January 26, 2007 / 7:45 AM / 12 years ago

Spike Lee directing NBC drama pilot

Director Spike Lee accepts the Ossie Davis Humanitarian Award during the 2006 Black Movie Awards in Los Angeles October 15, 2006. NBC has hired Lee to direct its drama pilot "M.O.N.Y.," about an unlikely everyman who becomes the mayor of New York.REUTERS/Chris Pizzello

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC has hired Spike Lee to direct its drama pilot “M.O.N.Y.,” about an unlikely everyman who becomes the mayor of New York.

Also at NBC, Gary Winick (“Charlotte’s Web”) will direct another one-hour pilot, “Lipstick Jungle,” a comedy-drama about a trio of power-hungry New York women.

Meanwhile, ABC has signed Peyton Reed to direct “Cashmere Mafia,” and Fox has recruited P.J. Hogan for “Philadelphia General.”

Reed, who is coming off the hit summer romantic comedy “The Break-Up,” will take on the similarly themed “Cashmere,” a light drama about four successful female executives.

Another director of a hit romantic comedy feature, Hogan (“My Best Friend’s Wedding”) will shoot the comedic drama “Philadelphia,” about the lives and loves of a team of nurses.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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