Pilots accelerate at CBS, Fox

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CBS has picked up two pilots, including a drama from the creator of NBC's Las Vegas.

Protect and Serve revolves around cops living in the Los Angeles suburbs who deal with the stress of police life on and off the job. Las Vegas creator Gary Scott Thompson is executive-producing.

CBS's other pilot order was for The Captain, a comedy about a young writer whose life changes when he moves into a legendary Hollywood apartment building. John Hamburg, who wrote the two Meet the Parents movies, penned the script and is on board to direct and executive-produce.

Meanwhile, Fox has given the green light to Them, a sci-fi drama pilot based on the graphic novel, and NBC has handed out cast-contingent orders to two comedies.

Them centers on an agent who, with extraterrestrials infiltrating the human race, is dispatched on a mission to retrieve a rogue operative from his "sleeper cell."

The NBC projects are an untitled workplace comedy about the eccentric staff at a popular wildlife park, and Business Class, which chronicles the absurd adventures of two traveling soda salesmen.

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Jan 22, 2007
enough with the cop shows. Some of us would like to escape our normal lives and lose ourselves. And of course any sci-fi show on fox will last like 5 eps anyway
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Jan 22, 2007
Fox is dangerous with science fiction shows, they cancel them quickly or just when the shows start to become interesting.
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Jan 21, 2007
I think there's too much crime drama. Here's something new. Crime comedy. :D
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Jan 20, 2007
Another crime drama for CBS?
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Jan 20, 2007
Good for them.
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Jan 20, 2007
Protect and Serve sounds more like ADAM - 12.
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Jan 20, 2007
I can't wait for The Big Bang Theory
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Jan 20, 2007
I wonder how THESE new series will work out.
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Jan 19, 2007
Why does Fox even bother green lighting SF series when they're gonna cancel the show after 5 episodes?!
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Jan 19, 2007
Anybody notice that the "Protect & Serve" show says they are living in the suburbs of LA. What the hell is so stressful about that...writing tickets and getting the wrong soy machiatto at Starbucks? Sounds like NYPD Blue (sans Testosterone) mixed with Desperate Housewives. 10 to 1 one of the cops is a girl whose husband turns out to be gay with her partner.
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Jan 19, 2007
great ideas
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Jan 19, 2007
Protect and Serve sounds like NYPD Blue in LA.
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