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]
 
Fox buys supernatural comedy from ’30 Rock’ writer Colleen McGuinness
Former 30 Rock writer/producer Colleen McGuinness has sold her second pilot this year. According to Deadline, McGuinness has sold a single-camera comedy to Fox and is getting some very big names to help her with it. A-Listers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have signed on as producers alongside McGuinnes... [Read More]
 
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Are Producing a Fox Comedy from '30 Rock' Alum Colleen McGuinness
by Megh Wright Another former 30 Rock writer just landed a new comedy on a major network. Following last week's report that former 30 Rock writers/co-executive producers Josh Siegal and Dylan are developing a witch-themed comedy for NBC, today The Wrap reports that Fox has ordered a script for a hal... [Read More]
 
John Mulaney reacts to FOX’s episode order reduction of “Mulaney,” and how his sitcom is like “The Cosby Show”
Over the weekend, John Mulaney and Nasim Pedrad closed out the New York Television Festival by sitting down with Grantland's Andy Greenwald for a Q&A and screening of their new FOX sitcom, Mulaney. The sitcom had the weekend off -- pre-empted Sunday night for Game 5 of the 2014 World Series -- b... [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]
 
Will Smith turning ‘Hitch’ into Fox comedy series
Will Smith is bringing Hitch to the small screen (or computer screen, or phone screen…wherever you watch things now). Smith is developing his 2005 hit movie into a half-hour comedy series for Fox. Smith starred in Hitch as a dating consultant for good guys who lacked the confidence and knowle... [Read More]
 
Laughs renewed for four more Saturday nights on FOX
This won't be the last week you'll be seeing Laughs on your TV late on a Saturday night. The stand-up showcase created by Steve Hofstetter is wrapping up a 13-week tryout in 11 FOX TV markets nationwide (airing at midnight Saturdays in New York City and Los Angeles up against Saturday Night Live, an... [Read More]
 
FXX and The Simpsons launch Simpsons World app for all-access to #EverySimpsonsEver
If you missed out on FXX's #EverySimpsonsEver marathon, or missed watching every episode of The Simpsons the first time it aired, then now you can catch up with any episode, anytime, as FX Networks is unveiling its "Simpsons World" app and experience today. SimpsonsWorld.com asks for authentication ... [Read More]
 
Russell Brand Kicked Out Of Fox News! Watch Video Of Comedian Nearly Getting Arrested While Filming ‘Trews At Network Headquarters
Russell Brand claims he was invited to appear on Fox News’ Hannity program this week. But when the producers supposedly canceled, Brand decided to have a little fun at the conservative network’s expense. Brand tried to film an episode of his web series The Trews, which often attacks Fox ... [Read More]
 
John Mulaney’s Fox show ‘Mulaney’ in jeopardy of cancelation?
John Mulaney’s new Fox sitcom may be in some trouble. Fox execs cut its order for Mulaney from 16 episodes to 13. The show has recently wrapped filming its thirteenth episode, so it appears that the network wanted to stop the show from spending any more money as they decide its fate. Mulaney h... [Read More]