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TNT Pilots Dallas: The Next Generation

TNT and TBS have ordered up four series pilots, including an update of primetime soap Dallas.

The shows are from producers Dean Devlin (TNT's Leverage), Marco Schnabel (TNT's Librarian), Kenneth Biller and Mike Sussman (Star Trek: Voyager), Allan Loeb (The Switch, Wall Street), and Cynthia Cidre (Mambo Kings).

The pilots for TNT are Perception (working title) from Biller and Sussman, about a neuroscientist who helps the government solve "complex cases"; an untitled drama project from Loeb based on The Rabbit Factory about a detective who navigates the singles seen while his widowed wife stays in contact with him; and Dallas, with Cidre executive- producing, an update the iconic CBS series by looking at the next generation of the Ewing oil dynasty.

TBS is working on Brain Trust, a comedy from Devlin about a detective, whose career rebounds from rock bottom with the help of a trio of new super-smart partners.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.