TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (11.26.14)

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TV SALES

has ordered the six-episode martial arts drama . The series, which is loosely based on the classic Chinese tale “Journey to the West,” follows a great warrior and a young boy that travel the land in search of enlightenment. and created the project and will serve as showrunners and executive produce along with , , and . will direct and executive produce.

Studios is producing. has partnered with to adapt Bernard Cornwell’s “The Saxon Stories” into the eight-part faux historical drama . will pen the adaptation, which will combine historical figures and events with fictional characters during the reign of Alfred the Great and his battle with the Vikings. The “Game of Thrones”-esque drama will be produced by with , and as executive producers and co-producing.

BOOM! Studios has sold the dramas and to FOX. The projects fall under the company’s first-look deal with .  , adapted from the comic book by Justin Jordan and Ariela Kristantina, centers around an FBI agent that is recruited by a secret branch that populates conspiracy theories to distract from unexplained events and strange occurrences.  and will also serve as executive producers for Teakwood Lane, along with , who will write and executive produce. , adapted from the mini-series by Gary Phillips and Marc Laming, follows an underworld money-launderer who is dragged into a dangerous gig laundering $25 million in stolen casino skim money.  will write and executive produce.

E! Network has developed the comedy/talk series . The series, which features comedian deconstructing comments that appear on websites, will be executive produced by and for . will executive produce for . Kosta will co-executive produce.

ITV has commissioned the ten-part action-adventure drama series , which is loosely inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” will write and executive produce the series, which finds a young descendant of Dr. Jekyll plagued by his family “curse”, which he must use to fight various monsters in 1930’s London. will executive produce and will produce for .

NBC is developing the comedy series #WINNING with a script commitment. The series centers around three friends who, in the wake of a “break-up” form letter from their now famous friend, decide to become winners themselves. , will write (based off of their own experiences) and executive produce along with , who will executive produce for Working Title.

has picked up for two seasons. The series was initially produced for a thirteen episode first season by NBC, but was prematurely cancelled. Now, has swooped in and has ordered an additional thirteen episode season two, to premiere after season one. The series was created by and , who will serve as executive producers along with , and . The series is a production of Universal Television, , and . for .

has developed the supernatural drama . The series follows a man who is commanded by a powerful entity to kill “evil men” or see his family come to harm, however, his first target ends up becoming his mentor and helps him to understand his new destiny. will write while will direct. CBS TV Studios and Universal Cable Prods will produce. Taplitz, Fleder, , and will executive produce.

and have optioned the film and TV rights to . The limited series is written by David E Kelley and will star Oscar winners and . The series is based on the book by Australian author Liane Moriarty. Kidman and Witherspoon will produce along with and .

TV RENEWALS

ITV has renewed for a second season. The mystery drama, adapted from book series by James Runcie, follow Cambridgeshire clergyman Sidney Chambers as he finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.

is returning for a third season. The dramedy from follows 16-year-old overweight girl, Rae Earl, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months.

ABC has given a full season order to freshmen sitcom . The series, which follows Latina comedian Cristela Alnozo, has received the back nine order. Alonzo co-created the series with Kevin Hench.

TV CANCELLATIONS

ABC has preemptively cancelled the midseason drama MEMBER’S ONLY. The series, which was initially picked up with a straight to series order, revolved around a the happenings at a country club and featured John Stamos, Betsy Brandt and Boris Kodjoe among the cast.

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