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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 […]

Foxtel calls on Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow

Australian cable platform Foxtel has acquired new season Warner Bros. superhero dramas Supergirl (above) and Legends of Tomorrow (below) The shows would have previously automatically gone to Nine Network, but the free-to-air broadcaster allowed its output deal to lapse earlier this year as it moves away from expensive foreign acquisitions. Supergirl, which was among the […]

Keshet Int’l launches US studio

Israel’s Keshet International has become the latest overseas content group to launch an LA-based production studio. Keshet Studios will oversee development, production, packaging, promotion and sales of Keshet’s scripted programming catalogue, which currently runs to more than 30 formats, in the US. Veteran drama executive Peter Traugott has been hired as Keshet Studios’s president of […]

NBC unveils new shows, cancels Constantine

US broadcaster NBC has unveiled new dramas and comedies for its 2015-16 slate, while axing superhero series Constantine, State of Affairs, One Big Happy and About a Boy. Over the weekend, the NBCUniversal channel okayed dramas Blindspot, Chicago Med, Game of Silence, Heartbreaker and The Player (pictured), which sit alongside straight-to-series orders Shades of Blue […]

Netflix orders Green Eggs and Ham for TV

Netflix has ordered a television version of the Dr. Seuss children’s book Green Eggs and Ham. Based on the Theodor Seuss Geisel book, Green Eggs and Ham will be an 13-episode animated family comedy from TV host Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production alongside A Stern Talking To and Gulfstream Television, in association with Warner […]

Eva Longoria, Dolly Parton score NBC deals

Actress Eva Longoria and country singer Dolly Parton have secured new projects at US broadcast network NBC. Desperate Housewives star Longoria has had her latest comedy, Telenovela, given the greenlight for a 13-episode run, and signed a wider production pact. Single-came series Telenovela will follow the backstage madness of a Spanish-language telenovela, starring Longoria as […]

Channel 5 examines NBC’s Mysteries of Laura

UK digital channel 5USA has bought NBC procedural The Mysteries of Laura. The Channel 5-owned network plans to launch the show, which recently got a full 22-epsiode season order in the US, in mid-January. The show, which is based on a Spanish scripted format, stars Debra Messing (Will and Grace) as a New York murder […]

Abrams’ Westworld remake gets HBO order

US premium cabler HBO has confirmed a 10-episode order for a remake of 1970s sci-fi horror Western Westworld. The one-hour drama project hails from writer Jonathan Nolan, brother of Hollywood director Christopher Nolan, and Lost and Fringe creator JJ Abrams. Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films are working on the project in […]