Pilot Season: ABC Picks Up Four Dramas, Including One from Desperate Housewives' Marc Cherry
Desperate Housewives may be going off the air, but Marc Cherry could be staying with ABC.
ABC has picked up four new drama pilots, including a new possible primetime soap from Cherry. Based on a Mexican format, Devious Maids follows four maids with ambition and dreams of their own who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Cherry will write and executive-produce alongside Sabrina Wind.
New soap from Desperate Housewives creator lands at ABC
From executive producer and writer Michael Green, Gotham features a female cop who, after pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case, discovers a magical world that exists within New York City. Erwin Stoff is also executive-producing.
Written and executive-produced by Paul Scheuring, Zero Hour is the tale of a skeptics magazine editor who gets pulled into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history. Lorenzo DiBonaventura and Dan McDermott are also attached to executive-produce.
Based on the Dutch format, Penoza centers on the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband's role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family. Melissa Rosenberg will write and executive-produce alongside Alon Aranya and Howard Klein.