Arly Hanks is a 1993 American television pilot based on the first book of Joan Hess' series Malice in Maggody. Written by Sean Clark and directed by Arlene Sanford, it screened on CBS on August 20, 1994. Due to low ratings, the show was removed from the CBS season. Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia, the plot centered around Arly Hanks who, after divorcing her husband, leaves her life in New York City and returns to her small hometown of Maggody, Arkansas. She becomes Sheriff of Maggody and deals with mischievous residents while solving mysteries.