Pilot Watch 2010: Three projects move forward at ABC, while NBC loves Vegas comedy from the “Reno 911!” dudes.
"Grey’s Anatomy" and "Private Practice" creator Shonda Rhimes has gotten a greenlight for what would be her third medical drama for ABC.
The network today gave thumbs up to a pilot for "Off the Map," an hour about three doctors who leave the mainland to go to work on an isolated tropical island. (Maybe it should be called "Really Private Practice"? Or "Paradise Practice"? "Gilligan’s Anatomy"?)
ABC picked up two more projects today; details of all three are below. Fox and CBS have also greenlit pilots today; details here.
The Strip (UMS)
EP/W — Thomas Lennon & Ben Garant ("Reno 911!")
Logline: A former child star now owns a Hooters type restaurant in a strip mall on the outskirts of Vegas.
Body of Evidence (ABC Studios)
EP/W – Chris Murphey
EP (n/w) – Matt Gross
Logline: A procedural that centers on a brilliant and tenacious medical examiner, Megan Hunt, whose background as a neurosurgeon gives her a unique and refreshing crime-solving perspective at the ME’s office…one that often puts her at odds with just about everyone who crosses her path.
Off the Map (ABC Studios)
EP/W – Jenna Bans
EP (n/w) – Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (Shondaland)
Logline: Three doctors, each anxious for a fresh start, leave the comfort of the states to work at an isolated tropical clinic, where they face both exotic and unusual medical challenges as well as their own personal ones.
Happy Endings (Sony TV/Fanfare)
ABC Network/Sony TV/ Fanfare
W – David Caspe
EX PROD- (N/W) Jamie Tarses
Logline: A couple breaks up at the altar – they and their group of friends have to figure out how to maintain their friendships after the split. Half-hour comedy.