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.
Halfire-CORE has signed a deal with NBC to develop three low-budget dramas for the network.
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.
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.