ABC is developing an UNTITLED JUDAH MILLER COMEDY from “Playing House” showrunner Judah Miller and 20th Century Fox TV. The comedy follows a Tony Award-winning mother and a brainiac father who have a natural athlete as a son. Miller will executive produce along with Tom Lassally and Jonathan Berry.
ABC has purchased the medical thriller COLD BLOOD from Janine Sherman Barrois and Kaplan Entertainment. The series follows Dr. Cara West, a physician who joins the elite team at New York Memorial after the disappearance of one of the hospital’s doctors, and discovers that the team often crosses ethical boundaries in the name of progress. ABC Studios is producing, with Barrois and Aaron Kaplan executive producing.
ABC is developing UNTITLED SUPERGIRL PROJECT with Greg Barlanti and Ali Adler. The Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions project will be an interpretation of the Supergirl character with Adler penning the script and executive producing.
ABC is also developing an UNTITLED FAMILY COMEDY series with Jermaine Fowler centering on Fowler as a college dropout who ends up living with his estranged grandmother, a former policewoman. Fowler will executive produce the project along with Avi Gilbert and Michael Rotenberg. The untitled family comedy is being developed by ABC Studios and 3 Arts Entertainment. Fowler is repped by APA and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Fox is developing a series based on Peter Jackson’s JACK IRISH detective series. The series (which was previously adapted into a 2012 Australian miniseries) follows amateur detective Jack Irish, a part-time lawyer, debt-collector, and cabinet-maker who is putting his life back together after his wife’s murder. Seamus Kevin Fahey is writing and executive producing. Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Chris Hilton, Ian Collie, Simonne Overend, and Anna Fricke will also executive produce through 20th Century Fox TV, Chernin Entertainment, and Essential Media and Entertainment.
Fox is developing limited series TWO BLACK CADILLACS, based on Carrie Underwood’s hit song. The project will be penned by Ildy Modrovich and comes from Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV. Executive produced by Underwood and Bruckheimer, the series centers on a murderous love triangle in the modern South.
Fox TV Studios is developing miniseries SON OF SAM. The six hour miniseries comes from Blumhouse Productions and was written by Steven Katz. It centers on David Richard Berkowitz’s confession of murder and Satanic worship, as well as the police investigation relating to the murders between 1975 and 1977.
John Stamos is teaming with Dan Fogelman to develop an UNTITLED JOHN STAMOS COMEDY SERIES, possibly for Netflix. The project will star Stamos, who will also executive produce, and is written by Danny Chun. It centers on a charismatic lifelong ladies man whose life is turned upside down when he discovers a long lost adult son who is nothing like him.
Lars von Trier is developing a TV series with Zentropa and Piv Bernth. Von Trier is working on the script for THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, which will feature an international cast and will air on the Danish station DR.
NBC has given a script commitment to Adam Levine’s semi-autobiographical comedy series KIDS IN AMERICA. The Universal TV and 222 Productions project centers on an unconventional family with an aspiring teenage rock star at the center. Aaron Blitzstein penned the script and will executive produce along with Levine, Jordan Feldstein, and Josh Gummersall.
NBC has won a bidding war for Jason Winer, Mike Lisbe and Nate Reger’s THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY. The comedy, from 20th Century Fox TV and Small Dog Picture Co., tells the story of a woman who moves to Miami 15 years after high school to rejoin her group of friends and tries to start a romantic relationship with her former crush. Lisbe and Reger are executive producing with Winer and Renate Radford.
NBC is developing a 10 hour miniseries DECALOGUE, based on the Danish project of the same name. The project examines the Ten Commandments in the modern era and will be penned by Todd E. Kessler and executive produced by Steve McPherson.
NBC will develop a live comedy from Chris Moynihan, Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner, HOSPITALITY. The project will air live every week with live commercials and would follow the hospitality staff of a Manhattan hotel.
Netflix has renewed HEMLOCK GROVE for a third season. The series, based on the novel by Brian McGreevy, follows the hunt for the killer of a teenage girl in a town where every resident has secrets of their own. The third season will be the show’s final season.
TV Land has renewed comedy series THE EXES for a fifth season. The project stars Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche, Kelly Stables and Kristen Johnston as a group of divorced friends back on the prowl.
AMC has given the greenlight for the pilot of a “Walking Dead” companion series. Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will executive produce the UNTITLED WALKING DEAD COMPANION PROJECT from AMC Studios. Dave Erickson co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman and will also serve as showrunner on the project.
CBS has given a put pilot commitment to Robert and Michelle King’s BRAIN DEAD, a comedy/horror project from Scott Free Productions. The project is being described as “The West Wing” meets “The Strain,” which the Kings will write and executive produce alongside Ridley Scott and David Zucker.
Fox has given a put pilot commitment to THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO, a remake of the 80s sci-fi dramedy. The series follows an inner-city teacher who discovers a superhero costume that gives him extraordinary abilities. Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Tawnia McKiernan, and Rodney Rothman will executive produce through 20th Century Fox tv, with Rothman also writing the script.
ION Television has picked up Canadian medical drama SAVING HOPE. The series, now in its third season, will be an ION original series and will follow the goings on at Hope Zion Hospital after the Chief of Surgery has fallen into a coma. Adam Pettle and Morwyn Brebner will serve as showrunners for the series.
Lifetime is going foward with its third “Flowers in the Attic” TV movie, IF THERE BE THORNS. Based on the third novel in V.C. Andrew’s series, the proejct stars Jason Lewis and Rachael Carpani’s characters who live together with Cathy’s two sons who are unaware of the nature of their parents’ relationship. The movie will be produced by A+E Studios and Front Street Pictures.
NBC has picked up Sony Pictures TV and Bryan Cranston’s Moon Shot Entertainment’s TV adaptation of THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS. Based on the book written by Gonn and Hal Iggulden, the comedy series will be penned by Greg Mottola and centeres on three teenage boys who are given the book from their dad as a guide for what they should do after his death. Mottola will executive produce along with Cranston and James Degus.
NBC has given a script commitment to Amblin Television’s THE POSSESSION OF MAGGIE GILL. The drama centers on a middle class family who are thrown into the middle of a crisis when paranormal occurrences begin to disrupt their lives. At the same time, a series of murders is being investigated by local detectives. John Glenn will penn the script and executive produce along with Matt Luber, Adam Kane, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Harris Fishman.
Syfy has given the greenlight to miniseries CHILDHOOD’S END. The six hour series is based on Arthur C. Clarke’s classic book, which follows a peaceful alien invasion of Earth who begin a decades long reign of apparent utopia at the cost of human identity and culture. Nick Hurran will direct the series from a script penned by Matthew Graham.
Robert King and Michelle King have inked a new three-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios. Under the deal, the team would continue as executive producers and showrunners of “The Good Wife” and would develop new projects for the studio. They are repped by Paradigm and Del Shaw.