Pickups, Renewals and Cancellations: 19 October 2015


FOX is developing an untitled, autobiographical half hour comedy about Brian Rubenstein’s life which focuses on Jessica Roberts, a loving wife, mom — and fiercely competitive women’s basketball coach as told through the eyes of her teenage son who is struggling to become a man while constantly surrounded by 15 women. When Jessica gets her dream job at a Division I school, she has to figure out how to juggle her family, her team and everything in between.

FOX is also committing to a script with penalty for Watchdog, a new-era procedural about a team of vigilante activists who expose abuses of power — while evading the FBI.

CBS is developing Hot Sauce, a show about a high-powered, no-nonsense mom who relocates her family to small-town Louisiana to work for the most popular hot sauce company in the world where she finds herself pitted against a culture and community she doesn’t want infiltrating her family.

Netflix is to bring back Gilmore Girls in a series of 90 minute movies.

CBS has bought the half-hour comedy Adult Children about a sunny, single, self-possessed woman in her thirties who has her neat and tidy life turned upside down when her washed-up father, a self-described seventies rock icon, forces himself back into her life and reconnects her with a collection of emotionally challenged half-siblings.

Ink Masters has been renewed for an eighth season.

NBC has trimmed the episode order of midseason comedies Superstore and Hot & Bothered.

SyFy has cancelled Defiance after three seasons.

Disney Channel has ordered teen music comedy series Bizaardvark.

Rookie Blue will come to an end after six seasons.

Rosewood has been given a full season order at ABC.

Amazon has announced six new kids show pilots. The classic book series If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and The Numberlys, a story for preschoolers that follows best friends who encourage children to think beyond the way things are always done. Danger & Eggs is a show that chronicles the endless adventures of fearless D.D. Danger and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant talking egg; Eddie Of The Realms Eternal is a story that centers around a meek teen who balances a hero’s life while dealing with the ordinary pressures of middle school life; Everstar is a journey that follows an adventurous 12-year-old girl who accidentally intercepts an intergalactic SOS signal and is brought aboard a rogue spaceship that travels the universe; Yoyotoki HappyEars! is a story that follows a fox whose family accidentally lands on Mytholopia and encounters its unusual citizens who stir up their lives in extraordinary ways.

CBS has bought an untitled medical drama that centers on an enterprising doctor who breaks the boundaries of medicine and crime-solving by creating a team of physicians, detectives and a forensic psychologist at Brooklyn’s busiest hospital who work together to heal victims and obtain justice.

CBS has also bought Stay. Based on the book by Victor Gischler, Stay centers on a stay-at-home dad who has spent years hiding his past in the U.S. Special Forces. When his family is targeted by a crime lord, he is pulled back into his old life in order to protect them.

HBO is moving ahead with with the comedy series Insecure.

FX has picked up the half hour comedy pilot Atlanta which revolves around two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene.

Grandfathered and The Grinder have both had additional episodes ordered.

Zone of Silence is based on a phenomenon/urban myth in the Mapimí desert area of Mexico where radio signals supposedly don’t travel, making for a total communications blackout.

America’s Next Top Model is to end after 22 seasons.

ABC is developing Personal Motives, a twisty murder mystery drama based on the 2005 Spanish drama series Motivos Personales.

NBC is developing an unscripted show inspired by the popular music video for Sugar by Maroon 5.

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