William Monahan will be penning and developing the drama CRIME for Starz. Although exact details of the project are kept under wraps, it will be set in 1960’s Britain and center on the underground criminal activities in the country. Monahan is repped by WME and Independent Talent Group.
NBC has purchased CAMP from Liz Heldens and Gail Berman. The project, which will go straight-to-series, is keeping its specific details under wraps. Heldens and Berman will exec produce with Peter Elkoff and Gene Stein. Heldens is repped by WME.
Comedy Central has picked up the popular web series DRUNK HISTORY. Created by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who will exec produce with Chris Henchy and Owen Burke, the web show followed drunk individuals as they tried to (unsuccessfully) recall famous historical events. Ferrell is repped by CAA and McKay by WME.
ABC has purchased TOMORROW from Brett Ratner and Barry Schindel. The project, which Katherine Lindberg and Ted Cyr came up with and wrote the script for, follows an FBI agent trapped in time-travel. Ratner will direct with Schindel showrunning and exec producing with Lindberg, Cyr, Michael Sugar and Nicole Romano.
20th Century Fox TV is currently developing an untitled comedy from the pen of Shepard Boucher, with Sarah Michelle Geller attached to star. The project follows the wild adventures of two moms while their kids are at school. Dave Hemingson will serve as showrunner on the project, which will be taken out to networks some time in January. Boucher and Geller are both repped by ICM.
NBC has purchased BLOODLINE, written by David Graziano and produced by Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey, with Berg directing the first episode. The project follows a girl who, since birth, has been caught between two families- once consisting of mercenaries and the other of assassins and she must eventually fight and kill her mother to ensure that she can one day live a normal life. Graziano is repped by Rothman Brecher Kim.
The CW has ordered a pilot of THE ORIGINALS, which will serve as a spinoff of their popular “Vampire Diaries”. The project sees Klaus from “Vampire Diaries” moving to New Orleans and reconvening with his former protege Marcel. Julie Plec (WME) will write and exec produce with Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.
USA has picked up NECESSARY ROUGHNESS for a third season. The third go-around for the series will consist of ten episodes, compared to the twelve and sixteen of the first two seasons respectively. The show was crated by Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro.
Comedy Central has ordered a fourth and fifth season of their popular series WORKAHOLICS, with each season consisting of thirteen episodes. The show was created by Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck and stars the former three. Anderson, Newacheck and Holm are repped by UTA and Devine by WME.
BONES has been renewed for a ninth season by Fox. The show has consistently been one of the network’s highlights and viewership has been consistent.
CBS has given the greenlight to an untitled comedy from Jim Gaffigan and Peter Tolan. The project centers on a married couple with five kids living in a two bedroom apartment in New York. Gaffigan and Tolan are both repped by CAA.
FOX has put in a pilot order for untitled comedy project, starring Andy Sandberg, from Mike Schur and Dan Goor. Project centers on a diverse group of detectives at a New York precinct. They are both repped by UTA.