ABC FAMILY has ordered to series the new drama project JANE BY DESIGN (aka: What Would Jane Do) from writer/executive producer April Blair. Series, which is also executive produced by Gavin Polone, centers on 16-year-old Jane, who lands a job at a hip retail company when they mistake her for an adult.
HBO has greenlit to series the new comedy series VEEP from writer/exec producer Armando Iannucci. The series centers on former Sen. Selina Meyer, who becomes Vice President only to discover that the job is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned her about.
HBO has snatched up the rights to Neil Gaiman’s novel AMERICAN GODS to be adapted into a series by writers/exec producers Robert Richardson and Gaiman. The series, which will be executive produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, centers on the ongoing battle between traditional gods and mythological creatures who get their power through people’s belief in them, and America’s gods, who represent our preoccupation with technological advancements and obsessions with media, celebrity, technology and drugs.
BET has also given another season to newcomer comedy series LET’S STAY TOGETHER.
NICKELODEON has renewed for a fifth season, the hit series ICARLY.
Ed Decter and John Strauss have signed an exclusive 2-year/7-figure deal with SONY PICTURES TELEVISION. The pair, who are the current writers/creators/executive producers of the new A&E pilot “Big Mike” will stay on that show should it be picked up, and will continue to develop new shows at the same time.
Mike Sikowitz has signed an exclusive 2-year/7-figure deal with SONY PICTURES TELEVISION. As part of the deal, he will continue on as executive produder on comedy “Rules of Engagement” and also develop his own new comedy projects.