Pilot pace picking up

Fox 'Happy' with drama, Eye works with 'Numbers'

Networks have picked up the pace on pilot orders, with CBS and Fox each greenlighting a pair of dramas Monday.

Fox has officially ordered the drama “One Big Happy,” from Shawn Levy, Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg; as well as gave the final go-ahead to a put pilot from Paul Attanasio and David Shore.

The Eye, meanwhile, has piloted the untitled bounty hunters project from Terri Hughes and Ron Milbauer, and the drama “Numbers” from Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Cheryl Heuton and Nick Falacci.

“Numbers” revolves around an MIT mathematician who’s enlisted by the FBI to help solve crimes. Scott Free, the shingle run by Ridley and Tony Scott, will produce in association with Paramount Network TV.

Heuton and Falacci, who are repped by Rothman-Brecher and Original Artists, are on board to write and exec produce, along side David Zucker and the Scott brothers. The scribes are writing the feature “Outfoxed” at New Line, among other credits.

The bounty hunters project, meanwhile, comes from Spelling TV. WMA-repped Hughes and Milbauer will write and exec produce the drama, which revolves around a bounty hunter and his two sons, who join the family business.

Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent will also exec produce. Hughes and Milbauer wrote the Wes Kraven pilot “Kamelot” for UPN last year; they also wrote the feature “Idle Hands.”

Back at Fox, the irreverent “One Big Happy,” from 20th Century Fox TV, revolves around an unconventional blended family. Endeavor-repped Levy, who recently helmed features including “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Just Married” and “Big Fat Liar,” will exec produce with Harberts and Berg, who are writing (Daily Variety, Nov. 14).

Other credits for Harberts and Berg, who are repped by BWCS, include “Roswell,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” upcoming drama “Wonderfalls” and the feature “Valentine.”

As for Attanasio and Shore, Universal Network TV is behind their medical mystery drama, which focuses on a team of doctors charged with solving complicated medical mysteries. Fox had made a hefty put pilot commitment for the project (Daily Variety, Sept. 8).

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