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NBC Passes on The Sixth Gun

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NBC Passes on <i>The Sixth Gun</i>

After months of meetings, pitches, pilot pick-ups, casting news and actually shooting the episodes, it’s time for the networks to figure out what new shows will make the cut for the fall season.

According to Deadline, NBC decided to not move forward with Carlton Cuse’s adaptation of The Sixth Gun, the supernatural Western comic by Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt.

However, there’s a glimmer of hope: Oni Press CEO Joe Nozemack tells ICv2 saying, “Universal Television, where we have our first-look deal and who are our partners on the pilot, are still very much behind the property and series. In the coming weeks we’ll be exploring all the other possible homes and outlets for The Sixth Gun. So just like General Hume, we’re not dead yet.”

The project was originally planned as a six-episode miniseries for NBC Universal’s Syfy cable channel.

“The crummy news: NBC did not pick up THE SIXTH GUN as a series,” Bunn wrote this morning on Twitter. “The good news: [Hurtt] and I still have an awesome comic to focus on.”

Meanwhile, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox gave the go-ahead to the J.J. Abrams-produced Almost Human (formerly called Human), starring Karl Urban and created by Fringe‘s J.H. Wyman. The hour-long action drama is set in a future where all police officers are paired with human-like robots. Fox also gave Sleepy Hollow the thumbs up, adding a bit of modern-day fantasy to its line-up.

THR also reports Fox ordered several comedies to series, including: the Andy Samberg cop comedy now called Brooklyn Nine-Nine (created by Dan Goor and Mike Schur of Parks & Recreation); and Seth McFarlane’s Dads, which follows the exploits of friends played by Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi dealing with the return of their fathers, played by Martin Mull and Peter Riegert.

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