ABC picks up ‘Sexy,’ ‘Gun’

Singer to direct 'Wives' pilot

Pilot pickup“Dirty Sexy Money” (nee “The Darlings”), a cross between “Dynasty” and “Six Feet Under,” focused on idealistic lawyer Nick George, who ends up with the job of taking care of the legal — and illegal — needs of a wealthy, colorful Gotham family. Craig Wright (“Six Feet Under”) wrote the pilot script and will exec produce with Greg Berlanti (“Brothers & Sisters”) and Bryan Singer via Touchstone Television.

Pilot pickup“Judy’s Got a Gun,” an hourlong drama about suburbanite Judy Lemen, who has to balance being a single mom with her job as a crime-fighting detective. Robert and Michelle King (“In Justice”) wrote and will exec produce; Stu Bloomberg also is on board as an exec producer. Touchstone Television is the studio behind the project.

StaffingBryan Singer (“House”) has formally signed on to direct the pilot for “Football Wives.” He had been loosely attached to several projects, including “Wives,” as part of a three-for-one deal with ABC (Daily Variety, Dec. 19). Marco Pennette wrote the pilot and is exec producing with Chris Brancato and Bert Salke.

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