SALES & PICK-UPS
CW has given the green light to the mystery drama they picked up this year, CULTS by writer/producer Rockne S. O’Bannon. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will also serve as producers 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 THE LA COMPLEX created by writer-producer Martin Gero. 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 MARRIED WITH ROOMMATES, a multi-camera comedy from Spike Feresten. 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 SAVING HOPE for a potential summer run, co-created and written by Malcolm MacRury and Morwyn Brebner. 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.
Walt Disney Pictures has signed a long-term pact with Comcast 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.