• BET Unveils ‘Boomerang' Reboot, Don Cornelius Bio Series as Cabler Boosts Original Programs

    3 days ago - By Variety

    BET has ordered five new scripted series and six unscripted projects for the upcoming season. The slate includes a comedy remake inspired by the 1992 pic “Boomerang” and a look at the life of “Soul Train” maestro Don Cornelius. BET unveiled its 2018-19 season programming slate on Tuesday amid the crush of cable upfront presentations...
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  • OWN Orders 2 Series From Will Packer

    3 days ago - By Variety

    OWN has ordered two new series from executive producer Will Packer and his company Will Packer Media. The first, “Ambitions” is a soap opera-style drama from Lionsgate. the second, “Ready to Love,” is an unscripted dating series. Packer will exec produce for both series. The new shows are the first television series to be created...
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  • Comedy Central Greenlights ‘Comedy Cellar,' Arturo Castro Series; Orders David Spade Pilot

    3 days ago - By Variety

    Comedy Central said it greenlit two new series and ordered five pilots as part of its 2018-2019 development slate, readying a stand-up series centered around New York's Comedy Cellar and preparing a new showcase for Latino comedian Arturo Castro. “Alternatino with Arturo Castro” stars Arturo Castro and is directed by Nick Jasenovec. The sketch show is based...
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