LIFETIME has handed out a pilot order for rom/com laugher MODERN LOVE from writer/executive producer Jenny Bicks. The project, which will also be executive produced by Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein and Alan Poul, follows newspaper science editor Simon McElvane as he faces a deteriorating marriage, the ramifications of potentially starting over, the balancing act of maintaining his relationship with his adopted 15-year-old daughter, and most unexpectedly – the new editor job for the newspaper’s “Modern Love” column.
USA has announced a long list of pick-ups for their 2011-2012 season, including:
1/2 Hour Comedies:
BIG IN JAPAN from writer/executive producer Howard Morris.
ON WE GO from writer/executive producer Douglas McGrath.
TGIM from writer/executive producer Brent Forrester.
WE THE JURY from writer/executive producers Bryan Behair and Steve Baldikoski.
1 Hour Dramas:
SILENT PARTNER from writer/executive producer Chris Downey.
REGULAR EINSTEIN from writer/executive producer Nick Thiel.
HARD COVER from writers/executive producers Peter Paige and Brad Bredeweg.
WINSLOW from writer/executive producer Zak Schwartz.
M. DEITY from writer/executive producer Billy Finnegan.
THE SPECIAL from writer/executive producer Bill Wheeler.
THE EXCEPTIONS from writer/executive producer Megan Martin.
COMEDY CENTRAL has handed out a second season renewal for new comedy series WORKAHOLICS.
Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein have signed an exclusive 2-year development deal with ABC. As part of the deal, the two will continue their duties on “Cougar Town” while also developing new material for the network.
Glenn Gordon Caron has signed on for a new 2-year/7-figure deal with CBS. As part of the pact, Caron (whose last project was “Medium”) will continue to develop new material for the network.