CBS, ABC pilots put on hold

'Contractor,' Farsi,' 'Lucy' contingencies not met

A trio of pilots -- CBS' drama "Confessions of a Contractor" and two ABC comedies, single-camera "Funny in Farsi" and "Planet Lucy" -- have been pushed.

The projects, all three of which are based on books, were picked up with contingencies (cast-contingent for "Contractor" and "Lucy" and director-contingent for "Farsi").

They were put on hold after the contingencies could not be met by the networks' Friday deadlines. 

The 20th TV-produced "Confessions of a Contractor," based on Richard Murphy's book, is an insider's look at the sexy and provocative world of L.A. seen through the eyes of a successful contractor. Murphy penned the script and is exec producing with Shawn Ryan and Jeff Okin.

"Funny in Farsi," from ABC Studios, is based on a memoir by Firoozeh Dumas about an Iranian-born girl's experiences growing up in Newport Beach in the 1970s. It was written by Jeffrey Hodes and Nastaran Dibai.

"Planet Lucy," from Sony and ABC Studios, is based on Fiona Neill's book "Slummy Mummy" and centers on an endearing, disaster-prone everywoman who gives up an impressive professional career to be a stay-at-home mom raising three kids. Gaby Allan penned the script and is exec producing with  Jamie Tarses.