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The HBO project comes from "SCTV" veteran Dave Thomas and Tim Hedrick, who previously worked together on ABC's "Grace Under Fire." It's based on the true story of a group of U.S. Army Engineers deployed to Iraq in 2003 to search for weapons of mass destruction, according to the showbiz trade papers.
Upon arrival, though, they were sent to a remote base with no orders. The show picks up there, with the soldiers trying to find ways to occupy their time. Thomas and Hedrick are writing the pilot and will executive produce with David Tochterman, another "Grace" alumnus.