The life of hit songwriter Diane Warren is one of four projects that Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's Storyline Entertainment for Lifetime Television.
The Hollywood Reporter notes the show centers on a fictional female songwriter who is in the midst of trying to start her burgeoning career and has to deal with her large, overbearing and dysfunctional family. It will feature music from Warren's catalog, including her most recognizable hits as well as new tunes that she will write for the series. Warren's catalog includes such songs as LeAnn Rimes' How Do I Live, Celine Dion's Because You Loved Me, Toni Braxton's Unbreak My Heart and Aerosmith's I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.
Also coming out of ABC, the network has ordered a script for the legal drama, The Box. The show follows the 12 jury members, who are faced with deliberating a high-profile murder trial as they uncover truths about the case, their fellow jurors and themselves.
For ABC Family, Storyline is developing a pilot for a variety show that is described as 'a unique and new approach for a variety series for a new generation.' The project is structured as a youthful 'house party' with young and fresh talent, featuring anchor hosts and showcasing performances from the newest musical, comedy and dance acts.
And at NBC, Storyline has been given a script order for the comedy, The Family Game from British writer Alex Spiro. That show centers on a fortysomething man who, after being fired from his respectable job, discovers that by taking his life in a new direction, he has a newfound freedom that begins to cause huge problems with his well-bred wife and conservative family.