As the old adage goes, stick with what you know. Or in the case of The CW, it’s who you know. The network is doing just that in its latest round of pilot pickups, which include a medical series from the Gossip Girl showrunners and a Supernatural producer’s legal drama.
Hart of Dixie, from Josh Schwartz (Chuck/Gossip Girl) and Stephanie Savage’s (Gossip Girl) Fake Empire production company, is about “a young New York City doctor who inherits a medical practice in a small Southern town inhabited by an eclectic and eccentric group of characters.” Sounds half Everwoodish, huh?
Awakening, meanwhile, is the zombie spec script picked up by The CW just last week. It follows “two sisters who come of age and face off against one another amidst the beginning of a zombie uprising.”
Heavenly, by Supernatural co-producer Rickard Hatem, centers on “a dedicated young female attorney and a former angel, Dashiel Coffee, only recently turned human, who tackle cases together at the attorney’s legal aid clinic. She saves clients’ butts while he saves their souls.”
And finally, Cooper and Stone follows “two smart young female detectives on Chicago’s North Side who are best friends, equally adept at discussing fashion, music, pop culture as they are solving homicides.” So, nothing at all like Rizzoli & Isles.
Which of The CW’s pilots interests you most?