CW pilot pickups! Zombies, angels, docs, cops
The CW’s zombie series just shambled another step closer to getting on the air, along with a project about an ex-angel and a couple cop ‘n’ doc shows.
The network just announced four pilot pickups, including one from the Chuck/Gossip Girl team of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.
First up is one you’ve heard about already if you’ve been reading your Inside TV blog: Awakening, about “two sisters who come of age and face off against one another amidst the beginning of a zombie uprising.” The others after the jump…
Next is Heavenly, from Supernatural co-exec producer Richard Hatem, about a dedicated young attorney who teams with a former angel to help clients at a legal aid clinic — “she saves clients’ butts while he saves their souls”* Also, the angel has never experienced human feelings, so you can imagine the sort of hijinks that will ensue.
Hart of Dixie is from Schwartz, Savage, Leila Gerstein, and Len Goldstein, and about a “young New York City doctor after she inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic and eccentric group of character.”
Cooper and Stone, from Life producer Laurie Arent, follows “two smart young female detectives on Chicago’s North Side [who] are best friends, [and] equally adept at discussing fashion, music, pop culture as they are solving homicides.”
CW tends to pick up six drama pilots, so the network may have another two to go. So far the list is free of teen soaps, presumably the network feels well stocked in that regard.
* Yes, really!