Alphabet also greenlights 'Killer Women' and two comedies
ABC gave the formal nod late Friday to three drama pilots, including new efforts from David Shore and Kyle KillenAlso greenlit was “Killer Women,” from scribe Hannah Shakespeare and exec producer Sofia Vergara. Shore’s “Doubt” revolves around a former cop turned low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts to help clients while battling his own demons, and wooing his ex-wife. Project landed at ABC with a hefty commitment in the fall, as multiple networks chased Shore for development following the end of his long-running Fox drama. Killen’s “Influence,” from 20th Century Fox TV, focus on two brothers who had an agency designed to attack client problems by using scientific techniques of motivation and manipulation. The scribe behind “Lone Star” and “Awake” penned the pilot and exec producers. ABC Studios’ “Women” is an adaptation of the Argentine series “Mujeres Asesinas” and revolves around a femme Texas Ranger. Shakespeare, Martin Campbell, Vergara’s Latin World Entertainment and Electus are exec producers. Earlier, ABC ordered a single-cam comedy pilot “Spy,” a U.K. import and is from Brit native Simeon Goulden. Storyline involves a well-intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son who also happens to be his complete opposite. The father inadvertently takes a job at the Secret Service in order to prove himself worthy. Goulden exec produces with Jimmy Mulville and Helen Williams. Net also ordered 20th Century Fox’s single-cam comedy pilot from Mark and Robb Cullen. Story centers on a recently divorced, single mother who temporarily moves in with her estranged father, a beer swilling former baseball player. She reluctantly starts coaching her son’s underdog Little League team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind. Aaron Kaplan is exec producer along with the Cullen brothers.