TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (10.29.10)

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TV SALES:

ABC has officially picked up from writers and .  One of those guys from Lost is involved too (See our original announcement on THIS LINK).

CBS has picked and handed out a script order for the new comedy from writers/exec producers and (who will also star).  Series, which is based on Schneider’s life and centers on a solitary guy who marries into a huge Mexican-American family, will also be exec produced by and .

FX has commited to move forward on new drama/thriller film adaptation , from writer/exec producer .  Series, which will be based on the Korean film , will centers on twin brothers — one a detective and one a hitman, who after witnessing the killing of his estranged twin brother, a hitman decides to become his police officer brother, in order to find those responsible.  , and will also exec produce.

SHOWTIME has bought the rights to the blog Iamboycrazy.com to adapt into a 1/2 hour comedy .  Blog writer, , will write, star, and produce alongside writer/exec producer , and exec producers , and .

has announced seven new projects filling their upcoming slate, each with an eye towards an older audience (an audience that for the most part, doesn’t even know Spike exists).  So, what are they?…

  • , a new comedy from writers and that centers on a pair of misfit Army drill sergeants who utilize unorthodox methods to turn an endless stream of recruits into the greatest fighting force on earth, while staying one step ahead of an uptight new captain.
  • , the new single-cam 1/2 hour comedy from writers , and , centers on a 30-something loser still living with his parents, who after winning the multi-million dollar Powerball lottery, decides all he wants to do with his newfound cash, is to buy the respect of his family, and town.  , and exec produce for Principato/Young Entertainment.
  • , the 1/2 hour comedy from writers  and , that follows the comedic struggles of three lifelong friends, as they attempt to balance the dominance of their bowling team – the “Thunderballs” – and their families that could care less about it.
  • , the  and written gritty drama focusing on an Atlanta police officer who is recruited by the Department of Homeland Security to return to his hometown and infiltrate a terrorist militia.  Gore and Walsh will also exec produce.
  • The , from writer/exec producer , which is planned to be a ripped-from-the-headlines comedy about a veteran sports writer and the crazy world of modern-day athletes he reports on. also exec produces.
  • The from writer/exec producer , which is said to focus on a “Clark Griswold”-type, who cashes in his 401k and drags his family kicking and screaming to pursue his life-long dream of competing on the professional barbecue circuit.
  • The , from writers/exec producers and , which puts an eye on the high-stakes workplace of the fun-loving yet dysfunctional men and women air traffic controllers at a major international airport. and Philip D Segal also exec produce.

TV CANCELLATIONS:

While long expected, has finally made the decision, and pulled the plug on polygamy drama .

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