Anthony LaPaglia To Topline CBS Drama Pilot ‘Red Zone’

By | Friday March 14, 2014 @ 2:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

lapaglia__120218042740-275x423Without a Trace star Anthony LaPaglia is returning to CBS as the lead of another drama project, pilot Red Zone, written by Nikki Toscano and directed by James Foley. Also cast in the Uni TV project are Graham Rogers (Revolution) … Read More »

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Nikki Toscano Signs Overall Deal With Universal TV

By | Tuesday March 11, 2014 @ 11:18am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

toscanoOn the heels of getting her first pilot order, drama writer-producer Nikki Toscano also has landed her first overall deal. Toscano has signed a two-year overall pact with Universal TV, the studio behind her pilot as well as the … Read More »

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CBS Orders Terrorism Drama Pilot From Universal TV, Nikki Toscano & Kerry Ehrin

By | Thursday January 30, 2014 @ 1:31pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

cbs-logo__120711164808__121116195436__130108233101__130716162250__130926192712The breakthrough season for broadcast networks’ in-house production arms selling to rival nets continues with another green light for such a project. CBS has given a pilot order to untitled drama project from Bates Motel writer Nikki Toscano and the A&E/Universal TV series’ executive producer Kerry Ehrin. It hails from Universal TV, which will now co-produce with CBS TV Studios. This marks the 11th (!) pilot or series order this season by ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox to a project from an in-house production division of another network (excluding Fox sibling 20th TV, which has established itself as a major studio selling to everyone.) That is up dramatically from last season’s 3 such pilot orders, two of which — Fox/Uni TV comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and CBS/ABC Studios drama Intelligence – went to series. This season, after ABC Studios and CBS Studios made a strategic move in that area, ABC Studios has landed 5 outside broadcast orders, Universal TV 4 and CBS TV Studios 2.

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