TV Sales, Renewals, Pick-Ups, Attachments & Deals (02.01.13)



CW has put in a pilot order for two projects. , adapted by from the 1976 British show, follows young people from around the world with special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically, who come together to fight evil. Klemmer will also executive produce with Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec. , written by , follows a family whose lives are forever changed when the patriarch has a car accident resulting in a coma-like syndrome where he cannot speak or move, but can see and hear all. David Marshall Grant, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman will executive produce.

CBS has ordered a medical drama pilot called . The drama focuses on the most powerful doctor in the nation, the Surgeon General, who has 315 million patients. As “America’s Doctor,” Sherman and his team battle the powerful forces of politics and business, fighting to protect the health of everyday Americans. will write and executive produce.

NBC has give a pilot order to modern take on . Written by , the project is set in present day Pittsburgh and revolves around a startling death that re-ignites the feud between the two legendary families, unleashing decades of resentment.

has been given a pilot order from NBC. Written by , the drama is set in modern times and revolves around Alice and a new character, Clara. Seven years ago, Clara’s life took an unexplained turn for the worse, and a mysterious stranger tells her there may be an explanation after all… an explanation that lies in the fantastical world of Wonderland. Anderson will also executive produce with Anthony Zuiker, JoAnn Alfano, Margaret Riley and Matt Weinberg.

Starz is developing an untitled ballet project. Written by , the project will explore the dysfunctional underbelly of the ballet world and follows a young female ballet dancer who has a distinctly troubled past as she joins a prestigious ballet company in New York. Walley-Beckett will also executive produce with Lawrence Bender and Kevin Brown. Walley-Beckett is repped by .

ABC has given two more pilot orders. revolves around a brilliant, late-19th-century New York doctor and his family, who are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful but mysterious tycoon. will write while executive produces. is a sexy gothic soap set in the present day that weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein and Dorian Gray, among others. will write and executive produce with Mark Gordon.

moves forward in its by adding writing duo and who will pen the pilot for director Nicolas Winding Refn. They are repped by .

FOX greenlighted two more pilot orders. , written by , revolves around the working men and women on board an aircraft carrier equipped with a 500-foot landing strip, a nuclear reactor and 6000 souls on board. Elmore will executive produce with Graham Yost and Mark Johnson. , written by , centers on a gang member who is sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rises through its ranks but must balance his obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new “family” – the SFPD’s Gang Task Force. Morgan will executive produce with Scott Rosenbaum, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.

NBC has given the greenlight to comedy pilot . Written by and , the project will take place in two time periods, following Brenda growing up as both a 31-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl. Leeds and Lampson will also executive produce with Peter Tolan and Michael Wimer.

ABC adds two more pilots to order. , follows a self-centered female boss at a high-end luxury goods department store who finds her way challenged when the boss’ son comes to town and makes youth and sex the new company focus. and will write and executive produce with Aaron Kaplan. The untitled dysfunctional family pilot will revolve around Karey, the clean-nosed black-sheep a family of petty thieves, drug addicts, and narcissists. will write and executive produce with Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements.

FOX is in final negotiations to pick up an untitled 50 cent animated pilot. Written by , the project follows a mischievous but well-meaning boy who often tangles with his eccentric family and neighborhood. Jones will also executive produce with Curtis Jackson, Randall Emmett, Andrew Jameson, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.

Amazon gave the greenlight to five more pilots aimed at children. Created by , , is an animated interactive art adventure series, designed to inspire kids’ creative thinking through crafts, story, music and dance. created , where in each episode, the yellow brick road leads Dot, daughter of Dorothy, to a new magical location where she solves problems alongside her Oz friends. is backed by the Jim Henson Company and explores the big world through the pov of teen tiny dogs and is created by . created , which is a stop-motion animation project where a small blue fox named Fig plays each day and discovers adventure, friendship and love around every bend in the path. Lastly, an untitled project from , revolves around Anne, a young scientist, who creates three robot helpers to assist her scientific experiments in the back of her dad’s junkyard.

ABC has greenlighted . Written by , the single camera comedy chronicles what happens when a middle-aged wife and mother is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned. Holliday will also executive produce with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey. She is repped by .

HBO is developing an untitled drama based on the upcoming book “All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go”. The project will delve into the life of Betty Halbreich who has spent decades working with the rich and famous. and will write the script.

NBC is developing a comedy series with who would star and executive produce with . The project is untitled and is being kept under wraps as of this posting.

ABC has greenlighted . Based on an Israeli show called “Life Isn’t Everything”, the multi-camera comedy centers on Kenny and Robin, a recently divorced couple, who were bad together but discover they’re even worse apart and can’t seem to stay out of each others’ lives. and will write and executive produce alongside Noa Tishby.

ABC has given the greenlight to , which is based on the british tv show “The Syndicate”. Written by and , the drama follows seven employees of a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in many unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot. Zabel and Richman will also executive produce with Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Kay Mellor.

CBS has put in a pilot order for . Based on the 2000 British Series of the same name, the detective drama centers on a homicide detective going blind who turns his affliction into an advantage — using his heightened senses and intuition to solve crimes. and wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Paula Milne, and Nick Reed.


Cinemax has renewed BANSHEE for a second season, despite the fact that its first season is still airing. The season will air in 2014.

Showtime has officially renewed “Californication”, “Shameless” and “House of Lies” for a seventh, fourth and third seasons respectively.

Central has renewed for a second season, though its first isn’t even done airing.

CBS has renewed for a ninth and final season.


CHICAGO FIRE has been given an order for one more episode, bringing the total to 23 episodes.

Lifetime has picked up to series. The season will consist of ten episodes and stars Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Rachel Boston. The project centers on a seemingly normal family that turns out to consist of witches.


is attached to direct the pilot for , which follows the relationship between a bachelor man-child and the young boy who moves in next door with his kooky single mother. Favreau also directed the pilot for “Revolution”. He is repped by .

will direct the pilot for , where an alien boy who, along with eight others, are integrated into a suburban high school. Fleder also directed the pilot for “Beauty and the Beast” and “The River”. He is repped by .

will direct the pilot for which follows the story of six mythical guns, each with its own other-worldly powers. Reiner has directed by “Do No Harm”, “The Event” and “Awake”. He is repped by .

will direct the pilots for multi-camera projects , , and an . He’s directed episodes of “Partners”, “Mike & Molly”, “2 Broke Girls” and the pilot episodes of “Big Bang Theory” and “Shit My Dad Says”. He is repped by ICM.

will come on to direct and exec produce the pilots for David E. Kelley’s untitled comedy and . The untitled project is centered on the world of advertising and stars Robin Williams as a savvy ad exec. “The Gabriels” stars Rob Riggle and follows a dysfunctional and far from normal family that moves to a quaint Midwestern town where everyone knows each other. Winer created the NBC comedy “1600 Penn” and is in on two films- “Shining City” and “Joy”. He is repped by ICM.

will direct the pilot for NBC’s re-imagining of , produced by Charlize Theron. Mayer has directed episodes for the shows “Smash” and “Do No Harm” and is in on an adaptation of the Green Day album “American Idiot”. He is repped by .


has signed a first look deal with Sony Pictures to develop and produce new series projects, including potential projects he can star in.

and have signed a two year deal with Warner Bros. where they will develop, write and produce comedy and drama projects for broadcast and cable.


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