TV News: AMC’s Mob Doc/Drama, CW’s Mass Renewal, More

In Development

Making of the Mob: New York. AMC has picked up an 8-part docu-drama about the five New York mob families which formed the American Mafia. The series will span from 1905 into the 1950s and will feature such notable gangster names as Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel. It’s planned to air summer 2015. (Deadline)

Warrior. NBC has ordered a pilot for this martial arts drama from David DiGilio (Crossbones) . “In a grounded, contemporary multicultural and sometimes magical milieu, a damaged heroine works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master to bring down an international crime lord.” Why do I feel like NBC is regressing to its Manimal/Misfits of Science days? (THR)

Continuing Series

Parenthood. Previous guests John Corbett and Matt Lauria and former series regular Sarah Ramos are all returning to NBC’s Thursday night drama for the January 29 episode. (TVGuide)

Other News

Super Bowl. Lenny Kravitz will join Katy Perry during the corporate sponsored halftime show which raises the cool factor of said corporate sponsored halftime show from 0 to 76.8. (THR)


CW. The network has seemingly renewed every one of its shows. Well, eight of them: Arrow, Jane the Virgin, Reign, SupernaturalThe 100, The Flash, The Originals, and The Vampire Diaries.

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