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Exclusive: The corporate walls are truly coming down this season, with broadcast networks’ affiliated studios selling to competing nets more actively than ever before. The latest example is an untitled drama project from former Friday Night Lights executive producer David Hudgins, which has been sold by Universal TV, where Hudgins is under an overall deal, to CBS. Written/exec produced by Hudgins, the drama centers on an outrageous and irreverent Federal judge with lifetime tenure who bucks the system. The project brings Hudgins back to his legal roots — he was an attorney in Texas before embarking on a writing career. Hudgins, creator of the Fox series Past Life, worked on Friday Night Lights for the series’ entire run, serving as co-showrunner with developer/exec producer Jason Katims on the final season, which earned the show’s first best drama series nomination and netted two major wins: best drama writing for »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Tonight at 9/8c, Sundance Channel follows up the well-received Top of the Lake with another, equally compelling miniseries that offers almost an antidote to TV’s more bustling, “Scandal-paced” dramas.
Created by Ray McKinnon (The Accountant, Sons of Anarchy‘s Lincoln Potter) and executive-produced by Breaking Bad‘s Mark Johnson and Melissa Benrstein, Rectify follows Daniel Holden (played by Aden Young) as he is released from a 20-year stint on Death Row for the rape and murder of a local girl in a small Georgia town, due to new (if not exonerating) DNA evidence.
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- Matt Webb Mitovich
2 items from 2013
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