CBS has handed out a blind script order for an as of yet UNTITLED DANNY COMDEN PROJECT from writer Danny Comden. Details are kept under wraps, but Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum are aboard as executive producers.
FX has moved ahead to pick up the new drama pilot, the UNTITLED IZZARD/JUNG DRAMA written and executive produced by Doug Jung and co-created by Eddie Izzard. The project, which Jung will also serve as showrunner, centers on Eddie Braun, a disgraced ex-congressman who, after a sexual scandal, has become a new kind of political fixer for hire. Along with his insider knowledge of the Beltway, Eddie’s not above using blackmail, theft or even a gun to someone’s head in order to get results.
TBS has bought the 1-hour spec comedy pilot U-BOAT from writer/executive producer Dave Caplan. The project, which will also be exec produced by Bryan Furst, Sean Furst and Walt Becker (who also directs), is pitched as buddy comedy amongst the world of private dicks.
Alex Barnow and Marc Firek, the creators and showrunners of “Mr. Sunshine” have signed a 2-year/7-figure deal with SONY PICTURES TELEVISION. As part of the pact, the pair will continue on with the series, if it is renewed.
Darlene Hunt, the creator of “The Big C” has signed a 2-year/7-figure deal with SONY PICTURES TELEVISION. As part of the pact, Hunt will continue on with her showrunning duties on the series.
Jenny Bicks, the showrunner working alongside Hunt on “The Big C”, has also signed a 2-year/7-figure deal with SONY PICTURES TELEVISION. As part of the pact, Bicks will also continue on with her showrunning duties on the series.
GK Films and Valhalla have joined forces to develop the hourlong series PORT ROYAL. The series, which is based on an idea by Gale Anne Hurd, has yet to find a writer to tackle it. The series, which will center on the 17th century Jamaican port which would come to be known as the “richest and wickedest city” in the new world, and a safe haven for pirates, corrupt politicians and ruthless merchants, will be exec produced by Hurd, Graham King, Craig Cegielski and Tim Headington.