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The CW has picked up four hourlong pilots, including a dramedy from Gossip Girl duo Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
The network has ordered the pair’s Hart of Dixie, about a New York City doctor who inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic and eccentric group of characters.
Leila Gerstein (Gossip Girl, Eli Stone) penned the script and will executive produce along with Schwartz, Savage and Len Goldstein of Fake Empire and Warner Bros. TV.
It’s been a busy few weeks for Reveille, which has had several pilot pick-ups this development season. Tack on Awakening, about two sisters who face off against one another amidst the beginning of a zombie uprising. (A lighter, female-centric Walking Dead?)
Writing duo William Laurin and Glenn Davis wrote the script and will serve as exec producers with Reveille’s Howard T. Owens, Carolyn Bernstein and Todd Cohen. Warner Bros. TV is also behind it.
Cooper and Stone, from CBS Studios, focuses on two smart, young female detectives on Chicago’s North Side, equally adept at discussing fashion, music, pop culture as they are solving homicides. At first glance, Cooper and Stone, written and executive produced by Laurie Arent, sounds vaguely similar to Rizzoli & Isles.
Lastly, the CW is taking on Heavenly, penned by Richard Hatem (Supernatural), that has a supernatural spin to it. Here’s the logline: “A dedicated young female attorney and a former angel, Dashiel Coffee, only recently turned human, tackle cases at her legal aid clinic — she saves clients’ butts while he saves their souls. As an angel, Dash never experienced feelings or emotions, and his ‘awakening’ is a big part of the series.”
Touched By an Angel meets Supernatural with an Ally McBeal twist? Ross Fineman of Fineman Entertainment and Hatem will executive produce.
The network already has the Danni Lowinski pilot, adapted from a German TV series and starring Amanda Walsh, in the works.
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