Category Archives: TV Sales & Pick-Ups

A place to find all articles pertaining to TV sales, pick-ups, and pilot orders.

“Roseanne” Revival in the Works with Stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, & Sara Gilbert

roseanne excerptClassic ABC sitcom Roseanne is in the works for a limited revival with original stars Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and Laurie Metcalf in talks to return. The series joins a growing list of sitcom revivals and reboots including Will & Grace at NBC and Fuller House on Netflix.

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“Casual” Showrunner Teams with Ingrid Michaelson for “The Way I Am” at Hulu

ingrid michaelsonStreaming site Hulu has netted single-camera comedy The Way I Am from Casual showrunner Liz Tigelaar and musician Ingrid Michaelson in a competitive situation. The script was penned by duo and Michaelson is attached to star.

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“Wheel of Time” TV Adaptation Moves Forward at Sony

Wheel of Time ExcerptAfter several years of being in development, an adaptation of Wheel of Time, the high fantasy book series consisting of fourteen novels by Robert Jordan, is finally moving forward at Sony Pictures Television.

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Freeform Orders Marvel’s “New Warriors” — Featuring the Popular Squirrel Girl — to Series

Squirrel Girl ExcerptFreeform has handed their second straight-to-series order to a Marvel show, this time for the half-hour live-action comedy New Warriors, continuing the network’s trend of focusing on stories about “becomers.”

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Anonymous Content Acquires Upcoming Stephen & Owen King Novel “Sleeping Beauties”

Sleeping Beauties ExcerptAnonymous Content is the latest to get in on the action of adapting a Stephen King property with the acquisition of an upcoming novel King co-wrote with his son, Owen King.

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Freeform Sets Iliza Shlesinger Late-Night Series Premiere

iliza shlesinger excerptDisney-owned Freeform is entering the late-night landscape with Truth & Iliza hosted by Iliza Shlesinger. The series is getting a six-week run start May 2 at 10 p.m. on the network and its digital platforms.

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Disney Orders “That’s So Raven” Spinoff Series

raven excerptDisney Channel continues to mine its hits of yesterday for new series as it has just ordered That’s So Raven spinoff Raven’s Home. The series will star Raven-Symone, Annelise Van Der Pol, Issac Brown, Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum, and Sky Katz.

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“Daily Show” Correspondent Jordan Klepper to Headline Companion Series

jordan klepper excerptCurrent Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper is the latest comedian to land the post-Daily Show slot, following previous hosts Larry Wilmore with The Nightly Show and Stephen Colbert with The Colbert Report. The 11:30 position has most recently been held by @midnight.

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Sarah Silverman Talk Show “I Love You, America” Lands at Hulu

sarah silvermanStand-up comedian Sarah Silverman is set to star on Hulu talk show I Love You, America. The talk/variety show was taken out last month to cable and digital networks by Funny or Die and has now received a 10-episode straight-to-series order.

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“Moonlight” Director Barry Jenkins Limited Series “The Underground Railroad” Lands at Amazon

Barry Jenkins ExcerptA month after his big win at the Oscars, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has announced his next project: an adaptation of the Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, which has landed at Amazon Studios.

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History Developing Anthology Highlighting U.S. Presidents

the breachAfter finding success with miniseries like Hatfields & McCoys and Six, History is continuing to expand its scripted lineup as it puts anthology series The Commanders in development. The project is described as an annual television event ranging from four to ten hours in length.

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“Los Hermanos” Comedy Series in the Works at Showtime

showtime excerptHayes Davenport has set up his edgy comedy Los Hermanos in development at Showtime. The project hails from Aaron Kapital’s Kapital Entertainment.

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“Fleabag” Producers Receive Order from ITV for “The Widow”

williams brothersThe Missing scribes Harry and Jack Williams have netted a series order for the eight-part drama The Widow from ITV. The project hails from the duo’s production banner Two Brothers, which previously produced hit comedy Fleabag.

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Ryan Murphy Returning to Long-form with New FX Series “Pose”

Ryan Murphy ExcerptRyan Murphy is developing another new series for FX but this time, it won’t be an anthology. Instead, the ongoing drama series Pose will examine various social circles in 1986 New York City.

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Comedy Central Orders Pilot from “SNL” Head Writers Chris Kelly & Sarah Schneider

schneider kelly excerptSaturday Night Live head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider have received a pilot order from Comedy Central for their untitled sibling comedy. Kelly will direct the pilot and the pair will executive produce with Lorne Michael and Andrew Singer.

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CBS Gives Series Order To “Big Bang Theory” Spinoff “Young Sheldon”

Sheldon Cooper ExcerptThe Big Bang Theory spinoff series Young Sheldon has received a series order from CBS to premiere in the 2017-18 season. The series will follow the childhood of Sheldon Cooper while he attends high school at the age of nine.

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Ovation TV Adapting “Hot Art” Drama with Storyscape

hot art excerptJournalist Joshua Knelman’s book Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art has landed at Ovation TV where it will be adapted into a scripted drama. Storyscape Entertainment is producing.

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Fox Developing Musical Event Series About Harlem’s Famous 1920s “Cotton Club”

Cotton Club ExcerptFollowing in the footsteps of Grease: Live and the recent remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fox has announced a new musical series about the famous night club Cotton Club that operated in the ’20s and ’30s in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood.

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Brad Peyton Producing and Directing “The Woods” Series for Syfy Based on Boom! Comic

The Woods ExcerptThe critically acclaimed graphic novel series The Woods is being adapted into a television series on Syfy from director and producer Brad Peyton. Universal Cable Productions is the studio behind the project, which is being planned as an hourlong drama.

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Amazon Orders Three Pilots to Series: “I Love Dick,” “Jean-Claude Van Johnson,” and “The Tick”

The Tick ExcerptAmazon Studios has ordered three new pilots, which first premiered in August as a trial run, to series: I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, and The Tick.

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“Victoria” Renewed for ITV and PBS’ Masterpiece and “Superstore” Gets Full Season 2 Pickup at NBC

Victoria ExcerptIt’s been a busy week for TV renewals. Today, the Jenna Coleman-led ITV and PBS series Victoria got renewed for Season 2 and the NBC sitcom Superstore starring America Ferrera received an extra nine episodes.

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CBS Orders Jermaine Fowler Comedy “Superior Donuts”

Superior Donuts ExcerptAfter receiving a great amount of criticism for the lack of diversity in their new fall shows, CBS has ordered Superior Donuts starring Jermaine Fowler. The multi-camera show was up this past development season but missed a pick up and was instead reshot.

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CBS & Joel Silver Team Up for Legal Drama “Southern / Eastern”

Joel SilverDevelopment season continues to trek on this week as CBC has put legal drama Southern/Eastern into development. The project hails from Silver Pictures Television’s Joel Silver and writer John Romano, Lionsgate TV is the studio, where Silver Pictures has a first-look deal.

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Hulu Orders Half-Hour “Future Man” From Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg

Seth Rogen ExcerptStreaming network Hulu has given a 13-episode order to Future Man, the half-hour comedy from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg starring Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson. This is Rogen and Goldberg’s first half-hour comedy who also helmed the pilot from Sony Pictures Television.

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Vin Diesel To Executive Produce NBC Procedural Drama “First Responders”

vin d excerptNBC has purchased a script for First Responders, a procedural drama from executive producer Vin Diesel. Diesel will produce the hourlong series through his One Race Television banner which has a first-look deal with Universal Television.

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ABC Digital Announces New Series from YouTube Star Lisa Schwartz

lisa schwartzABC’s online platform ABC Digital has announced four new series including This Isn’t Working from YouTube star Lisa Schwartz. Other shows include Farm to Plate. She Talks, and Get the Guy.

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Your Complete Guide to Fall TV Premieres

Designated Survivor ExcerptWe are just two weeks away from fall premieres and a flood of new television and we’ve got the dates and times for each and every one of them.

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NBC Buys Noah’s Ark Drama Series From Robert Zemeckis and Hit List Scribe Daniel Kunka

robert z excerptIn a reprieve to what has been a quiet broadcast spec pilot market as of late, NBC has bought The Ark, a high-concept drama spec from 20th Century Fox TV and ImageMovers. The drama comes from two-time Hit List scribe Daniel Kunka.

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7 Things You May Have Missed From The TCA 2016 Summer Press Tour

Documentary Now ExcerptEach summer and winter, television networks present their slates of programming to the Television Critics Association to give them updates, sneak peeks, and more, for their various series. From HBO to Starz, this weekend revealed information on some of the most buzzed about shows, such as Game of Thrones, and also gave critics some of the first looks and details about brand new series set to hit this fall.

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Netflix Renews “Lady Dynamite” And “Arrested Development” Season 5 In The Works

n20130715000200_3932At their TCA panel, Netflix announced renewals for Lady Dynamite and Chelsea, in addition to updates on Arrested Development and new premiere dates for fall.

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