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Remo Williams Series in the Works From Sony Pictures Television

Sony has picked up the rights to the pulpy best-selling 'Destroyer' books, with 'Better Call Saul's Gordon Smith writing and producing.

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Remo Williams Series in the Works From Sony Pictures Television

Pulp action hero Remo Williams is heading to the screen once again, this time to television. Sony Pictures Television has picked up the rights to The Destroyer, the best-selling book series featuring the character, and has teamed up with multiple Emmy nominee Gordon Smith — one of the key creative voices behind Better Call Saul […]

‘Mrs. America’ Creator Inks Lionsgate TV Deal

Mrs. America creator and showrunner Dahvi Waller is returning to Lionsgate Television. Waller, who previously served as a writer and producer on the studio’s Mad Men, will create and develop new projects under the multiple-year overall deal. Additionally, Irene Marquette has been tapped to serve as head of development at Waller’s newly formed production company, […]

‘Dark Tower’ Series Adaptation in the Works from ‘The Haunting’s’ Mike Flanagan

A TV adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series of novels is in development — again. The latest stab at King’s supernatural western, which spans eight novels, comes from The Haunting and Doctor Sleep helmer Mike Flanagan and his Intrepid Pictures partner Trevor Macy. The duo have rights to the books, and Flanagan has written […]

Fox’s ‘Monarch’ Canceled After Single Season

Fox’s first-year series Monarch is finished. The network canceled the family drama set in the world of country music after a single season. The show’s season — now series — finale aired Tuesday night. Monarch had initially been slated to premiere in January 2022 with the NFL’s NFC championship game as its lead-in. A few […]

‘Wednesday’ Rockets Up Netflix All-Time Series Chart

Netflix’s Wednesday broke another viewing record in its second week on the streamer. After scoring the most viewing time in a single week for an English-language series on Netflix, the mystery comedy broke its own mark in the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4. Wednesday had 411.29 million hours of viewing worldwide, according to the company’s […]

‘The Daily Show’ Taps Chelsea Handler, Kal Penn and Others as Guest Hosts

With Trevor Noah set to sign off Dec. 8, The Daily Show is eyeing its next chapter. Comedy Central announced Tuesday that it had lined up a series of guest hosts to emcee the show when it returns from its hiatus Jan. 17. To date, the group includes a series of potential replacements — Al […]

Hugh Grant Boards ‘The Palace’ Limited Series at HBO

Hugh Grant is headed back to HBO. The BAFTA-winning actor has been cast in the premium cabler’s limited series The Palace, starring Kate Winslet. The series comes from Succession writer and executive producer Will Tracy. Grant joins a cast that also includes Matthias Schoenaerts and Andrea Riseborough. The Palace, ordered to series in July, chronicles […]

Taylor Kitsch to Lead Netflix Western From Peter Berg, Eric Newman

Netflix is headed west. The streaming giant has handed out a six-episode, straight-to-series order for American Primeval, a limited drama set to star Taylor Kitch and from exec producers Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) and Eric Newman (Narcos). Described as an ensemble drama, Netflix described the series as a “raw, adventurous exploration of the birth […]

Miss Universe Competition Lands at Roku

Miss Universe is entering the streaming era. Roku has acquired the English-language rights to the 2023 Miss Universe and will stream the competition live from New Orleans on Jan. 14 on its Roku Channel. It will mark the first time on a streaming platform for the Miss Universe telecast, which has aired on Fox for […]

Sandra Stern Promoted at Lionsgate TV

Longtime Lionsgate TV exec Sandra Stern has earned her chairman stripes. The exec, who has been with the studio for nearly two decades, has been upped to vice chairman of the Lionsgate Television Group. The promotion comes after Stern has guided Lionsgate’s television business to record-breaking revenue growth and a year in which the studio […]

Wiip Snags Rights to Novel ‘The Lemon,’ Will Adapt for TV (Exclusive)

Independent studio Wiip has snagged rights to the critically hailed novel The Lemon. The Mare of Easttown and The Summer I Turned Pretty producer has optioned the novel by S.E. Boyd — a pen name for the trio of Alessandra Lusardi, Kevin Alexander and Joe Keohane — and will develop it for television. The authors, who […]

‘Gen V’ Reveals Bloody First Look at ‘The Boys’ College Spinoff

The first look at Gen V, Prime Video’s The Boys spinoff, is here — and it’s bloody. The series, according to the streamer, is set at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (run by Vought International, which plays a big part in the original show). It will explore the lives of hormonal, competitive […]

‘Lopez vs. Lopez’ Snags Full Season at NBC

The family feud on NBC’s Lopez vs. Lopez will go on a while longer. The network has ordered an additional nine episodes of the first-year comedy starring George Lopez and his daughter, Mayan Lopez. The back-nine brings Lopez vs. Lopez’s total for the season to 22, the long-time standard for broadcast series. Airing on Fridays, […]

ABC Puts Supreme Court Drama on Its Docket

ABC is headed to the highest court in the land with its latest piece of development. The network has ordered a pilot for a drama titled Judgement, from sibling studio 20th Television and writer Joey Falco (The CW’s Charmed). The self-described legal soap will center on a potential Supreme Court justice in the near future […]

Jeff Blackburn Retires as Head of Amazon’s Global Entertainment Group

Jeff Blackburn is retiring. The head of Amazon’s Global Entertainment Group will sign off from the company in January after more than two decades with the retail giant and streaming platform. The moves were announced Friday via internal memos from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy and Blackburn himself. The news comes a year and a half […]

‘Surface’ Renewed for Second Season at Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is headed back to the Surface. The tech giant’s streaming service has picked up a second season of the thriller starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The renewal comes three months after the conclusion of its eight-episode first season. Created by Veronica West (High Fidelity) and produced by Apple Studios and Hello Sunshine, Surface follows Sophie […]