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Amazon Eyes Revival of ‘The Tick’

Original Version Aired on Fox in the 2001-02 TV Season

Amazon has ordered a pilot from Sony Pictures TV for an update on cult favorite comedy/fantasy “The Tick,” which aired on Fox for nine episodes in the 2001-02 TV season and is based on Ben Edlund’s comic book character. It starred Patrick Warburton, who is headlining upcoming NBC comedy “Crowded” and will not be returning. Played for laughed, the original version of “The Tick,” which also starred Nestor Carbonell (“Bates Motel”), David Burke (“Brothers & Sisters”) and Liz Vassey (“All My Children”), told the tale of a simple-minded klutzy superhero in blue muscle-laden suit (Warburton) whose commentary consisted of bizarre absurdities.

Ben Edlund, who created the 2001 live-action Fox comedy as well as the 1994 animated series, will return as writer and executive producer. Griffin Newman (“Vinyl”) and Valorie Curry (“House of Lies,” “The Following”) have been cast so far.

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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