Lauren Graham will adapt her novel SOMEDAY, SOMEDAY, MAYBE for television. Like the book, the series will center on an actress in New York who has six months left in the three years she gave herself to make it as an actress. Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will exec produce. Graham is repped by ICM.
Starz is developing MONSTERS OF GOD, with Rod Lurie set to write the project. The series centers on a colonel and officer fighting in the Comanche Wars. Marc Frydman will executive produce. Lurie is repped by CAA.
Chad Feehan and Joe Carnahan have sold BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS to A&E. The project, written by Feehan, centers on amateur bull riding in Texas. Carnahan will direct the pilot and exec produce with Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Feehan is repped by CAA.
DirecTV has renewed ROGUE for a second season.
IFC’s PORTLANDIA has been renewed for a fourth and fifth season.
GIRL CODE has bene renewed by MTV for a second season.
Sam Catlin has signed a two-year overall deal with Sony, under which he will serve as an executive producer on “Rake” and continue to work on “Breaking Bad”. he is repped by UTA.
Halfire-CORE has signed a deal with NBC to develop three low-budget dramas for the network.
Neal H. Moritz’s Original Film has signed an overall deal with CBS TV. The contract dictates that Moritz will develop and exec produce projects for the network along with Vivian Cannon.
Dan Jinks has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS TV. He is repped by WME.
David Caspe has signed a two-year overall deal with Sony TV. The “Happy Endings” creator and showrunner is repped by WME.
COMMUNITY fans can rejoice in knowing that creator Dan Harmon will be returning to the series as showrunner. He will be joined by Chris McKenna as an exec producer. They are both repped by UTA.
David Yates will direct the pilot for FX’s TYRANT. The project centers on an American family drawn into a Middle Eastern conflict. Yates directed four of the “Harry Potter” films and is repped by CAA.
Yves Simoneau will direct the HORIZON pilot for USA. Simoneau, who directed the Lifetime movie “Betty and Coretta” and 2004 film “Ignition”, is repped by WME.
Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin have been given the greenlight from HBO on their untitled comedy which Lorne Michael will produce. The writing duo will also star in the project, which features them as reporters trying to make it in Atlanta.
Starz has given the greenlight to POWER, which centers on a nightclub owner who is looking to turn his club into a powerhouse while also living a double-life as a kingpin. The series was created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (CAA), who will exec produce with Curtis Jackson and Randall Emmett.