Pilot Scoop: ABC's Back In the Spy Biz, James Caan's Got Balls and House EP Expresses Doubt

logo-abc-300ABC has placed a pilot order for Spy, a half-hour comedy adaptation of the Simeon Goulden’s UK satire.

The U.S. version, written and exec-produced by Goulden, centers on the well-intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son who inadvertently takes a job at the Secret Service in order to prove himself a worthy dad.

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The British Spy wrapped its second season in December.

Other pilots ABC ordered today include…

She’s Got Balls | The half-hour comedy from Mark and Robb Cullen (FX’s Lucky) follows Terry Gannon, a recently divorced, single mother who temporarily moves in with her estranged father (played by James Caan), a beer swilling former baseball player. She reluctantly starts coaching her son’s underdog little league team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.

• Doubt | The drama, penned by David Shore (House), centers on a former cop who’s now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife. 

• Killer Women | Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas, this drama follows Molly Parker, the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers. The beautiful, ballsy badass knows how to get the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there. Its producers include Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara, Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Last Resort) and Electus (Fashion StarTeen Wolf).

Influence | This provocative workplace ensemble — written by Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) —  is about the complicated relationship between two brothers who head a unique agency designed to attack their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.

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