Syfy has given a pilot order to a TV adaptation of the film 12 MONKEYS. Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett wrote the script which centers on a time-traveler from the future who transports back to the present to stop a deadly virus from wiping out humanity. Charles Roven and Richard Suckle will exec produce. Matalas and Fickett are repped by ICM.
ABC has picked up a comedy project from Jay Baruchel, who will write the project with Jesse Chabot. The show centers on a successful actor who leaves the Hollywood-scene to move back home to Burlington, Vermont. The writing duo, who are repped by CAA, will also executive produce with Willie Mercer and Marc Hamou.
LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE has been put into development by CBS, based on the 1970’s comedy anthology of the same name. Jana Sinyor and Aaron Martin wrote the script, which follows the love and relationships of four couples. The writers will exec produce with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, Robyn Meisinger and Adam Kolbrenner. Sinyor is repped by Vanguarde Artists Management and Martin is repped by CAA.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have sold their pilot PUNCHING OUT to CBS. The project centers on a group of friends who decide to quit the jobs they hate and reapply at the mall they all used to work at. Daley and Goldstein, repped by UTA, will executive produce with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.
NBC has purchased a project written by Gene Hong which he will also exec produce with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. The project is based on Hong and Levine’s own lives as best friends and roommates who both found success in TV writing and music respectively. Jordan Feldstein will also executive produce. Hong is repped by WME.
Chris Carter wrote and will direct THE AFTER for Amazon Studios. The project takes place the moment an apocalypse begins. Carter is repped by CAA.
ABC has purchased an untitled comedy written by Brian Gallivan which centers on a patriarch that uproots his family from the city and moves them to New Hampshire where they open a string of tourist cottages. Gallivan will executive produce with Will Gluck and Richie Schwartz. He is repped by CAA.
Breckin Meyer has sold the comedy THURSDAYS to NBC. Meyer wrote the script with Jesse Stern and it centers on a group of guy friends whose Thursday nights are spent at dinner together. The writers will exec produce with Jamie Tarses. Meyer is repped by ICM while Stern is at CAA.
Fox has purchased the drug cartel script GRINGO from Adam Fierro. The project centers on an American policeman who moves to Mexico with his family where he gets caught up in a cartel drug war. Fierro worked on the story with Walton Goggins and the duo will executive produce. Fierro is with ICM.
NBC has bought John Glenn’s script CONCEPTION for development. The project is centered on a modern day, large-scale immaculate conception. Glenn, who is repped by WME, will executive produce with David Janollari.
Sean Jablonski will write and exec produce a drama for USA. The project centers on a man who finds out that his wife is seeing a male escort. He then comes into possession of the escort’s phone, which gives him a new perspective on what woman want. Russ Krasnoff will also executive produce. Jablonski is repped by WME.
NBC is developing OUTBREAK, a project based on the 1995 movie of the same name. John Wells and Jack Orman wrote the script, which centers on a medical team that tries to control a virus before it takes over the planet. Wells and Orman are repped by CAA.
Fox has bought BROKEN GIRL from John Scott Shepherd. The project centers on a woman who, after losing the man of her dreams and her last glimmer of happiness, discovers she is invincible. Shepherd, who will also exec produce, is repped by Paradigm.
Scott Frank’s script HOKE has been put into development by FX. The project centers on Hoke Moseley, a hard-boiled detective in 1985 Miami. Frank will direct the pilot and showrun, with Paul Giamatti starring. Frank and Giamatti will exec produce with Curtis Hanson, Carol Fenelon and Dan Carey. Frank is repped by CAA.
Fox has purchased an untitled half-hour comedy from Brandon Schwartz. The project centers on a hopeless romantic who breaks up with his girlfriend and moves into a West Hollywood apartment occupied by a male escort, two supermodels and a self-defense instructor. Steve McPherson will exec produce.
Graham Norris has written a modern-day take on “Les Mis.” Norris will exec produce with Rob Thomas.
An untitled comedy written by Liz Vassey and exec produced by Krysten Ritter and Aaron Kaplan has been picked up by NBC. The project centers on a group of six friends who meet up for a weekly bowling league and the broken-up couple at the center who both refuse to stop attending. Vassey is repped by ICM.
Cinemax is looking to develop BLANCO, a project about a gangster who uses his status as an informant to build his criminal empire. Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg are exec producing the script, which was written by Mark Rosner.
HBO has purchased WESTWORLD from J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan and Jerry Weintraub. Nolan (WME) wrote the script with Lisa Joy (UTA), which centers on the creation of artificial consciousness.
NBC has picked up an untitled Detroit Auto Company comedy from writer/producer Justin Spitzer. Spitzer is repped by UTA.
A&E’s LONGMIRE, which has proven to be the network’s most popular show, has been renewed for a third season.
A&E has cancelled THE GLADES.