CW Pilots ‘The Tomorrow People’ & ‘Oxygen’ Book Young Leads

By | Wednesday February 20, 2013 @ 8:00pm PST
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Luke Mitchell (Home And Away) has landed a lead in the CW drama pilot The Tomorrow People three weeks after arriving in Los Angeles from his native Australia. Written/exec produced by Phil Klemmer based on the … Read More »

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Elizabeth Craft And Sarah Fain Exit CW Pilot ‘Secret Circle’

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EXCLUSIVE: Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain have stepped down as executive producers on the CW drama pilot The Secret Circle, based on a three-book series from The Vampire Diaries author L.J. Smith. Under their Warner Bros TV overall deal, the Angel and Dollhouse alums last summer were assigned to supervise … Read More »

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CW’s ‘Cooper & Stone’ Finds Cooper

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Alex Breckenridge (Life Unexpected) has been tapped as one of the 2 leads in CW’s pilot Cooper & Stone. The pilot, from writer-exec producer Laurie Arent and CBS TV Studios, is about Jenna Cooper (Breckenridge) and Stone, two … Read More »

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Three More Broadcast Pilots Find Directors

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British helmer Mark Mylod (Entourage), who directed the pilots for the U.K. series Shameless and its U.S. version on Showtime, has signed on to direct ABC’s drama pilot Once Upon a Time. The project, from Lost executive producers Edward Kitsis … Read More »

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CW Picks Up Drama Pilot ‘Secret Circle’

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The CW has picked up its sixth and final pilot this season, the witch tale Secret Circle executive produced by Vampire Diaries co-creator/exec producer Kevin Williamson.

Williamson recently joined the project, based on a three-book series from … Read More »

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Rachel Bilson To Star In CW’s ‘Hart Of Dixie’

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The O.C. alumna Rachel Bilson will reunite with the show’s creator-executive producer Josh Schwartz this pilot season after all. Bilson is close to a deal to star in the CW hourlong pilot Hart of Dixie, from WBTV and Schwartz and … Read More »

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Kevin Williamson Joins CW’s ‘Secret Circle’, ‘Vampire Diaries’ Companion Show On Hold

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EXCLUSIVE: First the bad news: Kevin Williamson’s potential companion series to Vampire Diaries is not happening, at least for now. The Vampire Diaries co-creator Williamson has notified the CW that his busy schedule on Diaries, which he is executive … Read More »

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PILOT CASTINGS ROUNDUP: Two Join ‘Danni Lowinski,’ One Added To ‘Homeland’

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The CW dramedy pilot Danni Lowinski has cast its last 2 regulars, George Dzundza (Grey’s Anatomy) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Nevermind Nirvana). Meanwhile, Diego Klattenhoff (Men in Trees) has joined Showtime’s drama pilot Homeland. Danni Lowinski is named after the series’ central character: a scrappy hairdresser (Amanda Walsh) who graduates from law school but is brushed off by law firms and sets up her own practice in a shopping mall kiosk. Gersh-repped Dzundza will play Dani’s well-meaning father, a widower who has become a full-blown alcoholic since losing his construction job. Ambudkar, repped by Gersh and Lou Viola Management, will play a hard-working and straightforward guy, working at JB Computers during the day and on his novel at night. Read More »

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Eric Mabius & Carla Gallo Cast In Pilots

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Ugly Betty star Eric Mabius has joined the cast of TNT’s drama pilot Bird Dog, while Carla Gallo (Get Him to the Greek) is set to co-star opposite Amanda Walsh in the CW pilot Danni Lowinski. Mike Robe’s Read More »

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Ashley Williams And Gerald McRaney To Star In TNT Pilot ‘Bird Dog’

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EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Williams and Gerald McRaney are set as the leads in TNT’s drama pilot Bird Dog, a mystery about an unlikely team of two cops who happen to be … Read More »

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Amanda Walsh Cast As Title Character In CW Pilot ‘Danni Lowinski’

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EXCLUSIVE: The CW have found their Danni Lowinski. Sons & Daughters alumna Amanda Walsh has landed the lead in the hourlong CW dramedy pilot based on the German series of the same name. The pilot, once eyed for possible … Read More »

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‘Odds’ Creator Jeff Wadlow Sells 2 Projects

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EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of his first pilot order last season, CBS’ The Odds, Jeff Wadlow has landed two projects this season, Hail Mary at CBS and Rush at the CW. Both are from Warner Bros. TV and Silver Pictures, which also produced The OddsHail Mary is about a female P.I. in the South who partners with her murdered son’s best friend. Rush is about undercover cops working the New York nightclub scene. Wadlow is writing and executive producing both projects with an eye to direct the potential pilots. Beau Bauman is also producing. Read More »

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TCA: New ‘Nikita’ Series ‘Is Not A Rehash’

By | Thursday July 29, 2010 @ 6:25pm PDT
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After a popular Nikita movie and series, why retell the story yet again in a new series? It’s a legitimate question and one the writer of the upcoming CW series Nikita Craig Silverstein asked himself when Warner Bros. TV approached him with the idea to do something with the title. … Read More »

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Primetime Pilot Panic: ‘Filthy Rich’ OKed

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I’m told CW picked up How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls (WBTV/Alloy), which was expected. And I, too, think the title should be changed to ”Surviving The Filthy Rich” as rumored. (Or, even better, “This Is Our Money-Grubbing Attempt to Clone Gossip Girls But Not Call It A Spin-Off”.)

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Primetime Pilot Panic: ’90210′ Picked Up; ‘Rich Girls’ Probably; CW Renews ‘Game’

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2ND UPDATE: I hear How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls (WBTV/Alloy) is ”probably” picked up at CW, It was considered a slam dunk, like 90210. (Is it true HTTFRG‘s title has been changed to “Surviving The Filthy Rich”?)

UPDATE: I’ve just been told that, as expected, the … Read More »

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Primetime Pilot Panic: CW’s ’90210′ News

By | Saturday May 10, 2008 @ 9:14pm PDT

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UPDATE: The Beverly Hills, 90210 Spinoff 90210 (CW/CBS Paramount), a slam dunk pickup, is hiring writers at the CW. I hear the deal is closed with Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah to run the show, and the script is being rewritten. Original alum Jennie Garth is joining. I … Read More »

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