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‘Whites’ Comedy Based On UK Series From Matt Tarses & Will Arnett Set At NBC

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NBC has put in development Whites, a comedy based on the UK format, from Matt Tarses (Scrubs), Will Arnett and Sony Pictures TV, where Tarses and Arnett’s Electric Avenue banner are under deals.

Written by Tarses, Whites’ U.S. adaptation is set in the fast-paced and hilarious kitchen at a beautiful restaurant in upstate New York. Roland White, a disgraced wunderkind of the New York culinary scene, has spent the past three years here in exile, and things are complicated when the owner hires Emily, a new pastry chef who is as gluten-free, farm-to-table and gender-neutral-pronoun-using as anyone on the planet.

Tarses executive produces with Arnett, his producing partner Marc Forman, Peter Principato of Artists First and the original series’ creators Oliver Lansley and Matt King.

Lansley and King’s Whites, starring Alan Davies as the executive chef at a country house hotel, had a
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‘The Sinner': Elisha Henig Cast as Series Regular in Season 2

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‘The Sinner': Elisha Henig Cast as Series Regular in Season 2
Elisha Henig has been cast as a series regular in Season 2 of USA’s “The Sinner,” the network said Tuesday.

The “Alex, Inc.” alum will play Julian, who is described as “a bright but peculiar young boy on the brink of adolescence who is from a sheltered, unconventional background and is now thrust into the outside world.”

Carrie Coon has already been cast in the lead role of Vera, a mysterious woman who struggles between leading her community and fulfilling her own desires. Natalie Paul (“The Deuce”) will play detective-in-training Heather and Hannah Gross (“Mindhunters”) will play Heather’s high school best friend, Marin, who disappeared years ago.

Jessica Biel, who starred in Season 1, will continue to executive produce along with Derek Simonds, Charlie Gogolak, Michelle Purple, Brad Winters and John Coles. Season 2 is set to premiere this August.
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TV Ratings: 'Empire' Goes Out on Top, Finales Hold

TV Ratings: 'Empire' Goes Out on Top, Finales Hold
On Wednesday night, Empire managed to stay on top with aduts 18 to 49, nabbing a 1.6 rating in the key demo. The numbers are consistent with last week's metrics.

Elsewhere, the seasons finale of The Goldbergs, Modern Family and American Housewife remained steady with their previous week, albeit down from their 2017 finales. In addition, the since-canceled series Alex, Inc. and Designated Survivor both ticked up just a tenth with their series enders.

On The CW, Riverdale wrapped up with a 0.4 rating, landing even with both last week and last season's finale. Also steady with ...
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‘Quantico’ Moves To Fridays At ABC After Cancellation Announcement

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‘Quantico’ Moves To Fridays At ABC After Cancellation Announcement
After last week’s cancellation of Quantico, ABC has announced that the terrorism drama will finish out its third and final season on Friday nights.

Starting on May 25, Quantico will make its move from Thursday nights to Friday nights at 8 PM. The drama starring Priyanka Chopra is one of many ABC shows that got the ax last week. The ousted list includes Deception, The Crossing, Alex, Inc. as well as Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, The Mayor, Ten Days in the Valley and Marvel’s Inhumans.

Quantico, from ABC Studios and producer Mark Gordon, was a breakout when it debuted in fall 2015, setting delayed viewing lift records. But with its dense narrative and heavy serialization, the series started to lose momentum in the second half of its first season and continued to see declines though Season 2 and into Season 3.

It came down-to-the-wire last May for the drama series when it
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‘Alex Inc’ Canceled by ABC After One Season

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‘Alex Inc’ Canceled by ABC After One Season
ABC has canceled its freshman comedy “Alex, Inc.

The single-camera half-hour was based on Alex Blumber’s podcast entitled “StartUp” about a man who quits his job to start his own company. Zach Braff executive produced and starred in the series and also directed a few episodes.

The series also starred Michael Imperioli, Tiya Sircar, Hillary Anne Matthews, Elisha Henig and Audyssie James. Matt Tarses served as executive producer and writer; John Davis and John Fox were executive producers from Davis Entertainment; Blumberg, Chris Gilberti and Matt Lieber from Gimlet Media also executive produced in association with Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.

“Alex, Inc” averaged a lackluster 3.5 million total viewers and a 0.87 rating in the 18-49 demo.

ABC previously cancelled both “Quanitco” and “Designated Survivor” earlier on Friday, while freshman comedy “Splitting Up Together” had been renewed. ABC has also renewed “The Goldbergs,” “The Good Doctor,” “Grey’s Anatomy,
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Sony Pictures Television Promotes Casting Chief Dawn Steinberg

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Sony Pictures Television has promoted Dawn Steinberg to executive vice president, worldwide talent and casting. The move was announced Thursday in a memo to staff from Spt chairman Mike Hopkins.

In her new role, Steinberg will continue to oversee talent and casting on all U.S. productions. She will add oversight of international productions.

Steinberg joined Spt in 2003 as senior VP, talent and casting. She was previously a casting consultant for NBC Studios. She served as senior VP of talent and casting for Artists Television Group prior to joining NBC, and began her career casting Off-Broadway theater in New York.

Read the full memo from Hopkins below:

Good morning,

I am pleased to announce that Dawn Steinberg has been promoted to Evp, Worldwide Talent & Casting, adding international productions to her current responsibilities. In addition to overseeing talent and casting on our U.S. productions, Dawn will now also lend her
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Sony Pictures TV’s Dawn Steinberg Upped To Evp, Worldwide Talent & Casting

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Dawn Steinberg, a 15-year Sony Pictures Television veteran and longtime head of domestic casting, has been promoted to Evp, Worldwide Talent & Casting, adding international productions to her current responsibilities. The announcement was made this morning by Spt chairman Mike Hopkins.

Steinberg most recently served as Evp U.S. talent and casting, Spt, working closely with casting directors/producers and overseeing casting of all current Spt series, movies and miniseries, as well as Spt’s projects in development for network, cable and digital. In addition to shepherding talent and casting on Spt’s U.S. productions, Steinberg will now also oversee casting for series and limited series produced by all of Spt’s international production companies, including Left Bank Pictures, Playmaker Media, Teleset and Blueprint Pictures. She will continue to report to Jeff Frost, Chris Parnell and Jason Clodfelter on U.S. productions, and will also report to Wayne Garvie for international.
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Deception, Alex Inc: ABC Gives Low-Rated New Shows Special Airings

ABC is lending some help to some of its newer shows. This week, the network announced special airings for both Deception and Alex, Inc.A comedy, Alex, Inc. stars Zach Braff as Alex Schuman, a successful radio journalist who quits his job to start his own podcast company. The cast also includes Tiya Sircar, Hillary Anne Matthews, Michael Imperioli, Audyssie James, and Elisha Henig.Read More…
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Ratings: ABC’s ‘Alex, Inc’ Slips 18 Percent From Premiere

Ratings: ABC’s ‘Alex, Inc’ Slips 18 Percent From Premiere
Business isn’t exactly booming at ABC’s “Alex, Inc.” The Zach Braff sitcom slipped 18 percent in ratings versus its series debut last week.

Fox won Wednesday in the key demographic, but its hit show “Empire” declined 15 percent among adults 18-49.

CBS was No. 1 in total viewers.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 4.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Empire” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.7/8 and 5.5 million viewers. “Star” at 9 received a 1.3/5 and 4.3 million viewers.
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Zach Braff on ‘Alex, Inc.’ ‘Scrubs,’ and Returning to Network TV

From writer/executive producer Matt Tarses and director/executive producer Zach Braff, the ABC comedy series Alex, Inc., based on the podcast StartUp, follows Alex Schuman (Braff), a radio journalist, husband and father of two, who decides to quit his job and start his own company. He quickly discovers that success is going to be a lot harder than he thought, and that he needs the help of his overenthusiastic producer, Deirdre (Hillary Anne Matthews), and his second cousin, Eddie (Michael Imperioli), if he’s going to keep his marriage and family (Tiya Sircar, Audyssie James and Elisha Henig) a …
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Chicago P.D. Vet Sophia Bush to Guest on Zach Braff's ABC Comedy Alex, Inc.

Chicago P.D. Vet Sophia Bush to Guest on Zach Braff's ABC Comedy Alex, Inc.
Sophia Bush is looking for laughs in her first post-Chicago P.D. TV gig.

The actress will guest-star on ABC’s upcoming Zach Braff-fronted comedy Alex, Inc., TVGuide.com reports.

The midseason show centers around family man and journalist Alex (Braff), who leaves his radio job to start a podcasting company. Bush — who exited P.D. after four seasons last May — will play Vanessa Stanhope, a well-known radio host who spars with Braff’s character. (An airdate for Bush’s episode hasn’t been set yet.)

Additionally, Emmy nominee Matt Walsh (Veep) will appear in an episode as a detective
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Top Podcast Network Gimlet Media Launches Film And TV Division

Brooklyn-based podcast network Gimlet Media, which creates popular audio narratives like Reply All and Crimetown, is officially moving into the film and TV world.

The company has launched a new division, Gimlet Pictures, as three of the its podcasts are currently being developed into series and features. These include an Amazon show based on the psychological thriller Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts; ABC’s Alex, Inc. -- starring Zach Braff and based on Gimlet founder Alex Blumberg’s own entrepreneurial journey, as well as an episode of StartUp; and the Robert Downey Jr.-starring feature Man Of The People from Annapurna Pictures, which takes its inspiration from an episode of Reply All. That film will be directed by Richard Linklater.

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Podcaster Gimlet Media Launches Film & TV Division Headed By Chris Giliberti

Podcast network Gimlet Media is establishing a footprint in film and television with the launch of Gimlet Pictures, a new film and TV arm headed by the company’s Chris Giliberti. The new unit under the Gimlet Media umbrella formalizes the digital company’s recent forays in TV and film with two high-profile TV series — Amazon’s Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts, ABC’s Alex, Inc., toplined by Zach Braff — and the Annapurna feature Man of the People, headlined by Robert…
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Podcaster Gimlet Media Launches Film & TV Division Headed By Chris Giliberti

Podcast network Gimlet Media is establishing a footprint in film and television with the launch of Gimlet Pictures, a new film and TV arm headed by the company’s Chris Giliberti. The new unit under the Gimlet Media umbrella formalizes the digital company’s recent forays in TV and film with two high-profile TV series — Amazon’s Homecoming, starring Julia Roberts, ABC’s Alex, Inc., toplined by Zach Braff — and the Annapurna feature Man of the People, headlined by Robert…
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‘Alex, Inc.’ Trailer Reveals Zach Braff’s Return to TV in New ABC Comedy Series

ABC has released a trailer for the upcoming comedy series Alex, Inc., which is notable in that it marks Scrubs actor Zach Braff’s return to a series regular TV role for the first time since that beloved sitcom came to a close in 2010. Alex, Inc. is based on a podcast called StartUp, which tracked Alex Blumberg’s attempt to launch his own company with Gimlet Media. In Alex, Inc., Braff plays Alex Schuman, a radio journalist, husband, and father who decides to quit his job and launch his own company. He documents the experience via podcast. Matt Tarses, …
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Zach Braff Comedy Series "Alex, Inc." Coming to ABC in March

Zach Braff Comedy Series
Dr. John "J.D." Dorian is returning to ABC -- or, at least Zach Braff is. The Alphabet Network has announced that Braff's new comedy series -- Alex, Inc. -- will debut on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 8:30 pm. It will take the place of Speechless, which will wrap its 18 episode second season on March 21st. Here's 's description of the Alex, Inc. TV show, as well as some first look images: Based on Alex Blumberg’s successful podcast “StartUp,” comedy series “Alex, Inc.” is all about the things that happen – the good, the bad and the ugly – when a journalist and family man quits his job to start his own company. He quickly discovers it’s going to be a lot harder than he thought.
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‘Scrubs’ Duo Zach Braff & Matt Tarses Discuss New “Meta” Comedy ‘Alex, Inc.’ – TCA

‘Scrubs’ Duo Zach Braff & Matt Tarses Discuss New “Meta” Comedy ‘Alex, Inc.’ – TCA
From Zach Braff and Matt Tarses–the team that brought you Scrubs–comes a new ABC single-camera comedy Alex, Inc. Inspired by the podcast StartUp, it stars Braff in the role of radio journalist Alex Schuman, who quit his job to start his own company and podcast his way through the experience. "This is inspired by a very true story of a man named Alex Blumberg who left This American Life, because he had this idea that no one had quite yet mastered how to monetize a…
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ABC Sets Midseason Schedule: What's on the Move?

ABC is the latest network to firm up its midseason schedule, and there are some shockers.

For a start, American Idol will take up residence on two nights instead of one. The network previously stated the show will air Sunday nights.

But it will now air on Monday nights in addition to Sundays. This move also means that Dancing With the Stars will return later than usual.

The veteran dancing competition series will debut an all-athlete season April 30.

On the scripted side of things, Quantico will be joining the Shondaland ladies on Thursday nights after Scandal wraps its seventh and final season.

The rejigged version of the espionage drama will bow April 26. The Grey's Anatomy spinoff will also take on the 9/8c slot when it debuts March 22.

The series has yet to receive a title, and it's getting ridiculous at this stage. It is taking over Scandal's slot so that
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‘Lore’: Watch the Disturbing True Story of a Man Who Sacrificed Himself for Spiritualistic Science — Exclusive

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‘Lore’: Watch the Disturbing True Story of a Man Who Sacrificed Himself for Spiritualistic Science — Exclusive
True crime and supernatural enthusiasts alike can get on board with Amazon’s latest series, “Lore,” premiering this Friday, October 13. The six-episode series, based on Aaron Mahnke’s brilliantly chilling podcast of the same name, will bring the most unsettling folklore to life.

In a recently released video teaser, Aaron Mahnke narrates the story of a man named Thomas Bradford, an engineer and psychic who was so devoted to his studies around the afterlife that he killed himself. However, he did so with a specific purpose that could only be achieved once he had died.

In the video below, it’s easy to see how “Lore” transitioned from podcast to TV show. From haunted dolls to possessed daughters, “Lore” tells the terrifying tales of the past and present. The most unnerving part about it all? Every story is true. In each episode, Mahnke’s calm demeanor introduces a common truth
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Zach Braff returns to the small screen with first teaser for new comedy series Alex, Inc.

Having announced a series order earlier this week, ABC has now unveiled the first teaser for the upcoming Zach Braff-headlined single camera comedy series Alex, Inc. (formerly titled Start Up). Check it out here…

“Inspired by the podcast StartUp, Alex Schuman (Zach Braff, Scrubs) is a brilliant radio journalist, husband and father of two who is about to do something crazy—quit his job and start his own company. He quickly discovers it’s going to be a lot harder than he thought.”

Braff, who also directed the pilot, will be joined in the cast of the series by Tiya Sircar (Star Wars Rebels), Hillary Anne Matthews (Single by 30), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos), Elisha Henig (Future World) and Audyssie James (Sesame Street).
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