Jul 292013
 

/Article start date July 27, 2012, last and final update September 10, 2013/ As we cross into première season, we begin to hear clunking sound of first shows hitting the can. As usual, we don’t list reality shows, competitions or kids series where majority of cast is under 16. And so the list starts:

 

RETIRING

HBO “Eastbound & Down”, June 6, 2013. Network announced the upcoming season 4 will be the show’s last.

[Syfy] “Warehouse 13”, May 16, 2013. Season 5 [FINAL] . Six episodes to wrap up the show.

USA “Burn Notice” May 10, 2013. Creators decided Season 7 (in summer 2013) will be its last.

CBS “Dexter” March 4, 2013. Network announced Season 8 will be show’s last. Spin off series is being discussed.

 

RENEWED:

USA “Graceland”, September 10, 2013, Season 2. Returns for 13 episodes.

[A&E] “Longmire”, August 29, 2013. Season 3. Will return in summer 2014.

TBS “Sullivan & Son”, August 20, Season 3. 13 episode order.

TBS “Men At Work”, August 20, 2013. Season 3. 10 episodes in 2014.

TNT “Rizzoli & Isles”, August 15, 2013 Season 5. 15 episodes in summer 2014.

TNT “Major Crimes”, August 15, 2013 Season 3. 15 episode order.

TNT “Perception”, August 15, 2013 Season 3.

LIFETIME “Devious Maids”, August 13. Season 2. 13 more episodes.

MTV “Awkward”, August 5, 2013. Season 4. New show runners hired.

[Syfy] “Continuum”, August 1, 2013. Season 3. 13 more episodes in 2014.

ABC “Switched At Birth”, July 30, 2013. Season 3.

CBS “Under the Dome” July 29, 2013. Season 2. “But how, but how, they are all under the dome.”

[VH1] “Hit The Floor”, July 23, 2013. Season 2.

ABC “Rookie Blue”, July 17, 2013. Season 5. Early renewal for the cop show.

Showtime “Ray Donovan”, July 16, 2013. Season 2. “Fixer” returns next summer.

HBO “True Blood”, July 15, 2013. Season 7. More vampires in 2014.

TNT “Falling Skies”, July 2, 2013. Season 4. 10 more episode of the sci fi show for summer 2014.

[Netflix] “Orange Is The New Black”, June 27, 2013. Season 2. Returns for 13 episodes

[Netflix] “Hemlock Grove”, June 19, 2013. 10 more episodes signed off.

[IFC] “Portlandia”, June 12, 2013. Season 4 and 5. 10 episodes each.

[DirecTV] “Rogue”, June 11, 2013. Season 2. 10 episodes ordered.

Showtime “Nurse Jackie”, June 6, 2013. Season 6. Some more pill popping in 2014.

NBC “Hannibal”, May 30, 2013. Season 2. World’s darkest cooking show returns in the middle of 2014 for 13 installments.

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Jul 272013
 

/Last update July 31, 2013/ Continuation of the monthly countdown of all the new series in making and development. For full list of next seasons new scripts and ideas pitched  to networks in the last months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2012/2013 

 

PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED/IN DEVELOPMENT

AMC “Turn” period drama about 18th century farmer who with help of childhood friends forms spy unit during America’s fight for independence. Based on ” Washington’s Spies, Turn” by Alexander Rose. Ordered in late November 2012. Cast: Jamie Bell, Meegan Warner, Daniel Henshall, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Kevin McNally, Angus Macfadyen, J.J. Feild

NBC “Hilary” 4 hour mini series about Hilary Clinton. Cast: Diane Lane

AMC “Halt & Catch Fire” drama set in early eighties during dawn of personal computing told through the eyes of one of the industry inventors. Cast: Lee Pace, Mackenzie Davis, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishe, Toby Huss, David Wilson Barnes

ABC “The Assets” cold war limited series based on true stories from the book “Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed” by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille

MTV “Happyland” soapy comedy revolving around workers in a popular theme park.

MTV “Faking It” comedy about two best friends trying to be popular in high school.

HBO “Togetherness” comedy about two couples living under the same roof. Written by Duplass brothers. Cast: Amanda Peet, Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey and Steve Zissis. Picked to series with 8 episodes order in mid July 2013.

 

PILOTS ORDERED

HBO “The Money” drama revolving around dynastic New York media family from David Milch.

[Syfy] “Dominion” 90-minute pilot for drama based on universe established by the 2010 movie “Legion” set set 25 years in the future after a war between angels and mankind.

FX “You Are The Worst” comedy series about toxic romance of two self destructive individuals.

FOX “League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen” fantasy series revolving around adventures of superhero alliance between Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Mina Harker, the Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Based on graphic novels by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.

 

EARLY STAGES/SCRIPT AND PROJECT PURCHASES/NO PILOT YET

HBO “The Third Coast” comedy about casting director in New Mexico. Annette Bening  attached as lead.

The CW “Flash” DC comics superhero project revolving around Barry Allen/Flash, initially planned as an 3 episode plot within “Arrow” series.

The CW Untitled “Supernatural” spin off series focusing on hunters circles of Chicago. Characters will be introduced as backdoor pilot through “Supernatural” in 2014.

ABC Untitled edgy romantic comedy about single woman in a Chicago law firm from Jason Katims & Sarah Watson.

ABC “Lawless” drama about woman in her forties who after discovering history of child abuse in her family decides to stop working as a trucker and become a lawyer. Shonda Rhimes to produce.

[Syfy] “Warriors of Oz” mini series reimagination of the classic “Wizard Of Oz” into fantasy action. Timur Bekmambetov creation.

[Bravo] “Bleak House” battle of inheritance within rich family. A modern adaptation based on  Charles Dickens novel.

“Private” detective drama about CIA agent turned private eye. Based in books by James Patterson. Robert De Niro attached as executive producer. Pitched to networks as straight-to-series setup.

 

PROJECTS DEAD BUT FLOATING

[Bravo] “Rita” comedy about struggles of private school teacher with her own three teenage children and red tape of modern school rules. Announced at the start of December 2012. Director assigned to pilot in late January 2013. Cast: Anna Gunn, Josh Hamilton, Colin Salmon, Robbie Kay, Rafi Gavron, Anisha Nagarajan, Rhys Wakefield. Rejected by Bravo at the end of July 2013. Interest from other networks in pipeline.

 

PROJECTS DEAD AND BURIED

TNT Untitled bounty hunter drama based on real life character of Mackenzie Green. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Geena Davis, Enrico Colantoni, Gloria Reuben, Marsha Mason, Scott Bakula. Rejected by network in early July 2013.

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