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‘The Lost Boys’ Picks Up Options On 2 Actors For New Pilot, ‘Glamorous’ Not Going Forward At the CW

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‘The Lost Boys’ Picks Up Options On 2 Actors For New Pilot, ‘Glamorous’ Not Going Forward At the CW
Exclusive: The CW in May opted not to pick up pilot The Lost Boys to series but authorized a retooling, including recastings. As part of that, producing studio Warner Bros. TV has released the entire cast of the pilot with the exception of Medalion Rahimi and Dakota Shapiro whose options have been extended. The duo will co-star in the new, reworked pilot, which will likely film by the end of the year.

Meanwhile, pilot Glamorous starring Ben J. Pierce, which was not picked up in early May with the rest of the CW new series but was left in serious contention for a series order, is now dead.

Launching a series adaptation of the iconic 1987 Warner Bros horror comedy movie The Lost Boys had been high in the priority list for the CW brass. The network first tapped Rob Thomas to conceive and write a Lost Boys series during the 2016-17 development season.
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Connor Franta, Alexis G. Zall, Ben J. Pierce To Appear In YouTube Pride Doc ‘Stonewall Outloud’ (Trailer)

YouTube kicked off Lgbtq+ Pride Month in the throes of an explosive scandal, amid calls to remove right-wing commentator Steven Crowder from its platform, after he was discovered to have extensively harassed Vox journalist Carlos Maza about his sexuality (and also promoted a T-shirt line emblazoned with the slogan ‘Socialism Is For F*gs). YouTube ultimately opted to let Crowder’s channel stand, but apologized to the Lgbtq+ community for the hurtful outcome.

Now, YouTube -- which has long been outspoken in its support for the Lgbtq+ community from a corporate marketing perspective -- has announced a new film produced alongside World Of Wonder (RuPaul’s Drag Race) and storytelling nonprofit StoryCorps titled Stonewall Outloud.

The documentary will chronicle the Stonewall Riots of 50 years ago -- a series of protests in New York against an anti-gay police raid on the Stonewall Inn bar that became a seminal event in the gay rights movement.
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CW Boss on Future Jane the Virgin Spinoffs, End of Output Deal With Netflix & More!

Jane the Virgin fans were dealt a huge blow last week when The CW officially passed on Jane the Novella, a prospective spinoff of the soon-to-conclude dramedy.

The series was to be an anthology, with each season based on Jane the Virgin's titular character's novel series, with Gina Rodriguez attached to narrate.

But CW boss Mark Pedowitz has now opened up about the decision to not go forward with the series.

“We are big fans of Jennie Urman and Gina and we had great appreciation of what they did," he said during a conference call ahead of the network's upfronts presentation.

Related: The CW Orders Batwoman, Nancy Drew and Katy Keene

"In this particular situation, this spin-off didn’t quite get to where we wanted to get to. We have reached out to Jennie and if she wishes we are very interested in pursuing a potential another spinoff for Jennie.
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‘Glamorous’ Eyes Retooling For Series Pickup Consideration At the CW

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Three of the four CW pilots that stood out this pilot season, Batwoman, Katy Keene, Nancy Drew and Glamorous, were picked up to series last week. The fourth, Glamorous, the only original concept and only comedy in the bunch, remains in contention.

“We are still looking at Glamorous,” the CW President Mark Pedowitz said during the network’s upfront call Thursday morning. “It is very, very funny. We will take a harder look at it when we go back to Los Angeles.”

Glamorous, which hails from Damon Wayans Jr. and his Two Shakes Entertainment, writer Jordon Nardino and CBS TV Studios, centers on a gender-nonconforming recent high school graduate (Ben J. Pierce) who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

“We believe Ben J. Pierce is a star,” Pedowitz said. “It needs some retooling so we can try to move forward with it.
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CW Pilots Update: ‘Glamorous’ In Contention, ‘The Lost Boys’ Re-Piloted, ‘Jane the Novela’ Not Going Forward

  • Deadline
The CW just picked up three of its six pilots to series, Batwoman, Katy Keene and Nancy Drew. Here is the status of the three that were left off, Glamorous, The Lost Boys and Jane the Novela.

Glamorous remains in contention, with a pickup decision will come soon, possibly before the CW’s May 16 upfront presentation; The Lost Boys will be retooled and re-piloted off-cycle; while the Jane the Virgin offshoot Jane the Novela is not going forward.

Glamourous, which hails from Damon Wayans Jr. and his Two Shakes Entertainment, writer Jordon Nardino and CBS TV Studios, had been considered a leading contender alongside Batwoman, Katy Keene and Nancy Drew and was the only original concept in the bunch.

Written by Nardino, Glamorous centers on a gender-nonconforming recent high school graduate (Ben J. Pierce) who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.
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‘Batwoman’, ‘Katy Keene’ & ‘Nancy Drew’ Picked Up To Series By the CW, ‘Glamorous’ Still In Contention

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IP rules the CW’s new series orders. The network has picked up to series Batwoman, starring Ruby Rose; Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, headlined by Lucy Hale; and Nancy Drew, toplined by Kennedy McMann. Batwoman, featuring a lesbian superhero, and Katy Keene come from Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. TV; Nancy Drew hails from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire and CBS TV Studios.

Watch the first Batwoman teaser below.

The three pilots, along with Glamorous, had been standouts at the CW this pilot season. Glamorous, whose star Ben J. Pierce has been getting strong reviews, remains in contention, with a pickup decision pending. It could come before the CW’s May 16 upfront presentation.

The Lost Boys, which did not come as strong as the CW had hoped but remains a concept the network brass are very high on, will be re-piloted off-cycle and reshot with possible recastings.
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Lesbian Superhero Drama 'Batwoman,' 'Riverdale' Spinoff, 'Nancy Drew' Ordered to Series at The CW

Batwoman is moving forward at The CW.

The younger-skewing broadcast network has handed out a series order to its Ruby Rose-led DC Comics drama, which joins Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene — both of which are from Greg Berlanti — and Nancy Drew, from Gossip Girl and Dynasty duo Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Jane the Virgin spinoff Jane the Novela has been passed over. Original concept Glamorous — a drama pilot about a gender non-confirming high school grad who gets his dream job starring potential breakout Ben J. Pierce and produced by Damon Wayans Jr. — is still in contention. Rob Thomas'...
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Pilots 2019: Latest Buzz On What’s Hot At the Broadcast Networks

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With the network screenings wrapping up, we are heading into the final stage of pilot season when network executives take the pilots that had screened the best/tested the highest and see which of them fit into their schedules for next season. With ABC’s order Thursday of Black-ish‘s young Rainbow-centered prequel Mixed-ish kicking off the new series pickups, here is our final pilot buzz list.

The field of leading ABC drama contenders has narrowed down a bit. Staying strong after the screenings are early standouts Pi drama Stumptown starring Cobie Smulders, the soapy, John Mayer song-inspired Heart of Life, the new NYPD Blue and the untitled Hank Steinberg /50 Cent legal drama. NY Undercover also has supporters; I hear its fate might be tied to that of bubble drama The Rookie as ABC is unlikely to go for three cop dramas in these two and NYPD Blue. I
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Pilots 2019: More Very Early Buzz On What’s Hot

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It’s late April. Normally at this time TV business’ attention is focused almost squarely on the broadcast pilot season as it is heading into its final stages — network pilot screenings followed by new series pickups. But this is not a normal time. With the WGA-Ata standoff completely dominating the Hollywood conversation following the mass firing of agents by writers, it has been hard for anyone to focus on pilot season. Here is what I hear is hot at the networks. Keep in mind that the information is still incomplete as not all pilots have been delivered to the networks. We will have a fuller picture at the end of next week when most of the pilots will have screened.

Pi drama Bad Alibi (fka Stumptown) starring Cobie Smulders and the untitled Hank Steinberg /50 Cent legal drama continue to be getting strong buzz, with ABC authorizing all
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TV News Roundup: Netflix Drops Trailer for Christina Applegate’s ‘Dead to Me’ (Watch)

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In today’s roundup, Netflix releases the official trailer for the dark comedy “Dead to Me,” and John Barrowman joins The CW’s “Glamorous.”

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Netflix has revealed the premiere date and official trailer for “Dead to Me,” a new dark comedy series starring Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden, Ed Asner and Brandon Scott. Jen (Applegate) is a widow determined to solve her husband’s recent hit-and-run murder, and she befriends Judy (Cardellini) while grieving, but she soon learns Judy has some secrets of her own. The series launches on May 3.

NBC has locked in several premiere dates for its new and returning summer series. “The InBetween” stars Harriet Dyer as Cassie Bedford, a woman who helps detectives solve crimes using her strange ability to see visions of the past or future. The show will premiere on May 29 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. The new season of the game
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Pilot Castings: Arrow Vet Joins Deputy, Orville Alum to Prodigal Son and More

Pilot Castings: Arrow Vet Joins Deputy, Orville Alum to Prodigal Son and More
Bex Taylor-Klaus is now on the right side of the law: The Arrow and Scream TV series vet will star opposite Stephen Dorff in the Fox drama pilot Deputy, our sister site Deadline reports.

The project centers around deputy Bill Hollister (Dorff), a career lawman who becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County when the current sheriff dies. Taylor-Klaus will play the sarcastic, “quietly badass” deputy Breanna Bishop, replacing Jasmine Kaur (Insecure), who was originally cast in the role.

In other pilot casting news, per Deadline:

* Halston Sage (The Orville) has been cast in the Fox drama Prodigal Son as
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‘Glamorous’: Peyton List & Susan Santiago Cast In The CW Drama Pilot

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Exclusive: Disney Channel star Peyton List and Susan Santiago (The Hate U Give) are set as series regulars opposite Brooke Shields and Ben J. Pierce in the CW’s drama pilot Glamorous, from Damon Wayans Jr and his Two Shakes Entertainment, writer Jordon Nardino and CBS TV Studios.

Written by Nardino and directed by Eva Longoria in her pilot-directing debut, Glamorous centers on Marco (Pierce), a gender-nonconforming recent high school graduate who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

List will play AlyssaSays, an over-the-top YouTube personality with a competitive edge who finds an unexpected home at the same cosmetics firm as Marco.

Santiago will portray Julia, a no-nonsense lawyer who has raised her son in a loving and supportive environment where he’s always been held to the highest of standards. As her son leaves the nest for the first time,
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The CW Pilot ‘Glamorous’ Casts Ben J. Pierce in Lead Role

  • Variety
The CW Pilot ‘Glamorous’ Casts Ben J. Pierce in Lead Role
Ben J. Pierce has been cast in the lead role for the upcoming CW pilot “Glamorous,” Variety has learned.

He joins a cast which includes Brooke Shields and Jade Payton, with Eva Longoria in the director’s seat.

The pilot centers around Pierce’s character Marco, a gender non-conforming recent high school graduate who uses makeup and fashion to let his queer self bloom. His life changes when an unplanned rant on YouTube bashing a cosmetics company for their shoddy products lands him a dream internship at the side of its founder and CEO, Madolyn (Brooke Shields). On his own for the first time, this is Marco’s chance to live, love, and grow to understand what it really means to be queer.

A CW statement revealed Pierson Fodé has also been added to the cast as Chad, an ambitious alpha male who works at the cosmetics company his mother founded,
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The CW Pilot ‘Glamorous’ Finds Its Gender-Nonconforming Teen Lead In Ben J. Pierce, Casts Pierson Fodé, Adds Ep

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The CW Pilot ‘Glamorous’ Finds Its Gender-Nonconforming Teen Lead In Ben J. Pierce, Casts Pierson Fodé, Adds Ep
Ben J. Pierce (Fuller House) has landed the younger lead opposite Brooke Shields in the CW’s drama pilot Glamorous, from Damon Wayans Jr. and CBS TV Studios. Pierson Fodé (The Bold and the Beautiful) also has been cast in the pilot, which Michael Rauch (Instinct) has boarded as executive producer.

Written by Jordon Nardino and directed by Eva Longoria, Glamorous centers on a gender-nonconforming recent high school graduate (Pierce) who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

Pierce’s Marco is an ambitious and creative gender-nonconforming teenager who uses makeup and fashion to let his queer self bloom. Fresh off his high school graduation, Marco’s life changes when an unplanned rant on YouTube bashing a cosmetics company for their shoddy products lands him a dream internship at the side of its founder and CEO, Madolyn (Shields). On his own for the first time,
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The CW’s ‘Glamorous’ Pilot Casts Ben J Pierce as Gender Non-Conforming Lead

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The CW’s ‘Glamorous’ Pilot Casts Ben J Pierce as Gender Non-Conforming Lead
Ben J. Pierce as been cast as the lead in The CW pilot “Glamorous,” about a gender non-conforming teen working at a high-profile cosmetics company.

Pierce will star as Marco, described as “an ambitious and creative gender non-conforming teenager who uses makeup and fashion to let his queer self bloom. Fresh off his high school graduation, Marco’s life changes when an unplanned rant on YouTube bashing a cosmetics company for their shoddy products lands him a dream internship at the side of its founder and CEO, Madolyn.”

The “Fuller House” alum joins the previously announced Brooke Shields, who will play Madolyn in the Eva Longoria-directed pilot.

Also Read: Brooke Shields to Star in The CW's 'Glamorous' Pilot, Eva Longoria to Direct

The Bold and the Beautiful” alum Pierson Fodé will also join the cast as Chad, “an ambitious alpha male who works at the cosmetics company his mother founded,
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CW's Gender Non-Conforming Drama Casts Its Lead

The CW's gender non-conforming drama Glamorous has found its lead.

Openly gay actor Ben J. Pierce has nabbed the leading role in the pilot from executive producer Damon Wayans Jr.

The potential series revolves around Marco (Pierce), a gender non-conforming recent high school graduate who lands the gig of a lifetime interning at a cosmetics company whose products he panned on YouTube.

Marco is described as an ambitious and creative gender non-conforming teenager who uses makeup and fashion to let his queer self bloom. Fresh off his high school graduation, Marco's life changes when an unplanned rant on YouTube ...
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Top Digital Talent Manager Lisa Filipelli Has Left Big Frame To Form Her Own Firm

Lisa Filipelli, one of the most illustrious talent managers in the digital realm -- who counts clients like Tyler Oakley and Ingrid Nilsen -- has departed her post as VP of talent at Big Frame to launch her own management firm.

Filipelli was with Big Frame -- which was acquired by AwesomenessTV for $15 million in 2014 -- for roughly five years. At her new company, Flip Management, she will oversee the careers of 13 total influencers, including Amanda Steele, Kian Lawley, Jc Caylen, Jen Chae, Aspyn Ovard, Hayley Williams, Ben J. Pierce, Laina Morris, Kyle Krieger, Nathan Zed, and Mary Elizabeth.

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Guidance: Season Two Coming to Go90 in November

Guidance will be back. Variety reports season two of the Go90 series will debut in November.The new season of the teen drama stars YouTuber Arden Rose as "an over-achiever at Capitol High who discovers that her perfect Gpa is suffering, causing her to accuse the school’s most beloved teacher of favoritism." The cast also includes Erica Dasher, Chachi Gonzales, David Gridley, and Ben J. Pierce.Read More…
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