Fox has ordered thirteen episodes of BORDERTOWN from Mark Hentemann. The animated series centers on a small town on the U.S.-Mexico border and a border agent who lives next to a Mexican immigrant. Hentemann wrote the project and will executive produce with Seth MacFarlane. He is repped by WME.
Cinemax has purchased OUTCAST from Robert Kirkman. The project centers on a man who has been possessed all his life. As an adult, he sets out to find answers, which leads him to discover that this entity could end all life on Earth. Kirkman is repped by CAA and will executive produce with David Alpert.
Fox has purchased the pitch EVEREST from Jeffrey Lieber. The project centers on a group of hikers trying to scale the tallest mountain on Earth, while their secrets and relationships become exposed. Lieber will executive produce with Sharon Hall, Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Robyn Meisinger and Adam Kolbrenner. He is repped by CAA.
Michael Cristofer is writing the script for CATHERINE THE GREAT, based on Robert Massie’s biography “Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman.” The series will chronicle the rise of Catherine to become Russia’s empress and the richest and most powerful woman in the world at the time. Cristofer will exec produce with Debra Martin Chase. He is repped by Gersh.
NBC is developing LOSIN’ IT, written by Darlene Hunt. The project centers on a weight loss clinic whose most successful client becomes a consultant there and is instantly promoted to manager. Hunt will exec produce with Shane Dawson, Richie Schwartz and Will Gluck. Hunt is repped by UTA.
Ricky Blitt’s HERE’S YOUR DAMN FAMILY is being developed by Fox. The project ceners on a man whose perfect life is turned upside-down when his newly married mom moves in with her husband and his three kids. Blitt is exec producing with Johnny Galecki and Stephen McPherson and is repped by WME.
USA is developing DIG, which centers on archeologists at a site in Jerusalem who uncover a conspiracy that goes back 2,000 years. The script was written by Gideon Raff and Tim Kring. Raff is with Kneller Artists Agency while Kring is with WME.
Syfy is developing BEOWULF for the small screen. Matt Greenberg will write the project, which serves as a re-imagining of the epic poem of the same name. Brian Hamilton, Michael Chechik, Matt Greenberg, Andrew Cosby and Paulo de Oliveira will executive produce. Greenberg is with UTA.
Christopher Hampton is writing DANGEROUS LIAISONS for TV. He wrote adapted the book for theater and then adapted it for film. The series will follow the narrative of the book/play/film. Hampton will executive produce with Tony Krantz. He is repped by CAA.
NBC has ordered 12 episodes of WORKING THE ENGELS. Katie and Jane Ford wrote the project, which centers on a family that comes together to stay afloat when their patriarch and primary breadwinner dies. Katie and Jane will executive produce with Howard Busgang, Tom Nursall and Noreen Halpern.
STAND-UP GUY, written by Dan Lagana, is being developed by NBC. The project centers on a stand-up comedian who tries to balance pursuing his career with being a husband and soon-to-be-father. Lagana will exec produce with Jeff Ingold and Bill Lawrence. Lagana is with CAA.
Paul Scheuring is writing RASPUTIN for FX. Based on the book “Rasputin: Dark Forces And The Fall of The Romanovs” written by Douglas Smith, the project follows the life of Rasputin, the controversial figure who is considered to be the man who brought down the Russian Empire. Scheuring will executive produce with Shekhar Kapur. He is repped by CAA.
Fox is remaking the Spanish series RED BAND SOCIETY. The series centers on six teens with serious medical ailments who try to entertain themselves while stuck at the hospital. Margaret Nagle is writing and executive producing with Sergio Aguero, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. She is repped by UTA.
The hit series DOWNTON ABBEY has been renewed for a fifth season.
AMC has renewed its hit series HELL ON WHEELS for a thirteen-episode fourth season. The acclaimed series only had ten episodes for its first three seasons.
Comedy Central has cancelled THE JESELNIK OFFENSIVE. The show, created by comedian Anthony Jeselnik, had a two-season run.
FXX has cancelled TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL.