New Television Projects

Spoilertv continues to keep us up to date on the new projects being picked up by the broadcast networks, to go into consideration for the next round of pilots.

ABC has picked up a show from former Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries writer Amy B. Harris. This show, called Women in Black, is meant to be a funny and touching story of four widows of different ages dealing with starting over after losing their husbands.

The Alphabet Network has also landed American Heritage, a soapy show about two very different families forced to work together at a real estate company. The network also has a dark comic soap about the fashion industry called House of Moore.

Finally, ABC has also given the nod to Deception, where a disgraced magician teams up with the FBI to solve crimes.

The CW has teamed up with Julie Plec for another drama. Rise tells the story of an America that is under martial law after a devastating terrorist attack. A group of rebels discover that the attack was actually part of a homegrown coup and fight back against the regime.

Greg Berlanti has a new DC superhero series in the works, though surprisingly this one has landed at Fox. This time the hero at the centre of the story will be the relatively unknown Black Lightning.

Fox has also picked up a new show from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, called Miracle Commission. The series would follow an NYPD chaplain who partners with a skeptic to investigate alleged miracles.

And just before this post hit the web, two new CW projects were announced. First there is Mata Hari, a reimagining of the life of the infamous spy, produced by Michael Weatherly. Tim Kring is producing Stick Man, the story of a filmmaker who returns to her hometown to make a documentary about her brother’s murder. She ends up becoming sympathetic to the convicted murderer, and discovers that there may have been supernatural elements to her brother’s death.

Moving on the broadcast nets, TVLine announced that former Faking It star Katie Stevens will play the lead of Freeform’s new drama Issues, about the world of magazine publishing.

Syfy has picked up three new drama pilots. The Machine will tell the story of the world in the wake of the emergence of artificial intelligence. The Haunted tells the story of four siblings who reunite after their parents death, only to find that they must confront both metaphorical and literal ghosts from their past. And Happy! Tells the story of a hitman whose life is changed by an imaginary blue winged horse. Seriously. It’s based on a graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson.

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