Category Archives: TV Sales

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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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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“Avengers: Infinity War” Directors Joe Russo & Anthony Russo Adapting “Deadly Class” TV Series

Joe Russo and Anthony Russo Joe Russo and Anthony Russo are attached to executive produce a television series adaptation of the Image Comics’ series Deadly Class from Rick Remender and Miles Feldsott

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Dwayne Johnson Gets Pumped For “Muscle Beach” Drama Series At USA Network

dwayne-johnsonJohnson is developing the drama series Muscle Beach at USA Networks. He will produce under his Seven Bucks Production banner with Dany Garcia through their partnership with Beau Flynn and his Flynn Picture Co.

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Oxygen Greenlights Transgender Series “Strut” From Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg’s executive produced Strut has been picked up to series by Oxygen Media. The series follows fashion models working with Slay Model Management, the world’s first exclusive transgender modeling agency.

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ABC Breaks Up The Shondaland Primetime Party On Thursday Nights

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Jimmy Kimmel made a splash this morning with an opening monologue at ABC’s upfront presentation that may have been closer to a roast. With performances, light-hearted moments, and videos of new series all on full display.

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TB TV Recap: Netflix Orders “The Punisher” While “Wheel Of Time” In The Works

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Well Marvel fans, the news we all hoped for is finally here: The Punisher is headed to Netflix. Since Jon Bernthal’s initial casting in the role of Frank Castle, rumors have swirled that there may be spinoff series.

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Netflix Snags Jonah Hill & Emma Stone Comedy “Maniac”

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Just a few days after announcing that Paramount TV and Anonymous Content were pitching Maniac starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, Netflix has closed a deal giving the dark comedy a 10 episode series order.

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Robert Redford Sets “Burgess Boys” Miniseries As Part Of HBO First Look Deal

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The Oscar-winning actor-filmmaker is returning to HBO with a two-year first look deal at the premium cable network. His first project in development under the pact is The Burgess Boys, a miniseries based on the novel by Elizabeth Strout.

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“Lost” Writer To Pen “Xena” Reboot For NBC

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The Xena: Warrior Princess reboot is inching its way through development over at NBC as Javier Grillo-Marxuach has been brought in to pen the script. He will executive produce alongside series co-creator Rob Tapert and executive producer Sam Raimi.

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Fox Adapting Australian Series ‘The Code’ With Graham Yost

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Fox has given a script commitment to an adaptation of the critically praised Australian series The Code from Justified’s Graham Yost and Michael Dinner.

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Josh Friedman To Adapt “Snowpiercer” TV Series For Tomorrow Studios

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Avatar 2 scribe Josh Friedman has been tapped to adapt the 2013 sci-fi action thriller Snowpiercer into a television series for Tomorrow Studios. The original film’s writer-director Bong Joon Ho will serve as an executive producer.

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“Luther” Returns For Three-Hour Special In December


The world’s grittiest detective is coming back for another go, as BBC America has announced that Idris Elba will return to his Golden Globe-winning role of John Luther once again for a one-night special.

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“Amazing Stories” Getting A Reboot At NBC From Bryan Fuller

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Hannibal series helmer Bryan Fuller to produce a weekly anthology for NBC based on the 1980s series from Steven Spielberg.

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Dan Sterling, Seth Rogen, And Evan Goldberg Land Workplace Comedy At Fox

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Dan Sterling, the screenwriter behind the controversial comedy The Interview, is re-teaming with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for a new comedy series at Fox.

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TB TV Recap: The King Is Back, ABC Is Buying Up A Storm, & Musicals Are In

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It was a big week as development season picks up in the TV world. Let’s take a look back at some of the biggest stories and trends.

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Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg’s “Preacher” Ordered To Series At AMC

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Rogen announced the news on Twitter today, confirming that the network will air the series in 2016. AMC has not released any official confirmation, but sources are saying that its a done deal.

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NBC Purchases Rights For True-Story Thriller “The Watcher”

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Previously reported as a possible film rights bonanza, NBC has decided to take the terrifying true story of a New Jersey family and the “Watcher” who stalks their new home to television.

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Hulu Orders “Future Man” Series From Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg

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The half-hour comedy will be added to Hulu’s rapidly growing list of original scripted shows.

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The CW In Development On “Friday The 13th” Series


While details are scarce, the series will be set in the present and focus on the residents of Crystal Lake as they are forced to confront the return of the infamous killer, as more secrets of his origins surface.

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“Training Day” Television Series In The Works From Antoine Fuqua and Will Beall

TrainingDayAntoine Fuqua and Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up to bring Training Day to television. The classic crime thriller, which featured Ethan Hawke as a rookie cop and Denzel Washington as his corrupt mentor, will be turned in a series adaptation from Warner Bros. TV.

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PILOT, TV & SERIES SALES & CASTING (7.31.15)

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A round-up of this week’s pilot and series TV casting and sales!

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NBC To Reboot “Xena: Warrior Princess”, Lucy Lawless Interested

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The popular 90s series Xena: Warrior Princess is being eyed by NBC for a reboot, with the involvement of original star Lucy Lawless, original creator Rob Tapert, and original executive producer Sam Raimi.

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Archie Is Getting The CW Treatment

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The reboot of Archie and his pals is moving from FOX to CW.

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“Hannibal” Showrunner Bryan Fuller To Produce Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” For Starz

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Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller and Kings creator Michael Green will shepherd the adaptation of Gaiman’s bestselling 2001 novel, which centers on a modern day America where the ancient gods of myth exist in human form.

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Bradley Cooper, Graham King, And Todd Phillips To Adapt “Hyperion” for Syfy

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Set on the eve of the apocalypse triggered by the entire galaxy at war, Hyperion tells the story a group of pilgrims who travel the universe seeking answers, with one holding the fate of the human race in his hands.

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{TB Talks TV} American Odyssey Review: “Oscar Mike”

Sgt. Ballard and Aslam bond over some justifiable homicide.

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New Season Of “Full House” Returning To Netflix With An Even “Fuller House”

“Full House” is close to getting revived.

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TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (3.20.15)

A round-up of this week’s TV sales, pick-ups, renewals, and deals!

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TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (3.6.15)

A round-up of this week’s TV sales, pick-ups, attachments, greenlights, and deals!

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