E! Passes On One Tree Hill Alum's Music-Themed Drama Pilot Songbyrd

Songbyrd Bethany Joy Lenz

It’s official: the hour-long drama pilot Songbyrd will not be taking flight at E!

The pilot starred Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill) as singer-songwriter Lauren Byrd, a character loosely based on Diane Warren. Also starring Rumer Willis, the series was set to follow Lauren’s unorthodox rise to musical superstardom.

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Songbyrd was created/executive-produced by Krista Vernoff (Grey’s Anatomy), with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Smash) also serving as executive producers.

The music-themed drama was one of the network’s first two scripted pilots, the other being The Royals, which was ordered to series.