Spin City (1996–2002)
The self-titled show — co-written by and starring Awkwafina — follows a twenty-something striving for a larger-than-life existence while living with her father (Bd Wong) and grandmother (Lori Tan Chinn) in Queens.
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Per our sister site Deadline, NCIS and Blue Bloods vet Esposito will recur as an art teacher who catches the
The beloved actress and producer will work with the entity to develop new television series to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
“Connie Britton is a multi-talented actress who has captivated audiences with her portrayal of smart, complicated women,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Britton’s ability to create memorable characters and identify compelling stories makes her a perfect fit for Amazon Studios. We look forward to seeing what she creates for the global Amazon Prime Video audience.”
Four-time Emmy-nominated Britton is known for standout roles in television comedies such as “Spin City,” dramas including “24,” “The West Wing,” “Nashville,” “9-1-1-” and “Friday Night Lights,” and anthology series “American Horror Story” and, most recently, “Dirty John,” on which she also served as executive producer. Her film work includes “The Mustang,” Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman,” “Beatriz at Dinner,
Per the studio, “Britton will work with Amazon Studios to develop television series to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.”
“Connie Britton is a multi-talented actress who has captivated audiences with her portrayal of smart, complicated women,” Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said. “Britton’s ability to create memorable characters and identify compelling stories makes her a perfect fit for Amazon Studios. We look forward to seeing what she creates for the global Amazon Prime Video audience.”
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“I’m thrilled to be joining Jen and the team at Amazon, and my hope is to contribute thoughtful, provocative, female driven and inclusive programming to their exceptional platform,
Danson set the record himself last year when he pulled ahead with his 12th bid. He was previously tied at 11 with Alan Alda and Kelsey Grammer for 14 years. Alda achieved 11th heaven first, getting shortlisted for all 11 seasons of “M*A*S*H,” winning in 1974 and 1982. Danson then went 11 for 11 for playing our favorite bartender Sam Malone, on “Cheers,” taking home the award in 1990 and ’93.
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Grammer also received 11 nominations for playing one character, Dr. Frasier Crane, but only 10 of them were for “Frasier,” as he was snubbed in 2003. His 11th bid was for his guest appearance as Frasier in
The Fox network has commissioned a Us remake of Jungle Entertainment’s A Moody Christmas, the comedy series which followed Dan Moody as he returned home to spend Christmas with his dysfunctional family.
Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd created the Australian show, the precursor to the series The Moodys, for Jungleboys (now Jungle Entertainment) and the ABC.
O’Donnell directed the 2012 series which featured the ensemble cast of Patrick Brammall as Dan, Ian Meadows, Jane Harber, Danny Adcock, Robina Beard, Tina Bursill, Guy Edmonds, Darren Gilshenan, Rachel Gordon and Lloyd.
Jungle Entertainment’s Jason Burrows, Lloyd and O’Donnell will serve as executive producers on the six episode remake produced by CBS TV Studios and Fox Entertainment.
This will be the third Jungle-originated show for the Us this year, joining CBS All Access’ No Activity series 3 and FX’s Mr Inbetween season 2.
Six years on from The Moodys,
The single-cam comedy follows Dan Moody as he returns home to spend Christmas with his dysfunctional family. When he arrives, he’s met with the inevitable madness of a family whose members are all hiding things from each other.
Like the original, the Fox series will run for six half-hour episodes. Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, and Tad Quill will write and executive produce the Fox version. Fisher and Greenberg recently co-wrote the remake of “Overboard,” with Greenberg also directing. Quill most recently created the series “Angel From Hell,” and his past credits include shows like “Scrubs” and “Spin City.”
Original series creators Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd and executive producer Jason Burrows will executive produce the new version along with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannembaum.
On Saturday, during the guild’s convention at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles, Schlamme was selected by acclamation of 155 delegates, representing more than 18,000 members.
“It is my honor to once again accept the position of President of the Directors Guild of America,” Schlamme said in a statement. “It’s a privilege I don’t take lightly. We’re in a time of immense change, and the next few years will be critical for the DGA and for our industry. I am focused and ready to lead us through our next negotiations, and to ensure that the creative and economic rights of directors and their teams are protected for years to come. And I am fortunate that serving alongside me is a dedicated,
Schlamme was selected by the acclamation of 155 delegates at the DGA’s convention on Saturday at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles. DGA presidents typically serve for two two-year terms, as did Schlamme’s predecessor Paris Barclay. The DGA represents more than 18,000 members.
“It is my honor to once again accept the position of President of the Directors Guild of America,” said Schlamme. “It’s a privilege I don’t take lightly. We’re in a time of immense change, and the next few years will be critical for the DGA and for our industry. I am focused and ready to lead us through our next negotiations, and to ensure that the creative and economic rights of directors and their teams are protected for years to come. And I am fortunate that
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On the TV side, Carrey earned his first Emmy nomination last year for producing the documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” which delved into his transformation into
Yes, Minister (1980-82)
We start our list on the other side of the pond. This classic British show starred Paul Eddington as the minister of the (fictional) Department of Administrative Affairs, with Nigel Harthorne and Derek Fowlds as his two secretaries. The show inspired numerous spinoffs and was a favorite of Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher.
Tanner ’88 (1988)
This early political mockumentary miniseries from Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) provided a behind-the-scenes look at the fictional campaign of former Michigan representative Jack Tanner as he sought to secure the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. The series starred Michael Murphy in the title role,
“You wonder, why do I tell that to start off?” Kind said, responding to the roomful of titters at the Beverly Hilton. “Well, a joke about bondage and sexual deviation, amongst musicians — I know my audience.”
Kind hosted the 34th annual awards dinner at the request of Michael Giacchino, the Oscar-winning composer of “Up,” “Star Trek” and “Inside Out” (which featured Kind as the beloved Bing Bong). Giacchino received the Henry Mancini Award, Ascap’s top honor, which gave Kind an opportunity to lovingly razz the composer (“The only reason he grew a beard is so that people would think he was an adult”) and pour love on a man he called “the greatest spirit that you want to have around you.”
Introduced in person by Brad Bird and,
Created by Sarah Dunn, the series stars and is narrated by Eastbound & Down alum Mixon as Katie Otto, a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three who raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Ct.
Katie’s perfectly imperfect world is upended when her neighbor’s decision to move notches her up from her ideal social standing and sets her on a path to ensure that doesn’t happen, regardless of the consequences.
Diedrich Bader, Meg Donnelly, Daniel Dimaggio, Julia Butters, Carly Hughes and Ali Wong also star in the series created and written by Dunn. She also executive produces alongside Aaron Kaplan, Rick Wiener and Kenny Schwartz. American Housewife hails from ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment.
The series recently clocked 4.25 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the adults 18-49 for its April 30 episode,
BBC Studios and Lionsgate have picked former DreamWorks television president Dan McDermott to head the Us TV partnership they formed late last year.
The Los Angeles-based venture launched in December to identify, co-develop and co-fund scripted formats and original IP for the Us market.
BBC Studios’ production unit in Los Angeles is responsible for Us broadcast reality show Dancing With The Stars and National Geographic Channel documentary series Life Below Zero. BBC Studios also manages Us joint venture relationships with AMC Networks on the BBC America
McDermott will run the venture, which was struck by the British public broadcaster’s La division and the Orange Is The New Black producer in October 2018. The venture will identify, co-develop and co-fund scripted formats and original IP for the U.S. market. He will oversee the operation and shepherd its content plans.
McDermott began his career at Fox, where he was Evp, programming overseeing hits including In Living Color, The Simpsons, Married with Children and Beverly Hills 90210, before becoming DreamWorks first president of television and working on its ABC co-venture, which spawned series including Spin City and Freaks and Geeks.
More recently, he partnered with Lorenzo di Bonaventura to launch a television company where he executive produced series like Zero Hour, The Real O’Neals and the upcoming Jupiter’s Legacy for Netflix.
In his newly-created role, McDermott will be responsible for overseeing the operations of Lionsgate and BBC Studios’ new partnership, a venture created to identify, co-develop and co-fund scripted formats and original intellectual property for the U.S. market, while shepherding its content initiatives.
“Dan’s business acumen and deep roots in the creative community make him the perfect candidate to lead the charge on this collaboration with our great partners at BBC Studios,” Lionsgate Television chairman Kevin Beggs said. “He is not only an experienced media executive but an incredibly talented content creator responsible for some of television’s most iconic properties. We’re excited to be working with him and can’t wait to see all the amazing content he’ll bring to our programming slate.
Danson is in third place in our Best Comedy Actor odds, trailing defending champ Bill Hader (“Barry”) and Golden Globe champ Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”). He’s ahead of Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”), Jim Carrey (“Kidding”) and Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”). Danson’s nomination last year was a surprise, as he was in eighth place in our odds after the Emmys completely snubbed “The Good Place” the year prior, but his and Maya Rudolph‘s guest bid helped the beloved afterlife comedy break through in a major way. (“The Good Place” is currently in fifth place in our Best Comedy Series predictions.
The CW is cooking up a small screen seial revival of the Nancy Drew franchise.
Nancy Drew is CW-bound! The latest TV series version, which stars newcomer Kennedy McMann, is the culmination of years of attempts to revive the venerable literary franchise focused on the eponymous young female detective, which launched back in 1930. The creation of publisher Edward Stratemeyer, the books have passed through the hands of myriad writers and has seen several adaptations.
While Warner just released the film, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, starring It actress Sophia Lillis, its TV arm has its own plans. The effort to revive Nancy Drew for TV most recently manifested with a project eyed by NBC after CBS passed on a Sarah Shahi-starring pilot. The CW pilot is run by a sizable team of writers/executive producers consisting of Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage,
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