Ben Stiller Is Remaking 'Reality Bites' as an NBC Show
by Bradford Evans Nearly 20 years after its release, Ben Stiller is prepping a TV adaptation of the first movie he ever directed. Deadline reports that Stiller is developing a TV version of Reality Bites, the 1994 Gen X rom-com that he starred in alongside Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke. Helen Childre... [Read More]
FX Orders Animated Comedy 'Bigfoot' Produced by Seth Rogen
by Bradford Evans Seth Rogen is getting ready to take his first regular TV job since Undeclared ended over a decade ago. THR reports that Rogen and his comedy partner Evan Godlberg have sold a pilot for a new animated series about Bigfoot to FX. Rogen and Goldberg will serve as executive producers o... [Read More]
Comedy Central Orders Pilot from 'Next Time on Lonny' Creators, Produced by Ben Stiller
by Bradford Evans Another pair of web video kingpins are making a show for Comedy Central. Following the successes of the Workaholics guys and an upcoming show from the stars/creators of the web series Broad City, Comedy Central has ordered a pilot from Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, the creato... [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]
Josh Gad Is Co-Starring in Billy Crystal's FX Pilot
by Bradford Evans Josh Gad continues to be a busy actor. A week after landing a starring role in the upcoming Sam Kinison biopic, Gad has been cast opposite Billy Crystal in his new FX pilot, The Comedians, THR reports. The Comedians is based on the Swedish show of the same name and follows a f... [Read More]
Rashida Jones and Writing Partner Will McCormack Sell a Pilot to Fox
by Bradford Evans Just a week after it was announced she'll be leaving Parks and Recreation this season along with Rob Lowe, Rashida Jones already has a new TV show in the works. Only this time, she'll be serving as a producer and not an actress. Deadline reports that Jones and writing partner Will ... [Read More]
Jeffrey Tambor to Star in Another Amazon Pilot
by Bradford Evans Arrested Development's Jeffrey Tambor is set to star in his second pilot for Amazon's streaming service. Tambor previously starred in Onion News Empire, a critically-acclaimed pilot from The Onion that debuted with Amazon's first batch of original pilots this spring. Deadline repor... [Read More]
Fox Orders a Pilot from Jim Rash, Nat Faxon, and Nahnatchka Khan
by Bradford Evans Fox is already buying pilots for the 2014-15 TV season. Deadline reports that the network ordered a pilot called Fatrick produced by Don't Trust the B creator Nahnatchka Khan and The Way, Way Back/The Descendants team Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Faxon and Rash will also direct the pilo... [Read More]
CBS Resurrects Jim Gaffigan Pilot
by Bradford Evans Last season, CBS ordered a pilot co-created by and starring comedian Jim Gaffigan but passed on turning it into a series when it came time to pick new shows in May. Now, THR reports that the network is redeveloping the show for the 2014-15 TV season, a rare move for a network to pu... [Read More]
Fox Is Developing a Show by 'Big C' Creator Darlene Hunt and Longtime 'Community' Writer Andy Bobrow
by Bradford Evans The Fox network is developing a new show co-written by longtime Community writer/producer Andy Bobrow (pictured) and The Big C creator Darlene Hunt, Deadline reports. The proposed show is a single-camera, half-hour comedy called On the Farm that follows a New York dermatologist who... [Read More]