Pickups, Renewals and Cancellations: 4 December 2015

NBC has put into development the drama Heist which is described as a sexy, stylish thriller that follows myriad characters on both sides of a high end jewel heist as they scheme, plot and betray each other on their way to a huge payday that promises to change all their lives.

The Joey McIntyre Project (Working Title) is a half-hour improv-style comedy series about a fictionalised version of the New Kids on the Block star that will see him juggling a gig as a cable talk show host and his hectic family life.

Celebrity Escape Room (Working Title) pits two celebrities and their friends against each other by getting locked in identical rooms with the only way out is to use their pop culture knowledge and work together to unlock the exit.

I Watched It With My Girlfriend (Working Title) offers fresh and hilarious male perspectives on female-skewing TV favorites from “Housewives” to “Scandal”.

Presence, described a stylish update of the classic detective genre, has been given a pilot order at ABC. It follows Presence Foster, a former Army veteran who finds herself interacting with a widely divergent, and highly colorful cross-section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed (unlic) Private Investigator.

Syfy is developing Harrow County, a drama adaptation of the new Dark Horse comic.

ITV has ordered the eight part period drama The Halcyon which tells the story of a bustling and glamorous five-star hotel at the center of London society and a world at war.

BBC One has ordered a six part pre-apocalyptic drama set in contemporary London. Hard Sun will feature detective partners and enemies, Elaine Renko and Robert Hicks, who seek to enforce the law and protect their loved ones in a world that every day slips closer to certain destruction.

A headstrong young woman in search of her missing father ventures from NYC to Transylvania in 1880 where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective, and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.

FOX is adapting the UK game show You’re Back In The Room (Working Title) which features contestants who are challenged to complete a variety of simple, everyday tasks, from frosting a cake to painting a picture…after being hypnotized.

FOX is to adapt the Australian series The Code.

History has ordered Barbarians Rising, an eight-part docudrama that tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

You’re The Worst has been renewed for a third season.

Crackle has renewed The Art of More for a second season.

FOX is developing the Horror/Thriller Russian series Through My Eyes which follows the investigation of the mysterious death of a school girl with each episode told through the eyes of a different character.

ABC has bought the Latino family comedy Accidentes which centers on a disgraced Wall Street lawyer who had distanced himself from his Latino roots and goes back home to work at his family’s strip-mall law firm in the heart of Little Havana.

ITV has ordered six-part drama Brief Encounters about the sex toy and underwear seller Anne Summers.

The sitcom Mad About You is being developed for Chinese audiences.

Big Freedia, Fluffy & Transcendent have all been renewed for further seasons.

FOX is adapting Rambo about the renegade soldier and his son for the small screen.

The Fosters has been renewed for a fourth season.

Star Wars: Rebels has been renewed for a third season.

Supergirl has been given an order for 7 more episodes.

Know of any other pickups, renewals or cancellations? Please let us know.

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