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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s pilot season and tons of projects are being developed and picked up in preparation for the next fall TV season. Two more have just been added into the mix. First up, Deadline reports Kevin Bacon is developing a comedy series at HBO with an eye towards starring in it. Based on Clint McCown’s 1995 book The Member-Guest, the series will follow a burned-out golf pro of a 9-hole course who just wants one more shot at the tour. His comeback is constantly sidelined as he deals with the needs of the members of the Middle-American country club who are grappling with dashed dreams of their own. Writer/producer Steve Pink (High Fidelity) will write the script, and it sounds like yet another great series to look forward to on cable.
- Ethan Anderton
Daniel Radcliffe has been a vocal supporter of The Trevor Project for quite some time, so it’s no surprise he’s speaking out about the epidemic of Glbt teen suicides from bullying. “Learning about the suicide deaths of Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh, Asher Walker, Billy Lucas and Justin Aaberg has been heartbreaking for me. These young people were bullied and tormented by people that should have been their friends. We have a responsibility to be better to each other, and accept each others' differences regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ability, or religion and stand up for someone when they're bullied."
Ben Silverman, the man many say nearly destroyed NBC, is set to produce I Hate This Place with Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara. Based on a Spanish program called Aquí no hay quien viva, it centers on a building superintendant and wacky tenants.
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- Ed Kennedy
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is reportedly finalising a deal with ABC to produce a new comedy project. Deadline claims that the actress will work with producer Ben Silverman on an adaptation of popular Spanish series Aquí no hay quien viva, loosely translated as 'I Hate This Place'. The original show follows a father and son who share an apartment building with their eccentric relatives and must (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Exclusive: Ben Silverman is returning to scripted television via the same route that made him an independent producer. ABC is finalizing a deal for a single-camera comedy based on the popular Spanish series Aquí no hay quien viva (loosely translated as I Hate This Place). Silverman will executive produce with Sofia Vergara, star of the network's Emmy-winning family comedy Modern Family. Craig Doyle has been tapped to write the adaptation, which marks the first broadcast scripted project for Silverman's Iac-based company Electus which he launched last summer following his rocky two-year tenure at NBC. I Hate This Place is a multi-cultural and multi-generational comedy in the tone of Modern Family and set in an apartment building. It follows the lives of an old school father and his corner-cutting son who must somehow work together to manage the outrageously eccentric tenants of the building that has been in their family for generations. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
4 items from 2010
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