CBS Picks Up Three Drama Pilots


Variety reports that CBS has picked up three more drama projects — including the first-ever broadcast greenlight for Pangea, the scripted sister to reality producer RDF USA.

Separately, former “Women’s Murder Club” executive producers Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain have joined the staff of Joss Whedon’s Fox project “Dollhouse.”

The CBS orders include the pilots “NY-LON,” from ABC Studios and writers Patti Carr and Lara Runnels, and “Mythological X,” from 20th Century Fox TV and writer Diane Ruggiero. The network also picked up the drama presentation “Can Openers,” from Sony Pictures TV and penned by Elle Johnson.

“Mythological X” revolves around a woman who discovers — via psychic — that she has already dated the man she was destined to married. The character then embarks on a mission to find “the one” by combing through all of her old relationships. Ruggiero (“Veronica Mars”) will executive produce with Jonathan Levin .

“Can Openers” will be executive produced by Apostle’s Jim Serpico (“Rescue Me”). Johnson (“Ghost Whisperer”) will co-executive produce. The project centers on a woman in her 20s as she enters a seven-year neurosurgical residency, encountering a competitive, clubby atmosphere along the way.

“NY-LON” is based on a six-episode U.K. series that aired on Channel 4 in fall 2004. The project centers on a man and a woman who attempt an extremely-long distance romance (between New York and London) after a chance meeting in London. (Rashida Jones starred in the British version.)