Rob Lowe by Ron Tom/ABC Rob Lowe by Ron Tom/ABC

Rob Lowe is deftly placing a producer's hat atop his perfect head of hair, teaming with writer Alison Cross ( Commander in Chief) to create a procedural pilot for ABC. The project, says Variety, concerns the Los Angeles Police Department's anti-stalking unit, and represents the first offering out of Lowe's new production shingle.

Lowe tells the trade he originally conceived the idea more than a year ago and as a starring vehicle for himself. Now it will be fronted by someone else (Andrew McCarthy? Emilio Estevez?), seeing how his dance card is full as a Brothers & Sisters series regular.