Writer Meredith Stiehm, 44, shares similarities with Homeland‘s Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes): both work in male-dominated places (Stiehm is the Showtime series’ sole female writer) and both have personal connections to bipolar disorder (Stiehm’s sister, like Carrie, suffers from the condition). Stiehm has penned some of the series most acclaimed and talked about episodes, including season… Continue reading The Women Who Run TV: ‘Homeland’ writer Meredith Stiehm on Claire Danes, new FX pilot
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The CW has given a green light to a sci-fi post-apocalyptic thriller called The Hundred.
Here’s the logline: “97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a massive spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents with dark secrets back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet.”
Intrigued? It’s based upon the forthcoming The Hundred young adult book series written by Kass Morgan. Jason… Continue reading CW orders post-apocalyptic ‘Lord of the Flies’ pilot
Bite-sized news from the world of television, including changes at NBC’s upcoming Anne Heche comedy “Save Me” and pilot castings for “Bridesmaids’” Wendi McLendon-Covey and “My Boys’” Jim Gaffigan.
- After holding options on the cast for nearly a year, FOX has officially passed on Cuba Gooding Jr.’s legal drama pilot “Guilty.” Although the Oscar winning star was said to get high
NBC’s TV version of the 2002 Hugh Grant film About a Boy is going to the next level.
The network has given a pilot order to the project, which is based on the Nick Hornby novel. The single-camera comedy is executive produced by Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) follows a slacker bachelor whose world is upended after a young boy and his single mother move in next door… Continue reading ‘About a Boy’ from ‘Parenthood’ producer gets NBC pilot order
ABC Family has rounded out the cast of its forthcoming pilot about a teenage murderer — with Charlie Sheen’s ex!
Denise Richards has been cast in the previously announced drama Socio as the mother to Danny (Avan Jagia), a teen who returns to town after being locked up for five years for murdering his aunt. Additionally, Kimberly Quinn (Terriers) has been cast as Tess, mother to Danny’s best friend… Continue reading Denise Richards lands role in ABC Family’s ‘Dexter’-esque pilot