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Disney Xd Orders Fourth Season Of ‘Lab Rats’

Disney Xd has picked up a fourth season of sci-fi teen comedy series Lab Rats for a 2015 premiere. Created by Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore (That ’70s Show), the series stars Billy Unger, Spencer Boldman, Kelli Berglund, Tyrel Jackson William and Hal Sparks. Peterson, Moore and Hayes Jackson (According To Jim) exec produce. Season 3 has the Davenport family recovering from Douglas wiping out their lab and Perry learning their bionic secret when they are introduced to Krane, a more powerful evil force who is intent on destroying them and taking over the world. Season 4 will pick up with Leo, Adam, Bree, and Chase having relocated to the secret Davenport Bionic Academy. Production for Season 4 begins in October in Los Angeles. Lab Rats is Disney Xd’s No. 1 series in total viewers and across its targeted kids and boys 2-11, 6-11, 6-14 and 9-14 demos. The series is produced by It’s A Laugh Productions.
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Disney Xd Orders Third Season Of ‘Lab Rats’

Exclusive: The sci-fi adventure has been Disney Xd‘s No. 1 series among total viewers and key kid demos this year. Now the channel has ordered a third season of Lab Rats, which follows an ordinary teenager (Tyrel Jackson Williams) who attends high school with his older teen siblings (Spencer Boldman, Kelli Berglund, Billy Unger) — who happen to be super-humans with bionic powers. “The comedic storytelling coupled with the chemistry between our incredibly talented creative team and ensemble cast has created a show that resonates with our Disney Xd audience,” said Disney Channels Evp Adam Bonnett. Lab Rats was created by Chris Peterson and Bryan Moore, who exec produce along with Hayes Jackson. Production on Season 3 of the series from It’s A Laugh Productions begins in September in La for a winter 2014 premiere. Lab Rats got a 26-episode order for Season 2 in November.
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Fox Developing U.S. Version of British Comedy ‘Gavin & Stacey’

Fox has closed a deal to develop Gavin & Stacey, an adaptation of the 2007 British romantic comedy series. The script will be written by David Rosen, creator/executive producer of the MTV cult comedy I Just Want My Pants Back, which also was based on source material — a book. BBC Worldwide Prods. and Sony Pictures TV are producing with the company behind the UK series, Baby Cow Prods. The original series, created by James Corden and Ruth Jones, chronicled the long-distance relationship between a man from England (Matthew Horne) and a woman from Wales (Joanna Page) who start off talking on the phone. They eventually decide to meet, and hit it off — but must navigate their eccentric families and friends (watch a clip below). It ran for three seasons plus a Christmas special and aired in the U.S. on BBC America. The Fox version of Gavin & Stacey focuses on the
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Fox Buys Teen Spy Drama With Penalty

Exclusive: Fox has bought a CIA drama from Karyn Usher (The Playboy Club) in a script deal that has a significant penalty attached to it. The project, a procedural thriller centered on the orphaned 17-year-old daughter of a CIA operative who is recruited to become an operative herself, is being produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Mary Adelstein and Shawn Levy’s studio-based 21 Laps/Adelstein Prods. Usher, Adelstein, Levy and Becky Clements are executive producing. Adelstein approached Usher, who also is under an overall deal at 20th TV, with the idea for the project to find out that she had been thinking about a similar idea. This is the duo’s third project together. Adelstein first met Usher on the Fox/20th TV drama Prison Break, which Adelstein executive produced and on which Wme-repped Usher started off as a co-producer and eventually rose to co-executive producer. The two later developed a U.
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'Gorilla Time' comedy in pipeline at Fox

Fox has started working on a new comedy called Gorilla Time. The project focuses on a group of friends who try to change their lives when they reach their mid-thirties, Deadline reports. They end up trying to live with no inhibitions, eating whatever they want and sleeping around. Gorilla Time, which allegedly received interest from a number of networks, is being written by Stacy Traub. She has previously worked on Notes From The Underbelly and Spin City. Traub will write the script for Gorilla Time with Hayes Jackson, whose credits (more)
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Two Pods Set Up Comedy Projects

Two single-camera projects, one from Neal Moritz's Original Film and one from Shawn Levy and Marty Adelstein's 21 Laps/Adelstein Prods., landed sales after getting interest from multiple networks. Original Film's The Singles went to ABC with penalty attached. Written/co-executive produced by David Holden (Accidentally on Purpose), the comedy/dating show is based on David Holden's life experiences when his entire family were all single...all at the same time. He returned home from the Peace Corp, and found out his mom and dad got divorced, his sister was left at the altar, his brother was focused on being alternative and couldn't keep a girl, and he himself, a gay man in his mid-20s was trying to find the perfect man. Instead of the family being known as the Holdens, people ended up calling them "The Singles." Sony TV is producing with Moritz and Vivian Cannon
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Channel Surfing: "Gavin and Stacey" Heads to ABC, Nelsan Ellis Talks "True Blood" FInale, "Bones" Flashback Possible for 100th Episode, and More

Welcome to your Monday morning television briefing. ABC is developing a Us adaptation of British hit comedy series Gavin and Stacey, about the romance between two very different lovers from two very different places (in the original it was Essex and Wales) who fall in love over the phone and begin a relationship, against the advice of their eccentric friends and families. Us version, from BBC Worldwide, will be written by Stacy Traub (Notes from the Underbelly) and Hayes Jackson (According to Jim). Elsewhere at the Alphabet, the network has given a pilot order to 18 Years, about a young couple who become parents and must "adjust to their new life as parents -- trading their fast-paced existence for a more domesticated lifestyle," from Sony Pictures Television and writer/executive producers Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith (The King of Queens). ABC is also developing an untitled comedy, from Samantha Who? executive producer Don Todd,
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