The Morning Update for Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Thursday, March 10, 2016:

SCRIPTED NEWS:

FX Orders Danny Boyle Drama About Getty Kidnapping
Danny Boyle
will executive produce and direct a 10-part limited series about the famously rich and dysfunctional Getty family. The first season focuses on John Paul Getty III’s infamous mafia kidnapping, and eventual ear removal, in 1973. He will direct the first installment of the FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Snicket Films Limited production. Simon Beaufoy is penning the screenplay. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/fx-orders-danny-boyle-drama-873936

‘Scream Queens’ to Relocate to California for State Tax CreditsProduction of Fox’s “Scream Queens” will relocate to California, and the new series “Good Girls Revolt,” “Shooter” and “I’m Dying Up Here” will get state tax incentives, as part of the latest round of tax credits awarded by the California Film Commission. Also receiving credits are season six of FX’s “American Horror Story” and additional episodes of HBO’s “Westworld,” after being awarded incentives in earlier rounds. Three pilots — “Bunker Hill,” “Citizen” and “Four Stars” — will receive credits. http://variety.com/2016/biz/news/scream-queens-california-tax-credits-1201726429/

‘Training Day’: Barry Schindel Joins CBS Pilot As ShowrunnerVeteran showruuner Barry Schindelhas joined CBSdrama pilotTraining Dayas executive producer and showrunner. http://deadline.com/2016/03/training-day-barry-schindel-showrunner-1201717481/

(sched) ‘Scream’ Sets Season 2 Cast, Spring Premiere DateSeason 2 of Scream will premiere at 10 PM May 31, with new roles, new cast and previously announced new showrunnersMichael Gans and Richard Register. http://deadline.com/2016/03/scream-season-2-cast-may-premiere-date-1201717505/

(sched) The CW Sets Finale Dates for Arrow, Vampire Diaries, The Flash and 7 OthersThe CW will begin wrapping its season on Tuesday, April 12, when iZombie puts a fork in brainsssssss its sophomore run. Meanwhile the final in-season series to bid us adieu for the summer (at least), will be Arrow and Supernatural, whose finales air Wednesday, May 25. http://tvline.com/2016/03/09/the-cw-finale-dates-arrow-the-flash/

(q&a) THR: John Ridley on ‘American Crime’s’ Maddening Finale and Its Future at ABCQ: With Channing Dungey as the new entertainment president at ABC, what does that mean for American Crime?

A: …I was made aware by ABC that they would do some early pickups and I’m not surprised by the shows that got picked up. They’re doing phenomenal. Channing, since she’s been at ABC, has been an instrumental part of American Crime from the beginning. Nobody is a bigger fan or supporter. So I’m confident that everything is going to work out the way that it should in the end. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/american-crime-season-2-finale-873374

CASTING NEWS:

‘Still Star-Crossed’ ABC Pilot Casts Zuleikha Robinson, Finds Female LeadZuleikha Robinsonhas been tapped for another period drama, ABCpilot Still Star-Crossed, in which she will play Lady Capulet. http://deadline.com/2016/03/still-star-crossed-zuleikha-robinson-cast-female-lead-lashana-lynch-1201717529/

Anna Paquin to Star in ABC’s Reese Witherspoon Divorce DramaMarking the ‘True Blood’ alum’s return to series regular television. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/anna-paquin-star-abcs-reese-873911

‘Gossip Girl’ Grad Leighton Meester to Star in Fox’s ‘Making History’She’ll star opposite ‘Happy Ending’s’ grad Adam Pally. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/gossip-girl-grad-leighton-meester-874069

David Fincher’s Netflix Drama ‘Mind Hunter’ Finds Its Star‘Lights Out’ alum Holt McCallany joins ‘Fringe’s’ Anna Torv and ‘Looking’s’ Jonathan Groff. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/david-finchers-netflix-drama-mind-873685

‘24: Legacy’: Ashley Thomas Set As Lead In Fox RebootAshley Thomasis set as a lead opposite Corey Hawkinsin 24: Legacy. http://deadline.com/2016/03/24-legacy-ashley-thomas-cast-fox-reboot-24-pilot-1201717393/

Torrance Coombs Joins Shondaland’s Still Star-Crossed PilotReignstar Torrance Coombswill join Shonda Rhimespotential Romeo and Juliet inspired drama Still Star-Crossed. http://www.tvguide.com/news/torrance-coombs-shondaland-star-crossed-pilot-reign-exit/

Daniel DiTomasso Joins ABC’s ‘Conviction’ Pilot; Gareth Reynolds In ‘Hail Mary’Daniel DiTomasso (Witches of East End) has booked a series regular role in ABC’s legal drama pilotConviction. Gareth Reynolds (The Naughty Show) has joined the cast of ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Hail Mary, from Sony TV and ABC Studios. http://deadline.com/2016/03/daniel-ditomasso-abc-conviction-pilot-gareth-reynolds-hail-mary-1201717470/

‘Prison Break’: Augustus Prew, Rick Yune & Steve Mouzakis Join Fox Event SeriesAugustus Prew(Klondike), Rick Yune(Marco Polo) and Steve Mouzakis(I, Frankenstein) are set for heavily recurring roles opposite returning stars Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell in Fox‘s Prison Break event series. http://deadline.com/2016/03/prison-break-augustus-prew-rick-yune-steve-mouzakis-cast-fox-event-series-1201717356/

FEATURE NEWS:

Netflix Buying Will Smith-David Ayer Supernatural Cop Movie ‘Bright’
Will Smith
and Joel Edgerton are attached to star and ‘Suicide Squad’ helmer is David Ayer attached to direct. In Bright, the setting is a world where magical creatures live side by side with humans and the police have a division handling crimes involving magic. A human cop (Smith) is forced to work with an Orc (Edgerton) to find something that unsavory elements are prepared to kill for — a powerful wand. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/netflix-buying-will-smith-david-874009

NEW MEDIA NEWS:

Vimeo Expands Original Slate, Sets ‘The Outs’ Season 2 Premiere DateThe new lineup of originals from Vimeo includes: comedy series “Lonely and Horny” from Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld; original comedy special “Garfunkel & Oates: Trying to Be Special”; Vimeo’s first concert film, “Toro Y Moi: Live in Concert,” directed by Harry Israelson; and “Wizard Mode,” its first original documentary and first feature-length original film, from Salazar Film. http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/vimeo-originals-slate-the-outs-premiere-date-1201726875/

Yahoo Betting Big on Live Sports With Deal to Stream NHL Games

Yahoo announced a deal Thursday morning with the National Hockey League that allows Yahoo to stream four live games per week for free, meaning viewers don’t need to be a pay-TV subscriber to watch. The partnership begins Friday and will run through next season as well. http://www.adweek.com/news/television/yahoo-betting-big-live-sports-deal-stream-nhl-games-170091

NON-SCRIPTED / ALTERNATIVE NEWS:

James Corden, ‘Late Late Show’ Producers Shopping ‘Carpool Karaoke’ SeriesThe unscripted project, which will be produced by CBS Television Studios and Ben Winston’s Fulwell 73 production company, has quickly garnered heavy interest from multiple players and is likely to result in a bidding war. If a success, the hope is to carve out a second window in syndication, too. The current round of presentations, which Winston is believed to be driving, is expected to wrap by week’s end, with a host to be decided once a network is attached. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/james-corden-late-late-show-873953

TWDC NEWS:

AdWeek: Disney Channel Relies on Its Beloved Brands (and New Apps) to Connect With Kids and Their ParentsThe Disney kids’ channels—which have recently enjoyed success with Boy Meets World update Girl Meets World, Lion King series The Lion Guard and last summer’s hit movie Descendants, which featured the offspring of famous Disney heroes and villains—have packed their upcoming slates with shows based on the company’s most famous brands and characters. http://www.adweek.com/news/television/disney-relies-its-beloved-brands-and-new-apps-connect-kids-and-their-parents-170075

Vine Star Jake Paul Cast in Disney Channel Series ‘Bizaardvark’Vine star Jake Paul has been cast in Disney Channel’s upcoming series “Bizaardvark.” He marks the first social-media star to be a series regular on Disney. http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/jake-paul-disney-channel-bizaardvark-cast-1201725541/

EXECUTIVE / TALENT NEWS:

George Leon Leaving as Sony Pictures’ Consumer Marketing Head
George Leon
, Sony Pictures executive VP of consumer marketing, told staff this week that he is leaving the studio. http://variety.com/2016/film/news/george-leon-leaving-sony-pictures-exclusive-1201726483/

‘Daily Show’ Co-EP Hillary Kun to Exit Series After 14 Years
Hillary Kun
is leaving Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Kun was responsible for booking the guests and producing their corresponding guest segments. http://www.thewrap.com/daily-show-co-ep-hillary-kun-to-exit-series-after-14-years/

AWARDS NEWS:

Emmy Season Already? Awards Campaigns Gear Up EarlyIndustry sources point to the overcrowding of the content market as the main driver of the early start to the television awards season. Lifetime kicked off the early push back in January, sending out the season’s first For Your Consideration mailer for drama “UnREAL.” http://variety.com/2016/tv/awards/emmys-campaigns-are-starting-early-1201724696/

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS:

Atlantic: New Girl and the Power of Sitcom ShakeupThe standard model for network sitcoms is to obey the status quo, and snap back into default settings again and again (think six friends sitting around a coffee table in Central Perk, or bantering over minutiae at Monk’s Diner). But this season of New Girl has proved how much that can disable storylines and characters, and how sitcoms might benefit from drastically shaking things up. http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/03/does-new-girl-need-zooey-deschanel-anymore/472926/

‘Hot Mug Shot Guy’ Jeremy Meeks Leaves Prison, Starts Modeling Career
Jeremy Meeks
, a.k.a. “The Hot Mugshot Guy,” is out of his prison cell and getting ready to sell designer clothes. Meeks became famous in June of 2014 after he was arrested on gun and gang-related charges. When his mugshot was posted on the Stockton, California, police department’s website, women (and men) swooned, and Meeks became an overnight global obsession. http://www.thewrap.com/hot-mug-shot-guy-jeremy-meeks-leaves-prison-starts-modeling-career/

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