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TV News Roundup: Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd Front ‘Get Shorty’ Remake

In today’s TV news roundup, Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd have been cast as the lead roles in the “Get Shorty” remake, Netflix has announced the premiere dates of their upcoming stand-up comedy specials and Michael Strahan is developing his first scripted series at ABC.

CASTING

Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd have landed the lead roles in Epix’s TV remake of Get Shorty,” Variety has confirmed. Based on the Elmore Leonard novel and 1995 film of the same name, the 10-episode dramedy centers around Miles Daly (O’Dowd), who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film, but instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles. Romano will play Rick, described as a washed up producer of low-quality films who becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood.

DEVELOPMENT

Michael Strahan is getting into the scripted game. The “Good Morning America” and “$100,000 Pyramid” host has sold a cop drama to ABC, expanding his relationship with the company that was also behind “Live with Kelly and Michael!” which Strahan infamously departed earlier this year. Titled “Hobbs,” the potential series follows Tommy Hobbs, a former Heisman trophy winner who joins the Miami police force after he’s not drafted into the NFL, and a female detective who has trained her whole life to become a police officer.

Strahan will serve as an executive producer through his SMAC Entertainment banner, which produces “$100,000 Pyramid,” along with his producing partner Constance Schwartz-Morini, who is a former NFL strategist. Michael Caleo will write the script. While the series is not based on Strahan’s life, the football player-turned TV personality is passioante about the NFL subject matter, as a Super Bowl winner who had a 15 year career with the New York Giants. Strahan is repped by WME and Scott Sims at Ziffren.

DEALS

El Rey Network has announced that Rey Misterio of “Lucha Underground” has inked a one-year first look deal with the network. Rey Misterio is a 25-year veteran and has been part of “Lucha Underground” since its second season and will be appearing in the upcoming season, which premieres September 7 at 8 p.m.

OWN has acquired Bishop T.D. Jakes’ syndicated talk show “T.D. JAKES,” from TEGNA Media and T.D. Jakes Enterprises. Produced by 44Blue Productions, EnLight Productions and T.D. Jakes Enterprises, the show is currently filming in Los Angeles. “Oprah and OWN have a wonderful, long-running relationship with Bishop Jakes. We are thrilled to welcome his new talk show and unique, inspirational voice to the OWN family,” said Erik Logan, President, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

DATES

Disney XD‘s “Milo Murphy’s Law,” a new animated adventure comedy series starring Weird Al Yankovic in the lead voice role, will premiere on October 3 at 8 p.m. The series follows 13-year-old Milo Murphy, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy’s Law namesake. Ahead of the official TV premiere, the first episode will be available Disney XD app, Disney XD’s YouTube Channel and Disney XD VOD on September 26.

Netflix has announced the premiere dates for their slate of stand-up comedy specials:

  • “Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking…” — August 26
  • Iliza: Confirmed Kills” — September 23
  • Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville” — September 16
  • Russell Peters: Almost Famous” — October 7
  • Joe Rogan: Triggered” — October 21
  • Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60″November 4
  • Colin Quinn: The New York Story” — November 18
  • Michael Che Matters” — November 25
  • Reggie Watts: Spatial” — December 6
  • Gabriel lglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry” — December 20

 

EXECUTIVES

Pop has announced that three executives will be joining the network’s Los Angeles office: Randy Rovegno as Vice President, Content Distribution Marketing; Michael Voice as Vice President, Business and Sales Strategy; and Caroline Wilson as Vice President, Integrated Marketing. Rovegno will be overseeing Pop’s content distribution marketing initiatives. Voice will be negotiating carriage agreements with cable and satellite operators, as well as identifying distribution opportunities on digital platforms. Wilson will be developing and executing innovative, actionable solutions for Pop’s national advertisers, as well as helping to lead the network’s annual upfront strategy.

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