TV News: Fall Shows, Ex-Comm, Magicians

New Fall Shows
CBS’ “2 Broke Girls” and Fox’s “New Girl” have both scored full season orders. ‘Girls’ is the top new series in both viewers (15.50m) and adults 18-49 (5.8/14),

With “The Playboy Club” cancelled, NBC is replacing it for the next three weeks with repeats of the U.S. remake of “Prime Suspect” in that time slot to give the Maria Bello-led procedural an extra chance to overcome its disappointing ratings so far. [Source: The Futon Critic]

“Iron Man” director Jon Favreau, “Star Trek” scribe Roberto Orci, “Robot Chicken” creator Seth Green and “X2: X-Men United” co-scribe Michael Dougherty are all teaming for the ABC sci-fi drama pilot “Ex-Comm”.

The story follows a newly-elected President and his top secret “Executive Committee”, the government’s covert team of America’s most elite minds who investigate and protect our nation from the strangest occurrences out there. Despite the sci-fi “X-Files” style setup, the tone will be “grounded” and with humour.

All four will write and executive produce while Favreau is set to direct the potential pilot. Favreau recently sold the half-hour comedy spec “Tweaked” to CBS which chronicles life and dating among single parents in Santa Monica. [Source: ]

Fox has bought a one-hour drama series adaptation of Lev Grossman’s 2009 fantasy novel “Magicians”. The story follows a group of 20-somethings in New York who study magic and have access to a magical world.

“X-Men: First Class” and “Thor” co-writers Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz are penning the pilot which Michael London, Shawn Levy and Michael Adelstein will produce. [Source: Deadline]