Syfy, returning to its long-form programming roots, has ordered six-hour event series Ascension from Smallville scribe and producer Philip Levens.
The space opera, according to Syfy, will focus on a covert space mission launched by the U.S. government in 1963, which sent hundreds of men, women, and children on a century-long voyage aboard a starship called Ascension to populate a new world. Passengers aboard the spaceship begin to question… Continue reading Syfy orders six-hour event series ‘Ascension’
CBS is giving Happy Endings creator David Caspe his second pilot order of the season: The network has issued a thumbs-up to Cuz-Bros, a comedy that he created with fellow Happy producer Erik Sommers. The multi-camera pilot, which will be written and executive produced by the pair, chronicles the exploits of a successful lady killer whose perfect life is thrown out of whack when his “mess of a cousin”… Continue reading CBS orders comedy pilot from ‘Happy Endings’ creator David Caspe
Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of a brand-new series called Un-Real. Produced by Marti Noxon (Mad Men, Fright Night) and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (Sequin Raze), Un-Real will give a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program.
Starring Shiri Appleby (Girls), Megyn Price (Rules of Engagement), and Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter, Pitch Perfect), the dark comedy marks the first scripted series that will be fully… Continue reading ‘Bachelor’ behind the scenes? Lifetime orders dark comedy series ‘Un-Real’
CBS has ordered a drama pilot about “the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.”
So naturally one immediately thinks of … Madeline Albright, right?
The order comes after NBC planned a Hillary Clinton miniseries and CNN ordered a Hillary Clinton documentary series and both projects died in development after facing strong protest… Continue reading CBS orders pilot about a female Secretary of State — surely based on nobody in particular
NBC is hoping that Rob Lowe can serve up more laughs on its air even after leaving Parks and Recreation.
The network has ordered a pilot for the single-camera comedy The Pro, which is set at a country club and stars Lowe as an ex-tennis doubles champion who reunites with his former partner after a public feud that resulted in both of them bottoming out. Lowe also will serve as… Continue reading NBC orders Rob Lowe comedy pilot