ABC has picked up LOS ROLDAN, the Americanized reboot of the Argentinean series of the same name from writers/exec producers Veronica Becker and Sarah Kucserka, and exec producers Salma Hayek and Jose Tamez. Series, which will be produced by Ventanarosa, centers on a normal everyday blue-collar man who saves the life of a wealthy woman, who in-turn hires him to run her company — much to the chagrin of her family.
ABC has made a deal to adapt the New Zealand series “Go Girls” for an American take in the UNTITLED GO GIRLS PROJECT from writer Michael Oates Palmer. Series, which will be exec produced by Julia Franz, centers on a single man and his three single female friends, all in their early 30s, trying to find relationships, while all their other college friends are off starting families.
ABC has won a bidding war to snag the new actioner drama the UNTITLED REIFF/VORIS ACTION PROJECT from writer/exec producers Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris, and exec producers Rob Cohen and Aaron Kaplan. Pilot, which is pitched as “Red” meets “The Expendables,” is being described as a fun action/adventure that centers on a team of old-school CIA Ops, who back in the day, won the Cold War of the 80’s, but were then forced out due to budget issues, and are now being brought in from forced retirement, to work for a new Special Ops division, that just so happens to be runs by the team leader’s estranged daughter.
FX has snatched up THE HURT from writer/exec producer Michael Oates Palmer. Series, which is exec produced by Greer Shephard and Michael Robin, is pitched as a comedic, yet edgy, medical series set in the worst public hospital in America, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
HBO has jumped into development on the comedic UNTITLED EX-NUN PROJECT from writer/exec producer Tim Long, and exec producer/star Molly Shannon. Series, which is pitched as a female take on the “40 Year Old Virgin,” will center on a woman, who after becoming a nun after a rough break up at age 18, decides at age 40 she wants to get back into the world, thus re-entering society as a 40-year old woman with the mind of an 18-year old. Steven Levy also exec produces.
While not out just yet, two shows have had their networks quickly looking for exit strategies…
CW has decided not to pick up a backend order for the second season of LIFE UNEXPECTED, leaving the season at a short order, which is looking more and more like it’s last.
CBS has announced THE DEFENDERS will be moving into the Friday 8pm slot once “Medium” officially finishes it’s last season run in one of the least watched timeslots. Already underperforming Defenders, will need more then a miracle to make it past this season.