Eva Longoria To Executive Produce 2 New Fox Dramas
Business is booming for Eva Longoria! According to reports, the former Desperate Housewives star has snagged two hourlong dramas that Fox has put in development. The first is an untitled LA Women drama with Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce executive producer Emily Fox and Queen of the South EP David Friendly. The second is a father-daughter police drama with writer Tracy McMillan (Ready for Love) and Fox’s 24: Legacy co-creator Evan Katz. This project has received a script commitment plus penalty. 20th Century Fox TV co-produces both with Longoria and Ben Spector’s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment.
The untitled LA Women project, written by Fox, centers on longtime friends Reza, June, Amelia, and Indie who have climbed to the top of the Hollywood ladder together as a lawyer, an actress, a writer-producer, and an entrepreneur. It all looks pretty enviable from the outside, and they all enjoy the many perks of their high-flying lifestyles – but there’s no such thing as having it all, at least not all at the same time. Each of them has made significant sacrifices to get where they are. When a face from their past resurfaces in the pilot, they have to confront some ugly buried secrets and protect their lives from being destroyed.
The police drama is about,
An ambitious young Detroit Police detective Shay Kendricks who is forced to team up with a newly-paroled criminal informant — who also just happens to be her dad. While Benny Kendricks quickly becomes a secret weapon solving cases, he also shakes up Shay’s emotional life, pushing her to reconcile with the past — and the feelings — she’d rather avoid. A character procedural that is centered around the love that exists between a father and daughter.
In totally unrelated news, earlier this month Longoria confirmed that she’s expecting her first child with husband, Jose Baston.