Inching their way to your television screen:

" ABC has granted pilot orders to Marlowe, a contemporary take on Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled private eye, and Pushing Daisies, a romantic drama about a man who can bring dead people back to life, just by touching them.

" NBC has ordered a pilot for Zip, a comedy about a grifter who angles to live the good life with his kids in Beverly Hills.

" Sci Fi has teamed with Sex and the City creator Darren Star and scribe Mike Werb ( Face/Off) on a crime series about four convicts outfitted with technologically enhanced bodies (Pam Anderson is already in the casting office) and sent to work for a covert wing of the government, says Reuters.

" Lifetime has given a series pickup and set a summer debut for State of Mind, starring Lili Taylor as a therapist.