Its uplifting story is ideal for the genre: Jess (Jasminder to her mum), a West London teenager, is recruited by tomboyish Jules to join a girls’ football team, only for her tradition-bound Sikh parents to forbid it.So she has to bend the rules, just as her idol David Beckham bends his free kicks.The film that changed all that was Bend It Like Beckham, the breakout British hit of 2002, which launched the careers of Keira Knightley and Parminder Nagra.The game-changing difference was that it was about girls, and British Asian girls at that.Cast: Jermaine Fowler, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennia Fredrique, Roy Wood Jr., Gary Perez, Christina Moore Team: W/EP Danny Chun (), Jermaine Fowler; EP Michael Rotenberg, Avi Gilbert; EP Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Leonardis; D/EP Beth Mc Carthy Miller Studio: ABC Studios, 3 Arts Format: Multicamera Location: Los Angeles (pilot) and New York (series to accomodate Goldberg's ), Dave Foley, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Jonathan Slavin, Krista Marie Yu Team: W/EP: Jared Stern; W/co-EP: Mike O' Connell, Ken Jeong; EP John Davis, John Fox, Mike Sikowitz; D Scott Ellis Studio: Sony Pictures Television, ABC Studios, Davis Entertainment Format: Multicamera Location: Los Angeles Logline: A popular gym teacher in North Carolina comes out of the closet to her close-knit group of family and friends.What she doesn't realize is that she will also have to deal with her bickering and happily divorced parents also "coming out" that they are sleeping together again. Cast: Fortune Feimster, Annie Potts, John Carroll Lynch, Parker Young, Lacey Chabert, Chris Redd Team: W/co-EP Fortune Feimster; W/EP Matt Hubbard; EP Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, David Miner Studio: Universal Television, 3 Arts Format: Multicamera Location: Los Angeles ) -- SERIES ORDER Logline: Dan Savage's semi-autobiographical revolves around a picture-perfect family turned upside down when the youngest son (Noah Galvin) comes out of the closet. Cast: Justin Long Team: W/EP/D Segahl Avin ( Logline: An agoraphobic recluse ventures outside for the first time in 20 years when he spies what could be his soul mate moving into the building across the street.Here's a look at the pilots in contention for the 2015-16 television season, as ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW sift through hundreds of scripts and move forward in a bid to find the next breakout comedies and dramas.
The networks are again looking to intellectual property to help cut through the increasing clutter and, after such success stories as Fox's , diversity as the broadcasters look to reach new viewers and more accurately represent society.
It helped that its title dropped the name of the man who was then the most famous footballer in the land.
Like several other low-budget British comedies – among them The Full Monty and Kinky Boots – Bend It Like Beckham has headed down the yellow brick road to become a musical.
, broadcast NBC has pulled the show from its upcoming schedule with three episodes of the first season remaining.
When those final episodes will air remains unknown, but one of those episodes — as noted by will not air this week or next. I can guess some other things but they're not good.