Jack Bender To Helm Syfy’s ‘Rewind’ & Other Pilot Director Hires

By | Thursday February 23, 2012 @ 3:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lost director Jack Bender is set to direct and executive produce Syfy’s two-hour pilot Rewind, a thriller about a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in hopes of changing the future after a nuclear bomb destroys New York City. Bender will executive the pilot with its writer, Justin Marks, Tom Spezialy, Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun for Universal Cable Prods and BermanBraun. This marks a reunion for Bender and Syfy, UCP & BermanBraun — he also directed the pilot for their series Alphas. Here are some of the latest pilot director hires on the broadcast side:

Charles McDougall, who has directed the pilots for such hourlong series as Desperate Housewives, The Good Wife and The Chicago Code, is taking on a half-hour pilot this season, helming Mindy Kaling’s single-camera Fox pilot. The Office player stars as a young Bridget Jones-type Ob/Gyn balancing personal and professional life, surrounded by quirky co-workers in a small office. The two previously worked together on The Office,where McDougall has directed half a dozen episodes. Read More »

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Steven Pasquale Gets The Lead In ‘Do No Harm’, Mimi Kennedy Joins ‘American Judy’

By | Wednesday February 15, 2012 @ 6:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Rescue Me alum Steven Pasquale has landed the dual lead role in NBC’s Jekyll & Hyde-style medical drama Do No Harm. The project, written by David Schulner, centers on Jeffrey Kohl (Pasquale), a brilliant neurosurgeon who wrestles with his dangerous … Read More »

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ABC Picks Up Judy Greer Comedy Pilot

By | Tuesday January 31, 2012 @ 11:29am PST
Nellie Andreeva

ABC has started giving pilot orders to its starring comedy vehicles. First off is single-camera comedy American Judy toplined by Judy Greer and written by Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont. It centers on a cosmopolitan woman (Greer) who gets married … Read More »

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