The Morning Update for Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Tuesday, November 22, 2016:


‘Catalina’ Comedy From ‘New Girl’ Duo Set at Fox
Fox is teaming with New Girl duo Jake Johnson and Max Winkler as well as comedy veteran Mary Fitzgerald for a father-daughter comedy set in Catalina. The single-camera comedy, which landed at Fox with a script commitment, revolves around a disgraced politician who returns to his hometown on the blue sky beaches of Catalina island and unexpectedly discovers that his carefree bartending daughter may be the only one who can help him get his career, and his life, back on track.The comedy hails from 20th Century Fox Television.

‘Snowpiercer’ TV Adaptation Lands at TNT With Pilot Order
Turner-owned TNT has handed out a pilot for the futuristic thriller based on the award-winning feature film of the same name. Based on the 2013 Korean film, the TV series hails from Josh Friedman, who will pen the script for Tomorrow Studios, which in November 2015 optioned the rights to the film. Turner’s Studio T has boarded the drama as a co-producer. The film was set in a post-apocalyptic Ice Age where the only remaining life on the planet survives aboard a train that travels around the globe.

Legendary Picks Up Rights to Classic Sci-Fi Novel ‘Dune’
Legendary has picked up the film and television rights to Dune, the classic science-fiction novel by Frank Herbert. Legendary said its agreement calls for the development and production of possible film and TV projects for a global audience.

BBC America Renews ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ for Season 2
The series stars Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett.

‘Pure Genius’ Episode Order Not Being Extended by CBS
CBS has no plans to order additional episodes of medical drama “Pure Genius” this season. The series, a co-production of Universal Television and CBS Television Studios, becomes the Eye’s lone fall freshman show not to receive a full-season pickup.


Amazon’s ‘Book of Strange New Things’ Pilot Casts Anil Kapoor
Bollywood legend Anil Kapoor has been cast in the pilot for Amazon’s adaptation of “The Book of Strange New Things.” Based on the cult novel by Michel Faber, “Book of Strange New Things” concerns a priest who is sent into space to help form a new colony but instead winds up making some unpleasant, even terrifying discoveries.

Netflix’s ‘Anne Of Green Gables’ Adaptation Adds Three To Cast; Gets Official Title
Canadian actors Dalila Bela, Corinne Koslo and Aymeric Jett Montaz, have joined the cast of Netflix and CBC’s Anne of Green Gablesadaptation, which now has an official title, Anne.


Angela Bassett Boards Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’
“American Horror Story” star Angela Bassett has joined Marvel’s “Black Panther,” playing the mother of the title character.


ABC News Mulls Launch of Live-Stream Service in 2017
The Walt Disney-owned unit is gearing up to launch a 24/7 live-streaming effort in 2017 that would likely be baked into a host of emerging broadband services. Specifics of the initiative remain very much in flux, this person said, but ABC News would like to see if it might potentially charge a subscription fee for it, as well as gain some form of advertising support.

Amazon Wants Live-Streaming Sports Rights for Prime Video, But What Will It Really Be Able to Secure?
Amazon has dreams of crashing into the big leagues of televised sports, and it’s been quietly working to try to assemble a package of live-streaming sports that might be offered as part of its Prime membership program.


Dave Chappelle Headed to Netflix With 3 Stand-Up Specials
The news comes fresh off his ‘SNL’ hosting debut.

Madison Beer Docuseries Produced By Amy Palmer In The Works At Wilshire Studios
Making Madison, a docuseries about YouTube star Madison Beer, is the first project set by producer, TV personality and media entrepreneur Amy Palmer under a first-look deal with Wilshire Studios, the unscripted production arm of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

VH1 Renews ‘Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party’ for Second Season
The pickup comes three weeks into the unscripted series’ run.


MGM Developing Luis Miguel TV Series Through Gato Grande Joint Venture
MGM is developing a TV series based on the life of Latin music superstar Luis Miguel. The project hails from a Spanish-language joint production venture the Lion has set with Mexican entrepreneurs Miguel Aleman and Antonio Cue. Aleman and Cue’s Gato Grande Productions aims to develop content for the worldwide market.


Hong Kong Disneyland, Seeking Return to Profit, Plans $1.4 Billion Upgrade
Over five years, the smallest of the Disney resorts will get a bigger castle and put the film “Frozen” and Marvel superheroes at the center of new attractions.


Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions Taps Andrew Strauser As Unscripted Head
As Jennifer Lopez‘s Nuyorican Productions is prepping competition reality series World of Dance for NBC, the company has hired its first dedicated unscripted executive. Veteran reality exec Andrew Strauser is joining Nuyorican Productions as head of unscripted programming.

(q&a) Bob Iger on Shanghai Disney, Tom Staggs and His Relentless Pursuit of Perfection
Q: Some people have been thinking this new streaming service will offer a flat rate, roughly the $6 or $7 a month that customers pay on their cable bill to get ESPN. Is that right?

Iger: It’s not going to be that way at all. There will be really variable pricing and multiple packages to consumers. People may just want to subscribe during the football season. Or maybe they want to pay just for a summer, just for a weekend, just for a game. We will have customization and personalization. I think everything ultimately will be on an à la carte basis; a lot of people may subscribe to the whole thing and get a discount for that.


44th International Emmy Awards: Full Winners List
Among the winners were David Hasselfhoff’s U.K. comedy ‘Hoff the Record’ and a special award for Shonda Rhimes.

James Corden to Host Grammy Awards
The ‘Late Late Show’ host replaces longtime emcee LL Cool J.


THR: Hollywood’s Latest Exec Fad: Getting Big Bucks to Do Nothing
The tsunami of recent firings has led to lucrative deals for top studio chiefs to peacefully give up power. Says one veteran, "This is a town where you’re paid to go away."

Verge: Most students can’t tell the difference between sponsored content and real news
Most students can’t tell the difference between real news articles and sponsored content, according to a study from Stanford University, raising concerns over how young people consume online media. According to the study, 82 percent of students could not distinguish between a sponsored post and an actual news article on the same website. Nearly 70 percent of middle schoolers thought they had no reason to distrust a sponsored finance article written by the CEO of a bank.