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ABC Passes on Pilots Acts of Crime, Adopted, Black Don't Crack and Bucktown


after handing out series orders to The Wonder Years, Queens, Abbott Elementary and Maggie, ABC has passed on Sam Esmail drama Acts of Crime and comedies Adopted (a holdover from 2020), Regina Hicks’ Black Don’t Crack and blue-collar half-hour Bucktown. Still remaining in contention are Dark Horse, Disney-themed Epic, Kevin Costner’s National Parks Investigation, Promised Land and Triage as ABC is expected to give more time to late-season pilot orders for a potential midseason green light. Of the passes, Acts of Crime is perhaps the more surprising. The unique spin on a crime procedural from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail was picked up by Erwich’s predecessor, Karey Burke, and was part of her push to bring more cable- and streaming-focused creators back to broadcast.

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