“Pitch Perfect” star Anna Kendrick is leading and executive producing an upcoming series on the new streaming platform HBO Max. “Love Live” is billed as a romantic comedy anthology with director and writer Paul Feig also attached.
Production has started on the Netflix single-camera family show “The Baby-Sitters Club” in Vancouver. Alicia Silverstone (“Clueless) will lead the series alongside Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains”), the streaming platform announced in a press release.
Despite confirmed for its sixth and final season this fall, it is apparently not yet the end for “Empire” on FOX. Network boss Charlie Collier said that they are open to the possibility of spinning off the series with creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.
“Fresh Off the Boat” might expand with a spinoff on ABC as the original series enters into its sixth season. The new show will reportedly feature a new immigrant family and will be steered by writer and producer Rachna Fruchbom.
ABC is pushing forward with the live musical production of “The Little Mermaid” on television. The networks has picked “Moana” voice actress Auli’i Cravalho to star as Ariel and she will be joined by Queen Latifa as the sea witch Ursula and Shaggy as Ariel’s best friend the red lobster Sebastian.
With “Arrow” set to end with season 8 early next year, The CW has started looking for a replacement to the series. The network president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that they are looking into a spinoff or a development of a new DC show to continue the Arrowverse franchise.
There will be no new iterations of the 1990s teen series “Dawson’s Creek” and the 2000s female-led drama “Desperate Housewives.” Creators Kevin Williamson (for “Dawson’s Creek”) and Marc Cherry (for “Desperate Housewives”) nixed the ideas while promoting their new shows at the Television Critics Association panel.
Another movie actor is joining the TV world and it’s no less than The Dude, Jeff Bridges, who will play a retired CIA offer in the FX drama “This Old Man.”
Two dramas have recently scored a renewal on cable. “Animal Kingdom” is getting a fifth season on TNT, while “Younger” will return for a seventh season on TV Land. Both shows are running their current seasons this summer.
The upcoming “Perry Mason” detective drama series, which comes from Robert Downey Jr.’s production house, has rounded up a big cast list. Set in 1930s Los Angeles, the limited series will star Matthew Rhys as the titular character.