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Steven Spielberg's 'Red Band Society' picked up by Fox

6/17/2014
Steven Spielberg's 'Red Band Society' picked up by Fox © AP / Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg's 'Red Band Society' picked up by Fox

By Tony Maglio
TheWrap

Fox has picked up hospital dramedy "Red Band Society" to series.

Steven Spielberg and Margaret Nagle ("Boardwalk Empire") will executive produce, along with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (both of "The Americans") and Sergio Aguero ("No Reservations"). Nagle penned the pilot.

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon ("Glee") will direct.

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"Red Band Society" follows a diverse group of teenagers who become unlikely allies and friends in the high school drama, set in the pediatric wing of a hospital.

Octavia Spencer and Dave Annable star in the series, along with Griffin Gluck, Charlie Rowe, Rebecca Rittenhouse and Zoe Levin.

Minutes before announcing the pickup of "Red Band Society," Fox ordered hip-hop drama "Empire" to series. On Monday, the network predictably ordered the Batman prequel "Gotham" to series.

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