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More Pilots Ordered as Networks Gear Up for Fall 2010

by Audrey Fine, posted Jan 21st 2010 12:14PM
David KohanAs riveting as the Conan/Jay saga may be, network execs have their plates full with other dramas -- and comedies -- as orders for fall 2010 pilots keep coming in.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the newest batch of pickups finds ABC wed to two new dramas. One, 'Cutthroat,' is about an "ambitious single mother who finds running her own international drug cartel is perfect training for navigating the cutthroat world of Beverly Hills high society." Think 'Weeds' for the Prada set.

The alphabet net has also committed to a flashback-based show called 'Generation Y' that focuses on a group of present-day folks who wax sentimental about their senior year in high school.David KohanAs riveting as the Conan/Jay saga may be, network execs have their plates full with other dramas -- and comedies -- as orders for fall 2010 pilots keep coming in.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the newest batch of pickups finds ABC wed to two new dramas. One, 'Cutthroat,' is about an "ambitious single mother who finds running her own international drug cartel is perfect training for navigating the cutthroat world of Beverly Hills high society." Think 'Weeds' for the Prada set.

The alphabet net has also committed to a flashback-based show called 'Generation Y' that focuses on a group of present-day folks who wax sentimental about their senior year in high school.

Red-hot FOX meanwhile has brought the creative powerhouses behind 'Will & Grace' into their mix with a new show called 'Strange Brew.' The comedy, from Emmy winners David Kohan (pictured) and Max Mutchnick, is about a family-owned brewery.

And, all eyes are on AMC. The once little-known cable netlet-turned-media-darling (thanks to a small show called 'Mad Men') has two new dramas in the hopper.

As the Hollywood Reporter details, landing the first, 'Walking Dead,' was a coup for the network as it outbid others for the chance to air the monthly black-and-white comic based Robert Kirkman's dark comic book of the same name.

Also joining the AMC stable will be 'The Killing,' a gritty crime drama described by execs as "'Prime Suspect' meets 'The Wire.'" Set in Seattle, the story, which is based on a Danish show called 'Forbrydelsen,' illustrates how a murder – and the subsequent investigation - can be perceived differently by the victim's family, the police and city hall.

Will any of these shows attract as big an audience as the unscripted, unintentional 'Tonight Show' debacle? Stay tuned ...

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