Heroes director David Semel has been hired to direct and executive produce another NBC drama pilot, Life

The show, from Rand Ravich, is a quirky drama about a former cop who rejoins the force after having spent years wrongly imprisoned, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, Stephen Gyllenhaal has also been hired as director by Showtime for their new comedy, Manchild from Darren Star Productions and Sony Pictures TV.

It revolves around four 40-ish male friends, two played by John Corbett and Paul Hipp, who are knee-deep in midlife crises.