TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (01.05.12)

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SALES & PICK-UPS

CW has given the green light to the mystery drama they picked up this year, by writer/ Rockne S. O’Bannon. and will also serve as producers on the series, which centers on an inquisitive, young female assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult who, after a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating crimes seen on the program in real life.

CW is also nearing a deal to acquire the rights to the upcoming Canadian soap created by writer- . The series revolves around twenty-somethings living in the same LA apartment complex as they try to make it in Hollywood.

NBC has given a script commitment to , a multi-camera comedy from . The series follows a young married couple that moves into a house with their single bachelor friend in an upscale suburb, is being produced by Universal and BermanBraun.

NBC is close to acquiring the upcoming Canadian medical drama for a potential summer run, co-created and written by and . The series is based on a number of 2005 articles by Globe and Mail writer Ian Brown who spent eight weeks in Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital. The series will be set in a Toronto hospital as it follows the complicated lives of its doctors and staff.

DEALS

 has signed a long-term pact with for its entire portfolio of networks, including ABC and ESPN. The arrangement covers a total of 70 networks/services that will be delivered to more than 20 million subscribers.

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