Category Archives: TV Sales & Pick-Ups

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

Seth Rogen Adapting Comic Series “The Boys” for Amazon

Boys ExcerptAmazon has announced today that it has greenlit an original one-hour drama series adaptation of The Boys.

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AMC to Adapt John Le Carré’s “Little Drummer Girl” With Florence Pugh Starring

florence pugh Park Chan-wook will make his TV debut and direct.

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Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon Morning Show Drama, Bryan Fuller’s “Amazing Stories” Ordered to Series at Apple

The Aniston-Witherspoon series gets a two-season order as distribution plans still remain under wraps in Apple’s first foray into premium scripted content.

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Fox Orders Seven More Episodes for Comedy Series “The Mick”

Mick ExcerptFox has ordered seven additional episodes of their comedy The Mick starring Kaitlin Olson, bringing the season 2 total to 20.

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Warner Bros. in Talks with Amazon for “Lord of the Rings” Series

No deal has been set but reports state that CEO Jeff Bezos is personally involved in negotiations.

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“Bad Boys” Spinoff Series Starring Gabrielle Union Lands at NBC

The potential series would follow Special Agent Syd Burnett, sister to Martin Lawrence’s character who made her debut in the 2003 sequel “Bad Boys 2.”

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Kit Harington Miniseries “Gunpowder” Picked Up by HBO

“Game of Thrones” actor stars in the three-part historical drama which originally aired on the BBC in the UK.

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Showtimes Orders “Your Honor” Legal Drama Series From “The Good Wife” Creators

Peter Moffat and Robert and Michelle King are adapting the Israeli series “Kvodo”

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“Seal Team” Gets Full Season Order at CBS

The military drama joins “Young Sheldon” as the first couple of new series to get additional episode orders on the network this season.

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“Vampire Diaries” Showrunner Developing “Black Widows” TV Series

The project is in the works at ABC and is based on the Scandinavian series from Mikko Polla and Roope Lehtinen.

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Philip K. Dick Novella “Second Variety” Acquired by Reel One

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The classic Philip K. Dick novella Second Variety has been acquired by Reel One Entertainment.

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Restaurant Drama “Sweetbitter” Ordered to Series at Starz

sweetbitter small Starz has picked up a half-hour drama adaptation of Sweetbitter to series, with the novel’s author Stephanie Danler adapting her own work for the screen.

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Sony TV, Original Film Acquire Rights to Adam Sternbergh Novel “The Blinds”

TheBlindsThe series will be set in the arid plains of West Texas in a town called the Blinds, where criminals live in cinderblock bungalows surrounded by a 14-foot fence.

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Aerobics Comedy “Let’s Get Physical” Ordered by Pop

Pop The eight episode series will follow Joe, an uhealthy cover band singer. When Joe’s father suddenly dies he must compete in the National Aerobics Championships to claim his families fortune.

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AwesomenessTV & Hulu Partner for High School Comedy Series “All Night”

awesomeness-tv-hulu excerptThe first season will premiere in 2018 with 10 half-hour long episodes.This is the second series Hulu has picked up from AwesomenessTV.The streamer recently renewed Freakish for a sophomore season.

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Octavia E. Butler’s Sci-fi Novel “Dawn” Getting the TV Treatment from Ava Duvernay

ava duvernay excerptDuVernay will executive produce with Charles D. King, while Victoria Mahoney will write the series. The story centers on an African American woman who works with aliens to resurrect the human race 250 years after a nuclear war.

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RuPaul Dramedy from Bad Robot in the Works at Hulu

rupaul excerptSet in New York City in the Reagan era in the 1980s, the series is a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star.

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NBC and Vin Diesel Developing “Miami Vice” Reboot

miami vice excerptThe series hails from Vin Diesel’s One Race Television and Chris Morgan Productions. Morgan and Diesel previously worked together on the film franchise Fast and Furious.

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“Now & Then” Comedy Lands Pilot Order at Freeform

freeformThe project hails from Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor, and is penned by Shawn Wines. This marks Honor’s eighth pilot order for Kapital since joining the company a year ago.

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Details of Amazon Alt-History Drama “Black America” from Will Packer Revealed

will packer excerptHBO isn’t the only network with a post-Civil War alt-history in the works. After Amazon announced earlier this year that they were developing a project with Will Packer and Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder, details of the drama titled Black America have been revealed.

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“Quantico” Star Priyanka Chopra in the Works on Bollywood Comedy at ABC

priyanka chopraABC is teaming up with Quantico star Priyanka Chopra on a new comedy series about a former Bollywood star. Chopra will executive produce the project which is being written by Sri Rao.

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NBC Developing Baltimore-Set Political Drama with “West Wing” Writer & “Orville” Star

<> on May 15, 2017 in New York City.West Wing alum Allison Abner and Orville star Penny Johnson Jerald have teamed up with NBC to develop a political drama following an African American female mayor. Jerald and Abner will executive produce and Abner will also write the series.

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“The Daily Show” Spinoff Starring Jordan Klepper to Debut This September

Jordan Klepper 1The Daily Show‘s spinoff, The Opposition, starring Jordan Klepper has an official start date. The show will be broadcast at 11:30PM, following The Daily Show, on September 25. This is the same time slot held by The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert when he hosted The Colbert Report.

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ABC Locks Fall 2017 Premiere Dates

marvels inhumans excerptThough you could argue that ABC’s fall slate will officially debut in IMAX theaters on September 1 with Marvel’s Inhumans, the launch on the small screen will be September 18 with Dancing with the Stars.

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Amazon Lands Period Drama “Picnic at Hanging Rock” Starring Natalie Dormer

natalie dormer excerptStreaming network Amazon has nabbed the six-episode drama Picnic at Hanging Rock, starring Game of Thrones alum Natalie Dormer. The project is based on the Australian novel by Joan Lindsay and is directed by Larysa Kondracki.

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Late Night Series “@Midnight” Canceled by Comedy Central

chris hardwickComedy Central continues to play with its late night block with the network announcing that @midnight will end next month. The show is hosted by Chris Hardwick and has been running since 2013.

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Amazon Orders Two Seasons of “Homecoming” Starring Julia Roberts

julia roberts excerptJulia Roberts-starrer Homecoming has landed a two season order from Amazon. The project is an adaptation of the podcast of the same name from Gimlet Media. The podcast launched last November.

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Amazon Adapting “White Fur” with Drake Doremus to Direct

drake excerptRomantic drama novel White Fur is getting the television treatment from Amazon. The streaming giant bought the project from FilmNation and has attached Drake Doremus to direct.

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HBO Sets Documentary About Steven Spielberg

steven_spielberg smallHBO is giving Steven Spielberg the documentary treatment. The feature-length doc Spielberg will seek to examine Spielberg’s filmography in depth and reveal how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time.

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“Dexter” Star Michael C. Hall to Return to TV with Netflix Thriller “Safe”

michael c hall excerptNetflix and Canal+ have given a series order to the thriller Safe with Dexter’s Michael C. Hall attached to star alongside Sherlock’s Amanda Abbington. The series will air on Canal+ in France and Netflix globally. Any remaining and secondary rights will be handled by Studiocanal.

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