We’ve already reported Lifetime’s hope for an Army Wives spin-off that would focus on Pamela Moran (Brigid Brannagh) and her partner in the Atlanta police department (Gabrielle Union). Now, the network is calling in for backup. Among the hour-long pilots in development for 2011 are three more female cop shows, Variety reports. There’s the untitled drama from Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman that would center on “a San Diego police detective who’s the mother of two and on the verge of divorce”; Exit 19, from Jeffrey Bell (V), which follows a single mother in the NYPD (if that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s been bouncing around for years); and Against the Wall, from Annie Brunner (Hung), about “a Chicago police woman who joins the Chicago Police Dept.’s Internal Affairs division — causing a rift with her cop brothers.”
Which are you learning toward from those brief descriptions alone? Maybe it’s because I don’t want too much drama in my Lifetime cop show that I’m feeling Berman’s San Diego set tale. (It’s San Diego. How bad can it be when the weather’s that nice?) Plus, if I were writing it, we’d have the tension of her trying to work it out with her really likable husband but being attracted to a fellow detective, who’s a good guy that can’t help but root for her marriage to fail because he’s been harboring feelings for years.
I could also get into Against the Wall, if the brothers are hot.*
*I know, I know. I’m making this all about the men when we should be celebrating the fact that these are all shows that will give women juicy leading roles. I’m saving that for when we hear some casting news.