TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (02.06.15)

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TV SALES

ABC has given a pilot order with penalty to FAMILY FORTUNE. From Matt Hubbard, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the comedy is based on the family life and stand-up of , who will star, and centers on a popular gym teacher (Feimster) who comes out of the closet to her close-knit group of family and friends. is producing.

ABC has ordered a TV reboot of . Written by and , the comedy will center on a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother’s kids. Cragg, Bradley and Packer executive produce under Packer’s first look deal with .

The CW has ordered from . CBS TV Studios is producing the series that follows a former CIA agent-turned-teacher who fid out his students at an elite Washington, D.C., prep school have high-level access through their personal connections. He trains them to be his eyes and ears in the world of international espionage so can return to the CIA. Neal Baer, Dan Truly, and Sabrina Wind also produce.

The CW has ordered CORDON from The Vampire Diaries showrunner and director . The drama centers on a deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, forcing a large city quarantine and leaving those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives. Plec and Nutter are EPing for , , and .

The CW has also ordered a remake of . Coming from producers and and writer , Tales is a horror/fantasy anthology series.

Fox has ordered a pilot for COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE. Produced by through her Jackal Group and 20th Century TV, the single-cam comedy celebrates the pitfalls of being a twentysomething. Jay Lacopo is writing and executive producing.

has given a pilot order to about the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman. wrote, with , and will star in the pilot. is producing with Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, and Michael Rotenberg.

NBC has given a pilot order to an UNTITLED RUSSO BROTHERS COMEDY. The series, from , , and , is pitched as a politically incorrect office comedy where two best friends, Dale and Georgie find their relationships tested when one of them starts dating the perfect woman. Because women only even get in the way of male friendships. Batra wrote the pilot and is executive producing.

TV RENEWALS

has renewed for a third season. The drama stars and follows the sometimes disastrous personal and professional life of news anchor Mary Jane Paul (Union.) Mara Brock Akil created and EPs the series.

Bravo has ordered a 13-episode second season of GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE. From Universal Cable Productions, from creator and EP , based on the novel by Vicki Iovine. follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein), a self-help book author whose seemingly perfect and marriage simultaneously implode.

TV ATTACHMENTS

will direct the ABC pilot . From 20th Century TV and written by , the female-driven project follows Lauren Marks, who must follow a trail of lies that takes her into the world of the illegal gun trade between the US and Mexico.

will direct and executive produce NBC’s new drama pilot, . From Carol Mendelsohn, David Hudgins, and Sony TV, the series follows a rising attorney on the brink of success who could lose his perfectly crafted life when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past.

will direct the pilot of . The NBC comedy stars as the willful but popular diva Ana Maria, the star of Latin America’s most beloved telenovela, who strives to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera. The series is written and executive produced by Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein based on an idea by Longoria, who is also EPing through her UnbeliEVAble banner and with ,

TV GREENLIGHTS

has given the greenlight to the miniseries . The series is based on the book Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose and follows the journey of the famed Lewis and Clark as they embark on their mission to deliver President Thomas Jefferson’s message of sovereignty and their search for his fabled all-water route to the Pacific. and star as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Dede Gardner and Gary Goetzman are executive producing.

have given a 10-episode order. Written and EP’d Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, the sci-fi drama is set in the near future in Los Angeles, which exists in a state of occupation by a force of outside, alien intruders. Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies star in the co-production between Legendary TV and Universal Cable Productions.

TV DEALS

has inked a deal with and Upright Citizens Brigade duo and to develop a feminist comedy. The currently untitled project follows two girls who meet at summer camp and bond over their passion for second-wave feminism. Unexpectedly the girls are struck by lightning and their friendship, power, and destiny is fatefully sealed. Partners will executive produce with Soloway and Robin Schwartz, and Friedman and Skidmore will co-executive produce.

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