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Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 3:31PM EST
Lake Bell comedy Bless This Mess jumps from Fox to ABC -- Fox passes on Dan the Weatherman and Mean Jean
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
With Fox shifting its scripted strategy, the network has decided not to proceed with three potential midseason comedies. Bless This Mess, which Bell co-created with New Girl creator Liz Meriwether, has instead landed a pickup on ABC for a six-episode season. Bell and Dax Shepard play a newlywed couple who ditch the big-city for the simple life of Nebraska. Fox's other midseason comedies, Thomas Lennon's Dan the Weatherman and Mean Jean, starring Kaitlin Olson and Leah Remini as a lesbian couple, "have both also been passed over as Fox has limited room on its schedule with coverage of the NFL," according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The network has refocused its scripted strategy to target broad procedurals and multicamera comedies."
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Fox pilot Dan the Weatherman replaces Ashley Williams with Joanna Garcia Swisher
The potential comedy series starring Thomas Lennon is undergoing recastings, with two cast members being replaced, as Fox considers it for midseason.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Fox's Gone Baby Gone and Beth Behrs' Our People pilots are dead, Katie Holmes' FBI pilot is still alive
Fox is still mulling what to do with the pilots Mixtape and Thomas Lennon's Dan the Weatherman, according to Deadline. But Gone Baby Gone, which starred Joseph Morgan, Christine Lahti and Peyton List, isn't moving forward. Behrs' culture-clash comedy Our People from Lee Daniels is also not getting picked up.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
Scrubs alum Donald Faison is returning to ABC to play Yvette Nicole Brown's ex-husband
Faison, whose Scrubs spent its final two seasons on ABC, has signed on to Most Likely To, the Greg Berlanti-Diablo Cody comedy pilot about two high school classmates from opposite ends of the economic spectrum who find themselves living under the same roof. Faison will play Brown's blue-collar ex-husband and first love. Doc McStuffins alum Laya DeLeon Hayes will play their daughter.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Sarah Drew goes from Grey's Anatomy to Cagney & Lacey, joining Blindspot alum Michelle Hurd
Drew has quickly landed a pilot a week after being dropped from Grey's Anatomy, joining the CBS reboot of the classic police procedural. According to Deadline, "Drew will play LAPD Detective Cagney, Lacey’s nimble and easygoing partner and protégée. Hurd’s Lacey is athletic, polished, a former high school track and field champion. Empathetic and straightforward, she’s the more experienced partner." Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless won six acting Emmys between them starring on the original Cagney & Lacey, which won two best drama series Emmys during its seven-season run. Hurd is no stranger to reboots of popular franchises. In fact, she's had recent guest appearances on both Lethal Weapon and Hawaii Five-0.
- Emily Osment joins CBS comedy pilot 25, fueling speculation that Young & Hungry is finished
- Thomas Lennon to play Dan the Weatherman on Fox
- Charmed reboot adds two more actors
- Popular's Leslie Bibb joins Alyson Hannigan on ABC's Man of the House
- Kyle Bornheimer to star opposite Ginnifer Goodwin on ABC's Steps
- Brothers & Sisters alum Dave Annable to play the lead on CBS' The Code
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