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 ‚Äô80s 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

Melrose Place 3.0?!

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You got that right!
4616 Melrose Place ¬†is yet again bought by The CW, this time¬†nearing a deal to acquire upcoming Canadian soap¬†The L.A. Complex. In addition to that, the network will produce 7 more episodes to the 6 already produced episodes, bringing the total to a 13-episode arc! Its¬†predecessors, Melrose Place (1992) and Melrose Place (2009), are one of the few in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise, the latter was the network’s previous attempt at resurrecting¬†the original FOX drama, but, ended up with the new show being cancelled after just 18 episodes!

In the spirit of Melrose Place, L.A. Complex revolves around twenty-somethings living in the same LA apartment complex as they try to make it in Tinseltown. The series features an international cast: Jonathan Patrick Moore (from Neighbors) as Connor, a breakout Australian with a dark past; Cassie Steele ( of Degrassi) as Abby, a Toronto girl ready to fight to get to the top in Hollywood; Joe Dinicol (from Life With Derek) as Nick, a nice-guy comedian; Chelan Simmons (of Kyle XY) as Alicia, a dancer who will do whatever it takes to make ends meet; and Benjamin Charles Watson (from Soul) as Tariq, a talented hip-hop artist from Montreal working as an intern.

Created by Canadian writer-producer Martin Gero, L.A. Complex is expected to be a key piece of a full-fledged summer original slate.

Only time will tell if an “international” cast is able to bring life back into¬†4616 Melrose Place!!!

The Secret Circle of Inglorious Basterds…..?!?!

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Can you even imagine it…?!

This will make you! Read On:

Hobgoblin“, HBO‘s upcoming drama pilot in development,¬†is about a group of con men and magicians who use their skills of deception to help defeat Hitler and the Germans during WWII,¬†to be written by Michael Chabon and his wife, Ayelet Waldman.

¬†Darren Aronofsky, the award-winning director of Black Swan, is on board to direct the Pilot!¬†He was originally contracted to direct FOX‘s “The Wolverine“, the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine“, but dropped out due to time constraints.

¬†Michael Chabon is a sought-after script doctor and the author of novels including “Wonder Boys“, which was adapted into a feature film starring Michael Douglas in 2000. He and director Andrew Stanton adapted Edgar Rice Burroughs novel “John Carter of Mars” for Disney, set for release in March.

¬†Ayelet Waldman has penned fiction and nonfiction, including “Bad Mother” and “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits“, the latter of which was adapted into the 2009 Natalie Portman starrer “The Other Woman.” She also writes periodically for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

Aronofsky, Chabon and Waldman will executive produce with John Lesher and Adam Kassan.

Uff! With a crew so powerful, lets hope the Basterds deliver!