PICK-UPS & SALES
ABC has given the green light to 666 PARK AVE a drama pilot from writer David Wilcox. Based on Alloy Etertainment’s book series by Gabriella Pierce, the show is set up at a historic apartment buildings in New York City and centers on a young couple who become its managers. They unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the residence. Wilcox is executive producing with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.
TV LAND has looked way across the pond for their new comedy series as they have picked up the adaptation rights to the Israeli series ZANZURI. Jon Sherman will write the adaptation, which centers on a family man who suffers a heart attack on his 40th birthday and discovers that every man in his family has died of a heart failure at that age. He then decides to go for it, grabbing life by the balls, and the people around him begin to see the difference.
Marcos Siega, who directed the pilot for Kevin Williamson’s hit “The Vampire Diaries” and served as a co-executive producer on the CW show, will direct the UNTITLED WILLIAMSON DRAMA PROJECT. Meanwhile, Bill D’Elia, who most recently directed the pilot for and executive produces Kelley’s NBC dramedy “Harry’s Law,” will direct his TNT pilot CHELSEA GENERAL.