CBS is diving back into the Twitter game, now that its series $#*! MY DAD SAYS has taken off, they’ve picked up the Twitter feed, and website DEAR GIRLS ABOVE ME from Charlie McDowell, who will pen the script with Justin Lader. Ashton Kutcher, Tim Doyle, David Schiff and Jason Goldberg will exec produce for Katalyst Films.
FOX has picked up novel adaptation HOW THE OTHER HALF HAMPTONS from writer/exec producer Brian Buckner. Series, which will also be exec produced by Brett Ratner, revolves around friends Jamie, Rachel and Allison who don’t have the old-school Hamptons money but still want to enjoy the trappings of the Hamptons lifestyle and find the men of their dreams, so they pile into a shared house together. Show will be based on the novel of the same name, written by Jasmin Rosemberg.
FOX has also picked up the 1/2 hour dramedy ANTHEM from writer R. Lee Fleming Jr. Series, which is being exec produced by Topher Grace and Gordon Kaywin, centers on four guys from suburban Indiana, who get a second chance at their dream when they reunite the cover band they had as teenagers, but now find themselves juggling small town fame with their domestic responsibilities.
ABC FAMILY has opted not to move forward with STRUT, a cast-contingent pilot about a Las Vegas showgirl-turned-drill team instructor. Rumor has it producers were wooing Jenna Elfman for the title role, but she passed.