TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (01.04.11)

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TV SALES

FOX continues to build the comedy slate it has relied on over the years, moving forward with development on the from writers/exec producers and . The half-hour series, which will also be exec produced by and , centers on a blue collar husband and father, who has gotten divorced, but with the economy like it is, can’t move out, so he moves into the basement of the family home.

FOX has moved quick to snatch up the from writer/exec . Series, which is also being exec produced by , and , and produced by , centers on the fine line of today’s fast-advancing medical field, and the not so black and white ethics that come with it.

FOX adds another medical drama to the growing 2011 slate, picking up the from writer . Series, whichwill be set in the E.R., will follow each character individually, letting the show unfold from each individual perspectives. , and exec produce.

FOX has also looked abroad for new laughs, picking up an Americanized reboot of the Irish series from writer/exec . Series, which is also exec produced by original series creator , as well as and , gives a look into a relationship, from the very different perspectives of the two people in it.

has added another comedy to the mix for the 2011-2012 season, picking up new laugher from writer/exec . Series, which has been given a pilot presentation, revolves around five college buddies still trying to make it work, a year after graduation.

NICKELODEON has picked up the comedy pilot from writers and Jim O’Doherty. Series, which Israel will exec produce alongside and , centers on a popular girl whose status takes a dive after she’s saddled with braces and glasses. Now shunned by the mean girls, she finds a new way to shine — through her music.

TV RENEWALS

NICKELODEON has renewed network hit for a 26-episode ninth season.

TV DEALS

(Life Unexpected) has signed a 2-year/7-figure deal with an option for a third year at ABC. Tigelaar will start out developing new shows, with the possibility of joining a new series in the Fall.

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