TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (07.10.12)

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SALES:

A&E has secured remake rights to the Danish crime series and has ordered a pilot, with Imagine and Fox 21 producing. The original series revolves around a police detective and a forensic profiler who possess a deep understanding of the serial killers they hunt. wrote the script, with , , , and Morgan to executive produce.

is back in the drug drama business with . The network, which is also home to the critically acclaimed series “Breaking Bad”, will partner with One-Two Punch Productions and Sony Pictures on the new project. “Sons of Anarchy” thesp will pen the script and executive produce alongside and . The project is the story of two brothers whose lives and livelihoods are inextricably tied to the marijuana boomtown of Ukiah, California. When the DEA launches an assault on California’s medical marijuana industry they begin at ground zero, Grass Valley.

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. Well, kind of. The most watched network in America, CBS is starting early for next season and has tapped “How I Met Your Mother” for the new comedy pilot EX-MEN. If picked up, the single-camera comedy will join the multi-camera heavy-hitters “The Big Bang Theory” and the aforementioned “How I Met Your Mother.” The pilot will revolve around a young guy who finds camaraderie living among the more experienced guys he meets in a short-term rental complex, comes from the minds of Kim and Eric Tannenbaum.

DEALS:

has signed a two-year deal with Fox 21. Under the new pact, he will focus on cable-specific projects, while supervising current and also penning fresh material. Although Gaghan made a name for himself on the big screen, winning an Oscar for his work on “Traffic,” the new deal is an effort by Gaghan to make television a primary focus.

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