12:00pm PT by Rick Porter
NBC Developing Cop-Show Pilot From 'Rosewood' Duo, 20th TV (Exclusive)
NBC has landed a drama script from Rosewood creator Todd Harthan and one of that show's writers, Evan Bleiweiss.
The project, which landed a put-pilot commitment, hails from 20th Century Fox TV. The untitled drama is a character-driven police show that centers on a recently widowed NYPD detective and an officer just promoted to the detective division who is dealing with her own personal challenges.
The untitled entry joins the Kenan Thompson comedy Saving Larry and the legal drama Adversaries, starring Archie Panjabi, on NBC's early development slate for 2019-20.
Both of the drama scripts come from outside studios: Adversaries is from Warner Bros. TV and the Harthan/Bleiweiss project from 20th. Six of the network's eight drama pilots for the 2018-19 cycle were from sister studio Universal TV.
Harthan created Rosewood and served as showrunner of Fox's drama The Resident for 20th TV, where he has an overall deal. Other credits include Psych and Dominion.
Bleiweiss was a writer and supervising producer on Rosewood and has also worked on The Crossing and The Vampire Diaries.
Harthan is repped by UTA and Circle of Confusion. Bleiweiss is with UTA, New Wave Entertainment and Jackoway Tynerman.
The script order comes as NBC undergoes a regime change, with Bob Greenblatt stepping down as chairman of NBC Entertainment and Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks tapped as his replacements.