Mark Gordon Sells Spinster Comedy to NBC, Procedural to CBS

"Darkness Falls" will center around an FBI psychologist and a homicide specialist

"Grey's Anatomy" executive producer Mark Gordon has sold a pair of projects to NBC and CBS — and they're quite the differing projects indeed.

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The Mark Gordon Company said Friday that it has landed a half-hour comedy, "Spinsters," with NBC. The project, about spinsters whose lives are transformed when a normal guy moves into their apartment building, will be written by "Cougar Town" duo Chrissy Pietroch and Jessica Goldstein, who will also executive produce with Gordon and Andrea Shay.

The second project, a character procedural titled "Darkness Falls," has landed at CBS. The hourlong show will explore the complex dynamic of an FBI psychologist and a homicide specialist as they journey into small communities around the country to solve the darkest, most twisted single murders.

Erica Messer and Janine Sherman Barrios (both of "Criminal Minds") will write and executive produce with Gordon and Nicholas Pepper. The project will be produced by ABC Studios.