USA Network has made it official — drama pilots Over/Under and Wild Card will not be going forward. The pilots had been in limbo since they were screened by USA brass back in November. Over/Under, in particular, had strong supporters at USA, but its darker tones reportedly divided the network brass. The chances for both pilots got even dimmer when USA in January gave a straight-to-series, six-episode order to Greg Berlanti’s Political Animals, which will launch in the summer when USA would’ve premiered a newly picked-up drama. Wild Card, starring Jennifer Finnigan and Ben Lawson, and Over/Under, starring Steven Pasquale, were two of three drama pilots USA greenlighted back in November 2010. Last year, the network passed on the third pilot from that group, Eden. USA has two other pilots still in contention: an untitled drama from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin drama and a comedy starring Nathan Lane. Wild Card was about two very different lawyers (Finnigan, Lawson) in Las Vegas, and Over/Under was about an ex-day trader (Pasquale) with a gambling problem who starts a new life. Pasquale and Finnigan have already moved on — he is the star of NBC’s drama pilot Do No Harm, and she co-stars in David E. Kelley’s TNT medical drama pilot Chelsea General.
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