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PILOTS: CW picks up “Nikita” remake, and new drama from “Gilmore Girls” creator

La-femme-nikitaThe CW has given a greenlight to its updated take on “La Femme Nikita.”

Also Wednesday, the Dub netlet picked up a drama pilot from “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. And ABC said yes to a family comedy pilot from Joe Port and Joe Wiseman.

With its titled shortened to just “Nikita,” the new take follows what happens when the original Nikita goes rogue — and a replacement is brought in.

Craig Silverstein is writing and exec producing “Nikita,” which comes from Warner Bros. TV and McG’s Wonderland label. McG and Wonderland’s Peter Johnson are exec producing.

“Nikita” began as a 1990 French film by Luc Besson, and was later remade in the U.S. as the 1993 feature “Point of No Return.” 

The movie was then adapted in 1997 for the U.S./Canadian co-production “La Femme Nikita” (image, left), adapted for TV by Joel Surnow and starring Peta Wilson. USA Network ran the show for five seasons, from 1997 to 2001.

Also at CW, Sherman-Palladino’s untitled Wyoming project, which she’s writing and exec producing with husband Dan Palladino, is a family sudser set on a horse farm.

Warner Bros. TV and CBS TV Studios are co-producing.

As for the ABC laffer, Port and Wiseman wrote the pilot and are exec producing.

Show centers on adult siblings who are rocked by their parents’ divorce. ABC Studios is behind the multi-camera laffer.

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