Greenlights come on the heels of a strong summer for Turner, which scored big ratings for new TNT drama “Rizzoli and Isles,” and recently gave a second-season order to another strong newcomer, “Memphis Beat.”
New pilots include two crime procedurals — “Perception,” from Kenneth Biller (“Star Trek: Voyager”) and an untitled drama from Allan Loeb (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”). TNT is also reviving “Dallas” via scribe Cynthia Cidre.
Over at TBS, Devlin is behind “Brain Trust,” about a quirky detective.
“These pilots reflect our enthusiasm for relatable but complex everyman heroes, showcased in exciting storytelling environments,” said TNT/TBS/TCM programming chief Michael Wright. “They also reflect our reliance on extraordinary talent to deliver ont he promise of quality series television. The writers of these projects bring great intelligence, heart and humor to their work. We are confident each of these projects would be a terrific addition to our original series lineup.”