LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT has been picked up for its final season. The 8-episode 10th season will have original star, Vincent D’Onofrio, return as Detective Robert Goren with other previous CI castmembers, including Kathryn Erbe, in negotiations to reprise their roles for the last season. Additionally, USA plans to use the season finale of CI as a launchpad for a new, original series in the same manner they used “Monk” to launch “White Collar.”
ABC has issued a put pilot commitment for an untitled project based on the travel memoir “The Lost Girls.” Originally chronicled on LostGirlsWorld.com, the travelogue follows three friends, Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner, as they leave their corporate jobs, boyfriends and everything else behind to take a year long adventure. Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman will executive produce with Idly Modrovich writing the adaptation and co-executive producing with KristieAnne Reed.
“Baywatch” creator, Gregory Bonnan, has sold his new show, PT. DUME in a syndication deal. Set in Malibu, the series will follow a group of troubled teens forced to join the Coast Guard training program.
CBS has picked up a new show from “Death at a Funeral” scribe, Dean Craig, titled SECOND WIND. The buddy comedy will follow two divorced male friends who have different takes on the single life. Also picked up by the network is an untitled sitcom from writer Jonathan Goldstein that will focus on a newlywed forced to work for his new wife’s father, a business tycoon.