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Netflix bags Disjointed Chuck Lorre series

Netflix has ordered a 20-part straight-to-series comedy from comedy guru Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros. Television. Disjointed will star Kathy Bates as a lifelong legalisation advocate who is living her dream as the owner of an LA cannabis dispensary. Lorre (pictured), who’s behind CBS comedies such as The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half […]

Amazon poaches HBO comedy exec

Amazon Studios has hired HBO exec Nick Hall to become its head of comedy development. At the production arm of e-commerce giant Amazon, Hall will oversee development of all half-hour comedy, and report to Joe Lewis, head of half-hour TV series. At HBO, he was senior VP, comedy, working within the team of Casey Bloys, […]

Ex-Warner Bros exec joins ABC cable net

Former Warner Bros. Television comedy exec Jana Steele Helman has joined US cable channel Freeform as VP, programming and development. Steele Helman was previously Warner’s director of comedy development, where she worked on series including Two Broke Girls, Undateable, Selfie (pictured), which was for the ABC network, and new season comedies Powerless and Trial and Error. […]

Bad Robot boards Michael Jackson drama

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions has become a coproducer on a Warner Bros. Television event series about the late pop star Michael Jackson. Bar Robot will join Warner and Smiley Television & Film as a copro partner of the adaptation of Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days, which […]

CBS bypasses second Rush Hour

Middling ratings have put paid to CBS’s hour-long drama series Rush Hour. The series, which comes from Warner Bros. Television and is based on the movie franchise of the same name, has taken average 1.2 ratings (six million viewers) for the US broadcaster. This has not been deemed enough to keep it going, and star […]

Supergirl flies to CW as Agent Carter crashes

The US networks are well underway in building their next generation of scripted shows, with CBS moving Supergirl to The CW and ABC cancelling a number of shows, including Marvel’s Agent Carter. Almost every network has made early pick-ups in the past few days, with Supergirl moving channels amid flagging ratings on CBS among the […]

CBS pilots Training Day reboot

US broadcaster CBS is to pilot a reworking of Antoine Fuqua’s 2001 feature film Training Day, as the Eye Network continues to look to movies for series inspiration. The project has a pilot production commitment, with Fuqua and his Fuqua Films imprint, writer Will Beall, Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Bros. Television all attached. The […]

Office-style superhero comedy for NBC

US broadcaster NBC has ordered three comedy pilots, including one billed as The Office­-meets-DC Comics. Powerless is a workplace comedy featuring workers at one of America’s worst insurance companies who live the superheroes and villains universe of DC Comics. The show comes from A to Z creator Ben Queen and Warner Bros. Television, whose parent […]

Warner Bros. veteran exits for WME

Long-serving Warner Bros. Television business development exec Dan Limerick has left the studio for talent agency William Morris Endeavor. Limerick was Warner Bros. head of business development at its TV arm, but moves to WME to run its TV biz dev arm. Former incumbent Catherine Sugar has moved to a new post as head of […]

Warner works up Michael Jackson drama

Warner Bros. Television is working up a drama looking into Michael Jackson’s final days after signing a development deal with author and broadcaster Tavis Smiley. The author’s book Before You Judge Me: the Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days, which publishes next year, is being adapted as a television series, along with My […]