TV SALES, RENEWALS, CANCELLATIONS, ATTACHMENTS, DEALS & GREENLIGHTS (06.06.14)

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TV SALES

ABC Family is developing half hour musical comedy from Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Jamie Denbo. The project, based on the stage play of the same name, will follow the stages of modern day parenting.

is adapting , a novel by Philipp Meyer, for television. The series will be executive produced by “Hemlock Grove” EPs Michael Connolly, Brian McGreevy, and Lee Shipman, as well as Meyer.

Comedy Central is bringing web series to the small screen. and will star as best friends who have a series of adventures based on their real lives. The duo will write the script for the project which will be executive produced by Brillstein Entertainment and Troy Miller.

Fox and producer Elizabeth Guber Stephen are developing , based on the movie from Aaron Salgado and Jaydee Freixas. Liz Benjamin is writing the pilot.

and Darren Aronofsky are developing . The series based on Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddams trilogy, consisting of “Oryx and Crake,” “Year of the Flood,” and “MaddAddams.”

History and and are developing a four hour miniseries following the origins of the mystic medieval Christian order known as the Knights Templar. The series tells the true story of three brothers during the first Crusade as they travel through the Holy Lands to recapture Jerusalem.

, Bryan Cranston’s production company, has optioned the rights for Conn and Hall Iggulden’s , a nonfiction how-to guide.

Nickelodeon has ordered the animated show to series. The series, created by newcomer Chris Savino, details the life of a boy who is growing up as the only boy in a family with nine sisters. It was developed through Viacom’s Animated Shorts Program.

Showtime is developing a 1980s rehab drama to be produced by . and his banner. The project, written by Gary Lennon, follows a rehab center in Venice Beach where drugs and alcohol have always been part of the local culture.

is developing with producer Elizabeth Guber Stephen and Fox Television Studios. The series will follow a female astronaut who, upon returning from a six-month mission, discovers someone has altered her past.

Wind Dancer is developing , a series based on the novel written by Dete Meserve that follows a female news reporter in Los Angeles as she searches for an anonymous Good Samaritan who leaves money on the front porches of strangers throughout the city.

TV RENEWALS

Cartoon Network has renewed for two additional seasons. The animated series follows a blue cat named Gumball and his friend Darwin, a pet goldfish. The series is the first one out of Studio Europe to air on the network.

Showtime‘s breakout horror series has been renewed for a second season. The sophomore season of the show will be 10 episodes and is set to air in 2015. The series features a score of classic horror monsters, including Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Dracula.

Syfy is renewing for a second season. The supernatural thriller is based on Kelley Armstrong’s bestselling novels and stars Laura Vandervoort as the lone female werewolf in existence.

TV ATTACHMENTS

“How I Met Your Mother” writer/producer is joining ABC‘s , produced by 20th Century Fox TV, as a co-executive producer. Kang will also develop new projects for the studio.

Executive producer has signed on to direct the pilot , replacing former director David MacKenzie. The fantasy/action series is set in a post-apocalyptic future without technology where a small group of survivors has to adapt to their isolation and the challenges they face in their new world.

TV DEALS

and are teaming up in a new partnership. The two companies will co-finance various projects they will develop, produce, test and distribute.

Tom Hardy’s have signed a two year first look deal with NBC Universal International. Under the pact, the companies will develop scripted series for the U.S. and foreign markets. is known for the BBC series “Taboo” as well as the documentary series “Poaching Wars” which airs on ITV and is hosted by Hardy.

“Mr. Sunshine” co-creators and have signed two individual two-year overall deals with Sony Pictures TV. Though they will work on individual projects, they intend to continue producing together, as well.

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