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ABC Gives Put Pilot Commitment to ‘Love Me’ From ‘Life Sentence’ Creators and Elizabeth Banks

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ABC has given a put pilot commitment to “Love Me,” a one-hour drama from “Life Sentence” creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, and Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman’s Brownstone Productions, a rep for ABC told TheWrap.

According to ABC, “Love Me” follows the stories of a multi-generational family in Chicago as they search for love in our increasingly detached digital world, and explores how their unconditional love for one another helps them navigate the highs and lows of it all.

The project is based on the Swedish format from “Welcome To Sweden,” whose co-creator and star Josephine Bornebusch will executive produce. Warner Bros. TV, which houses Cardillo and Keith’s In Good Company banner, is also attached. Cardillo and Keith write and executive produce, along with Banks and Handelman. Brownstone’s Dannah Shinder will co-executive produce.

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‘Shades of Blue’ Creator Adi Hasak Teams With Scandinavian Svod Viaplay & Kew Media On Munich Massacre Drama Series

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‘Shades of Blue’ Creator Adi Hasak Teams With Scandinavian Svod Viaplay & Kew Media On Munich Massacre Drama Series
Exclusive: Shades of Blue creator Adi Hasak has a new series. Margeaux, an international drama about the Munich Olympic massacre, hails from Scandinavian Svod service Viaplay and Leaving Neverland distributor Kew Media.

The drama is told from the point of view of an Israeli Mossad psychologist as well as the Palestinian co-ordinator behind the attack. The series will be produced in multiple languages, including Hebrew, Arabic, English and German.

Margeaux, which is set to set production this fall, is the latest straight-to-series order for the Netherlands-born, Israeli-raised Hasak. It follows the Jennifer Lopez-fronted cop drama Shades of Blue, which ran for three seasons on NBC, as well as Hasak’s adaptation of Norwegian crime thriller Øyevitne as Eyewitness for USA Network. He is also developing a U.S. remake of German drama The Last Cop with Red Arrow Studios International and Universal Television. Additionally, Hasak has teamed up with Dynamic TV for a U.
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‘Welcome To Sweden’ Star Josephine Bornebusch & ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ Actor Sverrir Gudnason Lead Nordic Series ‘Love Me’

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‘Welcome To Sweden’ Star Josephine Bornebusch & ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ Actor Sverrir Gudnason Lead Nordic Series ‘Love Me’
Josephine Bornebusch (Welcome To Sweden) and Borg vs McEnroe and The Girl In The Spider’s Web star Sverrir Gudnason will star in six-part comedy-drama series Love Me (Älska Mig), from Nordic Entertainment Group (Nent).

Bornebusch writes and directs the series, which will examine how friendship, grief and romance intersect with love in the lives of three generations of people living in the Swedish capital Stockholm. The original show will premiere across the Nordic region in autumn 2019 on Nent Group’s streaming service Viaplay.

Johan Ulveson, La Langhammer, Gustav Lindh and Görel Crona co-star. Sofie Palage (Garden Lane) is producing the series for Warner Bros. International Television Production Sweden. Film Capital Stockholm co-produces and filming is already underway in Stockholm.

Jakob Mejlhede Andersen, Nent Group Evp and Head of Content, said, “This comedy drama has the pacing, production values and psychological depth associated with the very best Nordic drama productions,
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Hulu & eOne Ink Multi-Series Streaming Deal

Entertainment One and Hulu have sealed an exclusive streaming deal for multiple eOne series totaling 240 hours. The pact includes rights to dramatic thriller Cardinal, dramedy Gap Year and other series. Also included in the deal are the fish-out-of-water comedy Welcome to Sweden, series; The Dating Guy, a animated comedy about dating, sex and friendship with a twist; and Matador, the action-thriller from executive producer Robert Rodriguez; and the medical drama Saving Hop…
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Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Want to Laugh at Your Crafts

Will Hipsters Finally Get Their ‘American Idol’?

Reality-tv historians rightly remember Antiques Roadshow as one of the genre’s formative forebears. One of the earliest updates of the storied traveling freak show for the televisual medium, the venerable institution (the original British version dates to the very punk year of 1979) paved the way for cheap, glorious crap like the early rounds of American Idol, everything about Hoarders, and everything on Hgtv. But what if, instead of finding garbage in their attics, insufferable people made the garbage with their own two hands? What if NBC filmed it? That’s the question that hipster hero Amy Poehler and her production company, Paper Kite Productions, are asking in their sell of The Handmade Project, an “unscripted series” focused on competitive arts and crafts. To make things even more affable, she will be joined by Nick Offerman, her co-star on NBC’s hit Parks and Recreation. NBC
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‘Bonus Family’ Comedy Based On Swedish Format Set At NBC From Mandeville TV

NBC, which aired Welcome To Sweden for two seasons, is developing an U.S. version of a Swedish comedy produced by the same company. Bonus Family, based on Flx’s upcoming Bonusfamiljen, comes from former House of Lies executive producer David Walpert, ABC Studios and studio-based Mandeville TV. Written by Walpert, who will serve as showrunner, Bonus Family tells the story of Lisa and Patrick who experience the excitement and learning curve of a new relationship, as their…
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TVLine Items: Chicago Justice Names Boss, HBO's Lemonade Refill and More

TVLine Items: Chicago Justice Names Boss, HBO's Lemonade Refill and More
Chicago Justice will be served by a Law & Order vet.

Michael S. Chernuchin — who was an executive producer on Criminal Intent as well as the mother-ship series — has been named showrunner of NBC’s midseason Windy City-set spinoff, our sister site Deadline reports.

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In addition to overseeing L&O from 2002-04, Chernuchin was a producer on Black Sails, Canterbury’s Law and 24.

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* HBO will re-air Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade on Saturday, June 18, at 10/9c.
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Emmy spotlight: DirecTV launches 'You Me Her' in comedy races

Emmy spotlight: DirecTV launches 'You Me Her' in comedy races
DirecTV is back in the Emmy game with its new, 10-part comedy series “You Me Her,” which debuts tonight on the digital service's Audience Network and unspools to Emmy voters at a Q&A screening in New York City. The program is a saucy twist on the classic rom-com -- a “polyromantic” comedy centering on a three-way relationship between a sexually frustrated married couple and a girl-next-door escort they both fall for. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions "You Me Her" stars Greg Poehler ("Welcome to Sweden") and Rachel Blanchard (“Fargo”) as a couple who love each other, but yearn for more after years of fertility troubles and routine "robot sex." When they each connect with the same professional escort (Priscilla Faia), passions run strong and go far beyond lust. "You think this show is about the three-some, bu..."'
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Greg Poehler On ‘You Me Her’ Nude Scenes: Getting Them Cut Is ‘Much Worse Than Actually Shooting Them’

Greg Poehler, who broke out with sitcom Welcome To Sweden a couple of years ago, is returning to comedy in DirecTV’s new show You Me Her – which follows a married suburban couple that contemplates the idea of welcoming a third person into their marriage. Greg Poehler On ‘You Me Her’ In You Me Her, Poehler’s […]

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‘Spark’ ABC Pilot Casts Lena Olin & Tom Brittney

Lena Olin (Welcome To Sweden) and Tom Brittney (The Syndicate) are set as series regulars as mother and son in ABC pilot Spark, from writer Michael Cooney and producers Ian Sander & Kim Moses. Spark is a lavish primetime drama series of passion, greed and hope in a Steampunk reality, circa 2016. Set in an alternate history where gas and coal fuel the world, the drama centers on the battle for power between two rival families and a rebellious young woman with a spark of…
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Neve Campbell Shoots Down Party Of Five Reboot, Embraces Possibility For Scream 5

This one might hurt ’90s TV drama lovers particularly hard: in a recent interview with EW, actress Neve Campbell admitted she believes that the possibility of a return of the five Salinger siblings in Party of Five isn’t the best idea. Campbell confirmed that a return of the show is definitely not in the works, and nor — in her opinion — should it be.

“I don’t think that would make any sense,” she tells EW, laughing. “We’re all way older! That was a long time ago. We’ve all moved on, we all adore each other, and we’re still friends, but no, I don’t think that would make sense to do a reboot.”

Finally, someone with a little bit of reason in regards to the recent infatuation with reboots and sequel series. Although, Party of Five itself might be one of the least popular of the
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Criminal Minds: Aubrey Plaza Scores a Deadly Date With Reid — First Photo

Criminal Minds: Aubrey Plaza Scores a Deadly Date With Reid — First Photo
Aubrey Plaza is coming to CBS’ Criminal Minds for a game of Cat and mouse.

RelatedCBS Sets Dates for Criminal Minds Spinoff, New Wednesday Sitcom Block

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Parks and Recreation alum will guest-star in the 11th episode of Season 11, airing Jan. 13, as Grumpy Cat Adams.

In the midseason premiere, Reid (played by Matthew Gray Gubler) gets more than he bargained for during a date with Cat when she unexpectedly pulls a gun on him. The duo’s dinner becomes a game of wits when Cat discloses that she knows Reid is an FBI agent and
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NBC 2014-15 Season Ratings (updated 9/21/15)

After struggling for years in the ratings, it seems that NBC is really starting to turn things around. Of course, they still have their challenges. Which NBC TV shows will be cancelled and which will be renewed? Stay tuned!

NBC shows this season (so far): A to Z, About a Boy, Ad: The Bible Continues: Allegiance, America's Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, American Odyssey, Aquarius, Bad Judge, The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, The Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago Pd, Constantine, Dateline, Dateline Saturday Night Mystery, Grimm, Hannibal, Hollywood Game Night, I Can Do That, The Island, Last Comic Standing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Marry Me, Mr. Robinson, The Mysteries of Laura, The Night Shift, One Big Happy, Parenthood, Parks and Recreation, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, The Sing-Off, The Slap, State of Affairs, Undateable, The Voice, and Welcome to Sweden.

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On my radar: comedian Amy Poehler’s cultural highlights

The Us comedy star on the sadness of Bicycle Thieves, the soulfulness of Leon Bridges, Amy Schumer, Bradley Cooper and more

The polymathic comedian Amy Poehler is a 14-time Emmy nominee and all-round force of nature. She performed improv in Chicago and New York before joining the Saturday Night Live cast, often co-anchoring sketches with her friend and collaborator Tina Fey. She starred as the perky bureaucrat Leslie Knope in the sitcom Parks and Recreation, and co-hosted the Golden Globes for three years running alongside Fey. She’s executive producer on the sitcoms Welcome to Sweden and Broad City, and co-founded Smart Girls, an online community for young women. Last year, she published her memoir, Yes Please. Poehler, 43, voices the lead character Joy in the new Pixar film Inside Out.

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Patrick Duffy, Anne Archer Join Will Wallace’s Directorial Debut ‘Trafficked’ (Exclusive)

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Patrick Duffy, Anne Archer Join Will Wallace’s Directorial Debut ‘Trafficked’ (Exclusive)
Patrick Duffy and Anne Archer have joined the cast of Will Wallace’s directorial debut “Trafficked,” TheWrap has learned. “Trafficked,” which began production in Malibu, California this week, is based on Harvard professor and writer Siddharth Kara’s best-selling book, “Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery.” Kara is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on human trafficking and contemporary slavery. Duffy, famous for his role as Bobby Ewing on iconic primetime soap “Dallas,” wrapped a run in the series’ reboot on TNT in 2014. His other most recent roles include stints on ABC Family’s “The Fosters,
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TV News: Pete, Blood, Sweden, Soul, Narcos

Sneaky Pete

Amazon is set to debut the pilot for the Bryan Cranston co-created and co-executive produced series "Sneaky Pete" on August 7th. The project was originally produced for CBS for this coming season, but the network passed on picking it up to series.

The story follows a thirty-something con-man (Giovanni Ribisi) who assumes the identity of his cellmate, Pete, after leaving prison, hiding from his debtors while working for his new family's bail bond business. Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Libe Barer and Shane McRae also star. [Source: THR]

Blood Drive

Syfy has given a thirteen-episode straight-to-series order for the grindhouse-style drama series "Blood Drive" which John Hlavin (" Underworld: Awakening") and David Straiton ("Bates Motel") will executive produce. Straiton will also helm the pilot.

James Roland penned the "high-octane" story set in a near-apocalyptic future centered on the last good L.A. cop who must join a twisted and bloody
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Welcome to Sweden: Cancelled and Pulled; No Season Three on NBC

NBC is done with Welcome to Sweden according to executive producer and star Greg Poehler. He broke the news today via Instagram (see below).

On Welcome to Sweden, a former money manager to the stars (Poehler) decides to follow his Swedish love (Josephine Bornebusch) when she decides to move back to her native country. It's a big culture shock for him and he does his best to win over her unusual family. The rest of the cast includes Lena Olin, Claes Månsson, Patrick Duffy, Illeana Douglas, Christopher Wagelin, and Per Svensson. Guests this season include Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Neve Campbell, Jason Priestley, Jack Black, and Paul Simon.

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‘Welcome To Sweden’ Cancelled At NBC

Welcome To Sweden and writer/executive producer/co-star Greg Poehler went out in a blaze of glory today, announcing via Instagram that NBC has cancelled the Sunday comedy after two seasons and “craptastically low ratings in the U.S.” The move was not totally unexpected: the Sunday comedy from Entertainment One Television, Syskon, TV4 and Jarowskij in Sweden just hit a series low in its second week of its second season, netting a 0.2/1 rating for the second half of…
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NBC Cancels Amy Poehler’s ‘Welcome to Sweden’

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NBC Cancels Amy Poehler’s ‘Welcome to Sweden’
NBC has canceled comedy series “Welcome to Sweden,” according to creator Greg Poehler. NBC has confirmed that the show has been pulled from the schedule. Produced by Amy Poehler with her brother Greg, who stars in the show, “Welcome to Sweden” is an international acquisition produced by Entertainment One TV4, Flx and Syskon. Also Read: Ratings: Amy Poehler-Produced 'Welcome to Sweden' Posts Ice-Cold Premiere Greg Poehler announced the show’s cancellation Tuesday on Instagram, citing “craptastically low ratings.” For Sunday’s back-to-back episodes, “Sweden” drew a 0.3 and 0.2 Nielsen live-plus-same-day rating among adults 18-49. “Welcome to Sweden” will be replaced Aug.
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Welcome to Sweden Cancelled

Welcome to Sweden Cancelled
It’s official: NBC will no longer be welcoming anyone to Sweden.

Greg Poehler, creator and star of Welcome to Sweden, announced the sophomore comedy’s cancellation via Instagram on Tuesday in a lengthy, humorous and bittersweet message to its fans:



Despite Poehler’s mention of the remaining episodes being available online, there has been no announcement of a rollout plan.

The international production, which returned to NBC on July 19 to “craptastically low ratings,” starred Poehler as Bruce Evans, who experiences a bit of culture shock when he moves to Sweden with his girlfriend (Josephine Bornebusch). The comedy’s cast
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