Carson Daly To Host NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC’s late-night host Carson Daly is in negotiations to host NBC’s ambitious new singing competition series (and American Idol rival) The Voice, from top reality producers John de Mol (Big Brother) and Mark Burnett (Survivor) and … Read More »

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‘Rockford Files’ Closed For Now At NBC

By | Wednesday January 12, 2011 @ 5:24pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: NBC’s reboot of The Rockford Files is not going forward, at least not for the current development season. The decision was made after writer David Shore couldn’t write a new script because he unexpectedly had to devote his entire … Read More »

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NBC Picks Up 1960s Playboy Drama To Pilot

Nellie Andreeva

NBC has made its first drama pilot order this development season and it has gone to Playboy, a period drama about Playboy bunnies in the Chicago club in the 1960s. The project, set against the background of the political … Read More »

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Two Comedy Projects Land At NBC, ABC

By | Monday December 13, 2010 @ 6:18pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Two players from NBC’s Thursday comedy block, Parks & Recreation co-star Adam Scott and Community co-executive producer Hilary Winston, have teamed to produce My Son Gomez, a new single-camera comedy project for the network. Meanwhile, actor-turned-writer Ryan Raddatz (This Might Hurt) has sold Change of Plans, a multi-camera comedy to ABC with veteran Marsh McCall as showrunner. Read More »

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‘Early Bird’ Close To Pilot Pickup At NBC

By | Wednesday December 1, 2010 @ 11:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Six years after originally developing Rodney Rothman’s Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement as a comedy series, NBC is taking another stab at a comedy series adaptation of the book by the former Late Show with David Letterman head … Read More »

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NBC Developing Sitcom With Peter Murrieta

Nellie Andreeva

NBC, which has 8 comedies on tap for this season – all single-camera – is mulling a return to the multi-camera genre. In one of the last comedy buys this season, the network went for a multi-camera project from sitcom … Read More »

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NBC Developing Medical Drama From ‘Midnight Run’ Writer George Gallo

By | Friday November 19, 2010 @ 12:11pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran feature writer George Gallo is venturing into television with a medical drama at NBC. The project, tentatively titled Dr. Henry,  centers on the title character, an eccentric psychiatrist who, with the help of his team at his prestigious … Read More »

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NBC To Develop Spike Feresten Ensemble Comedy Starring Nick Thune

By | Monday November 15, 2010 @ 9:08am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Seinfeld alum Spike Feresten is returning to NBC with a new half-hour project starring a stand-up comedian. The untitled comedy, toplined by Nick Thune, revolves around a group of twentysomethings new to Los Angeles seen through the eyes of … Read More »

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NBC Developing Comic-Based Drama Starring ‘Heroes’ Alum Milo Ventimiglia

By | Wednesday November 3, 2010 @ 9:47am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: He just starred on an NBC drama series with comic book mythology. Now Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia is back at the network as the star/executive producer of Rest, a new drama project based on a comic book series he … Read More »

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NBC Develops Winery-Set Supernatural Soap

By | Monday November 1, 2010 @ 6:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC has added supernatural soap Vines to its roster of drama projects in development for next season, with The Ring director Hideo Nakata possibly executive producing and possibly direct. The project, from writer Mark Kruger (The 4400) and film producers … Read More »

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NBC Developing Comedy With Jeff Lowell

By | Friday October 29, 2010 @ 4:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After a decade in features, Spin City writer-producer Jeff Lowell is returning to television with a single-camera comedy at NBC produced by ABC Studios and Brillstein Entertainment. The untitled project, which has received a script order, is a romantic comedy … Read More »

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NBC Developing NASCAR Family Drama

By | Tuesday October 26, 2010 @ 8:25am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: It’s like Parenthood for guys. NBC is developing The Crew, a testosterone-heavy underdog family drama set in the world of NASCAR from Heroes writer-producer Joe Pokaski and NBC Universal-based producer Scott Stuber. The ensemble revolves around the family of distinctly different “brothers” on a NASCAR racing team who have their own lives and dreams, opportunities and problems — but as a team share a singular goal to be the best. Read More »

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Sony Gets Premium Deals For 3 TV Sitcoms

By | Monday October 4, 2010 @ 6:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Sony Pictures TV has set up 3 half-hour projects – one at ABC and 2 at NBC – with script commitments that all have penalties attached to all. The ABC project reunited the studio’s non-writing producer Jamie Tarses with Betsy Thomas, creator of the recently canceled TBS sitcom series My Boys, which the two executives produced for Sony TV. Thomas is writing and exec producing the untitled ABC workplace relationships comedy. Read More »

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Film 44 Joins ‘Rockford Files’, Builds Slate

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey’s Film 44 is becoming a key player in NBC’s development plans for next season with 3 high-profile projects. Last week, the company took over NBC’ drama pilot Prime Suspect. Now I hear Berg and Aubrey are also coming on board NBC’ other big reboot, … Read More »

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