Leary Lands FOX Pilot
Lawyers, court clerks, nurses get green light
The "Rescue Me" co-creator and star's shop has earned its second pilot order in the past week, this one a legal drama called "Canterbury's Law" at FOX. The network has also ordered two other dramas, one about clerks at the Supreme Court and the other following nurses at a big-city hospital, the showbiz trades report.
"Canterbury's Law" comes from writer Dave Erickson ("D.C. Sniper," "Murder in Greenwich"). It centers on a female defense lawyer who uses any means necessary to ensure her clients get a fair shake. Leary and producing partner Jim Serpico will executive produce the pilot, with Erickson getting a co-exec producer credit.
It's the second Apostle pilot to be greenlit in the past week. NBC ordered the cop show "Fort Pit" a few days ago.
"Supreme Courtships," written by Gary Tieche ("MDs"), looks at the lives of several clerks at the highest court in the land. Tieche will executive produce the project with Marty Adelstein ("Prison Break") and Michael Thorn.
Finally, FOX has ordered an untitled dramedy about nurses from Samantha Goodman and Andy Stern ("Return to Me"). "Bones" executive producer Barry Josephson will serve in the same capacity on the pilot, along with the two writers, Ann McManus and Eileen Gallagher.