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Fox TV and Imagine television are joining forces for what may turn out to be one of the biggest projets for next season. The heavy-hitters are collaborating on the fantasy series THE LEAGUE OF PAN, a drama that takes on the story of Peter Pan. Based on an idea by up-and-coming writer Brian McCauley Johnson, the series is described as a re-imagining of the Peter Pan mythology. Set in modern day, it centers around the Lost Boys and takes place 10 years after they’ve left Neverland. The two companies are currently searching for a showrunner who will also co-write the pilot with Johnson.
Canadian outfit CTV has greenlit two comedy pilots from top scribes. SATISFACTION, an ensemble comedy is scripted by showrunner Tim McAuliffe (Up All Night), produced by DHX Media and executive produced by Michael Donovan. SPUN OUT, a multi-camera office comedy was created by scribes Jeff Biederman (Life with Derek) and Brent Piaskoski (According to Jim) and director Brain K. Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond) and executive produced by Andrew Barnsley.
TBS has renewed its newest freshman comedy sitcom MEN AT WORK for a 10-episode second season. Created by Breckin Meyer, the series centers on four friends who work together at a magazine. Danny Masterson, James Lesure, Michael Cassidy and Adam Busch star. Sony Pictures TV and Fanfare produce the multi-camera comedy, which is executive produced by Meyer along with Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz.
Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin have been tapped as executive producers and showrunners of the upcoming IFC series tentatively titled MARON. The series is said to be a fictionalized account of comedian Marc Maron’s life experiences, including his relationships and career. The pilot will be directed by Luke Matheny and executive produced by Maron, Denis Leary, Olivia Wingate, Duncan Birmingham and Jim Serpico. Glarum and Jamin’s previous credits include “King of the Hill,” “Wilfred,” and “Just Shoot Me.”
David Manson is boarding AMC’s UNTITLED LAGRAVENESE/GOLDWYN PROJECT, also known as “Philly Lawyer,” in the executive producer/showrunner capacity. The drama follows a District Attorney who uncovers new evidence and reopens a murder case that had captured the nation’s attention. Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn are also executive producing and serving as writer and director, respectively, for the pilot. Manson has previously performed showrunning duties on Fox’s “New Amsterdam” and TNT’s “Saved,” which he also created.
BONES executive producer Stephen Nathan has signed a new development deal with 20th Century Fox TV. In addition to development, Nathan will continue his duties on the Fox procedural for another two years, with an option for a third. He has been with the series since the pilot and has also worked on “Family Law,” “Joan of Arcadia,” and “Everybody Loves Raymond.”