Friday, May 13, 2011

From LA Examiner: Early ABC Pick-Ups...


"Tim Allen to return to primetime for ABC"


Well, we hope it doesn't go the way of The Paul Reiser Show for his sake, but comedian and former sitcom star Tim Allen will be heading back to primetime television on ABC this fall with Last Man Standing... [MORE]





"ABC picks up The Bitch In Apartment 23, sure to rename it later"



Though they will most likely end up re-titling it before it airs, ABC announced this morning that they are giving The Bitch in Apartment 23 a series order... [MORE]




"ABC to soar back to the sixties with Pan Am"


The sixties are a good time to set a TV show! ABC just picked up period drama Pan Am set in that time, around a group of flight attendants and pilots... [MORE]




"ABC says "Hello, Charlie!" with their pick-up of the Charlie's Angels reboot"



In a move that surprised absolutely no one, ABC has ordered the Charlie's Angels reboot to series... [MORE]




"Good Christian Bitches is good enough for ABC"

Hmm, we're sensing a pattern here... It appears in order to get a pilot picked up by ABC, having a controversial title helps, not hinders. After all, it is certainly attention getting off the pile and therefore attention getting in the media, right? Today ABC announced the pick-up of Good Christian Bitches, a dramedy, based on Kim Gatlin’s novel of the same name... [MORE]


"Fairy tales come alive on ABC this fall with Once Upon A Time"


NBC has Grimm, a new take on a cop drama featuring the fairy tale characters and creatures from our beloved (and somewhat feared) childhood books, and now ABC is adding to the fall television mix Once Upon A Time, LOST alumni Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz' take on fairy tales... [MORE]



"ABC plans to Work It for fall 2011"


Work It, from writers Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen has been ordered to series today, per ABC. The pilot centers on two unemployed car salesmen who realize that they are living in a woman's world-- wait a minute... [MORE]





"Emily VanCamp gets Revenge on ABC after they cancel Brothers & Sisters"



ABC may have officially cancelled Brothers & Sisters today but at least one of its stars still has reason to celebrate. Emily VanCamp's pilot for the alphabet network, Revenge, received a pick-up... [MORE]




"ABC tries its hand at Suburgatory"


It's a good day to be Jane Levy. The newcomer's pilot, Suburgatory, got picked up from ABC, which is sure to catapult her into the limelight any minute now... [MORE]





"Paranormal Activity comes to ABC in the form of The River"

Paranormal Activity is coming to TV. Okay, not exactly. But the writer-director of that independent thriller phenomenon is! Oren Peli's cinema verite style thriller, The River, was just given a series order from ABC. Of course to capitalize on what he does best, the series will be in the vein of Paranormal Activity, just set on a mysterious river... [MORE]

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