TV SALES, RENEWALS, CANCELLATIONS, ATTACHMENTS, DEALS & GREENLIGHTS (08.29.14)

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SALES

ABC has given a script commitment to Eric Falconer’s . The comedy project is being produced by CBS Studios and Amigos de Garcia and follows a writer who gets fired and decides to move his family from Santa Monica to a predominantly Mexican neighborhood in East LA to save money.

ABC is also developing with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s banner . The dramedy will be written by Jennifer Cecil and explores the realities of modern families set against the backdrop of a beloved family restaurant.

ABC has made a put pilot commitment to an from David Marshall Grant. Produced by and Vendetta Productions, the project is inspired by the true story of a agent who switched to become a medical advocate after being misdiagnosed and almost dying from a brain tumor. Grant will write the script, and Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein will produce.

CBS will develop with Aaron Kaplan. The comedy project, written by Michelle Morgan, centers on an guy of average to low intelligence who suffers a brain injury, which turns him into a genius. Kaplan will executive produce under his banner, while Morgan will produce.

CBS, in collaboration with Daniel Day Kim, will adapt the South Korean drama series GOOD DOCTOR. The project, written by Adele Lim, centers on a brilliant doctor with Aspergers who uses his gift to solve complex cases at the Boston hospital where he works. Lim and Kim will both executive produce the project for CBS.

CBS has given a put pilot commitment to Bill Wrubel’s . The comedy project centers on a family man who sees everyone around him pursuing their dreams while his are permanently on hold. is producing along with Wrubel under his banner.

and are developing for NBC. The romantic comedy project from Universal follows a newly single man who finds a great New York apartment under market value – the catch is his landlord has to continue to see her psychology patients there a few hours every day.

Fox has given a put pilot commitment to , a medical drama written by Malcolm Gladwell and Glenn Gordon Caron. The project from Imagine and 20th Century Fox is a character driven medical thriller following a young and impulsive neurologist who takes the law into her own hands in order to tackle a deadly disease.

Fox has also given a put pilot commitment to Alec Sulkin and Julis Sharpe’s . The 20th Century Fox project follows six twentysomething friends who vow to go off the grid – unplugging cell phones and computers – to better engage with each other.

Fox has acquired drama series , the series adaptation of Adrian Barnes. The project will be written by for 20th Century Fox and Chernin. It chronicles a time when people have lost their ability to sleep and scientists can’t explain why no one is tired. A couple, one of whom is Awakened, while the other needs sleep, struggle to come to terms with their new situation.

NBC has put into , a medical drama written by Katie Lovejoy and produced by Eva Longoria and John Glenn. The project centers on a perfectionist Latina doctor who goes back home for a at a prestigious hospital but when a secret from her past is uncovered, it puts everything she’s worked for in jeopardy.

NBC is also looking to develop , a comedy based on the book by Bob Morris. The project centers on two half siblings who take care of their aging father. Claudian Lonow will write the script and executive produce alongside Tracy Katsky and Aaron Kaplan under his banner.

NBC has made a script commitment with penalty to the drama from writer Martin Gero and Greg Berlanti. The show centers on an FBI agent drawn who is drawn into a conspiracy when a naked amnesiac appears in Times Square, covered in tattoos, one of which is the agent’s name.

and have teamed to develop a , a comedy project from 20th Century Fox . Fox has given a put pilot commitment to the project, which centers on an anging rocker who walks away from the spotlight at the height of his fame to rediscover himself and start a new life.

RENEWALS

Netflix is renewing freshman series for another season. The animated comedy features the voices of Will Arnett, , Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie and Paul F. Tompkins. The series was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg.

CANCELLATIONS

A&E is cancelling its most watched original drama after three seasons. The action crime drama series centered on a widowed sheriff in Wyoming whose dry wit and stoneface masks his true feelings.

Syfy‘s will be ending after its upcoming fifth season. The crime/fantasy series follows a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans and refuses to conform to the strict hierarchy of her people.

ATTACHMENTS

is attached to direct and executive produce for . The drama pilot follows journalist who has spent the last decade on assignment in Kabul. The project comes from Nick McDonell and John Dempsey, both of whom have experience in journalism or political life in Kabul. Gaghan is repped by .

GREENLIGHTS

ABC has ordered a pilot script for a remake of Based on the Israeli sitcom, the project will be adapted by Matt Tarses in conjunction with and Sony Pictures . The comedy follows an unfortunate man whose schemes are always getting him into trouble.

has given the greenlight to , a sci-fi series from Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham. The limited series centers on a farmer obsessed with proving that there is life after death in rural 1888 England.

in the UK has ordered , a political thriller series from Matt Charman. The project centers on a British nuclear scientist’s covert mission to North Korea, which leads to him being imprisoned and forced to help North Korea weaponize its nuclear technology.

FX has given a 10 episode order to Zach Galifianakis, Louis C.K. and Jonathan Krisel’s . The comedy series was written by the trio, while Galifianakis directed the pilot and will serve as showrunner. The project centers on a man who follows his dream of becoming a clown – unsuccessfully enrolling in clown school before taking the only he can find as a rodeo clown. The series is a collaboration of and , Louis C.K.’s banner.

Lifetime has ordered straight to series. The “Omen” follow-up centers on Damien as an adult, unaware of the demonic forces around him but haunted by his troubled past. The series comes from Glen Mazzara, Ross Fineman and Pancho Mansfield and Fox TV Studios.

Netflix has given a straight-to-series order to , a French drama series. The project is a tale of power, corruption and redemption set in a French port city.

DEALS

’s new banner, , has signed a first look deal with Sony Pictures to develop new series. Paul is repped by and .

has signed a deal with ABC Studios under his banner. Under the deal, Dempsey will create and develop new scripted series for the studio. Shifting Gears has optioned Michael Cannell’s book as a potential series for Sundance . Dempsey is repped by and .

has signed a two-year first-look deal with ABC Studios through his Hello Junior! banner. Under the deal, Knoxville will develop projects for the studio. The first sale under the deal is an based on Knoxville’s unconventional childhood in the South.

has renewed his first-look deal with Universal Pictures and Universal for another two years. Under the deal, Bateman will continue to develop and supervise projects for both film and television.

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