CBS has made a deal with Tribeca Productions to develop three pilots that will be executive produced by Tribeca partners Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, reports Variety.
The deal gives Tribeca a guarantee that one of the three projects will be produced as a series pilot.
The first project is an hourlong pilot that will be written by William Monahan, the Oscar-winning writer of The Departed and Body of Lies who will make his first foray into TV with an untitled drama set in New York. The project is targeted for a fall 2009 premiere.
Tribeca continues to develop Little Fockers and The Undomestic Goddess for Universal Pictures, and Frankie Machine at Paramount, with Michael Mann attached to direct and De Niro to star.