The six-episode halfhour series, from King Bee Prods., stars Mortimer and fellow Brit actress Dolly Wells as fictional versions of themselves. Show is a portrait of a female friendship that centers on a British Hollywood star who hires her childhood friend to be her personal assistant.
Mortimer and Wells co-wrote “Doll & Em” with the series’ director Azazel Jacobs. Andrew Eaton of Revolution Films and Lucy Lumsden exec produce.
Sky Broadcasting has the U.K. rights to “Doll & Em,” and the show will be shopped to other territories in October at MIPCOM.
Leave it to the Screen Actors Guild Awards to clean up the Golden Globes’ mess earlier this week. TV performers and shows that were inexplicably missing when the Hollywood Foreign Press announced their nominees on Monday were given their due when SAG announced its picks on Wednesday morning. Most notably, “When They See Us” star [...]
Quibi has greenlit the development of “Curs_r,” a gaming drama series executive produced by Anton, Stigma Films and Ridley Scott. The series will be directed by Toby Meakins (“Bite Size Horror”) and is written by Simon Allen (“The Watch,” “Das Boot,” “The Musketeers”). Matthew James Wilkinson (“Yesterday,” “Amulet”) is producing. The series centers on the [...]
As the tree was felled on “The Masked Singer” last night, so were the Fox series’ TV ratings. The singing competition scored a series low 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 and was watched by 5.8 million total viewers, dropping 11% from last week’s previous low of 1.8 and 6.6 million viewers. “The Moodys” had more [...]
Susie Banikarim, a journalist with nearly two decades of experience in digital and TV news, is joining Vice News as one of its top editorial execs. Vice Media Group tapped Banikarim as executive VP and global head of newsgathering for Vice News, a newly created role. She will be based out of Vice’s Brooklyn headquarters [...]
Alice Webb is moving from the BBC to Eagle Rock, the Universal Music U.K.-backed producer and distributor of music programming. Webb has held several senior roles in a 15-year career at the BBC including head of its kids unit and COO of its BBC North division, overseeing the relocation of key departments from London to [...]
“Live in Front of a Studio Audience” has added three new stars to its cast. Kevin Bacon, Jesse Eisenberg and Justina Machado have been cast in the “All in the Family” portion of the ABC special’s second installment, which is also tackling another classic Norman Lear sitcom in “Good Times” and is scheduled to air [...]
In a case of one disrupter telling the story of another, Netflix has boarded a series about the creation of Spotify, the Swedish startup that’s become one of the world’s leading music services. The as-yet-untitled limited series, to be directed by Per-Olav Sørensen (“Quicksand”), is inspired by the book “Spotify Untold” by Sven Carlsson and [...]