[12/09/16 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 9
Updates include: NBC to search for "Top Puppet"; Christopher Gorham bound for "2 Broke Girls" at CBS; and J.J. Abrams brings "Glare" to HBO.

[12/11/13 - 10:06 AM]
Spike TV Options Script for Carl Hiaasen's Best-Selling Novel, "Basket Case"
Rob Reiner is set to direct while Alex Taub will pen the script to the potential series.

12/11/13 - 12/9/16
previously in development (2017-2018 season)
script (with penalty)
(from Spike TV's press release, December 2013) Spike TV and FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) in association with Random House Television Productions and Castle Rock Entertainment, have joined forces to develop a script for a new original series based on the best-selling novel "Basket Case" by prominent author and journalist Carl Hiaasen. The plot of "Basket Case" focuses on a great investigative reporter who has trouble dealing with authority, change, women, success, and most of all, corruption. The family-run newspaper he works for is sold to a giant, international conglomerate and after he savages the new and very powerful owner in a video on the paper's website, he is demoted to the lowest position on the paper, the obituary desk. Obits, however, provide a new perspective into crime-ridden Miami and he soon learns that they are a unique window into suspicious deaths and weird goings on. Using an unusual team of friends, relatives, an ex-wife, newspaper misfits, and his beautiful new boss, he strives to regain his investigative credibility and a saner life.
· Alex Taub as CRTR/EP (Spike TV)
· Carl Hiaasen as BOOK
· Carl Hiaasen as BOOK/EP
· Craig Cegielski as EP (Spike TV)
· Jason Winer as EP
· Jeff Eastin as CRTR/EP
· Jeffrey Levine as EP (Spike TV)
· Liz Glotzer as EP (Spike TV)
· Peter Gethers as EP (Spike TV)
· Rob Reiner as EP/DIR (Spike TV)
· Stefanie Berk as EP (Spike TV)
· Thom Beers as EP (Spike TV)
· drama
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Castle Rock Entertainment
· FremantleMedia North America
· Random House Television Productions
· Small Dog Picture Company, The