NBC Orders 2 Drama Pilots From ‘Ugly Betty,’ ‘Blue Bloods’ Producers

Network takes on sexuality with new projects from WBTV and and 20th TV

Last Updated: January 15, 2015 @ 3:59 PM

NBC has ordered two drama pilots that deal with sexuality and passion from the producers of “Ugly Betty” and “Blue Bloods,” titled “The Curse of the Fuentes Women” and “Love Is a Four Letter Word,” respectively.

From Warner Bros. Television and Silent H, “The Curse of the Fuentes Women” will be written and executive produced by Silvio Horta (“Ugly Betty”) with executive producer Andrew Maher.

The drama follows what happens When a magical and mysterious young man inexplicably emerges from the ocean and breathes new passion into the lives of the Fuentes women – the beautiful but lonely Lola, her ailing mother Esperanza and her troubled daughter Soledad.

“Love Is a Four Letter Word” hails from 20th Century Fox and Fabrik. From writer/executive producer Diana Son (“Blue Bloods,” “Do No Harm”), Mikkel Bondesen (“Burn Notice,” “The Killing”) and Kristen Campo (“The Killing”), the pilot examines as race, sexuality and gender roles collide when three diverse couples put modern marriage to the test.

NBC will be looking to replace “Parenthood,” which ends after this season. None of its new dramas aren’t particularly heating up the ratings chart. When all is said and done with, it may need to replace “Constantine,” “Mysteries of Laura,” and “State of Affairs.”

On Wednesday, it ordered three new comedy projects, as well.