According to The Hollywood Reporter, shows about a mobster's wife, a treasure hunter, an insomniac detective and a troubled teen are the latest drama projects picked up to pilots by Fox, ABC and UPN. Fox's Southern Comfort, from 20th Century Fox Television, centers on the wife of a Southern mobster who takes over the family business when her husband goes to prison. Brothers Joe Gayton (Bulletproof) and Tony Gayton (Murder by Numbers) penned the script and are executive producing.

Another Fox/20th TV drama pilot, 13 Graves, was written by J.H. Wyman (The Mexican).