TV Sales, Renewals, Cancellations, Deals, Attachments & Greenlights (08.09.13)

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TV SALES

Lionsgate has optioned the rights to Sylvia Day’s book series. The books center on a billionaire businessman and a young businesswoman starting out in the advertising world as they try to overcome their painful pasts.

ABC has picked up from and Shawn Ryan. Gajdusek will write the script, which centers on a group of Ivy League students who start an anti-government resistance movement called “Freedom”. Marney Hochman will exec produce with the duo. Gajdusek is repped by .

will write, star in and exec produce a series titled for FX. The project is a music-based comedy that takes place in the titular city. Glover is repped by .

and will write an untitled comedy for HBO with Rae also starring. The project centers on the life of an African-American woman in modern times. Both Wilmore and Rae are repped by .

Fox has picked up a project written by and that will center on a married couple trying live their American Dream. Marino and Oyama will exec produce with Will Gluck and Richie Schwartz. Both Marino and Oyama are repped by .

Fox has bought from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. The project centers on a woman working at a bank who gets her daughter a there. Within the first day, the daughter becomes her mother’s boss. Jones and McCormack will produce.

has sold an untitled cop drama to ABC. The project follows a pair of detectives solving cases in Miami. Rhimes will exec produce with Dana Calvo.

A script based on “The Exorcist”, written by is being shopped around to networks by Morgan Creek. Roy Lee will executive produce the project. Slater is repped by .

Fox has bought a comedy pitch from and . The project is titled F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out) and it centers on people with, as you might guess, a fear of missing out. Edelman and Fleischer will exec produce.

Fox is developing , a project from and which Hayter will write and run. The series centers on a global war that is on the brink of turning apocalyptic. Hayter is repped by .

NBC is putting a script from and into development. The untitled project is inspired by relationship therapist Laura Berman and centers on a relationship therapist who tries to navigate her own relations with her ex-husband and his new girlfriend. Kaplan and Elfont will exec produce with Eva Longoria, Ben Spector, Francesca Silvestri and Kevin Chinoy. Kaplan and Elfont are both repped by .

CBS is developing , a medical soap drama based on “The Wizard of Oz”. (ICM) will write the script and exec produce with Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman.

An untitled CIA drama from () is being shopped around with an eye on Katherine Heigl to star as an advisor to the president as the CIA deals with hotspots around the world.

Anonymous Content has optioned , the e-book series by . The trio of books center on a businesswoman who is convinced by her best friend to sleep with a stranger in Las Vegas on the eve of her wedding.

TV RENEWALS

has been renewed for a fourth season by MTV. The show has been a hit for MTV and is its leading scripted series.

TV CANCELLATIONS

Starz has cancelled . The series will end with the upcoming season two finale.

TV DEALS

has signed an overall deal with CBS. Under the contract, he will remain as showrunner of the network’s series “Blue Bloods.” He is repped by ICM.

has signed a first-look deal with Starz, under which he will develop and produce projects for the network. Canton has served as a producer on films including “300”, “A Perfect Getaway” and “Immortals”.

After leaving MTV’s “Awkward”, has signed a blind script deal with Warner Bros. TV, under which she will write a comedy for the studio. Whe is repped by .

TV ATTACHMENTS

and have come aboard as the new showrunners. The duo replaces who left after the third season. Both men are repped by .

will be serving as an executive producer and showrunner on . He has previously worked on “Law & Order” and “Castle” and is repped by .

TV GREENLIGHTS

Marti Noxon’s GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE has been given the greenlight from Bravo. Noxon wrote the project, based on the “Girlfriends’ Guide…” book series written by , which centers on a self-help author who keeps the fact that she’s seperated from her husband a closely guarded secret. Noxon is repped by .

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