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ABC Orders Drama Series Missing for Summer

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ABC has ordered drama series Missing to premiere this summer, the network announced Thursday.

Formerly titled Safe and Hall of Mirrors, Missing follows a former CIA agent who travels to Europe to find her son after he disappears in Italy while abroad for an internship. The project was written by Greg Poirier (National Treasure: Book of Secrets) and is executive-produced by Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo (The Gates).

ABC orders Pan Am, Edgar Allan Poe pilots

The network is also in the midst of ordering pilots for the 2011-12 season. On Wednesday, ABC ordered the... read more

NBC Orders Comedy Pilots From Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings

Chelsea Handler

NBC ordered four new comedy pilots Wednesday, including projects from Chelsea Handler and Whitney Cummings.

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea is based on Handler's best-selling book of the same name. Inspired by the life of the E! late-night host, the comedy follows a group of twentysomethings — led by an outspoken young woman — living and working together. Handler will serve as an executive producer along with Tom Werner, Mike Clements (Life and Times of Tim) and Tom Brunelle. Julie Larson (Rent) and Dottie Dartland Zicklin (Dharma & Greg) wrote the pilot.

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Fox Picks Up Peter Tolan Comedy Pilot

Peter Tolan

Fox has picked up two single-camera comedy pilots, including one from Rescue Me creator Peter Tolan, Deadline reports.

Based on the non-fiction book by Bruce Feiler, Tolan's The Council of Dads focuses on ... read more

NBC Picks Up LA-Set Pilot From Traffic Writer

Stephen Gaghan

NBC has picked up a drama pilot from Traffic screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, Variety reports.

NBC orders Wonder Woman pilot from David E. Kelley

New NBC Programming Chief Bob Greenblatt has ordered a pilot for Gaghan's drama, S.I.L.A, aka Special Investigations L.A. Similar to the style of Traffic, the project looks at Los Angeles through... read more

ABC Orders Pan Am, Edgar Allan Poe Pilots

Pan Am

ABC greenlit four pilots Tuesday, including one following Pan Am pilots in the '60s and another re-imagining writer Edgar Allen Poe as a detective.

Pan Am is described as a prime time soap chronicling the adventures of stewardesses and pilots during the Jet Age of the late '50s and early '60s. Jack Orman (ER) wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Nancy Hult Ganis and Tommy Schlamme (The West Wing). Schlamme will direct the pilot.

NBC developing drama set in Playboy clubs

Following the critical and commercial success of... read more

Fox Orders Liz Meriwether Comedy Pilot

Fox

Fox has picked up a comedy pilot from No Strings Attached screenwriter Liz Meriwether, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fox orders Ethan Hawke pilot

Currently untitled, the single-camera project will explore the sexual politics of young men and women. Meriwether wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer alongside ... read more

Fox Orders Ethan Hawke Pilot

Ethan Hawke

Fox has picked up the Ethan Hawke pilot Exit Strategy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fox orders Tim Kring, Rob Thomas pilots

Hawke will play Eric Shaw in the action-drama about ...
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Wonder Woman Takes Flight at NBC

Wonder Woman

Looks like Wonder Woman will again fly to the small screen after all: NBC has picked up David E. Kelley's pilot about the DC Comics superheroine, Deadline reports.

The order comes two weeks after networks, including NBC, initially passed on the project. According to Deadline, the Peacock was interested in Wonder Woman two weeks ago, but was forced to turn it down as NBC Universal's merger with Comcast was still in flux. The $13.8 billion deal was approved Tuesday, allowing new Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt to move forward with the pickup.

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Conan O'Brien Sells Uncensored Pilot to CBS

Conan O'Brien

CBS has given the greenlight to Vince Uncensored, a comedy pilot from Conan O'Brien, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Uncensored follows... read more

CBS Orders Robert De Niro Crime Pilot

Robert De Niro

CBS has given the greenlight to Rookies, a crime drama pilot from Robert De Niro, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Rookies centers on... read more

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