TV SALES, RENEWALS, CANCELLATIONS, ATTACHMENTS, DEALS & GREENLIGHTS (05.23.14)

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TV SALES

Lifetime will be making original movie WHITNEY HOUSTON about the life of the famous singer. Angela Bassett has signed on to make her directorial debut for the project which chronicles the relationship between Houston and her on-again, off-again relationship with singer/songwriter Bobby Brown.

has ordered eight episodes of scripted drama . The series comes from and and focuses on a demon hunter-for-hire who struggles with her own demon who lives within her, sharing her soul and her destiny. The pilot is being written by Matt Lambert and James Manos Jr. will executive produce and serve as showrunner.

TV RENEWALS

Disney Channel has renewed for a fourth season. The live action comedy series centers on a Texan teen who moves to New York City to follow her dreams and ends up as a nanny for a high profile couple’s four children. The series stars Debby Ryan, Kevin Chamberlin, Peyton List and Karan Brar.

TV ATTACHMENTS

Director has signed on to helm the first two episodes on ’s , a mini-series focusing on the drama that results when a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. The incident pulls the family apart and exposes long dormant secrets, eventually igniting a lawsuit that challenges the core American values of those involved. Cholodenko wrote and directed “The Kids Are Alright” and is currently directing the mini-series “Olive Kitteridge” starring Frances McDormand and Bill Murray. She is repped by ICM.

will executive produce and direct Fox’s coming-of-age drama . The pilot was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and follows teenage long-term hospital patients. Ensler is repped by .

has signed on to direct and co-executive produce an untitled comedy series for FXX. The Tracy Morgan series comes from Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day. Keen is repped by CAA and .

is set to executive produce and run NBC‘s comedy series . The falls under the overall deal Brixius signed with Universal Television. The series will star Kate Walsh as a wild child who knows how to have a good time but is also one of L.A.’s toughest criminal court judges. Brixius is known for co-creating “Nurse Jackie.” She is repped by and .

TV GREENLIGHTS

Entertainment One Television and are teaming to co-produce V-WARS, recruiting Tim Schlattmann to write the pilot. The project is being developed as direct to series and takes place in a world transformed by a catastrophic environmental event that releases a long dormant virus.

Former “Walking Dead” showrunner is developing , a follow-up to the classic 1976 horror film “Omen.” The drama will center on the young boy from the original, Damien Thorn, as an adult who is haunted by his past and faced with a series of macabre events which force him to face that he is the Antichrist. Mazzara will pen the script and produce the project under his 44 Strong Productions banner.

and are in talks to develop , a drama series about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. The project is being written by Peter Morgan who wrote “The Queen” and “Frost/Nixon.”

is developing , a drama centering on the business of performance enhancing drugs for athletes and the doctor who popularized it in Florida. David Hollander is writing the script for the project which he will produce with Michael Costigan.

is also developing , a comedy series written by . The series revolves around four workaholic associates in a “white shoe” law firm who are feverishly trying to move up the corporate ladder while also avoiding becoming the next victim of the office serial killer.

TV DEALS

Producer has signed an overall deal with . Newman currently writes and produces for drama “Chicago Fire” and will also develop new projects for . Newman’s past series have included “Private Practice,” “24,” and “Felicity.” She is repped by ICM and Jeff Frankel.

has signed an exclusive development deal with to create and star in a new comedy series. Hader appeared on “SNL” for eight seasons, playing memorable roles like NY clubber Stefon and Italian talk show host Vinni Vedechi. Hader is repped by Odenkirk/Provissiero Entertainment and .

Giuliana Rancic has extended her deal with Under the agreement, Rancic will continue as anchor and managing editor for News for another two years. She is repped by and .

and have inked a digital development deal with Fox. The duo, known for their work on Yahoo comedy series “Burning Love,” will produce select projects and will create new series based on digital platforms. Stern is repped by .

has inked a multi-year deal with Under the deal, she will host a one hour entertainment news magazine style series, “Untold with ” and will appear on “Live From ” Menounos is repped by .

has signed a new two year overall deal with ABC Studios. The drama writer/producer created and executive produced the CBS drama series “Intelligence.” Seitzman is repped by .

has signed a 2 year deal with CBS Studios. Through the deal, Weatherly will return to “NCIS” as Anthony DiNozzo and has also signed on to produce new projects for the studio under his Solar Drive Productions banner. Watherly is repped by and McKuin, , .

NPR radio show has signed a first look deal with to explore making a TV series based on the stories featured on the show. The program is created, hosted, and executive produced by Glynn Washington and tells personal stories using raw, musical naarrative to create storytelling with a beat.

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