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]
ABC and CBS Both Bought Brooklyn-Based Mom-Centric Comedies
by Elise Czajkowski Both ABC and CBS are looking to have New Yorky mom-centric sitcoms on their schedules next year. ABC is developing a multi-camera sitcom from executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, according to Deadline. Still untitled, the show follows "a free-spirited" sin... [Read More]
Take Me to the Pilot Season: Tracking a Year in Network TV Development
TV networks spend billions of dollars each year for ideas you'll never see on television. That's a bold statement. But it's nevertheless true. Literally. And also by the bass-ackward "new" "definition" of "literally" adopted through repeated utterances on Parks and Recreation. So, too, there's ... [Read More]