TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (10.26.10)

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TV SALES:

ABC has bought new thriller drama from writer/exec .  Series will see the pilot directed by , who will also exec produce with , and Cooney.

ABC has also bought from writers/exec producers and .  Series will be exec produced by and .

ABC FAMILY has greenlit the pilot for new series from writer , who will exec produce alongside and .  Series, based on the young-adult novels by , centers on a teenager with heightened abilities who discovers she’s being pursued by a mysterious figure.

CBS has snatched up from writer .  Colick will exec produce alongside and .

COMEDY CENTRAL has picked up, and commited to a pilot for WAITING… based on the indie comedy of the same name from writer/director . The 1/2 pilot, which was originally picked up in May from writer McKittrick, will shoot this fall with producers and onboard to EP alongside McKittrick.

FOX has given green to the comic book adaptation pilot for LOCKE & KEY, from writer/exec , and fellow exec producers and .

FX has handed out a 13-episode order for the comedy from writer/exec .  Series, which is a remake of the Aussie series of the same name, stars as a socially awkward introvert who meets “Wilfred” described as part Australian Shepherd, part Russell Crowe on a bender — except the rest of the world sees Wilfred as a dog, while Wood simply sees him as a man dressed in a dog suit.  Wood, , , , and .

NBC has picked up the comedy from writers/exec producers , and . Series, which will also be exec produced by , centers on the white husband and father of two young girls, whose mellow suburban family world is thrown into chaos when he is found by the 19-year-old mixed race son he never knew he had.  Pappas and Bernier will write the pilot.

NBC has snatched up TOMMY’S LITTLE GIRL from ,  and writer .  Series, which Foxx shot a pilot for starring Selma Blair and Paul Sorvino, is being pitched as “La Femme Nikita” meets “The Sopranos” and will be exec produced by Foxx, Taylor, Zamacona and .  Zamacona will write the script based on the idea by Foxx and Taylor.

has bought the new planned single-season run of from writer/exec Bob Cochran.  Series, which will center on Allan Pinkerton, creator of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency, the first detective agency in the U.S. and the many adventures he faced. , , and the company Evil Twins will exec produce.

TV RENEWALS & SCRIPT ORDERS:

ABC has give a full season order to freshman series .

ABC has also given a full season order to , for it’s freshman season.

ABC has ordered an additional 2-3 episodes of new series .

ABC has ordered an additional 2 episodes for vet series BROTHERS & SISTERS.

CBS has ordered two more episodes from over-performing series .

FOX has ordered two more scripts for the upcoming sophmore season of .

TV CANCELLATIONS:

ABC has officially pulled the plug on underperforming series .

TV ATTACHMENTS & DEALS:

UNIVERSAL CABLE has given and a 2-year re-up on their overall deal, and as part of it, they will remain as exec producers on .

FOX has signed an exclusive deal with writer/director//actor .  Deal calls for Borstein (Family Guy) to develop and write two new shows (one animated, one live action) for her to star in and produce.

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