ABC Picks Up Comedy Pilots From ‘Awkward’ Creator Lauren Iungerich & ‘Suburgatory’s Emily Kapnek

By | Thursday January 30, 2014 @ 10:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich is back on pilot duty with a ABC Pilots 2014pickup at ABC for her comedy Damaged Goods, which had a pilot production commitment. It is one of two pilot orders to single-camera comedies … Read More »

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Lauren Iungerich Comedy With David Janollari Gets Put Pilot Commitment At NBC

By | Monday September 16, 2013 @ 2:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich is having a banner development season following her three-year stint at MTV. After landing a pilot production commitment at ABC for single-camera comedy Damaged Goods, Iungerich has nabbed a put pilot … Read More »

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ABC Nabs Comedy From ‘Awkward’ Creator Lauren Iungerich With Pilot Production Commitment

By | Tuesday September 3, 2013 @ 6:19pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In her first her broadcast development cycle after departing her MTV series, Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich has commanded one of the biggest comedy commitments this year. Damaged Goods, a single-camera comedy created/executive … Read More »

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‘Awkward’ Creator Lauren Iungerich To Depart After Season 3, MTV Looking For New Showrunner

By | Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 10:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Awkward creator/executive producer/showrunner Lauren Iungerich will be leaving the flagship MTV comedy series when it wraps production on Season 3 tomorrow. The network characterized the parting of the ways as mutual. “Awkward is a wonderful series and we … Read More »

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MTV Pilot ‘Hot Mess’ Not Going Forward Following Creator Lauren Iungerich’s Exit

By | Thursday March 21, 2013 @ 8:49pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

I’ve learned that MTV has decided not to go forward with comedy pilot Hot Mess following the recent departure of the project’s creator/executive producer Lauren Iungerich. The decision comes as MTV brass are screening pilots for potential series pickups. Hot Mess had been considered a top contender … Read More »

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Lauren Iungerich Exits Her MTV Comedy Pilot ‘Hot Mess’

By | Sunday March 17, 2013 @ 6:25pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In a major shakeup on MTV‘s comedy pilot Hot Mess, I have learned that the project’s creator/executive producer Lauren Iungerich has departed. “We mutually agreed to part ways on the Hot Mess pilot,” a rep for MTV said. The move comes as I hear Hot Mess tested very well and was heading into next week’s MTV screenings as a frontrunner for a series pickup. The pilot had already been exploring writer staffing in anticipation of a series order. I hear Iungerich recently made the difficult decision to leave the project she had worked on for several years for a combination of creative and personal reasons. She remains committed to her MTV series Awkward, which is currently filming its 20-epsode third season. Iungerich is Awkward’s creator/executive producer. Hot Mess was picked up to pilot by the previous MTV regime. The pilot was wrapping casting when Susanne Daniels in November was announced as new head of programming, replacing David Janollari. She was joined by ABC Family’s Mina Lefevre as SVP and Head of Scripted Programming at the end of January. I hear Daniels and Lefevre are high on Hot Mess, Read More »

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MTV Casts New Lauren Iungerich Pilot

By | Thursday November 15, 2012 @ 3:31pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

MTV has assembled the cast of Hot Mess, a new pilot from Awkward creator/executive producer Lauren Iungerich. Annabelle Stephenson, Matthew Atkinson, Mathew Botuchis and Shoshana Bush are set for the pilot, which  Iungerich wrote and … Read More »

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David Katzenberg To Direct MTV’s ‘Dumb Girls’ Comedy Pilot

By | Friday September 23, 2011 @ 10:32am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The Hard Times Of RJ Berger co-creator/executive producer David Katzenberg has been tapped to direct MTV’s half-hour comedy pilot Dumb Girls, from Awkward creator/executive producer Lauren Iungerich. The ensemble project, which will be produced in-house, revolves around … Read More »

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Christine Evangelista, ‘OLTL’s Josh Kelly Among Leads Of MTV Pilot ‘Dumb Girls’

By | Thursday September 15, 2011 @ 7:12am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Christine Evangelista (The Joneses), Xosha Roquemore, Josh Kelly (One Live To Live) and Nico Evers Swindell (Prince William in William & Kate) have been cast as the leads of MTV’s comedy pilot Dumb Girls, from Awkward creator/executive producer Lauren Iungerich. The ensemble project, which will be produced in-house, revolves around a group of twentysomethings. It centers on Michelle (Evangelista), who is uber-competent at her job but foolish when it comes to guys. Supported by her stalwart friends — Alex (Xosha), Danny (Josh Kelly), who admits her likes her more than a friend, and Ian (Swindell) — she mounts a plan to get the guy she likes. Iungerich is executive producing the pilot, which starts production next month, with Robyn Meisinger and Kim Fleary. Kelly, repped by Talenworks and Thruline, is a regular on One Life to Live and has not been approached yet about continuing on the show when it moves online, though that is considered likely. Evangelista is with Buchwald/Fortitude and MJ Management, Swindell is with Buchwald/Fortitude and Authentic, and Roquemore is with Principal Entertainment and SDB Partners. Read More »

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MTV Greenlights ‘Dumb Girls’ Comedy Pilot

By | Friday July 29, 2011 @ 5:27pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TCA: MTV Renews ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’, Touts ‘Beavis & Butt-Head’ Reboot
MTV is doubling its bet on Lauren Iungerich, creator/executive producer of the network’s new comedy series Awkward, which debuted 10 days ago to solid ratings. MTV has handed … Read More »

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