Friday, May 12, 2017

CBS Orders '9JKL,' 'By the Book,' 'Instinct,' 'Me, Myself and I,' 'S.W.A.T.,' 'SEAL Team' and 'Wisdom of the Crowd' to Series

CBS has made its main series pickups for the 2017-18 broadcast season this afternoon. The network has given series orders to three comedies (9JKL, By the Book and Me, Myself and I) and four dramas (Instinct, S.W.A.T., SEAL Team and Wisdom of the Crowd). 

9JKL: A man lives in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents in apartment 9J and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby in apartment 9L, and attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.

The comedy stars Mark Feuerstein, David Walton, Matt Murray, Liza Lapira, Linda Lavin and Elliott Gould.

Dana Klein and Mark Feuerstein wrote the pilot, which was directed by Pamela Fryman. They executive produce with Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling and Dana Honor. CBS Television Studios and Kapital Entertainment produce.

BY THE BOOK: Based on the book The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs, a modern-day man - at a crossroads in his life - decides to live life according to the Bible.

The comedy stars Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez, Tony Rock, David Krumholtz and Camryn Manheim.

Patrick Walsh wrote the pilot, which was directed by Andy Ackerman. They executive produce with Johnny Galecki, Spencer Medof and Andrew Haas. Warner Bros. Television and Alcide Bava Productions produce.

INSTINCT: Based on James Patterson's novel Dr. Death, a former CIA operative 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.

The drama stars Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Ings and Khandi Alexander.

Michael Rauch wrote the pilot, which was directed by Marc Webb. They executive produce with Cumming, James Patterson, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout. CBS Television Studios and Secret Hideout Productions produce.

ME, MYSELF AND I: The comedy follows three distinct periods in a man's life - as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042.

The comedy stars Bobby Moynihan, John Larroquette, Sharon Lawrence, Jaleel White, Mandell Maughan, Brian Unger, Kelen Coleman, Jack Dylan Grazer and Christopher Paul Richards.

Dan Kopelman wrote the pilot, which was directed by Randall Einhorn. They executive produce with Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor. Warner Bros. Television and Kapital Entertainment produce.

S.W.A.T.: A locally born and bed S.W.A.T. lieutenant 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.

The drama stars Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, Jay Harrington, Alex Russell and Peter Onorati.

Aaron Thomas wrote the pilot, which was directed by Justin Lin. They executive produce with Shawn Ryan, Marney Hochman, Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Danielle Woodrow. CBS Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television, MiddKid Productions, Original Films and Perfect Storm Entertainment produce.

SEAL TEAM: The drama follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions the country can ask.

The drama stars David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks and Jessica Paré.

Ben Cavell wrote the pilot, which was directed by Christopher Chulack. They executive produce with Ed Redlich, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. CBS Television Studios and Timberman/Beverly Productions produce.

WISDOM OF THE CROWD: Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, a tech innovator creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder as well as revolutionize crime solving in San Francisco.

The drama stars Jeremy Piven, Monica Potter, Richard T. Jones, Blake Lee, Natalie Tena and Jake Matthews.

Ted Humphrey wrote the pilot, which was directed by Adam Davidson. They executive produce with Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad. CBS Television Studios, Universal Television and Keshet Media Group produce.