Drama pilots land at ABC, Fox


Three network drama projects have received pilot orders.

ABC has given the green light to a corporate soap from "Reunion" co-creator Jon Feldman, while Fox has picked up a cop show from writer-producers Allan Loeb and Christian Taylor and a thriller from "24" creator Bob Cochran and writer David Ehrman.

The untitled Jon Feldman project, from Warner Bros. TV, revolves around four dysfunctional but lovable CEOs. The project, which Feldman wrote and will executive produce, originally was given a put pilot commitment (HR 8/24).

The Loeb/Taylor project, tentatively titled "New Amsterdam," hails from Regency TV. It centers on a man cursed with immortality who works as a homicide detective in New York.

Feature writer-producer Loeb and Taylor (ABC's "Miracles") penned the script for the project and are executive producing the pilot with Loeb's producing partner Steven Pearl. The project originally was picked up by Fox with a script commitment plus penalty (HR 11/6).

The untitled NSA project, written by Cochran and Ehrman, centers on an everyday family man — a midlevel employee at a Lockheed Martin-type company — who finds himself caught up against his will in the world of espionage when he is recruited by the National Security Agency to spy on his boss. The project originally was picked up by Fox with a put pilot commitment (HR 10/18).

It is produced by 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Real Time Prods., the company of "24" executive producers Cochran, Joel Surnow and Howard Gordon.

Cochran, Ehrman, Surnow and Gordon are executive producing.

Feldman is repped by Endeavor.

Taylor and Loeb are repped by CAA.

Ehrman is managed by the Shuman Co. Surnow is repped by Paradigm. Cochran is repped by APA.