VH1 has picked up its first hourlong scripted series, SINGLE LADIES. Based off of the VH1 original film, and executive produced by Queen Latifah, the comedic drama centers on the world of fashion, music and celebrity culture in Atlanta.
NBC, after a fierce bidding war, has nabbed a new half-hour from “The New Adventures of Old Christine” creator Kari Lizer. The untitled workplace comedy will center on a woman who helps people transition between jobs.
The CW is developing a musical and dance dramedy with “Bandslam” writer/director Todd Graff and producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Titled ACTING OUT, the project is pitched as “Glee” meets “Bad Santa” about the counselors of a summer camp whose new owner is young grouch (i.e. Billy Bob Thornton in “Bad Santa”).
“Boardwalk Empire” executive producers, Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg, are developing a Cold War era spy drama with author Malcolm Gladwell and writer Charles Randolph for HBO. To be written by Randolph, the untitled hourlong will be set in Cold War Berlin and center on a missionary who becomes involved with the CIA.
With recent orders of an animated show from Jonah Hill and the cartoon version of “Napoleon Dynamite,” FOX has given pilots to two new shows from Brad Neely and Bob Kushell. First up, from Neely of “I Am Babycakes” fame, a project titled GODPARENTS that is described as a “twisted family show about a couple ill-equipped to raise kids who are forced to take care of their godchildren.” Next, from “Simpsons” writer Kushell, a toon titled RED ROOFS about a 12 year old boy who travels back and forth between his divorced parents’ homes.