ABC is developing three murder-themed projects, while the CW is close to enlisting Grey's Anatomy executive producer Mark Gordon for a drama dubbed Reaper, according to Variety.
At ABC, the Brett Ratner entry Women's Murder Club (based on the James Patterson book), the Frank Spotnitz drama Murder Incorporated and the John Scott Shepherd-written Killing Sam Carter are all in the works.
Women's Murder Club follows four femmes who track down serial killers in San Francisco. Ratner will direct and executive produce the project, while Patterson and Joe Simpson are also aboard to executive produce. Twentieth Century Fox TV is behind Women's Murder Club.
Murder Incorporated, from X-Files alum Spotnitz, revolves around a man who discovers that he's from a wealthy family -- but that the money comes from an unsavory business.
Killing Sam Carter, which is set up at ABC via Fox TV Studios and Fuse Entertainment is an hourlong thriller revolves around time travel and a man who develops amnesia.
At CW, Law & Order: SVU screenwriters/co-executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters are writing and executive producing Reaper, which revolves around a young man who essentially becomes Satan's bounty hunter, reclaiming souls that have somehow escaped from Hell.