Pilot News: ABC Orders Astronaut Wives Drama, Father/Daughter Crime Series and Others

logo-abc-300ABC on Friday gave pilot orders to four drama projects, including an historical pilot about astronauts’ wives and a police procedural about a criminologist working alongside her cop father.

As reported on our sister site Deadline, The Astronaut Wives Club is penned by Gossip Girl‘s Stephanie Savage and follows a group of women who support their star-bound husbands during the 1960s space race.

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The project is based on Lily Koppel’s 2013 bestseller and will be executive-produced by Savage and her Gossip Girl colleague Josh Schwartz as well as Len Goldstein (Hart of Dixie) and Michael London (Milk).

In addition, ABC ordered:

• Warriors, a military-themed medical drama about the doctors and nurses who treat returning soldiers and Washington’s elite, from Christopher Keyser (Party of Five)

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• Agatha, which follows a convict-turned-criminologist who winds up helping her estranged father — a detective — with a hard-to-crack disappearance; Tom Donaghy (Fairly Legal) will pen the script, which will be executive-produced by Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds), Nick Pepper and former ABC Studios drama head Michael McDonald.

• An untitled, New York-set Dangerous Liaisons-type drama from writer Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra), which will center on two rich socialites who manipulate others as part of their intricate seduction plan; Erwin Stoff (Witches of East End), Ilene Staple and Wren Arthur (A Prairie Home Companion) will executive-produce with LaGravenese.