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ABC Greenlights Three Pilots, Fox One January 27, 2009 10:43 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC, Brothers & Detectives, Fox, I Claudia, Inside the Box, Masterwork, News, Television.
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abclogo-513ABC today announced greenlights for three drama pilots from ABC Studios, including one from Grey’s Anatomy creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes. titled Inside the Box.

According to THR, Inside the Box, written by Richard E. Robbins, is set in a  Washington network news bureau and centers on an ambitious female news producer and her colleagues.  The project has been in development since 2006, (ABC picked it up to pilot), but was ultimately shelved because Rhimes got busy with Grey’s Anatomy and its spinoff Private Practice.

I, Claudia, is a contemporary drama from writer John Scott Shepherd and centers on Claudia McIntire, a young prosecuting attorney who doesn’t know that one day she is going to be a serious contender for the presidency of the U.S.

The untitled Brothers & Detectives adaptation, written and exec produced by Daniel Cerone, is about a low-level detective who, after the death of his estranged father, discovers he has a brilliant 11-year-old brother who is adept at helping him solve crimes.

Fox, meanwhile, has greenlit a drama titled Masterwork from Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring.  The series is described by THR as a globe-trotting adventure like National Treasure and The Da Vinci Code about  a race against time to recover the world’s most sought-after artifacts.