CBS TV Studios has optioned Aisha Tyler’s book “Self-Inflicted Wounds.” The book is full of comic essays about Tyler’s life when she has found herself in the middle of humiliating situations and the lessons she’s learned from them. There’s no word yet on which network might pick up the show.
DirecTV has picked up its first scripted comedy series THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T SAY AFTER MIDNIGHT for 10 episodes. The series focuses on the romantic relationship of couples with scenarios based on the idea that nothing good happens in the wee hours of the morning. “Ice Age’s” Peter Ackerman wrote the show and will executive produce.
SundanceTV and BBC Worldwide are collaborating on ONE CHILD, a four hour mini series following a Chinese born woman adopted by British parents who struggles with deciding where her loyalty should lie.
Comedy Central has ordered a pilot from “Happy Endings” writers David Caspe, Matthew Libman, and Daniel Libman and will star Gil Ozeri. The comedy centers on a former football star who loses everything and has to go back to his hometown and get a job on the local police force.
OWN gains its first ever mini-series TULSA. The two night even will center on the largest race riot in history where over 300 people are said to have been murdered in Oklahoma City. The project will star “The Help’s” Octavia Spencer and singer Toni Braxton.
Here are the new pilots for the 2014-2015 season broken down by network:
ABC – AN AMERICAN EDUCATION, BLACK-ISH, CRISTELA, DAMAGED GOODS, FAR EAST ORLANDO, GALAVANT, IRREVERSIBLE, SAINT FRANCIS, SELFIE, STRANGE CALLS, UNTITLED BRIAN GALLIVAN PROJECT, MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY, KEEP IT TOGETHER, THE WINKLERS, AGATHA, AMERICAN CRIME, ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, CLEMETINE, EXPOSED, FOREVER, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, SEA OF FIRE, SECRETS & LIES, THE CLUB, DANGEROUS LIASONS, THE VISITORS, WARRIORS
CBS – CUZ-BROS, GOOD SESSION, HOW I MET YOUR DAD, THE MCCARTHYS, THE MISTAKE, MORE TIME WITH FAMILY, THE ODD COUPLE, SAVE THE DATE, TAXI-22, UNTITLED JIM GAFFIGAN COMEDY, BATTLE CREEK, a CSI SPIN-OFF, MADAM SECRETARY, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, SCORPION, UNTITLED CUSACK, MCCABE, ELMORE, CAVELL PROJECT, UNTITLED DAVID MARSHALL GRANT PROJECT, RED ZONE, UNTITLED KEVIN WILLIAMSON DRAMA
FOX – CABOT COLLEGE, DEAD BOSS, FATRICK, NO PLACE LIKE HOME, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, MULANEY, SOBER COMPANION, WEIRD LONERS, BACKSTROM, EMPIRE, GOTHAM, HIEROGLYPH, HOME, THE MIDDLE MAN, RED BAND SOCIETY, RUNNER
NBC – A TO Z, BAD JUDGE, ELLEN MORE OR LESS, FEED ME, LIFESAVER, LOVE IS RELATIVE, MARRY ME, MASON TWINS, MISSION CONTROL, MR. ROBINSON, TWO TO GO, ONE BIG HAPPY, THE PRO, OLD SOUL, TOOKEN, WORKING THE ENGELS, BABYLON FIELDS, COERCION, CONSTANTINE, EMERALD CITY, MYSTERIES OF LAURA, ODYSSEY, SALVATION, STATE OF AFFAIRS, TIN MAN
Syfy is renewing HELIX for a second season. The thriller follows a team of scientists battling an outbreak that has the potential to spread worldwide. HELIX is executive produced by Moore Steven Maeda, who also serves as showrunner.
ABC has officially cancelled ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND. Next week’s season finale will become the series finale. The show was a spin-off of ABC’s “Once Upon A Time.”
After a single series, Fox’s RAKE is being cancelled. The short-lived series starred Greg Kinnear and is being cancelled due to poor ratings. The last two episodes will air Saturday.
Amazon has given series orders to four of its pilots, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, TRANSPARENT, THE AFTER and BOSCH. MOZART follows the behind the scene drama of New York’s classical music scene and stars Bernadette Peters. TRANSPARENT, starring Jeffrey Tambor and Jay Duplass, is a dramedy about a family man who tries to reconnect with his children after deciding to become a transsexual. THE AFTER is a sci-fi series about a group of strangers fighting to survive a post-apocalyptic world. BOSCH follows an LAPD homicide detective working to solve a child killing while standing trail for his own murder of a serial killer.
NBC has ordered a Charles Manson drama series, AQUARIUS. The show will star David Duchovny in a gritty 60s cop drama about a cop who goes undercover to track down the Manson family before their murder spree.
ABC’s THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB has been put on hold and will be pushed back to a mid-season premiere date.
David Milch has extended his overall deal with HBO for two more years, making his run with HBO an impressive 14 years. He has brought “Deadwood,” “John From Cincinnati,” and “Luck” to the cable network. Milch is repped by ICM.
Michael Dietz has partnered with High Noon for a first look deal. Dietz’s past credits include “Stars Earn Stripes” and “Minute to Win It.”