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Film Discussion => The Small Screen => Topic started by: Jeremy Blackman on December 04, 2016, 03:42:19 PM

Title: Assorted TV news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on December 04, 2016, 03:42:19 PM
Here's a list of which shows have been renewed or cancelled, recently updated:


Note: "cancelled" in many cases just means "ended."
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on March 16, 2017, 01:33:06 PM
Buckle up...

Upcoming premieres of note:

Better Call Saul
April 10 (AMC)

Mystery Science Theater 3000
April 14 (Netflix)

The Leftovers
April 16 (HBO)

April 16 (HBO)

April 19 (FX)

Bill Nye Saves the World
April 21 (Netflix)

Master of None
May 12 (Netflix)

Twin Peaks
May 21 (Showtime)

House of Cards
May 30 (Netflix)

Game of Thrones
July 16 (HBO)

Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: Fuzzy Dunlop on March 16, 2017, 07:41:46 PM
...And Andy Daly's REVIEW is coming back tonight for a shortened final season!
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: Fernando on March 22, 2017, 12:17:18 PM
Buckle up...

Upcoming premieres of note:


Silicon Valley
April 23 (HBO)

Orphan Black
June 10 (BBC America)
Tatiana Maslany is incredible in this.

Currently Airing.

The Americans (FX)
Wonder if anyone here watches that.

It's still fun, what isn't is Carrie is out of the CIA, she's in, she's out!

Big Little Lies (HBO)
Forgot this one, so far so good.

Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 04, 2017, 12:19:44 PM
If you're trying to get me to like superhero movies, this is not working...

E: Apparently this is a TV thing.
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: wilder on May 16, 2017, 10:41:13 PM
‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele Teams With WBTV, HBO & Bad Robot For ‘Lovecraft Country’ Drama Series; Misha Green Writing
via Deadline


EXCLUSIVE: Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is teaming with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television on Lovecraft Country, a one-hour drama that has been given a straight-to-series order by HBO. The pilot will be written by Underground executive producer/showrunner/writer Misha Green. Peele will be exec producer along with Green, Abrams and Ben Stephenson. Green will be showrunner.

There is connective tissue to Peele’s breakout genre feature Get Out, which brought a Black Lives Matter theme to the horror genre. Lovecraft Country, the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, focuses on 25-year-old Atticus Black. After his father goes missing, Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. The goal is an anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective.

Peele brought the book to Bad Robot and enlisted Green.

“When I first read Lovecraft Country I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television,” Green said. “Jordan, JJ, Bad Robot, Warner Bros and HBO are all in the business of pushing the limits when it comes to storytelling, and I am beyond thrilled to be working with them on this project.”

This comes after his Monkeypaw banner was staked to a first-look film deal at Universal. Universal-based Blumhouse made Peele’s breakout genre hit Get Out, which has grossed $215 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget. He formed Monkeypaw in 2012 to tell stories in comedy, horror and other genres, but his genre work is quickly overtaking his previous identity in comedy from MADtv and the Emmy- and Peabody-winning Comedy Central series Key & Peele.

Monkeypaw also produced Keanu, the film he starred in with his longtime TV series partner Keegan-Michael Key.
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: wilder on June 07, 2017, 11:12:15 PM
This sounds great for associative reasons

‘The Lou Pearlman Story’: Limited Series About Boy Band Mogul-Turned-Convict In Works From ThinkFactory, Songwriter Duo
via Deadline


Leslie Grief’s ThinkFactory Media is teaming with hitmaking songwriter-producers Desmond Child and Andreas Carlsson on The Lou Pearlman Story, a limited series about the man behind megaplatinum boy bands Backstreet Boys and ‘NSYNC who went from mogul to inmate after being convicted of running a huge Ponzi scheme.

Years after shepherding his boy bands to global stardom, Lou Pearlman was caught on the run and pleading guilty to conspiracy, money laundering and making false statements during a bankruptcy proceeding. By some estimates, he swindled investors out of more than $500 million, partly by creating a phony private jet company he called Transcontinental Airlines. Sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2008, he served eight years before dying in prison nearly a year ago.

ThinkFactory, Child and Carlsson have rights to 2007 Vanity Fair article titled “Mad About the Boys (http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2007/11/pearlman200711)” by Bryan Burrough and 2008 crime thriller The Hit Charade by Tyler Gray, upon which the series will be based.

Child and Carlsson are frequent collaborators who have penned hits together or separately for Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC along with big hits by Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin and many others. Child is in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“We’re incredibly excited to be working with the gifted Desmond Child and Andreas Carlsson in telling the story of Lou Pearlman and his world,” said Grief, who will exec produce with Child and Carlsson. “The music business is in ThinkFactory’s DNA, and I can’t think of a better follow-up to our successful limited series Sun Records about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s than this story of fame, excess and the birth of the boy bands in the 1990s. Desmond and Andreas wrote the huge songs of the era and knew Lou Pearlman — they lived this story. They are the special ingredients that will help us tell this compelling tale as nobody else can.”

Said Carlsson: “Lou Pearlman changed the course of popular music, and what he envisioned created the entertainment business as we know it today. I couldn’t think of better partners than Desmond and Leslie to bring the most exciting chapter of my career to life.” Added Child: “I am absolutely thrilled to join forces with Andreas Carlsson, Leslie Greif, ThinkFactory and our UTA team to bring Lou Pearlman’s larger than life story to the screen.”

UTA and Bob Lange of Kleinberg Lange are repping the project, which is separate from a planned Pearlman biopic to which Child and Carlsson were attached last year. They no longer are involved in that project.
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: wilder on August 04, 2017, 07:34:43 PM
From Deadline's Pilot (http://deadline.com/category/primetime-pilot-panic/#icn=300x250-promo&ici=) coverage.


'PHILIP K. DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS' (originally developed at AMC/Channel 4)

Ordered straight to series; 10 episodes

STUDIO: Amazon Studios/ Sony Pictures TV
TEAM: Ronald D. Moore (w, ep), Michael Dinner (w, ep), Tony Grisoni (w), Jack Thorne (w), Matthew Graham (w), David Farr (w), Dee Rees (w), Travis Beacham (w), Maril Davis (ep), Bryan Cranston (ep), James Degus (ep), Isa Dick Hackett (ep), Kalen Egan (ep), Christopher Tricarico (ep), David Kanter (ep), Matt DeRoss (ep), Lila Rawlings (ep), Marigo Kehoe (ep)
LOGLINE: Sci-fi anthology series based on the short stories of Philip K. Dick. Each episode will be a stand-alone.
CAST: Bryan Cranston (guest)

Coming to Amazon.


'PATRICK MELROSE' - based on the novels (https://www.amazon.com/Patrick-Melrose-Novels-Never-Mothers/dp/0312429967) by Edward St. Aubyn

Limited series; five episodes

STUDIO: Showtime/Sky Atlantic/Two Cities Television
TEAM: David Nicholls (w), Michael Jackson (ep), Rachael Horovitz (ep), Benedict Cumberbatch (ep), Adam Ackland (ep), Edward Berger (d)
LOGLINE: Follows Patrick Melrose’s life from his horribly abusive youth at the hands of his father and the mother who tacitly condones the behavior to the outrageous playboy he becomes and the struggles he endures to defy the damage of his own past. Each episode is devoted to one of Edward St. Aubyn’s five semiautobiographical novels.
CAST: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hugo Weaving

Coming to Showtime.
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: polkablues on August 05, 2017, 12:44:36 AM
You had me at electric dicks.
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: WorldForgot on August 05, 2017, 10:50:39 AM
Incredibly jealous I cannot be in that writer's room..... But intrigued because of the great BryBry CranCran, and Travis Beacham!
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: wilder on September 14, 2017, 01:45:13 PM
Jim Carrey & Michel Gondry Reteam For Showtime Series ‘Kidding’
via The Playlist

Showtime has given “Kidding” a first season order, with Carrey starring and executive producing the half-hour comedy that will be directed by Gondry. The show will find Carrey playing Jeff, aka Mr. Pickles, an icon of children’s television, a beacon of kindness and wisdom to America’s impressionable young minds and the parents who grew up with him – who also anchors a multimillion dollar branding empire. But when this beloved personality’s family – wife, two sons, sister and father – begins to implode, Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through this crisis, which advances faster than his means to cope. The result: a kind man in a cruel world faces a slow leak of sanity as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 07, 2017, 12:34:17 PM
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: wilder on October 13, 2017, 10:53:59 PM
Amazon Severs Ties With TWC: Drops David O. Russell Series, Takes Over ‘The Romanoffs’
via Deadline

Amazon Studios has made a decision on the two Weinstein Company series it was “reviewing options” on. The company “no longer plans on moving forward with the David O’Russell Project. As for Matthew Weiner’s  The Romanoffs, Amazon intends to move forward without the involvement of The Weinstein Company,” the company said Friday night.

The pricey untitled David O.Russell series starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore and The Romanoffs got caught up in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, which engulfed his now-former company, TWC,  including its television division, Weinstein TV.

Following Amazon’s cancellation, the A-list trio involved in the untitled David O. Russell series announced that they are pulling the plug altogether. “We support Amazon’s decision as In light of recent news and out of respect for all those affected we have decided together that it is best to not move forward with this show,” David O. Russell, Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore said in a statement.
Title: Re: Assorted TV news
Post by: wilder on October 18, 2017, 03:53:46 PM
Casey Affleck To Star In Alfonso Cuarón Horror Drama TV Series
via Deadline

A drama series package featuring two Oscan winners, filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and actor Casey Affleck, has hit the premium TV space. I hear the Anonymous Content project is being pitched to pay cable and streaming outlets, garnering interest from multiple networks.

Details about the projects are being kept under wraps but I hear it is a horror genre series that tracks the origins of a cult. Cuarón is writing, directing and executive producing; Affleck is starring and executive producing. Anonymous Content, which signed Cuarón earlier this year, is producing.