Shawn Ryan Inks New 3-Year Overall Deal With Sony Pictures TV

By | Monday January 6, 2014 @ 4:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Shawn Ryan Sony Pictures TV DealShawn Ryan has re-upped his three-year overall deal at Sony Pictures TV with a new three-year pact set to begin in June when the current one is up. Since moving to Sony in … Read More »

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Shawn Ryan/Justin Lin Period Drama Set In Hawaii Gets Fox Put Pilot Commitment

By | Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 4:24pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Shawn Ryan is heading back to the fifties with a new drama project, which has landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment. Co-written by Ryan and Davey Holmes (Shameless), with Fast & The FuriousJustin Lin directing, the untitled project is set in 1957 in the Territory of Hawaii, which is on a path to become the 50th state in the Union two years later. Statehood and tourism are about to make a few men very rich, and when the brother of a small-time Hawaiian hustler is murdered, he resolves to wage war on the most powerful man on the island. Sony Pictures TV, where Ryan’s MiddKidd Prods. is based, is producing, with Ryan, Lin and Holmes executive producing alongside MiddKidd’s Marney Hochman and Danielle Woodrow of Lin’s Perfect Storm Entertainment. The Hawaii project reunites Ryan and Holmes with Fox where the two previously worked on the Ryan-created cop drama The Chicago Code. This is Ryan’s second broadcast sale this season. He also reunited with his Last Resort collaborator Karl Gajdusek for a new ABC drama project, which has a sizable penalty. Read More »

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‘Last Resort’s Karl Gajdusek & Shawn Ryan Re-Team For New ABC Drama Project

By | Monday August 5, 2013 @ 12:37pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Last Resort creator/ executive producer Karl Gajdusek and executive producer Shawn Ryan are teaming up for another drama series project. In a competitive … Read More »

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HBO Developing Mining Town Drama Produced By Shawn Ryan

By | Tuesday December 4, 2012 @ 9:28am PST
Nellie Andreeva

After making his mark with FX’s The Shield, Shawn Ryan is returning to cable with a new project, this time on the premium cable side. The Last Resort co-creator/executive producer has teamed with the freshman ABC drama’s co-executive producer … Read More »

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Brandon T. Jackson Set As The Star Of CBS’ ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Reboot

By | Tuesday November 13, 2012 @ 4:49pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS Beverly Hills Cop reboot has gotten another step closer to a formal greenlight, with actor-comedian Brandon T. Jackson closing a deal for the lead. The films’ star Eddie Murphy and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan executive produce the Sony TV-produced project, which already has a pilot production commitment. Its pilot order is considered a formality once the script written by Ryan is delivered. Read More »

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‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Series Lands At CBS With Pilot Production Commitment

By | Tuesday September 4, 2012 @ 10:45am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Beverly Hills Cop CBS Eddie MurphySherlock Holmes, meet Axel Foley. In a very competitive situation, CBS, which has new Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary coming this fall, has landed Beverly Hills Cop, a series offshoot from the blockbuster movie … Read More »

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Eddie Murphy & Shawn Ryan Shop ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Sequel Series, Murphy To Reprise His Role

By | Tuesday August 28, 2012 @ 8:42pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The next generation Beverly Hills Cop — that is a hot hourlong pitch from Beverly Hills Cop star Eddie Murphy and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan, which is making the rounds right now. I’ve learned that the project is envisioned … Read More »

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Andre Braugher And Shawn Ryan On ABC’s ‘Last Resort’: TCA

By | Friday July 27, 2012 @ 7:09pm PDT

Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TV coverage.

ABC‘s final panel at TCA late this afternoon was for its new drama Last Resort, but the subject was the casting of African Americans as leads of primetime series, or … Read More »

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TNT Developing ‘Tim Rackley’ Drama From Novelist Gregg Hurwitz And Shawn Ryan

By | Monday March 12, 2012 @ 3:34pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: TNT has teamed with novelist/ screenwriter Gregg Hurwitz and top showrunner Shawn Ryan for a drama project based on Hurwitz’s “Tim Rackley” book franchise, which includes novels The Kill Read More »

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Andre Braugher To Star In Shawn Ryan’s ABC Drama Pilot ‘Last Resort’

By | Friday February 3, 2012 @ 5:59pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy winner Andre Braugher is set to lead the ensemble cast of ABC’s drama pilot Last Resort, executive produced by Shawn Ryan and written-executive produced by Karl Gajdusek. The Sony TV-produced project centers on the crew of the … Read More »

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It’s Official: ABC Greenlights Shawn Ryan’s Drama ‘Last Resort’ To Pilot

By | Friday January 6, 2012 @ 5:35pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

ABC’s Shawn Ryan Drama On Verge Of Pilot Order, Martin Campbell Set To Direct

Last Resort, the large-scale drama from The Shield creator … Read More »

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ABC’s Shawn Ryan Drama On Verge Of Pilot Order, Martin Campbell Set To Direct

By | Wednesday January 4, 2012 @ 4:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Last Resort, the large-scope drama from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan and feature writer Karl Gajdusek, is staffing up while waiting a formal pilot green light from ABC. The … Read More »

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Managers David Lonner & Larry Shuman On Merger Path

EXCLUSIVE: Top literary managers David Lonner and Larry Shuman are in serious talks to merge their companies, Oasis Media Group and The Shuman Co, respectively. In the scenario being discussed, Shuman and Lonner and his Oasis partner John Mass would join forces under the Oasis umbrella, tied to an effort to secure financing to expand the business. If it closes, the merger would bring under the same roof such feature and TV heavyweights as JJ Abrams, Brad Silberling, Jon Turteltaub, Shawn Ryan and David Shore. While 2-year-old Oasis has some TV clients — crossover A-lister Abrams and ER and Detroit 1-8-7 showrunner David Zabel — the company skews heavily towards features with a client list that includes Abrams, Silberling, Turteltaub, Peter Sollett, Michael Tolkin, Audrey Wells and Rob Minkoff. Meanwhile, Shuman, who has run his boutique company for 20 years, has a TV-heavy roster that includes House creator Shore, The Shield creator Ryan, Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny (co-creators of A&E’s upcoming series Longmire) and The Inside and Drive co-creator Tim Minear. Among Shuman’s handful of crossover clients is TV writer Carl Ellsworth, who segued into features with Red Eye and Disturbia. But overall, there is little overlap between Oasis and the Shuman Co’s areas of coverage, making a merger one where the pieces fit and would give the combined company heft in both film and television. Read More »

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ABC Nabs Shawn Ryan/Karl Gajdusek Drama With Pilot Production Commitment

By | Monday August 22, 2011 @ 10:25am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In the latest quick and big sale this development season, a drama from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan and feature writer Karl Gajdusek just landed at ABC with a hefty pilot production commitment. The project, titled The Last Resort, was pitched to the networks on Friday with the deal at ABC closing in principal last night, though final points are still being ironed out. Sony Pictures TV, where Ryan is based with an overall deal, is producing. The Last Resort is described as a big swing and massive in scope. It is a thriller set in the near future when the country is very fractured and revolves around the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who become hunted after ignoring an order to shoot nuclear missiles. They escape to a NATO listening outpost where they publicly declare themselves to be the world’s smallest nuclear nation with 24 nuclear warheads. The show will explore the society the fugitives create, the natives they meet and how what they’ve done affects the group and its unity. “It also allows us to examine what is going on in this country in micro form,” Ryan said. The project came together when Marney Hockman, Ryan’s executive at his MiddKid Prods company, brought in Gajdusek, whom she had been pursuing for a couple of years. Ryan and Gajdusek then came up with the idea for The Last Resort and decided to write it together. This is the second project from Ryan, repped by WME and the Shuman Co, to land a major deal this development season, his first at Sony TV. His collaboration with Criminal Minds creator Simon Mirren, a crime procedural, was recently bought by CBS with a put pilot commitment. Gajdusek, repped by Verve and Management 360, is an in-demand feature writer. Read More »

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Crime Drama From Shawn Ryan And Simon Mirren Lands Put Pilot Commitment At CBS

By | Friday August 12, 2011 @ 11:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In their first development season at Sony Pictures TV, showrunners Shawn Ryan and Simon Mirren have teamed for a crime drama. The untitled project has sold to CBS, where Mirren recently served as co-showrunner on Criminal Minds, with a put pilot commitment. The drama, which Mirren will write, does evoke Criminal Minds as well as Showtime’s drama Dexter. It is a procedural about a genetic scientist who uses his newfound discovery that he has the psychopath gene to help the FBI catch killers. The show, which Ryan and Mirren are executive producing, is inspired by the true story of UC Irvine Professor James Fallon, a brilliant but genetically flawed scientist who, while helping to unlock the mysteries of the genome code, discovered that he was a psychopath linked to a long line of serial killers, including axe murderer Lizzie Borden. The deal extends the trend this development season for the big put pilot commitment to go to A-list producers, including Ryan, Jerry Bruckheimer (the Aron Eli Coleite mom-turned-NY State Trouper drama at CBS), Dick Wolf (the Michael Brandt-Derek Haas firefighter drama at NBC) and Greg Berlanti (Marc Guggenheim’s legal drama at Fox). Read More »

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Shawn Ryan Signs Three-Year Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Television

By | Tuesday April 5, 2011 @ 7:55pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: After more than a decade at Fox, Shawn Ryan is moving to Sony. The Shield creator has closed a three-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television, which will start June 1 when his current pact with 20th Century Fox TV expires.

Ryan is coming off two back-to-back 3-year deals at 20th TV. The studio made him an offer for a new pact but Ryan also recently took meetings with other companies, and Sony and Warner Bros. TV expressed strong interest. In a three-way race over the past few days, I hear Sony TV came up with the most lucrative offer and landed the top showrunner. Ryan has a pre-existing relationship with Sony TV, which co-produced his signature series, The Shield, with Fox TV Studios. The move is part of Sony TV’s new strategy of moving away from signing non-writing executive producers and bringing in experienced showrunners. At the studio, Ryan joins a talent roster that includes such heavy hitters as Peter Tolan, Ron Moore and Jack Orman. Read More »

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VIDEO: Shawn Ryan Gets ‘Arrested’ By FBI

By | Tuesday March 8, 2011 @ 3:09pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Visitors at the Beverly Glen Deli in Los Angeles today were surprised when an FBI agent walked in and handcuffed a patron eating lunch there. Turns out it was White Collar star Tim DeKay in an FBI uniform fake arresting … Read More »

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It Wasn’t The Marketing: FX Chief John Landgraf On Why ‘Terriers’ Didn’t Work

Nellie Andreeva

FX president John Landgraf did something network presidents rarely do – he got on the phone with reporters today to discuss the reasons behind FX’s decision to cancel the Shawn Ryan/Ted Griffin praised but low-rated series Terriers after one … Read More »

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FX Cancels ‘Terriers’ After One Season

By | Monday December 6, 2010 @ 8:47am PST
Nellie Andreeva

It Wasn’t The Marketing: FX President John Landgraf On Why ‘Terriers’ Didn’t Work FX has made it official – there will be no Season 2 of Terriers. The Shawn Ryan/Ted Griffin drama, which last week wrapped its freshman … Read More »

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