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Dec 17, 2001  •  Post A Comment

ABC
A TOWN CALLED BANANA
Touchstone script. Auspices: Werksman, Harry & Stanton, Gabrielle (W pilot); Suarez, Flody (EP). Logline: A dramatic series about a guy who moves to a small town in Australia to run a company after his life in the United States falls apart.
BROOKLYN PRINCESSES
Regency script. Auspices: Wells, Gren (EP/W pilot); Donner, Lauren Shuler (EP-N/W). Logline: A dramatic series about two sisters who inherit their father’s detective agency and team with their father’s Latina partner to bring criminals to justice.
FIRST KISS
Touchstone script. Auspices: Zisk, Randy & Zisk, Craig (EP/W pilot). Logline: A dramatic series about a young girl in high school who starts her own successful business.
PENA FILES, THE
Touchstone script. Auspices: McKenna, Bruce (EP/author/W pilot); Pena, Octavio (author); Matery, Dara (author); Tennebaum, Andrew R. (EP). Logline: A drama series based on the autobiography of private investigator Octavio Pena, a Mexican immigrant whose investigations have pitted him against many major corporations and the IRS.
CBS
ANDERS, ALLISON PROJECT
DreamWorks Television; Greenblatt-Janollari script. Auspices: Anders, Allison (EP/D pilot); Greenblatt, Robert (EP); Janollari, David (EP). Logline: A dramatic series about a social worker who adopts a young Latino boy.
GANSA, ALEX & KELLARD, RICK PROJECT
Big Ticket script. Auspices: Gansa, Alex (EP/W pilot); Kellard, Rick (EP/W pilot). Logline: A dramatic series based on the life of New York private investigator/bodyguard Bill Stanton, known for his high-profile cases, infectious personality and quasi-celebrity status.
HACK
Columbia TriStar; Pariah pilot pickup. Cast contingent. Auspices: Koepp, David (EP/W pilot); Palone, Gavin (EP). Logline: A dramatic series about a former police officer who now drives a taxi and helps the “little guy” by solving crimes.
SEVENTH FLOOR, THE a k a 7th FLOOR, THE
Warner Bros.; John Wells Productions pilot + 13 episodes. Auspices: Wells, John (EP); Woodward, Lydia (EP/W pilot); Chulack, Chris (EP/D Pilot). Logline: A dramatic series set in a medical facility in San Francisco.
FOX
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL PROJECT
Regency; Yak Yak Productions. Pilot. Auspices: Leder, Mimi (EP/D pilot); Peckham, Anthony (EP/W pilot). Logline: An ensemble drama that examines the lives and work of the people working at the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a government agency that studies diseases and protects public health.
FURIES, THE
Twentieth script. Auspices: Leder, Mimi (EP/D pilot); Leder, Rueben (EP/W pilot). Logline: A dramatic series named after the goddesses of vengeance from Greek mythology. The action drama centers on a group of college girlfriends who use their powers to bring criminals to justice.
HUNTED, THE
Twentieth; Imagine script. Auspices: Marcus, Kip & Marcus, Adam (W pilot); Grazer, Brian (EP-N/W); Krantz, Tony (EP-N/W); Howard, Ron (EP-N/W). Logline: A dramatic series about four siblings who realize they have psychic powers after their parents are murdered and they must go on the run.
RUGGIERO, DIANE PROJECT
Twentieth script. Auspices: Ruggiero, Diane (EP/W pilot). Logline: A female-driven action drama in the vein of “Charlie’s Angels.”
NBC
AUBUCHON & YOST PROJECT
NBC Studios script. Auspices: Aubuchon, Remi (EP/W pilot); Yost, Graham (EP). Logline: A dramatic series about the young King Arthur, similar to the feature film “A Knight’s Tale.”
FUQUA, ANTOINE & MAMET, LYNN PROJECT
NBC Studios script. Auspices: Mamet, Lynn (EP/W pilot); Fuqua, Antoine (EP/D pilot). Logline: A dramatic series set against a Special Forces military unit.
LYNCH, TOMMY PROJECT
NBC Studios script. Auspices: Lynch, Tom (EP/W pilot). Logline: A family adventure drama focusing on veterinarians in Africa.
SILVER, GALLO & TOPOLSKY PROJECT
Warner Bros.; Silver Pictures script. Auspices: Silver, Joel (EP/D pilot); Gallo, George (EP/W pilot); Topolsky, Ken (EP/W pilot). Logline: A female-driven buddy cop drama.
WB
BRATS
Spelling script. Auspices: Hervey, Winifred (EP/W pilot); Spelling, Aaron (EP); Vincent, E. Duke (EP). Logline: A drama series revolving around the trials and tribulations of a military family.
LONE RANGER, THE
Unattached two-hour back-door pilot. Auspices: Title, Stacy (EP); Penner, Jonathan (EP); Daniels, Susanne (EP); Juergens, Kate (EP). Logline: A new take on the classic tale of the sole Texas Ranger to survive an ambush by vicious thieves in the Old West. With the help of a trusted Native American comrade, he sets out to avenge the deaths of his fellow Rangers.
TRIBE, THE
Spelling script. Auspices: Cuse, Carlton (EP/W pilot); Spelling, Aaron (EP); Vincent, E. Duke (EP). Logline: A dramatic series about a family of surfers set in Newport Beach, Calif.
UPN
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST REMAKE
Paramount script + penalty. Auspices: Thomas, Tony (EP); Witt, Paul Junger (EP); Koslow, Ron (EP/W pilot). Logline: A dramatic series based on the series about a female district attorney who forms an unlikely relationship with a kind and noble man/beast who lives in a secret society of outcasts underneath New York City.
GREEN, PAT PROJECT
Unattached script. Auspices: Green, Pat (EP/W pilot); Jaffe, Toby (EP-N/W); Herek, Steve (D pilot). Logline: An ensemble drama about a Naval air academy.
LEMASTERS, KIM PROJECT
Paramount; Angel Ark script. Auspices: LeMasters, Kim (EP/W pilot); Alexander, Jason (EP). Logline: A dramatic series set against the world of time travel.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR PROJECT
Geopp Circle Productions script. Auspices: Hines, Thomas & Fernandez, Jonathan (EP/W pilot); Frakes, Jonathan (EP-N/W); Olin, Lisa (EP-N/W). Logline: A dramatic period piece centering on a group of young American soldiers fighting in the Revolutionary War.