Back in August, Apple handed out a greenlight for a second season of Ted Lasso, the heartwarming and hilarious sports comedy starring Jason Sudeikis. There were some rumblings and rumors about a potential third season being in the works as well, and now that has been confirmed: Ted Lasso season 3 is officially coming to AppleTV+.
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Way, way back in the 2000s, MTV released Clone High, a hilarious animated series about clones of historical figures all attending the same high school. The series came from creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and back then, Lord and Miller weren’t the big names they are today. But now things have changed – Lord and Miller are in high-demand and it looks like they’re using their newfound powers to bring back Clone High. The Clone High reboot will be “re-imagined” by Lord and Miller, along with Clone High co-creator Bill Lawrence.
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Following in the footsteps of shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and David Cross and Bob Odenkirk’s comedy series With Bob and David, several episodes of NBC’s 30 Rock and ABC’s Scrubs are being pulled from streaming and syndication due to white actors appearing in blackface.
30 Rock series creator and star Tina Fey requested that content providers pull four episodes from circulation, and shortly thereafter, Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence confirmed that they were following suit by pulling three episodes from streaming. Read More »
Bill Lawrence, who created shows like Scrubs, Spin City, Clone High, and Cougar Town, is heading to HBO Max.
Lawrence will executive produce a reboot of the ABC series Head of the Class, the sitcom which originally aired from 1986-1991, for the new streaming service, and some of his Scrubs colleagues will serve as the co-showrunners. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Fred Topel
There may be an unprecedented number of television shows based on movies on the air simultaneously: Limitless, Fargo, Bates Motel, Damien and the just ended Minority Report and Hannibal with the upcoming Uncle Buck and shows like Lethal Weapon, Rambo and The Expendables in development. Add to that Rush Hour, based on the Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker series.
CBS’s Rush Hour stars John Foo and Justin Hires as Detectives Lee and Carter. The pilot tells how Lee comes to Los Angeles and works with Carter at first grudgingly, but ultimately agrees to stay as partners. A new development is Carter’s chief (Wendie Malick) flirting with Lee. The series was developed by Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick, with Steve Franks joining the team as producer. We go to speak with the trio after their panel for the Television Critics Association. Rush Hour premieres March 31 at 10PM on CBS.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
One of the many, many film-based TV series in development is Rush Hour, which received a pilot commitment from CBS last fall. We’ve known that the basic premise would remain unchanged from the 1998 film, which starred Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, but now executive producer Bill Lawrence has a few more details to share about the show.
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Posted on Friday, October 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Before Chris O’Dowd was showing up in Judd Apatow movies and Richard Ayoade was being hailed as a fresh young voice in filmmaking, they were big in British TV as the hapless leads of The IT Crowd. Big enough, in fact, that an American remake of the series was commissioned by NBC in 2007, with Joel McHale playing the O’Dowd role and Ayoade remaining intact.
If you’re a big fan of the original show, you likely know what happened next: A terrible pilot was shot but the series never got off the ground, to the relief of IT Crowd fans everywhere. But because everything old is new again, NBC is now going to try turning The IT Crowd back on again. This time with a little help from Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence. Get the latest on the IT Crowd remake after the jump.
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The Rush Hour TV show that Brett Ratner and Arthur Sarkissian have been developing at Warner Bros. TV, with Bill Lawrence and Blake McCormick as creative leads, has now taken another step towards realization. CBS has given a pilot production commitment to the series, which means we’ll start to hear about the casting phase pretty soon. Read More »
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Here’s a concept: we’re going to run one article with the headline “that movie you’ve probably seen is now being turned into a TV series.” TV is the new revenue stream, it seems, for companies that can no longer rely on a steady stream of home media revenue. The latest development concerns a Rush Hour TV series, which film director Brett Ratner and producer Arthur Sarkissian will exec produce for Warner Bros. TV. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been a few days since our last TV Bits (sorry!), so we have a ton of stuff to catch up on. After the jump:
- Alexis Bledel, Kyle McLachlan, Hope Davis, and more get pilots
- Downton Abbey loses one character but gains six more
- Jeffrey Wright will be a series regular on Boardwalk Empire
- A bunch of Fox shows including The Following get early renewals
- The Zero Hour has gets cancelled by ABC after just three episodes
- Will Jimmy Fallon take over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show?
- The X-Files finally gets a tenth season… as a comic book
- Steven Soderbergh‘s Behind the Candelabra gets EW cover
- Hannibal and Mad Men offer up not very revealing teasers
- See character posters and an extended trailer for Game of Thrones
- Peek behind the scenes of Breaking Bad‘s final season
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