Channing Tatum will produce new sitcom Nicky.
The White House Down actor and his producing partner Reid Carolin worked with their close friend, Happy Endings actor Nick Zano, to put together the half-hour comedy co-written by and starring Nick, which is being developed at Warner Bros TV.
"We've spent many nights laughing our asses off with our pal Nick Zano and his tales of being raised in a multi-generational house of seven women in New Jersey. And now we're so proud to announce that we're bringing those stories to your home! Look out for NICKY, a new sitcom from Warner Bros. TV, starring Nick and produced by us, next year!" Channing wrote on Facebook.
All three will serve as executive producers for the venture.
While some True Blood fans are mourning the loss of creator/showrunner Alan Ball, they shouldn't be too sad, considering the Oscar-winning writer is moving on to develop a brand new series (which is undoubtedly due to be just as addictive as his previous shows).
"I have a series idea that I'm working on and writing on spec and have two screenplays I'm trying to put together and I'm working on another one and then I have another one that's halfway finished... [The show] is unlike either Six Feet Under or True Blood; it's very different. I'd definitely say it's a drama but it's too early to talk about."
Ball didn't share much else about his new project, but he was happy to speak about handing over the reigns of showrunning and returning to his writing roots.
Speaking at a premiere party for True Blood's upcoming season six, Ball reflected on his departure from running a major TV show to his humble habit: "I'm just writing for the love of writing, getting back to what it used to be with just me and the computer."
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Nicole Beharie - best-known for her role opposite her now-boyfriend Michael Fassbender in 2011's Shame - has been tapped to play the female lead in a modern television adaptation of Sleepy Hollow.
Beharie will play a detective in the small town of Sleepy Hollow, poised to leave for the FBI Academy in a week when she gets involved with Ichabod Crane, a fugitive indicted for the murder of a policeman who claims to be a soldier from the Revolutionary War.
Fringe creators Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci are on board to pen the pilot and serve as executive producers for the FOX drama. Len Wiseman is set to direct the pilot.
Orlando Jones and Dexter's Katia Winter have also been cast as a detective and Ichabod Crane's wife, respectively.
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Gillian Anderson is making a grand return to television.
The X-Files actress' big comeback will see her play a therapist in Bryan Fuller's serial killer thriller Hannibal, based on Thomas Harris' novels about psychiatrist turned flesh-eater Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen).
Bryan - who is writing and producing the series - commented, "Every therapist needs their own head examined and we are ecstatic that Gillian Anderson has chosen Hannibal to mark her return to American television after 10 years to portray Dr. Lecter's personal psychiatrist. Her intelligence and sophistication, not to mention her pedigree of ground-breaking TV, make her the perfect actress to match wits and psychological manipulations with one of the greatest villains of pop culture. I couldn't be more excited."
Rihanna is bringing her Styled To Rock TV show to the US. The production - which sees designers battle it out to create a stage outfit for the singing star - was axed after one series on Sky Living in the UK, but the "Diamonds" singer will now partner with the Style Network to resurrect it in the US.
"Fashion has always played an integral part in my life and career. I am so excited to partner with Style Network and share my creative insight with these 12 designers and give them this opportunity to showcase their work," she said in a statement.
The UK show was hosted by Henry Holland and Nicola Roberts, but the celebrity line-up has yet to be announced for the new show. Rihanna herself only appeared in three episodes before it was dropped after failing to draw in enough viewers and production crew also blamed the hectic schedule of the pop stars who took part for causing problems.
Ricky Martin has no plans to reveal his nasty side on The Voice Australia.
The "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer - who is set to finish his stint performing in Evita on Broadway on January 26 - has signed on to judge the second series of the show but the Grammy winner said he won't be the show's version of Simon Cowell.
The 40-year-old star told the Huffington Post, "I don't believe in tough love. I believe in love, and I believe in being nurturing to new talented men and women."
Ricky is heavily involved in the development of a new dramedy series tackling social issues with a sense of humor for NBC that he will produce, write and star in. The series is expected to hit screens next year.
"It's about growing. It's a moment in my life where I just need to absorb and be surrounded by amazing actors and musicians and grow as an entertainer. I think this is going to be an amazing year for that," he said.
Julian Fellowes is developing a period drama for NBC. The Downton Abbey creator's show The Gilded Age - which follows the rich and powerful inhabitants of New York in the 1880s - has been described by the channel as "an epic tale of the princes of the American Renaissance, and the vast fortunes they made - and spent."
Julian - who will write and produce The Gilded Age - told TVLine, "This was a vivid time with dizzying, brilliant ascents and calamitous falls, of record-breaking ostentation and savage rivalry; a time when money was king."
News of the show comes not long after rival channel ABC declined to pick up Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes' similar drama pilot Gilded Lilys.
Julian will be kept busy as Downton Abbey was recently commissioned for a fourth season with Gareth Neame, Managing Director of Carnival Films, the show's makers crediting him for its success: "Not only is he a superb craftsman, he also has an extraordinary work ethic. It is a mammoth undertaking to write all those episodes.
Former Boy Meets World star Ben Savage confirmed that not only did the Disney spin-off get greenlit, but he and co-star Danielle Fishel will be returning to star in it.
"I’m going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The Boy Meets World sequel is officially happening!" the 32 year-old wrote on his Twitter.
The spin-off, titled Girl Meets World will see Savage's and Fishel's characters Corey and Topanga as parents to Riley, who will face challenges and the experiences of growing up - much like the original show. "[They will reprise their roles] this time as a happily married couple and parents to 13-year-old Riley," a Disney representative further confirmed.
There's no word yet as to whether any of the other original cast members - Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Bill Daniels - will also return.
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+ Fox has just announced that the two-hour series finale for cult sci-fi show Fringe will air on January 18. Here's to hoping that it will actually answer all the questions to the series, unlike that other J.J. Abrams show...
+ ABC's hit comedy Modern Family has cast Elizabeth Peña (Rush Hour, The Incredibles) as the Pilar, mother to Sofia Vergara's Gloria.
+ Juno writer and creator of Showtime's short-lives The United States of Tara, Diablo Cody, has sold her romantic comedy series to ABC. Alex + Amy "will revolve around a millennial guy and Gen X woman in love." No word on casting just yet.
Boy Meets World may be hitting the small screen again.
The Disney Channel is teaming up with the original show's executive producer Michael Jacobs to develop a sequel of the series, which would center on Cory and Topanga's daughter. The show is reported to have been (appropriately) titled Girl Meets World.
Casting is underway at the moment, and there is no official word yet as to whether Ben Savage (Cory), Danielle Fishel (Topanga), or Rider Strong (Shawn) - the three main cast members of the original series - will return.
The original sitcom aired on ABC from 1997-2003, totaling 158 episodes.
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