TV Sales, Deals, Renewals & Greenlights (10.05.12)



and have sold a half-hour comedy show to Fox. The untitled project is about a Brooklyn couple whose lives are shaken when the wife’s Uruguayan parents move in with them. Colton and Aboud will write as well as executive produce alongside and . Colton and Aboud are repped by .

and have also sold a project to Fox called . Project follows a 30’s something couple who reminisces about their immature lives versus the people they’re supposed to become. Mand and Gregor will take up writing duties and executive producing roles with and . The duo is also repped by .

, and have sold a female-driven crime dama to CBS titled . The project follows two young female detectives with polar opposite personalities, one of which suffered a stroke two years prior at the age of 27. Gable and Szentgyorgyi will write and all three will executive produce. Heller and Szentgyorgyi are repped by while reps Gable.

and have sold an untitled single-camera comedy to CBS. The project centers on a sports-crazy Boston family and their gay son who wishes to spend less time with his family. Gluck will executive produce with Gallivan co-executive producing with Richie Schwartz. Gluck is repped by and Gallivan by .

’ company Shondaland has sold two projects to ABC. The first, a comedy titled written by (), follows an up-and-coming journalist who becomes the sole female working on a male-driven internet talk show. The second, titled , was written by () and centers on the public and private lives of five female talk-show hosts on a show similar to “The View”. Rhimes and Betsy Beers will executive produce both projects.

and his company will produce two projects from other writers- one a drama at Fox and the other a comedy at NBC. The drama was written by and is titled and follows a huge conspiracy unfolding in the town of Montauk on Long Island. Miller is repped by . The untitled comedy was written by and with the former writing and the latter directing. They are both repped by .

and have sold a drama titled to ABC. The project is centered around a family in Williston, North Dakota during an oil boom that becomes one of the last households in the small town to sell their mineral rights. The pair will write the script and exec produce with Maria Grasso and Deb Spera. Chapman is repped by and Eisendrath by ICM.

Charley and have sold to CBS. The project follows a Force Recon Marine overseas who nearly dies in a fatal accident that kills his friend. Terrified, he makes a promise to God that he will redeem the lives he took at war if he is returned safely home to his family. Once returning home he is able to follow through on his word with the help of the angel of his best friend who died in the accident. The Parlapanides brothers will write and exec produce with Bob Sertne and Chris Morgan. They are repped by .

CBS has purchased the drama HOSTAGES from , Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Bros. Written by , who created the Israeli show upon which it is based, the project focuses on a family caught in the middle of a massive conspiracy. Nachmanoff has been brought in to perform a rewrite and direct the project and will exec produce with Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir. Nachmanoff is repped by .

has sold half-hour comedy to Fox. The project follows a single working mom Wendy who gets the hardest assignment of her life: as the right-hand woman and den mother to kid-genius tech billionaire Peter and the lost boys he calls family. Soloway will also executive produce along with , , and Evelyn O’Neil. Soloway is repped by .

Andy and are developing with J Michael Straczynski and are shopping the project, whose details are being kept under wraps, to several outlets.

, making his TV debut, has teamed with to sell a drama titled LOST HORIZON to NBC. the project is said to be modern re-imaging of “Moby Dick”, set on the east coast. Glenn will write the pilot with Shyamalan directing. Both men will executive produce and are repped by .

is shopping his supernatural drama THE AFTER to potential buyers. The projects details are being kept under wraps but it will be heavy with Sci-Fi and supernatural elements. Carter is repped by .

has received a script order from NBC for his project . The project, being written and exec produced by Yost, centers on a woman who goes undercover in the California surf scene to try to find her missing sister.

will write the series , sold by and ’s company Gary Sanchez Productions to NBC. The project follows a sham marriage put together by a green card British woman who is using her husband as a guinea pig to write her dissertation. Ferrell and McKay will exec produce. Kahn and McKay are repped by and Ferrell by .

and have sold a dramedy to NBC that they are executive producing with , who is writing the script. The project follows a mid-thirties songwriter who has written some of the greatest love songs of her generation despite having a completely lacking love life. Vernoff Meron and Zadan are all repped by .

has sold a comedy project titled to NBC. The project revolves around several fifty-five and older women who try to live life more like they did during their high school days. Weir will exec produce with Neil Moritz and Vivian Cannon. Weir is repped by . NBC has also purchased a comedy from centering on a multi ethnic and racial family. He is repped by .

will be executive producing a semi-autobiographical comedy project she sold to NBC written by . The untitled project follows a divorced father of two who falls in love with a female cop with no experience dealing with children. The pair, who are a couple in real-life, will exec produce with Aaron Kaplan. Walsh and Case are repped by .

ABC has purchased , a comedy project said not to be based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. The series follows a domineering business CEO and her subordinates who try to keep her under control. Julia Roberts will executive produce with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.

and have received a commitment on a pilot from CBS. , which the pair wrote, follows a female FBI agent who starts seeing a psychiatrist with whom she realizes she knows from the past. Gordon and Gansa will executive produce as well. They are repped by .

NBC has purchased , an eight episode series to be written and exec produced by with Tony Ayres also exec producing. Based on an Australian series, itself based on ’ novel follows the events that transpire when a man slaps a child at a barbecue. Baitz is repped by .

Comedian has sold an untitled comedy which he wrote and will star in. The project is based on his life as an up-and-coming comic and will follow him as he begins a family and has kids. co-wrote and will exec produce with David Martin, Kara Baker and Jon Thoday. Johnagin is repped by and Pennie is repped by .

The CW has purchased the Sci-Fi pilot from . Written by , the project is set one hundred years after humanity destroyed itself and survivors, living in space, come back to Earth to try to start over again. Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo will executive produce. Rothenberg is repped by .

Chuck creators and have sold the the Sci-Fi drama to Fox. Fedak will write and will executive produce with Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. The project cetners on a group of people, all born just before midnight who have access to the “25th hour” of the day. Fedak and Schwartz are both repped by .


Terry Winter’s , which began its third season three weeks ago, has been picked up for a fourth season. Winter exec produces with Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Tim Van Patten and Howard Korder.

Adult Swim has gone ahead and renewed CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL and for their fifth and third seasons respectively, both of which will start in 2013. “Children’s Hospital” was created by , who exec produced with Jonathan Stern and David Wain. was created by , who exec produces with Curtis Gwinn and Stern.

, Cinemax’s first primetime drama, has been renewed for a third season. The project follows unconventional special-ops soldiers played by Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton, who fight terrorism around the world. Yost is repped by .

has been renewed for a 24-episode fourth season by ABC. The series is ABC’s highest rated show in key demographics and the fourth season will start mid-2013.


has signed a multi-year deal with Oprah’s network OWN to executive produce, script, and direct two new series for a mid-2013 premiere. He is repped by .

has signed a multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Under the contract, Appel will take the role of exec producer and showrunner for “Family Guy” and will retain the same roles with “The Cleveland Show”.

has signed a deal with CBS, under which he has already sold an untitled project. The show, which Baum will write and exec produce, follows Dr. John Sherman, a fictional Surgeon General for the United States and how he and his team must deal with treating America’s population as its patients. Baum is repped by .


Children’s network Nickelodeon has greenlit , a TV-movie written by and . The project is based on a children’s book by and centers on an devious card collector who cons a kid out of a million dollar baseball card. Jonathan Judge will direct and Eric Freiser, Adam Rifkin, Marjorie Cohn, Lauren Levin, Loris Lunsford, Karen Glass and Paul Barry will executive produce.


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