Time stops for NBC's 'Watch'


"The Watch" is not going forward at NBC.

Sources said the network has passed on the one-hour pilot, which revolves around a suburban Neighborhood Watch group gone awry.

Sony Pictures TV, which produces "Watch" with Pariah, is said to be looking to extend the options on the actors and shop the project elsewhere.

With the broadcast development season in jeopardy because of the writers strike, networks might be more enticed than usual to consider a completed pilot developed by a rival network.

Directed by Charles McDougall and written by "There's Something About Mary" scribes Ed Decter and John J. Strauss, "Watch" features a cast led by Billy Burke, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mathew St. Patrick, Kristin Lehman and Jessalyn Gilsig.