Pilot updates

Two additions to the pool of knowledge about the latest pilots for fantasy shows brewing over the pond:

Clerks director Kevin Smith is moving into directing for TV for the first time. He'll be in charge of helming the pilot for The CW network's show Reaper, about a slacker who becomes Satan's bounty hunter, tracking down souls who've legged it from Hell. Kevin Smith directing something about a slacker? Who'da thought it.

Oh, and apparently Rachel Nichols (who played Rachel Gibson in the last season in Alias) will be part of the cast of Them, Fox's show about an alien sleeper cell.