CBS also has given a pilot order to the musical, Viva Laughlin! from Bob Lowry and Hugh Jackman.
It's based on the BBC miniseries Viva Blackpool!, and described by The Hollywood Reporter as a rollicking musical about Ripley Holden and his family as they attempt to run a casino in Laughlin, Nevada. Jackman is not only executive producing, he's also set to guest star in the pilot and in other episodes.
Stephen Dorff is teaming with Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess on the drama, Skip Tracer for CBS. Dorff stars as a charming rogue with a heart of gold who works as a skip tracer, a go-to guy for locating missing persons, among the colorful characters in Los Angeles' underbelly. Green and Burgess wrote the script and are executive producing with Dorff.
In other TV news, The CW has picked up a pilot based on the British series, Wild at Heart. It centers on a New York veterinarian who moves his second wife and their two sets of children to a South African game reserve run by his father-in-law. Michael Rauch wrote the script and will executive produce as well.