The Morning Update for Friday, August 19, 2016.

Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Friday, August 19, 2016. Have a great weekend!


‘Lost Boys’ TV Reboot in the Works at CW From ‘Veronica Mars’ Creator
Rob Thomas, who is behind The CW’s ‘iZombie,’ is prepping the updated take on the 1987 Kiefer Sutherland vampire movie.

FX Developing Horse Jockey Comedy From Allyn Rachel & The Jackal Group
FX is developing Ridin’ Dirty, a half-hour comedy centered in the world of horse jockeys, from writer, comedian and actress Allyn Rachel and Gail Berman’s The Jackal Group. Written by Rachel, Ridin’ Dirty is centered on Vicky Gursky, the baddest chick in the business, who is determined to become the first woman in history to win the Triple Crown.

‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Writer Inks Overall Deal at Universal TV
Sam Means will create and develop new projects for the studio.

Len Wiseman Inks New Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV
Len Wisemanhas signed a new two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Under the pact, he will continue as executive producer on two 20th TV series, Sleepy Hollow and the upcoming A.P.B., while developing new projects for broadcast, cable, and streaming services through his production company Sketch Films.

(sched) Fall Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series: 2016 Edition
The 2016-17 TV season is around the corner, so here’s a list of more than 250 fall premiere dates for new series and new seasons of existing series. The list covers broadcast, cable and streaming shows from September through December and includes some high-profile one-off programs.


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Adds Brittany Snow
Brittany Snow will appear in three episodes of the CW comedy’s second season.

Camryn Manheim Joins ‘Masters of Sex’ on Showtime
Camryn Manheim has booked a role on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” for its fourth season.

‘Shameless’ Enlists June Squibb for Season 7
She joins fellow new face Sharon Lawrence on the Showtime dramedy.

‘American Gods’ Adds Corbin Bernsen as Vulcan
“American Gods” has added “LA Law” alum Corbin Bernsen to its growing cast. Bernsen will play the character of Vulcan on a potentially recurring basis.


Seeso Orders New Series ‘Shrink’ by Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper
Not long after renewing three shows, Seeso has given a series order to a half-hour comedy called Shrink, which won the Best Comedy Pilot award at the 2012 New York TV Festival. Created by Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper, the series stars Baltz as “a recent medical school graduate who loses his residency and finds himself unemployed with a half million dollars of student loan debt. With his dream of becoming a ‘real doctor’ dashed, he discovers a loophole to becoming a therapist by recording 1,920 supervised clinical hours, which he begins by soliciting unorthodox patients from Craigslist and conducts the free sessions in his parents’ garage.”

Netflix Boards ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Series As Co-Producer
Netflix has joined Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency alongside BBC America, AMC Studios, Ideate Media and IDW Entertainment. The eight-part mystery series will air on BBC America beginning October 22 and will launch in all Netflix territories outside the U.S. in December.

Spotify Launches Documentary About Metallica’s Early Years
Spotify rolled out another of its video formats with the release of “Landmark – Metallica: The Early Years.” The four-part short-form documentary chronicles the first four years of the iconic rock band, and features interviews with band members as well as historic footage.


‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ to End on IFC After 5 Seasons
Creator and host Scott Aukerman announced the news on Twitter.

Nancy Han Set As Senior Producer at ‘CBS This Morning’
Nancy Han, a veteran ABC News executive who has supervised that outlet’s live-streaming and early-morning efforts, will join “CBS This Morning” as senior producer of the program’s 8 a.m. hour.

‘The McLaughlin Group’ to End After 34 Years Following Host’s Death
The news comes days after the longtime host’s death.


20th Century Fox TV Names Lindsey Kasabian VP Casting
She began as Sharon Klein’s assistant and rose through the ranks.

Philippe Dauman Ousted As Viacom Board Approves Redstone Settlement
The war between ViacomCEO Philippe Daumanand the company’s dominant shareholder Sumner Redstoneis over. Viacom’s board just approved an arrangement with Dauman giving up his role as CEO but remaining as non-Executive Chairman until September 13, when he will leave with a $72 million payout.

Steven Bochco on ‘NYPD Blue’s’ Crazy First Year and David Caruso’s Outrageous Demands
In his new memoir, the prolific showrunner recounts his negotiation to show "breasts, buttocks and torsos" with ABC’s Bob Iger to the tense falling-out with its "malcontent" star, whose over-the-top demands (from a 38-foot trailer to his own office suite and development exec to a $100,000-per-episode payday) led to his ouster.


Variety: Film Tax Incentives Are a Giant Waste of Money, New Study Finds
Professor Michael Thom analyzed wages and employment levels within the motion picture industry in more than 40 states where incentives have been implemented. In 18 states that implemented transferable tax credits, employment in the motion picture industry increased by less than 1% per year. In 26 states that implemented refundable credits, there was no measurable effect on job growth. Transferable credits had no measurable effect on wages, while refundable credits did produce short-term wage gains, the study found.

THR Ranks the Top 25 American Film Schools
1. USC

2. AFI

3. NYU


5. Columbia

(podcast) Revisionist History: The Satire Paradox
Malcom Gladwell: In an age dominated by political comedy, “The Satire Paradox” asks whether laughter and social protest are friends or foes.