CBS has put into development the 1-hour UNTITLED WILSON/MCKENNA BORDER PROJECT from writers Mark Wilson and Patrick McKenna. Series, which will also be exec produced by David Barlow and Peter Raymont, will be done as an ensemble cop drama set in a Canadian-U.S. cross-border town.
DISNEY XD has picked up and given a series order to new animated series TRON: UPRISING from executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz (who wrote TRON: LEGACY) and co-producer Justin Springer. Charlie Bean is onboard to direct, with Elijah Wood, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Mandy Moore, Paul Reubens, Nate Corddry, Lance Henriksen and Bruce Boxleitner on to star.
DISNEY XD has ordered live action series A.N.T. FARM from writer/executive producer Dan Signer. Series, will center on a 12-year-old musical prodigy and a series of interstitials starring animated characters “Phineas and Ferb” as talkshow hosts.
DISNEY XD has also picked up WASABI WARRIORS from exec producers Jim O’Doherty and Marc Warren. Series, which will star Jason Earles and Leo Howard, will center on a ragtag group of kids at the worst martial arts studio in the country.
FX is moving quick on the UNTITLED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT P.I. PROJECT from writer/exec producer Chap Taylor. Series, which is pitched as “Traffic” meets “Chinatown,” will center on an illegal Mexican PI who solves crimes, and upholds justice, though he is illegally in this country. Dawn Parouse, Marti Noxon and Julie Lynn will exec produce.
NBC has picked up the UNTITLED RUSSELL PETERS COMEDY from writer/exec producer Rob Long, and exec producer/star Russell Peters. Series, which will be loosely based on Peters’ life, will also be exec produced by Ravi Nandan and Scot Armstrong.
WB TV has signed a heft 3-year/7-figure deal with writer/producer Kevin Williamson. As part of the deal Williamson will continue on as an EP/Showrunner on his series VAMPIRE DIARIES, and will also keep an eye towards developing new teen-driven projects.
NBC has officially killed off the JJ Abrams spy-series UNDERCOVERS, one week after the creatives behind the series decided to revamp the procedural format to a more serialized approach.