Anticipated New Television Shows and Reboots


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Better Call Saul

Ryan Ly is a respected presence in the Los Angeles community who leads Curate Entertainment and has served as the literary agent for the creators of top Hollywood television series. Having arranged the sale of series such as Better Call Saul and Good Girls’ Revolt, Ryan Ly stays current with upcoming television series and overall industry trends.

With the major studios currently preparing their lineups for the 2018-19 season, a recent Screen Rant article looked at anticipated reboots and new productions. New ABC programs include A Million Little Things, which will focus on the lives of a group of Boston friends who came together unexpectedly and now face intertwined relationship and career issues.

Another anticipated ABC show, The Rookie, will follow the trials and tribulations of a “small town guy” who experiences a life-changing incident and decides to pursue a long held dream of becoming a police officer in the LAPD. As the oldest rookie on the force, key questions center on whether humor and determination will be enough to see him through.

Among the updated shows slated for production is a remake of Magnum P.I., which aired on CBS from 1980 to 1988. With Candice Bergen and many of her costars reprising seminal roles, Murphy Brown is also set for a 30th anniversary reboot. The series will take in contemporary issues such as fake news and social media amid a cultural and political climate that has changed dramatically.

Philip Roth Interviewed on Writing before His Passing


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Philip Roth

Based in Southern California, Ryan Ly guides Curate Entertainment and has extensive experience with television series as a literary agent. Featured by Hollywood Reporter on its 2015 list of next-generation entertainment agents, Ryan Ly described the person he would most like to work with, “my favorite author, and literary hero, Philip Roth.”

Interviewed by the New York Times in early 2018 shortly before his passing, Philip Roth spoke of a life in letters that extended from the 1950s through to his 2012 announcement that he would be retiring from writing. Speaking of this decision, Roth noted that it was informed by a decrease in the “mental vitality,” “verbal energy,” and “physical fitness” required to produce anything as complexly structured as a novel. As he put it, “every talent has its terms – its nature, its scope, its force.”

Roth also revisited the 1960 essay “Writing American Fiction,” which presented the concept that the sheer insanity of the US reality nearly “outstrips the writer’s imagination.” Referencing a political and social landscape that has shifted dramatically in a few short years, the author noted, “How naive I was in 1960 to think that I was an American living in preposterous times!”