HBO has given a pilot order to 12 Miles of Bad Road, a comedy about a Dallas matriarchy, sources said.
It's believed that the pilot, to be shot in the summer, will be an hour. But should the project get picked up to series, sources said it's likely to be a half-hour show.
The show comes from executive producers Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason, whose credits include the CBS series Designing Women and Evening Shade.
In addition, the premium cable network is in negotiations to order five half-hour episodes of In Treatment, a serialized drama that would be redeveloped from a hit Israeli series, BeTipul (In Therapy), sources said.
The project revolves around stories told from the point of view of therapists and their patients. It's believed that the project would be redeveloped from the Israeli series.
HBO declined comment on both projects Tuesday.