Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Fox Producing New Flintstones Series Titled Bedrock; Sarah Silverman Joins Damon Wayans Jr. TBS Pilot

Bedrock

Fox Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation and multi-hyphenate Elizabeth Banks have joined forces to develop Bedrock, a primetime animated adult comedy series continuing the story of everyone's favorite modern Stone Age family, the Flintstones. The pilot script will be written by Lindsay Kerns (Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, DC Super Hero Girls, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!), with Banks voicing the character of Pebbles Flintstone, in addition to her role as a producer. Bedrock catches up with the Flintstone family two decades after the original, with Fred on the brink of retirement and 20-something Pebbles embarking on her own career. As the Stone Age gives way to a shiny and enlightened new Bronze Age, the residents of Bedrock will find this evolution harder than a swing from Bamm-Bamm's club.

The Flintstones

In addition, Fox Entertainment's free streaming platform Tubi has acquired the AVOD rights to all six seasons of the iconic series The Flintstones, including all 166 episodes, which will begin streaming on Tubi on May 1. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Flintstones was television's first primetime animated series -- airing for six seasons, spanning 166 episodes on ABC - and was also the first animated program nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. This past fall, the franchise celebrated its 60th anniversary. If picked up to series, Bedrock will be co-produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Fox Entertainment. Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman will executive-produce through Brownstone Productions (Pitch Perfect franchise, Charlie's Angels, Shrill). Brownstone's Dannah Shinder, and Lindsay Kerns will serve as co-executive producers.


Sam Richardson, Nicole Byer and Sam Richradson

TBS announced that it has voice cast Sarah Silverman (I Love You America, The Sarah Silverman Podcast), Nicole Byer (Wipeout, Grand Crew) and Sam Richardson (Veep, Tomorrow War) in its upcoming scripted comedy pilot Kill The Orange-Faced Bear. They join the previously announced live action cast Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings, Let's Be Cops), Jessy Hodges (Indebted, Barry), Alex Karpovsky (Homecoming, Girls), and Nate Torrence (Hello Ladies, Weird Loners). The pilot is scheduled to begin shooting in Portland in May. Kill the Orange-Faced Bear is a comedy pilot about one man's epic revenge journey after a bear eats his girlfriend. Silverman voices Brenda, the sarcastic badass grizzly bear who attacked and ate Hank's fiancĂ©e Stacy—for personal reasons. When Stacy's friends panicked and mistook a can of spray paint for bear mace, they turned Brenda's face orange—but she won’t let being marked make her an easy target for Hank's revenge plan. Byer voices Pauline, a bear with perfect fur and perfect nails who uses her feminine wiles to seduce Brenda's husband. Richardson voices Steve, the charmingly idiotic grizzly bear with a dangerous habit of breaking into cars to steal snacks and beer.

Previously announced live action cast include Damon Wayans Jr. as Hank, the charming, funny and grieving man who’s hell-bent on tracking down Brenda the bear. Jessy Hodges has been cast as Stacy, Hank’s late girlfriend, as well as Jamie, her twin sister with a confusing secret. Alex Karpovsky plays Ronnie, an oddball park ranger who has a score to settle with Hank. Nate Torrance is Murray, Hank's best friend and boyfriend to Jamie, who is just trying to keep everyone together. The series is written, created and executive produced by Romanski (Blue Mountain State). Trevor Engelson and Steven Fisher of Underground (Snowfall), Alex Karpovsky, Jake Szymanski, and Damon Wayans Jr. also serve as executive producers. Jake Szymanski is set to direct.


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  • Anna Kendrick (Love Life) - Anna is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Marlo Thomas (That Girl) - Marlo and Phil Donahue are guests on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
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  • Jerry O'Connell (We Are Men/Carpoolers/My Secret Identity) - Jerry guest co-hosts The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Christian Serratos (Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide) - Christian (Netflix's Selena: The Series) on portraying Tejano star Selena and the pressure to carry on her legacy on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On) - Laura is a guest on Tamron Hall, so check your local listings.
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  • Justin Long (F Is for Family/Ed) - Justin and his mom Wendy are guests on Rachael Ray, so check your local listings.
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  • Arica Himmel (mixed-ish) - Arica talks about mixed-ish on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.


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