Sci Fi has given the go-ahead to Painkiller Jane, a female superhero action series based on the comic book created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada. It centers on a young researcher trying to make a difference as the world faces its greatest drug addiction epidemic. It will premiere in January.

The network has also announced that it is developing Stoner, which centers on a slacker who is thrust into the limelight as the newest superhuman celebrity but must decide whether to reveal that he actually has no superpowers.

Plus, Sci Fi is developing Witch Doctor, a comedy drama that mixes the worlds of medicine and the supernatural with "warm human comedy." It is from Ben Edlund, the creative force behind the comic book series The Tick.

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Brian B.