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    PromaxBDA: Highlights from the 2018 Conference

    Last week, from June 11 to June 14, was the PromaxBDA 2018 Conference at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Learn, create and connect: it was a potpourri of attendees and represented companies including ABC, Amazon Studios, AMC Networks, A+E Networks, AT&T Entertainment Group, BBC, Bell Media, BET Networks, Bravo, CBS, CNN, Comedy Central, […]

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    Showtime Orders Comedy ‘Black Monday’

    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 […]

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    Starz Renews Drama ‘Vida’ for Season 2

    Starz has issued a renewal for a second season of half-hour drama “Vida” just days after it wrapped production on season one. Debuting on May 6, 2018, “Vida” follows two Mexican-American sisters (Melissa Barerra and Mishel Prada) from the Eastside of Los Angeles  who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them […]

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    Showtime to Develop Half-Hour Dramedy About Swingers

    Showtime is developing a half-hour dramedy series about swingers with actor-writer Alanna Thompson and producer and distributor Dynamic Television. Created by Thompson, the still untitled potential series will be presented from three perspectives: a monogamous couple, an open couple and two singles who meet and fall in love at a swingers’ party. Dynamic’s Daniel March, Holly […]

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    Showtime Orders Drama ‘City on a Hill’

    Showtime has ordered 12-episodes of the drama series “City on a Hill,” starring Kevin Bacon (“The Following”) and Aldis Hodge (“Underground”).  Created by Chuck MacLean (“Boston Strangler”), “City on a Hill” is based on an idea by Ben Ajjleck. The logline: In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in […]

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    Showtime Orders Docu-Comedy ‘Just Another Immigrant’

    Showtime has announced the premiere of “Just Another Immigrant,” a new docu-comedy unscripted series centered around UK comedian Romesh Ranganathan, The logline: “Just Another Immigrant” follows UK stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan as he uproots his entire family – his supportive wife, their three kids, his Sri Lankan mother and his eccentric uncle – and immigrates to the […]

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    Showtime Renews Drama ‘Billions’ for Season Four

    Showtime has picked up a fourth season of drama “Billions,” with an unconfirmed number of new episodes for 2018-19. Debuting on Jan. 17, 2016 and starring Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis, the series series is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District […]

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    Showtime Extends Order for ‘Our Cartoon President’

    Showtime has extended the order of its recently introduced half-hour animated series “Our Cartoon President,” with an order for seven new episodes. Executive produced by Stephen Colbert, showrunner R.J. Fried and “Late Show” executive producer Chris Licht, “Our Cartoon President” looks to open the White House doors doors for a satirical look at a typical day in Donald Trump’s world,  […]

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