Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Sept. 18, 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]
Adam and Naomi Scott Land a TV Development Deal with Universal
by Megh Wright Adam Scott and his wife Naomi, who are the brains behind Adult Swim's The Greatest Event in Television History specials, have signed a first-look deal with Universal Television. According to THR, Adam and Naomi have signed on with Universal via their production company Gettin' Rad Pro... [Read More]
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Sept. 11, 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]
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Sept. 4, 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]
Johnny Knoxville Is Developing an Autobiographical Comedy for ABC
by Megh Wright Rivers Cuomo isn't the only star to get the autobiographical sitcom treatment this week. Deadline reports that Johnny Knoxville has signed a two-year first-look deal with ABC Studios to develop new projects under his company Hello Junior! Knoxville has sold one project to ABC under th... [Read More]
Bill Hader signs a deal with HBO to create and star in his own show
It’s been a year since we’ve seen the likes of Stefan and Nitro on SNL, and while we all wish our favorite cast members can stay in Studio 8H forever, it looks like Bill Hader is on to the next big thing. Hader is moving from supporting player to lead actor in a new show […] Bill ... [Read More]
Comedy Central again offering development deal via New York Television Festival
If you feel like you're missing out on pilot season, do not lose all hope. Comedy Central once again is putting out $7,500 and a potential development deal in the waters for writers and producers through a contest via The New York Television Festival. If you've got a scripted-comedy format to pitch ... [Read More]
Amy Poehler Signs 3-Year Development Deal with NBC
by Megh Wright This past weekend brought a bunch of great news items for Amy Poehler. Not only will Parks and Recreation be renewed for a new season, but according to Deadline, Poehler has also signed a three-year deal with NBC to develop new shows for the network, similar to Tina Fey's four-year de... [Read More]
Nate Bargatze Gets Development Deal with NBC
by Elise Czajkowski Nate Bargatze was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to do standup, and before his set, Fallon announced that Bargatze has signed a development deal for a sitcom with NBC. (There hasn't been an official announcement from NBC yet.) It's unclear what, if any, involveme... [Read More]
Watch the NYTVF-winning pilot for “RE:VERSE” and see who earned TV development deals at the 2013 fest
Re:Verse, a comedy pilot created by Stephen Soroka and Nic Rad and starring Maria Krovatin as a 22-year-old who quits law school and pursues multiple futures in New York City, won the inaugural "Best of Fest" award and the Audience Award at last weekend's New York Television Festival. Soroka wrote a... [Read More]