Texas Mega Church Drama From Liz Heldens & David Janollari Gets NBC Pilot Order

By | Thursday January 16, 2014 @ 1:44pm PST
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Liz Heldens, creator of NBC‘s 2009 medical drama Mercy and last season’s mystery drama Deception and co-creator of the network’s summer series Read More »

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NBC Buys Texas Mega Church Family Saga From Liz Heldens & David Janollari

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 5:02pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Liz Heldens, creator of NBC‘s 2009 medical drama Mercy, midseason mystery drama Deception and co-creator of the network’s summer series Camp, is … Read More »

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‘Deception’ Creators See No Need To Call Attention To Race: TCA

By | Sunday January 6, 2013 @ 2:57pm PST

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

DeceptionGiven that a pair of its primary lead performers happen to be African American, it might seem logical to assume that the ethnicity of stars Meagan Good and Laz Alonso would … Read More »

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NBC Orders Summer Camp Dramedy Series From ‘Deception’ Creator & BermanBraun

By | Sunday January 6, 2013 @ 10:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Ahead of the debut of NBC‘s midseason drama Deception tomorrow, the network has given a straight-to-series order to another hourlong project from the Deception team of creator/executive producer Liz Heldens and Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun’s production company BermanBraun. Created by Heldens and Deception co-executive producer Peter Elkoff, Camp has been picked up for 13 episodes to air in the summer. This will be Heldens and BermanBraun’s third series on NBC following medical drama Mercy, which Heldens also created, and Deception. Elkoff also worked with Heldens on Mercy.

In the tradition of Meatballs and Dazed And Confused, Little Hawk Family Camp is a wicked slice of lake-side heaven. In the one-hour dramedy, parents decompress with gin while teenagers make gleeful mischief and fall in and out of love. “In our desire to make summer an exciting place at NBC along with our signature unscripted shows like America’s Got Talent, The Voice and American Ninja Warrior, we developed a scripted dramedy we love with BermanBraun that has rich and dysfunctional characters in that great setting where millions of families and young people go each summer: camp,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke. “Most of us have had great experiences at camp, and this show — created by two of our favorite producers, Liz Heldens and Peter Elkoff  — is sophisticated, funny, and emotional, and we think it will be the ideal summer series for us.” Camp will be produced by Matchbox Pictures (The Slap) and BermanBraun. Heldens and Elkoff executive produce with Berman, Braun and Gene Stein. Production is scheduled to begin in Australia in March. Read More »

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