MAGNA picks top pilots

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The most promising drama pilots are CBS' NCIS [a JAG spinoff], The
Handler
and Cold Case; ABC's midseason Line of Fire; NBC's
Las Vegas; Fox's Tru Calling; and The WB Television Network's Tarzan &
Jane
. That's according to media buyer MAGNA Global USA's fall-season
analysis.

Turning to sitcoms, MAGNA Global cited NBC's Coupling and CBS'
Two and a Half Men as the best comedy pilots.

"Whether they work," the company cautioned, "will depend largely on how well
subsequent episodes hold up and whether those in competitive time slots are
given time to find an audience."

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