The latest pilot developments, from Variety and the Hollywood Reporter:

" ER's Shane West is one of the half-dozen clerks whose professional and personal lives are chronicled in Fox's Supreme Courtships.

" Boston Legal's Mark Valley is one of the two leads in NBC's Business Class, playing a charismatic and thoroughly amoral traveling salesman. Legal partner Craig Bierko, meanwhile, is a newly single guy in the Fox comedy The Rules of Starting Over, which also stars The Office's Rashida Jones as a lawyer looking for a decent fella. Um, Jim Halpert?!

" Jane Lynch ( A Mighty Wind) has come on board Area 52, NBC's comedy about a secret government research site.

" Less Than Perfect's Zachary Levi is NBC's Chuck, and Adam Baldwin ( Day Break) is the NSA agent who recruits the computer geek for espionage work.

" Rome's Kevin McKidd is NBC's Journeyman.

" CBS likes The Man, CSI creator Anthony Zuiker's drama starring LL Cool J as an undercover L.A. cop, while ABC has picked up the BBC-inspired The Thick of It.