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NBC orders Josh Schwartz’s ‘Lesbo’ script

Net also buys 'Secret' script; WBTV sells 'Escape Artist' to CBS

NBC has ordered a script for half-hour “My Best Friend Is a Lesbo” from “Gossip Girl” exec producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage via Warner Bros TV. Script is a comedy about a pair of female best friends: one gay, one straight.

Writers are Sascha Rothchild and Randi Barnes, who will also serve as co-executive producers.It’s an eye-catching concept reminiscent of another Peacock hit about friendships that bridged the sexual-orientation divide — “Will & Grace” — but NBC Entertainment topper Bob Greenblatt is on the lookout for provocative ideas.

Fake Empire has had a pod deal at Warner Bros. since early last year. The shingle will see its current NBC series “Chuck” leave the air this year as they launch another one on the CW, “Hart of Dixie.” Schwartz and Savage first collaborated on the Fox hit “The O.C.”

WBTV has also sold a script to CBS for a drama from “Everwood” exec producers Rina Mimoun and Scott Foley, who is better known for his acting career on series like “Grey’s Anatomy.” Titled “Escape Artist,” the hour is about a brother and sister who help people disappear.

Mimoun and Foley worked together last year on a CBS pilot for a medical drama. Foley was set to star but it didn’t make it to series. Both are set to write “Escape.”

In other development news, 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television sold NBC the script to “Secret America,” a spy drama set in a small town that appears to be middle America but actually harbors a community of intelligence operatives.

Peter Landesman will write and he’ll executive produce with Erwin Stoff, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.

20th and 3 Arts have also sold a comedy script to Fox from “Seinfeld” writer Peter Mehlman inspired by the real-life capture of Whitey Bulger about a career criminal lives next door to a young married couple.Schwartz and Savage are repped by WME. Rothchild and Barnes are repped by Apostle. Mimoun is repped by UTA. Foley is repped by ICM.

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