The hourlong alien-themed cop show Stranger Planet, from Chuck executive producer Matthew Miller, has received a put pilot commitment. Just like Chuck, it is an action drama with comedic elements. Produced by Warner Bros. TV, Stranger Planet centers on a hard-boiled L.A. cop who stumbles upon the existence of aliens living among us and must team up with two aliens in order to solve intergalactic mysteries on Earth. Miller is the writer-executive producer.
Another cop show, a drama from writer/executive producer Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees, Love & Basketball), Imagine TV and 20th TV, has received a script commitment plus penalty. It is described as a dual-female lead cop show set in one of the toughest neighborhoods of Los Angeles. And word is the cops are also the subjects of a reality show.
On the comedy side, Fox has handed out a script commitment with penalty to El Jefe (aka The Boss), from comedy veterans Moses Port and David Guarascio (Aliens In America) and Sony Pictures TV. It is about an upper-middle class 30-year-old guy who finally gets booted out of his dad and step-mom’s house and moves in with his cleaning woman’s family since he had nowhere else to go.