Mandi Bierly
February 14, 2009 AT 06:21 AM EST

Just catching up on the latest orders and I see this headline on E! looking for ‘Hot Girls in Scary Places.’ The show, which will premiere as a special and serve as a pilot for a reality series, “stars three University of Southern California cheer squad friends challenged to spend the night in a supposedly haunted abandoned hospital and compete for a $10,000 cash prize.” This concept is not new; the honesty in the title is. TAG (Totally Arbitrary Grade): B

Among the pilot orders at the broadcast networks…

Good Girls: Ashton Kutcher’s company is behind this CBS comedy, which Variety says revolves around “two childhood friends who try to reinvent themselves after making some youthful mistakes.” Without knowing what kind of “mistakes” we’re talking about, it’s hard to judge whether this is Romy and Michele or Thelma and Louise. Technically, I enjoyed both. TAG: B

Cop House: Per Variety, this Fox show centers on a halfway house for “troubled cops.” While changing the title would mean EW couldn’t do a charticle comparing Cop House to Cop Rock, I think they should do it. TAG: B-

More on pilot season:
ABC in business with Courteney Cox, Kelsey Grammer, Cedric the Entertainer
Cybill Shepherd on Lifetime? Yes!
More CBS procedurals, more slackers
Twilight for television: The CW orders pilot for Vampire Diaries
Kristen Johnston: The scoop on her Absolutely Fabulous return to TV
CBS orders more than procedurals after all
CBS plans arranged-marriage reality show. Discuss.
Bruckheimer, star-crossed lovers, and ‘Fame’ comparisons
CBS plans arranged-marriage reality show. Discuss.
ABC likes Lauren Graham, CBS more procedurals!
Grade the latest orders, including ‘Parenthood’
Grade the latest orders, including one from Shonda Rhimes and a detective show with an 11-year-old genius 
V and Lost in the ’80s a go
Ab Fab import and Witches of Eastwick-based drama a go
Grade Fox’s latest orders


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