Hulu and George Clooney are bringing Joseph Heller’s classic novel Catch-22 to television. The story of an Air Force pilot, Yossarion, who is stuck in a unique position when ordered to fly more and more missions – the idea being a pilot who’s willingly flying so many missions must be insane, but if he asks to be removed from duty, he has shown evidence of sanity, which makes him ineligible for being removed from duty.
Hulu is teaming with George Clooney, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content of the six-episode event series.
In a related deal, Hulu has acquired streaming rights to all fifteen seasons of ER.
Paramount Television is auctioning off iconic items from its production of Grease: Live! to benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring music programs to America’s public schools raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education.
Keke Palmer (Scream Queens, Masters of Sex) has signed to play Pink Lady Marty Maraschino in FOX’s event musical, Grease: Live. She joins a cast that already includes Julianne Hough, as Sandy, and Vanessa Hudgens, as Rizzo.
Written by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins, Grease: Live will air on FOX on Sunday, January 31, 2016. For more, follow the jump.
EPIX is the latest network to add original scripted shows to its schedule.The network is partnering with Lionsgate on Graves – a half-hour comedy that will star Nick Nolte as a former President of the United States – and Paramount Television on Berlin Station – a 10-episode espionage drama.
Both shows are being prepped for fall of 2016. Further details follow the jump.
Fox is planning a three-hour live musical event – GREASE LIVE – for 2015. ‘Grease is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told – and we can’t wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event,’ said Shana C. Waterman, Senior Vice President of Event Series for Fox.
GREASE LIVE will be a Paramount Television production. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.