Mere days after announcing it had ordered Sirens and Playing House to series, the top-rated cable network has greenlighted comedy pilot Divide & Conquer. The half-hour effort is being billed as a family comedy about love, support, attention and all the other things parents do to mess up their kids.
As broadcast network executives sit behind closed doors poring over focus group testing results on a whopping 100 pilots, scores of showrunners are on stand-by as the decisions on which comedies and dramas will land slots on the 2013-14 schedules are expected to come starting Wednesday.
The Hollywood Reporter dialed up industry insiders and has compiled 10 of the thrillers, soapy procedurals, comic adaptations and family and workplace comedies that stand the best shot of earning series pickups.
ABC is looking to the success of Shark Tank for a new spin on the talent competition series.
The network home to Dancing With the Stars has ordered to pilot You're Booked, an America's Got Talent-type competition series from Sony Pictures Television and 310 Entertainment, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on an Israeli format co-created by Reshet TV and Tanin Productions' Gili Golan, Adi Golan and Harel Joseffson, Money Pump is a high-pressure game show where contestants compete against an enormous money pump for $1 million.
AMC is moving forward with a drama project from Brotherhood's Blake Masters.
The cable network has green-lighted a pilot order for Line of Sight, centered on a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash. Masters will write and serve as executive producer.
Production on the Fox TV Studios/AMC Studios-produced pilot will begin later this year.
The streaming service, looking to make noise through the crowded marketplace that includes Netflix and Hulu as well as broadcast and cable networks with more than 100 pilots in the mix, has added all 14 of its pilots online.