3 items from 2013
Exclusive: On the heels of TNT’s renewal of Perception for a third season, the series’ co-creator/executive producer Ken Biller has signed a new, two-year oevrall deal with ABC Studios, the studio behind the drama series starring Eric McCormack. Under the pact, Biller will continue as executive producer and showrunner of Perception as well as develop new projects for network and cable. “Ken’s been part of the ABC family for many years, and we’re thrilled to keep him in the fold,” said ABC Studios Evp Patrick Moran. Before co-creating Perception with Mike Sussman, Biller, repped by CAA and Steve Berson, co-developed and executive produced ABC Studios’ cult syndicated fantasy series Legend Of The Seeker. “I love making television, so I’m really grateful for the opportunity to keep working at ABC Studios,” Biller said. His other series credits include ABC/ABC Studios’ Six Degrees as well as NBC’s E-Ring, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Unforgettable is still around? It is! CBS may have cancelled the Poppy Montgomery starrer back in 2012, but the action was premature. The show is coming back and season two will premiere Sunday, July 28, with a familiar face aboard. Hey, its brat packer, Andrew McCarthy!
Unforgettable almost proved to be forgettable, but the TV gods are now giving it another chance. It follows Syracuse police detective Carrie Wells, who had hyperthymesia. Basically, that means she can visually remember everything…everything but her sister’s murder.
Pretty in Pink star Andrew McCarthy is already Unforgettable in my book. But CBS isn’t giving him more than a guest-starring role at this point. We’ll see him in the season premiere of the series’ second season, reports THR.
McCarthy will play Ari Sonnenland, “a wealthy real estate developer whose 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped”. Sonnenland has the money to pay the ransom, but »
- Sasha Nova
If at first you don’t succeed, retool it and try again!
The network developed the show last pilot season with Friday Night Lights‘ Aimee Teegarden in the lead role, but it didn’t end up securing a spot on the fall schedule. Earlier this month at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that The Selection remained in contention for next fall. “The script just came in,” he reported. »
- Michael Ausiello
3 items from 2013