Krysten Ritter To Star In NBC’s ‘Mission Control’

By | Thursday February 20, 2014 @ 6:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

krystenritterKrysten Ritter, who toplined NBC’s comedy pilot Assistance last season, is back as the star of another NBC/Universal TV half-hour pilot. Ritter is finalizing a deal for Mission Control, from executive producers Adam McKay and Will Ferrell and writer … Read More »

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NBC Nabs Light Procedural Produced By Krysten Ritter & David Janollari

By | Friday September 27, 2013 @ 3:13pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Former MTV programming chief David Janollari is reuniting with more creative auspices he worked with at the cable network. His Universal TV-based David Janollari Entertainment has partnered with Krysten Ritter’s also Uni TV-based Silent Machine Entertainment for Six Months, Three Days, an hourlong project, which has been sold to NBC. Based on the 2012 Hugo Award winning novelette of the same name by Charlie Jane Anders, Six Months, Three Days is a light procedural about a mismatched pair of San Francisco private investigators — an upbeat, free-spirited idealist and a swoon-worthy, brooding fatalist –- both of whom can see the future. Forced to team up, the pair knows their relationship is destined to grow from antagonistic rivalry into fairy-tale true love… but only if they can stop him from being killed in six months and three days. The adaptation will being written by film and TV writer Eric Garcia, author of the novel Matchstick Men, on which the feature film was based. Ritter, Garcia, Janollari and Silent Machine’s Lindsey Liberatore are executive producing. Read More »

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NBC Buys Sibling Comedy From Krysten Ritter & Writer Heather Hach

By | Monday September 16, 2013 @ 6:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has put in development My Parents Are Too F**king Happy, a single-camera comedy from feature writer Heather Hach (Freaky Friday, What To Expect When You’re Expecting) and Krysten Ritter‘s Silent Machine Entertainment. Written by Hach and produced by Universal TV, the project is an irreverent comedy about three romantically inept siblings who have been emotionally traumatized by their parents’ blissfully perfect marriage. This marks the second sale for Silent Machine in its first development cycle under the first-look deal the company inked with Uni TV in February, in conjunction of Ritter’s casting in the NBC/Uni TV comedy pilot Assistance, which remains in contention. Read More »

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‘If I Stay’ Adds Jamie Blackley, Odeya Rush Lands ‘The Giver,’ Krysten Ritter Joins ‘Listen Up Philip’

By | Wednesday September 4, 2013 @ 6:21pm PDT

Jamie Blackley (Snow White And The Huntsman, The Fifth Estate) has snagged the male lead in MGM‘s book adaptation If I Stay. He’ll play Adam opposite Chloe Moretz in the pic … Read More »

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NBC Buys Bowling Comedy From Krysten Ritter, Liz Vassey & Aaron Kaplan

By | Thursday August 29, 2013 @ 12:14pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC has closed deals for a comedy project from two actresses in writer-producer roles. The network has put in development a multi-camera comedy executive produced by Don’t Trust The B star Krysten Ritter and Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment and written by CSI alumna Liz Vassey through Universal TV. Based on an idea by Kaplan, the comedy revolves around a group of six friends who meet each Wednesday night for their weekly bowling league and centers on two of them — a couple, now broken up, who refuse to give up custody of their bowling league. Kaplan took the idea to Ritter, an avid bowling fan, who came on board as an executive producer. Vassey, who has developed with NBC and Uni TV in the past, was tapped to pen the script. Read More »

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Krysten Ritter To Star In Jake Hoffman Directorial Debut ‘Asthma’

By | Tuesday July 9, 2013 @ 6:21pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Dustin Hoffman made his directorial debut last year with Quartet and now son Jake Hoffman is helming his first feature. Starring Krysten Ritter and Aussie newcomer Benedict Samuel, Hoffman’s Asthma examines the consequences of … Read More »

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NBC’s ‘Assistance’ Gets Order For 3 More Scripts, Actors’ Options Extended

By | Friday June 28, 2013 @ 6:25pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

I hear NBC is keeping comedy pilot Assistance in contention with an order for three more scripts. Additionally, I hear producing studio Universal TV has extended the options on several cast members, including star … Read More »

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UPDATE: Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen On Board For ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie

By | Friday June 14, 2013 @ 11:00pm PDT

UPDATE: The latest Veronica Mars alum to join the Rob Thomas’ movie, Ryan Hansen, made the announcement with a choreographed video (watch below).

PREVIOUS: Krysten Ritter today made it official, announcing on Twitter that she also is coming back for Rob Thomas’ Veronica Mars pic. Read More »

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Krysten Ritter Joins Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’

By | Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 3:09pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Krysten Ritter has joined Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in Big Eyes. The Tim Burton-directed film is about Margaret and Walter Keane, the married couple whose paintings of large-eyed children became one of the first … Read More »

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Zach Cregger Joins NBC’s ‘Assistance’, Frances Fisher Boards ABC’s ‘The Returned’

By | Friday March 1, 2013 @ 8:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Guys With KidsZach Cregger is set to co-star opposite Krysten Ritter in NBC‘s single-camera comedy pilot Assistance, from Gary Sanchez Prods. and Universal TV. Written by Leslye Headland, Assistance centers on Nora … Read More »

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Krysten Ritter To Star In, Produce NBC Pilot ‘Assistance’; Inks First-Look Uni TV Deal

By | Friday February 15, 2013 @ 4:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Krysten Ritter is eying a quick return to primetime. The star of ABC’s recently cancelled Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23 has been tapped as the lead of NBC‘s single-camera comedy pilot Assistance, from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Prods and Universal TV. Ritter also will serve as a producer on the project, written by Leslye Headland. Additionally, I’ve learned that Ritter, who was hotly pursued for comedy pilots the moment she became available last month, has signed a first-look deal with Universal TV. Read More »

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PILOT SEASON: Which Actors Are Getting The Most Offers

By | Monday February 11, 2013 @ 3:39pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jason IsaacsRose ByrneThe annual courtship known as chasing name actors for network pilots is in full force. So far, Rose Byrne, Jason Isaacs, … Read More »

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Krysten Ritter/Eric Garcia Drama ‘Finishing School For Boys’ Gets Pilot Order At MTV

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: MTV has handed a pilot pickup to Cassandra French’s Finishing School For Boys, a drama from actress Krysten Ritter and writer Eric Garcia based on Garcia’s novel of the same name. Garcia (Matchstick Men) wrote the adaptation, described as … Read More »

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MTV Buys Krysten Ritter/Eric Garcia Drama, USA Buys Richard Murphy Dramedy

By | Thursday October 6, 2011 @ 4:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Krysten Ritter, star of ABC’s upcoming  comedy series Apartment 23, has sold her first TV project as a producer, the hourlong drama Cassandra French’s Finishing School For Boys based on Eric Garcia’s novel of the same name. Garcia (Matchstick Men) … Read More »

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ARC And XLrator Acquire Rock ‘N Roll Comedy ‘Killing Bono’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media have teamed to acquire North American distribution rights to the rock and roll comedy Killing Bono, which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. They plan a VOD release in October and a theatrical … Read More »

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Krysten Ritter Set For Title Role In ABC’ ‘Don’t Trust The Bitch’ Comedy Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Krysten Ritter, who has been among the most sought-after actresses this pilot season with multiple offers, will play the lead in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23 (working title), which is directed … Read More »

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