Variety is reporting that Charter is continuing to add to its new suite of original programming with the dark comedy television program E is for Edie. The show was created by Jeanie Bergen, a veteran of Aaron Sorkin’s screenwriting masterclass, and depicts a fictionalized version of the creator’s life as a single woman caring for her disabled sister.
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“E Is for Edie” is Charter’s latest move into the original content space. Under the Spectrum Original Content initiative, the cable provider first ordered the cop drama series “LA’s Finest” starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. That series–which is a spinoff of the “Bad Boys” film franchise–was originally developed as a pilot at NBC with the broadcaster ultimately passing. It was also reported in July that Charter was nearing a pick up of the scripted anthology series “Manhunt,” which originally debuted on Discovery. The first season of that series told the story of Ted Kaczynski, better known as the notorious Unabomber.
It is as yet unclear when these programs will air or what channel the original programming will appear in the lineup of Spectrum customers across the country. It is also not clear if the programs will be available in some manner for non-subscribers, as customers outside of large Spectrum markets like Missouri and Fort Worth, TX, may be interested in the programming.
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