Several new kids productions in the works at Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana. Nelvana is in a development agreement with Brown Bag Films and Candy Bear for new girl-targeted CG-animated preschool series Cozy Island. Created by Gili Dolev and Yvette Kaplan and designed by Erez Gavish of Candy Bear, the series is about an imaginative girl named Naya who moves to Cozy Island with her family for her mother’s new job. She discovers the island is a “very bouncy place filled with amazing new friends.”… Nelvana is also developing CG-animated series Camp Yeti, together with the newly formed Abominable Snowman, led by Keith Chapman and Ian Liddell. The show is about a summer camp from Studio Liddell (Cloudbabies) to develop the 52 x 11-minute series about a special summer sleep-away summer camp where young yetis spend their days trekking through snowy peaks, making yeti crafts, eating spag-yeti and singing yeti songs around the campfire. Anticipated delivery is fall 2016.
The Stand, CBS All Access’ television adaptation of the storied 1978 Stephen King novel, will debut December 17. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo and Amber Heard, the limited series unfolds around King’s apocalyptic struggle between good and evil after a plague destroys most of the country. Ben Cavell serves […]
Get ready cats and kittens. Joe Exotic (working title), UCP’s limited series starring and exec-produced by Kate McKinnon, scored a straight-to-series order by both the NBCU television and streaming divisions. In an unprecedented move, project will roll out across broadcast net NBC, streamer Peacock, and a basic cable net USA. Series is based on the […]
Dennis Quaid is the cat’s meow. He’s partnering with ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures for unscripted TV project Saving Dennis Quaid, which he’ll star in and exec produce. Project documents the animal lover’s recent headline-making pet rescue where he and partner Jimmy Jellinek set out on a mission to adopt a 6-year-old black cat from Lynchburg, […]
Big news at Turner Sports, as the company lands a multiyear extension of its partnership with Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq’s expanded role gains the Basketball Hall of Famer more airtime, including on TNT’s Inside the NBA and NBA on TNT, as well as contributions to NBA.com. He also will develop projects throughout the WarnerMedia portfolio including […]
The 74th Annual Tony Awards ceremony will go on, presented digitally sometime in the fall. Date and platform are TBA. The event had originally been scheduled for June 7, but was replaced by plans for a streaming special on the same date due to COVID-19. That special was postponed amid unrest over the George Floyd […]