Drew was one of two projects from Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy, Madam Secretary) in consideration at the network; the other, the Katherine Heigl-starring Doubt, received a series order Saturday.
Drew, loosely based on the popular young adult mystery series, had the iconic sleuth — now in her 30s and played by Person of Interest‘s Sarah Shahi — using her “uncanny observational skills” to work as a NYPD detective at the same time she navigated “the complexities of life in a modern world.” Anthony Edwards (ER), newcomer Rob McClure and Felix Solis (The Family, NYC 22) were slated to co-star.
Deadline reports that the pilot tested well with audiences but was deemed “too female” for the network, which also would have had trouble finding it a spot on the schedule; CBS TV Studios, which produced the pilot, will shop it to other outlets.
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