TV News: Constantine, Lock, Problem, Dig

Scans of TV Guide’s Fall film preview edition over at Spoiler TV include a couple of new shots from NBC’s upcoming “Constantine” series.

Lock In
Legendary TV has acquired the screen rights and are planning to adapt John Scalzi’s just released novel “Lock In” into a pilot for a potential series. The story revolves around a highly contagious virus that causes five million Americans to succumb to locked-in syndrome – they are paralyzed but fully aware.

A quarter of a century later, the immobile are able to borrow the bodies of ‘integrators.’ After one of the paralyzed is murdered, the story follows two FBI agents who are called in to investigate a case that spirals into something far larger. [Source: Variety]

Problem Child
NBC has handed out a script commitment for a half-hour single-camera comedy series remake of the 1990 John Ritter-led feature “Problem Child”. Scot Armstrong (“The Hangover II,” “Old School)” will executive produce alongside Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.

The original starred Ritter and Amy Yasbeck as a couple who adopt a young prankster who previously had been adopted and brought back to the orphanage thirty times. The film previously spawned two spinoffs and an animated series. [Source: The Live Feed]

USA Network has pushed back the launch of its action adventure event series “DIG” from this Fall to sometime in 2015. The delay was expected following filming shifting from Jerusalem to new locations in Croatia and New Mexico. USA are also said to be seriously considering picking up additional episodes beyond the originally ordered six.

Jason Isaacs plays an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a woman archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to change the course of history. [Source: Deadline]