comedy. It is being produced by Universal TV, and will follow an Uncle, described as a childish man, »
I don't mean to be crass, but what the f*ck is going on in Hollywood? In the last few months, we have not gone more than a week without hearing about another classic movie being turned into a television series. After the success of Hannibal, Parenthood, Bates Motel, and About A Boy, we now have shows based on Big, Real Genius, Rush Hour, Supergirl, X-men, Minority Report, Scream, Evil Dead, and countless others. NBC has already killed their proposed sequel series to Cameron »
- Alex Maidy
Updated: Victory is ours. Put down your boomboxes. Fold up your kickboxing trousers. Wait for the airplane to ding. This is not a drill, and frankly, it’s nearly impossible to believe that this is happening, but here it is: NBC is making a series based on Say Anything, Cameron Crowe‘s 1989 John Cusack- and Ione Skye-starring teen romance. It’s okay if this news is hard to swallow, because even with the recent rash of small screen revivals of beloved properties — think Real Genius, Problem Child and Big – word that Say Anything is getting a new television series seems almost too bizarre to be believed, too weird to be true. Let’s parse this. Deadline reports that the film “is being revisited as a series for Generation Ys.” The new series has been imagined as a single-camera comedy (a comedy, a comedy), which features Justin Adler (Better Off Ted, Samantha »
- Kate Erbland
When Showtime’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend moves to California on a whim, at least she won’t be alone.
The cast of the upcoming musical-comedy pilot was announced Tuesday, via a video on star Rachel Bloom’s YouTube page.
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In addition to Bloom (Robot Chicken) — whose impulsive Rebecca gives up her successful life and job in Manhattan to look for love in California — the half-hour pilot will also feature four series regulars:
* Broadway »
Curry will play Kelsey, a computer code writer who has all the weird, hours-alone-at-the-screen aloofness the job suggests. She’s smart, socially awkward, but confident in her coding prowess. A bit intimidating and intriguing in the way she’s unlike the usual business types. Kelsey finds it hard to suffer fools and anyone who doesn’t respect the technology she creates. »
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