Walden-Newman 20th TV Holiday Card Spoofs ‘Sons Of Anarchy’

By | Wednesday December 14, 2011 @ 3:38pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Once again, 20th Century Fox TV chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman turned to one of the studio’s biggest hits for inspiration in creating their annual holiday video card. This time, the duo are channeling their inner bikers in a Sons Of Anarchy-themed video written by series’ creator Kurt Sutter … Read More »

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Comedy From ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Creators Gets Put Pilot Commitment At Fox

By | Monday September 26, 2011 @ 3:26pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

How I Met Your Mother co-creators/executive producers Carter Bays & Craig Thomas have teamed with fellow HIMYM executive producer Chris Harris for a single-camera comedy project that landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment after a bidding war. Titled … Read More »

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Zooey Deschanel In Talks For Fox Pilot

By | Tuesday February 8, 2011 @ 2:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Is Fox about to become the network of the Deschanel sisters? Indie movie darling Zooey Deschanel is in negotiations to star in Fox’s untitled single-camera comedy pilot from writer-producer Liz Meriwether, 20th TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment. Zooey’s sister, Emily, … Read More »

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Shawn Levy To Direct ‘Family Album’ Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In a rare TV directing gig, feature helmer Shawn Levy has signed on to direct the Fox single-camera comedy pilot Family Album. The pilot hails from 20th Century Fox TV where 21 Laps/Adelstein Prod., Levy’s company with Marty Adelstein, … Read More »

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Dana Walden & Gary Newman’s ‘Glee’-ful Holiday Card Helmed By Ryan Murphy

By | Friday December 17, 2010 @ 3:17pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

After 20th TV chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman’s uproarious Modern Family-flavored holiday video card last year written and directed by Steve Levitan, it was natural for the duo to turn to the studio’s other monster hit, Fox’s Glee, for greeting card inspiration next. Here is this year’s video, … Read More »

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ABC Wins War For Blog-Based Comedy ‘Dealbreaker’

By | Monday November 1, 2010 @ 6:06pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: American Dad executive producer Nahnatchka Khan is emerging as the comedy star of this buying season with a second half-hour project that sparked heated bidding. A month after Fox won the bidding war for her single-camera family comedy Connected, ABC just landed Khan’s relationship comedy Dealbreaker in a similarly competitive situation. Both projects are produced by 20th TV where Khan is under an overall deal. Khan will co-write Dealbreaker, which landed a premium script commitment with penalty from ABC, with American Dad writer Laura McCreary. It is based on the blog by comics Dave Horwitz and Marisa Pinson and their recent book of the same name. The blog and the book are described as a “hilarious reference guide to the qualities that, when discovered, transform the ‘date you hope to go home with’ into the ‘date you pray never calls again’” and as a catalogue of characteristics that serve as early warning signs of possible relationship discontent. Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures, which had optioned the rights to the book, will serve as executive producers on the TV project. Read More »

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’24′ Alum Jon Cassar Joins ‘Terra Nova’

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Jon_CassarEXCLUSIVE: It will be an even larger 24 reunion on Fox’s upcoming prehistoric drama Terra Nova, which is executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Peter Chernin. Long-time 24 director-executive producer Jon Cassar has joined the 13-episode midseason series as an executive producer … Read More »

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