Friday, November 11, 2016

Development News - TV Land Passes on 'First Wives Club'; Freeform Rescinds Series Order for 'Nicki'

Development News - November 11, 2016

Freeform's Nicki and TV Land's First Wives Club.

  • The cable network has passed on the comedy pilot written by Rebecca Addelman as a reboot of the 1996 film of the same name. The project may be redeveloped. The news comes a few days after another pilot in contention at TV Land - comedy American Woman starring Alicia Silverstone - was picked up to series. First Wives Club starred Alyson Hannigan, Megan Hilty and Vanessa Lachey.
  • After being given a series commitment in September 2015 and a pilot being shot in January 2016, the cable network has rescinded the series order for the comedy based on the life of Nicki Minaj. The project will be redeveloped. Kate Angelo wrote the pilot, which was directed by Tim Story. The cast included Ariana Neal, Selita Ebanks, McCarrie McCausland, Wesley Jonathan and guest star Whoopi Goldberg.