ABC is developing THE THREE LIVES OF LARRY with Amblin TV and ABC Studios. The comedy will examine how small decisions end up having big consequences by showing three different versions of the same character’s life. Steve Baldikoski and Bryan Behar are writing and executive producing along with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
ABC has given a script commitment to Marty Scott’s adaptation of the Peter Moffat legal drama SILK. The project, penned by Scott, is an explosive drama centering on the life of attorney Martha Costello. ABC Studios and BBC Worldwide Productions will produce.
ABC is developing TOTALLY ILLEGAL with Marcus Wiley and ABC Studios. The project, based on the real life of Kelly Slattery, follows the experiences of immigrants attempting to assimilate into American society. Lee Aronsohn will write the script and co-create with Slattery. Aronsohn and Wiley will executive produce.
Pamela Falk and Mike Ellis have sold AMERICAN MARRIAGE to ABC. The ensemble drama, produced by Ellen Pompeo, explores the integration of two very different families when an unlikely couple move closer and closer to their big day. Falk and Ellis will executive produce with Pompeo and Laura Holstein under their Calamity Jane banner. ABC Studios also produces.
ABC is developing WIRE IN THE BLOOD, an adaptation of the British drama of the same name. The project, written by A.M. Homes and produced by ABC Studios, Endemol Studios and Mandeville Films, is a character driven procedural that exposes the gaps between good and evil and the psychological limits of human behavior.
ABC is adapting French crime drama RISK. The project, from 20th Century Fox and Sander/Moses Productions, centers on a family run private investigation firm with financial issues who team up with a former NSA agent who owns a corporate investigation firm. Jack Kenny will pen the script and executive produce with Ian Sander and Kim Moses.
ABC is developing NOLA HART, an hourlong project from Don Todd. The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on a woman who wakes up in an airport with amnesia and hires a dysfunctional father/son detective agency to find out who she is. Todd will pen the script and executive produce with Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington under their Chapter Eleven banner.
ABC is teaming with Jenny Bicks to adapt Karen Russell’s book ST. LUCY’S HOME FOR GIRLS RAISED BY WOLVES. The drama tells the story of teenage twins who change the school and town they move to in unimaginable ways. Channing Powell will write the script, while Bicks will supervise. John Jacobs will executive produce the drama from 20th Century Fox Television.
CBS is developing an UNTITLED BACHELOR COMEDY with Geoff Stults. Stults will write and produce the Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios project with Dave Whatley. The comedy follows a firefighter who becomes a national hero after saving the lives of two kids in a fire and gets elected mayor. Stults will also star in the comedy.
CBS has given a script commitment to an UNTITLED SHANE BRENNAN DRAMA. The project, written by J.P. Lavin and Chad Damiani, follows four agents who go undercover as the perfect family for a sting that finds them rooting out dangerous criminals in the suburbs. Brennan will executive produce along with Stephen Crawford and Grant Anderson.
CBS has put an UNTITLED KOPELMAN COMEDY into development. Written by Dan Kopelman, the project from Kaptial Entertainment and Warner Bros. TV centers on four best friends form college who still live together as bachelors 10 years after graduation. Kopelman will also executive produce with Aaron Kaplan.
CBS is developing an UNTITLED NEAL BAER MEDICAL DRAMA with Neal Baer and Dan Truly. The duo will write and executive produce the project, which will center on a Los Angeles female director of public health who is in charge of both large scale health scares and bad health ratings at restaurants.
The CW is developing SHAKESPEARE’S SISTERS, a drama set in 1590s London. The project chronicles the rise of a young William Shakespeare who finds himself caught up in a deadly conflict among three witches and the most powerful woman in the world – Queen Elizabeth. Scott Sullivan will pen the script for CBS Television Studios, while Mark Harmon and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum will produce under their Harmon Tannenbaum Company banner. Brad Silberling will executive produce and direct, while Sullivan will be co-executive producer.
The CW is developing THE MAGELLAN, a drama based on the Spanish series El Barco. The project, written by Jennifer Johnson for Warner Bros. Television, centers on what happens when a mysterious global cataclysm strands a group of students, teachers, and the crew of a Semester at Sea boat. Johnson will executive produce the project along with Daniel Ecija, Laura Fernandez Espeso, Jaume Collet-Serra, Guymon Gasady and Juan Sola.
Fox has put an UNTITLED MCGUINNESS COMEDY into development. The project, executive produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, centers on a twentysomething woman working at a frozen yogurt shop whose life is at a dead end until she discovers she’s telekinetic. Colleen McGuinness will executive produce along with Affleck and Damon under their Pearl Street Films banner. Universal TV is also producing the project.
Fox is developing MARSHA GOES TO JAIL, a half hour comedy project from Pamela Falk, Mike Ellis, and Adam Shankman. The project centers on a substitute teacher assigned to a juvenile detention classroom. Falk and Ellis will write and executive produce with Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot. Warner Bros. TV and Offspring Entertainment are on board to produce.’
Fox is developing ZOOBIQUITY, a high drama set revolving around a group of doctors who try to treat patients by looking for similarities to the animal world. The project, which was given a script plus penalty order, is being written by Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier. Nathan, Collier, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers will executive produce, with Spencer Medof co-executive producing.
Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to LEAGUE OF PAN, a modern day twist on the classic tale from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine Television. Written by Andrew Miller, the project is a thriller following the Lost Boys fifteen years after they leave Neverland and are forced back together after they’re being killed one by one. Miller will executive produce with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.
FX is developing DAEDALUS 6, a sci-fi comedy written by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit. The duo will executive produce with Michael Showalter and Jonathan Stern.
HBO is developing an UNTITLED LIZER/SEDGWICK COMEDY with Kari Lizer and Kyra Sedgwick. The comedy, which will be written by Lizer and will star Sedgwick, centers on a nun who is disillusioned by the church and walks out of her habit, starting a new life figuring out what to do without her vows to guide her. Sedgwick and Lizer will executive produce for Warner Bros. TV and Lizer’s Kari’s Logo Here banner.
NBA star Chris Paul is teaming with Warren Lieberstein and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum to develop an UNTITLED CHRIS PAUL FAMILY COMEDY for CBS TV Studios. The project will be inspired by Paul’s experiences growing up in North Carolina with his older brother, specifically centering on two brothers who work at a gas station owned by their grandfather. Paul will executive produce with his brother CJ Paul, Lieberstein and the Tannenbaums.
NBC and Universal Television are developing DEATH CLASS with Jennifer Carpenter and Sara Colleton. The project, adapted from the book written by Erika Hayasaki, centers on a nurse who decides to teach a class on death at a college, never imaginging it would be come so popular. The reason – the class is really about making the most of our one precious life. Carpenter will executive produce with Colleton.
NBC, Universal TV and Working Title have teamed to develop an UNTITLED SHAWN HOLLEY DRAMA. Inspired by the life of LA trial attorney Shawn Holley, the project centers on a larger than life lawyer who fights for her clients’ innocence even if they’ve already been condemned by the court of public opinion. Lauren Schmidt will write and executive produce with Holley.
Paramount Television is developing an adaptation of AMERICAN GIGOLO. Jerry Bruckheimer will produce the project, which follows a high-end male escort who gets caught up in a murder investigation. Jonathan Littman will serve as executive producer with KristieAnne Reed coming on board as co-executive producer and Michael Azzolino will produce.
TBS has given a pilot order to Jason Jones and Samantha Bee’s UNTITLED JONES/BEE VACATION COMEDY. The project, inspired by their own experiences on family getaways, will star Jones as a family man who takes his family on an impromptu adventure to the Florida Keys. The duo will pen the script for the pilot.
The Jackal Group has acquired Grady Hendrix’s supernatural mystery novel HORRORSTOR for development in a co-venture between Fox Networks Group and Gail Berman. The project, a haunted house story set in a big box furniture superstore, follows five employees who work to unravel the mystery behind their wrecked store during an all night shift. Berman will executive produce the project with David Borgenicht.
The first casualty of the fall season is MANHATTAN LOVE STORY, which has been cancelled by ABC. The comedy starred Analeigh Tipton and Jake McDorman as two New Yorkers beginning a new relationship where the audience can hear their inner monologues.
WeTV is cancelling its first original scripted series, THE DIVIDE. The freshman drama from Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn attempted to delve into issues of morality, ambition, ethics, politics and race in today’s justice system.
Adam Davidson is set to direct THE WALKING DEAD COMPANION SERIES for AMC. The pilot, co-created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson, takes place at the same time as The Walking Dead but in a different locale. Erickson will serve as showrunner and executive produce with Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert. Davidson is repped by CAA and Andrea Simon Entertainment.
Mark Pellington has signed on to direct TNT’s UNTITLED COCAINE DRAMA PILOT. The project, from Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay and Michelle Ashford, centers on the unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s. Pellington will direct the pilot and will also executive produce. He is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Hulu has picked up CASUAL, a half hour comedy series executive produced by Jason Reitman. The series, from Lionsgate Television, follows the story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister who help each other navigate the rocky roads of the dating scene while living under the same roof again and raising a teenager. Zander Lehmann penned the script.
MTV has picked up SCREAM to series. The horror series, based on the film franchise of the same name, stars Bex Taylor-Klaus, Audrey Jensen, Willa Fitzgerald, John Karna, Connor Weil, Amadeus Serafini, and Carlson Young. The series is set to premiere October 2015.
NBC has given a full season order to MYSTERIES OF LAURA, the police drama starring Debra Messing as a detective who has as much trouble at work with crimnials as she does at home raising two boys.
Netflix has picked up RICHIE RICH to series. The comedy from AwesomenessTV is based on the classic character and is being directed by Phill Lewis. It centers on the richest kid in the world as he goes on adventures – from exploring Antarctica to making a movie with his celebrity friends. Brian Robbins, Tim Pollock, and Jeff Hodsden will executive produce.
Adam Pally has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the deal, Pally will create, write and produce projects for broadcast, cable and new media under his Clone Wolf Productions banner. Pally is repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Brenda Song has signed a talent holding deal with Fox and 20th Century Fox TV. Under the deal, Song will topline a project in the upcoming development season. Song is repped by UTA and Curtis Talent Management.
FX Productions has closed a two-year first look production deal with Escape Artists. Under the deal, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch will develop project for FX Networks. Escape Artists is repped by CAA.
Zoe Lister-Jones has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox TV. The studio signed the actress in a deal that includes a talent hold with a premium script commitment for her and her writing partner Daryl Wein to develop projects in which Lister-Jones will star and Wein will direct. Lister-Jones is repped by WME, Wein is with WME and Gotham/Principal.