ABC Buys Comedy From Jenny Bicks, Lizzie & Wendy Molyneux With Penalty

By | Friday September 27, 2013 @ 12:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Work With Jerks, a comedy from former Big C showrunner Jenny Bicks and Bob’s Burgers writers-producers Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux, has landed … Read More »

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Mermaid Comedy From Jenny Bicks Gets Put Pilot Commitment At NBC

By | Monday August 19, 2013 @ 1:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In a competitive situation, a single-camera comedy from Sex And The City alumna Jenny Bicks has landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment. The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, where Bicks is under an … Read More »

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‘The Big C’ Finale Airs On Showtime Tonight

By | Monday May 20, 2013 @ 5:23pm PDT

Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

The Big C finaleShowtime and the producers of The Big C end Cathy Jamison’s personal cancer saga in hospice care tonight with its fourth and Hereafter season finale. Executive producer and showrunner Jenny Bicks naturally declined to divulge whether Cathy (Laura Linney) dies tonight, though she and fellow exec producer Darlene Hunt co-wrote. The mini-series’ four last episodes span a year in the life of the lead character, each separated by roughly three months. The finale follows Angelina Jolie’s shocking May 14 announcement that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy, which spurred a slew of press calls to Showtime and the Big C team. Bicks, herself an early-stage breast cancer survivor, told Deadline. “It has really drawn attention to us in a way we couldn’t have anticipated,” she said. “I hope we’ve done something to help more people recognize that cancer isn’t any longer this thing you whisper about behind a closed door. And it isn’t necessarily a disease you necessarily have to die from.” Read More »

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Jenny Bicks Signs Overall Pact At 20th TV

By | Thursday September 6, 2012 @ 10:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Jenny Bicks The Big CWith The Big C headed to its conclusion, the series’ showrunner Jenny Bicks is moving on with a two-year overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television. The pact calls for the former Sex And The City executive producer to develop comedy and drama series for the studio. Bicks was most recently under an overall deal at Sony TV, which produces Showtime’s The Big C, created by Darlene Hunt. Bicks previously created and executive produced the ABC/Warner Bros TV one-hour dramedy Men In Trees and the NBC/NBC Studios comedy Leap Of Faith. Read More »

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Eric Stoltz Set As The Lead Of Lifetime’s Dramedy Pilot ‘Modern Love’

By | Wednesday August 24, 2011 @ 2:48pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Eric Stoltz has been tapped as the lead of Lifetime’s dramedy pilot Modern Love, from Sony Pictures TV. Created and executive produced by Sex and the City alumna Jenny Bicks, the project weaves actual stories from New Read More »

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Film Roundup: Michael Gracey To Direct ‘The Greatest Showman On Earth’; Seth Green Cast In Drama ‘The Story Of Luke,’ Team Downey On the USS Indianapolis

By | Wednesday August 17, 2011 @ 2:51pm PDT

Michael Gracey has officially been tapped to direct Hugh Jackman in the 20th Century Fox musical The Greatest Showman On Earth, though producers told Deadline that the helmer has been attached for months. Regardless, it extends a hot … Read More »

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EMMYS: Deadline/TVline Comedy Races

Here’s is the Deadline/TVline assessment of 2011 Emmy comedy races:

Deadline/TVline: 2011 Comedy Series Overview
Competition for Emmy nominations among this year’s Outstanding Comedy Series contestants is no laughing matter. The showdown between two 20th Century TV hits … Read More »

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Jenny Bicks Signs Overall Deal At Sony TV

By | Thursday March 31, 2011 @ 3:08pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former Sex and the City executive producer Jenny Bicks has signed a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. Under the pact, Bicks will continue as executive producer/showrunner on the studio’s Showtime series The Big C, now in production on its second season with Hugh Dancy and Parker Posey joining the cast led by Laura Linney for multi-episode arcs and Alan Alda for a guest shot. On the series, created by Darlene Hunt, Bicks focuses the production aspects, working closely with the cast in Connecticut where the dark comedy is being filmed. The series about Cathy (Linney), a high school teacher diagnosed with a cancer, has been a very personal one for Bicks, who is a cancer survivor herself. The Big C earned its first major awards recognition at the Golden Globes with a best comedy series nomination and an acting win for Linney.

In addition to The Big C, Bicks has Modern Love, a one-hour dramedy produced by Sony TV, in contention at Lifetime. The project, loosely based on the New York Times column by the same name, was originally developed at HBO two years ago. Bicks is also expected to help with other projects in development at Sony with other writers. This marks Bicks’ official return to the Sony fold, where she previously had an overall deal. In the past year, she has been working under a show deal for The Big C. Read More »

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TCA: ‘Big C’ Producers Talk Cancer, Gabourey Responds To Howard Stern

Nellie Andreeva

The Big C executive producer and cancer survivor Jenny Bicks bought a Porsche when she was diagnosed with cancer. “Don’t wait to get cancer to make yourself happy,” she said at the TCA panel for the upcoming Showtime dark comedy series starring Laura Linney as a woman diagnosed with cancer.

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