'Walking Dead' producer, 'Veronica Mars' creator score pilots at USA

gale-anne-hurd-rob-thomas-usa-pilots.jpgUSA rolled out a pretty hefty list of new dramas in development at its upfront on Thursday (May 16) to go along with the two original comedies it's picked up.

The cable channel says it's ready to start production on "Horizon," a drama from "The Walking Dead" executive producer Gale Anne Hurd that's set in World War II. Written by Bridget Tyler ("Burn Notice"), it centers on a woman working at the FBI who stumbles on a top-secret project, code named "Horizon," that could provide answers about her husband's death. Needless to say, she also invites some trouble for herself with her investigation.

"Veronica Mars" creator Rob Thomas also has a show in the works at USA: "Blanco County," based on a series of books by Ben Rehder. It's about a retired baseball player who runs for sheriff in his small Texas hometown -- one that he's spent most of his life running away from -- and wins.

Other dramas on USA's slate:

- "Complications," from "Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix, is about an ER doctor who is involved in a gang shooting and starts wondering if he can treat the causes of patients' problems rather than the results.

- "The Arrangement." Based on an Elmore Leonard story about a woman from Colombia ( Stephanie Sigman) who enters an arranged marriage with an up-and-coming politician ( Bryan Greenberg), with benefits for both of them. Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci ("Numb3rs") wrote the pilot.

- "Hungry." The son of a famous chef tries to open his own restaurant in a show from "Royal Pains" EP Michael Rauch, based on a book by restaurateur Joe Bastianich.
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