ABC has made the move to continue building the Shonda Rhimes business, picking up, and greenlighting the UNTITLED CRISIS MANAGEMENT DRAMA from writer/exec producer Rhimes. Series, which Betsy Beers and real life “fixer” Judy Smith (who the series is based on) will also exec produce, centers on the “life and work of a professional fixer and her dysfunctional staff, as they tackle jobs of all kinds, whether it’s a Presidential sex scandal, a famous sports star’s shady on-goings, or a major city drug scandal.
CBS is onboard to reenforce partnering up with new pick up, THE BUDDY SYSTEM from writer/exec producer Matt Lawton. Series, which is also exec produced by Jamie Tarses, Julia Franz, Barry Katz, Brian Volk-Weiss and Michael Pelmont, centers on four new dads who attempt to revive their friendships.
FOX has greenlit an upcoming China crime thriller, entitled the UNTITLED JIN/SMITH DRAMA from writer/exec producer Eva Jin, and exec producer Will Smith. Series, which James Lassiter will also exec produce, centers on a college-based female crime fighter in China.