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]
'Billy on the Street' Renewed for Season 4 on TruTV
by Megh Wright Billy Eichner's hit Fuse show Billy on the Street just got a season 4 renewal and brand new home. According to THR, Eichner recently signed a deal with Turner Broadcasting that includes a 10-episode fourth season of his man-on-the-street pop culture quiz show to premiere later this ye... [Read More]
Craig Ferguson Signs a Development Deal with Lionsgate Television
by Megh Wright Craig Ferguson just signed a TV development deal. Variety reports that the former Late Late Show host will develop scripted and unscripted series for Lionsgate Television via his production company Green Mountain West. No specific projects have been announced yet, but Ferguson could p... [Read More]
Finalists announced for first NBC Playground comedy pitch contest
NBC has announced the 10 finalists for the first edition of the network's NBC Playground, an open competition to seek out new voices for primetime broadcast sitcoms. Entries that advanced after submitting initial introduction videos, sitcom pitches and the required application are: Jeff Galante (Los... [Read More]
Mike Myers Signs a Two-Year Overall Deal with HBO
by Megh Wright Mike Myers is calling HBO home for the next two years. The pay network announced today that Myers has teamed up with HBO for a two-year overall talent deal, which "includes TV exclusivity and runs for two years." No Myers HBO projects have been revealed yet. "Mike Myers is one of the ... [Read More]
Tumblr and truTV Team Up for "Big Deal" TV Development Contest
by Megh Wright Not long after renewing its hit sketch show Friends of the People, truTV has teamed up with Tumblr to seek out new ideas for unscripted comedy series. According to The Wrap, the "Big Deal Contest" calls for submissions from Tumblr users for "unique unscripted comedic formats featuring... [Read More]
Erik Rivera on NUVOtv, ā€œIā€™m No Expert,ā€ meeting your mate and pilot season
Erik Rivera may not have turned his development deal last year with Eva Longoria into a network TV sitcom, but his relationship with Jennifer Lopez did net him his first hourlong stand-up special. Erik Rivera: I'm No Expert premieres Saturday on NUVOtv. No, not that kind of relationship. Rivera is h... [Read More]
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Oct. 30, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]
Winners of development deals at the 2014 New York Television Festival
The annual New York Television Festival (NYTVF) announced the winners Saturday night in 12 categories of its Independent Pilot Competition as well as 20 development deal winners from various cable channels, studios and digital network partners. “We had a fantastic week with more events, projec... [Read More]