Nancy Drew Pilot Nixed at CBS

Nancy Drew Pilot Cancelled CBS

The Case of the Pilot in Limbo is closed: CBS won’t pursue a series for its potential Nancy Drew drama Drew, our sister site Deadline reports.

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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