Live-Action Powerpuff Girls, Naomi Comic Adaptation From Ava DuVernay, Nun Dramedy Get CW Pilot Orders

RELATED STORIES The CW is prepping for a potential profusion of girl power. The network has greenlit three pilots centered on young women, TVLine has learned, including a live-action project based on The Powerpuff Girls cartoon series. The Powerpuff Girls will follow characters introduced in Craig McCracken’s Cartoon Network series, who are now “disillusioned twentysomethings who […]

Wonder Woman: Pedro Pascal Recalls His Previous Spin With Superhero, in NBC Pilot Starring Adrianne Palicki

Before he lorded over Black Gold Cooperative in the newly released Wonder Woman 1984, Pedro Pascal made nice with the Amazonian princess in the famously ill-fated NBC pilot starring Adrianne Palicki. Landing a plum role on the buzzy 2011 TV project “was like a dream come true,” Pascal told our sister site Variety. The David […]

The Big Leap Recast: Piper Perabo In, Laura Benanti Out in Fox’s Scott Foley-Fronted Ballet Dramedy Pilot

RELATED STORIES Fox’s ballet-themed comedy-drama pilot The Big Leap is taking the somewhat unusual step of recasting multiple roles at the 11th hour. And, yes, COVID is to blame. According to Deadline, Covert Affairs vet Piper Perabo is replacing Laura Benanti (Supergirl, Nashville), while Kevin Daniels (Council of Dads) will be stepping in for Little […]

TVLine Items: Grantchester Renewed, Laura Benanti Joins Fox Pilot and More

The vicar will continue his sleuthing: PBS has renewed Grantchester for Season 6, stars Tom Brittney and Robson Green announced via Instagram on Friday. The PBS Masterpiece/ITV series is set in the quaint but crime-ridden village of Grantchester, England, where the unlikely duo of Detective Geordie Keating (Green) and Reverend William Davenport (Brittney), an Anglican vicar, […]

Smash’s Original Pilot Script ‘Had a Lot of Nudity,’ Plus Other Fun Facts From the NBC Cast’s 7-Year Reunion

RELATED STORIES Fans of Marilyn Monroe, Broadway musicals and thinly veiled sexual baseball metaphors were given a temporary reprieve from all that is 2020 on Wednesday with a special presentation from the cast of NBC’s Smash. People, in partnership with The Actors Fund, aired a live stream of the short-lived series’ one-night-only concert recorded in […]

TVLine Items: Melissa Leo Leads Fox Pilot, Vida Return Date and More

Melissa Leo is solving crimes at Fox: The Oscar winner will star in the network’s drama pilot Blood Relative, our sister site Deadline reports. Based on James Renner’s 2018 article “Beyond the Jungle of Bad: The True Story of Two Women from California Who Are Solving All the Mysteries,” the pilot centers on genetic genealogy […]

Da Vinci Code Prequel Series Gets NBC Pilot Order: Who Should Play Langdon?

RELATED STORIES Get to dreamcasting a younger Tom Hanks, because NBC has given a pilot order to Langdon, which is about the earlier adventures of the code-cracking hero from The Da Vinci Code and Dan Brown’s other bestselling Robert Langdon novels. Based on Brown’s The Lost Symbol — which technically was the third Robert Langdon […]

Equalizer Reboot With Queen Latifah in Title Role Gets CBS Pilot Order

RELATED STORIES After hitting the big screen, The Equalizer is headed back to TV: CBS has officially handed a pilot order to a reboot of the late-’80s crime drama, now starring Queen Latifah in the title role, TVLine has learned. The original series ran on CBS from 1985 to 1989 and starred Edward Woodward as […]

Alien Spaceship Crash Drama From Fringe EP Gets NBC Pilot Order

Debris — as in the wreckage of an alien spaceship that crashed on Earth — is the title of NBC’s second pilot order of the week. Hailing from Fringe vet J.H. Wyman, Debris follows two agents from two different continents, and wielding two different mindsets, who must work together to investigate when wreckage from a […]

Night School Sitcom Based on 2018 Film Snags NBC Pilot Order

Kevin Hart is re-enrolling in Night School at NBC’s behest. The Peacock net has placed a pilot order for a multi-cam sitcom based on the 2018 Universal comedy pic that starred Hart and Tiffany Haddish, neither of whom will appear in the TV adaptation. Hart, however, is on board as an exec producer. The Community-esque project […]