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USA’s Sean Jablonski Marriage Drama Pilot Starring Matt Passmore Ordered To Series

By | Tuesday March 4, 2014 @ 8:30am PST
Nellie Andreeva

passmoreUSA Network has given a 10-episode series pickup to the untitled drama pilot created by Sean Jablonski. The order marks a very quick return to primetime for former Glades star Matt Passmore who was cast as the lead in the USA pilot the second he was released from The Glades following the series’ cancellation by A&E. Produced by Universal Cable Prods., the Sean Jablonski project is described as a provocative drama exploring a marriage that has grown stagnant. It follows investment banker Neil Truman (Passmore) who accidentally discovers his wife’s (Stephanie Szostak) involvement with an escort. Jablonski, who helped get USA’s hit legal drama Suits off the ground as showrunner on its first season, is executive producing the new series with Russ Krasnoff (Community) of Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment. It will film in Atlanta, Georgia for a premiere this summer. “This is a powerful new addition to our drama slate and marks the next generation of sophisticated storytelling for USA,” said usa-network__120824213139__121217230740USA Network President Chris McCumber. The Sean Jablonski series continues USA’s efforts to expand its drama brand beyond the blue-sky, fun drama procedurals with appealing leads that put it on the map and propelled it to the top cable ratings spot. Those efforts have included darker cop show Graceland as well as the recently ordered six-episode thrilled drama event series DIG starring Jason Isaacs. With the pickup of Sean … Read More »

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Sean Jablonski Drama Gets USA Pilot Order

By | Tuesday August 27, 2013 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After focusing on comedy with series orders for Sirens and Playing House and pilot pickups for Love Is Dead and Divide & Conquer, top-rated cable network USA is making its first major move in drama this year, greenlighting an hourlong pilot from writer-producer Sean Jablonski. Produced by Universal Cable Prods., the untitled project is described as a provocative drama that follows investment banker Neil Truman and his wife Grace who are sifting through their stagnant relationship when Neil discovers that Grace is seeing a male escort and accidentally gains possession of the escort’s phone. He gains a unique perspective on his life and what motivates women, while Grace contemplates whether her needs are being met and whether her marriage is worth saving. Jablonski is executive producing the pilot with Russ Krasnoff (Community). This marks Jablonski’s return to USA and UCP where he served as executive producer/showrunner on the first season of hit drama Suits.

On the drama side, USA most recently picked up period sci-fi drama pilot Horizon last December. That project is now filming. While half-hour comedy has been a priority for USA brass in light of next month’s off-network launch of Modern Family, drama remains the network’s bread and butter, with several new hourlong pilots expected to be greenlighted shortly. Before Suits, Jablonski, repped by WME and Underground, was on FX’s Nip/Tuck for the series’ … Read More »

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Change At The Helm Of Starz’s ‘Noir’: Sean Jablonski Tapped As New Showrunner

By | Thursday October 20, 2011 @ 8:07am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: There has been a showrunner change on Starz’s upcoming action drama series Noir, a live-action adaptation of the 2001 Japanese anime series. Steven Lightfoot (Criminal Justice), who wrote the script and served as executive producer/showrunner, has departed. He has been replaced by Sean Jablonski, who recently served as executive producer/showrunner on the first season of USA Network’s breakout drama Suits. Jablonski will executive produce Noir alongside Sam Raimi, Bob Tapert, Joshua Donen and Bill Hamm. Before Suits, Jablonski was on FX’s Nip/Tuck for the series’ entire six-season run, rising to executive producer. He is with WME and Underground.

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‘Suits’ Executive Producer Sean Jablonski To Depart, Creator Aaron Korsh Promoted

By | Friday August 26, 2011 @ 6:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

There will be a change at the helm of USA Network’s hot new legal drama Suits, which was recently renewed for a second season. Sean Jablonski, who served as executive producer/showrunner for the first season, is leaving. He will be succeeded by the series’ creator Aaron Korsh who is being promoted from co-executive producer to executive producer and new showrunner.

Jablonski was brought in for the series’ launch as Korsh had no producing experience and had only held staff writer jobs on 2 short-lived series, The Deep End and Notes From the Underbelly, before he created Suits. But during the first season, he impressed USA brass with his progress and has been deemed ready to take over the show next season. It is common for TV networks to bring in experienced showrunners for the initial order of a new series until the novice creators learn the ropes. CBS did that with its awards heavyweight The Good Wife, which was run by Dee Johnson for the first 13 episodes, with co-creators Michelle and Robert King taking over after that. Korsh will executive produce Suits alongside Doug Liman and David Bartis.

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