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‘Burn Notice’ Writer Lands Project at Fox

Ben Watkins, a former soap star turned scribe, teams with producer Mike Tollin for an hourlong drama.

Fox is developing an hourlong drama from soap actor turned "Burn Notice" writer Ben Watkins and "Wild Hogs" producer Mike Tollin.

The 20th Century Fox TV project revolves around a private eye who uses her background as an ethnically and culturally diverse woman to blend into any situation. Watkins will write the pilot; he and Tollin will serve as executive producers.

While Watkins has been focusing on writing as of late, he’s an ex-soap actor best known for playing Dr. Wesley Carter on CBS’s "The Young and the Restless" from 2002 until 2004. He had previously appeared on ABC’s "One Life to Live."

Per IMDB, Watkins did appear on an episode of "Burn Notice" last year.

Tollin’s TV credits include "One Tree Hill" and "Smallville."

Fox has made a script commitment to the Watkins-Tollin hour.