ABC orders hourlong Pilots from Twilight writers
ABC has ordered pilots for hourlongs from Desperate Housewives' Marc Cherry and the writers behind Twilight, Heroes and Prison Break.

Gotham revolves around a female cop who discovers a magical world that exists within New York City that is unseen by normal humans and reinvents popular landmarks in a magical otherworldly manner.

Heroes writer/co-EP Michael Green will write and executive produce the 20th Television drama.

Zero Hour comes from Prison Break's Paul Scheuring and revolves around a bizarre twist of fate that pulls a man who's spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history.

Paul Scheuring will write and exec produce the ABC Studios drama.

Desperate Housewives' showrunner Marc Cherry will write and executive produce Devious Maids, a soapy drama based on the Mexican format that follows four maids with ambition and dreams of their own working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.

Finally, Penoza hails from Twilight scribe Melissa Rosenberg and centers on the widow of an assassinated criminal forced to adopt her husband's role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.

The quartet join other high-profile drama pilots at the net including 666 Park Ave., Beauty and the Beast, Americana, Shawn Ryan's Last Resort, Roland Emmerich's untitled election drama and Shonda Rhimes' Gilded Lillys. To date, ABC drama pilot orders now stand at 12.