ABC ordered pilots for two comedies this afternoon: “Saint Francis” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” From Chris Moynihan, “Saint Francis” is a multi-cam laffer that centers on a blue-collar, no-nonsense…
Tv Network Pilot Season
With “Breaking Bad’s” final episode set to air Sunday, consumers and the industry alike are busily discussing the show’s impact on television. The AMC drama has overcome numerous hurdles during its…
The 96 TV pilots shot in Los Angeles this year generated $277.8 million in production spending, up 6% over last year, according to the FilmL.A. permitting agency.
Thanks to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, and competition among international players, the five biggest studios are seeing a surge in licensing fees — including coin earlier in a show's run — but questions…
Pilot season was good for the major studios, which emerged from upfront week with orders for 50 new scripted comedy and drama series, up by more than 20% from last year. Production of new scripted…
J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot banner had a prosperous pilot season in setting up two big dramas, Fox's "Almost Human" and NBC's "Believe." So did Bill Lawrence's Doozer banner, with comedies on Fox…
The fuzzy picture for next season's series pickups will clear up a little this week as the broadcast nets begin their formal pilot screenings.
CBS' ambitious series "Under the Dome" is leading the charge among the broadcasters to recapture viewers and advertising dollars that have fled to cable during the summer months.
TV pilots have continued to drive an upsurge in Hollywood location shooting following a 37% hike in the first quarter. Pilots totaled 68 days last week — four times more than the same week in 2012…
Aiming to keep TV production from fleeing Hollywood, the city of Los Angeles could ditch permit and use fees for shooting TV pilots in time for next year's pilot season.
New blood and lots of laughs were among the notable trends emerging from the 39 new comedy and drama series ordered by the broadcast nets for the 2012-13 season.