SARAH SILVERMAN DEVELOPING SHOW AT HBO: Sarah Silverman is working with HBO to develop a new half-hour comedy that she will star in. According to Deadline, the show is described as "a comic look at a pathologically honest woman having a modern mid-life crisis." The pilot was written by Secret Diary of a Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble. Sarah won an Emmy this year for her HBO special, We Are Miracles.
PARAMOUNT STOPS THEATERS FROM SHOW 'TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE': Paramount Pictures has ordered any movie theaters planning to screen Team America: World Police instead of The Interview to cancel those plans. The Alamo Drafthouse in Texas as well as theaters in Atlanta and Cleveland had announced special screenings of the 2004 comedy but wrote on Twitter that "circumstance beyond our control" forced them to refund all ticket sales. The White House has refused to confirm that North Korea has been found to be responsible for the Sony hacking.
'SMASH' MUSICAL RETURNING FOR CHARITY PERFORMANCE: Bombshell, the fictional musical at the center of the former NBC series Smash, will be staged for a one-night-only charity event. The performance will benefit The Actors Fund. The cast and venue have not been revealed but the show is being produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron -- the folks behind Peter Pan Live! and The Sound of Music Live!.
'SCHOOL OF ROCK' MUSICAL HEADING TO BROADWAY: Andrew Lloyd Webber is producing a musical adaptation of School of Rock for Broadway. The show will be based on the 2003 Jack Black comedy of the same name. Previews will begin on November 2nd, 2015 with an opening night set for December 6th.
WALT BECKER SIGNS ON TO DIRECT 'ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS 4': New Regency has hired Walt Becker to direct the fourth installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks series. Plot and cast details have not been revealed but the script is being worked on by Made of Honor writer Adam Sztykiel. The film will hit theaters on December 23rd, 2015.