Fox has ordered a thirteen-episode season for the animated comedy MURDER POLICE. Coming from David Goodman and Jason Ruiz, who wrote the script, the project follows a scatter-brained detective trying to solve a series of grisly crimes in his city precinct. Both Goodman and Ruiz are repped by UTA.
ABC is setting up ROOKIE from Will Gluck and Scott Zabielski. Written by Andy Bobrow, the project follows a mid-twenties woman who tries to turn her life around by joining the police force and finds a new family amongst her fellow police officers. Bobrow and Gluck will exec produce. Bobrow is repped by UTA.
Marshall Herskovitz will write the script for period drama HITLERLAND for FremantleMedia, which he will exec produce with Alan Gasmer. Based on Andrew Nagorski’s book of the same name, the project centers on American diplomats in 1930’s Germany witnessing the rise of Hitler and Nazism. Herskovitz is repped by CAA.
Shawn Ryan will be bringing the show BADLANDS to HBO. Ron Fitzgerald is writing the script for the show which centers on a family struggling with economic hardship in a blue collar mining town in Wyoming. Fitzgerald is repped by WME.
AMC has purchased RIGHTS OF BILL from Alex Winter, who will write the project with Steven Pearl. The series follows a sheriff in Wisconsin who forms his own vigilante militia, making him a lawman and an outlaw at the same time. Winter is repped by APA and Pearl is repped by CAA.
The first scripted pilots have made its way to Bravo, known much more for their reality series. The first, titled THE JONESES is based off of the film of the same name, was created by Liz Tigelaar and follows a seemingly normal family that moves into the suburbs but keeps a dark secret- that they are actually all hired guns. Tigelaar, who is repped by WME, wrote the script and will exec produce with Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile. The second project, RITA, written by Krista Vernoff, follows a private school teacher trying to balance her life as a mother of three with the burden of dealign with the pompous parents of her students. Vernoff will exec produce with Henrik Bastin and Mikkel Bondesen. She is repped by CAA.
TNT is developing the drama HIT, written by Jamie Foxx and Robert Port, which follows two former high school football teammates and best friends who use the same tactics and passions from football when they join the High Impact Team in the Miami Police Department. The writing duo will exec produce with Jaime King. Foxx is repped by CAA and Port by ICM.
E! has bought an untitled romantic-drama proeject from Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. The project follows a young lawyer who dies but continues to try to pursue a relationship with a woman who’s still alive, even though he remains in a purgatory-like state. The writing pair, repped by CAA, will executive produce.
ABC has purchased WEIRD DESK, written by Carl Binder and David Titcher. The project follows supernatural and extra-terrestrial government investigators with higher authority than the president. Tom Mazza and Maggie Murphy will exec produce. Binder is repped by The Kaplan Stahler Agency and Titcher by APA.
Jennifer Love Hewitt has sold the project MRS. G’S BIGGER LOVE to Lifetime. Written by Julie Golden, the project is based on a blog entry by Heather Gatticio where she ponders the idea of being a female polygamist. In the series, this hypothetical blog post will garner her national attention and force her to live out the lie of wanting multiple partners to keep her fame going. Hewitt and Jeanie Bradley will exec produce. Golden is repped by APA.
Mike Judge’s dark comedy project SILICON VALLEY was picked up for pilot by HBO. Judge wrote the script with John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, which centers on the Silicon Valley tech boom and the inept leaders who profited from it. Judge will direct the pilot. He Altschuler and Krinsky are all repped by WME.
ABC has purchased an untitled cop comedy from Hannibal Buress which features him as a police officer in a small town. The script was written by Buress and Rob Sheridan. Buress is repped by WME and Sheridan by WME and Meridian Artists.
USA has put Sci-Fi project HORIZON into development. Gale Ann Hurd set up the project, which centers on an FBI secretary during WWII who believes her husband may have been killed by aliens during a battle in the Pacific, leading her to become the Earth’s only hope against an impending alien invasion. The script was written by Bridget Tyler, who will exec produce with Hurd.
ABC is putting BASTARDS into development from Salma Hayek, Silvio Horta and Mark Gordon. The project follows a Cuban-American family who that is rocked when the patriarch reveals he had a child twenty-five years prior with the family’s maid. Hayek is repped by CAA, Horta by WME and Gordon by ICM.
NBC will be adding two more episodes to the end of this season of LAW & ORDER: SVU, the series’ 14th. The additions come in the midst of the show continually being the strongest drama on the network.
Alec Baldwin has signed a two-year overall deal with Universal Television. With the deal in place, Baldwin will take producing duties on “30 Rock” as well as develop new projects for NBC and Universal with the possibility of him starring in them. An actor recognized for his work both on the big and small screen, Baldwin is a favorite on the Tina Fey created “30 Rock”. He is repped by CAA.
Linda Wallem will serve as an executive producer and showrunner for UP ALL NIGHT, a change coming on the heels of the show switching from single to multi-cam format. She will be replacing Tucker Cawley in the positions. Wallem is repped by CAA.