SALES & PICK-UPS
ABC has picked up COUNTER CULTURE from writer/executive producer Stepahnie Weir. 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 BABY BIG SHOT, a legal drama written by Dana Calvo and executive produced by Kevin Falls, who will serve as showrunner, and ELEMENTARY, a modern-day Sherlock Holmes series from writer Rob Doherty.
NBC is in business with writer/executive producer David Schulner for a new medical drama, DO NO HARM, which centers on a brillian neurosurgeon whose dangerous alter ego threatens to destroy him. Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan will also produce.
NBC has also picked up MIDNIGHT SUN, 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 Shaun Cassidy 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. Paul Frank and Thomas Schlamme will also executive produce.
ABC and ABC Studios has signed an exclusive talent holding deal with Gina Rodriguez, 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.