The actress/producer has aligned herself with Ucp via a new first-look deal through her Denver and Delilah production banner, Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, announced at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday.
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Under the deal, Theron and Ucp are already working on projects for USA Network, Bravo, NBC and Amazon, Wachtel noted.
Along with the new Ucp deal, Denver and Delilah has hired former Epix
Among these potential hits is Random Acts, an adaptation of Andrea Abbate’s play about thirty-something girlfriends Katie and Lisa – who make their living as contract killers. Abbate will write and executive produce the single-camera comedy, which could be on the air as early as 2015. Further, executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad) are helming Sober Buddies, about a pro surfer turned sober coach who has to deal with own problems as he goes off the wagon.
Meanwhile, AMC greenlit its first series pilot, the intriguing We Hate Paul Revere.
The project, fka Keep Calm and Karey On, centers on Kelly Preston’s Karey, the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts, and narcissists. When her brother is sent to prison, she decides to raise his kids along with her adopted black son and give them the normal lives they deserve.
Williams will play Karey’s clueless sister Penny, the role initially occupied by
The project, from Andrea Abbate (Accidentally on Purpose), centers on Karey, the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts, and narcissists. When her brother is sent to prison, she decides to raise his kids along with her adopted black son and give them the normal lives they deserve.
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Delfino had been cast as Karey’s clueless sister Penny.
Preston will star as Karey, the straight arrow in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts and narcissists. When her brother is sent to prison, she adopts his two children in an attempt to give them a better life.
The cast also includes Jane Seymour ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") as Karey's mother and Majandra Delfino ("Roswell") as Karey's self-absorbed sister. Andrea Abbate ("Accidentally on Purpose") wrote the script.
If the pilot is picked up to series, it would mark Preston's first full-time TV commitment since her role as an oversexed teenager in NBC's short-lived '80s Army base soap "For Love and Honor." She was in the cast of HBO's 2008 pilot for British TV adaptation "Suburban Shootout," but that was not picked up.
Preston is best known
The Jerry Maguire actress will play the title character in the ABC comedy pilot from Andrea Abbate (Accidentally On Purpose), Marty Adelstein, Shawn Levy and Becky Clements, our sister site Deadline reports.
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The single-cam comedy centers on Karey (Preston), the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts and narcissists.
Majandra Delfino (Roswell) and Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman) — who’ll portray Preston’s character’s mom — co-star.
The drama is set in Washington and features political power players who find themselves blackmailed into an international conspiracy. Taylor will play FBI Agent Susie Dunn, the lead agent on the blackmail case. Anderson will play Meg, Susie's estranged sister and the CEO of a conglomerate. Look for dark secrets aplenty. Stevie Lynn Jones will also star.
Anderson will next be seen in NBC's "Hannibal."
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Christine Lahti is heading to 90210. Lahti will co-star in CBS's "Beverly Hills Cop" pilot as the police captain. [EW]
Jamie Bell will star in AMC's "Turn." Bell joins the drama pilot based on the book "Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring" as Abraham Woodhull, the leader of a group of pals turned
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