SALES & PICK-UPS
CBS has given a pilot green light to SUPER FUN NIGHT, a multi-camera comedy pilot written by and starring Australian actress-comedian Rebel Wilson. The comedy follows three nerdy female friends on their quest to have super fun every Friday night. Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross and David Kissinger are executive producing, with Wilson co-executive producing.
CBS has picked up three more drama pilots:
- UNTITLED RALPH LAMB PERIOD PROJECT from “Goodfellas” writer Nicholas Pileggi and CBS TV Studios, is set in the 1960s and is based on the true story of Ralph Lamb, rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas. Pileggi co-wrote the script with TV writer Greg Walker, with James Mangold on board to direct.
- APPLEBAUM, a mew PI series that will be directed by Christopher Columbus.
- QUEAN, the Ilene Chaiken/Joel Silver procedural.
COMEDY CENTRAL has given a pilot order to ALMOST VACANT, created by and starring Canadian actors Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods. The project follows the misadventures of two inept friends, Jim (Woods) and Nic (Wright), as they work at a low-end budget hotel in upper New York.
FOX has given a pilot order to PRODIGY BULLY, a half-hour comedy written by “Glee” co-star Mike O’Malley and executive produced by John Wells. Based on the Prodigy Bully one-minute movies by Hank Perlman, the comedy centers on a young boy genius who uses his brains and brawn to get whatever he wants.
NBC has decided to move forward with an UNTITLED RAINN WILSON SPINOFF for a potential midseason 2013 launch. No deals have yet been made, but the series comes from the minds of Wilson and “The Office” showrunner/executive producer Paul Lieberstein.
Michael Cuesta has signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the seven-figure pact, which starts immediately and runs through June 1, 2013, Cuesta will direct and executive produce the studio’s contemporary Sherlock Holmes drama pilot “Elementary.”