NBC has placed drama pilot orders for two projects: “Blank Slate,” from “The Brave” creator Dean Georgaris, and an adaptation of the novel “Predictably Irrational.”
Written by Georgaris, “Blank Slate” follows Special Agent Alexander McCoy, a legend in law enforcement, the agent we all hope is out there, the agent we’d all like to be, per the project’s official logline. The only issue is … he doesn’t actually exist. He’s a ghost, a phantom. So what happens when a man claiming to be Alexander McCoy walks through the door with all of his skills and knowledge, but with an agenda nobody will see coming.
“Blank Slate,” which first received a put pilot commitment at NBC last October, is co-created by Georgaris and John Fox, who executive produce alongside John Davis.
The drama pilot hails from Georgaris, Inc., Davis Entertainment and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
“The Irrational” is a drama pilot based on author Dan Ariely’s best-selling novel “Predictably Irrational,” which was published in February 2008 by HarperCollins.
Written by “La Brea” executive producer Arika Mittman, the potential show follows a world-renowned professor of behavioral science lends his expertise to an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement, and corporations with his unique and unexpected approach to understanding human behavior.
Mittman executive produces the pilot, which got a put pilot commitment at NBC in November, along with Sam Baum and Mark Goffman. Ariely is a consultant.
“The Irrational” comes from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.