Hi all, here’s your Morning Update for Monday, October 16, 2017.
CBS has put in development Rosarito Beach, a comedic drama from Jennifer Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas’ Nuyorican Productions and Universal Television. Created by Nick Weiss and Isaac Laskin with Matt Lopez supervising and showrunning, Rosarito Beach is described as a light one-hour procedural that will challenge cultural assumptions. It pairs a disgraced, loose cannon female attorney from California with an ambitious, tightly wound Latino lawyer who is intent on…
CBS has put in development Unthinkable, an FBI crime drama from Jerry Bruckheimer Television and MacGyver executive producer David Slack. CBS Television Studios, where both JBTV and Slack are based, is the studio. Written and executive produced by Slack,Unthinkable, based on Chuck Wendig’s 2016 novel Invasive, is about a brilliant futurist, trained to see danger around every corner, who’s recruited by an uncharacteristically optimistic FBI Agent to identify the threats…
(from Friday)The Night Shift Cancelled at NBC
The Night Shift has officially ended: NBC has axed the summer medical drama after four seasons, TVLine has learned. Eoin Macken and Jill Flint headlined the cast as ER doctors working the late shift at San Antonio Memorial Hospital, where many of the doctors had also served in the military.
Liv Tyler Joins the Cast of Hulu’s ‘Harlots’
‘The Leftovers’ grad will be a series regular in season two of the period drama.
‘Imposters’ Co-Creator Paul Adelstein Books Season 2 Recurring Role (Exclusive)
The ‘Private Practice’ alum will play the former husband of Uma Thurman’s character.
The first full action-packed trailer for Marvel’s “Black Panther” is here. In it, Chadwick Boseman’s character, T’Challa, returns to his home where he rules, the fictional African nation of Wakanda.
“Thor: Ragnarok” loosely adapts one of Marvel’s most beloved recent storylines — “Planet Hulk.” But Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder and Mark Ruffalo’s Incredible Hulk almost never met in outer space, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige tells TheWrap. Though yours truly first reported Marvel would break the “Planet Hulk” storyline back in 2013, Feige said the studio didn’t settle on the idea until well into development on “Ragnarok.”
NON-SCRIPTED / ALTERNATIVE NEWS:
Attention, shoppers! Your favorite guilty pleasure will soon be back on the market. FremantleMedia announced on Friday that it’s bringing back the classic game show Supermarket Sweep, which originally aired on ABC in the mid-1960s.
French President Emmanuel Macron has begun the process to remove Harvey Weinstein’s Legion d’Honneur distinction, he told local news, and tweeted, tonight. This comes as Weinstein, who is facing a mounting barrage of allegations of sexual harassment and assault, was booted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday.
Atrium TV, the so-called drama “commissioning club” founded by former Sony Chairman Howard Stringer and DRG Chairman Jeremy Fox in April, has set a slate of new projects including Quasimodo from Game Of Thrones producer Frank Doelger and with Charles Dance and Peter Dinklage attached to exec produce. Atrium TV sources and develops high-end drama series and shares them with “Club” members, who then decide if they wish to acquire and invest.
Fox is known for producing big-budget drama series in the U.S. that travel the world. For the first time, Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa is deploying its own team of secret agents. The group’s first original drama production, espionage thriller “Deep State,” is set to bow next spring. FNG runs 154 channels across 58
Walt Disney International Chairman Any Bird announced Monday morning that Mark Endemaño will be taking on an expanded role as Senior VP of Media Distribution for the company. Previously, Endemaño oversaw markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The new service links together iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Vudu, but how does it all work? We’ve got you covered.
EXECUTIVE / TALENT NEWS:
Jed Kapsos, the CBS Corp veteran who served most recently as SVP Finance at CBS Television Network, has been appointed CFO at Pop, the network owned by CBS and Lionsgate. He will relocate from New York to Los Angeles and report to Pop president Brad Schwartz, with responsibility for the network’s finance and accounting operations.
Talk about savage. To promote its new spicy chicken nuggets, Burger King is subtly taking aim at Wendy’s–known for its vocal, personality-driven account–on Twitter. In March, Wendy’s announced that it was removing its popular spicy chicken nuggets from its menu and fans began venting on social media and even set up a Change.org petition asking…
The 12th annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival has announced comedian-actor Kym Whitley as host of its finale, with This Is Us actor Chris Sullivan and members of the Pitch Perfect 3 cast slated as presenters. The finale screening and awards will take place October 18 at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood.