ABC has given a pilot order to a project from Marc Cherry of "Desperate Housewives," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition, ABC has given pilot orders to projects from the writers behind "Heroes," "Prison Break," and the movie "Twilight."
Cherry will write and executive produce "Devious Maids," a drama that tracks four maids with ambition who work for the wealthy in Beverly Hills, the story says.
The second project, titled "Gotham," is about a female police officer who discovers a magical world within New York City, the story notes. "Heroes" writer and co-executive producer Michael Green will write and executive produce the drama.
"Zero Hour" comes from "Prison Break’s" Paul Scheuring and tracks a man who worked for a skeptics magazine and becomes involved in a conspiracy, the piece notes.
The fourth project, "Penoza," comes from "Twilight" writer Melissa Rosenberg, the story says. The project tracks the widow of a criminal who takes over his job in the crime syndicate, the piece adds.