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Jerrod Carmichael Signs a Two-Year Deal with 20th Century Fox TV

The Carmichael Show might be over, but Jerrod Carmichael has some new TV projects in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedian has signed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television to develop and produce [...]

By Megh Wright

Donald Glover Signs a Development Deal with FX

Not long after winning two Golden Globes for his new show Atlanta, Donald Glover has signed a development deal with FX. According to Deadline, Glover will develop new series for FX Networks "and other networks and streaming services" in [...]

By Megh Wright

‘The Onion’ Signs a Three-Movie Development Deal with Lionsgate

The Onion is headed to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Onion has signed a deal with Lionsgate to develop three films with production company Serious Business (@midnight, Problematic). No details on the films have been [...]

By Megh Wright

Larry Wilmore Signs a Development Deal with ABC

Over three months after the cancellation of his Comedy Central series, Larry Wilmore is returning to ABC to develop new projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wilmore has signed a multi-year deal with ABC Studios, where he will "develop [...]

By Megh Wright

Issa Rae Signs a Two-Year Development Deal with HBO

HBO has turned to the star of one of its upcoming comedies to develop new shows. According to Deadline, the network has closed a two-year deal with Issa Rae, whose show Insecure debuts in October. Under the deal, Rae will "develop programming [...]

By Megh Wright

Tumblr and truTV Team Up for ‘Big Deal’ TV Development Contest

Not long after renewing its hit sketch show Friends of the People, truTV has teamed up with Tumblr to seek out new ideas for unscripted comedy series. According to The Wrap, the "Big Deal Contest" calls for submissions from Tumblr users for [...]

By Megh Wright

Adam and Naomi Scott Land a TV Development Deal with Universal

Adam Scott and his wife Naomi, who are the brains behind Adult Swim's The Greatest Event in Television History specials, have signed a first-look deal with Universal Television. According to THR, Adam and Naomi have signed on with Universal via [...]

By Megh Wright

Johnny Knoxville Is Developing an Autobiographical Comedy for ABC

Rivers Cuomo isn't the only star to get the autobiographical sitcom treatment this week. Deadline reports that Johnny Knoxville has signed a two-year first-look deal with ABC Studios to develop new projects under his company Hello Junior! [...]

By Megh Wright

Amy Poehler Signs 3-Year Development Deal with NBC

This past weekend brought a bunch of great news items for Amy Poehler. Not only will Parks and Recreation be renewed for a new season, but according to Deadline, Poehler has also signed a three-year deal with NBC to develop new shows for the [...]

By Megh Wright

Nate Bargatze Gets Development Deal with NBC

Nate Bargatze was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night to do standup, and before his set, Fallon announced that Bargatze has signed a development deal for a sitcom with NBC. (There hasn't been an official announcement from NBC yet.) [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

ABC and CBS Both Bought Brooklyn-Based Mom-Centric Comedies

Both ABC and CBS are looking to have New Yorky mom-centric sitcoms on their schedules next year. ABC is developing a multi-camera sitcom from executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, according to Deadline. Still untitled, the show [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

Jeff Garlin Creating a Sitcom for ABC

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin is developing a new sitcom for ABC. He'll write, executive produce and star in the show, of which there are no details at the moment. Hopefully it's just 30 minutes of him and Larry eating at Palestinian [...]

By Adam Frucci