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ABC has given a single camera family comedy from Tim Doyle a put pilot commitment, Variety has learned exclusively.
The currently untitled series would follow an Irish-Catholic family with a working class dad, traditional mom. and eight sons as they struggle to cope in the turbulent 1970’s. Ten people, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one shower and zero care about “building a child’s self-esteem.”
Doyle will executive produce and write the project. He is currently set up under an overall deal with ABC Studios, which will produce. Doyle has a long history with ABC, going all the way back to his work on series like “Dinosaurs,” “Thunder Alley,” and “Roseanne” in the early ’90s. He also served as the showrunner on the Tim Allen ABC series “Last Man Standing” for three seasons, and most recently worked as a producer on the ABC shows “The Real O’Neals” and “Dr. Ken,” and »
- Joe Otterson
Why the heck did this take so long? Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park was a monster hit in 1993 at the box office and ABC's Dinosaurs was a huge hit when it ran from 1991 to 1994 on television. Jurassic Park was a little on the darker side of everything dinosaur while Dinosaurs was a lighthearted family comedy show that occasionally tackled issues such as environmentalism, endangered species, women's rights, censorship, Lgbt rights, and many more with catch phrases from an infant dinosaur. So why not add those 2 ideas together? Well, Buzzfeed's Jen Lewis has done just that and the results are pretty amazing for any child of the 90's.
The Jen Lewis Twitter page shared her work of staggering genius, which instantly got plenty of well deserved praise before somebody removed her watermark and uploaded it on to Reddit. Through the magic that is Photoshop the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park are replaced »
The internet is a wonderful, glorious place where people create the most amazing things, like images from “Jurassic Park” with the dinosaurs replaced by “Dinosaurs”. You remember the ’90s TV series “Dinosaurs”, right? In case you were born a little too late, “Dinosaurs” was a family sitcom featuring dino puppets by Jim Henson, which aired […] »
- Corey Atad
Annecy, France — “Mom Hurries Home,” “Selfish” and “The Tales of the Hedgehog” feature among eight projects at an Annecy Mifa TV Pitches session which looks to have grown in importance and quality over recent years.
This year, 136 projects were submitted for a maximum of eight slots, said Mifa projects head Geraldine Baché, adding that among all the Mifa Pitches’ categories, the TV Special & Series has grown the most in these last few years.
“Due to the quantity of projects we receive, I can honestly confirm that quality has also much improved,” Bache added, saying that Mifa received projects from all over the world with a personal identity and a strong personality. “Most are innovative but definitely try to match market demand, which is quiet new in fact!”
Fielding different demands from broadcasters, Mifa has consciously created a session, taking place June 15, with a notable diversity in projects’ geographical origin, genre and primary target. »
- John Hopewell
If you were old enough in the 90s you might remember a sitcom called Dinosaurs. It is an American family sitcom comedy television series that was originally broadcast on ABC from April 26, 1991 to July 20, 1994. The show, about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs (portrayed by puppets), was produced by Michael Jacobs Productions and Jim Henson Productions in association with Walt Disney Television and distributed by Buena Vista International, Inc. The characters were designed by Henson team member Kirk Thatcher. Dinosaurs took on a very “Flinstones” and “Honeymooners” feel in the sense that the family portrayed was blue
The Ending To 90s Sitcom Dinosaurs Predicted Climate Change Issues »
- Nat Berman
We talk to Frank Oz and the other original Muppeteers about creating characters, watching them evolve, and giving them sentience.
After a few moving documentaries about individual puppeteers, this year’s SXSW debuted a new documentary directed by Frank Oz called Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets of the Show the Whole World Watched. The film is an hour-long free form discussion with Jerry Nelson (The Count, Mr. Snuffleupagus), Dave Goelz (Gonzo, Bunsen Honeydew), Fran Brill (Zoe, Prairie Dawn), and Bill Barretta (Pepe, Tree-Face-Guy) loosely moderated by Oz. Because it features so many of the key personalities that have been only briefly touched upon in spotlight docs on Big Bird or Elmo, it’s a must-watch for any Muppet Show obsessive who wants to hear about what it’s like being buried in a room under a fire pit so they could perform a song with John Denver.
You wouldn’t know it from the way they talk »
- Da7e Gonzales
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