The CW is developing an UNTITLED HIP-HOP DRAMA with John Wells Productions and Warner Bros. TV. The series, written by Andrew Hinderaker, centers on a talented backup dancer who dreams of becoming a choreographer. Wells and Andrew Stearn will executive produce, with Hinderaker co-executive producing.
NBC has ordered a script for IMITATION, based on the digital novel by Heather Hildenbrand. Ian Sobel and Matt Morgan will write the script, which follows a clone who takes the place of the privileged woman she was copied from and threatens to bring down the entire system that oppresses clones. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman produce, while Leslie Morgenstein and Cheryl Dolins will executive produce.
Syfy and Warner Horizon Television are teaming up to develop KRYPTON, a one-hour drama set on the titular planet that follows Superman’s grandfather. David S. Goyer and Ian Goldberg are producing, and Goyer is writing the pilot based on a story he conceived with Goldberg.
Tomorrow Studios is developing a series based on the Erik Axl Sund (the pen name of duo Jerker Eriksson and Hakan Sundquist) trilogy THE CROW GIRL. The series centers on three women: one a detective investigating the murders of abused children, one a therapist treating abused children, and one the latter’s patient. Marty Adelstein executive produces and Michael London produces through his Groundswell Productions.
Showtime has ordered three scripts for PROFESSIONALS, a half-hour comedy following two corporate middlemen who become ensnared in web of corporate espionage. David J. Rosen will write all three scripts, and Marc Webb will direct the pilot. Rosen and Webb will executive produce.
ABC is developing an UNTITLED NBA BUDDY COMEDY in cooperation with the NBA. The comedy follows a rookie player who doesn’t speak English, and his translator, who knows nothing about basketball. Casey Johnson and David Windsor are writing and executive producing, alongside fellow EPs Dan Fogelman, Peter Gruber, Mike Tollin, and Aaron Kaplan.
Starz is developing the one-hour drama BLACK GOLD with FremantleMedia North America. The project is a modern-day Western revolving around drilling and fracking. Benjamin Percy will write and James Ponsoldt will direct the pilot.
Syfy has renewed CONTINUUM for a fourth and final season of six episodes. The series, which follows a cop from a futuristic police state who gets trapped in the present day, will return in 2015.
FXX has renewed THE LEAGUE for a seventh and final season of 13 episodes. The comedy follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league. The final season will air in fall of 2015.
TruTV has ordered a reshoot of comedy pilot THOSE WHO CAN’T (originally at Amazon). The pilot, from Thank You Brain! Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, follows three screwed-up high school teachers who go to ridiculous lengths to get revenge on a bully. Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Overdahl, and Ben Roy star.
Comedy Central has ordered a pilot of an UNTITLED RACHEL FEINSTEIN COMEDY, a sketch comedy show that follows Feinstein as she interacts with people on the street. Feinstein and Amy Schumer are producing with Kim Caramele, Nick McKinney, and Meghan O’Hara.
Jeff Astrof has signed an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. Under the deal, he will develop television projects for both WBTV and Warner Horizon.