HBO has pacted with Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite production banner to develop a comedy project to star “Bob’s Burgers” actor John Roberts.
The project marks the first collaboration for Poehler’s Universal TV-based shingle with HBO. “Edison” revolves around a 40-year-old real estate broker who dreams of living in New York but is stuck in his hometown of Edison, N.J.
Roberts is writing the script with fellow “Bob’s Burgers” voice actor H. Jon Benjamin. Roberts, Benjamin, Poehler, and her partner in Paper Kite, Brooke Posch, will exec produce with 3 Arts’ Dave Becky.
Paper Kite just nabbed a pilot order for an ABC comedy, “Household Name,” to star Carol Burnett. It’s also the production banner behind Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and Hulu’s “Difficult People.”
As CBS Corp. nears a formal acquisition offer for Viacom, the actions of two key players — controlling shareholder Shari Redstone and acting CBS CEO Joe Ianniello — will be closely watched in the coming weeks. Redstone’s moves are under scrutiny because of the potential for litigation surrounding a deal that some have criticized as [...]
On Wednesday evening the Spanish city of Pamplona was overrun, not by bulls, but by hopeful TV creators who had spent the early week pitching their projects at Conecta Fiction, and who anxiously waited to find out the titles which would take home silverware. Meanwhile, “Monzón,” a Disney-Pampa-Incaa production portraying the tragic violence of Argentine [...]
The Danish Netflix original drama “The Rain” has been renewed for a third season, which will also be the show’s last. Netflix made the announcement in a tweet sent out Wednesday. The series is Netflix’s first Danish original series and takes place six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all [...]
Ken Olin has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, Variety has learned. Under the deal, Olin will continue to serve as executive producer on the hit NBC series “This Is Us” while also allowing him to develop other projects across platforms. “Ken is a special talent and a terrific guy who has been such [...]
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is going Hollywood. The “Game of Thrones” star is among six who have been cast to lead the FX pilot “Gone Hollywood,” which hails from Scott Rudin. Set in 1980, “Gone Hollywood” centers on a group of talent agents who defect from an old-guard percentery to found their own, which skyrockets to industry dominance, [...]
Netflix has ordered a second season of the sketch comedy series “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson.” The first season saw Robinson and a few of his famous friends navigate awkward workplace drama, host an intervention in a Garfield themed house, talk their way out of a babysitter’s fake hit and run, and [...]
Dana Walden was already one of the most powerful executives in television during her time as co-head of 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Television Group. The merger of Disney and 21st Century Fox has put her at the forefront of Disney’s bold bid to tackle what she describes as the entertainment industry’s “existential crisis.” [...]