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Mandy Patinkin to Star in Hulu Detective Drama From ‘Stumptown’ Duo

Hulu may have found its version of Knives Out. The Disney-backed streamer has handed out a pilot order for drama Career Opportunities in Murder and Mayhem and tapped Homeland alum Mandy…

Hilary Swank to Star in Tom McCarthy Newspaper Drama for ABC

Oscar winners Hilary Swank and Tom McCarthy are headed to ABC. Swank will star in a newspaper drama that is being written, directed and exec produced by McCarthy for ABC, which has picked up…

‘Narcos,’ ‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘Angel’ Alums Head Cast for Freeform Thriller

Freeform’s latest drama pilot has lined up an impressive cast. The untitled project from Grace and Frankie executive producer Julie Durk and Ryan Seacrest Productions will star Andrea Londo…

Justin Hartley Plots Life at CBS Post-‘This Is Us’

Justin Hartley is solidifying his future post-This Is Us. The actor behind Kevin Pearson will star in and exec produce The Never Game, based on the novel by Jeffrey Deaver, for CBS. The…

Susannah Grant Lands Sex Trafficking Drama at Showtime

Showtime has snagged a drama pilot from Susannah Grant that centers on a survivor of sex trafficking. Grant (Erin Brockovich, Netflix’s Unbelievable) will write and direct Coercion, which…

ABC Passes on ‘Epic’ Disney Drama From ‘Once Upon a Time’ Creators

Epic, the Disney-themed fairy tale anthology, is not moving forward at ABC. The Disney-owned broadcast network has opted to not pick up the drama pilot to series. Ordered to pilot in January

Pilot Update: ‘Epic,’ ‘Promised Land’ Still in Contention as ABC Passes on 3 Others

With options expiring June 30, ABC has trimmed down its remaining pilot crop. Of ABC’s five remaining drama pilots, the network has extended options on Disney fairy tale entry Epic and…

Annie Ilonzeh to Star in NBC’s ‘Getaway’

Annie Ilonzeh is headed back to NBC. The Chicago Fire alum has been tapped to topline the network’s drama pilot Getaway. From The Blacklist exec producers John Davis and John Fox and writers…

Valerie Bertinelli to Play Demi Lovato’s Mom in NBC Comedy

Valerie Bertinelli is headed back to scripted TV. The actress and Food Network host will star opposite Demi Lovato in Hungry, a comedy pilot at NBC. Bertinelli will play the mother of…

‘Shameless’ Favorite to Star in FX Restaurant Comedy ‘The Bear’

Jeremy Allen White is returning to Chicago. The Shameless favorite has been tapped to lead the cast of FX’s restaurant comedy pilot The Bear. The half-hour from writer Christopher Storer (Ramy…

‘Rebel,’ ‘American Housewife,’ ‘For Life,’ ‘Mixed-ish’ Canceled at ABC

All four of ABC’s remaining bubble shows have been canceled as ABC has also passed on four of its remaining pilots. New ABC Entertainment president Craig Erwich has opted to cancel veteran comedy…

‘Dangerous Moms’ Drama in the Works at NBC

While Fox has already decided the fates of all of its pilots, NBC continues to make late-season pickups. The network on Monday handed out a pilot order to Dangerous Moms, a drama from…