Why is it that late on a Friday is such a popular time for pilot pickups?

Foxhas given a pilot order to a laffer from Sony Pictures and TV and Happy Madison, from scribe Adam Goldberg. Untitled singer-camera project is about a group of young geniuses tasked with cracking computer security systems. Seth Gordon is on board to exec produce with Goldberg and helm the pilot.

Also, Fox has given a cast-contingent order to drama "Midland," from 20th Century Fox TV and scribe Kyle Killen. It's billed as a "subversive" soap about a man in the oil biz who lives a double life.

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