SALES & PICK-UPS
NICKELODEON is betting big on “Fred” star and teen web sensation Lucas Cruikshank. The network has picked up comedy pilot MARVIN, MARVIN, which will star Cruikshank for a 26 episode order. The series stars Cruikshank as a alien teen living with a human family, while trying to fit into life on earth, and will be executive produced by Jeff Bushell, Evan Weiss and Gary Binko.
“Chuck” executive producer Matt Miller has come on board the new ABC supernatural pilot 666 PARK AVENUE and will executive produce and showrun the series based on the Alloy book series by Gabriella Pierce.
All at once, CBS has renewed fifteen of its series for next season. The list includes freshman comedies 2 BROKE GIRLS and sophomore series MIKE & MOLLY. The biggest number of renewals came in the drama department, which include PERSONS OF INTEREST, critically acclaimed THE GOOD WIFE, BLUE BLOODS and HAWAII FIVE-O. Vet network procedurals NCIS, NCIS: LA, CSI, CRIMINAL MINDS and THE MENTALIST have also been renewed. Network hits HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and THE BIG BANG THEORY have also the green light. “Two and a Half Men” has not been renewed yet due to ongoing discussions with Warner Bros. TV.