Fox has picked up a pilot for “Amy’s Brother,” a comedy that hails from executive producers Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, Variety has learned.
“Amy’s Brother” is about an unconventional family that is formed when a successful type-A man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof.
The pilot was co-written by Jim Cashman and Mitch Silpa, who will both serve as co-executive producers on the 30-minute, single-cam comedy. Warner Bros. Television is the studio.
The project marks the first TV series created by Cashman and Silpa, who are actors and writers who have ties to McCarthy — both have had small roles in her movies “The Boss,” “Bridesmaids,” “Spy,” and “The Heat.”
A group of advertisers say they are pulling their commercials from Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson’s 8 p.m. program, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” after remarks he made last week about immigration. The passel of sponsors includes SmileDirectClub, Nautilus Inc’s Bowflex, Ancestry.com, NerdWallet, Indeed.com and Pacific Life Insurance. Carlson sparked the controversy during last Thursday’s broadcast, [...]
George Takei has boarded “The Terror” Season 2 both as a series regular and consultant. The second season of the AMC anthology series takes place during World War II and is set, in part, in a Japanese-American internment camp. Takei himself was imprisoned in two such internment camps when he was a child. As a consultant, [...]
Penny Marshall, who starred alongside Cindy Williams in the hit ABC comedy “Laverne & Shirley” and then became a successful director, died on Monday night at her Hollywood Hills home due to complications from diabetes, Variety has confirmed. She was 75. Marshall was the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 [...]
“State of Happiness,” “The Flatey Enigma” and “The Inner Circle” are among the six Nordic drama series which will be presented at Goteborg Film Festival’s TV Drama Vision and compete for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize. Written by Mette M. Bølstad (“Nobel”), “State of Happiness” follows four young characters who come from different [...]
When is a dance a dance and not just a move, and can you copyright it? That seems to be the lynchpin question in a series of lawsuits filed this month against “Fortnite” creator Epic Games by a rapper, an actor, and an Instagram star. Brooklyn rapper 2 Milly, former “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” [...]
Syfy has renewed “Van Helsing” for a fourth season ahead of the Season 3 finale. 13 new episodes of the action-horror series will air in 2019. In addition, Jonathan Walker has come onboard as showrunner for the new season, taking over from Neil LaBute. The third season finale will air on Dec. 28. “Van Helsing” airs [...]
Even though she’s more than proven her bona fides as a rapper, with Cardi B, it’s never just about the music. And her comedic chops are on full display in the latest episode of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” on his “Late Late Show.” In fact, she basically steals the show from Corden as they tear [...]