TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (10.17.11)

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TV SALES & PICKUPS

He’s back y’all! Marlon Waynes will team with ABC to develop and executive produce and star in a new untitled comedy centering on two brothers who are cops. Waynes’ longtime producing partner is also in the mix to produce, along with Waynes’ manager .

NBC has bought a new single-camera comedy musical 33 1/3 form (The Cleveland Show), which centers on on a 33-year-old aspiring rock singer and single mother of a teenage girl who, after a humiliating failed marriage proposal, moves back into her mother’s basement and must deal with the dysfunctional family unit.

COMEDY CENTRAL has picked up to pilot written and executive produced by and . Inspired by the Autrailian show “Review the Myles Barlow,” the new show will focus on Forrest MacNeil who reviews difficult situations by living them.

Scribe (Temple Gardian) will re-team with on a new untitled dark comedy written as a starring vehicle for . Johnson will executive produce the project with his manager and Merritt. The story follows a suicidal game show host, who is trying to avoid his downward spiraling life, while dealing with his dysfunctional family. The network is also once again working with “Big Love” creators and on , which centers on a successful California construction subcontractor, his Asian-American wife who is a university professor, and a robot as they straddle both sides of the Pacific with extended families on two continents.

FOX will team up once again with their “Glee” costar Mike O’Malley on a new half-hour comedy written by O’Melley and executive produced by , . Story centers on a young boy genius who uses his brains and brawn to get whatever he wants. The idea comes from the Hank Perlman’s one-minute movies.

FOX has also bought , a new comedy from writing duo and . The story follows four friends who, after hitting their thirties, decide to pool their assets and live one great life.

TV CANCELLATIONS

FOX comedy is no longer in contention at the network after decided to give the axe to a retooled pilot, which saw the green light in May. The single-camera series pilot was written by and centers around four families with distinct methods of raising children. The show’s original cast members included Rob Corddry, Heather Graham, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union and Alana Ubach.

TV RENEWALS

FX has decided to renew for its fifth season with a 13-episode order. The biker-drama, which stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal is having its highest-rated season.

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