Read This: Networks used to do very weird things with their unsold TV pilots

TV production is a lot more transparent than it used to be. Today, the TV-loving public can learn about pilots well before they’re made and follow along in real-time (may we recommend The A.V. Club for this) on their road to being picked up or rejected. But a couple of decades ago the process was much more mysterious.…

Cristin Milioti to play a wide-eyed cynic in FX pilot from It’s Always Sunny team

Proving that being married to a pretentious TV dickhead wears on a person, Cristin Milioti is ditching the rom-com genre to lead a new comedy from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia producers (and stars) Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. The untitled pilot will star Milioti as Maxine, an “entitled…

Things still look grim for Marvel’s Agent Carter, and less hopeful for Most Wanted

Hayley Atwell’s done an admirable job as Marvel’s Agent Carter, battling HYDRA—without super powers, thank you very much—and helping found S.H.I.E.L.D. Unfortunately, all that good work has done little to slow the decline in ratings, though it has raised Atwell’s profile enough for ABC to offer her the lead in a…

Fox buys blue-collar comedy from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia producers

Deadline reports that Fox has picked up a new comedy from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia executive producers John and Dave Chernin. The network’s ordered a script for the single-camera comedy, which the Chernins will produce with 3 Arts’ Oly Obst and Nicholas Frenkel for 20th Century Fox. No directors or actors are…