Jerry Bruckheimer has new ABC project

Crime procedural from writer Chris Levinson

Jerry Bruckheimer is expanding his presence at ABC with a new crime procedural.

On the heels of the premiere of Bruckheimer-produced ABC freshman drama "The Forgotten," the network has handed a pilot commitment to "Hopscotch," a high-concept police procedural from writer Chris Levinson.

Details about the project, from Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV, are sketchy, but it is said to tell the stories of homicide investigations over several nonconsecutive days, with each act of an episode chronicling a different day.

Levinson is executive producing "Hopscotch" with Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed is a co-exec producer.

Crime-series writing is in Levinson's blood: Her father, writer-producer Richard Levinson, and his partner, William Link, helped establish the mystery genre on TV by creating such classics as "Columbo" and "Murder, She Wrote."

Last season, the WME-repped Chris Levinson penned another crime-drama project, "Lost & Found," which was picked up to pilot by NBC.

In addition to "Hopscotch," Bruckheimer TV recently landed a put pilot from NBC for an action procedural written by Jennifer Johnson.
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