A recap of the day’s pick-ups and renewals!
A MONSTER-SIZED recap of the latest Sales, Pick-ups, Attachments, Exits, Deals, Renewals, Cancellations & More, as the upfronts near!
JJ Abrams gets yet another show on the air, with one of the first series orders of 2011, Salman Rushdie eyes TV as his next challenge, Michael Bay & Jerry Bruckheimer eye Cocaine for their next series, BBC gives us more Elba, and two deals are lined up for vets and freshmen alike!
Another Lost alum joing Hawaii 5-O, CMT adds some working class, Fox adds a new recurring to House, a pair to Alcatraz, and a pair to Terra Nova, while FX snags a new lady for Justified, Parenthood adds a recurring, TBS lands the last lead for it’s Brain Trust, and TNT snags a trio to join Eliza Dushku’s Bird Dog.
Smilovic sets up “The Detail,” Fox commits to a new Guggenheim procedural, and JJ Abrams gets two projects picked up!
Hearing JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot is about to go out with a hot new drama spec called ALCATRAZ written by Elizabeth Sarnoff. The project is kept under wraps, but going off the title and previous Bad Robot projects, it’s bound to be about strange happenings on the island prison in the San Francisco Bay. Sarnoff, previously worked with Abrams’ in the last four years of LOST, writing or co-writing over 19 episodes.