Not long after CBS showed its hand regarding a trio of drama projects, ABC has given a pilot order to what would be the network's first series from überproducer Jerry Bruckheimer. ABC also greenlit prospective series from Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy) and McG (Terminator Salvation).
Bruckheimer's untitled pilot, says the Hollywood Reporter, revolves around a team of amateur detectives who work cases involving unidentified victims. If picked up to series, it would mark Bruckheimer's first scripted show for ABC, which in the past had passed on CSI (oops) and chased after Eleventh Hour.
Also now in the pipeline at the Alphabet network is Gordon's Empire State, in which a family of blue-collar iron workers crosses paths with a wealthy brood when a "Romeo and Juliet" romance occurs between their kin, and Limelight, a McG-produced prime-time sudser about the teachers and students at a performing-arts college in New York City.