TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (01.17.12)

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SALES & PICK-UPS

ABC has picked up from writer/executive producer . The half-hour multi-camera comedy centers around three sisters struggling to run their family restaurant in West Texas without family issues getting in the way first.

CBS is begining to make moves with its first drama pilot orders, Greenlighted are , a legal drama written by and executive produced by , who will serve as showrunner, and , a modern-day Sherlock Holmes series from writer .

NBC is in business with writer/executive producer for a new medical drama, , which centers on a brillian neurosurgeon whose dangerous alter ego threatens to destroy him. and will also produce.

NBC has also picked up , a new Alaska-set drama that centers on a female FBI investigating the mysterious disappearance living in a commune. The series is described as “Northern Exposure” meets “Twin Peaks” and “Lost.” Lisa Zweling will write and executive produce.

NBC and producer are in the works on a new series set in old west, 1840s, that centers on a diverse group who leave Missouri to search for their dreams of riches and freedom across uncharted America. and will also executive produce.

DEALS

ABC and ABC Studios has signed an exclusive talent holding deal with , the up-and-comer who is generating plenty of buzz for her role in the upcoming Sundance pic “Fully Brown.” The studio wants her to star in a pilot targeted for next season.

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