CBS Picks Up ‘Rookies’, ‘Rememberer’, ‘How To Be A Gentleman’ To Series

By | Monday May 16, 2011 @ 10:06am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

CBS just picked up three more new series: dramas Rookies, now The 2-2, which is executive produced by Robert De Niro; and The Rememberer, now Unforgettable, which stars Poppy Montgomery; and David Hornsby’s comedy How To Be a Gentleman. The … Read More »

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UPDATE: CBS Picks Up ‘Person Of Interest’ & ‘Two Broke Girls’ To Series

By | Friday May 13, 2011 @ 1:31pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

What a day! CBS just joined the pickup frenzy with orders to its two hottest pilots on the drama and comedy side. The network is making calls to producers at the moment, and the first to get one was none … Read More »

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3RD UPDATE: ABC Picks Up 7 New Dramas, 5 Comedies, ‘Smothered’ Still Alive

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE 1:10 PM: The last comedy pilots to get the nod at ABC today are Suburgatory and the cross-dressing Work It. Another buzzed-about pilot, Smothered, has not been picked up but remains in contention. Among those that are not moving … Read More »

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UPDATE: NBC Picks Up Whitney Cummings & Emily Spivey Pilots, ‘Smash’ & ‘Prime Suspect’

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE 5:30 PM: And we’re done. Word is that NBC won’t be making more series pickups beyond the four shows from in-house studio UMS, thus prolonging the agony of producers awaiting word on the fate of their pilots until tomorrow. Also, I hear that the UMS-produced pilots that didn’t get a nod today are not necessarily dead, with dramas Grimm and Reconstruction said to be alive, and possibly comedies Bent, Parham/St. Clair and Dan Goor.

UPDATE 5:20 PM: The Emily Spivey comedy, starring Christina Applegate as a professional woman and new mom, is now officially a go as a series order with a new name, Up All Night.

PREVIOUS 4:55 PM: NBC opened its own pickup season today with a series order to the untitled Whitney Cummings comedy pilot, now titled Whitney, a romantic comedy created by and starring the racy comedienne; the Broadway-themed Smash, exec produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Debra Messing; and Prime Suspect, a Maria Bello-starring adaptation of the classic British series. A pickup of the untitled Emily Spivey comedy starring Christina Applegate is also said to be under way. It seems like NBC is starting off by ordering the projects from its own studios (all four pilots above are from UMS) before moving onto outside suppliers, such as 20th TV, which has hot dramas REM and The Playboy Club as well as Metro, which is also in contention, and Warner Bros, which has the Chelsea Handler comedy in contention, while its Wonder Woman appears doubtful and Mann’s World highly unlikely at the moment. Read More »

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It’s Official: TNT Picks Up ‘Perception’ To Series, Renews ‘Southland’ For Season 4

By | Tuesday March 22, 2011 @ 11:39am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

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