USA Network announces new slate

USA Network, looking to continue its momentum as the most watched cable entertainment channel, announced a slate of new pilot scripts in its pipeline.

All projects are from the net’s own Universal Cable Prods., as USA looks to double down on the back end if any or all of the shows see significant traction.

— “A Legal Mind,” from writer Aaron Korsh (“The Deep End”), examines a twentysomething slacker who has a keen sense for the law. David Bartis and Gene Klein exec produce.

 — From exec producer-creator Becky Hartman Edwards, “Robyn” is the story of a woman who redistributes wealth after her father’s fraudulent financial dealing are exposed.

— An untitled skein from writer Gay Walch and exec producer Burrad Marsh looks at a suburban mom whose husband has left town because he was in deep with the mob. His wife now decides to work for the mob as well to pay off debts.

—  “Stick” is the story of an professional hockey player who has a penchant for fighting and decides to use his enforcer qualities to help those who can’t get justice from the law. Mark Altman and Steve Kriozere are writers-exec producers while Steve Stark and Russ Buchholz also exec produce.

— Steve Carell, Thom Hinkle and John Michael Higgins (“Best in Show”) are set to exec produce about a character named Bob Welch, an insurance investigator who searches for high-stakes drama. Higgins writes with Margaret Higgins, also EP.

— Writers Mark and Robb Cullen are penning a skein based on two brothers who are FBI agents and come to the job in different ways. Dave Broome, Steven Burnett, Jim Clemente, Tim Clemente and Aaron Kaplan also exec produce.

— “The Velvet Hammer,” produced in association with CBS Television Studios, tells the story of a divorced FBI agent who’s a former Texas debutante with two kids. Gail Gilchriest and Kevin Murphy write while Anthony Edwards and Cheryl Dolins exec produce.

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