Fox, CBS handing out pilot orders

'Maggie,' 'Target,' 'Tick Tock' moving forward

The traditional broadcast pilot pickup season has kicked into gear.

Fox is close to greenlighting dramas "Maggie Hill" and "Human Target." Meanwhile, CBS has handed out a cast-contingent pilot order to the comedy "Tick Tock."

Over at TNT, the network has ordered six additional scripts from its promising new drama series "Leverage," which premiered to 5.6 million viewers in Decenber.

"Maggie Hill," from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, was written by "Shark" creator Ian Biederman. It is about a female heart surgeon who is suffering from schizophrenia.

"Human Target" hails from Warner Bros. TV, McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision and DC Comics.

Based on the cult DC Comics book and written by "Jericho" co-creator Jonathan Steinberg, it centers on a mysterious security expert who goes undercover to protect clients in danger.

The single-camera "Tick Tock," from CBS Paramount Network TV, centers on a single mom in her 30s who decides to focus all of her energy on finding love.

It was penned by Bill Kunstler ("The War at Home") on spec, which drew interest from three studios, landing at CBS Par.