TNT and Dean Devlin are developing the action series, Leverage.
The show is a Mission: Impossible-type, in which six professionals in various fields pull their expertise to fight underworld mobsters, and corruption among international corporations and government officials, says Variety.
Joining Leverage on TNT's development slate is Mrs. America, an hourlong drama series from Warner Horizon TV dealing with a woman trying to juggle the responsibilities of family and job.
Also for TNT and TBS, The Saint, from the exec producer William J. McDonald; the show is a remake of the 1960s British series that starred Roger Moore as a debonair international thief. The second show is A.D., a family drama from Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh.
TNT's sister network, TBS has signed a development deal with standup comic/actor Larry Miller to star in a suburban comedy about a newspaper columnist, his wife and two kids; Miller will also be co-writer and co-exec producer with Eileen Cohn.
Turner Broadcasting's rights deal with the National Basketball Association factors in another sitcom in development, Big Shot; the show is about a teenage NBA rookie who still lives at home. His domineering parents are not impressed by his fame and money; Kenny Smith, the former NBA star who co-hosts TNT's pre- and postgame NBA cablecasts, is co-exec producer with Jamie Foxx, Adrienne Lopez and Marcus King.
An untitled Sony Pictures TV comedy project comes from Dave Caplan, who's writeing and co-executive producing with Neal Moritz and Vivian Cannon.
Bob Newhart has signed with TBS to executive produce Bob Newhart: In Search of Comedy, a latenight half-hour anthology.