August 15, 2011 1:37pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Drop Dead Diva,' 'Rescue Me' Creators Developing Drama for ABC
Drop Dead Diva’s Josh Berman and Rescue Me’s Peter Tolan are developing a drama project for ABC revolving around a female FBI agent and her former fiance.
In addition, the network has picked up a script from Detroit 1-8-7 executive producers David Zabel and Jason Richman.
The untitled Berman and Tolan script will revolve around a female FBI profiler who is paired up with a homicide detective in a bid to make the FBI more accessible to local law enforcement – but there’s a catch: the two were once engaged and haven’t seen one another since their wedding day, when he came out of the closet.
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Berman penned the script, from Sony Pictures Television, and will write and executive produce; Tolan is on board as a nonwriting executive producer.
Berman’s credits include Drop Dead Diva, Bones and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Tolan’s work includes Rescue Me and The Larry Sanders Show.
From ABC Studios, Zabel penned the script for Two Roads, which will tell dual stories about a woman who has doubts on her wedding day – one in which she says, “I do,” and another where she doesn’t.
Zabel penned the script and will write and executive produce with Richman.
Zabel’s credits include ER; Richman has worked on the upcoming big-screen adaptation of MacGyver.