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The CW Orders ‘Life Sentence’ and ‘Insatiable’ Drama Pilots

The Network Now Has Four Potential New Dramas Vying for a Spot Next Season

With no more planned superhero-themed dramas in the works, The CW is hoping to expand its scripted series presence with two additional scripted hours vying for a pickup: “Life Sentence” and “Insatiable.” “Life Sentence” features “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale as a young women diagnosed with terminal cancer who finds out that she’s not dying after all and has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to “live like she was dying.”

“Life Sentence” hails from writers Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith who will executive produce with Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold. The pilot is produced by Lawrence’s Doozer Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

“Insatiable,” from executive producer Ryan Seacrest and writer Lauren Gunis, follows a disgraced and dissatisfied civil lawyer-turned-beauty pageant coach who takes on a vengeful, bullied teenager as his client, and has no idea what he’s about to unleash upon the world. Gunnis will also serve as an executive producer with Seacrest and Nina Wass of Ryan Seacrest Productions, plus Todd Hoffman and Dennis Kim of Storied Media Group. CBS Television Studios is producing.

The two additional pilot announcements bring the CW’s pilot slate to a total of four projects. “Life Sentence” and “Insatiable” join pilots for a revival of “Dynasty” and action-adventure drama “Searchers.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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