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NBC, CBS order more drama scripts

'Cane,' 'Chuck,' 'Bionic' look like fall's winners

NBC is showing some love to all four of its new dramas, while CBS seems to be sticking by “Cane.”

Peacock has asked the writers of all of its new shows — “Chuck,” “Bionic Woman,” “Life” and “Journeyman” — to crank out three more scripts of their respective series. Over at the Eye, net has ordered four more scripts for its Jimmy Smits sudser.

And at the CW, net late Wednesday ordered three more scripts of new laffer “Aliens in America,” from CBS Par Network TV.

Several other skeins are likely to land script orders within the next 48 hours. CW has already ordered a full season of frosh drama “Gossip Girl.”

While no guarantee of a back nine order, asking for more scripts is often a precursor to a pickup. This year, nets are particularly eager to have scripts on hand due to the increasingly likely prospect of a WGA strike as early as next month.

“Chuck” is from Warner Bros. TV; Universal Media Studios is behind “Life” and “Bionic Woman”; 20th produces “Journeyman”; and CBS Paramount Network Television and ABC Studios produce “Cane.”