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JUL
28
2 DAYS

Carlton Cuse Alien Drama Gets Pilot Green Light at USA Network

Carlton Cuse Alien Drama Gets Pilot Green Light at USA Network

Carton Cuse is a busy man.

The Lost alum has just nabbed his second pilot order this season, this time for an alien drama set up at USA Network.

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JUL
25
5 DAYS

Comic-Con: 'Walking Dead' Creator's 'Outcast' Gets Pilot Order at Cinemax

Comic-Con: 'Walking Dead' Creator's 'Outcast' Gets Pilot Order at Cinemax

Cinemax is moving forward with Outcast, the dramatic adaptation of The Walking Dead creator's new exorcism comic.

Robert Kirkman, who created the comics that the AMC drama is based on, announced that Cinemax has picked up Outcast to pilot on Friday via Twitter, writing "Demons are the new zombies" before thanking partners Cinemax and Fox International Channels. With several shows in development, this marks his first pilot.

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JUL
22
1 week

Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood to Star in HBO's 'Westworld'

Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood to Star in HBO's 'Westworld'

Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood are heading West for HBO and J.J. Abrams.

The Silence of the Lambs Oscar winner has been tapped to star in the premium cable network's Abrams-produced Westworld adaptation, which has been formally picked up to pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with Wood set to co-star.

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JUL
22
1 week

'Community's' Ken Jeong to Star in MTV Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)

'Community's' Ken Jeong to Star in MTV Comedy Pilot (Exclusive)

Community's Ken Jeong is going on a ride with MTV.

The Hangover star has landed a leading role in the youth-skewing cable network's coming-of-age comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned, with the project now titled Ken Jeong Made Me Do It.

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JUL
14
2 WKS

Hacker Drama 'Mr. Robot' Gets Pilot Order at USA Network

USA Network is getting into the hacking business.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has greenlighted drama Mr. Robot to pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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JUN
26
1 month

Disney XD Orders Comedy Pilot 'The Savages' From 'Kickin' It' Team (Exclusive)

Disney XD Orders Comedy Pilot 'The Savages' From 'Kickin' It' Team (Exclusive)

Disney XD is expanding its relationship with the Kickin' It team.

The male-skewing kids' cable network has greenlighted live-action comedy pilot The Savages from Kickin' It creator Jim O'Doherty and director Sean Lambert, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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JUN
5
2 MOS

'Desperate Housewives,' 'Numb3rs' Alums Book ABC Family Drama Pilots (Exclusive)

'Desperate Housewives,' 'Numb3rs' Alums Book ABC Family Drama Pilots (Exclusive)

ABC Family has locked up two actors for its drama pilots.

Desperate Housewives alum Doug Savant has joined Recovery Road, while former Numb3rs star Diane Farr has been cast in Stitchers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Both are recurring guest roles.

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JUN
4
2 MOS

Comedy Central Adapting Web Sensation 'BriTANick' (Exclusive)

Comedy Central Adapting Web Sensation 'BriTANick' (Exclusive)

Comedy Central is looking to another web duo for its next scripted hit.

The cable network home to Broad City is adapting web sensation BriTANick as a half-hour scripted pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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MAY
19
2 MOS

ABC Family's Paranormal Drama 'Stitchers' Casts Its Leads (Exclusive)

ABC Family has cast the two young leads for drama pilot Stitchers.

Newcomers Emma Ishta and Kyle Harris have been tapped to star in the paranormal drama from Overruled's Jeffrey A. Schechter.

Stitchers centers on a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.

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MAY
14
3 MOS

CBS Chief on Passing on 'How I Met Your Dad': 'I'm Heartsick'

CBS Chief on Passing on 'How I Met Your Dad': 'I'm Heartsick'

It's official: CBS is not moving forward with How I Met Your Dad.

The network confirmed Wednesday at its pre-upfront press breakfast that it has passed on the How I Met Your Mother spinoff from Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Emily Spivey. The news follows earlier reports, including one from this publication, that suggested the network had picked up the Greta Gerwig starrer to series. (The network and studio denied the reports at the time.)

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MAY
14
3 MOS

Tom Hollander, Daniel Mays to Star in AMC's 'Knifeman' (Exclusive)

Tom Hollander, Daniel Mays to Star in AMC's 'Knifeman' (Exclusive)

AMC has cast the leads for its Knifeman pilot.

Tom Hollander and Daniel Mays will star as brothers in the drama inspired by Wendy Moore's John Hunter biography The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery.

Set in 18th century London, Knifeman tells the story of a charming, arrogant, decorum-breaking genius who challenges societal norms to transform his visions into cutting-edge discoveries

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MAY
8
3 MOS

USA Developing Jodie Foster, Carlton Cuse Dramas; Orders 'Stanistan' Pilot

USA Developing Jodie Foster, Carlton Cuse Dramas; Orders 'Stanistan' Pilot

USA Network is setting its sights on an international workplace drama.

USA has given a cast-contingent pilot order to the one-hour Universal Cable Productions project Stanistan from writer Andy Parker.

Stanistan is essentially a workplace drama that follows the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available.

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Parker would serve as supervising producer, with Richard Scarth, Mary Louise Vitelli and Project Nim's Maureen Ryan as co-executive producers and Steve Scheffer as executive producer.

Additionally, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network is turning to star power for its ambitious development slate, which includes six dramas, two limited series and five comedies (one of which THR previously reported). Jodie Foster, Jessica Biel and Bates Motel's Carlton Cuse are just some of the boldfaced names USA hopes to get into business with.

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MAY
7
3 MOS

'Key and Peele' Bosses Tapped as Showrunners on TV Land's Alison Brie Comedy

'Key and Peele' Bosses Tapped as Showrunners on TV Land's Alison Brie Comedy

Key and Peele showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel are headed for TV Land.

The duo have signed on to serve as showrunners on the cable network's single-camera comedy pilot Teachers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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MAY
7
3 MOS

TV Upfronts: Early Trends Emerge as Broadcasters Bet on Black Leads, Politics and Terror

TV Upfronts: Early Trends Emerge as Broadcasters Bet on Black Leads, Politics and Terror

After only two days of series pickups, some very clear early trends have started to emerge as the broadcast networks are prepared to give the green light to dozens of other new comedies and dramas in the march up to next week's upfront presentations in New York.

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