Debby Ryan CW Pilot 'Insatiable' Lands Series Order at Netflix

The news comes after the younger-skewing broadcast network had a strong pilot season and had no shelf space remaining for the project.
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One network's pass is a streaming service's pickup.

Netflix has picked up Debby Ryan dramedy Insatiable to series just weeks after The CW passed on ordering the pilot to series. Netflix and producers CBS Television Studios declined comment.

The streaming giant has handed out a 13-episode pickup for the show about a disgraced, dissatisfied civil lawyer turned beauty-pageant coach (Dallas Roberts) who takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager (Disney Channel alum Ryan) as his client.

Dexter grad Lauren Gussis penned the script for the drama, which hails from CBS Television Studios, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Storied Media Group.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that The CW remained high on Insatiable, but had no shelf space remaining after having a strong pilot season where all six of its hourlong projects came in strong. The network renewed nearly its entire lineup (save for The Vampire Diaries and Reign, which ended, and freshmen No Tomorrow and Frequency). The younger-skewing network picked up four new shows: DynastyValor, Life Sentence and Black Lightning, with the latter landing at The CW after getting a pass at Fox.

CBS Television Studios topper David Stapf remained committed to finding a new home for Insatiable, telling THR in May after the upfronts that "it's a bold show that's not on TV." His studio had a strong pilot season, going three-for-three with its CW pilots.

Sarah Colonna, Kimmy Shields, Alyssa Milano, Erinn Westbrook, Michael Provost and Chris Gorham round out the cast. Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass, Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim executive produce.

Insatiable is one of multiple pilots that have been shopped elsewhere this season. Sony Pictures Television is also shopping its 1990s-set spinoff of ABC's The Goldbergs, while Universal Television attempted to find a home for comedy The Sackett Sisters following NBC's pass.