Eye nabs femme-focused dramas; Fox grabs Meriwether laffer
In Monday’s pilot pickup activity, CBS picked up two drama pilots while Fox ordered a single-camera laffer from “No Strings Attached” scribe Liz Meriwether.CBS projects are both from Warner Bros. TV and both revolve around strong femme characters. “The Doctor,” from scribe Rina Mimoun, focuses on a mother who reconnects with her adult children when she joins the family’s medical practice. Mimoun also exec produces. “Hail Mary” comes from Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures and scribe Jeff Wadlow. It revolves around a Southern femme private eye who partners with a street-wise hustler to solve crimes. Wadlow and Silver exec produce, with Beau Bauman on board as producer. Fox’s untitled laffer comes from Chernin Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV. Project revolves around a “Bridget Jones”-type girl who moves in with three guys and they all learn surprising secrets. Meriwether will exec produce with Peter Chernin and Chernin Entertainment’s Katherine Pope.