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Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are developing a mom comedy for ABC through their production company, Milojo Productions, an ABC representative told TheWrap. The project will follow a liberal single mom raising two kids in Brooklyn. The pilot will launch with her conservative 16-year-old son starting an internship at her small design firm with plans to take the family business global. Also read: ‘True Blood’ Actor Jacob Hopkins Lands on ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ (Exclusive) Ripa and Consuelos will executive produce with Sri Rao, the former head writer of Soapnet’s 2007 primetime spinoff, “General Hospital: Night Shift,” who’s also writing the project. »
- Jethro Nededog
In an interview with The Av Club, Futurama co-creator David X. Cohen says tonight’s farewell required some special planning to get right, “For the scenes between Fry and Leela in the final episode, for example, Katey Sagal was very busy, because she’s shooting Sons Of Anarchy at the same time she’s recording Futurama. So, we recorded some of the really deep scenes between Fry and Leela individually and tried to piece it together, and I finally just went, ‘You know what? This isn’t going to work. We’ve got to do this right. »
- Lyle Masaki
NBC is adapting the popular Venezuelan telenovela The Black Widow for American audiences. Sri Rao (General Hospital: Night Shift) will write the script. The Black Widow is based on Venezuela's telenovela La Viuda Joven, which premiered in 2011 and aired 142 episodes around the world.
Electus is producing. The Black Widow is one of three telenovelas that Electus is developing for NBC, with an eye toward one of them airing as a 13-episode series, with multiple episodes running each week, much like an actual telenovela.
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- Michael Schneider
NBC has inked a deal with Ben Silverman’s Iac-owned company Electus to develop three telenovelas with an eye toward airing one as a 13-episode series — with multiple episodes running each week, following telenovelas’ traditional air pattern. That would mark a rare stripped primetime run for an original scripted series on a U.S. English-language network. “We believe there is huge potential for telenovelas to be adapted and developed for American viewers,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “These stories clearly have resonance across all cultures and nationalities.” NBC and Electus have identified the first project to be developed under the pact, The Black Widow, from writer Sri Rao (General Hospital: Night Shift). It is an adaptation of the hit Venezuelan telenovela La Viuda Joven, which premiered in 2011 and aired 142 episodes around the world. (See the Spanish-language trailer below.) Created by Martin Hahn, it centers on the stunning Rojas aka Baroness, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
NBC is making a big push into the telenovela business. The network is teaming with Electus to develop three telenovelas with one likely earning a 13-episode series order, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. First up, the network will develop The Black Widow, an adaptation of Venezuelan telenovela La Viuda Joven, with writer Sri Rao (General Hospital: Night Shift). The drama centers on a mysterious woman who becomes a celebrity after marrying a famous baron. With enormous wealth following the deaths of her last three husbands, she becomes a suspect when her fourth spouse dies. Photos: NBC's 2013-14 Season:
- Lesley Goldberg
Who’s returning to Bones? Was the latest Horror Story all a hoax? What’s the bullet on Grey’s Anatomy‘s new whip-cracker? Who’s the new gal in charge on Smash? And what “big” surprise is coming to Once Upon a Time‘s diner? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
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- Matt Webb Mitovich
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