TVLine Items: Jesse Eisenberg Comedy, BET's Bobby Brown Biopic and More

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg is on The Market.

The Academy Award-nominated star of The Social Network, in collaboration with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, will star in, direct and produce the half-hour comedy The Market, our sister site Deadline reports.

The series (which has not yet been shopped) revolves around Harold, a recent widow who moves in with his son Stan (Eisenberg). Having both lost their jobs due to the economy, father and son must navigate the harsh realities of the job market.

While better known for his roles on the big screen, Eisenberg’s TV credits include appearances on Modern Family and The Newsroom.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* BET’s new biopic franchise will tell The Bobby Brown Story, courtesy of the writer of The New Edition Story, which was BET’s most-watched scripted show in five years,  Adweek reports.

* Bravo has greenlit five new series: one that follows “real estate moguls” Bethenny Frankel and Fredrik Eklund; Sell It Like Serhant (with Million Dollar Listing New York‘s Ryan Serhant); Relationshep (in which someone named Shep Rose seeks love); Southern Charm New Orleans; Love Italian Style (in which five African American bachelorettes cr amore in Italy); and the self-explanatory reality series A Night With My Ex.

* Per Deadline, Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) is adapting for TV Who Thought This Was A Good Idea?, the memoir of Alyssa Mastromonaco, President Obama’s deputy chief of staff.

* Eurovision 2017, which marks the 62nd year of the highly entertaining international song competition, will air on Logo live and commercial-free on Saturday, May 13 at 3/2c.

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