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NBC Eyes J.J. Abrams Spy Drama

by Andrew Scott, posted Oct 1st 2009 12:00PM
JJ AbramsJ.J. Abrams is back with a new spy drama that has ABC, CBS and NBC playing spy games of their own.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the hour-long project, about a married couple working together as spies, has been the subject of an intense bidding war by all three major networks, with NBC now emerging as the most likely victor. The script, from Abrams and Josh Reims ('Brothers & Sisters'; 'Felicity') was sent out to studios last week.JJ AbramsJ.J. Abrams is back with a new spy drama that has ABC, CBS and NBC playing spy games of their own.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the hour-long project, about a married couple working together as spies, has been the subject of an intense bidding war by all three major networks, with NBC now emerging as the most likely victor. The script, from Abrams and Josh Reims ('Brothers & Sisters'; 'Felicity') was sent out to studios last week.

What could a home at NBC mean for the show? On the one hand, there's potential for it to be paired with another spy series, 'Chuck,' which has developed a cult following over two seasons. But it may also have trouble finding a broader audience, a problem that has plagued all of NBC's new shows this season (more on that here). Now might be a good time for Abrams to get in touch with Subway.

In the meantime, this marks the second new project in two week from Abrams, the man behind such TV hits as 'Alias,' 'Fringe' and the Emmy-winning 'Lost,' which ends next spring. Fox has also picked up a half-hour medical comedy from 'Becker' scribe Mike Markowitz, in which Abrams will executive produce.

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