Amazon Wins ‘Unfit’ Auction; Dakota Johnson Circling RatPac Drama

Amazon Studios just won a multi-studio bidding battle and has paid mid-six figures for Unfit, a spec script by Melissa London Hilfers that RatPac will produce, with Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Dakota Johnson circling. (DH)

Carol Burnett May Return To TV In Amy Poehler ABC Comedy Pilot

ABC has given a pilot order to Household Name, a multi-camera comedy from Amy Poehler starring iconic actress Carol Burnett. (EW)

Corin Hardy Directing ‘The Nun’

Director Corin Hardy has accepted a new job, taking on the latest spin-off to emerge from James Wan’s Conjuring films, The Nun. (EMP)

Former STX Production Head Cathy Schulman Launches Welle Entertainment

Former STX President of Production Cathy Schulman has launched a new production and finance company called Welle Entertainment and entered a co-venture with Primary Wave Entertainment. (WRAP)

‘The Goldbergs’ Spinoff Set In ’90s Snags Formal Pilot Order At ABC

ABC is moving forward with a ’90s-set spinoff of its ’80s-set hit The Goldbergs, with the network officially handing the project a pilot order.  (TVL)

Greg Berlanti’s ‘Black Lightning’ Might Move To The CW, Join The Arrowverse

Another comic book show executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Black Lightning, is reportedly eyeing a move from FOX to The CW to presumably take place within the shared DC Universe/multiverse of SupergirlThe FlashDC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow. (CB)

The CW Orders Army Pilot ‘Valor’

The younger-skewing network has greenlit a pilot for Valor, written by scribe Kyle Jarrow who will serve as an executive producer with Bill Habor. CBS Television Studios is producing. (VAR)

Zoe Saldana To Master Even More Ways To Kill People For New Role In ‘Hummingbird’

The movie comes from a Black List script by John McClain, and Saldana will play a black-ops level killer for hire whose latest contract forces her to confront who she really is. (VUL)

Melissa McCarthy-Produced Family Comedy Snags Fox Pilot Pickup

The network handed out a pilot pickup to the Melissa McCarthy- and Ben Falcone-produced comedy Amy’s Brother. (THR)

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