Fox, CBS pick up pilots

4:27 PM PST 01/05/2010 by Nellie Andreeva, AP

Shawn Ryan drama, Matt Tarses comedy get green lights

Two more projects received pilot orders Tuesday.

Fox greenlighted Shawn Ryan's cop drama "Ridealong," while CBS picked up Matt Tarses' multicamera comedy "True Love."

Both projects already carried hefty commitments from the networks.

"Ridealong," from 20th TV and Ryan's MiddKidd Prods., is described as a character procedural that follows one of Chicago's toughest cops as he struggles to clean up the violence and corruption in town.

The order adds to a hectic schedule for "The Shield" creator, who also exec produces and runs the Fox drama "Lie to Me" and FX's upcoming series "Terriers."

"Love," which Tarses is executive producing with his sister, Sony TV-based producer Jamie Tarses, is an ensemble comedy about four friends in New York looking for love. It will be shot as a multicamera but have the look and feel of a single-camera comedy.

Sony TV, which developed "Love," will co-produce the pilot with CBS TV Studios.

The project reunites Tarses with CBS, where he developed and exec produced the critically lauded comedy "Worst Week."

On the development front, Fox already shot Greg Garcia's comedy pilot "Keep Hope Alive" and is filming Matt Nix's direct-to-series "Code 58" (formerly "Jack and Dan"), while CBS is looking to cast comedy pilot "Open Books."
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