TV SALES, RENEWALS, CANCELLATIONS, ATTACHMENTS, DEALS & GREENLIGHTS (07.25.14)

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TV SALES

and are set to develop a new animated series based on the smiley face emoticon. The children’s project will be tailored to children age 4 to 7.

Universal Cable Productions is teaming up with to develop an . Ellis will write, and will produce through .

and Universal Cable Productions are developing a series based on the horror comic , which follows a girl trained as a lucid dreamer who ends up trapped within the nightmares of a serial killer. will write and direct the pilot, which he will executive produce alongside . and from IDW and from will produce. Pogue is repped by and .

Universal Cable Productions is developing a series based on the comic . The pilot will be written and executive produced . and from BenderSpink will also executive produce, alongside and . will produce. Daugherty is repped by BenderSpink.

Sony TV has optioned ’s memoir .  The book chronicles Mollen’s as an actress and author.  Mollen’s herself will adapt and star in the series.  She’s repped by Gersh and .

TV RENEWALS

BBC has announced that it has renewed drama series CALL THE MIDWIFE for a fourth season. The series centers on a young nurse and a group of her fellow midwives in East London in the 1950s.

FX has ordered for a sophomore season and also renewed for its fifth. “Fargo” will come back for another 10-episode season, while “Louie” has been ordered for only 7.

TV CANCELLATIONS

The CW has pulled freshman comedies and BACKPACKERS from its schedule, after both received very poor ratings in their first two weeks. “Seed” starred Adam Korson, while “” was led by Noah Reid, Meghan Heffern, and Dillon Casey.

TV ATTACHMENTS

and will join Michael Rosenbaum in TV Land’s .  The dark comedy follows a man who escapes his gambling debts by posing as a small town’s gay pastor, and is written by Christopher Vane and directed by Robert Greenberg.  Garcia plays the main characters’ fed-up girlfriend, while Monroe plays the Head Trustee of the church.  Garcia is repped by and .  Monroe is repped by Gersh and LINK.

has signed on to direct AMC comedy pilot WE HATE PAUL REVERE. The pilot, written, executive produced, and starring Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner, centers on two brothers who struggle to find the recognition they feel they deserve after being overshadowed by Paul Revere during the Revolution. Piedmont is repped by and .

will direct the sixteenth episode of the fourth season of . The thriller follows political fixer Olivia Pope, who finds herself getting caught up in some of the same scandals she’s trying to push under the rug. King is repped by and .

has joined as writer and executive producer. Mimoun is known for her work on “Mistresses” and “Hart of Dixie.” The series follows the daily lives of sick teenagers living in a hospital who form unlikely friendships with each other and the staff. Mimoun is repped by .

will guest star in the season four premiere of NEW GIRL.  She’ll be playing a scientist competing with Zooey Deschanel’s character for the attentions of a man.  Biel is repped by .

has assembled an exceptional cast to star in his professional tennis mockumentary .  Attached to star are , Kit Harrington, , , , , , , , and Soledad O’Brien.  Miller writes for and Co-EPs HBO “Girls.”  He’s repped by .

TV GREENLIGHTS

has given a straight to series order to , an adaptation of the novel written by Terry Brooks. Set a thousand years after the destruction of our civilization, the series centers on the Shannara family, whose descendents are empowered with ancient magic. The series is being written by Al Gough and Miles Millar, who will also executive produce, alongside Dan Farah, Jonathan Liebesman, Jon Favreau and Terry Brooks.

Canada’s has ordered transgender comedy series , starring Julie Vu, a transgender woman. The series centers on an upwardly mobile IT manager who loses her and apartment after coming out of the closet, enabling her to re-build her life in Vancouver’s gay underground with the help of five transgender friends.

added two new projects to its latest pilot slate.  THE MAN IN HIGH CASTLE, based on Phillip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, imagine a world in which the Axis powers won the second World War, and now compete among each other for dominance over the United States.  The project is written by , directed by , and produced by , all of whom are repped by .   is the family-friendly tale of three pre-teens who discover a recipe book that enables them to cast magic spells.  It’s written by , and , and directed by , who’s repped by and Principato Young.

TV DEALS

has inked a two script development deal with Legendary TV. The showrunner is known for “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” Fox’s “Terra Nova,” and ’s “Teen Wolf.” He also co-created “The 4400” and worked on “Medium” and “Castle.” Echevarria is repped by .

has signed a two-year overall deal with , under which he will supervise and develop new projects. Elmore currently executive produces and writes for FX’s “Justified”; previously, he wrote for CBS’s “Cold Case.” He is repped by .

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