Spike Lee Gets New NBC Gig
Lee will direct a drama pilot, formerly titled "M.O.N.Y.," about an unlikely candidate who becomes the mayor of
NBC announced last summer that it was would work with Lee to develop a drama series. That deal brought forth "NoLa," a drama about a cross-section of Crescent City residents putting their lives together following Hurricane Katrina.
The project eventually fell through, however. "It was an ambitious idea that we ultimately just couldn't [work out]," NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly said last week at the network's press tour day. "It was a very positive, good experience. It just didn't feel like we were seeing eye-to-eye on it, and we just agreed, 'Let's try it again. Let's try another one.'"
The mayor project, which comes from the "Homicide" team of Tom Fontana and
"Lipstick Jungle," based on
Graves will direct fellow "West Wing" vet Kevin Falls' "Journeyman," about a man who travels back in time to try to fix people's problems; the duo will share executive producer credit. In addition to the