TV SALES, RENEWALS, CANCELLATIONS, ATTACHMENTS, DEALS & GREENLIGHTS (08.22.14)

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TV SALES

ABC is developing 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 . 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 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.

is developing an 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.

is developing a musical comedy project from . 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 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 , with Arnold Kopelson and Andrew Stearn also executive producing.

is developing a series based on RAIN, the series of thriller books by Barry Eisler. Keanu Reeves will executive produce and star as John , 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 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’ and .

is developing an animated series based on Victoria Kann’s childrens book series . 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 , 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 through studio . Peter Knight is writing the pilot. Jason Winer will executive produce, and possibly direct.

TV RENEWALS

has ordered another season of . 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.

One has renewed crime drama 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.

DirecTV has renewed , a drama following a group of adults whose lives are unknowingly intertwined, for a second season.

FX has renewed for a second season. Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi drama follows the outbreak of a vampire virus spreading across New York City.

has renewed 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.

has renewed their drama 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.

has renewed and 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.

has renewed 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.

TV CANCELLATIONS

NBC will not be going on to a second season of , 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.

TV ATTACHMENTS

is set to direct the pilot of . 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 .

is the director of the next episode of . The showtime drama stars Schreiber as a violent Hollywood fixer. Schreiber is repped by and .

TV GREENLIGHTS

CBS has put a pilot commitment to , a British series created by Robert Popper. The American version comes from 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 , 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 . 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 project, from and , 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 , a comedy from and Lizer’s . 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.”

TV DEALS

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!

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.

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 and .

Writer has inked a two year overall deal with ABC Studios. Under the deal, Shockley will develop new projects and staff on series for the studio. She is repped by .

has signed a two year first look development and production deal with Legendary Television and Digital Media under his banner.

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