The Morning Update for Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Wednesday, November 9, 2016:


‘The Goldbergs’ Spinoff in the Works at ABC
A spinoff of Adam F. Goldberg’s popular comedy “The Goldbergs” is in the works at ABC. The network has given the untitled project from Sony Pictures TV a script commitment with penalty. Set in the 1990s, the comedy follows two high school teachers who become unlikely father figures to the school secretary’s three misfit kids. Goldberg is writing the script alongside “The Goldbergs” executive producer Marc Firek, and Bryan Callen is attached to star.

‘Car Wash’ Reboot From Will Packer Set at ABC
ABC is teaming with Will Packer to develop a single-camera comedy based on the 1976 feature film Car Wash. The ABC take is described as a workplace comedy that explores the family we build in order to survive. Rob Horn and Matt Claybrooks will pen the script for the project, which landed at ABC with a script plus penalty commitment. Kenny Leon is on board to direct the pilot, should Car Wash move forward, and also would co-executive produce. Packer and his Will Packer Productions topper Korin D. Huggins will executive produce via their Universal Television-based banner.

Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Producing Superhero & Illuminati Comedies For Fox & ABC
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures has set up two single-camera comedies through Sony Pictures TV, a superhero sidekick-themed project written by Mike Rosolio at Fox and a project at ABC about the elusive Illuminati society that has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories, written by Brad Copeland.

CBS Developing ‘How May We Hate You’ NY Hotel Comedy From ‘The Office’ Alum
Former The Office co-executive producer Warren Lieberstein is returning to the workplace comedy genre with the multi-camera How May We Hate You, set at CBS. It hails from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and CBS TV Studios. Written by Lieberstein, How May We Hate You is an ensemble comedy based on the book of the same name by Anna Drezen and Todd Dakotah Briscoe. It revolves around the employees at a trendy New York City hotel.

Hayley Atwell Starrer ‘Conviction’ Canceled at ABC
All 13 episodes of the drama will air, though it’s unclear how long the series will remain in its current Mondays at 10 p.m. slot.

‘Dead of Summer’ Canceled at FreeformThe anthology drama hailed from ‘Once Upon a Time’ creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Re-Up at 20th Century Fox TV With 3-Year Pod Deal
The duo behind ‘The Last Man on Earth’ and ‘Son of Zorn’ will continue to develop projects for the studio.


‘Will’: Jasmin Savoy Brown Joins TNT Drama About Young William Shakespeare
The Leftovers star Jasmin Savoy Brown has been cast as a series regular opposite Laurie Davidson in Will, TNT’s upcoming drama series about the exploits of young William Shakespeare.

Chuck Lorre Netflix Series ‘Disjointed’ Casts Lily Mae Harrington as Young Kathy Bates
Lily Mae Harrington has been cast as the younger version of Kathy Bates’ character in the upcoming Chuck Lorre Netflix series “Disjointed.”

Charlotte Riley To Play Kate Middleton In ‘King Charles III’ For BBC, Masterpiece
Peaky Blinders alum Charlotte Riley is set to play Kate Middleton in BBC/Masterpiece co-production, King Charles III.


Sony Pictures Loses Business Affairs Chief Andrew Gumpert
Andrew Gumpert has stepped down as president of business affairs at Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. He will be replaced by Mike Marshall.

Sony CEO Breaks Silence Amid Film Studio Revolt: Tom Rothman Has "Full Support"
Kaz Hirai tells THR he backs Rothman even as the executive’s gruff management style leads to unprecedented senior staff complaints and the exit of a longtime top dealmaker.

Academy hires executive to help with diversity and outreach initiatives
The Academy on Tuesday announced the appointment of Edgar Aguirre, who later this month will become the group’s director of talent development and inclusion. It’s a newly created role that will involve communicating with the movie industry about “diversity awareness, inclusion and outreach efforts.”

THR: Next Gen Execs 2016: Hollywood’s Up-and-Comers 35 and Under
The Hollywood Reporter’s 23rd annual list features the industry’s rising stars in film, television and digital who may one day become the next studio chief or media mogul.