The CW forges ahead with pilots from 'One Tree Hill' & 'Veronica Mars' creators

markschwahn2.jpgAll those silly rumors about The CW going under?

Without merit.

The netlet, coming off a so-so fall season launch -- with disappointing numbers for "Melrose Place" and the week 2 cancelation of "The Beautiful Life" tempered by the success of "The Vampire Diaries" -- is pushing forward full-steam ahead, with a hefty development slate planned.



"One Tree Hill" creator Mark Schwahn has two projects in the works, including "Spy School for Girls" -- about female spy trainees at a CIA facility -- and "Nashville," which revolves around two young singers trying to reach stardom. Country singer Brad Paisley will co-write and executive produce it with Schwahn.

"Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas is writing and executive producing a soap opera titled "Plymouth Rock." Set on board a space ship, the young travelers will be searching for another planet upon which to procreate and preserve the human race.

"The L Word" creator Ilene Chaiken has been tapped to adapt Alloy Entertainment book "Confessions of a Backup Dancer" into a one-hour drama exploring the life of dancers on the road with major pop stars.

Other projects in the pipeline include "The March Sisters," loosely based on "Little Women," "Bitches in Britches," a soap set in the equestrian world and an untitled drama about a New York socialite from Robert De Niro's Tribeca Entertainment.

Anything sound interesting to you?



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