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ABC orders a very familiar-sounding crime pilot from former O.J. prosecutor Marcia Clark

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Former prosecutor Marcia Clark has gotten some serious image rehabilitation over the last few years, most notably courtesy of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson. Murphy’s show portrayed Clark—in the guise of Emmy winner Sarah Paulson—as a tireless advocate for justice during the prosecution of the O.J. Simpson case, one whose outfit, hair, and demeanor were all routinely mocked with a casual, judging sexism that bordered on relentless.

Now, though, it sounds like we’re finally going to get things from Clark’s point of view; Variety reports that ABC has ordered a pilot for a new legal drama from the D.A.-turned-novelist, titled The Fix. This isn’t the first show Clark has sold in recent years—NBC bought one based on her Blood Defense series of books a few years back, and she’s currently set to host a new true-crime show on A&E—but it does seem to be the most blatantly autobiographical: The show centers on a female prosecutor whose life is destroyed when she loses a staggeringly high-profile case; she’s living on a ranch in Oregon when the suspected killer strikes again. (Murder, in this case, rather than an attempted robbery at a sports memorabilia shop.)


The Fix is only one of several pilots ABC ordered for itself today; the network also grabbed a potential show from Scandal’s Scott Foley—an action-comedy series called Whiskey Cavalier, featuring production work from Don’t Trust The B—— In Apartment 23's Dave Hemingson and Scrubs’ Bill Lawrence. There’s also a police drama called Safe Harbor, a second police drama, titled Staties (about a city cop forced to work with country cops), and a project about thirtysomethings coming to terms with death called A Million Little Things. Oh, and an untitled project from Regina King, and a new multi-cam sitcom about single moms, written by Diablo Cody. Whew! Big day!

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