TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (10.24.11)

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TV SALES, DEALS & ATTACHMENTS

ABC is finalizing a deal to buy a comedy based on the book by Michael Lewis. and will produce with writer . The story chronicles Lewis’ first year of fatherhood for each of his three children. Warner Bros. TV is producing.

NBC has put in development a new comedy series based on 2010 British comedy with set to reprise this role. Mark O’Keefe will write the pilot with and attached to produce. The story centers on a devoutly Muslim family man who is shocked to discover upon the death of his mother that he was adopted, and was actually born a Jew.

and her production team are making deals all around town, starting with FX who has picked up , a cop drama by . Next on the list is CBS, who has just acquired the FBI drama based on the novel by Michael Capuzzo and written by feature scribe . Another is female cop drama written by , and one more cop drama, , based on the book by Mona Ruiz and Geoff Boucher, and penned by . At CW, Mendelsohn is behind , a supernatural drama based on the book by Cynthia Hand and written by , and , based on the book series by Kim Harrison and penned by .

Three “True Blood” veterans, co-executive producers , and , have signed separate 2-year overall deals with . Additionally, the deals call for Woo, Tucker and Buckner to develop new projects for the pay cable network.

, and have struck a deal to develop a new single-camera comedy for ABC, DON’T PANIC based on the book “Girls In White Dresses” by Jennifer Close, which centers on group of friends trying to manage life after college while attempting to survive and endless cycle of weddings and bridal showers. Crittenden and Allen will write and executive produce.

is adding some reinforcement to their newest period-drama in an anticipated move for a back order from ABC. Writer-producer Steven Maeda will join as showrunner and work alongside creator/executive producer and director/executive producer .

Despite its second season renewal before the first episode aired, executive producers/co-showrunners and are exiting the drama , which premiered last night.

PICK-UPS

has picked up to pilot , a new drama that could see star and executive produce with husband and producing partner . David Slade is in negotiations to step foot behind the camera for the pilot, which centers on a mother of two children who has conversations with her inner voice while dealing with one of her kids leaving home for college and the other remaining at home. penned the script with, which is produced by .

NBC is returning to politics with a put to pilot commitment for , a single-camera comedy from FOX  about a dysfunctional family that just happens to live at the most famous address in America. The project is put together by , and , all of whom will serve as executive producers.

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