Danny McBride’s CHOZEN has been picked up by FXX. The project was written by Grant Dekernion, who will exec produce with McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. The animated series centers on a gay white rapper who tries to find new direction in his life after being released from prison.
CBS will be developing TAXI-22, a comedy based on the Canadian show of the same name. The project centers on a politically incorrect cabbie in New York. Nancy Sanders will produce alongside Mark Armstrong, Dennis Erdman, Clark Peterson and Patrick Huard.
El Rey is planning a series based on Quentin Tarantino’s DUSK TILL DAWN as well as an untitled Latino James Bond-esque series.
THE BLACK BOX has been ordered to a thirteen-episode series by ABC. Written by Amy Holden Jones, the series centers on a neuroscientist battling mental illness. Jones will exec produce with Ilene Chaiken, Bryan Singer, Oly Obst and Anne Thomopoulos. Jones is repped by WME.
NURSE JACKIE has been renewed for a sixth season that will air in 2014. the Showtime series stars Edie Falco as an emergency room nurse.
THE BORGIAS will be cancelled following the finale of its third season, Showtime has announced.
EASTBOUND & DOWN’S fourth season will be its last. The HBO comedy, which stars Danny McBride, will premiere its final season in September.
John Eisendrath and Sony TV have come to a two-year overall deal agreement. Eisendrath has served as a writer for “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Alias” and created the ESPN series “Playmakers”. He is repped by ICM.