FX is currently in development on a dramatic adaptation of Chelsea Cain’s book series HEARTSICK, about a female serial killer.
NBC is teaming up with film financier Reliance to develop a 10-episode UNTITLED NBC PIRATE DRAMA.
NBC has renewed LAW AND ORDER SVU for a 14th season, so daytime cable won’t be running out of marathon material any time soon. Mariska Hargitay will be returning, but co-star Christopher Meloni has left for less rapey pastures.
NBC has greenlit the Dick Wolf-produced firefighter drama CHICAGO FIRE and J.J. Abrams’s REVOLUTION, in addition to four new single-camera comedy series: 1600 PENN, THE NEW NORMAL, SAVE ME, and ANIMAL PRACTICE. “1600” and “New Normal” center around dysfunctional families, while “Save Me” is about a woman who thinks she’s a prophet. “Animal Practice” is a workplace comedy. The last of the new NBC additions is GUYS WITH KIDS, a multi-camera comedy that follows three 30-something men as they learn about the joys of parenting.
John Riggi, EP for 30 ROCK, has signed a two-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Riggi, who also directed several episodes of “30 rock”, is expected to return for the show’s 7th and final season.