Lifetime's Three Pilot Orders
With Lifetime Television's successes Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva, the network has ordered three drama pilots from writer/producers as Josh Berman (CSI, Bones, Drop Dead Diva), Annie Brunner (Huff) and Jeffrey Bell (V).
The first of a number of pilot orders the network anticipates to make this year, the hour-long drama pilots for potential 2011 launches include:
• Against the Wall, from writer Brunner, a family drama set in Chicago following policewoman “Abby Kowalski,” who causes a rift with her three cop brothers when she decides to join the department’s Internal Affairs division.
• Exit 19, which follows single mother “Gloria Shepherd” as she juggles her demanding personal and professional lives raising two children while working as a New York Police Department homicide detective. The pilot is from ABC Studios and CBS Paramount, executive producer/writer Bell and executive producers Nina Wass (Sherri, Less than Perfect) and Gene Stein (Sherri, Accidentally on Purpose).
• Untitled Josh Berman Project from Sony Pictures Television, a closed ended drama set in San Diego, where police detective “Molly Collins,” married mother of two on the verge of divorce, and her partner “Brooke Kross,” recently engaged, investigate the city’s most high-profile crimes while navigating their divergent personal lives. Berman is creator and executive producer of Lifetime’s hit comedic drama Drop Dead Diva, which recorded double digit premiere-to-premiere growth across key demos in its second season debut on June 6, 2010.