Monday, January 1, 2018

CBS - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO SERIES

BLOOD & TREASURE
  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. As they crisscross the globe hunting their target, they unexpectedly find themselves in the center of a 2,000-year-old battle for the cradle of civilization.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Matthew Federman, Stephen Scaia; SR/EP Taylor Elmore; EP Ben Silverman, Mark Vlasic; D/EP Marc Webb
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios
  • Premieres: 2019

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Centers on the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Craig Turk; EP Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Arthur W. Forney; D/EP Niels Arden Oplev
  • Studio: Universal Television, CBS Television Studios, Wolf Films
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: 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.
  • Cast: Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Ings, Sharon Leal, Khandi Alexander (recurring), Whoopi Goldberg (recurring)
  • 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
  • Premieres: March 18, 2018

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: 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.
  • Cast: Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, Ian Gomez, Tony Rock, David Krumholtz, Camryn Manheim
  • Team: W/EP Patrick Walsh; EP Johnny Galecki, Spencer Medof, Andrew Haas; D/EP Andy Ackerman
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Alcide Bava Productions
  • Premieres: February 26, 2018

ORDERED TO PILOT

25
  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Twenty-something Kyle comes to Austin to finally convince his old best friend from camp they are perfect for each other. Unfortunately, she just got engaged. A lot of guys would give up. Kyle is not one of those guys. But to Kyle's surprise, even though he came to town looking for "the one," he might end up with much more than that.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Hilary Winston; EP Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Point Grey Pictures
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Two female police detectives and friends keep the streets of Los Angeles safe.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Bridget Carpenter
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, MGM Television
  • Notes: Reboot of the 1982-1988 drama.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The professional and personal lives of three driven, successful but very different women who are each Chiefs of Police of their own precincts in L.A. County. They band together to create a task force to catch a dangerous serial killer.
  • Cast: Alana De La Garza, Aunjanue Ellis 
  • Team: W/EP David Hudgins; EP Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz; D/EP Zetna Fuentes
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Carol Mendelsohn Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The military's brightest minds take on our country's toughest challenges - inside the courtroom and out - where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator and a Marine.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Craig Sweeny, Craig Turk; EP Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman; D/EP Marc Webb
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Timberman/Beverly Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A woman's dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiancé and his family are dashed when her younger half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Corinne Kingsbury; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling; D/EP Andy Ackerman
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment, Trill TV
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An outspoken atheist's life is turned upside down when he is "friended" by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him.
  • Cast: Brandon Michael Hall, Javicia Leslie, Suraj Sharma
  • Team: W/EP Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt; EP Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter; D/EP Marcos Siega
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: The nicest guy in the Midwest moves his family into a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness. 
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jim Reynolds; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling; D/EP James Burrows
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment, Trill TV
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A multi-cultural ensemble that revolves around two friends, Luna and Adam, who fall in love, using the couple's social media as a guide.
  • Cast: Ana Villafañe, Brett Dier, Lisa Vidal, Felix Solis, Amit Shah, Caitlin McGee, Christopher Powell 
  • Team: W/EP Gloria Calderon-Kellet; EP Marc Provissiero; D/EP Pamela Fryman
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Television, CBS Television Studios, Glo Nation, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Two moms show how their friendship gets them through being wives and mothers.
  • Cast: Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley, Freddie Prinze Jr., David Fynn
  • Team: W/EP Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley, Michelle Nader; EP Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge; D/EP Don Scardino
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, CBS Television Studios, Spondoolie Productions
  • Notes: Based on the web series #IMomSoHard.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The lives of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress intersect as the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of gritty, glamorous 1950s Los Angeles.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Jordan Harper; EP Arnon Milchan; D/EP Michael Dinner
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Lionsgate Television, New Regency
  • Notes: Based on the novel by James Ellroy.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Upon returning home from Afghanistan, decorated ex-Navy SEAL Thomas Magnum repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore "TC" Calvin and Orville "Rick" Wright, as well as that of disavowed former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins, Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to. Action, adventure and comedy aside, the drama also explores a brotherhood forged by the trauma of combat, what it means to return home an ex-soldier and a commitment to continuing to serve while in the private sector.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Peter Lenkov, Eric Guggenheim; EP John Davis, John Fox, Danielle Woodrow; D/EP Justin Lin
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Universal Television, Davis Entertainment, Perfect Storm Entertainment
  • Notes: Reboot of the 1980-88 drama.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: In the tumultuous world of the 5th floor of the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney General takes on the biggest legal and investigative cases in the country all while being the youngest person to ever hold such an esteemed position.
  • Cast: Bokeem Woodbine 
  • Team: W/EP Sascha Penn; EP Eric Holder, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Jerry Bruckheimer Television
  • Notes: Inspired by the life and work of Eric Holder.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: The investigative drama explores crime through the unique and often-conflicting perspectives of cops and killers, witnesses and victims, friends and family. Shot like a true-crime documentary, the series invites the audience inside the emotional journey of an investigation, allowing them to discern the truth and judge the suspects' guilt or innocence for themselves.
  • Cast: Teyonah Parris 
  • Team: W/EP Amanda Green; EP Dan Lin; Co-EP Lindsey Liberatore
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, CBS Television Studios, Lin Pictures
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A family of Indian doctors with a successful group practice in New York City embark on a project to arrange their youngest son's life, unaware he's made plans of his own.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Ajay Sahgal; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling; D/EP Andy Ackerman
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment, Trill TV
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: After a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor, the narrative follows three different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/Co-EP Caitlin Parrish, Erica Weiss; EP Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: A young married couple's lives are completely upended when a young musician moves into their spare bedroom and brings with him the complications of being an up-and-coming mega pop star - sometimes even the paparazzi.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Austen Earl, Tim McAuliffe; EP Ben Winston, Michael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Fulwell 73, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Notes: