SALES & PICK-UPS:
ABC has picked up to series pilot comedies NASHVILLE, THE NEIGHBORS, HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, and FAMILY TOOLS. Also in the order are dramas RED WIDOW, ZERO HOUR, 666 PARK AVENUE, and THE LAST RESORT from “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan.
CW is in big business with producer Josh Schwartz, as they have just ordered two of his new pilots to series, THE CARRIE DIARIES and CULTS. Other new pilots also picked up include BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and FIRST CUT. Superhero drama ARROW has also been greenlit.
ABC has renewed the breakout comedy HAPPY ENDINGS for a third season. The order is for a full 22-episode season for the Sony Television produced show. The Shonda Rhimes drama SCANDAL has also been renewed. Freshman comedy DON’T TRUST THAT B– IN APT. 23 has been renewed for a second season. Procedural BODY OF PROOF has been renewed with a 13-episode order
NBC has officially renewed 30 ROCK for its seventh – and final – season, while PARENTHOOD is returning for its 4th. PARKS AND RECREATION has also been picked up for a new season. Also renewed by the network is the pop-culture comedy COMMUNITY. The surprise, however, comes with the renewal of their freshman comedy WHITNEY for a second season. They have also given a last-minute order to UP ALL NIGHT, starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett.
After over a decade developing for 20th Century TV, Greg Garcia is taking his talents to CBS TV in a new four year overall deal.