TV SALES, RENEWALS, CANCELLATIONS, ATTACHMENTS, DEALS & GREENLIGHTS (07.11.14)

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TV SALES

Universal Cable Productions and are developing a series based on , a short story by . The story follows an insurance company that investigates supernatural claims and owns a group of very haunted houses. and will executive produce, with co-producing.

NBC Productions is developing an . The series would star as the buffoonish mayor of New York City. will write the pilot, with Baldwin and executive producing.

of , from , and have optioned Ben Bradlee Jr.’s book . The trio are planning a mini-series based on the life of baseball’s most prolific hitter and are currently looking for a writer for the project.

TV RENEWALS

BBC America has renewed for a third ten-episode season. The drama follows a group of women who discover they are clones of each other, and must figure out how and why they were created. Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and Evelyne Brochu star. The series was created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett.

Cinemax has decided to give a second season. The medical drama stars Clive Owen as a doctor at the famous Knickerbocker Hospital and explores the issues of racism, women’s rights, immigration, class, drug addiction, and technological and medicinal advances. Executive producer has signed on to direct the entire first season, which will debut August 8.

El Rey has renewed for a second season, before the first has even aired. The series centers on a soccer star who uses his sports as a cover for his real – secret agent for the CIA. Alfred Molina and Gabriel Luna star in the series, which will debut July 15.

TV ATTACHMENTS

will direct the first and second episodes of ’ fifth season. The HBO fantasy series follows the complicated and bloody political machinations in the fictional world of Westeros. Slovis is repped by .

has signed on to helm the pilot of TV Land’s . Based on the popular web series, the comedy centers on six elementary school teachers who work so hard molding the minds of the next generation that they don’t have time for themselves. Keen is repped by and .

TV GREENLIGHTS

Amazon Studios has greenlit , a pilot from executive producer and director and exec producer . The pilot, written by and , is a coming-of-age comedy set at a tennis club. It stars , , , , and .

Disney Channel has greenlit production of the pilot . The comedy follows a tech-focused girl who must adapt to life at a tech-light sleepaway camp. The pilot was written by and will be executive produced by .

Disney XD has ordered comedy pilot and features the puppet Crash from “Crash & Bernstein.”

IFC has ordered the miniseries , a sequel to this year’s “Spoils of Babylon,” from Funny or Die. The series, which will air in 2015, will be presented as a fake book-to-series adaptation of the work of fictional author Eric Jonrosh, played by . Ferrell, , , , and will executive produce.

Lifetime has ordered a pilot for the adaptation of . The project, from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, is set over 25,000 years ago when Neanderthals roamed the Earth with the first humans. A group of cave dwellers adopt a blond, blue eyed child from the “Others.” When the child grows up, she has to fight against the discrimination of the people she’s known all her life.

Netflix has ordered the CBS sci-fi drama straight to series. Based on the James Patterson novel of the same name, the project focuses on the fallout from a rash of violent animal attacks against humans across the world. As the attacks become more organized, a young scientist tries to unlock the mystery.

Syfy has ordered a pilot for THE MAGICIANS, an adaptation of Lev Grossman’s trilogy. The fantasy project centers on a group of twentysomething New Yorkers who discover that the fantasy world they read about as kids is very real and poses a threat to human kind. John McNamara and Sera Gamble wrote the script for the pilot, which is being produced by and .

TV DEALS

has inked a three-year overall deal with . Under the deal, the “Perfect Couples” and “Go On” creator will develop and write comedies. Silveri is repped by .

and have signed individual two-year overall deals with FX. The pair will continue to oversee their series “The Americans,” as well as developing other projects for television. Weisberg and Fields are repped by .

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