The Geena Davis Show (2000–2001)
Newcomer Peyton Elizabeth Lee (pictured), who’s had small parts in “Shameless” and “Scandal,” has been cast in the lead role.
The story introduces Andi Marcus as she’s about to celebrate her 13th birthday. She’s eager to have just a little teenage fun and adventure, but that may never happen because her strict mother is doing everything in her power to keep her from turning out like her older sister, Bex, who dropped out of school as a teenager and left home and now, in her late 20s, still doesn’t know what she wants out of life — but when Bex returns home andpromises she is ready to get her life together, Andi’s life is turned upside down and leaves her questioning everything she’s ever known.
The pilot marks Minsky’s return to Disney Channel.
As a native Bostonian and life long New Englander, I felt compelled to spotlight those Massachusetts-born and bred actors from the same region that had ultimate success on the big screen in winning the Oscar for their acting achievement and contribution to the motion picture industry.
John Francis Daley was born in Wheeling, Illinois, but grew up backstage while his father, R.F. Daley, performed on Broadway. His first break came at nine years old when he joined the touring company in the stage version of “Tommy.” In 1999, he played the role of Sam Weir in the formidable cast of “Freaks and Geeks,” which included future stars James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segal. After doing stints on “The Geena Davis Show” (2000-01) and “Kitchen Confidential” (2005-06), he landed the role of Dr. Lance Sweets on the long-running “Bones.”
John Francis Daly at the CineYouth Festival in Chicago, May 9th,
Screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein both took very different paths to where they are today as one of Hollywood's hottest writing teams. John Francis Daley got his start in acting with the cult classic series Freaks and Geeks and films such as Waiting before landing a role as Dr. Lance Sweets on the hit Fox series Bones in 2007. Jonathan M. Goldstein started out writing for TV shows such as Big Wolf on Campus and The Geena Davis Show, which is where he met John Francis Daley for the first time. In 2011, their writing skills were put on the map with the hit summer comedy Horrible Bosses (they're also writing Horrible Bosses 2), and they return to the silver screen this weekend with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.
Davis headlined two short-lived ABC series, the 2005-2006 drama Commander In Chief as well as 2000-2001 comedy The Geena Davis Show. She also starred last year in the A&E miniseries Coma.
The bounty hunter pilot will be executive produced and directed by Dean Devlin,
The challenge of working on “Horrible Bosses,’ according to screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, was trying to make the film’s premise — three average joes plotting to kill their work supervisors — credible. Insert the heinous employers played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and a barely recognizable Colin Farrell, who drive their respective employees Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis to premeditated murder.
“Most people dream and want to kill their bosses, but nobody ever really does it,
This guy was huge in the 1990s, no doubt. If you can think of a big movie from the 90′s, Tom Sizemore was probably in it. Just check out his list of films from that decade: Passenger 57 (1992), True Romance (1993), Wyatt Earp (1994), Natural Born Killers (1994), Strange Days (1995), Heat (1995), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Enemy of the State
Exit 19 will star Davis as a quirky homicide detective on the mean streets of Manhattan who also is a single mom to two kids in the Long Island suburbs.
The project was developed at ABC Studios by writer Michael Nankin and studio-based producers Gene Stein and Nina Wass, whose overall deal there was terminated during the writers strike.
Stein and Wass then took the script to Davis, with whom they had worked on ABC's comedy series The Geena Davis Show. Davis, who had a holding deal with CBS Paramount Network TV, in turn took the project to CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler, who ordered a major rewrite.
Jeff Bell was tapped to pen the new script, which was greenlighted by the network.
Bell, Stein and Wass will executive produce, while Davis will serve as a co-executive producer.
CBS Paramount will produce with ABC Studios.
Under the pact, he will serve as a co-executive producer on Ugly Betty, the studio's dramedy for ABC, and possibly develop new projects.
The recruitment of Wrubel is part of a changing dynamics behind the scenes of the popular freshman series, which is returning for a second season in the fall.
A large number of writers -- five -- were let go after the first season. Sources said the show is looking to trim its writing staff, adding fewer, more established writer-producers like Wrubel.
"This is standard attrition after the end of Season 1 of a hit show," a source close to production said. "Season 1 is about exploring themes and finding the show's voice, and now that we've successfully accomplished that, Season 2 of the show focuses on a core upper-level staff."
In addition to Wrubel, Dawn DeKayser (ABC's The Geena Davis Show) also has been added to Betty as a producer.
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