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ABC Orders Crime Thriller From Shonda Rhimes, 1 More Drama & 2 Comedy Pilots

ABC has picked up four more pilots for their 2015-16 season, including a new drama from “TGIT” queen Shonda Rhimes. All pilots hail from ABC Studios.

“The Catch” from Shondaland’s Rhimes and Betsy Beers follows a female forensic accountant whose career specialty is exposing fraud for a living. Much like the leading ladies of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” the sure-to-be fierce woman at the forefront of the crime thriller is not all she appears to be and has a tumultuous love life. She’s about to get married, but also about to get conned by her fiancé — little does he know, her lies end up colliding with his cons.

The pilot will be exec produced by Rhimes, Beers, Julie Anne Robinson and Jennifer Schuur, and co-produced by Helen Gregory and Kate Atkinson. Robinson is set to direct, and Schuur will pen the pilot.

The net ordered another drama pilot, “Broad Squad” from “Gossip Girl” creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. Inspired by true stories, the series follows the first four women to graduate from Boston’s Police Academy in 1978. Schwartz and Savage will exec produce with Len Goldstein of Fake Empire, and Aaron Kaplan. Alexander Lyndon will also produce, and Bess Wohl will write the pilot.

Two comedy pilots have also been picked up at ABC, including “Chev & Bev,” which will star Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo as carefree baby boomers whose careful and seamless retirement is suddenly disrupted when they are left to raise their grandchildren. Brad Copeland will write the pilot, and Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment (and “Broad Squad,” above) will exec produce.

“The Untitled Dan Savage Project” has also been given a pilot order. Inspired by the columnist’s real experiences, the comedy will follow the lead character, loosely based on Savage, as his life takes a positive, new turn when his son comes out of the closet. Written by David Windsor and Casey Johnson, Savage will produce, along with Brian Pines and Dan McDermott.

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