Network orders up comedy pilot
Fox is moving into the “Cop House,” as pilot orders continued on Thursday.The single-camera “Cop House” centers on a halfway house for “troubled cops.” Twentieth Century Fox TV is producing the show, which comes from scribe Adam Resnick (“Get a Life”). Resnick and Marty Adelstein are exec producers. Meanwhile, several more top TV directors have signed on to helm some of this season’s pilots. Over at CBS, “24” vet Jon Cassar has signed on to direct “Washington Field.” That show, from CBS Paramount Network TV and exec producer Ed Bernero, centers on the FBI’s National Capital Response Squad. Also, Mike Fresco has been tapped to direct the untitled Dave Hemingson project at ABC. Drama, from 20th Century Fox TV, revolves around a group of hard-living associates at an L.A. entertainment law firm. Fresco recently helmed the pilot to ABC’s upcoming “Better Off Ted”; his other recent credits include “Worst Week,” “My Name Is Earl” and “Aliens in America.” Then there’s Adam Bernstein (“Californication”), who’s set to helm the NBC medical drama “Mercy.” That show, from Universal Media Studios, BermanBraun and scribe Elizabeth Heldens, centers on a group of nurses. Bernstein’s other credits include “Worst Week,” “Weeds” and “Breaking Bad.”
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