TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (01.23.12)

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PICK-UPS & SALES

CBS has made it official, greenlighting hot drama project to pilot. Executive produced by . The drama tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to Police Commissioner.

NBC has given the pilot oder to , an action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department. The project, which had been garnering a lot of buzz, is executive prodced by , , , his new development exec and . The other is COUNTY, which takes us into the lives of a group of young doctors, nurses, and administrators, in a frenetic underfunded and morally compromising LA County Hospital.

In a huge development haul, NBC has also picked up seven new comedies. They include:

    • An , which will be executive produced and written by . The series follows three 30-something guys who enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact they haven’t grown up themselves. Fallon will also executive produce.
    • , based on the UK format, this single-camera about a quirky family that has dinner together every Friday night is also adapted by Gerg Daniels.
    • DADDY’S GIRL written and executive produced by . The multi-camera series centers on a young woman who returns home from overseas to find her father is seriously dating the “mean girl” from her high school.
    • , executive produced and written by , which after being dumped by her fiance, a shy, focused woman leans on her co-workers to help her come out of her shell and plot her revenge.
    • DOWNWARDLY MOBLIE, starring Roseanne Barr in her return to scripted comedy.
    • from , which centers on an irreverent yet charming sportscaster who tries to move on from loss and reluctantly finds surprising solace from the members of his mandatory group therapy sessions.
    • , a single-camera gender comedy focusing on a brash alpha male DJ and his new, plucky, feminist co-host set in the offices of a satellite radio station.

and producer have acquired remake rights to , the documentary by first-time filmmaking duo Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky and are planning on turning it into a series. The docu captures the emotional journey of a new breed of struggling independent artists: the indie game designer.

ATTACHMENTS

has been tapped to helm ’s comedy pilot THE VIAGRA DIARES, created by “Sex and the City” creator/executive producer and starring Oscar winner Goldie Hawn. Based on the book by Barbara Rose Brooker, “Viagra Diaries” centers on a woman (Hawn) who, after her husband has a “mid-life crisis” at 65 and leaves her, struggles with being single for the first time in 35 years.

has signed on to star, direct and executive produce the new comedy . The series revolves around the daily and life-altering dramas of a Jewish family in Washington, DC, and has been described as “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent.”

DEALS

SONY PICTURES Television and Spanish-language giant TELEVISA have signed an exclusive first-look co-production deal for scripted, unscripted and telenovela formats.

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