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ABC has greenlighted four more projects: one-hour cop presentations "Castle," "The Unusuals" and "Finnegan" and half-hour family pilot "Bad Mother's Handbook" from "Help Me Help You" creators Jennifer Konner and Alexandra Rushfield.

"Castle," from ABC Studios and Beacon, is a drama penned by feature writer Andrew Marlowe ("Hollow Man") that centers on a horror novelist who is consulting for the NYPD Homicide department. Marlowe is exec producing with Beacon's Armyan Bernstein and Laurie Zaks.

"The Unusuals," from Sony Pictures TV, is a dramedy set at a New York police precinct. Noah Hawley ("Bones") penned the script and is exec producing with Peter Tolan.

"Finnegan," from ABC Studios and writer Trent Jones ("Threat Matrix") , focuses on the organized crime/vice unit in Los Angeles, which is led by a tough female detective. Jones is exec producing with Francie Calfo.

"Handbook," from ABC Studios, is a single-camera comedy written by Konner and Rushfield that centers on a 32-year-old woman too busy taking care of her 16-year-old daughter and 48-year-old mother.

UTA-repped Konner and Rushfield are exec producing with Stu Bloomberg.
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