TV Sales, Renewals And Deals (09.21.12)



CW has tapped and Amblin to adapt Jessica Shirvington’s novel into a drama series. The project follows Violet Eden, a mid-twenties girl who finds out she is half-angel and is the only person who can stop a raging war between angels and fallen angels. The pilot will be written by and who will exec produce with and . Laurin and Davis are both repped by .

, and have sold a project as a put pilot to NBC based on Wentworth’s memoirs. Titled , the project follows an impulsive, wise-cracking woman who moves back to Washington DC, and her over-bearing mother, when her husband is relocated for work. Wentworth and Tuccillo will co-write and executive produce with Lawrence and . Lawrence is repped by ICM, Wentworth by Gersh and Tuccillo by .

ABC has purchased PULLING, a single-camera comedy and , who will executive produce with and , the creators of the original British show upon which “Pulling” is based. The project follows three women in their thirties who live together after one of them calls of her engagement the day before her wedding. Eisenberg and Stupnitsky are both repped by .

“Chronicle” writer has teamed with to sell VIGILANT to FOX. The project follows a twenty-year-old woman and social outcast who takes on a crime-fighting persona to take on the corruption within the city police department after a detective is brutally forced into working for the corrupt men within Internal Affairs. Landis will write and exec produce Grodon. will co-executive produce. Landis and Gordon are both repped by .

has optioned , a project about a woman who becomes obsessed with solving brutal murders. The project, based on the 2004 book by , will have on board to executive produce and direct with writing and co-executive producing and Gary Unger exec producing as well. Del Toro is repped by and Markham, Froggatt & Irwin. Gran is repped by .

ABC has purchased the drama from . has written the project and will executive produce. The project revolves around the events that occur after a Chicago businesswoman is kidnapped, seen through the eyes of her troublesome son. Basgallop is repped by and .

and have sold to Fox. The project follows two brothers, completely opposite from one another, who try to manage the second largest brewery in Oregon. Biggins and Bowe are repped by Rothman Brecher Kim.

“House” creator has sold a legal drama ABC. Shore will write and executive produce on the project, which follows an ex-cop-turned-lawyer who uses his time on the streets to help him win cases in court while also trying to battle his personal problems and reignite a flame with his ex-wife.

CW has purchased , a contemporary re-imagining of the “Alice In Wonderland” tale. Written and executive produced by , the project centers on a female detective in a modern city who discovers a whole other world under ours. and will executive produce as well. Hodge is repped by .

CBS has purchased a medical drama from and Jason Hall, who wrote the pilot. The project follows a billionaire diagnosed with a terminal illness who builds a high-tech hospital for himself but soon finds that he needs to use it to help others. Lenkov will executive produce with Hall co-executive producing. Lenkov and Hall are both repped by CAA.

has ordered a drama pilot which would star , bringing the “Sopranos” star back to the network. The pilot, titled , was written by and will be directed by . The series follows a cab driver who picks up a party and girl goes back to her place where they engage in a drug and sex-fueled night. He wakes up the next morning with no recollection of the night and the girl stabbed to death.

and have sold a family drama to ABC. The project, titled , was purchased with significant penalty. The project follows a family dealing with their fifteen-year-old daughter being identified as the reincarnation of a South American religious entity. August will write and executive produce with Friedman. Both August and Friedman are repped by .

Fox has purchased a single-camera pilot from “Chelsea Lately” guest and writer , who has teamed with on the project. Titled and written by McDonald and Dava Savel and based on McDonald’s book of the same name, the series follows her experiences being married to a stay-at-home dad with two kids and a half-asian stepdaughter. McDonald is repped by and Savel by .

and Jonathan Fener have a put pilot commitment from NBC for their project with Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Bros. also on board. The project is shown in mockumentary fashion and follows the lives of people living and working on a military base in a desert country at the end of a war. Bycel and Fener will write and executive produce with Bruckheimer and with co-executive producing. Bycel and Fener are repped by .

has acquired rights to , a comedy from British comedian . In the series Gervais plays a middle-aged man working in a nursing home. In England the pilot was ordered to series after two million people tuned in. Gervais is repped by and .

will write the adaptation of the DC comic MIDNIGHT, MASS for NBC. , the creator of the comic, will serve as an executive consultant for Daugherty, who is exec producing with . The project follows a husband-wife duo who globe-trot, taking on supernatural forces around the world. Daugherty is repped by .

has sold two single camera comedy projects, one to Fox and one to ABC. , which is set up at Fox with penalty, centers on a middle-aged man who realizes all of his friends his age are pushing off growing up as long as possible. His untitled ABC project follows an immigrant mother and her two American children as they try to open up a restaurant. Chun is repped by .

Fox has purchased AMERICA’S SON from , Amblin and Sony Pictures . The project serves as a contemporary re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and centers on a man whose beloved, presidential-hopeful father dies in what initially appears to be an accident. The man returns home to seek the truth and ultimately dish out vengeance. Redford will write and executive produce with and . Redford is repped by .

has brought his vampire drama to FX, which he will co-write, direct and executive produce and which will have Carlton Cuse as its showrunner. The pilot will also be written by Chuck Hogan. Based on the book series of the same name, the series follows a ragtag group of people banding together to fight off an epidemic of vampires. Cuse is repped by and Hogan is repped by .

CBS has purchased , the latest project from who will exec produce with her husband , who will also write with . The trio is behind the popular comedy series “Mike And Molly”. McCarthy and Falcone are repped by CAA and Dorf is repped by Paradigm.

has sold a drama-thriller to FX. The untitled project follows the cover-up of a murder. Belber sent a treatment of the project to several networks, with FX ultimately taking the bait. He is repped by ICM.

has sold to ABC with and on board to direct and exec produce with Jack Black. The project follows a party-planner who has too much fun at her own events, and eventually must tone down her antics when she begins working for a strict, no-nonsense boss. and Carolyn G. Bernstein will also exec produce. Diliberti is repped by .

will be adapting the 2001 fil for . ABC has purchased the project with Moore writing and exec producing with , and the film’s director . The series will follow the plot of the film which saw a young man passing himself off as a knight in the Middle Ages. Moore is repped by CAA.

CBS has purchased a drama from . The project, titled is based on John Dixon’s unpublished book “Dissident” and follows a man with a microchip implanted in his brain that allows him to process information at inhuman speeds. Seitzman is repped by .

ABC has purchased the comedy from Cheryl Holliday. The project follows a wife and mother who begins to get aggressive when she feels she isn’t respected by her family. Holliday will executive produce with and . Holliday is repped by .

Fox has purchased a live-action comedy to be written and executive produced by and exec produced by . The project follows two thirty-something men whose lives get complicated when their obnoxious dads move in with them. All three men are repped by .

CW has bought OXYGEN, described as an alien-drama, from the team of , , , , and and written by . The project centers on a high school class, the first of its kind, that integrates humans and aliens. Averill is repped by .

and will bring to Fox, a multi-camera comedy show that will broadcast live. The only show currently performing comedy live on television is NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”. Yuspa and Goldsmith received a commitment plus penalty on the project. They are both repped by ICM.

Ben Stiller and his company, Red Hour , have sold two comedies to ABC. The first, , was written by and follows an A-list actor losing touch with reality and his roots, prompting him to move back to New York City and stay in the apartment he grew up in . Napier, who is repped by , will executive produce. The second project, , was written by () and follows a town’s perennially friendly resident who, after being falsely accused of a crime, decides to focus on her self instead of others, much to dismay to those around her. Resnick will also executive produce. Stiller is repped by as well.

MUST BE NICE, a comedy written by and executive produced by , has sold to Fox. The project follows a single, hard-partying 27-year-old woman who moves in with her married, responsible, 34-old-sister. Philbin will also exec produce with , , and . She is repped by .


FX has renewed TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL with a seven episode second cycle. Kamau Bell executive produces with Chris Rock, and and the show features Bell discussing various contemporary topics. Shore is repped by ICM.

has been picked up for a seventh season by Lifetime. The series, which stars Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brian McNamara, is based on Tanya Biank’s book “Army Wives: The Unwritten Code Of Military Marriage” and is executive produced by and .


is in advanced talks to direct the pilot for TNT’s upcoming drama . The project follows an operative who has the uncanny ability to transform himself into the exact type of person he needs to be for every assignment. Semel has served as a director and executive produce for shows such as “House”, “Beverly Hills 90210” and “No Ordinary Family”. He is currently serving as an executive producer on “Person Of Interest”. Semel is repped by .


ABC has shined the greenlight on three new pilots. The include the drama and the comedies and . “Terminales” will follow a young woman after she is diagnosed with a fatal illness. and serve as writers for the pilot and will executive produce with . Fogel and Lefkowitz are both repped by . “Phys Ed” follows a former high school sports star who returns to teach at his alma mater only to find that the school is almost completely unchanged. wrote the pilot and will executive produce. He is repped by . “Continuing Fred” centers on a slacker who takes up a teaching at an elementary school. It was written by who is repped by .


has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox . Under the contract, Reeves will create, write and direct broadcast and cable projects and supervise other writers. Reeves is an alum of both and film, having directed “Cloverfield” and “Let Me In” and co-created “Felicity”. He is repped by CAA.

’s company has signed a two-year, first-look deal with FX Productions. The company will develop a series for the cable network under the deal.


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