TV SALES, PICK-UPS, ATTACHMENTS, RENEWALS & DEALS (12.09.10)

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SALES

CBS has jumped back into bed with a Seinfeld alum by picking up the from writer/exec producer . Series, which will star in, and exec produce alongside , will center on a down on his luck actor, who winds up joining his ex-wife’s detective , finding an opportunity to reinvent himself as an investigator with a penchant for disguise.

CW has ordered a script for the new prospective series from writer/exec producer . Series, which , and also exec produce, centers on two young thieves who are given a second chance to work as FBI informants.

has expanded their main demographic into the teen years by giving a pilot order to , from writer/exec producers and Heath Siefert. Series is described as a pint-sized “Entourage.”

FOX, in an effort to expand its stable of drama/thrillers has jumped into the from writer/exec producer . Series, which is also exec produced by and , revolves around a doctor with a complicated past who investigates medical crimes.

NBC has picked up the short story adaptation from writer/exec producer . Series, which is based on a collection of short stories by (who also exec produces), will focus on a legal setting, while exploring the themes of mourning, revenge, justice, acceptance and evolution. , , and also exec produce.

CANCELLATIONS

has nixed the once hot Alan Ball project , after enjoying the pilot, but not being able to find a slot for it.

RENEWALS

has agreed to join a group of financing parties to bring back for a second “season” mini-series.

ATTACHMENTS

Tornante, (’s company) is moving ahead on a self-financed pilot presentation for their upcoming . Pilot, which will be , and directed by , will be exec produced by Eisner, Brand, Gates, and , will star Alessandra Torressani (Caprica) and center on a young reporter, who loses her , and ends up taking a on the obituary desk.

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