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/producer Rockne S. O’Bannon. and will also serve as on the series, which centers on an inquisitive, young female production 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-producer . 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 San Francisco suburb, is being produced by Universal TV 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 TV 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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