Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nickelodeon Orders Three Brand New Television Pilots - The Superhero-Themed "The Thundermans" And The Supernatural-Themed "The Haunted Hathaways" For Nickelodeon, And The Family Comedy "Instant Mom", Staring Classic Nickelodeon UK Star Tia Mowry, For Nick@Nite USA

From Deadline.com:
Nickelodeon Orders Three Pilots Including Nick At Nite Family Comedy With Tia Mowry

EXCLUSIVE: Nickelodeon has ordered three multi-camera comedy pilots. Family comedy Instant Mom, which has Tia Mowry in negotiations to star, is for nighttime channel Nick at Nite that targets adult/adolescent viewers, while the superhero-themed The Thundermans and supernatural The Haunted Hathaways are for the daytime children’s channel.

Instant Mom, from Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment, was written by Warren Bell and Jessica Butler loosely based on their real life. It centers on a 25-year-old party girl (Mowry) who trades in cosmos for carpools when she marries an older man with kids. Bell, Butler and Kaplan executive produce the project, which intends to cast an all-black family. This marks Kaplan's second pilot for Nick at Nite along with Wendell & Vinnie starring Jerry Trainor; it is 3-year-old Kapital Entertainment's 15th pilot. For Mowry — who toplines with her twin sister the Style reality series Tia & Tamera – this marks a return to scripted comedy. She recently left BET's The Game, where she co-starred for five seasons [and co-starred with her sister, Tamera Mowry, in the Nickelodeon UK show "Sister, Sister"].

The Thundermans, written by Jed Spinarn (Big Time Rush), centers on Phoebe Thunderman who just wants to be a normal teenager, but there’s a bit of a problem: she comes from a family of superheroes. And, while most superheroes are lucky to have one power, phoebe happens to have twelve.

The Haunted Hathaways, written by Robert Peacock (The Soul Man), is described as "The Brady Bunch meets Beetle Juice." It is set in New Orleans and centers on the Hathaway siblings who discover a family of other worldly beings living in their new home.
Also, from the Huffington Post:
Tia Mowry May Join Nickelodeon Pilot, Plus Two New Pilots

Reality TV star Tia Mowry, formerly of "Sister, Sister," may be returning to scripted comedy in one of Nickelodeon's newly ordered pilots, according to Deadline.

Tia Mowry is in negotiations to join one of three new Nickelodeon pilots; Photograph Copyright Getty Images
The pilot Mowry is allegedly in negotiations to join, "Instant Mom," will target an older crowd than Nick's two other pilots, "The Thundermans" and "The Haunted Hathaways," Deadline reports.

"Instant Mom" would follow Mowry (who recently a mother in real life), a 25-year-old party girl who has to change her lifestyle when she marries an older man with children. "Instant Mom" is being made for Nick at Nite and its producers intend to cast an all-African American family, according to Deadline.

Nick's two other pilots, "The Thundermans" and "The Haunted Hathaways," will be for the daytime channel. "The Thundermans" follows the life of Phoebe Thunderman who has twelve superpowers (her family members also have powers), but she just wants to have a normal life. "The Haunted Hathaways" will be a supernatural comedy with a "Brady Bunch"-like family who find that they're not the only ones in their house-- it's also occupied by other beings.

Currently, Mowry is co-starring in "Tia & Tamera" with her sister, which airs Mondays at 7 p.m. ET on E!

For more on Nickelodeon's new shows, head over to Deadline.

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Also, from TaleTela:
Tia Mowry Scores First Job After 'The Game' Departure?

Onto bigger and better things...

Tia Mowry is reportedly in talks to star in the pilot for a Nickelodean show, which could be her first acting gig since her departure from The Game earlier this year.

In May, the 31-year-old actress announced she was leaving the BET show after five years, to spend time with her husband Cory Hardrict and 11-month-old son Cree. According to Deadline.com, Tia is negotiating to star in Instant Mom, which will be aired on nighttime channel Nick at Nite and targets adult and adolescent viewers.

Tia could play the role of a 25-year-old party girl who swaps her glamourous lifestyle for a domesticated life when she marries an older man with children.

Apparently, writers Warren Bell and Jessica Butler and executive producer Aaron Kaplan are keen to sign an all-black cast.

Tia sounds like a great choice for the role...what do you think?