NBC orders sci-fi pilot Day One from Heroes scribe

NBC has ordered a post-apocalyptic drama pilot called Day One, from Heroes writer Jesse Alexander, who has also written episodes of Alias and Lost, according to a Variety report. The one-hour show takes place following a catastrophic global event that destroys the world’s infrastructure. The action centers on a small group of survivors.

Notorious screenwriter to pen Lowriders tale

Cheo Hodari Coker, who co-wrote the critically acclaimed Notorious B.I.G. biopic that’s currently in theaters, has been contracted to write the drama Lowriders, which is set in the world of low-riding cars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Imagine Entertainment and producer Brian Grazer (American Gangster, Changeling, Inside Man) are producing the new film. Grazer, whose …

Studios band together to form cable/streaming channel with newly released films and behind-the-scenes content

Studio 3 Networks, a joint venture formed by Viacom, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Lionsgate, announced that it’s launching a next-generation entertainment service called epix. The service will provide access to films and original entertainment programming on television, along with on-demand access via broadband. Epix will make movies and entertainment accessible on multiple platforms, and …