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NBC’s Matt Hubbard Comedy Pilot Adds Three To Family

Francois Chau, Susan Chuang and Concetta Tomei have landed series regular roles on NBC’s untitled Matt Hubbard single-camera comedy pilot starring Elizabeth Ho, Chris Smith and Jack McBrayer. Written/executive produced by 30 Rock alum...Show More Summary

Natalie Martinez To Star In Fox Drama Pilot ‘A.P.B.’

Natalie Martinez (ABC’s Secrets & Lies) has been cast as the female lead in Fox’s drama pilot A.P.B., from writer David Slack and Sleepy Hollow co-creator/executive producer Len Wiseman. Inspired by the July New York Times Magazine article...Show More Summary

Film Movement Bringing France’s ‘My King’ To U.S.

Film Movement has usurped U.S. rights to My King, director Maïwenn’s pic that is up for eight Cesar Awards including Best Film. The company plans a 2016 theatrical release for the drama, which premiered at Cannes and will make its Stateside...Show More Summary

Maya Rudolph-Martin Short Variety Show Finally A Go At NBC

NBC confirmed today it has greenlighted a Maya Rudolph-hosted variety show, an idea that had been in the works since a primetime special The Maya Rudolph Show aired back in May 2014. The new show will be co-hosted by Rudolph and Martin...Show More Summary

Jennifer Getzinger To Helm ‘Miranda’s Rights’, Only Female Director Hire On Drama Pilot This Season

Jennifer Getzinger (Mad Men, The Big C) is set to direct NBC’s legal drama pilot Miranda’s Rights, written by Katie Lovejoy. Surprisingly, given the current push in the industry to open up the field to female directors, Getzinger is the only woman hired to direct a broadcast drama pilot this season with just 1-2 open assignment left. Show More Summary

Universal Wins ‘The Grownup’; ‘Gone Girl’ Author Gillian Flynn Short Story Sells In High-Six-Figure Deal

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures is tying down a deal to make a movie out of The Grownup, a package built around the short story by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. Natalie Krinsky is attached to adapt the tale, and Mike De Luca and Flynn will produce together what is her first big project since Gone Girl became a big hit movie. Show More Summary

Leslye Headland To Direct ABC’s Gay-Straight Buddy Comedy Pilot

Leslye Headland, the writer-director whose latest feature film was this summer’s Jason Sudeikis-Alison Brie romantic comedy Sleeping With Other People, is set to make her pilot directing debut. She has closed to helm ABC’s untitled Weeks/Mackay...Show More Summary

Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Oscar Voting Begins As Contenders Make Final Pitch

A  weekly column talking up the season with dispatches from the awards circuit. Final Oscar balloting begins today.  We can see the light at the end of the tunnel with a deadline for voting by 5pm PT  on Tuesday February 23rd  just days before Oscar Sunday. Show More Summary

Bill Cosby Fights Again To Stop Sexual Assault Case Moving Forward

Bill Cosby's team said earlier this month they were going to fight the criminal charges and try again to stop the sexual assault case moving forward in the Pennsylvania courts. and today the much accused actor-comedian did just that....Show More Summary

BAFTA Awards: London Teed Up For Royal Party Weekend

The BAFTA Film Awards fall this year on Valentine's Day, Sunday February 14. While nominees wait to find out who will get the British Academy's biggest love, events and soirées have been in full swing this week – and will continue through the wee hours of Monday morning. Show More Summary

‘Zoolander 2’ Review: Ben Stiller’s Misguided Sequel Is A Fashion Disaster

I wanted to like Zoolander 2 so much. It has been 15 long years since the original made me laugh a lot and added another great character to star-director Ben Stiller’s canon of memorable comic creations — plus, the fact that he was directing gave me hope. Show More Summary

Kevin James CBS Comedy Casts Ryan Cartwright, Andy Fickman Set To Direct

Kevin James is re-teaming with Andy Fickman, director of his 2015 feature Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. Fickman is set to direct the opening episode of James’ multi-camera comedy series for CBS. Additionally, Ryan Cartwright (Alphas, Bones) has...Show More Summary

Jake Tapper Snags First TV Interview With Actress In Pulled Ted Cruz Attack Ad

CNN’s Jake Tapper landed the first TV interview with the actress who caused the Ted Cruz campaign to pull its ad attacking Marco Rubio. "As if we were not already in the middle of the most bizarre presidential race in modern history,”...Show More Summary

‘Hart Of Dixie’s Wilson Bethel Joins A&E Pilot ‘The Infamous’

Former Hart Of Dixie star Wilson Bethel has landed a co-starring role on A&E Network’s hip-hop crime drama pilot The Infamous. It revolves around two complicated men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster (Bokeem Woodbine) poised to break out of South Central and the LAPD detective hell-bent on taking him down. Show More Summary

‘Twin Peaks’: Ashley Judd Joins Reboot

I have learned of another big name that has quietly joined Twin Peaks, David Lynch's upcoming new installment of his groundbreaking 1990 supernatural mystery series. I hear Ashley Judd will be in the new season, slated for premiere on...Show More Summary

Deadline’s 2016 Guide To Oscar Week Parties & Events

We will be updating this list on a regular basis. Please send any details to anthony@deadline.com.  Tuesday, February 23 5:30PM: 18th Annual Costume Designer Guild Awards Location: Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd,  Beverly Hills Details:...Show More Summary

As Disney Junior Turns 5, Nancy Kanter Talks Boys Vs. Girls, Disney Synergies, Multi-Platform Challenges, Kids TV Future

Underscoring just how rapidly the TV landscape is changing, just five years ago there was an entire 24-hour cable channel dedicated to rerunning episodes of daytime soaps someone may have missed. As the number of soaps shrunk and the proliferation of DVR viewing grew, Disney-ABC decided to replace SoapNet with a preschool channel. Show More Summary

‘The Simpsons’ Nancy Cartwright Launches Production Banner Spotted Cow With First Projects In Place – Berlin

The Simpsons voice actress Nancy Cartwright has announced the launch of her new film and television production company, Spotted Cow. With an eye on global audiences, the outfit will look to finance, produce and acquire live action and...Show More Summary

Google's YouTube Acquires BandPage For $8 Million

Consolidation within the music tech space continued today, with Google owned YouTube acquiring BandPage, one of the original and most popular direct to fan platforms, for a reported $8 million. ________________________________ BandPage has been acquired by Google owned YouTube for a reported $8 million. That's far less than the $27.6...

‘Vinyl’s Terence Winter Talks Mick Jagger, Season 2 Plans, Olivia Wilde & Scorsese

EXCLUSIVE: If you wanted to put together a behind-the-camera supergroup, starting with Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter and Mick Jagger would be one way to surely kick out the jams. Well, the Boardwalk Empire boys are back in town, teaming with...Show More Summary

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