Monday, January 28, 2019

Development News - Amazon Orders Pilot for Comedy 'Half-Empty' Created by and Starring Cazzie David; Plus 5 More Updates!

Development News - January 28, 2019

ABC's The Baker and the Beauty & Until the Wedding; Amazon's Half-Empty; FOX's Prodigal Son; NBC's Untitled Kal Penn; and USA's Erase.

  • THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY (Drama) - Written by Dean Georgaris (The Brave). Directed by David Frankel (Manifest). Executive produced by Georgaris, Frankel, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan. Produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios. Logline: The story of an unlikely romance between a blue-collar baker and an international superstar. Theirs is a relationship that not only upends their own lives, but the lives of their two very different families. Based on an Israeli format.
  • UNTIL THE WEDDING (Drama) - Written by Becky Mode (Smash). Executive produced by Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Alon Aranya, Avner Bernheimer, Anat Weizman and Avi Zvi. Produced by ABC Studios, Timberman-Beverly Productions, Paper Plane Productions and Reshet Media. Logline: The story of how one couple's decision to get married can affect everyone in their lives. The show will explore the intimate relationships of a group of friends and family as they are forced to reckon with their own romantic lives and come to terms with the realities of love and marriage. Based on an Israeli format.
  • ERASE (Drama) - Written by Denis Leary and Alex Cary. Executive produced by Leary, Cary and Jim Serpico. Produced by Universal Cable Productions and Apostle Pictures. Starring Denis Leary, Callie Thorne, Christine Evangelista, Eric Nelsen, Donald Faison and Elaine Hendrix.
  • HALF-EMPTY (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by and starring Cazzie David - the daughter of Curb Your Enthusiasm's Larry David. Executive produced by David, Elisa Kalani (who co-wrote the pilot), Sarah Heyward (who would serve as showrunner should the pilot move to series), Sue Naegle, Ali Krug and Augustine Frizzell (who will direct the pilot). Produced by Annapurna Television and Endeavor Content. Logline: A sardonic college student's (David) overactive imagination leads to catastrophic thinking and an endless chain of social disasters.
  • PRODIGAL SON (Drama) - Written by Deception's Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver. Executive produced by Fedak, Sklaver, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Logline: Malcolm Bright has a gift. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. Why? His father was one of the worst - a notorious serial killer called "The Surgeon." That's why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He will use his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother, annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son, and his own constantly evolving neuroses.
  • UNTITLED KAL PENN PROJECT (Comedy, Single Camera) - Starring Kal Penn (House, Designated Survivor). Written by Penn and Matt Murray. Executive produced by Penn, Murray, Mike Schur, Dan Spilo and David Miner. Produced by Universal Television, 3 Arts Entertainment, Fremulon and Industry Entertainment. Logline: Former New York City Councilman Garrett Shah (Penn) finds his calling when faced with six recent immigrants in need of his help and in search of the American Dream.