HBO has placed a pilot order for a series loosely based on the early life of Mike Tyson. Produced by Entourage creator Doug Ellin and directed by Spike Lee, Da Brick draws its storyline from the boxer's younger days on the streets of Newark, NJ (aka Brick City).

Pretty exciting. If there are two things that HBO handles well, it's drama and boxing. Plus, this is the perfect program to follow Game Of Thrones. They can have an entire night themed around cannibalism and horse mutilation. (Deadline)