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Bill Prady Returns to Warner Bros. TV With First-Look Deal

Bill Prady, the co-creator of one of television’s most successful comedies in the past few decades, is returning to the studio behind it. The Big Bang Theory alum has signed a new multiple-year, first-look deal with Warner Bros. Television, the Channing Dungey-led studio that Prady had called home until 2020 when he signed with Netflix. […]

Andre Holland to Play Black Panther Leader in Apple Show

Apple is going to chronicle the story of Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton’s escape to Cuba. The tech giant has picked up The Big Cigar, a six-episode limited series based on the Playboy magazine article that detailed how Newton turned to his best friend, Easy Rider producer Bert Schneider, and eluded a nationwide manhunt […]

U2 Scripted Series From J.J. Abrams in the Works at Netflix (Exclusive)

It’s a beautiful day at Netflix. The streaming giant is teaming with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions banner to develop a scripted series about legendary rock band U2, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The untitled show, which is currently in the early development stages, will be penned by Anthony McCarten. The Oscar-nominated writer […]

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 […]

‘Ted Lasso’ Boss Bill Lawrence Closes New Nine-Figure Overall Deal at Warner Bros. TV

Ted Lasso co-creator Bill Lawrence has gotten his pay raise. Following months of negotiations, Lawrence has inked a new five-year, nine-figure overall deal renewal with his longtime home at Warner Bros. Television. Sources say the new pact includes a sizable salary increase from the five-year, eight-figure overall deal the Scrubs creator signed with the studio […]

‘Ted Lasso’ Breakout Brett Goldstein Inks Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV

Brett Goldstein is expanding his relationship with Warner Bros. Television. Following a competitive bidding process, the Emmy-winning star and writer on Ted Lasso has signed an exclusive overall deal with the studio behind the Apple comedy series. The pact will see Goldstein develop, create and produce new TV projects for the Channing Dungey-led studio. The […]

Longtime Warner Bros. Communications Exec Scott Rowe Launches PR Firm

Veteran Warner Bros. communications and marketing executive Scott Rowe has set up a new shop. Rowe, who departed the studio last year after a 27-year run, has announced the launch of SRowe2000 Media where he’ll provide global clients across all industries with strategic communication, public relations, crisis communications, and social media counsel and execution. He’s […]

Lena Waithe Prepping ‘Hoop Dreams’ Series as Part of WBTV Overall Deal

Lena Waithe is changing her TV home. The Master of None Emmy winner has moved her overall deal from Amazon to Warner Bros. Television Group. As part of the multiple-year deal, Waithe and her Hillman Grad Productions banner are developing a scripted adaptation of the landmark documentary Hoop Dreams. Waithe had been based at Amazon […]

Ruby Rose Says They Were Fired From ‘Batwoman’

Former Batwoman star Ruby Rose has leveled a series of allegations about their time on the CW series — including that they were forced off the show. In an Instagram Story Rose shared on Wednesday, they claimed that rather than leaving the show of their own volition at the end of season one, they were […]

‘Queen Sugar’ Director DeMane Davis Inks Warner Bros. TV Overall Deal

Director and producer DeMane Davis is making a home at Warner Bros. Television Group. Davis (Queen Sugar, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker) has signed a multi-year overall deal with the studio. As part of the deal, she’ll join the creative team of The CW’s DC Comics drama Naomi as co-executive […]

‘Overlook’ Hotel Drama From J.J. Abrams Being Shopped After HBO Max Pass

Overlook is on the move. Sources say HBO Max has passed on the J.J. Abrams-produced spinoff of sorts from The Shining, with the drama about the most famous haunted hotel in American fiction being shopped by producers Warner Bros. Television. The property, which is based on the iconic hotel featured in the 1977 novel by […]

Vicki Dummer to Oversee Current Programming at Warner Bros. TV

Vicki Dummer has lined up her next role. The former Disney exec, who was let go last year after nearly a quarter century with the company as part of a larger reorganization, has been named head of current programming at Warner Bros. Television. The role will reunite Dummer, the former ABC head of current series […]