Category Archives: TV Sales & Pick-Ups

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

Netflix Orders “Dead to Me” from “2 Broke Girls” Scribe Liz Feldman

liz feldmanThis is the second series for Will Ferrell and Adam McKay at Netflix and the fourth for CBS Studios after American Vandal, the upcoming Insatiable, and the drama Unbelievable.

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“The White Princess” Sequel “The Spanish Princess” Gets Greenlight at Starz

the spanish princessLike its predecessors, the series is based on the bestselling books Philippa Gregory. Emma Frost, who adapted the previous installments, returns to serve as showrunner on the new series with Matthew Graham.

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Nicole Kidman, David E. Kelley Team Up for “The Undoing” at HBO

nicole kidmanKidman, Kelley, and HBO found great success this past year with their breakout hit Big Little Lies which won eight Emmy Awards and four Golden Globes. The Undoing will be a limited series based on the book You Should Have Known.

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Pilot Season 2018: The Complete Network Guide (Updating)

pilot season 2018UPDATED Every comedy and drama pilot as ordered by the broadcast networks for potential series pickup for the 2018-19 TV season will be listed here as they are announced.

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Fox Picks Up Pilots From “New Girl’s” Liz Meriwether, “Empire’s” Ilene Chaiken

iiz meriwether ilene chaiken Fox is staying in business with two of its most successful showrunners on potential new series for the 2018-19 season.

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“Cagney and Lacey” and “Magnum P.I.” Reboots Among CBS Pilot Orders

cagney and lacey The broadcast network picks up six new pilots, three dramas and three comedies.

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Scott Foley-Led “Whiskey Cavalier,” Diablo Cody Comedy “Most Likely To” Land ABC Pilot Orders

Scott-Foley-12ee9404 The drama would mark Foley’s first role post-Scandal. Cody’s project is also executive produced by Greg Berlanti.

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ABC Orders Female-Led “The Greatest American Hero” Reboot to Pilot

greatest american hero The new half-hour sitcom project is being conceived as revolving around Meera, a 30-year-old Indian-American woman who is described as being good at tequila drinking and karaoke and not much else — until some aliens entrust her with a super suit.

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“Charmed” Reboot, Supernatural Drama “Dead Inside” Picked Up to Pilot at The CW

charmed The new Charmed is described as a fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series, which centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches.

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Apple Orders Damien Chazelle Drama Series

Damien Chazelle Excerpt The untitled project’s plot is being kept under wraps, but Chazelle is expected to write and direct every episode. He will also executive produce along with Jordan Horowitz and Fred Berger.

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Margaret Atwood’s “MaddAddam” Adaptation in Development as a TV Series

maddaddam Paramount TV and Anonymous Content are developing the series, on the heels of the success of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

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“Murphy Brown” Revival Gets Series Order at CBS with Star Candace Bergen

candace bergenOriginal series producers will return for the updated multi-camera along with original creator Diane English serving as writer and executive producer through her Bend in the Road Productions.

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Greg Berlanti’s “God Friended Me” Drama Picked Up to Pilot at CBS

greg berlanti small Questions of faith, existence and science are explored in this series, from writers and executive producers Steven Lilien & Bryan Wynbrandt.

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ABC Orders Kylie Bunbury-Led “Get Christie Love” Reboot to Pilot

kylie bunbury The Pitch alum will play the titular Christie Love, a female CIA agent who leads a highly trained elite ops unit and has the ability to transform into whoever she needs to be in order to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death.

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NBC Orders Robert Zemeckis Missing Plane Mystery Drama “Manifest” to Pilot

robert zemekis small In the mystery thriller, from Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, a plane disappears from radar and returns five years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea.

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NBC Picks Up Comedy Pilots From Mike Schur, Sean Hayes

nbc banner NBC has picked up four comedy pilots to consider for series pickup for the 2018-19 TV season. All are multi-cam.

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ABC Picks Up Dramedy Pilot “False Profits”

abc banner The hourlong project, from writer and executive producer Kayla Alpert, follows a team of down-and-out women in suburban Arizona as they fight their way to the top of the cutthroat world of a multi-level marketing cosmetics business.

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Netflix Orders “Unbelievable” Sexual Assault Miniseries

unbelievable The eight-episode limited series will tackle the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed a twisting path to arrive at the truth.

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“John Wick” TV Series “The Continental” Lands at Starz

john wick Keanu Reeves, who starred in the film franchise which is now on its second sequel, will serve as an executive producer on the series and could guest star.

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Apple Orders Sci-Fi Series “See” From “Hunger Games” Director, “Peaky Blinders” Creator

francis lawrence See marks the fourth high profile scripted series pickup for Apple, who is jumping into the premium TV pool with a huge splash.

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“Snowpiercer” Adaptation Ordered to Series on TNT

snowpiercer “I’m a personal fan of Bong Joon Ho’s epic film, and jumped at the chance to honor his original vision, yet expand upon the world and characters with a diverse, award-winning cast,” said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT.

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“Sons of Anarchy” Spinoff “Mayans MC” Ordered to Series at FX

mayans mc Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC has been ordered to series on FX, with 10 episodes set to premiere in 2018.

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CBS Officially Green Lights Jordan Peele’s & Simon Kinberg’s Twilight Zone Series

PeelExcerpt Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg are about to enter a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.

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Kevin Williamson Dark Fairy Tale Thriller “Tell Me a Story” Ordered to Series at CBS All Access

kevin williamson CBS All Access has ordered Tell Me a Story, a dark psychological thriller based on fairy tales, to series.

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“Blood and Treasure” Action Drama From “Limitless” Team Ordered Straight to Series on CBS

limitless CBS has ordered 13 episodes of the new action-adventure drama straight to series to air in the summer of 2019.

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Warner Bros. Orders 26 Episodes for “Harley Quinn” Animated Series

Harley Excerpt Harley Quinn has had a huge resurgence since Margot Robbie played the famous villainess in 2016’s Suicide Squad.

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“Absentia” Series Starring Stana Katic Acquired by Amazon

Stana ExcerptStana Katic will play Emily Byrne, an FBI agent who disappears without a trace and is declared dead while hunting one of Boston’s most notorious serial killers.

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USA Network Orders Adaptation of Philipp Meyer’s “American Rust” to Series

american rust USA is following in AMC’s footsteps and developing American Rust, based on the novel of the same name by The Son author Philipp Meyer.

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All the “Harry Potter” Films Will be Available to Stream Come 2018

Harry Potter Excerpt

All of the Harry Potter films are coming to one streaming location.

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“Dynasty” Gets Full Season Order at The CW

The CW The network has given a nod of confidence to on of its two freshman drama series.

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