Wednesday, January 1, 2020

CBS - Upcoming Shows and Pilots


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

ORDERED TO PILOT
  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Faced with finding a kidney donor, newly divorced dad Drew is at the end of his rope when he runs into Gina, a rough-around-the-edges woman from his past who volunteers her own. Together they form an unlikely bond and begin a journey that will change both of their lives.
  • Cast: Thomas MiddleditchAnnaleigh Ashford, Kether Donohue, Sara Rue
  • Team: W/EP Marco Pennette; EP Chuck Lorre
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Set in 1993, Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C. Sequel to the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs.
  • Cast: Rebecca Breeds, Lucca De Oliveira, Devyn A. Tyler
  • Team: W/EP Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet; EP Heather Kadin; Co-EP Aaron Baiers; D/EP Maja Vrvilo
  • Studio: MGM Television, CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout
  • Notes: Series commitment.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: An enigmatic figure uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.
  • Cast: Queen Latifah, Liza Lapira, Lorraine Toussaint, Tory Kittles 
  • Team: W/EP Andrew Marlowe, Terri Miller; EP Queen Latifah, John Davis, John Fox, Debra Martin Chase, Richard Lindheim, Shakim Compere
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Universal Television, Davis Entertainment, Martin Chase Productions, Flavor Unit
  • Notes: Reboot of the 1985-89 CBS drama.

  • Genre: Comedy (Single Camera)
  • Logline: A struggling young couple's dreams come true when they inherit a beautiful country house, only to find it's both falling apart and inhabited by many of the deceased previous residents.
  • Cast: Rose McIverBrandon Scott Jones 
  • Team: W/EP Joe Port, Joe Wiseman; EP Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Martha Howe-Douglas, Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, Angie Stephenson
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Lionsgate Television, BBC Studios, Monumental Television
  • Notes: Based on the BBC comedy of the same name.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A talented yet stifled surgeon embraces her leadership role after her renowned and pompous boss falls into a coma. When he awakens and wants to resume surgery, however, it falls to her to supervise this overbearing blowhard who never acknowledged her talents - and also happens to be her father.
  • Cast: Sophia Bush, Jason Isaacs 
  • Team: W/EP Katie Wech; EP Jennie Snyder Urman, Joanna Klein
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Sutton St. Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Hybrid)
  • Logline: A group of jurors are sequestered together until they all agree on a verdict - and they can't even agree on lunch.
  • Cast: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath, Sadie Calvano, Alanna Ubach
  • Team: W/EP Dana Klein, Stephanie Darrow; EP James Acaster, Kenton Allen, Matthew Justice; D/EP Christine Gernon
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Big Talk Productions
  • Notes: Based on a British format.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Mickey Haller is an iconoclastic idealistic who runs his law practice out of the back of his Lincoln town car as he takes on cases big and small across Los Angeles. Based on the novel by Michael Connelly.
  • Cast: Kiele Sanchez, Angus Sampson, Jazz Raycole 
  • Team: W/EP David E. Kelley; SR/EP Ted Humphrey; EP Michael Connelly, Ross Fineman; D/EP Adam Bernstein
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, A+E Studios
  • Notes: Series commitment.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Upon learning that his impending retirement is being pushed off by several years, an LAPD detective who just wants his pension so he can go off and live the good life decides to do everything in his power to get fired, but his bad behavior only leads to surprising success at solving cases.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Evan Katz; EP Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, KristieAnne Reed
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Jerry Bruckheimer Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Frankie Wolfe is an unfiltered, irreverent and powerful businesswoman with no personal life. When Frankie's impossibly fragile and neurotic sister, Tommie, abandons Quincy - an incredibly bright inner-city child who Tommie attempted to foster - Frankie is faced with the choice of taking him in or casting him back out. Can these two lonely, damaged people find the love and companionship that has eluded them their whole lives?
  • Cast: Julie Bowen 
  • Team: W/EP Max Mutchnick, David Kohan; D/EP James Burrows
  • Studio: Universal Television
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: Adult siblings who are children of divorce must circle the wagons when their sister's husband unexpectedly announces he wants to call it quits on their marriage.
  • Cast: Oliver Hudson, Malin Akerman
  • Team: W/EP Frank Pines; EP James Corden, Ben Winston, Jeff Grosvenor
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Fulwell 73
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: The friendship between Riley, a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir aka Al, the Afghan interpreter who served with his unit and has just arrived to start a new life in America.
  • Cast: Adhir Kalyan, Parker Young, Dean Norris, Kelli Goss, Elizabeth Alderfer
  • Team: W/EP David Goetsch, Maria Ferrari; EP Chuck Lorre, Reza Aslan, Mahyad Tousi
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Comedy (Multi-Camera)
  • Logline: When Penelope's career takes off at exactly the same time as her husband's, they call on Penelope's young single mother, Georgia, to help raise their son, but what they find is Georgia needs more raising than their kid.
  • Cast: Hannah Simone, Elizabeth Hurley
  • Team: W/EP Corinne Kingsbury, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein; EP Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Wendi Trilling
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment
  • Notes:

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A powerful congressional leader - who has lost faith in politics - finds himself working secretly with an idealistic young congresswoman from the opposing party to subvert the hopelessly gridlocked system he helped create. Together, they'll attempt to save American politics - if they don't get caught.
  • Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Troian BellisarioAmanda Warren 
  • Team: W/EP Ed Redlich, Mike Murphy; EP Patrick Dempsey, Nina Tassler, Denise Di Novi; Co-EP Joannie Burstein; D/EP Phil Abraham
  • Studio: CBS Television Studios, PatMa Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
  • Notes: