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Sonic the Hedgehog is racing back to TV.
Videogame publisher Sega has turned to Bill Freiberger (“The Simpsons,” “Drawn Together”) to help re-introduce the iconic blue character to viewers through the company’s first CG-animated series that launches on Cartoon Network in the U.S. and France’s Canal J and Gulli in Fall 2014. The new show, tentatively titled “Sonic Boom,” is a co-production between Sega of America and Genao Prods.
The companies will initially produce 52 11-minute episodes of the comedy that targets kids age 6-11 and revolves around Sonic, his best friend and sidekick, Tails, their never-ending search for adventure and battles with Sonic’s arch-nemesis, Dr. Eggman. See teaser image of the new series below.
- Marc Graser
Raising Hope co-executive producers Jordan Young and Elijah Aron have a new single-camera project for Fox and 20th TV — This Can’t End Well. Slightly based on their lives, it focuses on a romantic guy raised by a world famous professor of love and romance, who faces an impossible challenge when he falls for a super cynical woman who was raised by a family of scumbags. UTA-repped Young and Aron previously worked on Comedy Central’s Drawn Together, FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and ABC’s Better off Ted. Tim McAuliffe, supervising producer on ABC’s Bad Teacher, also has sold a comedy to Fox through 20th TV. The multi-camera show, based on McAuliffe’s experiences, revolves around three roommates – Tim, Pete and Pete’s girlfriend. After Pete and his girlfriend break up, Tim is left to live with his best friend’s dramatic ex-girlfriend. 3 Arts’ Jonathan Berry »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Exclusive: Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, executive producers of Fox’s Animation Domination HD series Axe Cop, are expanding their relationship with the network on the live-action side. Fox has given a put pilot commitment to an untitled multi-camera comedy written and executive produced by Silverstein and Jeser and produced by 20th TV. Loosely based on Silverstein and Jeser’s shared childhood experiences, the project centers around brothers from a multi-racial family who, when reunited in their hometown as adults, quickly find that their past as troublemakers (and occasionally a**holes) is about to finally catch up with them. Silverstein and Jeser both grew up in New Jersey and met in high school. They landed their first gig in 1998, writing and producing segments for Comedy Central’s The Man Show. The two went on to create the network’s animated comedy Drawn Together and also have worked on 3rd Rock From The Sun, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Comic-Con International has announced the schedule for the second day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on Friday, July 18. You can clickHere to check out the full schedule, including comic book-related events, but we have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related panels right here. Take a look at what this day has to offer.
Care to join the not so regular cast and crew for an eventful hour of over the top regular? Yeeeeeeeeuh you do! Check out exclusive content and get the inside scoop on your favorite slackers and some of their closest friends. The panel features: Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel (voice of Mordecai), William Salyers (voice of Rigby), Sam Marin (voice of Benson, Pops, and Muscle Man), Sean Szeles (supervising director), Matt Price (writer), and storyboard artists Toby Jones and Calvin Wong. Part of the back-to-back Regular Show/Adventure Time Panel Extravaganza, »
4 items from 2013
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