TCA 2010: NBC Greenlights Pilots
Network orders shows from Kelley, Bruckheimer, Abrams as it looks to fill 10 p.m. hole soon to be left by 'Leno'
By Stuart Levine, Daily Variety -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/10/2010 7:45:44 PMTCA 2010: Complete Coverage of the Winter Press Tour
NBC, looking to quickly fill the 10 p.m. timeslot now made available with the departure of The Jay Leno Show, has greenlit a handful of pilots that will be contenders for the 2010-11 season.
Peacock is returning to the David E. Kelley business. Prolific writer-producer, who teamed with the network on L.A. Law in the late 1980s and early '90s, is returning to the legal fold with Kindreds. Skein follows an ex-patent lawyer and his associates who form a new law practice. Warner Bros. Television produces with David E. Kelly Prods.
Jerry Bruckheimer, who currently has eight shows on the air and has been a huge profit center for CBS with a slew of procedurals, brings another one to NBC with Chase. Skein highlight a group of U.S. marshals who patrol the Southwest. Warner Bros Television produces with Jerry Bruckheimer Prods.
The Event goes the sci-fi route as the everyman lead character uncovers mysterious circumstances that are part of a larger mystery. Universal Media Studios produces. Steve Stark is exec producer.
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