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‘Diva’ Producers Secure Two Projects

Craig Zadan, Neil Meron set up hourlong legal drama at Fox, prison dramedy at NBC.

On the heels of the early renewal of their freshman Lifetime series "Drop Dead Diva," producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have set up hourlong projects at Fox and NBC.

At Fox, the duo has teamed with writer Dana Calvo ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") for "Laney Sparrow," a character-driven legal drama to be produced by 20th Century Fox TV.

Zadan, Meron and Calvo are executive producing.

At NBC, the "Hairspray" producers have "Inside Mary Baxter," a dramedy set in a women’s prison. Maria Maggenti ("Without a Trace") is writing the script and executive producing with Zadan and Meron.

Both projects have landed script commitments.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.