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Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae to Star in Romantic Comedy 'The Lovebirds' (Exclusive)

Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae to Star in Romantic Comedy 'The Lovebirds' (Exclusive)
Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae have teamead up to star in The Lovebirds, a romantic comedy just picked up by Paramount Pictures.

Michael Showalter, who directed Nanjiani in the surprise hit The Big Sick, is reteaming with the actor and will be sitting in the helmer’s seat when the fast-tracked project goes into production at the end of January.

Written by Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall as well as Martin Gero, the script centers on a couple, to be played by Nanjiani and Rae, that is on the brink of a break up. The couple becomes embroiled in a bizarre and ...
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Blindspot, Arrowverse Crossover, Gotham, NCISes, Timeless, Manifest, Good Girls and More

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Blindspot, Arrowverse Crossover, Gotham, NCISes, Timeless, Manifest, Good Girls and More
Who/what is Legends of Tomorrow‘s latest Big Bad? Which Blindspot face-off will finally happen? Will The Flash reveal Future Iris? Which NCIS team member is about to get rattled? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Any scoop on the midseason finale of Blindspot? –Barbara

Yes, and just in the nick of time. “It’s a twist-filled, international affair,” showrunner Martin Gero says of this Friday’s pre-break outing. “The whole first half of the season has been leading up to this episode. Remi will try and break Shepherd out of CIA custody.
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‘Blindspot’ Casts Chaske Spencer As Recurring; Jon Lindstrom & Tim Lounibos Join ‘Bosch’

  • Deadline
‘Blindspot’ Casts Chaske Spencer As Recurring; Jon Lindstrom & Tim Lounibos Join ‘Bosch’
Exclusive: Chaske Spencer (Woman Walks Ahead) is joining the Season 4 cast of NBC’s Blindspot in a recurring role. Details are mainly being kept under wraps. We only know he’ll be playing Dominic Masters, someone who works for Madeline Burke (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). In Season 4, Jane Doe/Remi (Jaime Alexander) continues to fight the effects of the Zip poisoning she received in Season 3, which has destroyed her recent memory. This, as the FBI team hunts a dangerous enemy operative, and a deadly new foe emerges. Creator Martin Gero serves as executive producer along with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions, and Quinn’s House. Chaske, known for his portrayal of Sam Uley in the Twilight films, was recently seen in the Susanna White-directed feature Woman Walks Ahead, opposite Jessica Chastain and Sam Rockwell, which made its World Premiere at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival. He
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‘The 4400’ Reboot in the Works at The CW

  • The Wrap
The CW is in development on a reboot of “The 4400,” TheWrap has learned.

Co-written and executive produced by Craig Sweeny and Taylor Elmore, the drama from CBS Television Studios is a reimagining of the USA network series which ran for four seasons beginning in 2004.

In the series, 4,400 young adults in their reproductive prime have gone missing all over the world — some disappearances happened as recently as a few weeks ago, while others date as far back as the infamous day the Soviets launched the Sputnik satellite in 1957. One day in 2019, all 4,400 show up at the sites of their original abductions. None of them have aged a day; none have any memory of where they’ve been. The so-called “4400” must grapple with their return to a changed and hostile world… and also contend with the reality that they’ve come back altered in ways that none of them yet understand.
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on This Is Us, The Flash, Blindspot, Manifest, Outlander, NCIS, Supernatural and More

Will This Is Us flashbacks keep Beth on her toes? Is Blindspot staging the ultimate internal struggle? Is NCIS under attack? Which Flash star is taking time off? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

Anything on This Is Us‘ Beth-centric episode? –Malasha

Only that casting is currently underway for an 18-year-old version of Beth, to appear in this season’s 13th episode — and ballet training is a requirement, hmmm….

Will we see more of how This Is Us’ Miguel and Rebecca got together? —Anna

The short answer: unclear. The long answer, courtesy of co-showrunner
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'Blindspot' Duo Prepping Korean-American Drama for NBC (Exclusive)

NBC is looking to Blindspot duo Martin Gero and Christina Kim for its next drama.

The network has handed out a script commitment to an untitled project written by Kim and produced by Gero.

The potential series revolves around three half-Korean women who grew up straddling two cultures and identities are forced to pick sides between their Korean mother and Caucasian father after the latter, the head of a global Asian food empire, is thrown in jail. The drama will uncover dark family secrets and follow the sisters as they step out of their father's shadow to salvage their ...
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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on The Flash, Lucifer, Riverdale, Titans, Supernatural, Outlander, Five-0, Blindspot and More

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on The Flash, Lucifer, Riverdale, Titans, Supernatural, Outlander, Five-0, Blindspot and More
Who designed The Flash‘s new duds? What’s new(d) with Lucifer? Should Riverdale‘s “Varchie” fans be worried? Does Supernatural‘s Sam have an overdue date with an angel? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows!

Now that Barry has his job back on The Flash, are we going to see more CSI Barry? —Peter

You will, and pretty soon into this week’s Season 5 premiere, in fact. Provided, that is, that a certain superfast offspring doesn’t solve the backlog of cases on his desk first! Bonus scoop: Tuesday’s episode will
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The L.A. Complex Reboot Eyed at CW

The CW is moving back into The L.A. Complex: The network is developing a reboot of the showbiz-themed Canadian drama, which aired for two seasons.

According to our sister site Deadline, series creator Martin Gero and Brendan Gall — who got his start on the show as a writer/co-executive producer — will pen the project, which follows a new group of twenty-something tenants living in Hollywood’s Luxe hotel. As the aspiring artists try to make it in the entertainment industry as actors, dancers, producers and comedians, their relationships will rise and fall, and their beliefs and values will be tested.
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The CW Developing ‘La Complex’ Reboot With Original Creator Martin Gero

  • The Wrap
The CW is developing a reboot of soapy drama “The L.A. Complex” with the series’ original creator Martin Gero on board.

Gero is known for creating NBC’s drama “Blindspot,” from Warner Bros. TV. He is teaming up with Warner Bros. on the new version of “L.A. Complex,” which he will write along with “Blindspot” co-executive producer Brendan Gall, who also was a writer on the original “L.A. Complex.”

The series was originally developed in Canada — airing on CTV — and was acquired by The CW while the network was building out its summer originals slate. The series ran for two seasons from 2012 to 2013.

Also Read: The CW's 'All American' Showrunner Shuffle: Nkechi Okoro Carroll Replaces April Blair Ahead of Series Debut

“L.A. Complex” revolved around a group of twenty-something aspiring actors, dancers, producers and comedians living in the same La apartment complex as they try to make it in Hollywood.
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‘The L.A. Complex’ Reboot In Works At the CW From Martin Gero & Brendan Gall

  • Deadline
‘The L.A. Complex’ Reboot In Works At the CW From Martin Gero & Brendan Gall
Before Martin Gero created the popular NBC/Warner Bros. TV mystery series Blindspot and became one of Wbtv’s most prolific developers, the Canadian writer-producer created and executive produced the soapy Canadian drama The L.A. Complex, which aired in the U.S. on the CW.

Now the CW, Gero and Wbtv have teamed to develop a reboot series. The new L.A. Complex will be written by Gero and his frequent collaborator Brendan Gall (Blindspot), whose first major TV job was as writer/co-executive producer on the original The L.A. Complex series. Based on the 2012 show, the sequel will revolve around a new crop of tenants who move into the Luxe hotel in the heart of Hollywood — a ragtag commune of twentysomethings all hustling to make it as actors, dancers, producers or comedians. Relationships rise and fall, beliefs and values are tested, as the drive to succeed pushes all characters to their breaking points.
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Spy Drama From Martin Gero, Brendan Gall & Greg Berlanti Gets CBS Production Commitment

  • Deadline
For a second consecutive year, the Blindspot team of creator/executive producer Martin Gero, co-executive producer Brendan Gall and executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter have teamed for a drama project, which has landed at CBS with a big commitment.

The network has given a pilot production commitment to The Secret to a Good Marriage, from Warner Bros. Television and studio-based Berlanti Productions and Gero’s Quinn’s House.

Written by Gero & Brendan Gall, The Secret to a Good Marriage centers on an elite pair of CIA spies who, in the wake of their fractured marriage, are pushed to their limits both professionally and personally, fighting to save the world while they forge a new kind of relationship for themselves and their son.

Gero and Gall executive produce alongside Berlanti Prods.’s Berlanti and Schechter.

Exploring the relationship dynamic of spouses who are also spies has been a popular
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Martin Gero, Brendan Gall Land Production Commitment for Spy Drama at CBS

  • Variety
Martin Gero, Brendan Gall Land Production Commitment for Spy Drama at CBS
Martin Gero and Brendan Gall have scored a pilot production commitment for a drama series in the works at CBS, Variety has learned.

Titled “The Secret to a Good Marriage,” the project follows an elite pair of CIA spies who are pushed to their limits both professionally and personally, fighting to save the world while they forge a new kind of relationship for themselves and their son in the wake of their fractured marriage.

Gero and Gall will write and executive produce, with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter also executive producing via Berlanti Productions. Warner Bros. Television will produce along with Berlanti Productions and Gero’s Quinn’s House banner. Both Gero and Berlanti are under overall deals at Wbtv.

This is the second commitment Gero has gotten at a broadcast network in the past few months. Back in August, he and Alex Berger set up a legal drama at
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Good Place, Designated Survivor, Twd, Blindspot, Grey's, Big Bang, Htgawm and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Good Place, Designated Survivor, Twd, Blindspot, Grey's, Big Bang, Htgawm and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Gimme a Good Place Season 3 scoop, Stat! — Nicole

Ausiello: I can exclusively report that the one-hour premiere on Sept. 27 (a) includes jokes at the expense of the Kardashians, The Bachelor and Richard Marx, (b) introduces a fresh love interest for one of the four humans, and (c) is utterly delightful.

Question: On Power, I still don’t understand why Tariq picked up Kanan’s ashes. Does he have some master plan? —Rhonda

Ausiello: Think more with your heart,
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Archie Panjabi to Star in NBC Legal Drama Pilot From Blindspot Producers

Archie Panjabi to Star in NBC Legal Drama Pilot From Blindspot Producers
Archie Panjabi is planning ahead: The Good Wife alum has signed on to headline a NBC legal drama pilot in one of the first deals of the 2019-2020 TV season.

According to our sister site Variety, Panjabi will star as a successful Los Angeles attorney who moves back to her home state of Wisconsin to practice law. There, “she’s forced to confront preconceived stereotypes and realize there’s more that unites us than divides us.” The project has earned a put-pilot commitment from NBC, meaning the network will incur a major financial penalty if the show doesn’t eventually land a series order.
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Archie Panjabi-Led Legal Drama ‘Adversaries’ Gets Put Pilot Order at NBC

  • The Wrap
NBC has given a put pilot commitment to the legal drama “Adversaries,” starring “The Good Wife” alum Archie Panjabi, TheWrap has learned.

The project, from “Blindspot” duo Alex Berger and Martin Gero centers on a successful La attorney who leaves her comfortable, coastal bubble to practice law in America’s heartland, her home state of Wisconsin. She’s forced to confront preconceived stereotypes and realize there’s more that unites us than divides us.

Berger will write and executive produce the drama from Gero’s Quinn’s House banner in association with Warner Bros. Television. Gero is an executive producer, and Panjabi will produce.

Also Read: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on NBC Will Have 'No Substantive Changes,' Showrunner Dan Goor Says

The project reunites Panjabi with the “Blindspot” duo after her recurring role as an Nsa agent on the second season of the NBC drama.

Read original story Archie
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Archie Panjabi to Star in Legal Drama Put Pilot at NBC

  • Variety
Archie Panjabi to Star in Legal Drama Put Pilot at NBC
In one of the first deals for the 2019-2020 season, NBC has given a put pilot order to a legal drama with Archie Panjabi attached to star, Variety has learned.

Panjabi would star as a successful La attorney who leaves her comfortable, coastal bubble to practice law in America’s heartland: her home state of Wisconsin. She’s forced to confront preconceived stereotypes and realize there’s more that unites us than divides us.

The one-hour project hails from Alex Berger, who will serve as writer and executive producer, with Martin Gero also executive producing. Panjabi will also be a producer on the series. Gero’s Quinn’s House banner will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television, where both Gero and Berger are under overall deals.

Panjabi is best known to American audiences for playing Kalinda Sharma on the critically-acclaimed CBS series “The Good Wife,” for which she won
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Legal Drama ‘Adversaries’ Starring Archie Panjabi From ‘Blindspot’ Duo Lands At NBC As Put Pilot

  • Deadline
Legal Drama ‘Adversaries’ Starring Archie Panjabi From ‘Blindspot’ Duo Lands At NBC As Put Pilot
The Good Wife alumna Archie Panjabi is returning to the legal drama genre as the star and producer of Adversaries, from Blindspot creator/executive producer Martin Gero and executive producer Alex Berger. In a competitive situation, the project, from Warner Bros. TV and Gero’s Quinn’s House, has landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment.

Written by Berger, Adversaries is described as a humorous, aspirational legal drama that argues the path to healing a polarized nation is through listening and empathy. It stars Panjabi as a successful La attorney who leaves her comfortable, coastal bubble to practice law in America’s heartland, her home state of Wisconsin. She’s forced to confront preconceived stereotypes and realize there’s more that unites us than divides us.

Berger and Gero, both under overall deals at Wbtv, executive produce. Panjabi is a producer.

Adversaries also marks Panjabi’s return to NBC.
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Blindspot Ep Weighs In On Major Finale Twist: 'The Team's In a Lot of Trouble'

Blindspot Ep Weighs In On Major Finale Twist: 'The Team's In a Lot of Trouble'
The following story contains major spoilers for Blindspot‘s Season 3 finale. Proceed with caution.

The bad news for Blindspot‘s Jane Doe: Her memory’s been wiped. Again.

The good news for Blindspot‘s Jane Doe: Instead of waking up naked in a duffel bag, she came to in a hospital room this time, wearing a patient gown. Baby steps!

The NBC drama wrapped its third season Friday night with yet another game-changing episode, the final moments of which introduced Jane as a potential villain ahead of the series’ already-ordered fourth season. A brief recap of what went down:

Throughout the hour,
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‘Inhumans,’ ‘Deception,’ ‘The Crossing,’ ‘Kevin Probably Saves the World’ Canceled by ABC

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‘Inhumans,’ ‘Deception,’ ‘The Crossing,’ ‘Kevin Probably Saves the World’ Canceled by ABC
ABC has canceled freshman dramas “Inhumans,” “Deception,” “The Crossing,” and “Kevin Probably Saves the World” after one season each.

Inhumans” starred Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Ken Leung as Karnak, Ellen Woglom as Louise, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Mike Moh as Triton. Henry Ian Cusick guest stars as Dr. Evan Declan.

The series, which was a Marvel and IMAX project, was co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios. It was executive produced by Scott Buck, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

Deception” centered on magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) who, once ostracized from the world of illusions due to a scandalous car accident that left a woman dead, used his skills in the art of deception to aid the FBI in catching elusive criminals.

The series also starred Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow,
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‘Deception’ Canceled After One Season On ABC

  • Deadline
ABC has opted not to renew new midseason drama Deception for a second season.

Written by Chuck alum Chris Fedak, Deception premiered March 11 and easily won its Sunday 10 Pm slot thanks to a lead-in from the debut of American Idol on ABC. Deception‘s bow drew a 1.3 in 18-49 and 6.1 million total viewers — the network’s best scripted premiere numbers in the hour since Quantico in September 2015.

It was a respectable start for a drama in the current ratings environment, though not a breakout. By April 23, though, the series had dropped to its lowest demo rating: a 0.6, with 3.38 million viewers. The series has since recovered a bit, drawing a 0.7-0.8 for its subsequent airings, but that wasn’t enough. In most current ratings, Deception’s Season 1 average is 1.2.

Jack Cutmore-Scott stars as superstar magician Cameron Black in the series, from Warner Bros TV and Berlanti TV. When his career is ruined by scandal,
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