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Pilots ‘Less Than Zero’ & ‘Search And Destroy’ Not Going Forward At Hulu

They are among six recent pilots on Hulu’s slate. Of the other four, two (dramas Reprisal, starring Abigail Spencer, and The Great, starring Elle Fanning) were just picked up to series. Woke is now wrapping filming, while Sweet Tooth is heading into production in May. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2SJU2Xo
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Amazon Mulls End Of Public Pilot Season

‘The reality of the marketplace is it’s competitive and often you just have to go to series,” former Amazon Studios head Price said in August. “We still have customer feedback, but will probably have fewer pilots for sure.” Price resigned last month over sexual harassment allegations. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood http://ift.tt/2nerEhG

Amazon Announces Pilots for Six New Streaming Kid’s Shows

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Amazon.com announced six pilots for new children’s shows, further expanding their library covering the genre. – Lili Kellman, Exstreamist
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (for preschool-aged children)
  • The Numberlys (for preschool-aged children)
  • Danger & Eggs (for children ages 6-11; animated)
  • Eddie of the Realms Eternal (for children ages 6-11; animated)
  • Everstar (for children ages 6-11; animated)
  • Yoyotoki HappyEars! (for children ages 6-11; animated)

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Amazon Confirms 6 Pilots From Shane Black, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tig Notaro & Louis CK, Others

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This morning [Amazon] officially unveiled its lineup of 6 fall 2015 pilots: Western Edge, from Shane Black and Fred Dekker, starring Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten and Yvonne Strahovski; the 1969 newsroom-set Good Girls Revolt, starring Genevieve Angelson, Chris Diamantopoulos and Jim Belushi; Highston, a comedy about a 19-year old (Lewis Pullman) produced by Sacha Baron Cohen and co-starring Mary Lynn Rajskub and Chris Parnell, with Shaquille O’ Neal and Flea playing themselves; Tig Notaro/Diablo Cody/Louis C.K.’s dark comedy One Mississippi; political thriller Patriot co-starring Terry O’Quinn; and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald bio-series Z starring Christina Ricci, directed by Tim Blake Nelson. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood

Are ‘Casanova,’ ‘Sneaky Pete’ Ready for Amazon Prime Time?

“Sneaky Pete,” produced by “House’s” David Shore and Bryan Cranston, was initially developed for CBS, and those roots show. […], this introductory hour feels like a traditional network procedural with a top-flight cast, hardly anyone’s idea of a show that’s ready for Amazon Prime time. […] “Casanova,” meanwhile, would seem to need no introduction, and offers plenty of built-in excuse for sex and nudity. Moreover, it stars Diego Luna in the title role and was directed by “Amelie’s” Jean Pierre Jeunet, which on its face looks like a coup. The resulting hour, however, blends in with a whole array of less-distinguished period dramas – as if Starz’s “Da Vinci’s Demons” had a not-as-interesting child with “The Tudors.” – Brian Lowry, Variety

Amazon greenlights The Man in the High Castle TV series

Amazon released a total of 13 pilots last month, with full series approval contingent on user response. What didn’t make the cut? Among other things, the comedies Cocked, Down Dog, and Salem Rogers, as well as Point of Honor, a civil war drama whose pilot was written by Lost showrunner Carlton Cuse. The Man in the High Castle and other successful shows will join existing Amazon series like Alpha House and Transparent, both of which are coming back for new seasons. Amazon also announced last month that it would be producing a TV show written and directed entirely by Woody Allen, which will air in 2016. – Adi Robertson, The Verge
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TV Review: Amazon’s ‘Bosch’

Adapted from Michael Connelly’s L.A.-centric novels, the series has the texture and tone of an old-fashioned detective yarn, casting Titus Welliver in the kind of role James Garner would have played in his heyday. But the transition from page to screen — overseen by Eric Overmyer, who casts fellow alumni from “The Wire” in key roles — proves too talky in places and clunky in others. Good casting and a strong sense of L.A. noir make the series watchable enough, but four episodes in, this page-turner feels undercooked. – Brian Lowry, Variety
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