3 Arts

Amazon’s IMDb TV unveils huge development push across unscripted & drama

Amazon-owned AVOD IMDb TV has unveiled a slew of original scripted and unscripted programming in development, following the retail giant’s first-ever NewFronts presentation. Unscripted shows in the works include Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary, a five-part mini-series following the country music star along the road to success. Michael Monaco directs the series, which is […]

Apple TV+ orders new scripted comedy series, with Maya Rudolph

Apple TV+ has ordered a new half-hour comedy series from Alan Yang (Master Of None) and Matt Hubbard (30 Rock), starring Maya Rudolph. The new series will be created, written and executive produced by Yang and Hubbard, with star Rudolph also exec producing through her production company, Animal Pictures, alongside partners Natasha Lyonne and Danielle […]

Lionsgate takes majority stake in 3 Arts

Lionsgate has acquired a majority stake in talent management and production company 3 Arts Entertainment. The transaction is effective immediately and creates a platform which combines a global distribution infrastructure, production capabilities and developed talent partnerships. With the move, 3 Arts will continue to operate under the leadership of its partners with an operating board. […]

NBC reunites Poehler & Offerman for unscripted show

Parks and Recreation stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are reuniting on an unscripted series for US broadcaster NBC. Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions is behind The Handmade Project, whose first season will run to six episodes, marking the prodco’s first venture into unscripted. NBC’s new unscripted division, Universal Television Alternative Studio is making the show. […]

FX employs syndie model for George Lopez sitcom

Fox-owned channel FX has ordered a new 10-part sitcom from comedian George Lopez that will stretch to a 100-episode order if ratings thresholds are hit. Saint George is a half-hour comedy coming out of a deal between FX, Lionsgate Television and Lionsgate-owned sales house Debmar-Mercury. It follows co-creator Lopez, best known for his self titled […]