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[06/23/10 - 09:53 AM]
Lifetime Television Orders Three Drama Pilots for 2011
"Against the Wall," "Exit 19" and an untitled hour from Josh Berman are on tap as potential series.

[via press release from Lifetime]

LIFETIME TELEVISION ORDERS THREE DRAMA PILOTS FOR 2011

Powerful Line-up of Dramas in Development include New Project Created by JOSH BERMAN; AGAINST THE WALL, from ANNIE BRUNNER; and EXIT 19, from JEFFREY BELL

LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2010) � Looking to expand on its success with its hit series Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime Television has ordered three drama pilots from such major writer/producers as Josh Berman (CSI, Bones, Drop Dead Diva), Annie Brunner (Huff) and Jeffrey Bell (V). The announcement was jointly made today by Lifetime Networks' President and General Manager, Nancy Dubuc, and Executive Vice President, Entertainment, JoAnn Alfano.

"With a strong foundation in scripted programming firmly established by Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime is aggressively expanding its drama series development plate with powerful programs from creative auspices who have strong pedigrees in producing stand-out programming," said Dubuc. "These pilots developed by JoAnn and her team are the first steps we will take in bringing Lifetime's scripted strategy to the forefront."

Alfano added, "As Lifetime further ramps up its drama development slate, we plan to order additional pilots and series to keep building our growing stable of successful scripted programs next year and beyond."

The first of a number of pilot orders the network anticipates to make this year, the hour-long drama pilots for potential 2011 launches include:

· Against the Wall, from writer Brunner, a family drama set in Chicago following policewoman "Abby Kowalski," who causes a rift with her three cop brothers when she decides to join the department's Internal Affairs division.

· Exit 19, which follows single mother "Gloria Shepherd" as she juggles her demanding personal and professional lives raising two children while working as a New York Police Department homicide detective. The pilot is from ABC Studios and CBS Paramount, executive producer/writer Bell and executive producers Nina Wass (Sherri, Less than Perfect) and Gene Stein (Sherri, Accidentally on Purpose).

· Untitled Josh Berman Project from Sony Pictures Television, a closed ended drama set in San Diego, where police detective "Molly Collins," married mother of two on the verge of divorce, and her partner "Brooke Kross," recently engaged, investigate the city's most high-profile crimes while navigating their divergent personal lives. Berman is creator and executive producer of Lifetime's hit comedic drama Drop Dead Diva, which recorded double digit premiere-to-premiere growth across key demos in its second season debut on June 6.

ABOUT LIFETIME TELEVISION

Lifetime Television, the number one rated women's network, is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime Television�, Lifetime Movie Network�, Lifetime Real Women� and Lifetime Digital� (which includes myLifetime.com, LMN.tv, Lifetime Games, Roiworld.com, DressUpChallenge.com, MothersClick.com and LifetimeMoms.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A&E Television Networks, LLC. A&E Television Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group, Hearst Corporation and NBC Universal.





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· ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (CBS)
· AGAINST THE WALL (LIFETIME)
· BONES (FOX)
· CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR (LIFETIME)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DROP DEAD DIVA (LIFETIME)
· EXIT 19 (CBS)
· HUFF (SHOWTIME)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· PROTECTOR, THE (LIFETIME)
· SHERRI (LIFETIME)
· V (ABC)





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