Pilot Pickups: New CW Dramas, Judy Greer Sitcom

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With pilot pickup season drawing to a close, The CW has purchased three new dramatic scrips (one from J.J. Abrams and One Tree Hill's Mark Schwahn; another from Mark Harmon); while ABC has given the greenlight to a starring vehicle for a TV Fanatic favorite...

FIRST, we look forward to American Judy, a comedy that stars Judy Greer as a just-married woman who moves to the suburbs and must adjust to life with step-children and the ex-wife of her husband... who is also the town sheriff.

We adore Greer in Archer and also loved her stints on How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family.

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ELSEWHERE, The CW has ordered episodes of the following programs:

Shelter: Producer by Abrams and Schwahn; Centers on a New England summer resort where the staff members attend to the various needs of guests. Think Grey's Anatomy in a hotel.

The Selection: Based on a book by Kiera Cass and taking place 300 years in the future, when a woman is chosen by chance to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a struggling country.

Joey Dakota: Produced in part by Harmon, another time-traveling epic, this one going back to the 1990s where a reporter falls in love with the rock star subject of her documentary... only to then return to the present and be forced to figure out how to go back again and prevent his death.

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