USA Passes On Two Pilots, Including Over/Under
After learning that Rescue Me’s Steven Pasquale had signed on for NBC’s Do No Harm pilot, I kind of figured things were done with the USA project Over/Under, in which he was set to star. as Pasquale’s involvement in the drama was a big selling point for me, knowing that he’s already secured another job that could put him back on the small screen eases the blow of learning that USA has, in fact, decided not to order Over/Under to series.
Deadline posted the news, stating that the official word has come down for both Over/Under and another drama pilot, Wild Card. Interestingly enough, from what the site reports, it was Over/Under’s “darker tones” that divided execs at USA, a network known to feature shows that often blend a bit of comedy with their dramas. The pilot was set to star Pasquale as a day trader who loses his job (and millions of dollars of his firm’s money) and ends up starting up a high-end bookie business. The premise definitely opens itself up to “darker tones,” and does sound a bit more like FX’s cup of tea. Or at the very least, it could easily veer that way.
Wild Card was set to star Jennifer Finnigan and Ben Lawson. The pilot, which USA also decided to pass on, was about two lawyers in Las Vegas. Like Pasquale, Jennifer Finnigan has also since moved on to another project. We learned last month that she signed on for a role in David E. Kelley’s medical drama pilot for TNT, Chelsea General.
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