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The best reason we know to learn Spanish:

Yeah, we know there are subtitles: Watch it again and read the damn things ‘cuz:

  • This dood can write
  • This video is funny

Thanks to David Galan Galindo

Fox Buys a “Character-Driven Cop Drama”

“Character-driven?” Whenever we hear that label used on a cop show procedural we think of the Helen Mirren UK version of PRIME SUSPECT. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this could be at least half as good?

That’s Chris Levinson 2nd from left, with, um, her posse?


Fox Buys Detective Drama From Writer Chris Levinson And Chernin Entertainment – by Nellie Andreeva (Deadline.Com)

Fox has made a premium script deal for a character-driven cop-drama from Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Written by Chris Levinson (Touch), the untitled project centers on a major crimes detective who starts slowly losing his memory. Faced with the prospect of losing his career and family, the cop ends up putting his entire life under surveillance. What begins as an effort to restore missing pieces of his waking hours becomes a 24/7 window into a world where nothing is ever as it appears. WME-repped Levinson executive produces with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope. The project stems from a two-script deal Levinson inked with Chernin Entertainment last year. She most recently served as a co-executive producer on the Chernin/20th TV drama series for Fox Touch. Her series credits also include Law & Order and Lone Star.

More NBC Development Deals

Seth Meyers and some producer he’s working with

‘SNL’s’ Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels Developing NBC Brothers Comedy – by Lesley Goldberg

The network also picked up a script centered on a high-end Los Angeles hotel from the screenwriter of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

NBC’s 2013-14 development season is in full swing, with the network giving script orders to a brothers comedy and hotel drama.

The untitled brothers effort is a multicamera comedy from Saturday Night Live‘s Seth Meyers and his younger brother, Josh Meyers (Mad TV).

The duo will write and executive produce alongsideThe Colbert Report‘s Peter Grosz, with SNL‘sLorne Michaels on board to executive produce the Universal Television project through his Broadway Video shingle…

Hotel California, from Universal Television, revolves around a high-end Los Angeles hotel and its general manager and permanent resident Jamie Jones, who’s determined to keep the property as “the place to stay” in the city.

Ol Parker, the screenwriter behind The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, will pen the script….

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HOTEL CALIFORNIA? WTF? Do the Eagles know about this? What about Don Henley?

Inquiring minds need to know…

LB: Watch Closely – New Paradigm Shaping Up

by Larry Brody

Or, as Teal’c used to say: “Fascinating.”

Penguin’s Author Solutions Signs First-Look Deal with Thruline Entertainment – by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Self-publishing firm Author Solutions, which was recently acquired by Penguin Group’s parent for $116 million, has closed a first-look partnership with management/production company Thruline Entertainment. Under the pact, Thruline and its production division Tagline (Psych) will have first crack at all coverages, treatments, and screenplays developed though ASI’s Book-to-Screen and Hollywood Trailer services with an eye at turning them into feature film or television projects.

ASI and Thruline are already working on two adaptations via Author Solutions’ million-dollar development fund: the teen-thriller Hide and Seek, adapted by screenwriter John Swetnam (Evidence), is being shopped, and horror novella Hush is in the process of being adapted by screenwriter Ben Ketai (30 Days of Night: Dark Days). Additionally, Tagline is already developing a television series based on a title that came through the ASI pipeline: Searching for Sassy by author Alyson Mead.

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To get the full benefit of the article above, it helps to know a little something about Author Solutions, so take a look.

Oh, wait, I typed too fast. It was Spock who said, “Fascinating.” Teal’c said, “Indeed.”

Or to quote Maynard G. Krebs on a series older than either STAR TREK or STARGATE: SGI (but without “Star” in its title): “Cool, daddy.”

The breadth of my TV knowledge appalls amazes me

“Veteran” Comedy Writer Gets Series Go-Ahead from Nick At Night

There’s something about the word “veteran” that just gets the blood flowing, you know? Even though, in showbiz, it’s probably a euphemism for “really, really, really old.”

So we’re glad to report that there’s no sign of age discrimination at Nick.

Nick At Nite Comedy Pilot ‘Wendell & Vinnie’ Picked Up To Series With 20-Episode Order – by Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVENick at Nite is going 2-for-2 with its original pilots. I’ve learned that the Nickelodeon nighttime channel has picked up comedy pilot Wendell And Vinnie starring Jerry Trainor to series. Nick at Nite has ordered 20 episodes from the project, written by comedy veteran Jay Kogen (Frasier) and executive produced by Aaron Kaplan (Terra Nova). Wendell And Vinnie is Nick at Nite’s second comedy pilot. The first, the Scott Baio-starring Daddy’s Homereceived a 20-episode orderback in March.

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Did you see that video? Jay Kogen looks pretty darn good for his age.