TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (04.04.11)

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TV SALES

CBS has handed out a blind script order for an as of yet from writer . Details are kept under wraps, but and are aboard as executive producers.

FX has moved ahead to pick up the new drama pilot, the written and executive produced by and co-created by . 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.

has put their money where their mouth is, and moved ahead with their much-loved American reboot of the Brit coming-of-age series .

has bought the 1-hour spec comedy pilot from writer/executive producer . The project, which will also be exec produced by , and (who also directs), is pitched as buddy comedy amongst the world of private dicks.

TV DEALS

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.

, 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.

TV ATTACHMENTS

ABC has snagged to come aboard the pilot as an executive producer/showrunner.

CBS has hired to join the pilot as an executive producer/showrunner.

and Valhalla have joined forces to develop the hourlong series . The series, which is based on an idea by , 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, , and .

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