ABC Orders Pickups for Five New Series
Alyssa Milano by John Medina/WireImage.com
In an unusual move for the time of year, ABC on Monday ordered to series five pilots, including two police procedurals, a pair of comedies and a remake,
Among the greenlit fare,
will be starring in
, which focuses on a novelist who helps solve murder cases.
Joan of Arcadia
, meanwhile, are among the cast of
, a police drama set in an atypical precinct.
On the lighter side you have
Single with Parents
, a sitcom starring
Better Off Ted
as an office worker trying to make his way up the ranks.
ABC has also picked up
-helmed remake of the late-1990s show about a man (played by
) who believes he's Cupid and the psychologist (Sarah Paulson) who works with him.
Do these series seem like a good direction for the net? With five fresh shows to pick from, the odds are in ABC's favor. -
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