Kath and Kim readies amid strike action

The US version of Kath & Kim is “ready to shoot” according to a story that indicates pilots are being ramped up as a way to offset effects of the Writers’ Strike.

The show now has a director in Paul Feig.

Kath and Kim is one of the formats NBC exec Ben Silverman is pushing forward with the strike looking like a long haul. NBC also has cop drama Blue Blood, a serial killer drama from producer Peter Berg, a con-man comedy called Zip, and a new version of The A Team. Silverman boasts that he has half a dozen pilots ready to shoot.

ABC has a new comedy from Friends’ Marta Kauffman, Leap. It also has Candy about a mom who is also a detective, and Crime Prevention Unit. There are two God-related shows Letters to God and Miracle Man. ABC also has the US version of Life on Mars.

CBS has a new Bruckheimer drama about a professor who battles threats that arise from science and nature, Eleventh Hour. The Cure is about a child healer who gets into peoples’ minds. It also has a drama about a woman who writes about her immigrant family, as well as a sudsy drama about three Asian-American women. CBS will also adapt the UK’s Worst Week of my Life.

FOX has a comedy about a community of gated aliens and dramas including Anatomy of Fear, DC Metro and The FBI. It also has the haunted house show The Oaks.

Source: Variety.

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