FX's Secret Agent Pilot Plan
July 12, 2007 1:52 PM
FX is going to focus on building its drama slate during the coming year. The network has six drama pilots in development—but no half-hour comedies—as the network prepares for "The Shield" to exit the network, sources said.
One contender is "The Patriot" by "Pursuit of Happyness" and "The Weather Man" writer Steven Conrad. Insiders describe the project as "the anti-'24,'" about a government agent who has to deal with the day-to-day realities of saving the world that Jack Bauer never had to contend with (if you want to infiltrate a nefarious company, for instance, first you have to pass their job interview).
The lack of half-hours means FX will double punch comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" when it returns in the fall.