The SpoilerTV Daily Newsreel - 13th November *Updated* By SpoilerTV (November 13, 2015, 8:19 pm)
Legends, Secrets and Lies, The Affair, The Mysteries of Laura, American Crime, CSI: Cyber, Rosewood, The Catch, Life in Pieces
19:11 - The Catch - Premieres in March on Thursday at 10
Shonda Rhimes spilled a few details about her new book, Year of Yes, and ShondaLand's four ABC shows during her talk at 92Y in New York Monday night. While Rhimes still hasn't figured out how Grey's Anatomy will end, she knows exactly how Scandal will. And, of course, she's not telling.
She also revealed that ShondaLand's new show, The Catch, which is set to replace How to Get Away With Murder's 10 p.m. Thursday time slot, will premiere in March.
19:11 - Unconventional Family - CBS Developing Comedy from ‘Sex and the City’ and ‘Entourage’ Producers
CBS has bought a comedy project from “Sex and the City” producer Jenny Bicks, Variety has learned. “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin is attached as an exec producer.
The untitled project revolves around a successful young couple who finds themselves starting an unconventional family.
Bicks created the project, based on an idea by Ellin and Joey Boukadakis. She will write and exec produce the potential series by way of her Perkins Street Productions banner. Ellin will exec produce via his Halyard Park shingle, which is currently under and overall deal with CBS Television Studio, the studio behind the single camera comedy. Teri Weinberg (“The Office,” “Ugly Betty”) will also exec produce though her production company, Yellow Brick Road.
19:11 - NBC Developing Comedy From Rashida Jones & Will McCormack
Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Le Train Train has set up a comedy project at NBC with writers Matt Zinman & Craig Gerard (How I Met Your Mother). 20th Century Fox TV is the studio.
Jones and McCormack launched their TV producing efforts in 2013 with a pod deal at Warner Bros. TV, which yielded a series, NBC’s A to Z, and a pilot, ABC’s Mix. Because of the duo’s commitments outside of the deal — Jones and McCormack have been tapped to write Toy Story 4, and Jones stars in TBS’ upcoming comedy series Angie Tribeca, which already has been renewed for a second season — they opted not to re-up their WBTV deal when it expired in May. Instead, they’re taking an opportunistic approach to TV producing with occasional projects, like their NBC sale this season.
Zinman and Gerard — currently supervising producers NBC’s Hot And Bothered starring Eva Longoria — will write and executive produce the untitled comedy. It centers on a girl who, after becoming convinced she’s going to die, leans on her best friends to help her live the rest of her life with no regrets. Jones and McCormack also exec produce.
19:11 - Crooked - FOX Developing New Orleans Police Drama
Fox has put in development Crooked, a drama executive produced by Peter Horton. Written/executive produced by up-and-coming writer Robert Specland, Crooked is described as a family soap with a procedural spine that explores the bonds – and corruption – of police brotherhood in New Orleans. The show, said to be inspired by true events, centers on a longtime corrupt detective who is busted, his cases overturned and 1,000 of the city’s worst criminals are released back onto the streets, one case at a time. A mysterious outsider is brought in to lead a new task force with one goal: to clean up the streets. 20th Century Fox TV is the studio.
10:22 - Life in Pieces - Episode 1.08 - Godparent Mexican Maze Farts - Promotional Photos
02:30 - Protect & Serve - CBS Developing LAPD Mexican-American Family Drama Produced by an EP of Blue Bloods
From the executive producer of Blue Bloods comes another CBS drama project about a multi-generational family working in law time on the West Coast. The network has put in development Protect & Serve, a drama executive produced by Blue Bloods executive producer Leonard Goldberg and co-executive producer/director Dave Barrett. Written/executive produced by Elizabeth Davis Beall (Scorpion), Protect & Serve revolves around the multi-generational members of a Mexican-American family with deep roots in Los Angeles intertwine personally and professionally due to their powerful careers in law enforcement, local politics and journalism – each dedicated to serving and protecting the people of their city. Its title stems from the motto of the LAPD, To Protect and to Serve.
Before joining CBS/CBS Studios’ Scorpion, Davis Beall worked on ABC’s Castle. She has a connection to LAPD — her husband, screenwriter Will Beall, is a former LAPD detective.
02:30 - When I’m Sixty-Four - Cancer-Survivor Dramedy in Development at HBO
EXCLUSIVE: HBO has is developing the half-hour dramedy When I’m Sixty-Four from creator Jeff Roda through Howie Deutch’s deal at the network. Black List scribe Roda will executive produce with Howie, who also is attached to direct the pilot.
The story centers on Paul Beaumont, a narcissistic New Yorker who’s given an unexpected reprieve from terminal cancer and now faces an existential reckoning with himself as well as the family, friends and career wreckage he had hoped to leave behind.
23:40 - Work Married - ABC Developing Comedy from Wet Hot American Summer Co-Creator
ABC has put in development Work Married, a multi-camera comedy from Wet Hot American Summer co-creator/star Michael Showalter and Warner Bros TV. Written/executive produced by Showalter and his writing partner, Christina Lee, Work Married chronicles the lives of unconventional Vermont state senator Michael Sherman and his type-A overachieving chief of staff Christina Kim, which are turned upside down when they realize their work marriage is the only relationship they’ve got left. Also executive producing is Peter Principato of Principato Young Entertainment (Black-ish, Flaked).
23:40 - Max - Zoe Kazan To Star In Lena Dunham HBO Comedy Pilot in Recasting
HBO’s comedy pilot Max is recasting its lead. Zoe Kazan has been tapped for the title role in the project written by Murray Miller and directed by Girls creator Lena Dunham. She replaces Lisa Joyce, who originally was cast in the role. Since Joyce landed the lead in Max, her other HBO comedy pilot, Issa Rae’s Insecure, got picked up to series. Joyce will now focus on Insecure, which has a strong momentum, having landed a series order shortly after the pilot was delivered.
Meanwhile, Kazan too will be pulling double HBO pilot duty — she also co-stars in David Simon’s The Deuce.
Max is described as a raucous comedy set in 1963 about the struggles of second-wave feminism, centered on an ambitious magazine writer, Maxine Woodruff (Kazan), looking for liberation. Maxine is an enthusiastic, if misguided, low-level magazine employee who stumbles into the forefront of a civil rights movement both she and the world may not be ready for. I hear there were creative differences on the future of the Maxine character, which contributed to the casting change.
21:20 - The Affair - Episode 2.09 - Promotional Photos
18:00 - The Rock - Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) Adapting Novel into Drama for Hulu / TV
“Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer and Lionsgate are developing “The Rook,” a new one-hour series that will play on Hulu and on an unnamed U.K. broadcaster.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer disclosed the news Tuesday during the studio’s earnings call with analysts. He gave few other details other than noting that Meyer will executive produce, the series has a new female protagonist with “extraordinary powers” and that the studio has a well-established relationship with Meyer.
“The Rook,” a novel by Daniel O’Malley, is set in London where the central character awakens with no memory and discovers that she is an operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats.
18:00 - American Crime - Season 2 - First Look Photos
13:30 - Legends - Episode 2.05 - The Legend of Terrence Graves - Press Release
"The Legends of Terrence Graves" - Monday, Nov. 30, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) - TV-MA-LSV
In present day Paris, Nina and MI6 agent Simon Hardy (Gershwyn Eustace Jr.) offer Kate a deal that Martin doesn't like, but Martin may not have a choice. Ballard convinces the FBI to let him take down Martin. In 2001 Prague, Dmitry enlists Ilyana as an MI-6 operative and gives her an assignment. In 1976 England, we learn that Terrence has a secret life.