Sci Fi Channel on Thursday announced a development slate that includes the scripted series Devil's Advocate from Mark Burnett and a mini-series titled Outpost from Lynda Obst.

Separately, USA Network has acquired cable TV rights to the hit sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest from Buena Vista Television. The an-nouncements were among several made Thursday during the NBC Universal cable networks' portion of the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel, says The Hollywood Reporter.