Thomas Kail’s Incredible Journey From Directing Sitcoms to Winning Awards to ‘Fosse/Verdon’

Thomas Kail’s Incredible Journey From Directing Sitcoms to Winning Awards to ‘Fosse/Verdon’ Nearly every director of note has some surprising stuff on their resume — after all, the path to success often includes some unusual detours. But Thomas Kail’s path to winning a Tony, an Emmy, and yet ...

Criss Angel to Guest Star in NBC Pilot ‘Like Magic’ (Exclusive)

Criss Angel to Guest Star in NBC Pilot ‘Like Magic’ (Exclusive) World-famous magician Criss Angel is set to guest star in the NBC comedy pilot “Like Magic,” Variety has learned. He will play the role of Trent, the leader of the Ministry of Magic. The workplace ...

Kenan Thompson Family Comedy Gets Pilot Order at NBC

NBC has picked up two new comedy pilots, the Kenan Thompson-led single-cam “Saving Kenan” and “Like Magic” from “Superstore” duo Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu. “Saving Kenan” stars Thompson as a ...

Kenan Thompson Comedy ‘Saving Kenan’ & ‘Like Magic’ Get NBC Pilot Orders

Kenan Thompson Comedy ‘Saving Kenan’ & ‘Like Magic’ Get NBC Pilot Orders Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson is a step closer to moving from late-night to primetime. His starring vehicle, the single-camera Saving Kenan (form. Saving Larry), has been picked up to pilot ...

NBC Buys Lapd Policewomen Drama From Liz Brixius & Debra Martin Chase

NBC has put in development a female police drama from Nurse Jackie co-creator Liz Brixius, prolific film and TV producer Debra Martin Chase and Universal TV, where both are under deals. Written by ...

NBC Buys Workplace Comedy ‘Like Magic’ From ‘Superstore’ Duo, Matt Hubbard & Julie Anne Robinson

NBC has put in development Like Magic, a workplace comedy from Superstore writers Bridget Kyle and Vicky Luu, Forever co-creator Matt Hubbard, Julie Anne Robinson’s CannyLads Productions and Universal ...

TV Review: ‘I Feel Bad’

TV Review: ‘I Feel Bad’ “Here’s what every woman knows,” Sarayu Blue says in a voice-over kicking off her new sitcom “I Feel Bad.” “We feel bad about something almost every day.” The show, airing a preview episode Sept. 19 ...

‘Harlots’ Commissioner Victoria Fea Sets Up Blue Jar Pictures With ‘The Catch’ Producer Julie Anne Robinson

Exclusive: Harlots Commissioner Victoria Fea has established a new production company with The Catch producer and Orange Is The New Black director Julie Anne Robinson after leaving British broadcaster ...

NBC Buys ‘Capital’ Drama Produced By Carol Mendelsohn & Julie Anne Robinson

In a competitive situation, NBC has bought for development Capital, a drama series from Carol Mendelsohn Productions,Julie Anne Robinson’s CannyLads Productions and Universal TV where both companies ...

NBC Developing Thriller Drama Series From Chuck Rose & Julie Anne Robinson

NBC has put in development a political murder mystery drama from The Art of More creator Chuck Rose, prolific TV director-producer Julie Anne Robinson and Universal TV, where both Rose and Robinson ...

NBC Names “Female Forward” Directors Initiative Inaugural Class

NBC has named the inaugural class for its new “Female Forward” directors initiative which will provide female directors a pipeline into scripted television. The 10 directors selected as finalists and ...

PaleyFest Fall Lineup: The Rookie, Charmed & More!

PaleyFest will kick off its 12th annual event this September, and it means we will be getting to see more from some of the biggest new series, as well as the hottest returning ones. The line-up was ...

PaleyFest Fall Lineup: The Rookie, Charmed, Last Man Standing and More

ABC’s Rookie cop, The CW’s Charmed sisters and Fox’s Last Man Standing will be among the characters highlighted at this fall’s PaleyFest events. The Paley Center for Media on Tuesday announced the ...

Get Your First Look at New TV Shows for the 2018-19 Season (Photos)

Get Your First Look at New TV Shows for the 2018-19 Season (Photos) “Abby’s” From the producers of “The Good Place” comes a hilariously aspirational new comedy about the best bar in San Diego, home to good prices, great company and, of course, Abby. This unlicensed, ...

NBC Fall 2018-2019 Trailers: Dramas ‘New Amsterdam,’ ‘Manifest,’ Comedy ‘I Feel Bad’ (Watch)

NBC has released the first trailers for their upcoming fall shows following the release of their 2018-2019 fall schedule on Sunday. The new dramas “Manifest” and “New Amsterdam” will launch this fall ...

NBC New Series Trailers: Dramas ‘Manifest’, ‘New Amsterdam’; Comedy ‘I Feel Bad’

NBC has begun releasing trailers for some of the network’s new comedies and dramas as part of the 2018-19 series orders. Here are the first three. Check back for more as they come in. Manifest – ...

‘AP Bio’ Renewed for Season 2 at NBC, Comedies ‘Abby’s,’ ‘I Feel Bad’ Ordered to Series

“AP Bio” has been renewed for a second season at NBC. The comedy series follows a philosophy scholar who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school Advanced Placement biology ...

‘AP Bio’ Renewed, Comedies Produced by Michael Schur, Amy Poehler Get Series Orders From NBC

“A.P. Bio” — and two new shows — just made the grade at NBC. The Glenn Howerton-led series has been picked up for a Season 2 by the Peacock, which is also granting series orders to a pair of comedy ...

‘Abby’s’ & “I Feel Bad’ Comedies Picked Up To Series By NBC

Twenty five years after Cheers ended its 11-season run on NBC, the network has greenlighted another multi-camera comedy series set in a bar. The network made its first pickups on the comedy side, ...

Women Creators and Directors Making Strides on 2018–19 Pilot Season

Courtney Kemp created ABC’s “Get Christie Love” reboot: Instagram This pilot season looks like it will be a historic one for women directors and creators. According to a report from Variety, “female ...

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