‘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]
'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]