TV Sales, Renewals, Pickups & Deals (09.28.12)

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SALES

ABC has picked up , a comedy written by and starring . The project follows a twenty eight-year-old who runs away from home to start a new life in the big city, but realizes that her family has followed her the whole way. Appel will executive produce with Moore, , Shawn Levy and . Appel and Moore are both repped by .

JJ Abrams is set to co-produce and co-write a pilot for NBC along with and . The untitled project follows a girl with special powers that need seven years to develop and the man who breaks out of prison in order to help protect her until that time. Bryan Burk and Kathy Lingg will also produce. Abrams is repped by , and Friedman and Curaton by .

The Coen Brothers have partnered with FX to develop a show loosely based on their acclaimed 1996 pic “Fargo”. will write the project as well as exec produce with the Coens and Warren Littlefield. The Coens are repped by and Hawley is repped by .

and have sold an untitled drama to FX. details on the project aren’t numerous but it will center on Texas ranches and rodeos. Miller will write the script and exec produce with Fleischer. Miller is repped by and Fleischer by .

NBC has set up , a project written by . The project is described as a fun, genre-driven series in the vein of Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” following a young Thomas Edison who is established as an inventive genius and secretly helping the New York police force come up with savvier ways to do their proficiently. will oversee the writing of the script and will executive produce with Connolly, Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. Connolly is repped by .

and have sold a female-driven soap to ABC. Titled , the project follows three normal girls to start up in New York’s beauty industry working with a product that’s far more sinister than it appears. Sorensen and Gordon will exec produce with Nick Pepper. Sorensen is repped by and Gordon is repped by ICM.

CBS has purchased two dramas from , both of which he will write and direct. The first, , will be exec produced by Caron with Richard Shepard, Sean Furst and Bryan Furst. The project follows a green lawyer who teams up with a reckless veteran attorney to take on a big case. The second project, NEAR DEAD, follows a New York detective who suffers near-death experience, during which, he believes he witnessed his wife’s murder. Caron will exec produce with Ridley Scott and David Zucker. Caron is repped by .

Land has ordered , a multi-camera comedy written by . The project stars as Madison Banks, a Broadway performer whose son, whom she gave up for adoption twenty-six years earlier, shows up to re-connect after his adoptive mother dies. Pennette and Alley are both repped by .

has sold his comedic documentary pilot to NBC. The project explores modern relationships through the eyes of real-life couples. Buckland will write, direct and executive produce the project. He is repped by ICM.

and have sold an untitled project to Fox with penalty. She show follows two officers in the Boston Police Department who pride themselves on being the best until they are paired with a young up-and-coming female cop. Shore and Tolan will write the script and exec-produce with Michael Wimer. Shore is repped by ICM and Tolan by .

, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, and have teamed up to bring a medical drama to CBS. All five will executive produce with Fazekas and Butters writing. The project centers on a married couple, one a surgeon and the other an internist, who end up working at the same hospital and end up facing difficult issues revolving around their work and personal lives. Baer is repped by , Mangold and Konrad by and Fazekas and Butters by ICM.

NBC has purchased , a single-camera musical comedy from . The project follows a New Orleans college mash-up style marching band that competes against its rivals and finds a mentor in an unlikely person. Brady will produce with Tom Werner and Mike Clements. Brady is repped by .

and NBC have set up a drama titled , to be written by . The project is based on Jeffrey Archer’s 1988 novel of the same name and follows a CIA assassin who decides to retire to spend more time with his family but is brought back into his dirty work when he is framed for an assassination he didn’t commit. Harbinson is repped by ICM.

has sold a heist drama to ABC. The untitled project follows two former Army Special Forces members who are betrayed and decide to become thieves to prepare themselves to go after those who killed their friends. Katz is repped by .

, the Nick Hornby book and 2002 film will be the basis for a single-camera comedy project from . The project follows the relationship between a bachelor and the young boy that moves in next door. Katims will write and exec produce. He is repped by .

has sold two comedy projects to CBS and will be exec producing both. The first, an untitled project written and executive produced by , follows a group of mid-thirties men who decide to go against the grain and stay single as long as possible, even with everyone around them getting married. The other project, also untitled was written and exec produced by follows a former hard-partier turned family man who lives next door to his ex-wife. All three men are repped by .

will executive produce and star in RAKE, an American remake of the Australian legal dramedy of the same name. Paul Attanasio will exec produce as well and will ovesee a script written by the original series co-creator . The project follows Cleaver Greene (Kinnear), a top notch defense attorney with a total lack of discretion and no filter on his mouth. Kinnear is repped by .

, and have sold NERDS IN LOVE to CBS. The project is based on the real friendship between Sagher and Kang who were a mathlete and cheerleader respectively and met writing for “How I Met Your Mother”. All three are exec producing with Winer possibly directing the pilot and Sagher and Kang writing. Winer is repped by ICM, Kang by and Sagher by .

RENEWALS

MTV 2’s has been renewed for a third season after finishing it’s sophomore effort as the highest rated MTV 2 original series.

Legal comedy FRANKLIN & BASH has been renewed for a third season. The series, which stars Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar, saw a 10% increase in viewership for this past season. Jamie Tarses, Jason Ensler, Kevin Falls and Bill Chais executive produce the project.

PICKUPS

Logo has picked up , a scripted series from . The series centers on eight friends of different ethnicities living in Downtown LA and the various sexual escapades and relationships they embark upon. The series will premiere October 24th at 11 PM.

DEALS

and have signed an overall two-year deal with CBS . Under the deal the duo will continue serving as executive producers and showrunners on their show “Beauty And The Beast” as well as continue to develop new projects. Both Cooper and Levin are repped by .

has signed an overall deal with Sony . Under the contract, the “Moulin Rouge” director will develop projects for broadcast and cable with his company, Bazmark Films. Luhrmann is repped by .

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