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 […]

‘Sexy’ Brides of Dracula Soap, From Riverdale EP, Gets Pilot Order at ABC

RELATED STORIES Here come The Brides! ABC on Wednesday announced that it has handed a pilot order to The Brides, a “sexy contemporary reimagining” of Dracula with “strong horror elements.” The potential series, from Riverdale exec producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, is described as “a vampire soap about empowered, immortal women and the things they do to […]

Chris Messina, Ari Graynor to Star in FX Comedy Pilot From Atlanta EP

RELATED STORIES Chris Messina is going back to comedy… and we just hope this one has him dancing to Aaliyah, too. The Mindy Project veteran is set to star opposite Ari Graynor (I’m Dying Up Here) in an untitled comedy pilot for FX, according to our sister site Deadline. Messina and Graynor will play the […]

The Next Bachelor Is ‘Pilot Pete’ Weber

RELATED STORIES “Pilot Pete” is coming in for a landing. Destination? One lucky lady’s heart. During Tuesday’s Bachelor in Paradise finale, ABC confirmed weeks of speculation that The Bachelor Season 24 will be headlined by Bachelorette Hannah’s second runner-up, aka Peter Weber, a Delta Airlines pilot from California. “I feel so grateful right now just […]