TV Sales, Renewals, Cancellations, Attachments & Deals (01.25.13)



has two pilot orders from CBS, one for a single-cam comedy and one for multi-cam. The single-cam, titled , centers on a weak, reserved fast-food worker who decides to become a super hero. The multi-cam project, currently untitled, follows a recently divorced man whose parents decide to move in with him. Garcia will write and exec produce both projects. He is repped by .

Brian Gallivan’s script for has been picked up to pilot by CBS. The project centers on the gay son of a sports-obsessed Boston family who desperately wants to spend less time with his relatives. Will Gluck will executive produce. Gallivan is repped by .

CBS has picked up the pilot from . The project centers on a man from a well-to-do family who leaves the priesthood to protect his sister, a political figure, from assassination. Cullen is repped by .

Jim Parsons will serve as an executive producer on PRODIGIES, a show based on the Youtube web-series of the same name. The series follows genius kids who excel in inventing, academics, sports etc.

’s untitled thriller project has been picked up by NBC. It follows a Secret Service agent who finds himself in the midst of an international crisis on his first day on the . Ravich will exec produce with Far Shariat. He is repped by .

NBC has ordered the pilot for , with Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal (who will write the script) executive producing. The project centers on six mythical guns in the Wild West. When the sixth, the most powerful of the group, gets into the hands of a young woman, evil forces begin to arise. Condal is repped by .

NBC has ordered the pilot for an untitled single-cam comedy from Jason Bateman and DJ Nash. Loosely based on Nash’s life, the project follows a son who idolizes his blind father and finds his family oddly becoming closer after a divorce. Nash and Bateman will exec produce.

Dick Wolf, Brixius, Danielle Gelber and Peter Jankowski will exec produce . The project centers on a 34-year-old woman who wakes up from a coma she had been in since 17, and realizes that she has a daughter she lost memory of while she was in her coma.

Justin Spitzer’s ensemble comedy has been brought on by NBC. The project follows a group of friends whose lives change after they survive a plane crash. Spitzer will produce with Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.

has been given the greenlight by NBC. Written by , the project centers on a highly-sought-after criminal who turns himself into the FBI and gives up everyone he knows on the condition that he works with a rookie agent. John Eisendrath will exec produce with Bokenkamp, John Davis and John Fox. Bokenkamp is repped by ICM.

FOX has ordered an untitled comedy project direct to series based on the pilot script. The multi-camera pilot was written by and . The project centers on two successful guys in their 30s who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them. Sulkin and Wild will executive produce alongside Seth MacFarlane. They are repped by .

NBC has given the greenlight to an untitled family comedy from writer . Project centers on a man who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter, who just moved in, while navigating a temperamental new boss at work. Fresco, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner will executive produce. Fresco is repped by ICM.

has been given the greenlight by FOX. Written by , the project follows the chaotic and comedic life of criminal defense lawyer Keegan Joye. Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer, Greg Kinnear, Richard Roxburgh and Ian Collie will executive produce.

The family-comedy pilot , formerly , has been given the greenlight by NBC. The mult-camera comedy hails from writer/executive producer and chronicles how cultures collide when a white family and a Latino family are bonded together by their children who fall in love followed quickly by an unplanned pregnancy. He is repped by ICM.

CW has ordered the pilots of two projects: and . Selection is written by and and centers on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince’s hand to become the nation’s next queen. The project is set 300 years in the future and is said to be “Hunger Games-esque. Written by , Company Town chronicles the aftermath of a scandal at a Naval base in Virginia, which touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel in the area. Gamble, and Bill Haber will executive produce. Gamble is repped by .

SHOWTIME is developing a neo-nazi drama called . Written by and , the project is pitched as “The Town” meets “American History X” and centers on race, religion, and politics through the lens of a faction of the neo-Nazi movement in South Boston. Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal will executive produce.

ABC has given pilot orders to four projects. Written/Executive produced by , and Aaron Kaplan, is a comedy that revolves around three dysfunctional women in their 30s who live their lives the way they want. The second project is from writer . Based on the 2011 Dutch show , the project centers on a beautiful but unhappily married female photographer who begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. Zabel, Rob Golenberg and Alon Aranya are executive producing. centers on two rival families and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as the two families battle for control of Venice. McG, Byron Balasco, and Peter Johnson will executive produce. hails from writer and follows the lives of the people of a town called Aurora who are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return. Zelman, JoAnn Alfano, Jon Liebman, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will executive produce.

CBS has given pilot orders to three projects. Written by , centers on Axel Foley’s police officer son who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Ryan, Eddie Murphy and Marney Hochman will executive produce. The second project, , hails from writer/executive proudcer and revolves around an overweight, offensive, irascible detective as he tries and fails to change his self-destructive behavior. Multi-camera comedy revolves around a group of 30-something friends who each think the other has it better. will write and executive produce alongside Aaron Kaplan.

FOX has put four comedies into pilot orders. I SUCK AT tells the story of a boy becoming a man, and a man becoming a father, in a time before coming of age was something you could Google. The project is written by and who will also executive produce alongside Jeff Ingold. TO MY ASSISTANT is a single camera comedy that revolves around assistants at a big New York law firm who band together as a family to help each other cope with their obnoxious, overbearing bosses. and write and executive produce alongside Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. Written by , is an adaptation of the 2007 British romantic comedy series Gavin & Stacey that will focus on the key life moments of the title characters who try to maintain their relationship while combining their polarizing families’ lives. Rosen will executive produce with Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, James Corden, Ruth Jones and Henry Normal. The final project, , centers on a neurotic family that tries their best to fit into their small Midwest town. and will write executive produce alongside David Dobkin, Peter Principato and Paul Young.

FOX has picked up two more (single-camera) comedy pilots. First project, , follows three very different brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida. is writing and executive producing alongside Mike Royce. Biegel is repped by . The second project, , revolves around a couple whose friends and family don’t think they are right for each other. is writing and executive producing with Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone. She is also repped by .

HBO has put in a pilot order for a Duplass Brother’s comedy . The project revolves around two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. and will write, direct and executive produce with Stephanie Langhoff. They are repped by ICM.

FX has given an untitled half hour comedy pilot about marriage the greenlight. Written by Adrew Gurland, the project centers on a married man who is given permission by his wife to get a mistress in order to save their marriage. Gurland will also direct and executive produce alongside Paul Young and Peter Principato. He is repped by .

NBC has given the greenlight to an untitled comedy pilot from . The project centers on a talented musician with rough edges who adjusts to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms. Ellickson wrote and will executive produce with Greg Daniels, Tracy Katsky, Howard Klein and Mark Schulman. He is repped by .

FOX has given a pilot order to . Written by , the drama centers on a family who serve as assassins for the federal government. Holmes will also executive produce with John Wells and Andrew Stearn. Holmes is repped by .


HBO has confirmed that ’s will get a third season which apparently starts shooting in March. Dunham is repped .


TBS has cancelled their hour-long dramedy . Although the show received decent reviews, its time slot at 10 pm on Saturday evenings did not bode well for ratings.

DON’T TRUST THE B—- IN APT 23 has been removed from its scheduled spot on ABC. The series still had eight episodes left in the season and it is unclear if they will eventually air.

Fox has pulled from their schedule but have yet to officially cancel it. The show is currently filming episode 15 of a 19 episode order which it will be allowed to complete.


Miguel Arteta will direct the pilot for Bravo’s . Written by Krista Vernoff, the project centers on a private school teacher trying to balance her personal life with the overbearing parents and students of her classroom. Arteta directed the indie comedies “Youth in Revolt” and “Cedar Rapids” and is currently serving as a director and executive producer on the “Sex and the City” prequel series “The Carrie Diaries”. He is repped by .

will direct the pilot for CW’s . Written by , Company Town chronicles the aftermath of a scandal at a Naval base in Virginia, which touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel in the area. Hackford has most directed films, such as “Love Ranch”, “Ray” and “Proof of Life”. He is repped by .

and will direct the pilot to untiled comedy from Mike Schur and Dan Goor. They are most noted for having directed “21 Jump Street” and “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs”. They are repped by .

will direct the pilot for ABC’s . Written by , the project centers on a female lawyer and a male ex-con who team up as “victim advocates,” going to the edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdogs. Nutter has directed episodes of “Games of Thrones”, “Arrow” and “Shameless”. He is repped by .


Lionsgate has set up a first look deal with and his company Wind Dancer Films. Williams will develop and produce scripted comedies and dramas for the .


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