ABC is developing 10 BEACON HILL with 20th Century Fox TV. Written by Amy Holden Jones, the project centers on a team of brilliant doctors, led by a genius with poor health habits of his own. Jones, Erwin Stoff, and Oly Obst will executive produce.
ABC and Connor Hines are partnering to develop an UNTITLED CONNOR HINES COMEDY. Hines will write, executive produce, and star in the comedy, which as yet has no plot details. Robin Schwartz, Brian Stern, Stacy O’Neil, and Jon Liebman of Brillstein Entertainment Partners will also executive produce.
ABC is developing a drama series based on the DERRICK STORM mystery novels penned by fictional character Richard Castle from “Castle.” Gregory Poirier is penning the pilot and will executive produce along with “Castle” creator Andrew Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller. The book series follow Derrick Storm, a spy who is called on by the CIA for mysterious missions.
Ellen Pompeo is developing an UNTITLED FEMALE COP DRAMA with ABC Studios under her Calamity Jane banner. The project will be written and executive produced by Andy Stern and will follow a young, Boston cop who, after being seriously injured in the line of duty, returns to work as a police psychologist in the same precinct she left behind but this time as an outsider. Pompeo and Laura Holstein will executive produce the project.
HBO is developing a musical comedy project SING WITH ME from Bruce Eric Kaplan. The project chronicles the lives of three generations of women living in LA. Kaplan wrote the project, which he will also executive produce.
NBC and Warner Bros. TV are developing a series based on THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE, the 1997 supernatural thriller starring Keanu Reeves as a defense lawyer who joins a firm headed by the Devil (Al Pacino). Matt Venne is writing the pilot and co-executive producing. John Wells is executive producing through John Wells Productions, with Arnold Kopelson and Andrew Stearn also executive producing.
Slingshot Global Media is developing a series based on RAIN, the series of thriller books by Barry Eisler. Keanu Reeves will executive produce and star as John Rain, a Vietnam War veteran and former CIA recruit who is now an assassin-for-hire. Chad Stahelski and David Leitch will also executive produce.
Showtime is developing an UNTITLED ANTHOLOGY DATING COMEDY with Stu Zicherman. The project follows a recently divorced man on a series of dates as he attempts to evolve as a person. Zicherman will write and executive produce. Jason Katims and Michelle Lee will also executive produce, through Katims’ True Jack Productions and Universal TV.
WGBH is developing an animated series based on Victoria Kann’s childrens book series PINKALICIOUS. The series follows a girl who loves the color pink, because it awakens her creativity. Dorothea Gillim will oversee the project.
Fox is developing 10-hour limited series NO ORDINARY TIME, based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book about Franklin Roosevelt’s third term in office. Paul Webb will write and Stephen Frears will direct the series. Bob Cooper, Tyler Mitchell, and Hannah Pakula will executive produce through Entertainment One Television.
Fox is also developing the musical family comedy THE SOUND OF THE SUMNERS through studio 20th Century Fox TV. Peter Knight is writing the pilot. Jason Winer will executive produce, and possibly direct.
AMC has ordered another season of HALT AND CATCH FIRE. The period drama series tells the story of the 1980s computer business through the eyes of a group who are at the core of developing the personal computer.
BBC One has renewed crime drama HAPPY VALLEY for a second season. The series follows a police sergeant in a small, down-on-its-luck town, whose life is thrown into chaos when the man imprisoned for her daughter’s murder is released.
FX has renewed THE STRAIN for a second season. Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi drama follows the outbreak of a vampire virus spreading across New York City.
Hulu has renewed THE AWESOMES for a third season. The animated series from Seth Meyers follows a team of lesser-known superheroes who step in to replace the departing members of a legendary superhero team.
MTV has renewed their drama FINDING CARTER for a second season. The series follows a teenage girl who discovers that the single mother who raised her all her life is, in fact, a kidnapper who stole her from her family when she was three years old.
Showtime has renewed MASTERS OF SEX and RAY DONOVAN for third seasons. “Masters” follows real life sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson as they break down barriers while doing important work researching human sexuality. “Donovan” centers on a professional “fixer” who can make anyone’s problems disappear.
SundanceTV has renewed RECTIFY for a third season. The drama centers on a man who is released from prison after serving 20 years on death row, as he attempts to reintegrate into his family and community.
NBC will not be going on to a second season of WORKING THE ENGELS, a Canadian sitcom. The series follows a family who are forced to pick up the slack after the breadwinner of the family passes away and they’re left with a mountain of debt.
Niels Arden Oplev is set to direct the pilot of MR. ROBOT. The USA drama follows a young, isolated computer genius who hacks people’s computers in order to feel closer to them. Sam Esmail, Steve Golin, and Chad Hamilton executive produce. Oplev is repped by Resolution.
CBS has put a pilot commitment to FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER, a British series created by Robert Popper. The American version comes from Warner Bros. TV and 3 Arts Entertainment and will chronicle the regular dinner experience of the Goodman family every Friday night.
CBS has also given a put pilot commitment to CODE BLACK, a medical drama based on Ryan McGarry’s documentary. The project will be written and executive produced by Michael Seitzman and produced by ABC Studios. The show’s title refers to the code name for when there are too many people in an emergency room and not enough staff to help them all. The project follows the staff of LA’s busiest emergency room.
CBS has given a put-pilot commitment to UNTITLED JASON KATIMS MEDICAL DRAMA. The drama, written by Sarah Watson, centers on a young tech mogul who opens his own hospital with a cutting-edge approach to medicine. Katims, Watson and Michelle Lee will executive produce the project.
Comedy Central has ordered a pilot for @DAD BONER, an animated comedy project based on the popular Twitter feed. Written by Mike Burns and Tim Long, the project centers on a middle aged Michigan man who is separated from his wife and happens to love Bob Seger, booze, fast food and American pride. Shadow Machine will animate the project.
Fox has given a pilot commitment to Dana Klein and Aaron Kaplan’s comedy THE BAD STANLEYS. The project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Kapital Entertainment, centers on two competitive brothers and their families. One of the brothers peaked early, while the other is peaking now and the show follows the sibling rivalry between the duo.
NBC has put a pilot commitment to Kari Lizer’s WING MOM, a comedy from Warner Bros. TV and Lizer’s Logo Here. The project centers on a divorcee who has been waiting until her kids are adults before she starts dating again. When her 18-year-old son offers her romantic advice, she realizes that he and his friends need her help as a “wingmom.”
Boom! Studios has signed a first look deal with 20th Century Fox TV for broadcast and cable projects. Under the deal, the studio’s writers and producers will be able to access source material from Boom!
ITV Studios America has inked a first-look development deal with Intellectual Artist Management. Under the deal, the two companies will work together to develop new projects, with a particular focus on adaptations of existing properties.
Jay R. Ferguson has signed a development/talent deal with ABC Studios. Under the deal, ABC will either develop a show around Ferguson or cast him in an existing one. He is repped by Paradigm and Wishlab.