CW has sent into development the UNTITLED WILLIAMSON SUPERNATURAL DRAMA from writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. Series, which is being pitched as “X-Files” meets “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, will center on a group of people who investigate paranormal happenings.
FOX has jumped into development bed on the multi-cam UNTITLED OWEN BENJAMIN COMEDY from writer Marsh McCall. Series, which is created by McCall and Benjamin (who will also star), centers on an alarmingly uncertain high school guidance counselor balancing bachelorhood and his eccentric family. Bill Haber, Peter Principato, Paul Young and Joel Zadak also join McCall and Haber as exec producers.
TV LAND has picked up, and sent into production two new shows. First on that list is HAPPILY DIVORCED from writers/exec producers Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobsen. Series, which is also eyeing Drescher in a starring role, is set to be based loosely on her real life, and will center on a middle-aged woman who re-enters the dating world after finding out that her husband is gay.
TV LAND has also moved ahead with a greenlight for the pilot to RIP CITY from writer/exec producer Terri Minsky. Series, which Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis will also exec produce, is pitched as an office-place comedy about a young female ivy-league executive who is sent to take over a small regional beverage manufacturer, sending the entire office into a stir of confusion as to what the new hierarchy will be, when their 50-something male boss, now has to answer to a young up-and-comer.
CBS has renewed daytime soap THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS for another three years of amazingly brilliant storylines, and illicit affairs.
CBS has also renewed daytime soap THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL for another two years, of basically the same, but sort of different.