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‘Married…With Children’ Animated Series in the Works

The Bundys may be headed back to television. An animated version of Fox’s foundational sitcom Married…With Children is in the works at Sony Pictures Television, which produced the original series. The studio has signed the show’s core cast — Ed O’Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate and David Faustino — to reprise their roles in voiceover. […]

HBO Nabs Dave Eggers’ Novel ‘The Every’ for Development

HBO has grabbed rights to Dave Eggers’ novel The Every and is developing a series based on the book. Rachel Axler (Veep, The Daily Show) is adapting the novel, which is a sequel to Eggers’ 2013 book The Circle (which was adapted into a 2017 movie starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks). The potential series […]

Famed Astrologer Walter Mercado Getting TV Treatment (Exclusive)

Walter Mercado, the famed gender nonconforming Puerto Rican astrologer, is getting the TV treatment. Eugenio Derbez’s 3Pas Studios and A Really Good Home Pictures are teaming with the estate of the late entertainer, Shanti LLC, to develop scripted and unscripted programming based on Mercado’s cultural influence and status as an icon within the Latinx and […]

James Wan Adapting Horror Thriller ‘Stinger’ as Peacock Series (Exclusive)

Peacock, the streaming home of Yellowstone, is looking to shake things up on the ranch. The NBCUniversal-backed platform is teaming with James Wan to adapt author Robert McCammon’s horror thriller Stinger as a half-hour series. The project, which is titled Teacup and currently in the development stages, is being penned by Yellowstone writer Ian McCulloch. […]

Juliany Taveras Inks Amazon Film, TV Deal (Exclusive)

Amazon is expanding its relationship with Juliany Taveras. The playwright, fresh off work on Gloria Calderón Kellett’s With Love, has signed an overall television and first-look film deal with the streamer and retail giant. Under the pact, Taveras will develop and produce film and TV scripts for the platform. The first project under the deal […]

‘The Great’ Creator Tony McNamara Inks Overall Deal With ABC Signature

Huzzah! ABC Signature is bringing Oscar- and Emmy-nominated writer Tony McNamara in-house. The creator of Hulu’s The Great, who most recently penned Disney’s live-action Cruella, has signed a two-year overall deal with the Jonnie Davis-led TV studio. Under the pact, McNamara will create, develop and supervise projects for the division of Disney Television Studios. “Tony’s […]

Stephanie Allain Inks Overall Deal With HBO, Warner Bros. TV

History-making producer Stephanie Allain is expanding her relationship with Warner Media. Allain, who in 2020 became the first Black woman to produce the Oscars, has renewed her first-look deal with Warner Bros. TV and added HBO to the pact. Under the multiple-year deal, the partnership will see Allain and her Homegrown Pictures banner led by […]

‘Maid’ Creator Inks Netflix Overall Deal

Molly Smith Metzler is expanding her relationship with Netflix. The Maid creator has signed a multiple-year overall deal with the streaming giant and will create more socially conscious originals that feature empowering roles for women on both sides of the camera. The news arrives as Maid, which was produced by Warner Bros. Television as part […]

Witness Protection Comedy in the Works at Fox

Fox is heading into witness protection for its latest piece of development. The network has ordered a pilot presentation for a comedy project from writer-executive producer Michelle Nader (Hulu’s Dollface, CBS’ 2 Broke Girls), who’s also set to direct the presentation. The untitled show, which sources say Fox envisions as a possible companion to Call […]

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Showrunner Bruce Miller Renews Disney Overall Deal

The Handmaid’s Tale showrunner Bruce Miller is solidifying his future with Disney. Miller has inked a new, multiple-year overall development deal with Disney-backed ABC Signature and Hulu for his White Oak Pictures banner. Sources note the rich deal is for three years. This is Miller’s second overall as a result of Emmy winner The Handmaid’s […]

Milo Ventimiglia Prepping Hockey Drama at NBC (Exclusive)

Milo Ventimiglia is looking to stay in business with NBC after the conclusion of This Is Us. The actor and his DiVide Pictures banner have sold drama script Hometown Saints to the network. The project is produced by 20th Television, the Disney-backed studio behind This Is Us and where DiVide is housed with an overall […]

Gina Rodriguez to Star in TV Adaptation of Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’ for Apple (Exclusive)

Pedro Almodovar’s 1988 black comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is getting the TV treatment. Sources say Apple has optioned the rights to develop a TV series based on the feature that secured the writer-director his first Oscar nomination (for foreign-language film). Jane the Virgin grad Gina Rodriguez will star in the […]