Pilots: Female Werewolves Find Home at FOX


FOX is taking another spin into the supernatural, ordering a pilot script for a dramedy about a group of friends who are also werewolves.

The project, called "Bitches," and comes from film writer Michael Dougherty ("Superman Returns"). FOX has given it a script commitment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Elsewhere, Spike TV has ordered a pilot for a college-football comedy called "Blue Mountain State."

As described, "Bitches" sounds kind of like "Sex and the City" crossed with "The Howling." It centers on four women in New York who turn into wolves at every full moon, and all the attendant problems that causes. The HR calls the script "a quirky urban fairy tale."

The writing team of Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts ("Pushing Daisies," "Pepper Dennis"), who have worked on several series, will executive produce along with Dougherty, who's making his first foray into television. His other credits include "Trick 'r Treat" and "X-2: X-Men United."

Spike's "Blue Mountain State" follows freshman players at a football powerhouse who must adapt to life away from home and suffer hazing from their older teammates. The cast includes former college football star Ed Marinaro ("Hill Street Blues") as the team's coach and "Smallville" veterans Sam Jones III and Alan Ritchson as two of his players.

"Sarah Silverman Program" scribes Eric Falconer and Chris Romano wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Brian Robbins ("Smallville," "Varsity Blues"), who will also direct.

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