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Crime Dramas Favored for Fall

Feb 6, 2009  •  Post A Comment

What’s clear, now that the pilot drama orders are finishing up, is that the networks are leaning heavily toward crime dramas and self-contained procedurals for the next season, while complicated story lines or unusual topics have fallen out of favor, the Hollywood Reporter says. There are some wrinkles within the genres: underage crime solvers on ABC’s untitled Daniel Cerone pilot and past-life investigators on Fox’s untitled David Hudgins project. Among the medical pilots, the networks are taking on nurses, such as in NBC’s “Mercy,” and a schizophrenic surgeon with Fox’s “Maggie Hill,” the Reporter says.
—Aimee Picchi

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