ABC To Order Family Comedy Pilot Starring Kirstie Alley

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Following her memorable run on Dancing With the Stars last spring, Kirstie Alley is returning to ABC as the star of a new comedy project. I’ve learned that ABC is finalizing the deals for a pilot order to The Manzanis, a multi-camera family comedy written by sitcom veterans Marco Pennette and Dave Flebotte, with Alley attached to star. ABC Studios and studio-based Brillstein Entertainment are producing. The sitcom is described as a new take on Roseanne, and stars Alley as a very opinionated wife/mother who, along with her family, the Manzanis, moves to repressed country-club town. Pennette and Flebotte are executive producing with Brillstein’s new TV president JoAnn Alfano. Also expected to executive produce are Aaron Kaplan (Good Christian Belles) and Alley’s manager Jason Weinberg. Read More »

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CAA Signs Slew Of Seasoned TV Writer-Producers And Directors

Nellie Andreeva

CAA has added several experienced TV writer-producers to its roster. The recent signings include:

Dexter executive producer/showrunner Scott Buck, previously co-executive producer on HBO’s Rome and Six Feet Under. He was with WME.

Emmy-winning former Frasier executive producer/co-showrunner Joe Keenan, most recently executive producer/consulting producer on ABC’s Desperate Housewives for the … Read More »

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Kenneth Lonergan To Write HBO’s ‘Taxi-22′

By | Wednesday December 15, 2010 @ 10:12am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated writer Kenneth Lonergan has come on board to pen Taxi-22, HBO’s adaptation of the hit French Canadian single-camera comedy executive produced by James Gandolfini and developed as a potential starring … Read More »

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