Up-and-coming feature writers Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair, whose movie script A Many Splintered Thing was recently named one of the 10 Nicholls Fellowship finalists, have sold a comedy project to CBS. Titled Girlfriend Season, it is an observational romantic comedy that follows six people — a young married couple and their friends. Shafer and Vicknair, repped by UTA and Brillstein, are writing, with Generate producing.

Fox has bought a drama pitch from Aaron Stockard, who co-wrote Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone and The Town. Titled Thick As Thieves, the drama is a blue-collar soap set in Boston. Stockard, repped by WME and 3 Arts, is writing, 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment producing.

NBC has bought a character-driven procedural drama from veteran Law & Order: SVU writer Judith K. McCreary whose main character is modeled after Tony Ciaglia, whose real-life story is told in the upcoming book The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man’s Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World’s Most Terrifying Killers. Universal TV is producing. McCreary is with ICM and manager Darryl Taja.