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'LA Law' Revival Pilot Adds Original Star to ABC Series

Another original L.A. Law star is joining the upcoming sequel series in development at ABC. Corbin Bernsen will once again star as attorney Arnold Becker on the updated take on the classic series. Blair Underwood has already joined as Jonathan Rollins. Marc Guggenheim, whose credits include Law & Order, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow, and Ubah Mohamed are writing the new pilot.
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Hulu teams with Mel Brooks on a History of the World, Part II variety series

The 95-year-old comedy icon will serve as a writer and executive producer -- along with Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes and Ike Barinholtz -- on a Hulu follow-up to his 1981 comedy film History of the World, Part I, in which he played five historical figures. “History of the World, Part II is described as a sequel to the 1981 film," reports Variety's Joe Otterson. "The film was made up of segments set during different periods of world history. Among those was the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and the French Revolution. Like most of Brooks’ work, it also featured musical numbers, including one about the Spanish Inquisition and, of course, 'Jews in Space.' Brooks is a writer and executive producer on the series along with Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Kevin Salter. There is no word yet on which world events the series will cover. Hulu has ordered eight episodes of the show. The writers room is beginning in October with production slated to begin in Spring 2022. Searchlight Television and 20th Television will produce."
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Mel Brooks Variety Series ‘History Of The World, Part II’ Set At Hulu

The 1981 Mel Brooks film History of the World, Part I was never meant to have a sequel, but Deadline has confirmed Brooks’ high jinks across history will continue as part of an eight-episode variety series at Hulu. The writers room for History of the World, Part II will begin this month, and production will commence in spring 2022. “I can’t wait to once more tell the real truth about all the phony baloney stories the world has been conned into believing are History!” Brooks, who will write and executive produce, said in a statement. The big-screen original parodies various moments in history from the Roman Empire and Stone Age to the Old Testament and the French Revolution, among other periods. It starred Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn, Harvey Korman, Gregory Hines, Cloris Leachman, Mary-Margaret Humes and Sid Ceasar. Part II will also be executive produced by Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Kevin Salter. Searchlight Television and 20th Television are the studios. Variety reported new of the series order first today.
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Corbin Bernsen to Reprise ‘L.A. Law’ Role in ABC Update

Arnie Becker is back at the firm. Corbin Bernsen has boarded the L.A. Law sequel at ABC, joining his fellow original star Blair Underwood in the updated take from writers Marc Guggenheim and Ubah Mohamed. “I’ve often thought about revisiting L.A. Law and Arnie Becker over the years. Now seems the perfect moment in time to explore our fast-changing world through Becker’s eyes. Fasten your seatbelts,” he said in a statement Monday. ABC handed out a pilot order earlier this month for a sequel to NBC’s four-time Emmy-winning drama series, with Underwood and other original stars expected to return for the update. From...
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History of the World Part II Is Finally Happening After All These Years

Mel Brooks will write and executive produce a TV series sequel to History of the World Part I. Yes, after all these years, we're finally getting Part II. Hulu has ordered eight episodes of History of the World Part II, according to Variety. It's described as a variety series, so it's likely to follow the original movie's anthology structure of multiple historical stories. Brooks will write the series with Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, and Kevin Salter.
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Mel Brooks' Classic Film Receiving Follow-up Hulu Streaming Series

Jews in Space and Hitler on Ice might finally happen! Forty years after Mel Brooks' History of the World, Part I hit theaters, Hulu is developing the long-awaited follow-up, History of the World, Part II. Brooks will be involved as a writer and executive producer, alongside comedians Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, and Ike Barinholtz. Production is set to start in Spring 2022 and the writers began working on the scripts this month, reports Variety.
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Mel Brooks Is Back With 'History of the World, Part II' Series

Forty years after the film’s release, Mel Brooks’ classic 1981 comedy History of the World, Part I is receiving a sequel as Hulu orders the eight-episode variety series History of the World, Part II. The show will follow the same format as the film, which was made up of segments...
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Mel Brooks’ “History” Gets A Follow-Up

Mel Brooks’ iconic 1981 feature comedy “History of the World, Part I” is finally getting a follow-up forty years later. Hulu has ordered the scripted variety series “History of the World, Part II” which Brooks will write and executive produce along with Nick Kroll, Wanda Sykes, Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and Kevin Salter.
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20th & Searchlight Television Developing “History Of The World, Part 2” Series

20th & Searchlight Television Developing “History Of The World, Part 2” Series. Disney’s Searchlight Television & 20th Television are working on a brand new 8-episode variety series called “History Of The World, Part 2” 40-years after the original release of Mel Brooks’ landmark 20th Century Fox film “History of the World, Part I.”
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20th Television’s Gloria Fan Joins Disney Branded Television As Head Of Current Series

Gloria Fan, former VP Current Programming at 20th Television, has joined Disney Branded Television as head of Current Series. In the newly created role, Fan will oversee original series for both Disney Channel and Disney+, reporting to Reena Singh, SVP Development and Current Series. At Disney Channel, Fan will oversee such series as Sulphur Springs, Emmy-nominated Raven’s Home, and upcoming Ultraviolet & Black Scorpion; and for Disney+, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and the upcoming Sneakerella, National Treasure and the Beauty & The Beast prequel. Most recently, Fan’s work has included National Geographic’s scripted series Genius and The Hot Zone, FX’s...
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Disney branded TV hires Gloria Fan to head current series

Disney Branded Television has appointed former 20th Television exec Gloria Fan as head of current series. The newly created role will see Fan take responsibility for original series for both Disney+ and the Disney Channel, inheriting a slate that includes such shows as Raven’s Home, Sulphur Springs, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and the upcoming Beauty And The Beast prequel.
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