As the TV market Slowly Returns in the New Year, Derek Cianfrance decides to flex some Muscle for HBO.
ABC adapts another Canadian drama and a new comic book, NBC eyes the Young Turks, Nickelodeon adds another series to their surfer teen lineup, while SyFy surprises everyone with a Stargate cancellation, HBO taps a writer for Gandolfini’s next, and Showtime finds a new showrunner for Dexter.
CBS re-teams with a Seinfeld alum, CW likes Beautiful Strangers, Disney Channel looks for the new Hannah Montana replacement, while Fox picks up another medical series, and NBC dives into John Grisham land. Meanwhile, HBO kills Alan Ball’s next, Starz wants more sandal epics, and Michael Eisner plots his return with a pitch pilot in hand!
ABC looks for Rayne, and HBO decides its time To Be Continued!
ABC takes another stab at a Nicole Richie show, Fox gets the Hard Nelson, Lifetime steps into Close Quarters, NBC picks up a Battlestar EP series on the open sea, IFC adds 8 to the slate, and HBO puts down Kathryn Bigelow’s Miraculous Year.
CBS eyes an America/Canadian border cop series, Disney XD orders 3 news shows (Tron included), FX stirs a little controversy with an illegal immigrant PI, NBC wants us to laugh at Russell Peters’ life, HBO adds some behind the scenes creatives on that Nikki Finke project, WB locks Kevin Williamson in for a long-term stay, and NBC terminates JJ’s new spy series before mid-season.
FOX picks up a father/son dating comedy, HBO gets documental with the Tropic Thunder gang, NBC gets into drug trouble, girl trouble and aging trouble, while USA hands out pilot commitments to a trio of new shows, and Community gets a few more episodes thanks to that spectacular Halloween episode!
ABC Americanizes two foreign hits & wins a bidding war for one hell of an actioner, FX looks for The Hurt in the worst hospital in America, HBO looks to Molly Shannon’s ex-nunnery, while CW and CBS keep a tight watch on two shows on the fence.
ABC looks into adoption drama, CBS picks up a comedy starring the man, the myth, the brows, FOX looks to Jack Black for a few Little Bitches, HBO gets into political comedy, NBC picks up something new from the man behind Spin City, and Jane has a new director!
Showtime goes Boycrazy, while HBO just says no to polygamy.
ABC looks back at the Angels, TNT finds a Bird Dog, CBS and SyFy kill a few shows, HBO promises more of a few others, and guess what Martin Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi are doing next?
HBO looks to Dexter for some political thriller action, while NBC looks to the race track for the guys version of “Parenthood”, and to the Happiness Project for Kristin Davis.
Fox orders even more animations, VH1 gets some Single Ladies, CW gets on the dance floor and Chuck, Chase, and Undercovers continues on!
Fox gets two second chances; SyFy is readying to take to the seas with Sinbad; HBO eyes fashion with Tea Leoni; ABC orders more of a rookie, an up-and-comer, and a veteran, and while they’re at it, look to bring back a little someone green to the mix!
TV SALES NICKELODEON has picked up new animated series TALES OF PETER RABBIT, based on the Beatrix Potter character “Peter…
40+ TV Sales, Attachments, Renewals, Cancellations, Attachments, and Greenlights!
The return of D’Onofrio to CI, the Empire expands at HBO, “The Lost Girls” are found by Bruckheimer, Baywatch creator sets up another beach series, and CBS finds a Second Wind and an Untitled Goldstein Sitcom.
HBO has snatched up the UNTITLED LENA DUNHAM PROJECT which will be produced by Judd Apatow, and Lena Dunham, who will also star, as well as writer and direct, along the way. Series will center on “the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early twenties.â€
Take a look at the trailer for Lena Dunham’s previous work in her award-winning film “Tiny Furniture.”