She may rise again. The Wonder Woman origin drama Amazon is in active redevelopment at the CW. The project was originally written by Allan Heinberg last season. Despite doing some preliminary casting on the lead while the script was still being written, the network ultimately didn’t give it a pilot order, instead rolling it to off-season. A new writer, Heroes alum Aron Eli Coleite, was brought in. Now “we’re waiting for the script to come in,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said following the network’s upfront presentation today. “We do not want to produce something that doesn’t work for that character. It is the trickiest of DC characters to get done.” If the network likes the script, the project will be ordered as an off-cycle pilot. As for The Selection, it is “unlikely” the property will be re-visited again after two failed pilots, the second of which came close to a series pickup, CW brass said.
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After introducing the limited series concept last season with short-lived midseason drama Cult, the CW is considering doing it with other series this season. No decisions have been made but midseason post-apocalyptic drama The 100 and Sex And The City prequel The Carrie Diaries, both ordered for 13 episode, are potential candidates to air a limited number of episodes each season, Pedowitz said.
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Bringing back half-hour scripted comedies to the CW schedule was one of Pedowitz’s original goals when he joined the the network. He then focused his attention to stabilizing the schedule with franchise dramas but comedy is still on the back of his mind. He said that that slotting a reboot of improv comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway this summer is part of his plan. “If that works we may introduce more,” he said.
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