TV Sales, Pickups, Renewals & Cancellations (05.10.13)

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TV SALES

Showtime is turning the book into a series. Written by , the project centers on a Hollywood agent and his troubled son during the 1970’s. Michael C. Hall will exec produce. Specktor is repped by .

Fuse is developing , a show that will mark the network’s first scripted series. The show centers on rap artists trying to make it in the music business. () created the project and will exec produce.

is currently in at Starz, a project that chronicles tabloid journalism, the sexual revolution and society in England during the 1970’s. Piers Morgan, John Ferriter, Jason Felts, Justin Berfield and Michael Forman will exec produce with , who will also write the script. Brocklehurst is repped by and .

TV PICKUPS

has been picked up for ten episodes by TNT. Based on William Brinkley’s novel of the same, the project centers on the crew of a naval ship who, amidst a global catastrophe, realize they are possibly the only remaining survivors on earth. and wrote the script. Steinberg is repped by . TNT has also ordered ten episodes for , which stars Sean Bean as an operative who can transform himself into any person for a given . It is adapted from the book by and the script was developed by , and .

NBC has picked up , a “Chicago Fire” spin-off, , a series about a group of romantically unsuccessful young adults and , about a gritty police detective who does not let a paralyzing incident effect his work.

TV RENEWALS

and have both been renewed by The CW.

NBC has renewed its hit comedy , this coming in the midst of the network canceling five of its series.

Syfy has renewed its experimental series for a second season. The show, which is working in tandem with and impacting the storyline of an online video game of the same name, will premiere its second season in 2014.

TV CANCELLATIONS

NBC has shown the door to , , , 1600 PENN and . Also getting the chop from NBC is the Matthew Perry comedy .

TNT will cancel it’s hit cop-drama after five seasons.

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