Fox Orders More Pilots: Traffic Light, Edger Floats, Pleading Guilty; NBC Takes A Look At This Little Piggy
It has been pilot-palooza on the Big Four networks this month with each network looking for the next big hit so they can shill soap audiences with Fox, ABC and NBC leading the charge.
Fox has ordered a pilot of the comedy Traffic Light along with a drama entitled Edger Floats and the legal drama Pleading Guilty. These shows will join Fox’s other development projects, the drama Breakout Kings and the comedy Most Likely to Succeed, which centers on a group of people who face adult reality after being superstars while growing up.
Traffic Light, from Bob Fisher, half the writing team for the feature film The Wedding Crashers, will be based on the hit Israeli TV show of the same name. The story revolves around three guy friends in different and presumably hilarious stages in their relationships. Fisher wrote an American adaptation of the story and will be on board to executive produce the pilot with the creator of the original series,Adir Miller.
Other popular shows based on Israeli programming include CBS’ 2008 show, Ex List and HBO’s In Treatment.
Fisher’s television credits include The Trouble with Normal and the long-running Fox hit Married with Children.
In Israel, Traffic Light is the highest-rated comedy and just finished its second season in November.
Developed by Warner Bros. TV, ABC ordered a pilot of Edger Floats which features a police psychologist who becomes a bounty hunter.
Over at NBC, the ABC-produced comedy, This Little Piggy, has been given a second opportunity along with the multi-camera comedy pilot for Sony TV’s Nathan vs. Nature.
Following two adult siblings who are forced to move back to their childhood home with their eldest brother and his family, This Little Piggy landed a presentation order by ABC around this time last year. After failing to be picked up by the network, ABC Studios remained positive on the project and extended contracts to many of theshow’s cast members. Since the contracts have now expired, NBC is taking a look at the show with a different cast.
Piggy is the first major commitment from NBC on an ABC Studios show since the Peacock canceled Scrubs in 2007.
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