Fox Orders Medical Drama Pilot ‘The Beast’

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Fox has ordered to pilot medical procedural drama “The Beast.”

Neal Baer and Dawn DeNoon are writing and executive producing the project, which follows three medical cases a week: In the end, two will live, one will die. Their doctor — with a clinical fear of death — never stops fighting the odds.

Jessica Shulman will also serve as an executive producer.

This marks Fox’s seventh drama pilot pickups of the season, following campus rape drama “Controversy,” John Singleton’s “The Resident,” a reboot of “Behind Enemy Lines,” an adaptation of Justin Cronin’s vampire novel “The Passage,” an untitled X-Men drama whose pilot will be directed by Bryan Singer, and a straight-to-series order for Seth MacFarlane’s space epic “Orville.”

On the comedy side, the network has ordered paranormal sitcom “Ghosted,” starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, “Thin Ice” from “New Girl” creator Liz Meriwether, which follows a woman who travels to Antarctica and must contend with a crew of misfits, and “Linda From HR,” a single-camera comedy about a human resources rep whose life descends into a dangerous tailspin of balancing work life, home life and a secret that could unravel everything.

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