According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS has picked up a half-hour pilot from comedian Paul Reiser, while NBC is looking ahead to next season's return of the NFL to the network with a pilot order for a drama based on the feature Friday Night Lights.

The untitled Paul Reiser project, which the Mad About You star wrote and is executive producing, centers on an ambitious young man who takes over the family car dealership in Queens, N.Y. Paramount Network Television is producing as part of studio's two-year, first-look deal with Reiser.

Brian B.