ABC Orders More ‘Chief,’ ‘Invasion’; NBC Cuts ‘Daniel’ Order

Oct 20, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ABC has picked up dramas “Commander in Chief” and “Invasion” for the full season, while NBC is cutting back on its order for the midseason drama “The Book of Daniel” to the pilot plus seven episodes, down from its original 13-episode order.

Tuesday night’s presidential drama “Chief” and the alien-themed “Invasion” on Wednesdays are each getting their back-nine episode orders, giving them full 22-episode debut seasons.

“Chief,” which recently saw creator Rod Lurie leave the series for veteran writer Steven Bochco, is a production of Touchtone Television. “Invasion” is from Shaun Cassidy Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Production.

“Daniel,” the story of a pill-addled Episcopal minister who sees visions of Jesus, was not picked up by the network until months after the network’s May upfront presentation, the time when NBC traditionally announces its series pickups.

“Daniel” is a NBC Universal Television Studio and Sony Pictures Television production. Jack Kenny and Flody Suarez executive produce.