ABC has bought the 1/2-hour UNTITLED WEIR DINER COMEDY PROJECT from writer/exec producer Stephnie Weir. Details are being kept quiet, but are said to center on the staff and customers of a traditional All-American diner.
ABC FAMILY has picked up the 1-hour comedy UNTITLED BRENDA HAMPTON PROJECT from writer/exec producer Brenda Hampton. Series will give a heartfelt look at the lives and families of four ethnically-diverse teenage girls at a private school in California.
ABC FAMILY has snatched up WHAT WOULD JANE DO, a 1-hour drama from writer/exec producer April Blair, and exec producer Gavin Polone. Series will center on 16-year old Jane, who lands a job at a hip retail company when they mistake her for an adult, and now is stuck trying to balance her regular life as a high school teenager, and her fast-paced life as an assistant to a high powered executive in the cutthroat world of fashion…all while trying to keep her true identity a secret.
ABC FAMILY has taken on the 1/2-hour laugher THE GREAT STATE OF GEORGIA, from writers Jennifer Weiner and Jeff Greenstein. Series centers on an exuberant plus-sized performer from the south and her science geek best friend who together try to make headway in New York City.
CBS has stolen away the new 1/2 hour multi-cam comedy THE UNTITLED PETER KNIGHT FAMILY COMEDY, from the grip of fellow bidding war participant ABC. Series, which will be written by Peter Knight and produced by Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison shingle, will center on a suburban dad of a blended family who has strong opinions about the way of doing things.
CBS has picked up ZITS from writer/exec producer Donald Todd and fellow exec producers Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Shephard/Robin Co. Series, which is based on the comic strip by Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott, centers on 16-year-old Jeremy Duncan, and the teen wit and hormonal angst of what it takes to grow up in an American high school.
CBS has also bought TRUE DETECTIVES from writer/exec producer Donald Todd and fellow exec producers Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Shephard/Robin Co. This series, which will be based on the best selling novel of the same name from Jonathan Kellerman, will center on two estranged half-brothers solving Los Angeles crimes from two different worlds — one a homicide detective — the other a private eye.
CBS has paird up uber writers/producers Brian Peterson and Kelly Souders with uber director/producer McG to put together THE LAST HOPE, a new 1-hour drama loosely based on professional finder-of-lost-loves (and star of WE tv’s reality series The Locator) Troy Dunn.
ABC FAMILY has greenlit the UNTITLED CONSTANCE MCMILLEN STORY as an upcoming TV movie. True story, which will center on Constance McMillen, a rural Mississipi lesbian high school student who after being harrassed and segregated by her school, successfully sued the local school district for discrimination and won. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce, with John Gray writing the script to direct.