ABC Orders Fuller’s DAISIES!! Plus CAVEMEN & UNDERBELLY!! But No Hurwitz Sitcom Or LIFE ON MARS Or MR. & MRS. SMITH!!
Published at: May 11, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST by hercules
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ABC doesn’t announce its fall schedule till Tuesday, but The Hollywood Reporter already knows which new shows the network has ordered.
And that “Notes From The Underbelly” and “October Road” are comimg back.
Seven hourlongs and three sitcoms are new.
“Pushing Daisies,” from writer-producer Bryan Fuller (“Heroes”), who previously created “Dead Like Me” and “Wonderfalls.” It’s about a guy who can reanimate the dead, but only for a few seconds. Which comes in handy for murder investigators. “Men in Black” man Barry Sonnenfeld directed the pilot, which on the page was hilarious.
“Cashmere Mafia,” from writer-producer Kevin Wade (“Maid in Manhattan”), is about four female executives - friends since college - in New York.
“Big Shots,” from writer-producer Jon Feldman (“Tru Calling,” “Reunion”), is about high-powered execs who socialize at an exclusive golf club.
“Dirty Sexy Money,” from writer-producers Craig Wright & Greg Berlanti (“Jack & Bobby,” “Brothers & Sisters”), is about an idealistic lawyer who inherits his late father’s less-than-idealistic law practice.
“Eli Stone,” from writer-producers Marc Gugenheim & Greg Berlanti (“Jack & Bobby,” “Brothers & Sisters”), is about a lawyer who begins to suspect he’s also a prophet. (NOTE: “Dirty Sexy Money” and “Eli Stone,” which share a creator and a lawyer protagonist, are NOT the same show.)
“Private Practice” is the “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff starring Kate Walsh.
“Women’s Murder Club,” from writer-producers Liz Craft & Sarah Fain (“Angel,” “The Shield”), is based on the James Patterson (“Along Came A Spider,” “Kiss The Girls”) books about a quartet of girlfriends who solve murders.
“Carpoolers,” from Kid In The Hall Bruce McCulloch (“Superstar,” “Dog Park,” is about four guys who share an auto to work.
“Cavemen,” based on the hilarious Geico ads, made by the guys behind the Geico ads.
“Sam I Am,” from a writer named Don Todd, about a woman with amnesia.
NOT ON THE LIST:
“The Thick of It,” the new sitcom from “Arrested Development’s” Mitch Hurwitz.
“Untitled Rina Minmoun,” the Southern lawyers series from “Everwood” showrunner Minmoun.
“Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” based on the movie, from the movie’s writer, Simon Kinsberg.
“Football Wives,” based on the British series, from “Ugly Betty’s” Marco Pennette.
“Life On Mars,” based on the British series, from “Boston Legal’s” David E. Kelley.
Read all of the Hollywood Reporter’s story here.