ABC has looked to the theater to make great TV, picking up MORTIFIED from writer/exec producer Mark Rizzo. Series, which will be based on the live-theater show of the same name created by David Nadelberg, centers on a group of people, who would dig through their childhood diaries and journals to share the most embarrassing, cringe-inducing memories from their youth. Jamie Tarses and Julia Franz also exec produce.
ABC has also jumped aboard the UNTITLED CHRISTOPHER MOYNIHAN COMEDY from writer/exec producer Christopher Moynihan. Series, which will also be exec produced by Ron West and Kelly Kulchak, will center on a group of guys, all of whom are at a different stages in their romantic relationships.
NBC has returned to a series they brought to pilot six years ago, by again putting into development EARLY BIRD from writer/exec producer Rodney Rothman, who also wrote the book of the same name, which the series is based. Project centers on a man in his 30’s who is fired from his dream job as a TV writer, and on a whim decides to move to Florida, and live a laid back, and relazed life in a retirement village.
NBC has decided to find some way to keep the exiting star of “The Office” around, by picking up THE POST GRADUATE PROJECT from writer/exec producer Steve Carell. Project, which will also be exec produced by Thom Hinkle, centers on a small town postman, who works in a quirky post office, frequented by frequented by a tight knit group of locals.
SHOWTIME has announced they will be picking up hit series DEXTER for a sixth season.