Gotham has a new visitor…!!

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ABC has issued pilot orders to an hourlong from the writers behind the supernatural global hit, Heroes.

Gotham, from Green Lantern producer Michael Green is a one-hour drama that revolves around a female cop who discovers a magical world that exists within New York City while pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case. The world goes unseen by normal humans, and takes all of the familiar New York landmarks and reinvents them in a magical otherworldly manner.

Green will write and executive-produce the 20th Century Fox Television project, that is similar in tone to NBC‘s magical procedural 17th Precinct last year with The Matrix producer, Erwin Stoff  also executive-producing. Kings creator and The River show runner Green is represented by WME. This is the second pilot with magical elements ordered by ABC this season following the success of fairy tale drama series Once Upon A Time. Earlier this month, the network picked up a Beauty and The Beast reboot.

Gotham does have a “curiouser and curiouser” feel to it, undeniably. Even though, the title may not be able to generate, lest it is changed last-minute, a large female fan following, I hope the female cop has undergoes some sort of princess transformation where she’s gritty in the Manhattan world, but then is a sinister princess in the fantasy world.

Wouldn’t that be cool?

Beauty & A Beastly Move…!

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Hey Guys,

Beauty And The Beast is being reinvented by not one, but, TWO Broadcast stations! Read on..!

Disney-owned ABC is staying in a fairytale mode after spellbinding its audience with Once Upon A Time, by ordering a pilot about the all time favorite fairy-tale Beauty and the Beast in development for next season. Written by Jericho co-creator Jonathan E. Steinberg, the drama project is described as an epic fantasy re-imagining of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. Steinberg is executive producing Beauty and the Beast with Mojo Films’ Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile for ABC Studios. It is eyed as a potential companion for Once Upon A Time in the Sunday 9 PM slot. BothOnce Upon A Time and Beauty And The Beast feature characters from classic Disney movies, including Snow White, Prince Charming, Belle and the Beast. Steinberg most recently developed FOX’s drama Human Target based on the comic book.

Also, if that does not get your juices flowing with have the second adaptation,

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that CBS Television Studios has ordered the pilot for a reboot of the ’80s cult classic Beauty and the Beast for The CW. The new version will not only modernize and CW-up the love story but also add a procedural twist. Without a Trace vet Jennifer Levin and Brothers & Sisters’ Sherri Cooper will pen the script and serve as executive producers along with the creator of the original series Ron Koslow; Paul Junger Witt and C. Anthony Thomas of Witt/Thomas Prods, which co-produced the 1980s series; and Bill Haber.

Side note: This B&B is not to be confused with the B&B pilot that ABC is developing for next season.

  

One thing we can be certain of is,
One of them will come out a Beauty, while the other turns out to be BEASTLY! LOL

Wizards of Upper East Side?!

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Sure sounds like it!

Gossip Girl meets Bewitched?! I’m just as amazed! Read on:

ABC has made a date with the Devil.

The network has ordered the pilot of 666 Park Avenue, a drama from Alloy Entertainment, the producers of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle and Gossip Girl.

From Warner Bros. Television and Alloy, 666 Park Avenue is based on the book series by Gabriella Pierce. Like the books, the drama centers on an innocent couple from the Midwest that moves to New York and gets hired to be resident managers of a building on the Upper East Side. There, unbeknownst to the couple, the residents have all unwittingly made deals with the Devil to have their deepest needs, ambitions and desires fulfilled.

David Wilcox is attached to adapt the project and executive produce alongside Alloy’s Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo. The project marks a reunion of sorts for ABC entertainment chief  Paul Lee and Alloy executives, who worked together when Lee was at ABC Family. ABC chief Paul Lee previously worked with Alloy at ABC Family where he developed and greenlighted the Alloy/WBTV-produced hit Pretty Little Liars.

Wilcox most recently served as a co-executive producer for FOX’s Fringe. He previously held the same position on ABC’s Life On Mars and NBC’s Law & Order. This is the second ABC drama pilot set at a New York residential building after Shonda Rhimes, Gilded Lillys.

666 Park joins a growing network of teen favored Alloy dramas that include ABC Family‘s The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game. It one of the four dramas ordered to pilot at the network this season, joining Shonda Rhimes‘ period hotel piece Gilded Lillys.

Hmm…. I wonder what if we had a Gossip Girl at Hogwarts?! Food for thought!

Can’t get enough Gold?!

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Didn’t think so! The temptation’s too good to resist, I know! Read On:

The Alphabet has given the green signal to the pilot of Gilded Lillys, a period drama written/executive produced by The Nine co-creator KJ Steinberg and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. Set in 1895 New York City, Gilded Lillys is described as an epic love story that follows the opening of the first luxury hotel in the city and the intermingling of love, vicious family rivalries, scandalous secrets, and conflict and commingling of classes. The project, from ABC Studios and Rhimes’ studio-based Shondaland, was one of ABC’s first bought scripts in August and is now among the network’s first pilot pickups.

 KJ Steinberg, who spent four seasons on Gossip Girl as co-executive producer, made a two-script deal at ABC Studios at the beginning of this season.

 

 

 Shonda Rhimes, creator of the hit television dramas, Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice is executive producing Gilded Lillys with Steinberg and Betsy Beers.

It was the first pilot to get the green light last pilot season.

Only time will tell whether this Lily is Bold enough to be showered with Gold! 

The CW has a Cult following……!

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The CW, network behind the hit Tv shows like 90210, The Vampire Diaries & Supernatural has handed its first pilot order of the season to Cult, a drama that centers on a young female production assistant who grows suspicious after a rash of disappearances and possible murder seem tied to the show she works on, called Cult. She teams up with a journalist blogger to begin looking into the show’s rabid fans, who may be behind the actual crimes.

The show has been developed several times over the years at the networks — including ABC last year, the CW in 2009 and at the WB in 2006. The WB had even ordered the project up as a pilot starring Matt Bomer, but it was scrapped when The WB itself folded that year.

Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein will also executive produce with Rockne O’Bannon. Schwartz, Savage and Goldstein already produce The CW’s Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie through their Fake Empire production company. Warner Bros. TV is the studio.

Nicholas sends Sparks from Heaven!!

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Not the saint, but, the scribe! Read On:

 The highly successful author of romantic classics such as The Notebook, A Walk To Remember, Dear John, Nights In Rodanthe, Message In A Bottle and The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks is making his debut on television!

Sparks has sold The Watchers, an original drama concept, to ABC.

The project revolves around the Archangel Raphael, who after spending centuries as a Watcher and invisibly providing support to humans in the time of need, decides to cut off his wings out of love for Sarah, a mortal woman, so that he can truly be with her for the rest of her days.When Sarah’s life is cut short, Rafe is left to wander the Earth solo as a fallen angel. Dependent on the kindness of strangers and hunted by angels from above and below, Rafe travels undercover, performing miracles as he searches for the meaning of loss and clues to Sarah’s fate.

“I’ve always wanted to create a smart, unconventional show about angels on Earth, and ABC is the perfect home for this kind of imaginative, character-driven drama,” said Sparks.

Temple Hill Entertainment, the production company behind the feature adaptation of Sparks’ Dear John, and the upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal starrer, Safe Haven, is on board to produce alongside ABC Studios.

Temple Hill is off to a strong start in television. The feature producer entered the TV arena last December when it signed a two-year deal at ABC Studios and sold its first TV project, a contemporary re-imagining of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, to ABC. The project, Revenge, was picked up to pilot and then series and now, The New York Times is calling it, “Gossip Girl tailored to this economy, with just enough campy suspense to be enjoyable!”

I know, I know, the teenage Twilight flashbacks are inevitable, but, the reference does have a genuine reason; Temple Hill Entertainment was one of the studios behind the teen phenomena, Twilight!

I simply can’t wait for this Drop of Heaven!!!