PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Fox is taking a page from HBO and scheduling some "big event" series.

The network's entertainment chief, Kevin Reilly, said Tuesday that Fox wants to order some short series of around a dozen episodes or less, much like the cable network does.

It has reached a development deal with producer M. Night Shyamalan (SHAH'-mah-lahn) for "Wayward Pines," a thriller Reilly compares to "Twin Peaks." Its second deal is to develop "Blood Brothers," about the West Point Class of 1861, with members who fought on both sides of the Civil War.

The series are expected to air in 2014.