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TV News Roundup: ‘Titans’ Finds Its Nightwing in Brenton Thwaites

TV News Roundup: ‘Titans’ Finds Its Nightwing in Brenton Thwaites
In today’s roundup, actor Brenton Thwaites is cast as Nightwing in the upcoming superhero show “Titans” and Own orders more episodes of “Black Love.”

Casting

Brenton Thwaites has been cast in the lead role of Nightwing on Warner Bros. Television and DC‘s upcoming series “Titans.” Thwaites has previously appeared in “The Giver,” “Maleficent,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Nightwing is the adult alter ego of Richard “Dick” Grayson, the original character to become Batman’s sidekick Robin. “Titans” will be a live-action dramatic take on the superhero team known as the Teen Titans. The series will air in 2018 and will be available exclusively through the upcoming DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks Group. The executive producers for “Titans” are Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter.

Programming

The Oprah Winfrey Network has ordered more episodes of the docu-series “Black Love.” The
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Disney Xd Renews ‘Walk the Prank’ for Season 2

Disney Xd Renews ‘Walk the Prank’ for Season 2
Disney Xd has renewed hidden-camera prank series “Walk the Prank” for a second season.

Cast members Cody Veith, Bryce Gheisar, Jillian Shea Spaeder, Brandon Severs and Tobie Windham are all set to return for Season 2.

Through the course of its first season, “Walk the Prank” reached over 35 million viewers on Disney Xd and the Disney Channel, including 13.2 million kids 6-14 and 6.3 million boys 6-14.

Aside from linear performance, the series was a hit digitally with over 47 million viewers engagements across VOD, digital platforms, the Disney Xd app and YouTube channel. The show ranks as the top series on Disney Xd’s app, and is the most-ordered Disney Xd series on VOD.

Combining real hidden-camera pranks with scripted comedy, “Walk the Prank” centers on the everyday adventures of a tight-knit foursome, brothers Chance and Herman, plus their best friends Bailey and Dusty.

Adam Small and Trevor Moore created “Walk the Prank” and serve as exec producers. Horizon
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TV News Roundup: MTV Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Awkward’ & ‘Faking It,’ First Look at Disney Xd’s ‘Walk the Prank’

TV News Roundup: MTV Sets Premiere Dates for ‘Awkward’ & ‘Faking It,’ First Look at Disney Xd’s ‘Walk the Prank’
“The Price is Right” is heading to primetime this year with three reality show themed specials, and MTV has set the return dates for “Awkward” and “Faking It.” Plus, here’s your first look at Disney Xd’s hidden camera show “Walk the Prank.”

Premiere Dates:

CBS is bringing daytime staple “The Price is Right” to primetime with three shows centered around the network’s reality TV series’ “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor,” and “Big Brother.”The specials will include appearances by the shows’ respective hosts Phil Keoghan, Jeff Probst and Julie Chen, as well as partnering former racers, castaways and houseguests with fans of the show.

MTV‘s “Awkward” and “Faking It” both return on March 15. “Awkward” resumes with the second half of its fifth season, and “Faking It” heads into Season 3.

Casting News:

Jamie-Lynn Sigler will guest star in two episodes of Freeform’s “Baby Daddy.” Sigler will play Sarah Gilcrest,
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Walk the Prank: Disney Xd Orders Comedy Prank Series

Disney Xd has ordered a new comedy "prank" series -- Walk the Prank. Created by Adam Small and Trevor Moore, Disney Xd says the single-cam Walk the Prank is, "a series that blends comedic storytelling with hidden camera reality pranks." Production is set to begin in January, with a series premiere in 2016.

The Walk the Prank cast includes: Cody Veith as Chance; Bryce Gheisar as Herman; Jillian Shae Spaeder as Bailey; Brandon Severs as Dusty; and Tobie Windham as Will. Read More…
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Disney Xd Orders Hidden-Camera Comedy ‘Walk the Prank’ to Series

Disney Xd has given a series order to “Walk the Prank,” a single-camera comedy that also makes use of hidden-camera reality pranks.

Created by Adam Small (“Mad TV,” “Jamie Kennedy Experiment”) and Trevor Moore (“Whitest Kids U Know”), the series is shot in a cinema verité style and centers on a team of practical jokesters who create over-the-top pranks for an online hidden-camera show. Small and Moore will be co-showrunning and directing the series. Tommy Gianas directed the pilot, which was called “Epic Offenders.”

“We are confident that Adam and Trevor will give Disney Xd one-of-a-kind storytelling and unscripted surprises with the pranks,” said Adam Bonnett, exec VP of original programming of Disney Channels Worldwide, who made the announcement. “We are lucky to be in business with these creators and ready to ‘Walk the Prank’ with them!”

“Walk the Prank” stars newcomers Cody Veith (“Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn”) as Chance,
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Disney Xd Greenlights Hidden-Camera Comedy Pilot ‘Epic Offenders’

Disney Xd has given a pilot green light to Epic Offenders, a single-camera comedy that combines unscripted hidden camera pranks with live-action scripted comedy. Adam Small (Mad TV, Jamie Kennedy Experiment) and Trevor Moore (Whitest Kids U Know) penned the pilot and Tom Gianas (Tenacious D) is directing. Newcomer Cody Veith stars as Chance, the charismatic leader of a team of four young pranksters, known as “The Epic Offenders,” who host a fictitious popular online…
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa’ with Johnny Knoxville

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new comedy “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” starring Johnny Knoxville!

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” which is rated “R” and opens on Oct. 25, 2013, also stars Spike Jonze, Jackson Nicoll, Georgina Cates, Blythe Barrington-Hughes, Kassidy Hejlik, Kamber Hejlik and Brittany Mumford from writer and director Jeff Tremaine and writers Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze, Fax Bahr and Adam Small. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning!
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Official: Affion Crockett sketch show axed by Fox

File this under: Shows You Were Pretty Sure Were Cancelled But Didn’t Know For Certain Until Now.

Fox has axed its short-lived sketch comedy series In the Flow with Affion Crockett. The network aired six episodes of the show earlier this fall. The series had a rather ridiculous comedy pedigree — producers included In Living Color alum Jamie Foxx, Mad TV co-creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small, Arrested Developmemt creator Mitch Hurwitz and Two and a Half Men’s executive producers Eric and Kim Tannenbaum were all on board. Too many cooks?

The news comes on the heels of Fox
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CBS Picks Up Celebrity Reality Pilot 'Same Name' To Series For Summer

CBS has handed a series order to Same Name, a new fish-out-of-water comedic reality series about celebrities trading places with total strangers who happen to share the same name, which will air this summer. The network originally greenlighted a pilot for the project (then The Same Name) in October. Each hourlong, self-contained episode of the series, executive produced by Cris Abrego and Eugene Young, will feature a well-known personality who switches places with a person bearing the same name. For one week, the star and their counterpart live in each other's houses, meet and interact with family, friends and co-workers and experience how the other lives. "They may have the same names, but their lives couldn't be more different," CBS head of alternative Jennifer Bresnan said. "Walking in each other's shoes and experiencing their home life, work and other activities reveals moments of humor, laughter and unexpected emotion." In the pilot episode,
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"Madtv": Music In A Jugular Vein

Nominated for an unprecedented 35 Emmy Awards and winner of 8, "MADtv", the sketch comedy television series debuted October 1995, created by Fax Bahr and Adam Small, produced by Bahr/Small Productions and Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment (Qde).

The series finale aired May 2009.

Salzman said at the time he would be continuing the series on another channel, possibly cable, while Warners TV reports that a new Mad Magazine animated TV series is currently in development.

Sneak Peek "Madtv" musical parodies of Britney Spears/Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Shakira...
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“The Wanda Sykes Show” axed?

By Greg Hernandez

Deadline Hollywood’s Nellie Andreeva is reporting that The Wanda Sykes Show is being canceled by Fox after just one season!

Writes Nellie: The late-night talk show started off strong but tumbled in the ratings as the season went on and fell below the performance of predecessor MadTV in the Saturday 11 Pm hour. Fox has options for the late-night Saturday slot. It has been actively developing sketch comedies this pilot season and ordered two pilots, one written by and starring Dana Carvey and Spike Feresten, with another, from Jamie Foxx and MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small.

I’d be more outraged if I’d watched it more than just a few times. It’s hard to change your Saturday night viewing habits and if I’ve been out and about, I like to come home and watch SNL. I just don’t think Wanda’s show created enough buzz-worthy moments.
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Fox To Cancel 'The Wanda Sykes Show'

Exclusive: I hear Fox is canceling The Wanda Sykes Show after one season. The late-night talk show started off strong but tumbled in the ratings as the season went on and fell below the performance of predecessor MadTV in the Saturday 11 Pm hour. Fox has options for the late-night Saturday slot. It has been actively developing sketch comedies this pilot season and ordered two pilots, one written by and starring Dana Carvey and Spike Feresten, with another, from Jamie Foxx and MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small. Coincidentally, Fox aired MadTV and Spike Feresten's talk show in late-night on Saturday before canceling them [...]
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Jamie Foxx & Affion Crockett New Sketch Show Adds New Cast Members!

It looks like the new sketch comedy show from Jamie Foxx and Affion Crockett is shaping up to look more and more like Fox's former hit show In Living Color.

As with the new untitled project about to premiere from Fox, the new show- like In Living Color- is casting some sketch comedy vets for their new show. We hear that the new series regulars added Erica Ash (of MadTV fame), Eric Andre, Kyle Dunnigan (of Reno 911! fame) and Dana DeLorenzo.

As we previously reported, the show is the brainchild of Foxx, Crockett and MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small. As of this writing we also discovered that the cast should be rounded out in the next couple of days.

More on this story as it develops.

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Pilots: Jamie Foxx goes to Fox; 'FlashForward' star gets comedic

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx will try his hand at the small screen again.

The "In Living Color" alum and star of "The Jamie Foxx Show" is teaming up with "MadTV" creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small for comedy sketch comedy pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Foxx won't necessarily be in front of the cameras though. Affion Crockett of "Wild 'N Out" is attached to star. He's known for his impersonations of Chris Brown, Kanye West and Russell Simmons.

"The Boondocks" producer Carl Jones will co-produce alongside Crockett, a producer. Small, Bahr, Jones and Crockett are writing.

More pilot news:

 - Christine Woods, who plays FBI agent Janis Hawk on ABC's "FlashForward," has joined the NBC comedy pilot "Perfect Couples" in the female lead. Woods' character Julia will be happily married to Dave (Tba), and they need to find some time alone to celebrate their anniversary. The project revolves around three couples.
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Jamie Foxx Returning to Fox

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When we first heard the news that Jamie Foxx was developing a new television show, we thought the same thing you did: Boy, he's really getting into this 'Laverne and Shirley' remake. (Which his reps have since denied.) But as it turns out, while his latest project does feature the return of a classic series, it's one that is perhaps a bit more understandable for Foxx: 'In Living Color.'

Well, sort of. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Foxx is teaming with former 'In Living Color' writers Fax Bahr and Adam Small to develop a new "urban-flavored sketch-comedy show" for Fox.

Foxx, of course, rose to super-stardom thanks to his role on 'In Living Color,' which ran from 1990-1994, while Bahr and Small went on to create Fox's seminal sketch series 'MADtv.'

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Fox Orders Sketch-Comedy Pilot from Jamie Foxx

Almost 20 years since his breakout role on In Living Color, Jamie Foxx may be headed back to Fox for another sketch-comedy show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The network has ordered the untitled pilot with Foxx and fellow In Living Color writers Fax Bahr and Adam Small serving as executive producers.

Jamie Foxx apologizes for Miley rant

Wild 'N Out alum Affion Crockett is also attached to the project. The comedic actor is best known for his spoofs of ...

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Jamie Foxx Lands New Sketch Comedy Show At The Fox Network!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, we just discovered that Jamie Foxx has teamed up with comedic actor Affion Crockett for a new urban-flavored sketch-comedy show, which will air on the Fox network.

Fox has ordered a pilot for an untitled project executive produced by Foxx and fellow "In Living Color" scribes, "MadTV" creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small, with "Wild 'N Out" alum Crockett attached.

According to the report, the pilot is the result of merging two projects. Foxx was looking to do a sketch-comedy series with an urban twist and paired with Bahr and Small to pitch the idea to Fox.

Separately, Sony TV-based Tantamount was working on a sketch-comedy project starring Crockett, probably best known for his spoofs of Russell Simmons, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Drake and Jay-z. Crockett also was attached to co-write with Carl Jones, a producer on Sony's animated comedy "The Boondocks," on which Jones
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Jamie Foxx returns to his 'In Living Color' roots on Fox

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Fox has ordered an untitled comedy pilot to be executive produced by Jamie Foxx and to feature Affion Crockett.   According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox had been pitched on two different sketch comedy projects, one from Foxx and one from Crockett, and elected to squish them together.   Foxx will executive produce along with Fax Bahr and Adam Small. The three producers all worked together way back in the day on a little Fox series called "In Living Color." Bahr and Small then went on to create "MadTV" for Fox, while Foxx went on to star in "The Jamie Foxx...
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Jamie Foxx Sells Sketch Comedy Pilot to Fox

Jamie Foxx will executive produce this Fox show In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Fox has purchased an urban-flavored sketch comedy pilot from Jamie Foxx.

The network ordered a pilot for an untitled project to be produced by Foxx and Fax Bahr and Adam Small. They all worked together on In Living Color.

Affion Crockett (Wild 'N Out) is presently attached as one of the stars.

Foxx had been looking to do a sketch-comedy series and teamed with Bahr and Small to pitch the idea to Fox. At the same time, Sony TV-based Tantamount was putting together a sketch-comedy project with Crockett. Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly listened to both pitches and then proposed merging the projects.
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Jamie Foxx Returning to His TV Roots. Kinda

Almost two decades after his breakout stint on “In Living Color,” Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is back at Fox with another urban-flavored sketch-comedy show. The network has ordered a pilot for an untitled project executive produced by Foxx and fellow “Color” scribes, “MadTV” creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small, with “Wild ‘N Out” alum Affion Crockett attached as one of the stars. Tantamount and Fox TV Studios are producing. The pilot is the result of merging two projects. Foxx was looking to do a sketch-comedy series with an urban twist and paired with Bahr and Small to pitch the idea to Fox.

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