Pilots: CBS Sinks Teeth Into Vampire Drama
FOX grabs two single-camera comedies
According to the industry trade papers, CBS has its eye on "Twilight" from Trevor Munson, Ron Koslow ("Beauty and the Beast") and Joel Silver ("Veronica Mars"). The pilot, set up at Warner Bros. TV, focuses on a vampire who works as a private eye and has a love jones for a mortal woman.
Yes, we liked the show quite a bit when it was called "Angel."
CBS also has "Babylon Fields" on tap from 20th Century Fox. Written by Gerald Cuesta and Michael Atkinson, it looks at what happens when the dead are resurrected and try to resume their former lives. Michael Cuesta ("Dexter") will direct the pilot and executive produce.
Over at FOX, the network has asked for a pilot for "Hackett," from Sony Pictures TV. Denise Moss ("Frasier") wrote the pilot about a former literary whiz-kid who leaves Yale in scandal and goes to teach at a public high school in Ohio.
Also set up at FOX is "Two Families," about two people who discover they share the same bigamist father. Barbara Wallace and Thomas R. Wolfe wrote and will executive produce.