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Jim Parsons-Produced Comedy ‘The Monarchy Is Going To S***’ From Amy Reed In The Works At Quibi

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Exclusive: Quibi has put into development The Monarchy Is Going to S***, a comedy from writer Amy Reed (Diary of a Female President), Jim Parsons’ That’s Wonderful Productions and Warner Bros. TV.

Written by Reed, The Monarchy Is Going To S*** is set in the modern-day kingdom of Andova, where the lives of twin princesses are thrown into utter disarray when the King’s newly discovered illegitimate son is named as the rightful heir to the throne. But the two irreverent princesses won’t exactly go away quietly, not when they believe The Monarchy Is Going To S***.

Reed executive produces with That’s Wonderful’s Parsons and Todd Spiewak. Eric Norsoph, That’s Wonderful’s Head of Production and Development, co-executive produces and will oversee the project for the production company. Warner Bros. TV, where That’s Wonderful is under a deal, is the studio.

Reed is currently
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‘Big Bang’s Mayim Bialik & Jim Parsons Reteam For Fox Comedy Series ‘Carla’ Based On UK’s ‘Miranda’

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‘Big Bang’s Mayim Bialik & Jim Parsons Reteam For Fox Comedy Series ‘Carla’ Based On UK’s ‘Miranda’
Shamy is back! The Big Bang Theory stars Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik, who played adorably nerdy couple Sheldon and Amy on the it CBS sitcom, have partnered for Carla, a new multi-camera comedy from Big Bang studio Warner Bros. TV based on Miranda Hart’s BBC series Miranda.

In a highly competitive situation, with all broadcast networks bidding, the project, starring and executive produced by Bialik and executive produced by Parsons, just landed at Fox with a series order for fall 2020. The network’s willingness to step up in a big way erases any doubt about its commitment to live-action comedy under CEO Charlie Collier and Entertainment President Michael Thorn.

On the show, written by Darlene Hunt, Carla (Bialik) is a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you Cannot have everything you want — and still be happy. Which is why she
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Sbs and Screen Australia partner on scripted short-form initiative

‘Homecoming Queens’ and ‘Robbie Hood’.

Sbs has teamed up with Screen Australia to launch Digital Originals, a new initiative aimed at producing scripted short-form projects for Sbs On Demand.

Up to 10 writers and projects reflecting Australia’s diversity will be invited to attend a workshop with a focus on short-form narrative writing skills, mentored by Australian director and producer Anna Dokoza and Ryan O’Connell, writer, producer and star of the Emmy-nominated Netflix short-form series, Special. Up to three projects will go into further development and production with Sbs and Screen Australia.

Sbs regards the program as an evolution of its Short-Form Content Initiative, with the focus on providing opportunities and support for writers from diverse backgrounds currently under-represented in the sector including, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (Cald) backgrounds, people living with a disability, females, those who identify as Lgbtiq+ and gender diverse,
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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of Cable & Streaming TV Shows (S-z)

Here's the status of TV shows like Saints & Sinners, Sally4Ever, Sandman, Santa Clarita Diet, Schitt's Creek, School of Rock, Scream, Search Party, Second City, Secure and Hold, See, Sense8, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Seven Seconds, Sex Education, Shadowhunters, Shameless, The Shannara Chronicles, Sharp Objects, She’s Gotta Have It, Shogun, Shooter, Shrill, Shut Eye, Silicon Valley, The Sinner, Siren, Six, Slasher, Small Axe, Smilf, Snatch, Sneaky Pete, Snowfall, Snowpiercer, The Society, Solar Opposites, The Son, South Park, South Side, The Spanish Princess, Special, Spinning Out, The Split, Spotless, Stan Against Evil, Star Falls, Stargirl, Stranger Things, Strike Back, Stuck in the Middle, Succession, Suits, SuperMansion, Superstition, Survivor's Remorse, Swamp Thing, The Swans of Fifth Avenue, Swedish Dicks, Sweet Magnolias, Sweetbitter, Sydney to the Max, Taboo, Tacoma Fd, Tales from the Loop, Tarantula, Teachers, Team Kaylie, Tell Me Your Secrets, The Terror, That’s So Raven, This Close, This Functional Family,
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Opinionated: The Raw and SmackDown Slump

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It’s indisputable that WWE put out an incredibly vast amount of content. Just in a week, and not mentioning their social media content or original WWE Network programming, we see Raw, SmackDown, Nxt, Nxt UK, 205 Live and more. We get at least one, sometimes more than one, PPV or Special each month too. That’s A Lot of content. That’s a lot of wrestling.

Now, I love some of what WWE put out. I am a big fan of Nxt and Nxt UK. I love watching 205 Live. I tune in to every show and hope to see something special, something exciting, something entertaining. It doesn’t always happen, and in fact… recently, when it comes to the main shows of Raw and SmackDown, it feels a bit on the stale side, a touch too same-old, and lacking the spark that we, as fans, know WWE are capable of creating.
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