ABC has given a script commitment to Eric Falconer’s THE BARRIO. The comedy project is being produced by CBS TV Studios and Amigos de Garcia and follows a TV 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 MIX with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s banner Le Train Train. 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 UNTITLED MEDICAL ADVOCATE DRAMA from David Marshall Grant. Produced by Warner Bros. TV and Vendetta Productions, the project is inspired by the true story of a CAA agent who switched careers 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 THE BRAIN 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 Kapital Entertainment 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 GOOD LIFE. The comedy project centers on a family man who sees everyone around him pursuing their dreams while his are permanently on hold. Warner Bros. TV is producing along with Wrubel under his Here Comes Scrappy banner.
DJ Nash and David Janollari are developing THE CATCH for NBC. The romantic comedy project from Universal TV 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 THE CURE, a medical drama written by Malcolm Gladwell and Glenn Gordon Caron. The project from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV 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 ALL TOGETHER NOW. 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 NOD, the series adaptation of Adrian Barnes. The project will be written by Jason Richman 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 CRITICAL into development, 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 job 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 ASSISTED LOVING, 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 Kapital Entertainment banner.
NBC has made a script commitment with penalty to the drama BLINDSPOT from writer Martin Gero and producer 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.
Steve Franks and Rivers Cuomo have teamed to develop a DETOUR, a comedy project from 20th Century Fox TV. 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.
Netflix is renewing freshman series BOJACK HORSEMAN for another season. The animated comedy features the voices of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie and Paul F. Tompkins. The series was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
A&E is cancelling its most watched original drama LONGMIRE 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 LOST GIRL 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.
Stephen Gaghan is attached to direct and executive produce WHITE CITY for AMC. 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 CAA.
ABC has ordered a pilot script for a remake of SO WHERE ARE WE? Based on the Israeli sitcom, the project will be adapted by Matt Tarses in conjunction with Fanfare Productions and Sony Pictures TV. The comedy follows an unfortunate man whose schemes are always getting him into trouble.
BBC America has given the greenlight to THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, 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.
Channel 4 in the UK has ordered OPPOSITE NUMBER, 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 BASKETS. 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 job he can find as a rodeo clown. The series is a collaboration of FX Productions and Pig Newton, Louis C.K.’s banner.
Lifetime has ordered DAMIEN 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.
Patrick Dempsey has signed a development deal with ABC Studios under his Shifting Gears Entertainment banner. Under the deal, Dempsey will create and develop new scripted series for the studio. Shifting Gears has optioned Michael Cannell’s book THE LIMIT as a potential series for Sundance TV. Dempsey is repped by UTA and Burstein Company.
Johnny Knoxville 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 UNTITLED JOHNNY KNOXVILLE COMEDY based on Knoxville’s unconventional childhood in the South.
Jason Bateman has renewed his first-look deal with Universal Pictures and Universal Television for another two years. Under the deal, Bateman will continue to develop and supervise projects for both film and television.