Disney is developing a psuedo-sequel to the hit series “Boy Meets World” titled GIRL MEETS WORLD. The project centers on the preteen daughter of Cory and Topanga who, in the orignal series, married.
ABC has purchased FEEL THE FORCE from Bill Lawrence, who will write and exec produce. The project is based on the BBC2 series of the same name and follows two female rookie cops trying to prove themselves in the male dominated police force. Jeff Ingold will exec produce with Lawrence, who is repped by ICM.
Starz will develop OUTLANDER, based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series of the same name. Ron Moore will write the series, which follows a WWII nurse who travels back in time to 1743 and falls in love with a Scottish warrior, despite the fact that she is in love with a man from her WWII time period. Moore is repped by CAA.
NBC has purchased two comedy projects. The first, from writer Jeff Lowell, follows a married couple with children and flashed back to their teenage days in the 1980’s when they were dealing with their parents. Peter Traugott will executive produce with Lowell, who is repped by UTA. NBC has also purchased SLOUCHING TOWARD ADULTHOOD written by Kat Coiro (WME) and based on teh book of the same name by Sally Koslow. The project centers on a dysfunctional family that still has adult children living at home.
Diablo Cody has sold a project titled ALEX + AMY to ABC. The series follows the relationship between a 22-year-old and 32-year-old and the differences between their generations. Cody is repped by WME.
Fox bought drama RUN BLACK from writer Simon Mirren. The project focuses on a brilliant and dangerous prisoner who is given a chance to reduce his sentence when the FBI recruits him to partner up with a book-smart but painfully naive agent to infiltrate and dismantle a criminal empire on the outside. Mirren, repped by WME, will executive produce with Seth Gordon.
Writers Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler have sold a drama to NBC called BAR SCENE. The project follows a team of misfit lawyers who start their own practice. Alberghini and Chessler, repped by Paradigm, will executive produce with Stephanie Davis, Seth Gordon and Jamie Tarses.
Fox has purchased a surfing drama, THE BREAK, from writer Elizabeth Chandler. The project focuses on a 16-year-old girl with a troubled and mysterious past who is sent to a surfing town to live with the father she’s never known. Gary Randall and Tim Bogart will executive produce. Chandler is repped by Paradigm.
Austin Winsberg will write and become showrunner (should it get picked up) TAO OF MARTHA, based on the upcoming book by Jen Lancaster. The project, in the vein of “Julie and Julia”, centers on a highly disorganized, scattered former party girl who decides she needs to grow up and become a better role model for her daughter and write a new book about changing her life according to the “teachings” of Martha Stewart. Stewart and Winsberg will executive produce with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo. Winsberg is repped by CAA.
The CW has purchased drama MERIDIAN HILLS from writer/executive producer Sydney Sidner. The project, centering on a recently married young woman who joins the Junior League who wants to change the system, is set in a boozy Midwest country club circa 1972, when the Equal Rights Amendment had just passed the Congress to begin a long and difficult process of state ratification. Mila Kunis, Lisa Sterbakov, Cami Curtis and Susan Curtis will also executive produce.
NBC has purchased the comedy GROW THE F**K UP from Ali Rushfield. The project centers on a mid-thirties woman with arrested development who begins a relationship with a twenty year old college student. Jesse Peretz will direct and exec produce with Rushfield and Anthony Bregman. Rushfield is repped by UTA.
Evan Susser and Van Robichaux have sold HOW TO GROW UP to CBS. The project centers on a man who finds a box of tapes he left himself as a ten-year-old instructing him now not to grow up and be a “boring adult”. Susser and Robichaux will exec produce with Jeff and Jackie Filgo. The are repped by WME.
Chelsea Handler has sold DISCOUNTED to ABC, which she will exec produce with Fortune Feimster, Jim Freeman and Brian Jarvis. The project follows two half-sisters trying to keep their family furniture store afloat. Feimster is repped by Gersh.
CW has put NORFOLK into development. Written by Sera Gamble, who will exec produce with Taylor Hackford, the project centers on the young people who live on the Norfolk Naval Base. Gamble is repped by UTA.
Thompson Evans has sold projects to Fox and NBC. The project at Fox, titled NIGHT HUNTERS, follows NYC cops posing as taxi drivers. The NBC project, titled MAX GENERAL, is centered on a big city hospital’s trauma center. Evans is repped by Gersh.
HBO has put an English remake of the French series MAISON CLOSE into development with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson producing. Elizabeth Sarnoff will write the script for the project, which is set in Paris in 1871 where three women working at a luxurious brothel try to escape their lives of prostitution. Sarnoff is repped by WME.
CBS will be producing the comedy MOTHER’S DAY, based on the Israeli series. Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky will write the script for the project, which follows a 40-year-old mother and wife who continually lies to get her way in and out of situations. The pair will also exec produce with the orignal series creators Daniela London-Dekel and Dana Eden. Both writers are repped by WME.
Disney XD has renewed their martial arts series KICKIN IT’. The series follows a band of students at the fictional Bobby Wasabi Martial Arts Academy and their lives outside of training. Jim O’Doherty and J.J. Wall executive produce.
USA has renewed its hit series BURN NOTICE for a seventh season. With its new season, the series will hit the 100-episode mark.
WHITNEY, which is about to open its second season, has been renewed for a third, thirteen-episode season as well.
NBC’s hit series CHICAGO FIRE has received a full-series pick-up.
Animated comedy BRICKLEBERRY has been picked up for a second season by Comedy central. The series, exec produced by Daniel Tosh, follows dysfunctional park rangers at a low-level national park.
CW’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has received a full season order. Based on the 1980’s series of the same name, it is following in the footsteps of CW’s hit series, “Arrow”, which was also upgraded.
HAVEN has been picked up by Syfy for a fourth season. The series is currently in first place amongst adults for its 10-11 pm time slot on Fridays.
Jeff Lowell will serve as a co-writer, executive producer and showrunner on the series F*CK IM IN MY TWENTIES, the comedy series based on the Tumblr blog of Emma Koenig which follows up-and-coming twenty-year-olds new to the real world. Lowell is repped by UTA.
NBC has given the greenlight to THE GATES, a comedy pilot from Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. Based off a British series of the same name, the project revolves around parents, teachers and students waiting for fifteen minutes for the school day to end. Yuspa and Goldsmith wrote and will exec produce with Aaron Kaplan, Laurence Bowen and Philip Clarke. Yuspa and Goldsmith are repped by ICM.