Romano, McDermott wait for greenlight

For TNT, the new year marks decision time for one of the most ambitious drama-development slates in the TV biz right now.

In November, Turner programming topper Michael Wright said the network would wait until the beginning of the year to choose to greenlight “one, maybe two” series from a flurry of pilots from big-name producers and talent.

According to several sources, decisions are close, with the midlife-crises-themed “Men of a Certain Age,” produced by and starring Ray Romano, a leading candidate for series greenlight.

Other pilots said to be looking good to TNT include “The Line,” a cop drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Dylan McDermott, and medical drama “Time Heals,” produced by and starring Jada Pinkett Smith.

TNT officials said an announcement is pending.

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