TV Sales, Deals & Renewals (04.05.13)

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TV SALES

Cinemax is developing (but really adapting) a new drama series called , a gritty modern-day drama that tells the story of a powerful and dangerous crime family who run their business out of the Florida Keys and into Jamaica, trafficking drugs, guns and exotic animals. The pilot will be written by and (“Hell On Wheels”) who will also executive produce and run the show. The brothers Gayton are repped by .

Bravo is developing three new scripted shows. First show, GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE, follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40’s in Los Angeles. The pilot is written by who will also executive produce with Dawn Olmstead and Meryl Poster. Noxon is repped by . The second show, , follows one of the most prestigious and wealthy families on the Upper East Side who have built their entire fortune on the business of diamonds. Les Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo are executive producers. And the last show, , is set in the 80’s and focuses on rival brothers, from two different mothers, who open a restaurant together, forcing the two estranged families to finally deal with the years of resentment between them. will write the pilot and executive produce with Michael Jackson (not that one, obviously) and Rachael Horovitz. Imperioli is repped by ICM.

Cinemax has ordered a pilot of , based on the series of novels by Max Allan Collins. Project is set in the 1970s and centers on a Marine sniper who, upon his return home from Vietnam in 1973, finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. Combat-hardened and disillusioned, he’s recruited into a network of contract killers and corruption spanning the length of the Mississippi River. and will write the pilot and executive produce along with Steve Golin, David Kanter, Matt DeRoss and Keith Redmon. Gordy and Fuller are repped by .

SyFy just bought a drama on spec from . The untitled project starts off with a meteorite striking a plane. The only two survivors find themselves sleepwalking and waking up with no memory of their actions. On the run from the government, they must figure out what happened to them and prove their innocence. Moreno, who is repped by ICM, will also executive produce with Ross Fineman.

TV RENEWALS

In a move that surprises no one, has been renewed for a fourth season. This is especially unsurprising, given that the third book has been split into seasons 3 and (now officially) 4.

The Disney Channel has renewed for a third season.

The History Channel has renewed it’s original series for a 10 episode second season. Production will begin this summer.

TV ATTACHMENTS

Director John Hillcoat will direct the pilot episode of . He’s best known for “The Proposition” and “Lawless” and is repped by .

TV GREENLIGHTS

BET has officially ordered BEING MARY JANE to series after initially deciding on turning the pilot into a tv movie. Despite the show’s name it seemingly has nothing to do with weed and is merely unfortunate.

has been ordered to series from Nickelodeon as part of their upcoming ‘NickMom’ block of programming, which will then re-run on Nick at Nite.

A&E has given the greenlight to and ordered it to series.

TV DEALS

has signed an overall deal with ABC Television Studios, where she will develop new shows for them. She is repped by .

has signed an overall deal with Sony Pictures TV. She will develop shows with them over the next two years and her payout was reportedly in the seven figure range. She is repped by .

has signed a deal with Universal TV’s Alternative Studio. He will develop, produce and consult on comedies of different formats, primarily for NBC but also possibly for other networks.

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