Pilots: Cannon working on 'Cure'


Danny Cannon has been tapped to direct and executive produce Fox's drama pilot "The Cure."

Also tapped for drama pilot directing duties are Tony Goldwyn for NBC's untitled Blake/Shore project and Lawrence Trilling for ABC's untitled Rina Mimoun project.

In pilot pickup news, ABC has handed out orders to two comedies from writing duos, one from Joshua Sternin and Jeffrey Ventimilia and the other from Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah.

* "Cure," from Warner Bros. TV and Weed Road Prods., revolves around a group that cuts through the red tape of medical bureaucracy -- often at their own peril -- to get care to those who need it most. For the pilot, Cannon will serve as executive producer alongside Patrick Massett, John Zinman and Akiva Goldsman. Brittany Lovett and Stephanie Koff are co-exec producing. Cannon, who created the distinct visual look of the "CSI" franchise, executive produces "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: NY."

* The untitled Blake/Shore project, from NBC Universal TV Studio and writers/executive producers David Shore and Peter Blake, is a light drama with procedural elements centered on a female cop (Famke Janssen). Goldwyn recently directed the feature "The Last Kiss."

* The untitled Rina Mimoun project, from TBTV, revolves around a family of Southern lawyers. Trilling's series credits include ABC's "Invasion" and "Alias."

* "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office," from 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV, is inspired by Lois P. Frankel's book of the same name. It chronicles the struggles of a "nice girl" to make it in the cutthroat corporate world. Sternin and Ventimilia penned the script and are executive producing with Imagine's Brian Grazer and David Nevins. Frankel and Julie Richardson will serve as producers.

* The untitled Sachs/Judah comedy, from Touchstone TV, revolves around co-workers and friends in a top law firm who also are competing with one another to make partner.