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Showtime Orders Comedy ‘Black Monday’

Ten Episodes Ordered of the Don Cheadle Series

Showtime has ordered 10 episodes of comedy series “Black Monday,” starring and executive produced by Don Cheadle who was a staple for five seasons on the cable net’s “House of Lies.” The logline: “Black Monday” takes us back to October 19, 1987 — aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it … until now. It’s the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley’s birthday party and the glass ceiling.

The cast includes Andrew Rannells (“Girls”) and Regina Hall (“Girls Trip”). The series was created by David Caspe (“Happy Endings”) and Jordan Cahan (“My Best Friend’s Girl”), who will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (“Preacher,” “Superbad”), who will also executive produce, directed the pilot

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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