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Pilot Watch 2010: Tom Welling and Hayden Panettiere behind the scenes for two new projects at the network

The CW has greenlit three more pilots, including one produced by "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere and another from "Smallville" star Tom Welling. Panettiere’s not attached to star (though, hmm, if "Heroes" bites the dust….?)

Today’s pilot pickups:


"Betwixt" (CBS TV Studio/WBTV)

Writer/EP: Elizabeth Chandler
EP: Paul Stupin
Logline: Based on novel of the same name, “changelings” in an urban setting are responsible for saving humans from evil.

"HMS" (WBTV/CBS TV Studio)

Writer/EP: Amy Holden Jones
Co-EP: Hayden Panettiere
Logline: Aspirational, sexy freshmen class at Harvard Medical School embark upon the biggest challenge of their lives, seen through the eyes of a young woman who is both excited and intimidated by her surroundings. Pilot presentation.

"Hellcats" (WBTV/CBS TV Studio)

Writer/EP: Kevin Murphy
EP: Tom Welling
Logline: Ensemble show set in world of competitive college cheerleading. "Election" meets "Bring It On." Pilot presentation.


"The Quinn- tuplets" (CBS TV Studios)

EP/ W: Mike Kelley
P/ W: Chris Kelley
EP: Giyora Yahalom & Oren Jakobi, Yona Wiesenthal & Eilon Ratzkovsky
Co-EP: Arik Kneller
Logline: Follows the personal and professional lives of the Quinn quintuplets – 5 adults whose lives had been documented and broadcast since childbirth. From an Israeli format. Pilot presentation.

"ATF" (Sony/CBS TV Studios)

EP/ W: Michael Dinner
EP: Sarah Timberman
EP: Carl Beverly
D: Dinner
Logline: An ATF agent hunts down the most dangerous criminals while trying to balance life as a dad to his teenage daughter who has re-entered his life.