This month in comedian TV deals with the broadcast networks

The new fall TV season still hasn’t introduced all of its new series, and already we have two new straight-to-series orders from the broadcast networks this month. FOX says all systems go for Bless The Harts, an animated comedy featuring the voices of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz, for the 2019-2020 […]

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This month in comedian TV deals with the broadcast networks

The new fall TV season still hasn’t introduced all of its new series, and already we have two new straight-to-series orders from the broadcast networks this month. FOX says all systems go for Bless The Harts, an animated comedy featuring the voices of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz, for the 2019-2020 […]

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Kevin Smith helps launch Rivit TV with his “Hollyweed” pilot

First came Channel 101. Screening 5-minute shorts, and asking audiences to vote for their favorites to return for new episodes since 2003. Then came Amazon Prime, which started making originals by allowing consumers to view all of the potential pilots first and weigh in with votes and comments. Now comes Rivit TV, a new TV platform […]

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New York Television Festival selects indie pilots for 2018 competition

The 2018 New York Television Festival has selected 59 original pilots and pitches for its annual Independent Pilot Competition this July. This year’s festival, the 14th NYTVF, takes place in the summer for the first time – July 14-20, 2018 at The Helen Mills Theater and Event Space, with select events at the SVA Theatre. “Some of the most […]

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Adult Swim Orders ‘Three Busy Debras’ Pilot Produced by Amy Poehler

Mitra Jouhari, Sandy Honig, and Alyssa Stonoha AKA Three Busy Debras just landed a pilot order at Adult Swim. The network announced today that it’s ordered a half-hour live-action Three Busy Debras pilot, which Amy Poehler is executive producing alongside the creators and director Anna Dokoza. Here’s more from the press release: Adult Swim is […]

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Kathryn Hahn to Star in ‘Mrs. Fletcher’ HBO Comedy Pilot

Kathryn Hahn might have a new starring TV role. Deadline reports that HBO has given a pilot order to a comedy starring Hahn called Mrs. Fletcher, which is based on Tom Perrotta’s bestselling 2017 novel of the same name. Like the book, the pilot centers on Hahn as Eve Fletcher, “a divorced woman who drops […]

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Julie Klausner Joins the Cast of NBC Pilot ‘So Close’

Rejoice, Difficult People fans, because Julie Klausner might be returning to TV soon. Deadline reports that Klausner has signed on to star alongside Sasheer Zamata and Sean Kleier in the comedy pilot So Close, which was ordered by the network in January. Produced by Sean Hayes, written by Greg Malins, and directed by Gail Mancuso, […]

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Sinbad to Play Lil Rel Howery’s Dad in Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Rel’

Back in January, Fox added a half-hour comedy pilot starring Lil Rel Howery called Rel, and now the project has added another star to the cast. According to Deadline, Sinbad will star alongside Howery in the Jerrod Carmichael-produced multi-cam comedy, which centers on Howery as “a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to […]

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Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, and Brad Garrett to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Single Parents’

Taran Killam, Leighton Meester, and Brad Garrett have joined the cast of a comedy pilot in the works at ABC. According to Variety, the three have signed on to star in Single Parents, which was ordered by the network last month. The single-cam project, which is created by New Girl’s Liz Meriwether and J.J. Philbin, […]

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Sasheer Zamata and Sean Kleier to Star in NBC Comedy Pilot ‘So Close’

Saturday Night Live alum Sasheer Zamata has a new TV project in the works. Deadline reports that Zamata and Sean Kleier (Odd Mom Out) have signed on to star in a multi-cam comedy pilot in the works at NBC called So Close. Ordered at the network last month, the pilot is produced by Sean Hayes, […]

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