Fox has greenlit a pair of pilots about powerful, supernatural-charged women, while CBS will travel to Michigan for a take on FBI agents.
Todd Holland (“Malcolm in the Middle”) and Bryan Fuller (“Star Trek: Voyager”) are behind an untitled drama for Fox about a twentysomething woman who can talk to animals.
Project, formerly known as “Maid of the Mist,” comes from 20th Century Fox TV and Regency TV.
Also at Fox, the net picked up a drama from Rob Cohen (“The Fast and the Furious”) and Jon Feldman (“American Dreams”).
Untitled project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Original TV, revolves around a woman who graduates from college and discovers that she’s able to save lives by changing the course of events (Daily Variety, Jan. 22). Show — originally titled “Heroine” — has been described as a cross between “Run Lola Run” and “Groundhog Day.” Cohen is set to direct.
Fox gets a jump
In addition to greenlighting the Cohen/Feldman pilot, Fox has ordered additional scripts of the skein as part of its plan to move up the development calendar and launch some new skeins in summer. Net has also ordered extra scripts of “The O.C.,” a previously greenlit pilot from Warner Bros. TV, helmer McG and scribe Josh Schwartz.
Meanwhile, over at CBS, the Eye has given a cast-contingent pilot order to the crime drama “Battle Creek.”
Project, from Vince Gilligan (“The X-Files”) and Mark Johnson (“The Guardian”), focuses on an FBI agent and cop who butt heads in Battle Creek, Mich. Sony Pictures Television is producing.
(Josef Adalian contributed to this report.)