ABC has scooped a the UNTITLED ROB SHERIDAN PROJECT from Courtney Cox and David Arquette, a single-camera comedy revolving around a former over-eater who transforms into a “skinny girl” and must navigate working with her ex in a diner that caters to people who love to eat. Cox and Arquette will executive produce along with Rob Sheridan.
Tom Hertz is in business with CBS has he has just landed a put pilot deal for an UNTITLED HERTZ COMEDY. The new series will be a multi-camera multi-generational show about family, and how people’s childhoods influence the decisions they make and what they seek as adults. The project is a product of the three-year deal Hertz sihned with Sony Pictures Television.
FOX has handed a put pilot commitment to THE PUNISHER, a series based on the Marvel comic from Ed Bernero and ABC Studios. Story follows Frank Castle, a rising star detective with the New York Police Department who moonlights as the vigilante Punisher, seeking justice for those the system has failed. Berbero will executive produce with Marvel Studios.
Allan Ball is set to continue is prosperous relationship with HBO as he is developing an UNTITLED MEDICAL DRAMA that surrounds a Kansas surgeon who inadvertently becomes the focal point of a contemporary political, cultural and ethical war. Ball will executive produce with writer Devin Friedman.
NBC has bought a UNTITLED GURLAND/NAPIER COMEDY PROJECT from writers Andrew Gurland (The Last Exorcism, The Virginity Hit) and Kevin Napier, who wrote the Ben Stiller-directed 2009 Fox pilot “The Station.” The show will be autobiographical in nature and will be produced by Universal TV and Grey Sanchez Productions.
Jimmy Fallon’s production company Holiday Road has sold three scripts to NBC with Fallon and Amy Ozols executive producing. Jeremy Bronson is teaming with the producing duo to pen FAT ROB, which follows a former rap star who is balancing being famous and a good father. Charlie Grandy is set to write DILF’s, which centers on a group of thirty-somethings who struggle with being grown up enough to parent. Gerard Bradford will pen RICK, which follows a lovable individual who is the step dad to someone his own age.
Writers Chris Pappas, Mike Bernier and Kevin Barnett and directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly are all attached to write and direct an UNTITLED SHOWTIME COMEDY PROJECT for Showtime. The five will executive produce the new series, which will follow a man who is betrayed by his wife after years of marriage and finds himself at a crossroads.
Leah Remini is returning to primetime with a talent development deal at ABC and ABC Studios. The deal calls for the network to develop a new comedy project for Remini to produce and star in.
CBS is is finalizing deals for back orders to rookie series PERSON OF INTEREST and UNFORGETTABLE. Although they were not the runaway hit that the studio was expecting, they have performed well in their time slots.