Deborah Schoeneman and Offspring Entertainment have sold a pitch for a one-hour scripted drama to E! Inspired by Schoeneman’s New York Times article, “What’s He Really Like? Check the Lulu App,” the show centers on a woman who creates a successful app to rate and review the profile of men. Schoeneman is repped by UTA and Morris Yorn.
Atlantique Productions will develop the eight-part drama series “Crater Lake,” which was created by Ron Leshem. Atlantique is partnering with Keshet UK, with Atlantique CEO Olivier Bibas and creative director Patrick Nebout acting as executive producers.
Universal TV and David S. Goyer have optioned TV rights to horror novel SNOWBLIND from Christopher Golden. The book follows citizens of a town still reeling from the disappearance of more than a dozen people who were snatched during a sinister snowstorm 12 years prior.
Morgan Creek is developing a series based on Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED, with Michael Plumides executive producing and writing under the supervision of Barker and Matt Miller. The original film tells the story of an unstable mental patient who finds a home with a group of monsters and outcasts.
NBC has renewed its medical drama THE NIGHT SHIFT for a second season. The show follows the men and women who work graveyard hours at San Antonio Memorial.
The Disney Channel has ordered a second season of its comedy I DIDN’T DO IT. The series follows five kids who find themselves in wacky situations, and must explain through flashbacks how they’ve gotten there.
Amazon greenlit the hour-long thriller HYSTERIA to its upcoming pilot season. Written by Shaun Cassidy, who is also executive producing for Amazon Studios, Universal TV, and Alcon Television Group, the show follows the members of a girls’ competitive dance team who are stricken with a strange, psycho-physiological illness that manifests in violent fits and spasms. Cassidy is repped by CAA.
CBS gave a 13-episode straight-to-series order for ZOO, a drama based on James Patterson’s novel. The show focuses on a wave of violent animal attacks and a young renegade scientist who thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind the pandemic. The pitch comes from writer/producers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg. They are repped by WME.
FXX has ordered ten episodes of MAN SEEKING WOMAN, an adaptation of the book “The Last Girlfriend on Earth” by Simon Rich, to be executive produced by “Saturday Night Live’s” Lorne Michaels, with Rich as showrunner. The half-hour comedy follows a man, recently dumped by his girlfriend, who reenters the dating scene. Rich is repped by CAA.
Director-producer Howie Deutch has inked a two-year deal with HBO to direct and produce drama and comedy projects. He is co-executive producer of “True Blood,” which is wrapping up its seventh and final season. Deutch is repped by Verve, Echo Lake Entertainment and Thrive Entertainment.