23 May 2012 9:22 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last week the networks announced the pilots they are picking up to series from among the ninety or so that were produced this year for ABC, CBS, CW, Fox and NBC. Certainly the relative success that CBS had with its schedule and the more limited slots Fox has available influenced their rationale for picking up fewer pilots to production than ABC and NBC. This year, the CW ordered 8 pilots, up from 6 in years past, an increase of 33%. But more to the point, or the point for the last few years, is how did women fare in the process this year after a banner 2011? It fit the good news/bad news scenario, or if you prefer a food metaphor, it was sweet and sour. 2011 was, indeed, an anomaly as compared to the horrendous example of 2010 (Women Can't Create and White Men Can't Jump). Overall in 2010 (comedy and drama combined), women, which »

- Neely Swanson

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