[10/30/09 - 06:09 PM] Development Update: Friday, October 30 Updates include: Nick Popovich sets "Airplane Repo" at Discovery; Rena Sofer to visit "NCIS"; and Sasha Alexander to star in TNT's "Rizzoli."
STATUS: previously in development (2010-2011 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from Spike TV's press release, May 2010) A comedic look at the launch of a contemporary pro hockey league designed to rival the NHL that gives the fans what they think they want - more scoring, more fighting and more attitude. The series focuses on the new league's dysfunctional front office, its reluctant star and collection of has-been and never-was players. "Rebel League" celebrates the good, the bad, the ugly and the unbelievable moments on and off the ice in the life of this upstart organization. Written by Stephen Engel ("The Big Bang Theory," "The War At Home"), produced by Denis Leary and Jim Serpico's Apostle Pictures ("Rescue Me," "The Job") and Sony Pictures Television and based on the book, The Rebel League by Ed Willes.