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‘American Princess’: Lesley Ann Warren & Max Ehrich Set To Recur In Lifetime Series

Lesley Ann Warren (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) and Max Ehrich (Under the Dome) are set to recur opposite Georgia Flood in American Princess, Lifetime's straight-to-series drama from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann. Created, written and executive produced by Denbo (Ronna & Beverly), American Princess follows Amanda (Flood), an Upper East Side socialite who runs away from her own dream wedding when she realizes that the life she thought she wanted, wasn't…
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Rory O'Malley Joins Cast of Jenji Kohan's American Princess Series, Additional Cast Announced

Lifetime's new straight-to-series scripted show American Princess from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo, and Tara Herrmann, has found its leading wench-in-waiting Georgia Flood Anzac Girls, Wentworth Prison joins the Lifetime series about a socialite who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry. Lucas Neff Raising Hope, Fear Inc., Downward Dog, Seana Kofoed Men in Trees, Flaked, Rory O'Malley Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Hamilton and Mary Hollis Inboden The Real O'Neals, Here And Now round out the series cast. Produced by Ae Studios in association with Global Road Entertainment, ten one-hour episodes have been greenlit for production this summer in Los Angeles.
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‘American Princess’: Georgia Flood To Topline Lifetime Series From Jenji Kohan & Jamie Denbo; Lucas Neff & 3 More Cast

Georgia Flood has landed the lead in American Princess, Lifetime’s straight-to-series drama from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann. In addition, Lucas Neff (Raising Hope), Seana Kofoed (Flaked), Rory O'Malley (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Mary Hollis Inboden (The Real O'Neals) round out the cast. Production on the 10-episode series, from A+E Studios and Global Road Entertainment, is slated to begin this summer in Los Angeles. Created…
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Lifetime Showrunners Talk #MeToo and Meaningful Change for Women

The #MeToo movement has the potential to not only expose the continuing scourge of sexual harassment but also to bring meaningful changes to the business landscape for women in Hollywood.

A group of five female showrunners working on Lifetime drama series parsed the impact of the revelations of the past few months and the long-term impact of women rising in prominence and power in the television industry. The women gathered Sunday afternoon as part of Lifetime’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

“What I want at the end of this ‘Me Too’ moment is so much more than just a safe working environment,” said Stacy Rukeyser, showrunner of “Unreal,” the drama set behind the scenes of a “Bachelor”-eques reality series.

“What I want is to get our shows on the air,” she said. “I want to get rid of the assumption that female-created or (showrunners) are going to be quote-unquote
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Terriers: Season Two; What Would It Take to Bring the FX Series Back?

Remember Terriers? Recently, executive producer Shawn Ryan addressed the possibility of a second season for the cancelled FX TV show, TVGuide reports.The comedy-drama revolves around two best friends who work as unorthodox and unlicensed private eyes in Southern California. The cast included Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James, Kimberly Quinn, Laura Allen, Rockmond Dunbar, Jamie Denbo, Loren Dean, Zack Silva, Daren Scott, Stephen Frejek, Michael Gaston, Sara Holden, Lauren Holiday, Karina Logue, and Channon Roe.Read More…
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“Orange Is the New Black” Creator Jenji Kohan Signs Overall Deal with Netflix

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Jenji Kohan is making it official with Netflix. The “Orange Is the New Black” creator has signed a multi-year overall deal with the streaming giant, Variety reports. Kohan’s female-led prison dramedy has earned four Emmy awards during its five-season run on Netflix. She’s also an executive producer on the streamer’s acclaimed women’s wrestling series “Glow,” which will be returning for a second season next year.

The deal sees Kohan developing new original series and other projects for Netflix.

“Bold, outspoken, and totally fearless, Jenji has constantly raised the bar for storytelling at Netflix,” said Cindy Holland, vice president of original content at Netflix. “She possesses a rare and special talent to say what’s unspoken, choose the unexpected over the safe, and drive the cultural conversation — and audiences love her for it. She has been with us from the beginning and
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Lifetime and NeueHouse to Launch Luminaries Screening Series With ‘Flint’

Lifetime and NeueHouse to Launch Luminaries Screening Series With ‘Flint’
Lifetime has partnered with NeueHouse Madison Square Women’s Forum on a screening and panel series that will showcase the network’s upcoming movies from “Flint” to “I Am Elizabeth Smart.” Dubbed the “Luminaries” screening series, the goal is to showcase a slate of films that celebrate women and their impact on today’s world.

“Women are powerful storytellers and the female perspective needs to be amplified,” said Jamie Singer, CEO Ussie and head of the NeueHouse Madison Square Women’s Forum. “Lifetime has brought together some of the most inspiring women in Hollywood to share their stories. I am honored that we get to support them with NeueHouse as well as learn from them privately through this partnership.”

The screening series will debut on Oct. 23 with “Flint” starring Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Betsy Brandt and Marin Ireland, followed by “I Am Elizabeth Smart” with Skeet Ulrich, Deirdre Lovejoy and Alana Boden on Nov. 13. Other films in
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I'm Sorry: Is the truTV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch Will Andrea ever get it together? Has the I'm Sorry TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on truTV? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of I'm Sorry, season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A truTV scripted sitcom, I'm Sorry stars Savage as Andrea, with Tom Everett Scott as her husband Mike, and Olive Petrucci as their daughter, Olive. In season one, Kathy Baker, Nelson Franklin, Judy Greer, Jason Mantzoukas, Martin Mull, Lyndon Smith, Gary Anthony Williams, and Steve Zissis recur. Guest stars include: John Ross Bowie, Lizzy Caplan, Jamie Denbo, Rebecca Henderson, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, June Squibb, Gillian Vigman, and Kulap Vilaysack. Read More…
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I'm Sorry: Season One Ratings

Despite its moniker, truTV is branching out into scripted TV series. Can they do it, and should they? Will their new scripted comedy, the I'm Sorry TV show, be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. A sitcom from creator Andrea Savage, I'm Sorry stars Savage as Andrea, with Tom Everett Scott as her husband Mike, and Olive Petrucci as their daughter, Olive. In season one on truTV, Kathy Baker, Nelson Franklin, Judy Greer, Jason Mantzoukas, Martin Mull, Lyndon Smith, Gary Anthony Williams, and Steve Zissis recur. Guest stars include: John Ross Bowie, Lizzy Caplan, Jamie Denbo, Rebecca Henderson, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, June Squibb, Gillian Vigman, and Kulap Vilaysack. Read More…
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Jenji Kohan Recounts Sexism She Faced While Building Her Writing Career

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Like the protagonists of her shows “Weeds” and “Orange Is the New Black,” Jenji Kohan isn’t shy about speaking her mind. And she won’t hesitate to call someone out if she needs to. This is evident from the “Glow” Executive Producer’s recent interview with The New Yorker. The piece sees Kohan talk openly about the numerous sexist interactions (and people) she’s encountered throughout her career as a TV writer and showrunner.

Her first writing job on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” sounds like it was a nightmare. The writer’s room was a “toxic mess,” the source reveals, and only one other writer was a woman. Kohan’s fellow writers called her “White Devil Jew Bitch.”

After breaking into the business at “Fresh Prince,” Kohan experienced “a dozen years of stunted ambition and Hollywood sexism,” The New Yorker writes. “She had her ‘tit grabbed’; her name was taken off a script. Once, when she was pregnant and about to have a job interview, her agent advised her to wear a big shirt and eat candy, so that the showrunner would think she was just fat. After a pitch meeting for ‘The Larry Sanders Show,’ her agent told her that the show’s star, Garry Shandling, wasn’t comfortable working with women.”

Things weren’t much better when she was able to land jobs. “I was fired from everything,” Kohan recalls. And in 2003 CBS picked up her pilot “The Stones” but the studio didn’t want her as the series’ boss. They ended up making her brother, David, and his partner the showrunners.

Kohan did eventually become a successful TV writer, even before “Weeds” began. She worked on beloved series like “Friends,” “Gilmore Girls,” and “Sex and the City” as well as “a few not-great sitcoms where she had good bosses.” But — finding it difficult to keep a satisfying job that would allow her to have a life — Kohan ended up writing over 15 pilots so she could “oversee her own show and control her hours.”

Happily, Kohan did manage to work in the writers’ room of her dreams — but it was one she had to fight for and make herself. When she created “Weeds,” the Showtime comedy about a drug dealing widow, studio execs like Bob Greenblatt “were uncomfortable with its twisted morality” and sent her endless notes. “I’d write back, note by note, for pages,” Kohan says. “Finally, [Greenblatt] wrote back a short e-mail that just said, ‘Fine, do what you want.’ . . . And I took it as carte blanche.”

Lifetime recently gave a straight-to-series order to Kohan’s next project, “American Princess.” From “Orange Is the New Black” actress Jamie Denbo, the show centers on Amanda, who joins a Renaissance Fair after her fiancé cheats on her and she suffers a nervous breakdown. Kohan will serve as exec producer.

Glow,” the Netflix series Kohan exec produces, was renewed for a second season earlier this month. Created by “Nurse Jackie” producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, “Glow” follows Ruth (Alison Brie, “Community”), a struggling actress who gets the opportunity to be a Gorgeous Lady of Wrestling and finds it is the role she was born to play. The fact that Ruth’s former best friend (Betty Gilpin, “Nurse Jackie”) is also part of the show adds to the drama.

Head over to The New Yorker to read the full interview with Kohan.

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“Glow” Gets Renewed for Season 2, New Jenji Kohan Series Picked Up

Jenji Kohan is an executive producer on “Glow”: Erica Parise/Netflix

Like the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling themselves, Jenji Kohan is kicking ass. News has broken that the Kohan-executive produced Netflix series “Glow” will be back for a second season, and that Lifetime has given a straight-to-series order to Kohan’s next project, “American Princess.”

Netflix gave “Glow” the official go-ahead for Season 2 on Thursday, Variety confirms. Created by “Nurse Jackie” producers Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, “Glow” follows Ruth (Alison Brie, “Community”), a struggling actress who gets the opportunity to be a Gorgeous Lady of Wrestling and finds it is the role she was born to play. The fact that Ruth’s former best friend (Betty Gilpin, “Nurse Jackie”) is also part of the show adds to the drama behind the scenes.

Kohan exec produces the series alongside frequent collaborator Tara Herrmann, Flahive, and Mensch. Marc Maron (“Maron”), Sydelle Noel (“Extant”), and Britney Young (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) also star.

Kohan will also be an Ep on “American Princess,” which comes from “Orange Is the New Black” actress Jamie Denbo. According to Deadline, the show will center on Amanda, whose “storybook wedding plans are dramatically derailed when she discovers her fiancé is cheating on her, just hours before they are to be wed. Outraged, Amanda reacts violently to the indiscretions and runs away from her own dream wedding in the countryside, only to find herself stranded in the middle of a Renaissance Faire with no phone and no way home. She soon discovers her outburst has made tabloid headlines and experiences a nervous breakdown, leading her to re-evaluate her life. The unexpected awakening leads Amanda to leave everything she thought she cared about behind, to become the Faire’s newest wench-in-waiting.”

Denbo serves as creator and writer on the hourlong series. She will exec produce alongside Kohan and Herrmann.

“Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional worlds and given them heart and humor,” Lifetime head of programming Liz Gateley said in a statement. “From the get-go, ‘American Princess’ was a concept we loved as it’s incredibly relatable to want to parachute from one’s life in difficult times. In Jenji, Jamie, and Tara’s hands, we know this will be hilarious and special.”

Kohan is the creator and showrunner of Netflix’s flagship series “Orange Is the New Black,” a dramedy set in a women’s minimum security prison that premiered in summer 2013. Before that she served as showrunner and the main creative voice on Showtime’s “Weeds” from 2005 to 2012. The long-running comedy followed Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), a woman who decides to sell pot in order to preserve her comfortable, suburban lifestyle after her husband’s death.

Mad About You,” “Sex and the City,” “Tracey Takes On…” and “Gilmore Girls” are credits on Kohan’s stacked resume. Among her many award nominations and wins, Kohan has nabbed an Emmy for “Tracey Takes On…” a WGA Award for “Weeds,” a PGA Award for “Orange,” and a Global Women’s Rights Award.

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‘Glow’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

‘Glow’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
Netflix has renewed “Glow” for Season 2, the streamer announced Thursday.

The series is a fictionalized account of a real all-female wrestling TV show in the 1980’s. It focuses on Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she auditions for a spot with the upstart promotion Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), her best friend and a former soap actress, and boss Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director.

The series also stars Ellen Wong, Britt Baron, Kimmy Gatewood, Betty Gilpin, Rebekka Johnson, Sunita Mani, Sydelle Noel, Gayle Rankin, Kia Stevens, Jackie Tohn, and Britney Young. It was created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch. “Orange Is the New Black” creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann executive produce alongside Flahive and Mensch, who
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Lifetime Orders American Princess Series from Orange Is the New Black's Creator

Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan's new series is a go at Lifetime.

American Princess comes from Kohan and her fellow Orange producers Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann. It weaves the tale of a socialite from Manhattan's ritzy Upper East Side named Amanda who discovers her fiancé is cheating

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Lifetime Orders ‘American Princess’ Drama Series From Jenji Kohan & Jamie Denbo

Lifetime has given a straight-to-series order to American Princess from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo, and Tara Herrmann, A+E Studios and Im Global Television. The network has ordered 10 hourlong episodes of the scripted drama. Created, written and executive produced by Denbo (Ronna & Beverly), American Princess follows Amanda, an Upper East Side socialite, who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry. Amanda’s storybook wedding plans are dramatically…
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Jenji Kohan’s Renaissance Faire Series ‘American Princess’ Ordered by Lifetime

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Jenji Kohan’s Renaissance Faire Series ‘American Princess’ Ordered by Lifetime
Lifetime has ordered Jenji Kohan’s “American Princess” straight-to-series. Ten one-hour episodes have been ordered for the scripted show that centers on Amanda, a socialite who runs off with a Renaissance Faire after her wedding plans fall apart. The show is a co-production between A+E Studios and Im Global Television. “American Princess” is created, written and executive produced by Jamie Denbo. Kohan (“Orange Is the New Black”) and Tara Herrmann also executive produce. Also Read: 'Orange Is the New Black': 22 Characters Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos) “Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional worlds and given them heart and humor,
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Lifetime Orders ‘American Princess’ Series From Jamie Denbo and Jenji Kohan

Lifetime Orders ‘American Princess’ Series From Jamie Denbo and Jenji Kohan
Lifetime has given a straight-to-series order to “American Princess,” a light drama from Jamie Denbo and Jenji Kohan revolving around a socialite who winds up joining a Renaissance Faire troupe.

The series hails from A+E Studios and Im Global Television and. Denbo (“Ronna & Beverly”) created the series and will exec producer with “Orange Is the New Black” showrunner Kohan and “Oitnb” vet Tara Herrmann.

“Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional worlds and given them heart and humor,” said Liz Gateley, Lifetime’s exec VP and head of programming. “From the get-go, ‘American Princess’ was a concept we loved as it’s incredibly relatable to want to parachute from one’s life in difficult times. In Jenji, Jamie and Tara’s hands, we know this will be hilarious and special.”

Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes. The series centers on an Upper East Side socialite who becomes a viral sensation for bailing out on her dream countryside wedding
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Lifetime Orders Jenji Kohan Dramedy Set at Renaissance Faire

Lifetime Orders Jenji Kohan Dramedy Set at Renaissance Faire
Gather round, lords and ladies, for a special decree from Lifetime.

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The network has bestowed a straight-to-series order upon American Princess, a one-hour scripted series about a “socialite who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry,” TVLine has learned.

American Princess, of which 10 episodes have been ordered, hails from from Orange Is the New Black‘s Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo, and Tara Herrmann.

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“Jenji has always taken interesting and unconventional
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Jenji Kohan Drama 'American Princess' Goes Straight to Series at Lifetime

Lifetime is expanding its scripted slate with another of TV's most prolific showrunners.

The female-skewing cable network has handed out a 10-episode straight-to-series order for drama American Princess, from Orange Is the New Black's Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann.

The drama, a co-production between A+E Studios and Im Global Television, revolves around a socialite who runs off to join a Renaissance faire after her wedding goes awry.

American Princess is created, written and executive produced by Denbo, who starred as Shelly on Kohan's Netflix prison dramedy Orange. Kohan and Herrmann (Glow) also exec produce.

“Jenji has always taken...
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I'm Sorry: Season One Ratings

Despite its moniker, truTV is branching out into scripted TV series. Can they do it, and should they? Will their new scripted comedy, the I'm Sorry TV show, be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. A sitcom from creator Andrea Savage, I'm Sorry stars Savage as Andrea, with Tom Everett Scott as her husband Mike, and Olive Petrucci as their daughter, Olive. In season one on truTV, Kathy Baker, Nelson Franklin, Judy Greer, Jason Mantzoukas, Martin Mull, Lyndon Smith, Gary Anthony Williams, and Steve Zissis recur. Guest stars include: John Ross Bowie, Lizzy Caplan, Jamie Denbo, Rebecca Henderson, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, June Squibb, Gillian Vigman, and Kulap Vilaysack. Read More…
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