Forest Whitaker by Prashant Gupta/FX Forest Whitaker by Prashant Gupta/FX

Former The Shield player Forest Whitaker is set to direct and executive-produce a new FX drama pegged as The Sopranos set in the world of arms dealers, says the Reporter.... The Doctors, a tentatively titled spin-off of Dr. Phil, is being eyed for a fall-2008 syndication berth.... NBC has ordered a pilot script for Outsourced, a comedy about a customer-service manager who, when his department is outsourced to India, travels east to train his replacement.... Scribe Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) will develop with ABC Rockville 2020, a drama about a small Oregon town that, out of fear of becoming irrelevant, bids on the 2020 Olympics.