Nellie Andreeva

A year after writer-producer-director Timothy Scott Bogart, TV producer Gary A. Randall and songwriter and music publisher Evan “Kidd” Bogart launched Boardwalk Entertainment Group, the media company has built up its first TV slate. Boardwalk Television is one of five divisions of the privately funded Boardwalk Entertainment Group, along with Boardwalk Films, Boardwalk Records, Boardwalk Publishing and Boardwalk Technology. Led by Randall and Timothy Bogart, Boardwalk TV has set up seven projects in broadcast and cable. The two have been assisted by Randall’s daughter, development executive Madison Randall, who joined Boardwalk as Director of Creative Affairs. The company has first-look deals with ABC Studios for broadcast and Fox TV Studios for cable scripted series. The pact with FtvS stems from Gary Randall’s long-standing relationship with the studio, where he executive produces the A&E series The Glades. “We’ve had a really prolific development season,” Randall said.

Through ABC Studios, Boardwalk has sold two drama projects co-created by Randall and Bogart and written by Bogart: Life Happens! to ABC, about families bonding over their kids’ friendship; and legal drama Opposing Counsel to NBC. “This past year has been about continuing to set infrastructure and deals for the company but also about the joy of me being a writer-creator,” Bogart said. “For Gary and I to be able to create projects at ABC and NBC as partners of the company we’re launching is exciting, and to be able to do it for other writers through the partnership is unbelievable.” Those other writers include Jason Ning (90210), who is writing drama Legacy for Fox and ABC Studios, about cop families on the two sides of the U.S.-Mexico border; and  Tony Spiridakis (De Loba), who is penning The Reeds, about a family band, for the CW and CBS TV Studios, which stepped in as ABC Studios does not produce for the CW.

In cable, Boardwalk has half-hour comedy Bounty Boys at USA/FtvS with writers Pete Tibbals & Eric Goldberg (iCarly), about a duo of unlikely bounty hunters. The five projects join previously announced 400 at E!, a period drama about New York’s famous Vanderbilt family; as well as drama The Break at Fox. On the film side, Bogart just completed the script for the Justin Timberlake-starring Spinning Gold, about Casablanca Records co-founder Neil Bogart. Here are details about Boardwalk’s TV projects:

 

LIFE HAPPENS! (One-hour drama for ABC)

Co-Creator/EP/W:    Timothy Scott Bogart

Co-Creator/EP/NW:    Gary A. Randall

STUDIO:   ABC Studios

LOG:  A drama about the comedy of life as seen through the interconnected lives of people who’ve become “forced friends” because their children have become “best friends” in a community created by the inescapable bond born from all having kids in the same school.

 

OPPOSING COUNSEL (One-hour drama for NBC)

Co-Creator/EP/W:     Timothy Scott Bogart

Co-Creator/EP/NW:     Gary A. Randall

STUDIO:   ABC Studios

LOG:  Follows two new junior associates, each working for opposing warring civil law firms, which are each led by one half of what used to be the most powerful legal couple in town, who find themselves battling law and love. 

 

LEGACY (One-hour drama for FOX)

EP/W:    Jason Ning (Repped by CAA)

EP/NW:    Gary A. Randall, Timothy Scott Bogart

STUDIO:   ABC Studios

LOG:   The story of the McCallans of Austin, Texas, and the Reyes of Monterrey, Mexico, who have a long and contentious history.  Told from the perspective of two cops, one from each family, Rome McCallan, who is a Texas Ranger and Aldo Reyes, a Mexican Federale.  Rome and Aldo are the point of the sword to explore this epic conflict, which is set against the bigger moral and cultural conflicts entrenched between these two families.

 

THE REEDS (One-hour drama for The CW)

EP/W:    Tony Spiridakis (Gersh)

EP/NW:     Gary A. Randall, Timothy Scott Bogart

STUDIO:    CBS TV Studios

LOG:    A family band is thrust into the limelight and must learn how to become stars and deal with all the good and bad that comes with fame, while struggling to keep their family intact.


BOUNTY BOYS (Half-hour comedy for USA)

Co-EP/W:     Pete Tibbals & Eric Goldberg (KICKIN’ IT, iCARLY – Represented by CAA)

EP/NW:    Gary A. Randall, Timothy Scott Bogart

STUDIO:     FTVS

LOG:     Follows two friends – one who has perfected the slacker lifestyle and the other the ultimate type-A personality – who share an apartment in Venice and take on odd bounty hunting jobs to pay for their activities.

 

THE BREAK (One-hour drama for FOX)

EP/W:   Elizabeth Chandler

EP/NW:     Gary A. Randall, Timothy Scott Bogart

STUDIO:     ABC Studios

LOG:  A family/teenage soap set in the surfing community of Santa Cruz, CA.  Seen through the eyes of Mia Walker, a 17-year-old girl with a troubled and mysterious past who is sent there to live with a father she’s never known, and who must learn how to navigate a culture that is as foreign to her as he is.

 

THE 400 (One-hour drama for E!)

EP/W:    Emily Whitesell

EP/NW:      Gary A. Randall, Timothy Scott Bogart, Anne Thomopoulos (THE BORGIAS)

STUDIO:   FTVS

LOG:     The Gilded Age as seen through the eyes of the ultra-rich Vanderbilt family in turn of the century New York.

Randall, Bogart and Boardwalk Entertainment Group are repped by CAA and Jackoway, Tyerman.

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