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ABC is working on a comedy inspired by Crazy Rich Asians

ABC is looking to ride the Crazy Rich Asians wave of success.

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ABC is looking to ride the Crazy Rich Asians wave of success.

Thanks to the massive hit film Crazy Rich Asians, ABC is trying to ‘get a piece of that pie’. The network is looking to make a comedy series based on the recent romantic comedy. The hit film is based on the book by the same name.

ABC has handed out a script-plus-penalty commitment for an untitled comedy from writer Jessica Gao. This writer recently took home the best animated program Emmy for writing the “Pickle Rick” episode of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty.

According to the report the show will be a single camera one. It was pitched with the title Lazy Rich Asians and revolves around Janet Zhao. She is a first-generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family.

When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family. The same relatives she’s spent her life trying to keep at a distance.

“There are [Asian-centric] projects in development right now, but they’re not going to greenlight these things unless our movie does well. If our movie does well, four projects will go into production or at least get greenlighted within three weeks. If it doesn’t, they’re going to be in unknown states, and that’s scary,” said Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu in an intreview with The Hollywood Reporter.

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The t.v. project comes thanks to the success that the film itself has in a matter of weeks.

Crazy Rich Asians has done more than well.

The order for the comedy comes as Crazy Rich Asians has defied box-office expectations. The rom-com has grossed more than $164.3 million worldwide (with $135.8 million of that domestically). The budget for the movie was $30 million.

Gao will pen the script and executive produce the CBS Television Studios and Imagine TV effort. She will do so alongside the latter company’s Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo and Samie Kim Falvey.

The is no word yet for when the project could see the light of day.

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ALF reboot no longer moving foward

Alf appeared on the small screen back in the late 80’s.

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ALF, the hit sitcom centered a furry extraterrestrial, had a planned reboot. Now, TV Line is reporting that we won’t be seeing the Alien Life Form from Melmac any time soon as the project i s mostly likely ‘dead’.

“Cats far and wide can breathe a sigh of relief. I’m hearing the proposed reboot is not moving forward at this time after failing to attract a suitor”, mentions the section Ask Ausiello on the TV Line reports.

One of the concepts for the new series involved ALF “emerging from Area 51–where he has been held captive since the original series finale–and observing how much the world has changed since that time.”

Reports indicate that the death of the project is due to networks not being interested. This is kind of surprising because everyone seems to love reboots and remakes these days.

The show originally ran for four seasons and produced 99 episodes. This included three one-hour episodes that were divided into two parts for syndication, totaling 102 episodes.

Alf was a hit t.v. show back in the late 80’and early 90’s. It told the story of a smart-mouthed creature, ALF (aka Alien Life Form). He then crash-lands in a suburban garage, leaving his spaceship beyond repair. He’s ugly, he’s short, he’s got a bad attitude.

The family that found the alien took in the furry creature. He then proceeds to of course, comment on humankind and tries to eat the cat — a delicacy on his home planet of Melmac.

Back in August, word got out that Warner Bros. was looking to make either an ALF reboot or sequel.
ALF was created by Paul Fusco and Tom Patchett. Fusco was also the puppeteer and voice of ALF.

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Netflix cancels American Vandal after two seasons

American Vandal has been canceled at Netflix after two seasons, but it’s possible the show could move to a different network for season 3.

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Netflix has canceled true-crime documentary satire American Vandal just after two seasons.

American Vandal will not return for a third season. We’re very grateful to the creators, writers, cast and crew for bringing their innovative comedy to Netflix and to the fans and critics who embraced its unique and unconventional humor.”

The news comes after Netflix canceled Marvel series Iron Fist and Luke Cage after both aired their second seasons.

But fans shouldn’t be completely worried. This might not be the last we will see of Peter Maldonado and Sam Ecklund.

CBS TV Studios, which produced the series, has already received multiple incoming calls from buyers about potentially saving the series with a third season somewhere else, EW has learned.

That would be a first for a Netflix series, especially after the platform has become known for picking up series that would not get greenlit elsewhere.

The first season, which aired in September 2017, focused on an investigation at a Southern California high school into who drew dicks on 27 cars in the parking lot.

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Jimmy Tatro played Dylan Maxwell, who was accused of spray painting the genitalia at the beginning of the series.

The second season relocated to an elite private high school in Washington, and centered on who was behind a series of pranks involving laxatives by someone calling themselves the “Turd Burglar.”

The series was created by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda. Dan Lagana executive produced the series alongside Joe Farrell for Funny or Die and Ari Lubet, Josh Lieberman and Michael Rotenberg for 3Arts.

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Steve Carell Set as Male Lead in Apple’s Morning Show Drama

Steve Carell has joined the cast of Apple’s morning show drama starring and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.

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Nearly eight years after he left his iconic role on NBC’s The Office, actor Steve Carell is finally returning to television.

THR, has informed that Carell has signed on for a lead role in an untitled drama series from Apple, which is expected to launch via the company sometime next year.

The the still;-untitled Apple series revolves around the goings-on at a morning show. Carell will play play Mitch Kessler, a morning show anchor who is struggling to maintain relevance in a changing media landscape.

Announced last year, the project was the first drama series to be ordered by Apple and has been in the works for some time with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon starring and executive producing.

Mimi Leder (The Leftovers)is directing with Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights, Bates Motel)serving as writer, executive producer and showrunner. CNN’s Brian Stelter is consulting on the show, with his book, Top of the Morning, providing additional background material. Lauren Levy Neustadter, Michael Ellenberg and Kristin Hahn are also executive producers.

No premiere date has been announced.

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