Scooping The Screen (2)

Welcome to the second edition of Scooping The Screen, our own new original feature in which books on television and in film will be spotlighted. This feature will be posted at varying frequencies, so please keep checking our site for further updates (although I hope to have it out at least once a week).


Tomorrow is the official start of the fall television season with the premiere of several series over the next three weeks. It's hard to believe that networks are already making plans for next season!

Lifetime, ABC, Fox and The CW together have already picked up several book-based projects for possible next season berths.

Lifetime is preparing to shoot the pilot for Witches of East End which is based on The Beauchamp Family series by Melissa de la Cruz. The project will start Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Patrick Heusinger, Rachel Boston, and Daniel DiTomasso. The pilot will shoot over 10 days in and around Wilmington, NC starting October 17th.

The CW is developing several pilots for next season including: Wunderland, an Alice in Wonderland re-imaging; Embrace, based on a new book series by Jessica Shrivington about angels; Amazon, a Wonder Woman origin drama, and Sleepy Hallow, based on The Legend of Sleepy Hallow by Washington Irving. Interestingly enough, Fox also has a Sleepy Hallow pilot in development as well.

ABC has ordered a pilot script based on The Heart Speaks, a memoir by Mimi Guarneri. For more details, please check out Variety.

Haven, based on Stephen King's The Colorado Kid, premiered this past Friday. Here's a preview as to what to expect for the rest of the season.

Tonight is the 64th Annual Primetime Awards! Game of Thrones is looking to add to its 6 Creative Emmy wins with its two other nominations including one for Best Drama and Best Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage). Winter is Coming, folks! :)


Beautiful Creatures, the first novel in the series written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, had its first trailer debut. It will be released on February 13, 2013.

The Hobbit, the three-part prequel film series to The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, has had a new trailer released. Part 1 will be released on November 28, 2012.

The Mortal Instruments's film set in Toronto, CA recently hosted several TMI fansites. Check out Mundie Moms and TMI Source for posts on their experiences. The movie will be released on August 23, 2013.

Well, that concludes the second edition of Scooping The Screen. I hope to have additional editions out regularly.


  1. I really hope Witches of East End gets picked up. Do you know when Lifetime announces their pilot pickups, or/and when they would air them? Spring/summer?

    I still need to watch the season premiere of Haven. Love that show.

    I also hope Embrace gets picked up. Another one of my fav series, and by a follow aussie. :D

  2. I think cable in general announces their pick-ups earlier than network tv because they schedule so non-traditionally. I think if they pick up the show, it will probably air next summer.

    Haven was good! I caught up over the summer. :)

    I have no idea what the CW plans on doing this coming pilot season. I guess it depends on what their shows do now. I think Arrow will be a slam dunk, but IDK about anything else. GG is ending, 90210 is near the end, and TVD is getting old and stale. So they desperately need some new hits.

  3. Thanks. I guess by the end of the year, we'll know which shows Lifetime will pick up.

    I agree. The CW does need more hits.. and Supernatural.. I am not sure how much longer they'll go on for. This will be their 8th season. I agree that 90210 is on its way out... maybe this will be their last. Or one more season.


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