“Rush Hour” comedy action pilot ordered by CBS
Yes, that Rush Hour. CBS announced three pilot orders on Monday, one being a series remake of the popular blockbuster comedy. The hour-long action comedy will follow a similar plot as the popular 1998 film starring Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. Centering around a stoic, by-the-bo... [Read More]
 
CBS Orders 'Rush Hour' Pilot and Two Other Comedies
by Megh Wright CBS announced three new pilot orders yesterday. According to Variety, the network has ordered a pilot based on the Rush Hour film franchise that Bill Lawrence and Brett Ratner began developing last year as well as two comedy pilots called Super Clyde and Joe Time. This makes the secon... [Read More]
 
Tommy Johnagin family comedy pilot gets ordered by CBS
CBS joins the ranks of networks with their first pilot order. A multi-camera comedy starring stand-up Tommy Johnagin and executive produced by Bill Lawrence. CBS has been consistent in looking to launch another comedy fronted by a stand-up, ordering a Jim Gaffigan pilot the last two season... [Read More]
 
NBC trying to remake “The IT Crowd” (again) with Bill Lawrence
If you are not familiar with the great British series, The IT Crowd, you need to. Especially now so you can compare the potential American remake in the works at NBC. According to Deadline, producer Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town, Ground Floor) is in charge of turning the series into an American multi-c... [Read More]
 
Bill Lawrence Is Developing an 'IT Crowd' Remake for NBC
by Megh Wright NBC is attempting to remake the Channel 4 workplace comedy The IT Crowd again. Deadline reports that the network has teamed up with Bill Lawrence — who is also developing a Rush Hour TV adaptation for CBS — to adapt the Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, and Katherine Parkinson... [Read More]
 
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Oct. 2, 2014)
The Emmys may have celebrated the past year of television, and the new Fall TV series have yet to premiere, but Hollywood always keeps an eye to the future, and August still signifies the start to the following year's development cycle. You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now th... [Read More]
 
Bill Lawrence and Brett Ratner are developing “Rush Hour” into a TV show
Remember what we just got done saying about TV trends? Well it looks like yet another movie is being adapting into a TV series. Joining the likes of Big and Minority Report (among others), the action/comedy trilogy Rush Hour is making its way to TV. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. TV has closed ... [Read More]
 
Bill Lawrence and Brett Ratner Are Developing a 'Rush Hour' TV Series
by Megh Wright Yet another big-screen comedy is currently in development as a TV series. Deadline reports that an hourlong action comedy based on the hit Rush Hour film franchise is currently in the works at Warner Bros. TV. The series will be written and executive produced by Bill Lawrence, with or... [Read More]
 
Bill Lawrence Is Producing an Autobiographical Sitcom Starring Tommy Johnagin
by Megh Wright Standup Tommy Johnagin might be getting his own Everybody Loves Raymond-style sitcom. Deadline reports that Johnagin has teamed up with $h*! My Dad Says/Surviving Jack co-creators Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker to create a multi-cam comedy for CBS based on his life with Bill La... [Read More]
 
Tommy Johnagin pilot gets production commitment from CBS
Lately it’s been looking like we have a stand-up led TV revolution on our hands. With comedians like John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, and more getting starring roles in sitcoms loosely-based on themselves. Now, Tommy Johnagin’s hat has been thrown into the ring. According to Deadline, CBS has... [Read More]