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[08/07/13 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 7
Updates include: Amber Tamblyn joins the cast of "Two and a Half Men"; Rachael Harris boards FOX's "Surviving Jack"; and six new series projects land at the broadcast networks.

[04/22/13 - 06:19 AM]
Amazon Originals the Most Watched TV Shows on Amazon Instant Video Since the Friday Launch
Already thousands of customer reviews have been submitted with 80% at ratings of 4 and 5 stars.

[04/19/13 - 02:18 PM]
Amazon Originals Comedies and Kids Pilots Now Free at Amazon Instant Video
Viewers can help decide which of the 14 projects become series.

[02/25/13 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 25
Updates include: Laura Ramsey to lead "The Sixth Gun" at NBC; Christine Lahti boards "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; and Janet Montgomery to star in ABC's "Gothica."

[02/13/13 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 13
Updates include: Rupert Grint is "Super Clyde" for CBS; NBC trims "Camp" from 13 to 10 episodes; and CBS Television Distribution axes "The Jeff Probst Show."

[02/12/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 12
Updates include: NBC rolls back "Up All Night" revival; the BBC nixes "The Hour"; and Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Beals and Billy Campbell land pilots.

[02/04/13 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 4
Updates include: CBS keeps the pilot orders coming; Blair Underwood to topline NBC's "Ironside" revival; and The CW taps a trio of pilot directors.

[01/31/13 - 06:06 AM]
Prime Instant Video Greenlights Its First Children's Pilots for Production
These five new pilots join the six comedy pilots already in production: "Alpha House," "Browsers," "Dark Minions," "The Onion Presents: The News," "Supanatural" and "Those Who Can't."

[12/20/12 - 06:04 AM]
Prime Instant Video Greenlights Six Original Series Pilots for Production
Viewer feedback will help determine which series Amazon Studios should produce.







ONION NEWS EMPIRE (AMAZON)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/20/12 - 8/7/13
STATUS:
previously in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Amazon's press release, December 2012) The Onion Presents: The News is a smart, fast-paced scripted comedy set behind the scenes of The Onion News Network that shows just how far journalists will go to stay at the top of their game. The Onion Presents: The News is from The Onion's Will Graham & Dan Mirk (The Onion News Network, The Onion Sportsdome).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aja Naomi King as Jillian Chase
· Cheyenne Jackson as Cameron
· Chris Masterson as Scott West
· Jeffrey Tambor as David Everett
· William Sadler as TBA
CREW INFORMATION:
· Dan Mirk as CRTR/EP
· Todd Strauss-Schulson as DIR (Pilot)
· Will Graham as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Amazon Studios