EXCLUSIVE: Drama pilot Scent Of The Missing is not going forward at TNT. In May, the cable network picked up one of its four pilots, David E. Kelley’s Monday Mornings, to series and passed on another, Western Tin Star. At the time, TNT kept search-and-rescue drama Scent Of The Missing in contention, saying that it planned to shoot a few more procedural pilots and would make a decision after seeing all of them. While Scent Of The Missing is out of consideration, the network is proceeding with its plan — I hear it will film 2-3 pilots in the fall, one or two of them procedurals. The fourth pilot of the latest batch, Frank Darabount’s L.A. Noir, was a late order for TNT’s Sunday genre lineup. A decision on it is still pending though there has been strong pickup buzz on the period drama.
Executive produced by co-writers Carol Mendelsohn, Melissa R. Byer & Treena Hancock and Barry Josephson, Scent Of The Missing centers on Susannah (Tricia Helfer), a tenacious, strong-willed K-9 Search and Rescue volunteer who works with an equally determined partner — her mischievous golden retriever. Eric Winter and Summer Glau co-star.