TV SALES, RENEWALS, CANCELLATIONS, ATTACHMENTS & GREENLIGHTS (08.17.12)

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TV SALES

has ordered a pilot for , a comedy series starring , , and . The show follows Dylan, an LA blogger (Rowland) who lives with her best friend (Dennis) and divorced roommate (Liburd), with Scott playing Dylan’s neighbor and boyfriend. (“The Bernie Mac Show”, “Reed Between the Lines”) will executive produce the show with writer and co-executive producer . Rowland is repped by ; Dennis is repped by and ; Liburd is repped by Talent Works; and Scott is repped by and .

NBC has bought a single-camera comedy from and Warner Bros. Television called , which revolves around a recently divorced woman who reconnects with her best friends from high school. will write the script and exec produce with Bruckheimer and . is set to co-exec produce. Elwood created the Canadian comedy series “Call Me Fitz” and worked as a writer and producer on ABC’s “Defying Gravity”. She is repped by and .

TV RENEWALS

ABC Family has renewed , MELISSA & JOEY and for an additional season. In addition, is getting a back-order pickup for additional episodes to air in the winter.

– “Baby Daddy” centers on Ben (), whose bachelor life is put on hold when his ex-girlfriend leaves a baby on his doorstep and he decides to raise it with the help of his friends (, ), next door neighbor () and overbearing mother (). (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King”, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch) created and executive produces the multi-camera comedy.

– “Melissa & Joey” follows Mel (), a councilwoman in Toledo, who must look after her sister’s kids after a financial scheme puts her in prison. Desperate for a , bankrupt commodities trader Joe () accepts the position of the family nanny. One of the most popular cable programs in its time slot, “Melissa & Joey” is executive-produced by Hart and Lawrence, , , and .

– “Switched at Birth” follows two families whose lives are irrevocably changed when they find out their daughters (, ) were switched at birth. The series is executive-produced by , , and .

– “Bunheads” stars Tony Award-winning actor as a Las Vegas showgirl who moves to a small town with her new husband and becomes a teacher at her mother-in-law’s dance school. (“Gilmore Girls”) executive produces and co-created the show with . , , and also star in the comedy-drama.

has ordered a second season for the crime-drama , which stars as schizophrenic professor who helps the FBI solve complex cases. The ABC Studios-produced series currently ranks as the second-highest rated new scripted series of the year. The new episodes are scheduled to air in 2013. and created the series and serve as executive producer and co-executive producer, respectively. McCormack also serves as executive producer.

TV CANCELLATIONS

The ABC Family series has been officially cancelled after one season. The show starred as as a high school student who found herself working in the world of high fashion after a case of mistaken identity. created the series and served as executive producer with and .

TV ATTACHMENTS

and are stepping up as the new showrunners for , the American adaptation of British sitcom “White Van Man”. adapted the series and wrote the pilot but stepped down as showrunner because ABC and ABC Studios wanted a showrunner with more experience. It is rumored that ICM repped-Bowman was offered a chance to stay on staff, but he stepped aside in order to give the new showrunners a fresh start. Bowman previously wrote for “Yes, Dear”, “My Name Is Earl” and “Raising Hope”, all three of which were created by Greg Garcia. Sternin and Ventimiglia served as executive producers for “That ’70s Show” and co-executive producers for “Kitchen Confidential”.

TV GREENLIGHTS

ABC has given script orders for three drama projects: FINN & SAWYER, and .

– “Finn & Sawyer” will be a contemporary version of Mark Twain’s classic novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, where Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn meet up again in their twenties and launch an investigative firm in New Orleans. The project comes from ABC Studios and , with (“Detroit 1-8-7”) and (“ER”) set to write and exec produce. Richman and Zabel are repped by .

– “The Outsiders” revolves around a woman who moves from Atlanta to New York for a new life and ends up looking out for nine underprivileged children. Inspired by a true story, the series comes from (“Smallville”), who will write and exec produce for ABC Studios.

– “Gothica” is a supernatural mystery drama which follows a woman as she searches for her identity in San Francisco, all the while being guided by a mysterious ladies man named Dorian Gray. (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, “Race to Witch Mountain”) will write and exec produce the project with and . Lopez is repped by ICM.

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