ABC Orders Pilots from Lost Writers, Marc Cherry and Darren Star
Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis
ABC has given the greenlight to seven drama pilots, one of which comes from Lost writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, and another from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.
Once Upon a Time, written and executive produced by Kitsis and Horowitz, follows the story of Anna Swan, who is drawn into a town where the magical world of fairytales may be real.
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Hallelujah, from Desperate Housewives' Cherry, focuses on a Tennessee town being torn apart by the forces of good and evil, and the stranger who arrives to restore the faith the residents need to survive. The series, which will include songs sung by a gospel choir, will also be executive produced by Sabrina Wind.
Good Christian Bitches centers on former high school mean girl Amanda, who returns to Dallas after her marriage ends in scandal. Different from her high school self, Amanda hopes to be given a second chance from those she once bullied. Robert Harling, Darren Star and Aaron Kaplan will executive produce.
Revenge centers on a woman harboring a dangerous secret who rents a house in the Hamptons for the summer. Mike Kelley wrote the script and will executive produce.
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The River, from the team behind Paranormal Activity, follows the search for a famed adventurer and TV personality who, along with his crew, went missing in the Amazon. His friends, family and the ship's new crew head to the depths of the Amazon to find him, encountering strange mysteries and abnormal occurrences along the way. Oren Peli and Jason Blum will executive produce.
Identity is a police procedural that follows an elite police unit that focuses on identity-related crime. John Glenn, Mark Gordon and Deb Spera will executive produce.
George Town, from Chuck and Gossip Girl producer Josh Schwartz, centers on the young people behind the power brokers of Washington, D.C. Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein will also executive produce.
Do any of these pilots sound interesting to you?