CBS Buys Kari Lizer Comedy As Put Pilot

By | Thursday August 16, 2012 @ 6:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Kari Lizer is back at CBS. Two years after the cancellation of her CBS comedy The New Adventures Of Old Christine, the network has given a put pilot commitment to a new multi-camera comedy project … Read More »

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‘Torchwood’ Star Cast In ABC’s ‘Gilded Lilys’, Greg Germann In Net’s Kari Lizer Pilot

By | Tuesday March 6, 2012 @ 6:08pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Torchwood star John Barrowman has landed the last series regular role on KJ Steinberg and Shonda Rhimes’ ABC period drama pilot Gilded Lilys. Set in 1895, it centers on the Lilys, who are looking to revive their family’s fortunes … Read More »

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Minnie Driver To Star In Kari Lizer’s NBC Comedy & The Winding Road To Get There

By | Thursday March 1, 2012 @ 4:53pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Minnie Driver is set to star opposite Andrea Anders in Kari Lizer’s NBC comedy pilot Lady Friends. The Warner Bros. TV-produced project is about two life-long female friends who are living very different lives but couldn’t live without each … Read More »

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Mary McCormack Set As The Lead In Kari Lizer’s ABC Comedy Pilot

By | Sunday February 19, 2012 @ 9:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

In Plain Sight star Mary McCormack, has lined up her next series gig, playing the lead in Kari Lizer’s untitled ABC comedy pilot (aka The Unprofessional). The  multi-camera comedy, from Warner Bros. TV, centers on Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne (McCormack), a high-powered … Read More »

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Andrea Anders To Star In NBC’s Kari Lizer Pilot, Aimee Garcia Joins NBC’s ‘County’

By | Wednesday February 8, 2012 @ 6:24pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Anders has landed one of the two leads in NBC’s untitled Kari Lizer comedy pilot. It centers on two life-long female friends who are living very different lives but can’t live without each other. Nicole (Anders) has everything … Read More »

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ABC Picks Up Kari Lizer Mom Comedy

By | Tuesday January 17, 2012 @ 1:38pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

New Adventures Of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer has emerged as an early star of the broadcast pilot season with 2 orders. On the heels of NBC greenlighting her female buddy comedy Friday evening, ABC just picked up … Read More »

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NBC Picks Up Kari Lizer Female Buddy Comedy Pilot

By | Friday January 13, 2012 @ 6:32pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Can women comedy writers be any hotter? Two comedy pilots picked up today — both from female creators! NBC has given the green light to an untitled multi-camera comedy from The New Adventures Of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer. The … Read More »

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Kari Lizer Family Comedy Lands At ABC With Put Pilot Commitment

By | Thursday September 15, 2011 @ 6:40pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In a rare feat for a female showrunner, Kari Lizer has landed a second project with a major commitment this season. I hear that ABC has nabbed a multi-camera comedy from the New Adventures Of Old Christine creator with … Read More »

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Female Buddy Comedy From Kari Lizer Lands At NBC With Put Pilot Commitment

By | Wednesday September 7, 2011 @ 5:04pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After several days of heated bidding among the major broadcast networks that started before the holiday weekend and continued this week, I’ve learned that NBC has nabbed a multi-camera comedy from The New Adventures Of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer with a put pilot commitment. The project, titled Lady Friends, hails from Warner Bros TV and Lizer’s Kari’s Logo Here production banner. It is about two longtime female friends who are living very different lives but couldn’t live without each other. Read More »

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Adrian Pasdar To Star In NBC’s Kari Lizer Comedy Pilot

By | Friday March 25, 2011 @ 1:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Former Heroes star Adrian Pasdar is back at NBC, this time on the comedy side. In what would be his first regular gig on a half-hour series, Pasdar has been tapped as the male lead opposite Sarah Paulson in NBC’s … Read More »

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TV CASTINGS: Slew Of Actors Join Pilots

Nellie Andreeva

Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows has joined NBC’s untitled Kari Lizer project. The workplace comedy centers on Mary (Sarah Paulson), a relationship-challenged woman who, with the help of her co-workers, guides people through unexpected career transitions and downsizings. Meadows, repped by APA and Brillstein Entertainment, will play Mary’s  partner, a psychotherapist and the reality check to Mary’s eternal optimism.

Off the Map co-star Zach Gilford has been cast as the male lead in the Fox single-camera pilot Iceland. The project centers on Mackenzie (Kerry Bishe), a twentysomething woman whose fiance recently passed away. Gilford, from WME and D/F Management, will play a guy friend of Mackenzie described as “bad influence.” For Gilford, the casting is in second position to Off the Map. He is the third cast member from the midseason drama to book a pilot this season along with Martin Henderson and Rachelle Lefevre, both cast in NBC’s Reconstruction.

Paul Blackthorne (Lipstick Jungle) has just been cast in the ABC drama pilot The River directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The horror thriller centers on Lincoln Cole (Joe Anderson) who, after his famous TV explorer father Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) goes missing way up the Amazon, reluctantly abandons his medical studies and follows in his father’s footsteps. Blackthorne, repped by SDB Partners, Seven Summits & Optimism, will play the producer of Emmet Cole’s long-running documentary series. Read More »

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Martin Henderson, Sarah Paulson & Lauren Ambrose Tapped As The Leads Of 3 Pilots

Nellie Andreeva

Three high-profile pilots just landed their leads: Martin Henderson will headline NBC’s drama The Crossing, Sarah Paulson will star in NBC’s Kari Lizer comedy and Lauren Ambrose will topline Fox’s drama Weekends at Bellevue.

Written by Josh Brand and directed by … Read More »

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NBC Picks Up Comedy Pilot From Kari Lizer

Nellie Andreeva

In what could be the last comedy pilot pickup at NBC this season, the network has given a cast-contingent order to a multi-camera comedy from The New Adventures of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer. The project, produced by Warner Bros. … Read More »

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NBC Picks Up Comedy From ‘Old Christine’ Creator Kari Lizer

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In one of the most heated bidding wars for a comedy project this season, a new half-hour by The New Adventures of Old Christine creator Kari Lizer just landed at NBC with a big production commitment. All 4 major broadcast networks were after the show, a workplace comedy about a woman helping people transition between jobs. In the end, it went to the network most closely associated with workplace comedy, NBC, and the network where Lizer honed her skills as a comedy writer on Will & Grace for 4 years before segueing to developing. Lizer’s new project is produced by Warner Bros. TV where Lizer is under a multi-year overall deal and Lizer’s Kari’s Logo Here production banner. The last time Lizer developed was during the 2004-05 season when she sold two comedies through WBTV, Christine to CBS and True to the WB. Read More »

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