Three pilots recently tapped directors. Michael Katleman is directing TNT’s King and Maxwell PI pilot, written/executive produced by Shane Brennan and starring Jon Tenney as King. Katleman, repped by UTA and Rain Management, already has a relationship with TNT — he is directing executive producer on the network’s hit Rizzoli And Isles, also a light buddy procedural. Jon Amiel (The Tudors) is set to direct the ABC Family drama pilot Socio starring Avan Jogia and Denise Richards. He is repped by Gersh. Timothy Busfield, repped by Evolution and Paradigm, is directing ABC Family’s hourlohg pilot The Fosters starring Teri Polo. Veteran Ted Wass has closed a deal to direct another ABC Family pilot, comedy Phys Ed.
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