Sunday, January 1, 2017

CBS - Projects in Development


(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)

ORDERED TO PILOT

9J, 9K AND 9L
  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A man (Feuerstein) lives in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents (Lavin, Gould) in apartment 9J and his brother (Walton), sister-in-law (Lapira) and their baby in apartment 9L, and attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.
  • Cast: Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Matt Murray, Liza Lapira, Linda Lavin, Elliott Gould 
  • Team: W/EP Dana Klein, Mark Feuerstein; EP Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling, Dana Honor; D/EP Pamela Fryman 
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment 
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: An emotionally guarded African-American cop (Malco) is partnered with an emotionally available Pakistani cop (Kalyan). Together they are forced to find a way to connect as they patrol a Detroit neighborhood.
  • Cast: Adhir Kalyan, Romany Malco, Nishi Munshi, Glynn Turman, Merrin Dungey 
  • Team: W/EP Mark Gross; D/EP James Burrows
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Hybrid)
  • Logline: Chris (Distefano) and Izzy (Guerrero) are two 20-somethings raising their newborn daughter and merging their meddling families - one Puerto Rican, one Italian.
  • Cast: Chris Distefano, Diane GuerreroAnnie Potts, Chazz Palminteri 
  • Team: W/EP Carter Bays, Craig Thomas; W/Co-EP Chris Distefano; EP Brian Bockrath; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Bays-Thomas Productions
  • Notes: Inspired by the comedy of Chris Distefano


  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: Hannah Royce (Eve) has made some interesting choices throughout her life - namely, having three different kids with three different men (Earl, Howard) - but all have led her to having a very unique, loving, blended family.
  • Cast: Alice EveJames Earl, Kyle Howard 
  • Team: W/EP Matt Tarses; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Fiona Clark; D Steve Pink
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Kapital Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A former CIA operative (Cumming) has since built a "normal" life as a gifted professor and writer. He is then pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose.
  • Cast: Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews (1st position to Sense8), Daniel Ings, Khandi Alexander 
  • Team: W/EP Michael Rauch; EP Alan Cumming, James Patterson, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout; D/EP Marc Webb
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout Productions
  • Notes: Based on James Patterson's novel Dr. Death.

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: At a crossroads in his life, a modern-day man decides to live life according to the Bible.
  • Cast: Ian Gomez 
  • Team: W/EP Patrick Walsh; EP Johnny Galecki, Spencer Medof, Andrew Haas
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Alcide Bava Productions
  • Notes: Based on the book The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists juggle both their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error.
  • Cast: David Giuntoli, Poppy Montgomery, Ricardo Chavira (replacing Nestor Serrano), Peyton List (2nd position to Frequency), Levi Fiehler, Wunmi Mosaku, Vinny Chhibber 
  • Team: W/EP Andy Weir; SR/EP Charles Eglee; EP Simon Kinberg, Aditya Sood, Courtney Conte, Quan Phung; D/EP Jeremy Podeswa
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Slingshot Productions 
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: After his involvement as a whistleblower in an international scandal, the former general counsel for the NSA (Wyle) embarks on a new career at a storied law firm in Boston. There, he faces the reality that while half the country thinks he's our greatest patriot, the other half thinks he's a traitor.
  • Cast: Noah Wyle, Kristin ChenowethShanley Caswell, Adrienne Warren, Stephanie Szostak, Lenny Platt, Brian Stokes Mitchell 
  • Team: W/EP Craig Turk; EP Ridley Scott, David Zucker; D/EP Paris Barclay
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Thinking Hat Productions, Scott Free Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Hybrid)
  • Logline: The relationship of two 20-somethings (Rittenhouse) who go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to working in the same office.
  • Cast: Rebecca Rittenhouse, Kristen JohnstonBrenda Song, Lucas Hazlett, Bret Harrison 
  • Team: W/EP Hilary Winston; EP Carter Bays, Craig Thomas; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A locally born and bed S.W.A.T. lieutenant (Moore) is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly trained unit that is the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.
  • Cast: Shemar MooreStephanie Sigman, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Jay Harrington, Alex Russell, Peter Onorati 
  • Team: W/EP Aaron Thomas; EP Shawn Ryan, Marney Hochman, Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Danielle Woodrow; D/EP Justin Lin
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television, MiddKid Productions, Original Films, Perfect Storm Entertainment
  • Notes: Based on the 2003 film of the same name

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The multi-generational members of a Mexican-American family with deep roots in San Diego intertwine personally and professionally due to their powerful careers in law enforcement. 
  • Cast: David Castaneda, Roberto Aguire 
  • Team: W/EP Paul Attanasio; EP Leonard Goldberg, David Barrett; D/EP Rodrigo Garcia
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios
  • Notes: Production delayed until the off-season 

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions the country can ask.
  • Cast: David Boreanaz (replacing Jim Caviezel), Max ThieriotNeil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Jessica ParĂ© 
  • Team: W/EP Ben Cavell; SR/EP Ed Redlich; EP Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly; D/EP Christopher Chulack
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Timberman/Beverly Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An elite team of investigators for the Northeast Regional U.S. Hate Crimes Unit solve a myriad of crimes against humanity as they confront their own biases.
  • Cast: Sharon Leal, Sheaun McKinneyBrad William Henke, Grace Rex, Zach Appelman, Kevin Daniels, Omar Metwally 
  • Team: W/EP Jenny Lumet; EP Katie Couric, David Marshall Grant, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin; D/EP Richard Shepard
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a tech innovator (Piven) creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder as well as revolutionize crime solving in San Francisco.
  • Cast: Jeremy Piven, Monica PotterRichard T. Jones, Blake Lee, Natalie Tena, Jake Matthews 
  • Team: W/EP Ted Humphrey; EP Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Dror Mishani, Shira Hadad; D Adam Davidson
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Universal Television, Keshet Media Group
  • Notes: