While The Shield is entering its seventh and last season on F/X starting September 2, that series' creator has more than enough on his plate after the finale. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Shield creator and showrunner Shawn Ryan has sold four TV projects to various networks in the past few weeks, one landing him right back home at F/X.
Ryan will team up with Ocean's Eleven screenwriter Ted Griffin for an untitled one-hour comedy program centering on a private investigator. Griffin, who wrote an episode of The Shield, will write the pilot for F/X.
The Lead Sheet will pair up Ryan with novelist/screenwriter James Ellroy in a period cop drama which deals with the 1970s hunt for the infamous "Hillside Strangler" serial killer. After a bevy of interest from other networks, the series found a home at the A&E Network.
Ryan has also been tapped to write the Fox comedy Millionaires Club, that goes into the world of wannabe millionaires hatching get-rich-quick schemes, with Semi-Pro director Kent Alterman on board to direct the pilot.
The last Ryan project, Confessions of a Contractor, was given a pilot commitment from CBS. The series is based off the book by Richard Murphy, who is adapting the book for the pilot, and takes a humorous look at the world of building contractors.