Greg Garcia has two pilot orders from CBS, one for a single-cam comedy and one for multi-cam. The single-cam, titled SUPER CLYDE, 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 CAA.
Brian Gallivan’s script for THE MCCARTHYS 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 CAA.
CBS has picked up the pilot THE ORDAINED from Lisa Takeuchi Cullen. 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 UTA.
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.
Rand Ravich’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 job. Ravich will exec produce with Far Shariat. He is repped by CAA.
NBC has ordered the pilot for THE SIXTH GUN, 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 WME.
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 GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA. 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 HOLDING PATTERNS 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.
THE BLACKLIST has been given the greenlight by NBC. Written by Jon Bokenkamp, 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 Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. 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 WME.
NBC has given the greenlight to an untitled family comedy from writer Victor Fresco. 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.
RAKE has been given the greenlight by FOX. Written by Peter Duncan, 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 WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, formerly CHUEY & ME, has been given the greenlight by NBC. The mult-camera comedy hails from writer/executive producer Mike Sikowitz 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: THE SELECTION and COMPANY TOWN. Selection is written by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain 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 Sera Gamble, 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, Taylor Hackford and Bill Haber will executive produce. Gamble is repped by UTA.
SHOWTIME is developing a neo-nazi drama called THE 4TH REICH. Written by Sonya Winton and Jonathan Kidd, 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 Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky and Aaron Kaplan, PULLING is a comedy that revolves around three dysfunctional women in their 30s who live their lives the way they want. The second project is BETRAYAL from writer David Zabel. Based on the 2011 Dutch show OVERSPEL, 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. VENICE 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. THE RETURNED hails from writer Aaron Zelman 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 Shawn Ryan, BEVERLY HILLS COP 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, BACKSTROM, hails from writer/executive proudcer Hart Hanson and revolves around an overweight, offensive, irascible detective as he tries and fails to change his self-destructive behavior. Multi-camera comedy FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES revolves around a group of 30-something friends who each think the other has it better. Dana Klein will write and executive produce alongside Aaron Kaplan.
FOX has put four comedies into pilot orders. I SUCK AT GIRLS 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 Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker 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. Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer write and executive produce alongside Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. Written by David Rosen, FRIENDS AND FAMILY 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, HOUSE RULES, centers on a neurotic family that tries their best to fit into their small Midwest town. Andrew Gurland and Justin Hurwitz will write executive produce alongside David Dobkin, Peter Principato and Paul Young.
FOX has picked up two more (single-camera) comedy pilots. First project, ENLISTED, follows three very different brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida. Kevin Biegel is writing and executive producing alongside Mike Royce. Biegel is repped by UTA. The second project, TWO WRONGS, revolves around a couple whose friends and family don’t think they are right for each other. Michelle Morgan is writing and executive producing with Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Aaron Kaplan and Sean Perrone. She is also repped by UTA.
HBO has put in a pilot order for a Duplass Brother’s comedy TOGETHERNESS. The project revolves around two couples living under the same roof who struggle to keep their relationships alive while pursuing their individual dreams. Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass 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 WME.
NBC has given the greenlight to an untitled comedy pilot from Owen Ellickson. 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 CAA.
FOX has given a pilot order to BOOMERANG. Written by Davey Holmes, 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 WME.
HBO has confirmed that Lena Dunham’s GIRLS will get a third season which apparently starts shooting in March. Dunham is repped UTA.
TBS has cancelled their hour-long dramedy THE WEDDING BAND. 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 BEN & KATE 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 RITA. 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 WME.
Taylor Hackford will direct the pilot for CW’s COMPANY TOWN. Written by Sera Gamble, 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 CAA.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller 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 UTA.
David Nutter will direct the pilot for ABC’s THE ADVOCATES. Written by Bruno Heller, 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 WME.
Lionsgate has set up a first look deal with Matt Williams and his production company Wind Dancer Films. Williams will develop and produce scripted comedies and dramas for the studio.