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TNT has given the green light to “Family Man,” a one-hour drama pilot starring William H. Macy and executive produced by “Hairspray” producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, notes the Hollywood Reporter.

The pilot is described as a drama with witty overtones featuring Mr. Macy as Todd Becker, an uptight, unlikely criminal and respected father of three who, by day, is the upright citizen, advice-dispensing pillar of his community, and by night, heads up a somewhat dysfunctional, bickering gang of burglars.

Mr. Macy and his writing partner Steven Schachter penned the script, and Mr. Schachter is set to direct. The two are also executive producing the pilot with Mr. Zadan and Mr. Meron.

Mr. Macy and Mr. Schachter have a long history with TNT. The 2002 TNT telefilm “Door to Door,” which was written by the duo, starred Mr. Macy and was helmed by Mr. Schachter. It earned the pair Emmys for their script — one for Mr. Macy’s performance and another for Mr. Schachter’s directing. Mr. Macy also landed Emmy nominations for starring in and producing the 2005 TNT made-for-cable film “The Wool Cap.”

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from staff, Web and wire reports.