e passes on pilot songbyrd E! passes on pilot 'Songbyrd' starring 'One Tree Hill's' Bethany Joy Lenz E! finally decided on whether or not to go forward with the scripted pilot, “Songbyrd,” and the final word is — unfortunately — not.

According to Deadline, E! has passed on the music-themed drama pilot.

Originally developed for NBC before E!, “Songbyrd” starred “One Tree Hill” alum Bethany Joy Lenz as songwriter Lauren Byrd (“loosely inspired by hitmaker Diane Warren”). Lauren writes hit love songs along with the help of her sister Mickey (Rumer Willis) and other employees who manage her “eccentric yet wildly successful process.”

“Songbyrd” was one of two of E!’s first scripted pilots. The other drama “The Royals” has been picked up to series.

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