" Steven Bochco, who gave FX the short-lived Iraq War series Over There, is now developing "a supernatural-themed thriller with family elements" for the cabler, says the Hollywood Reporter.

" Simon Cowell is partnering with the producers of Footballer$ Wives on Rock Rivals, a U.K. drama pegged as " The X Factor meets Dallas," and concerning two TV talent-show judges whose marriage falls apart. Talks about a U.S. adaptation are already under way, says Variety.

" HBO Films is developing a biopic about legendary blues musician Robert Johnson, with Ray's James L. White set to pen the screenplay.