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John Green Fans, Unite: Looking For Alaska Is Finally Coming to a TV Screen Near You

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John Green Fans, Unite: Looking For Alaska Is Finally Coming to a TV Screen Near You
The minds that brought our adolescent guilty pleasures to life on shows like The O.C. and Gossip Girl are on the cusp of blessing us with another addictive TV show - producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are adapting John Green's bestselling young-adult novel Looking For Alaska into a limited series to air on Hulu.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be produced by Paramount TV and Fake Empire, the production company of The O.C.'s Schwartz and Gossip Girl's Savage. Like the book, the eight-episode series will follow Miles "Pudge" Halter, a bored teen who is forever searching for a great adventure and finds it when he starts attending Culver Creek Boarding School. He meets and falls head over heels for his mysterious neighbor, Alaska Young, who steals his heart and leads him into a world of crazy.

Schwartz has been working for 13 years to bring
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John Green Fans, Unite: Looking For Alaska Is Finally Coming to a TV Screen Near You

The minds that brought our adolescent guilty pleasures to life on shows like The O.C. and Gossip Girl are on the cusp of blessing us with another addictive TV show - producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are adapting John Green's bestselling young-adult novel Looking For Alaska into a limited series to air on Hulu.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be produced by Paramount TV and Fake Empire, the production company of The O.C.'s Schwartz and Gossip Girl's Savage. Like the book, the eight-episode series will follow Miles "Pudge" Halter, a bored teen who is forever searching for a great adventure and finds it when he starts attending Culver Creek Boarding School. He meets and falls head over heels for his mysterious neighbor, Alaska Young, who steals his heart and leads him into a world of crazy.

Schwartz has been working for 13 years to bring
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CBS Plotting New Star Trek Shows And The Possible Return Of Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard

CBS is about to go all-in on its Star Trek franchise,

Per The Hollywood Reporter, Star Trek Discovery‘s executive producer Alex Kurtzman has inked an overall deal with CBS Television to develop “new series, mini-series and other content opportunities, including animation,” one of which may spell the long-rumored return of Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

The Star Trek mainstay has been tipped for a cameo role ever since CBS’ TV reboot blasted off into hyperspace back in 2017, and THR brings word today that “Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman, who left Discovery after season one, are attached to [a] Stewart-led reboot.” Color us intrigued.

From First Contact to The Next Generation, Patrick Stewart’s legacy is deeply entwined with that of Star Trek, so his return ought to make Trekkies very happy indeed. Variety has also offered up some clues regarding the other Trek series currently in development at CBS, one
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Five New Star Trek Series Are In Development Including a Sequel To The Next Generation with Patrick Stewart

Star Trek: Discovery has gone through a bit of drama lately as the showrunners of the series, Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, were recently fired due to the abusive work conditions that they put their writing staff through.

Alex Kurtzman has since replaced them as the showrunner of the show and he just signed a new deal with CBS. A $25 million deal which will be part of a five-year plan to develop more Star Trek series for the network. There are currently six projects that are apparently currently in early development, one of them includes a sequel to The Next Generation series with Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Captain Picard!

First, Variety reveals details on the following four series that are in development:

A teen-oriented series set at Starfleet Academy from Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, the duo behind the recent Dynasty reboot and Marvel’s Runaways adaptation.A
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Alex Kurtzman Sets Five-Year CBS TV Studios Pact, Will Oversee Expanded ‘Star Trek’ Universe

CBS Television Studios is going all in on “Star Trek.”

Variety has learned that the studio behind “Star Trek: Discovery” has signed Alex Kurtzman to a new five-year overall deal that will see him supervise the expansion of CBS’ “Star Trek” franchise for television, developing new series, mini-series and other content opportunities, including animation.

To that end, sources say there are currently multiple shows set within the “Star Trek” universe already in development.

The potential new shows are said to include:

A series set at Starfleet Academy from creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. The duo currently serve as co-showrunners
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Hulu’s 2018 Emmy Fyc mailer features return of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and new programs like ‘The Looming Tower,’ ‘Future Man’

Coming off a history-making Best Drama Series victory at last year’s Emmys for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu is now hoping to build upon its momentum with projects like “The Looming Tower” and “Future Man.” The streaming giant’s 2018 Emmy Fyc mailer, which was recently shipped to the TV academy membership, showcases a whopping 14 original programs. Hulu’s polished package divides all these shows across four genre-specific booklets: Documentaries, Comedy/Variety, Limited Series and Drama. See photos above and below.

See‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 red carpet interviews with Ann Dowd, Joseph Fiennes, Bruce Miller [Watch]

Documentaries

Four docs are in the hunt for Emmys this year: “Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie,” “March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step,” “Obey Giant: The Art and Dissent of Shepard Fairey” and “Too Funny to Fail.” Just last year Hulu found great success with its documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years,
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John Green’s Looking for Alaska heading to Hulu as TV series

The Fault in Our Stars author John Green’s debut novel Looking for Alaska is set for a small screen adaptation, with Hulu picking up an eight-episode limited series from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire along with Paramount Television.

The Amazon blurb for Looking for Alaska, first published back in 2005, reads:

Before. Miles Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event until he starts at anything-but-boring Culver Creek Boarding School and meets Alaska Young. Gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, screwed up and utterly fascinating she pulls Miles into her world, launches him into a new life, and steals his heart. But when tragedy strikes, and Miles comes face-to-face with death he discovers the value of living and loving unconditionally.

After: Nothing will ever be the same.

The O.C. creator Schwartz first acquired the rights to the book in 2005, having been impressed by the unpublished manuscript. It has
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Beck and Wife Marissa Ribisi Buy Home Next Door in L.A.

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Beck's certainly not a Loser when it comes to owning real estate -- the musician just bought a new L.A. home ... right next to his current pad. Beck and his wife, Marissa Ribisi, scooped up the 3 bed, 4 bath, 2,725 sq. ft. modernized Spanish Colonial in the hillside neighborhood of Los Feliz ... featuring vaulted ceilings, a master suite with private balcony, a 2-car garage and a pool that will make ya say Wow. The couple said
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Looking for Alaska: Hulu Picks Ups John Green Drama from Marvel's Runaways Duo

A John Green story will be making its way to a television near you. Hulu has ordered the Looking for Alaska TV show to series, based on his novel of the same name. The first season of the limited event series will consist of eight hourlong episodes. Looking for Alaska hails from Paramount Television and Fake Empire -- Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's production company. Schwartz and Savage also have Marvel's Runaways at Hulu, where it was renewed for a second season, back in January of this year. Neither casting nor a Hulu premiere date have been announced for Looking for Alaska. When we know more, you will too. Read More…
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TVLine Items: Smallville Actress Joins Punisher, Timeless Star Is God and More

A little bit of the DC TV universe is coming to Marvel: Annette O’Toole, who played Clark Kent’s adoptive mother Martha Kent on Smallville, has joined the Netflix drama The Punisher, our sister site Deadline reports.

O’Toole will appear in Season 2 as Eliza Schultz, the conniving wife of Anderson Schultz (Psych‘s Corbin Bernsen, also joining the series), who is an extremely wealthy man not above implementing less-than-legal means to get his way.

Previously announced new cast members for the sophomore season include Floriana Lima (Supergirl), Josh Stewart (Shooter) and Giorgia Whigham (Scream).

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets?
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John Green's 'Looking for Alaska' TV Series From Josh Schwartz Set at Hulu

Thirteen years after it was published, John Green's Looking for Alaska has finally found a TV home. 

Hulu has picked up an eight-episode limited series from Josh Schwartz based on Green's novel.

Looking for Alaska hails from Paramount TV and Fake Empire, the production company run by Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Schwartz wrote the pilot for the project and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Savage will exec produce alongside Green, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill. Fake Empire's Lis Rowinski will co-exec produce. 

The veteran TV producer behind The O.C. has been trying to...
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Hulu Circles ‘Looking for Alaska’ Limited Series Based on John Green Novel

Hulu Circles ‘Looking for Alaska’ Limited Series Based on John Green Novel
Josh Schwartz is finally getting John Green’s “Looking For Alaska” off the page and onto the screen.

Hulu is in the midst of closing a deal with Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire and Paramount Television for an eight-episode limited series based on the book, insiders with knowledge of the project tell TheWrap.

The O.C.” producer, who has been working to adapt Green’s best-selling young adult novel for over a decade, penned the pilot and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Green, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters and Marty Bowen of Temple Hill will also executive produce, along with Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski as co-executive produce.

Also Read: 'Looking for Alaska' Production Delayed Due to Casting Woes (Exclusive)

“Looking for Alaska” is told through the perspective of teen Miles “Pudge” Halter, as he enrolls in a boarding school to try to gain a deeper understanding of life. He meets Alaska Young, a student who he falls in love with while she guides him through his personal “labyrinth of suffering” throughout the school year. When Alaska unexpectedly dies, Miles must work through his grief as he and his other close friends work to uncover the truth behind Alaska’s death.

The project has gone through many incarnations since Schwartz first received the then-unpublished manuscript for “The Fault in Our Stars” author’s debut novel in 2005, with former Paramount Pictures boss Gail Berman originally purchasing the rights for Schwartz to write and potentially direct a feature and Paramount TV president Amy Powell helping to move the project from the feature division to TV.

The limited series marks Schwartz and Savage’s second project at the streaming service, along with “Marvel’s Runaways,” which was renewed for a Season 2.

Also Read: Hulu Orders Horror Series 'Light as a Feather' From Kelsey Grammer and Awesomeness TV

Schwartz, Savage and Fake Empire are repped by Wme and attorney Joel McKuin. Schwartz is additionally repped by Mikkel Bondesen.

Deadline first reported the news.

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Hulu Ordering ‘Looking For Alaska’ Limited Series From Josh Schwartz Based On John Green’s Novel From Paramount TV

Exclusive: Josh Schwartz’s 13-year journey to bring to the screen John Green’s best-selling novel Looking For Alaska has come to a successful conclusion. Hulu is finalizing a deal for an eight-episode limited series from Paramount Television and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire. Schwartz wrote the pilot for the project, which garnered interest from multiple buyers, and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Savage executive produces with Green…
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Yara Shahidi and Amber Valletta Attend Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles Scholarship Luncheon

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (Bbbsla) held its annual Accessories for Success Scholarship Luncheon, on Sunday, April 22nd at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills and presented by City National Bank.

Grown-ish and Black-ish actress Yara Shahidi with Bbbsla President & CEO Olivia Diaz-Lapham and her father Afshin Shahidi

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The event honored three exemplary women, who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and support for children facing adversity in Los Angeles. The event also presented a record 108 to college bound youth from the Bbbsla program.

Actress and activist Yara Shahidi (Black-ish and Grown-ish) presented the “Excellence In Mentoring Award” to Tracy D. Underwood, Senior Vice President of ABC Signature, and to Laurie Zaks, President of Mandeville Television. Bbbsla Board Chair Laura Lizer, presented the “Innovator Award” to Martha Henderson, Executive Vice President of Entertainment Banking at City National Bank. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles To Host Annual Accessories For Success Scholarship Luncheon

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (Bbbsla) hosts its annual Accessories for Success Scholarship Luncheon on Sunday, April 22nd at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills presented by City National Bank.

Three exemplary women, who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and support for children facing adversity in Los Angeles, will be honored. Tracy D. Underwood, Senior Vice President of ABC Signature, and Laurie Zaks, President of Mandeville Television, will receive the “Excellence in Mentoring Award”. Martha Henderson, Executive Vice President of Entertainment Banking at City National Bank will receive the “Innovator Award”. Amber Valetta will emcee the luncheon; stylemeister Lloyd Boston will emcee the fashion show; and actress and activist Yara Shahidi (Grown-ish) is set to present the awards. Rebecca Campbell, Nancy Daniels, Stephen Galloway, Anne Globe, NJ Goldston, Barbara Lazaroff, Laura Lizer, Nicole Lorey, Loyola Marymount University, Lori McCreary, Kate Nichols, Charon Harroun Peirce, Nina Shaw, Sandra Stern, and Nancy Taylor are Honorary Co-Chairs.
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Which The National Song Should Be the Title for Lead Singer Matt Berninger’s New TV Show?

Which The National Song Should Be the Title for Lead Singer Matt Berninger’s New TV Show?
The National lead singer Matt Berninger is currently developing a TV show based on his own life, according to Pitchfork. Following the “Crashing”/”Better Things”/”I’m Sorry” mold, Berninger would play a version of himself, as would his brother Tom. Working alongside Trent O’Donnell (creator of “No Activity” and the original Australian series that formed the basis for “Review”), the creative team for this new Berninger show would also include Matt’s wife Carin Besser.

What this show doesn’t have yet is a title. Since there’s a .001% chance it doesn’t take the name from one of The National’s songs, we thought we’d offer up our ideas for the series’ best prospective titles. Some of the band’s top songs don’t lend themselves well to a TV show. (“Empire Line” is objectively the greatest song of 2017, but it’s hard to see that
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Marvel's Runaways: Parents are the Key to Its Storytelling Success

Most people will tell you their parents for better or for worse had a deep and definitive impact on their lives.

Everything from our mannerisms to pop culture interests to ideological and moral values are influenced by the people who raised us. And yet, from Shadowhunters to Riverdale, TV parents are often written like Charlie Brown's teacher: as faceless (and development-less) beings.

Whether it’s the tough-love mother, the bumbling dad or worse, the notoriously invisible parents, far too often we see television's older characters crafted as caricatures and afterthoughts.

Defined mostly by their roles as gatekeepers — to parties, dating, college, freedom, or even superpowers — parents can be skeletons of their dramatic potential, included only for the illusion of realism.

The select few who do manage to get their own relationship and professional complications still find themselves relegated to B and C plots.

There they help prop their children’s storylines,
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Runaways and Future Man Will Both Get a Second Season on Hulu!

Hulu has officially renewed Marvel's Runaways and the sci-fi comedy series Future Man for a second season! Both of these shows have been a lot of fun to watch and it's great to hear that the adventurous stories for the characters in these series' will continue. Each of the shows will consist of 13-episodes in their second seasons. If you haven't checked out these shows yet, you should give them a shot! I think they're really well done.

The Runaways series comes from Gossip Girl and The Oc creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and the story revolves around a group of teens who discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization. The series stars Rhenzy Feliz (Teen Wolf, Casual) as Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano (The Affair, Unforgettable) as Nico Minoru–tough, Virginia Gardner (Goat, Little Bitches) as Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer (New Girl, One Day at a Time
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Marvel's Runaways has been renewed for season 2

Kayti Burt Jan 9, 2018

The Runaways are going to keep on running for another 10-episode season on Hulu...

Good news for fans of Marvel's Runaways! Hulu has just announced that it will be bringing the teen superhero show based on the comics by Brian K. Vaughan back for a second season.

The news came ahead of the season 1 finale, which sees the teens facing off against their parents once and for all, with the fate of the city and the world at stake.

Marvel's Runaways season 2 will consist of 10 episodes, just like season 1. Presumably, series creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will return to write the second season, with stars Gregg Sulkin, Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, and Allegra Acosta returning as our teenaged superheroes.

Season 1 has been structured as a relatively slow burn, with the teens still developing and learning about their powers and abilities as the season closes out.
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Marvel's Runways & Future Man Land Renewals at Hulu!

Hulu is looking to keep two of its newest series around. 

The streaming giant has handed out renewals to Marvel's Runaways and Future Man

Both shows have been well received by both viewers and critics, so the news is unsurprising. 

Marvel's Runaways follows a group of teenagers who learn that their parents have been lying to them about their involvement in a string of disappearances. 

Armed with the truth, the kids try to find a way to make sense of the fact they've been lied to their entire lives. 

On top of that, they are forced to deal with mysterious powers that seem to be awakening inside of them. 

The series hails from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage who brought The Oc to the air back in 2003. 

The talented cast includes the likes of Rhenzy Feliz, Virginia Gardner, Gregg Sulkin, Annie Wersching, James Marsters and Julian McMahon

Marvel's Runaways
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