Law & Order's Dick Wolf and NBC Universal are developing a series based on

The Brotherhoods: The True Story of Two Cops Who Murdered for the Mafia, a book about the investigation of two NYPDers convicted of killing for an organized crime family,

Variety reports.... AMC's development slate includes the miniseries Against the Guns of Quantrill (Confederate prisoners defend a Union town) and Berlin Mesa (centered on FBI and Nazi prisoners in the southwest U.S.).... Per Reuters, the BBC is teaming with Live Aid founder Bob Geldof on what is described as "the biggest sociological and anthropological project in the history of the world," aiming to accomplish no less than to record the history of every human society on the planet. (Oh, another of those.) The TV-Internet endeavor will include an eight-part, hi-def series called The Human Planet.