In her first sale since launching a production company, Second Season, and signing an overall deal with ABC Studios three months ago, Castle executive producer Laurie Zaks has set up drama Rise & Fall at ABC. Written/exec produced by Tony Basgallop (Being Human), the project is described as a high-concept thriller about the events that precipitate and immediately follow the kidnapping of a wealthy Chicago businesswoman, told from the POV of her ne’er-do-well son who must unravel the truth about what happened in order to clear his name. Zaks and Basgallop are with UTA.
Fox has bought The Brew Crew, a comedy project from the up-and-coming comedy writing team of Kevin Biggins and Travis Bowe (Family Guy), Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV. It is about two polar-opposite brothers who try to co-exist as owners of the second-largest brewery in a small town in Oregon. Before joining Family Guy as producers, Biggins and Bowe worked on The Cleveland Show and Tosh.0. Biggins is a stand-up, named one of Comedy Central’s 2011 Comics to Watch. Bowe performs at The Groundlings, Improv Olympic and UCB. The duo is repped by Rothman Brecher Kim.