Fox, ABC give out pilot orders
'Traffic Light,' 'Edgar Floats' given green light by networksTwo more pilots got the green light Friday afternoon.
Fox ordered comedy "Traffic Light," from "The Wedding Crashers" co-writer Bob Fisher, while ABC picked up drama "Edgar Floats," from "Life" creator/exec producer Rand Ravich.
Fisher wrote the adaptation and is executive producing the pilot with Adir Miller, creator of the original series, as well as Avi Nir, Ran Telem and Elad Kuperman of Keshet Broadcasting Group, the company behind the Israeli show.
"Traffic Light," the highest-rated comedy on Israeli TV, wrapped its second season run in November.
Fisher's TV credits include stints on "Married with Children" and "The Trouble with Normal." He also wrote ABC's comedy pilot "The Law" last season.
This is 20th TV's second pilot based on Israeli format, following the 2008 "Ex List," which went to series on CBS.
Additionally, HBO's drama "In Treatment" also is based on a popular Israeli series.
"Edgar Floats," from Warner Bros. TV, centers on a police psychologist who becomes a bounty hunter.
Ravich wrote the script and is executive producing with Far Shariat.
Ravich, who, like Fisher, saddles TV and films, was recently tapped to pen a feature adaptation of "The Twilight Zone" for Leonardo DiCaprio's production company.
For those keeping score, this is Fox's third pilot pickup of the day. On Friday morning, the network ordered drama "Breakout Kings" as well as comedy "Most Likely to Succeed."
Written by Dave Walpert, "Most Likely to Succeed," from 20th TV and Imagine, is a multicamera comedy about a group of people who face adult reality after being superstars while growing up.