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: Katia Winter, Michael James Shaw, James Callis
  • 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: The inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • Cast: Zeeko Zaki, Missy PeregrymConnie Nielsen, Jeremy Sisto, Ebonée Noel 
  • 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

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: Matt Shively, Emily Osment, Denée Benton, Jessie Ennis, Tom Maden 
  • Team: W/EP Hilary Winston; EP Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver; D/EP Chris Koch
  • 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: Sarah Drew, Michelle Hurd, Ving Rhames 
  • Team: W/EP Bridget Carpenter; D/EP Rosemary Rodriguez
  • 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: Jorja FoxAlana De La Garza, Aunjanue Ellis, Michael Trucco, Demetrius Grosse 
  • 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: Dave AnnablePhillipa Soo, Anna Wood, Ato Essandoh, Raffi Barsoumian, Mira Sorvino 
  • 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: Nina Dobrev, Tone BellBrian Stokes Mitchell, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Odessa Adlon 
  • Team: W/EP Corinne Kingsbury; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling; D/EP Scott Ellis
  • 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, Violett BeaneJavicia Leslie, Suraj Sharma, Joe Morton 
  • 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: 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, Miranda Cosgrove (narrator)
  • 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, Tymberlee Hill, Cooper Friedman
  • 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: Walton Goggins, Brian J. Smith, Sarah JonesMark Webber, Shea Whigham, Alana Arenas
  • Team: W/EP Jordan Harper; SR/EP Anna Fricke; 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: Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill 
  • 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, Timothy Hutton, Peter Gallagher, Deborah Ayorinde, Aubrey Dollar 
  • Team: W/EP Sascha Penn; SR/EP Sunil Nayar; EP Eric Holder, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed; D/EP David Semel
  • 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: Michael ChiklisTeyonah Parris, Luna Lauren Velez, Pallavi Sharda, Leonard Roberts, Andrea Demetriades, Jennifer Mudge 
  • Team: W/EP Amanda Green; EP Dan Lin; Co-EP Lindsey Liberatore; D/EP Anthony Hemingway
  • 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: Dhruv SinghNishi Munshi, Hina Abdullah, Dan O'Brien, Bernard White, Gita Reddy, Ashley Tisdale, Mike Castle 
  • Team: W/EP Ajay Sahgal; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling; D/EP Mark Cendrowski
  • 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: Noah WyleEmayatzy Corinealdi, Noel Fisher, Michael Patrick Thornton, Aliyah Royale, Vinny Chhibber, Howard Charles, Elizabeth Laidlaw
  • Team: W/Co-EP Caitlin Parrish, Erica Weiss; EP Ava DuVernay, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter; D/EP Victoria Mahoney
  • 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: Damon Wayans Jr., Amber Stevens WestFelix Mallard, Chris Parnell 
  • Team: W/EP Austen Earl, Tim McAuliffe; EP Ben Winston, Michael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry; D/EP Phill Lewis
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Fulwell 73, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • 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: Josh Lawson, Dreama WalkerCedric the Entertainer, Tichina Arnold, Sheaun McKinney, Marcel Spears, Hank Greenspan
  • Team: W/EP Jim Reynolds; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling, Cedric the Entertainer, Eric Rhone; D/EP James Burrows
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment, Trill TV, A Bird and A Bear Entertainment
  • Notes: Formerly Here Comes the Neighborhood.