Here are the independent comedy pilots accepted into the 2016 New York Television Festival (NYTVF)
The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) announced today that it'd accepted a record 63 independent pilots for its TV and digital consideration this fall. “We were blown away by the talent and creativity of this year's submissions – across the board it was a record-setting year and we ha... [Read More]
Here are the independent comedy pilots accepted into the 2016 New York Television Festival (NYTVF)
The New York Television Festival (NYTVF) announced today that it'd accepted a record 63 independent pilots for its TV and digital consideration this fall. “We were blown away by the talent and creativity of this year's submissions – across the board it was a record-setting year and we ha... [Read More]
FOX orders animated pilot presentation from 2015 NYTVF pitch as 2016 submission process comes to a close
FOX has ordered a pilot presentation for That's My Bus, the animated series about a New York City bus driver from comedians Dan Perlman and Will Julian that won the New York Television Festival's pitch contest last year at Montreal's Just For Laughs. It's too late to submit for the JFL Comedy Search... [Read More]
Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper Have New Projects in the Works at Comedy Central
Two of The Daily Show’s brightest stars have more projects in the works at Comedy Central. According to Variety, the network has made development deals with Daily Show correspondents Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper, who have been with The Daly Show since 2012 and 2014, respectively. As par... [Read More]
Last Comic Standing 8 winner Rod Man lands development deal for NBC sitcom
Just in time. Rod Man, who won the eighth season of Last Comic Standing last summer, has earned himself a deal with NBC to develop his own starring vehicle in a multi-cam sitcom. Yes, the development year for Fall 2016 already begins in full earnest with network pitches heard and bought each Au... [Read More]
‘Happy Endings’ and ‘Benched’ Star Eliza Coupe Signs a Development Deal with ABC
Former Happy Endings star Eliza Coupe is going into business behind the camera at ABC. According to Variety, Coupe has officially signed a production deal with ABC Studios to develop projects for the network. Coupe most recently starred in the short-lived USA comedy Benched, House of Lives, The Mill... [Read More]
The Duplass Brothers Sign a Two-Year Overall Deal with HBO
HBO is going into business with the Duplass brothers. According to Variety, Mark and Jay Duplass have signed a two-year overall deal with the pay network to develop future series. So far this year, HBO gave a season 2 renewal to their show Togetherness as well as a double-season order to their upcom... [Read More]
Simon Rich Signs a Two-Year Overall Deal with FX
by Megh Wright SNL alum and Man Seeking Woman creator Simon Rich is sticking with FX for the next two years. The Wrap reports that Rich has signed a two-year overall deal with the network less than two months after his FXX series landed a second season renewal. "They've given us more creative freedo... [Read More]
Nasim Pedrad to Create, Write, and Star in Her Own Fox Comedy
by Megh Wright Nasim Pedrad might star in her very own Fox comedy. THR reports that Pedrad has signed a talent holding and development deal at the network with the goal of creating, writing, and starring in her own show. "Nasim’s an undeniable creative force in front of the camera and a brilli... [Read More]