TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (04.26.11)

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TV SALES

has picked up the adaptation of the -written children’s book written by . The series, which will also be exec produced by , centers on a little witch who is taken in by a family after crash-landing from her broom.

has picked up the novel to give it a series adaptation. While the network seeks a writer, it has already tapped and as executive producers, with Egan serving as a consultant. The project centers on a group of people who first become friends as they enter the world of punk rock in 1980s San Francisco, and follows them up to the present day, where music, love, and technology have influenced and altered the direction their lives have taken.

has picked up new comedy series from writers/exec producers and . Series, which will also exec produce, centers on three life-long friends and beer-league bowling champs known as, the Thunderballs who attempt to find the same respect and fulfillment in their normal lives as they do on the lanes.

has picked up straight to series a 10-episode order of , from writer/executive producer . The series, which will be based on Perry’s film of the same name, follows the ups-and-downs of married life for a young couple.

TV RENEWALS

has renewed freshman series after just one episode aired.

SHOWTIME has renewed critically praised series for a second season.

has not officially announced it yet, but is eyeing a second season renewal for new series .

TV CANCELLATIONS

CBS has pulled freshman series off the air.

NBC made a quick go of it, yanking the unfunny comedy off the air after two very poorly rated episodes.

has decided to give the underperforming veteran series a proper sendoff, announcing this season will be its last.

TV ATTACHMENTS

and have exited the Tom Selleck-starring cop drama on CBS.

has signed on to tackle showrunning/exec producing, and occasional directing duties on the new season of .

TV DEALS

has signed a rich 3-year/8-figure deal with CBS. As part of the deal, he will continue as exec producer duties on both “NCIS” and “NCIS: LA” and will stay on as showrunner on “NCIS: LA”, while also putting an eye toward developing new material.

has signed a 2-year/7-figure deal with CBS. As part of his deal, he will continue his duties as an executive producer on NCIS, while migrating to become showrunner on the flagship series. He will also begin to develop new material for the network.

has signed a large 2-year/7-figure deal with FOX, which will see him continue his duties on his series “Burn Notice” while continuing to develop new material. The deal includes an option for a third year.

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