Category Archives: TV Sales & Pick-Ups
Hayes Davenport has set up his edgy comedy Los Hermanos in development at Showtime. The project hails from Aaron Kapital’s Kapital Entertainment.
The 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.
Ryan 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.
Saturday 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.
The 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.
Journalist 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.
Following 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.
The 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.
Amazon 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.
It’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.
After 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.
Development 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.
Streaming 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.
NBC 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.
ABC’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.
We 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.
In 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.
Each 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.
At their TCA panel, Netflix announced renewals for Lady Dynamite and Chelsea, in addition to updates on Arrested Development and new premiere dates for fall.
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
Johnson 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.
Popular fantasy series Chronicles Of Amber is headed for television with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman set to adapt the books with his Skybound Entertainment partner Dave Alpert.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is teaming up with Emmett/Furla/Oasis and The Tannenbaum Company on a new television series based on his time in Venice Beach, set up at CBS Television Studios.
Andy Samberg is reuniting with Murray Miller and HBO for the sports mockumentary Tour De Pharmacy. Miller penned the script, and Jake Szymanski will direct and co-produce.
Now that all five networks have revealed their fall premieres we can start making our schedules and fighting with family and roommates about who will be relegated to the DVR!
ABC has finally revealed their fall premiere dates. While we watched the other networks announced their start dates over the past couple of weeks, ABC took a little bit longer as they made their decisions.
Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions has received a pilot production commitment for their comedy The Baby from NBC. Paper Kite has also signed a new overall deal with Universal Television.
CBS is set to launch its fall schedule this year with Thursday Night Football on September 15. A night of comedies are up next including Kevin Can Wait starring Kevin James and Man With A Plan with Matt LeBlanc.
Halfire Entertainment and CBC’s miniseries Alias Grace will stream globally on Netflix. The series is written and produced by Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron.
Sony Pictures has put Ghostbusters: Ecto Force on their television slate. The original film’s director Ivan Reitman will oversee the new show which is looking at a 2018 debut.