A&E has just picked up a couple of cast-contingent pilots. According to Variety, the two shows are The Beast and The Cleaner.

The Beast, which is being produced by Sony Television, will revolve around an FBI agent who must show his new partner the big city ropes. The Cleaner, which is being produced by CBS Paramount TV, is based on a real-life ex-addict/interventionist who helps criminals curb their evil ways.

A&E is planning to get back into the scripted series game after creating a number of reality TV series. The network plans to commission a full-fledged series for next summer. They will be choosing amongst these two new pilots as well as Danny Fricke, a pilot that was picked up last month.

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