Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Development News - Patrick Dempsey Plots Return to Broadcast Television with CBS' 'Ways & Means'; Plus 4 More Updates!

Development News - February 4, 2020

CBS' Ghosts, Please Hold for Frankie Wolfe, The Three of Us, Untitled Kingsbury/Daley/Goldstein and Ways & Means.

  • GHOSTS (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (Fam). Executive produced by Port, Wiseman, Mathew Baynton, Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Laurence Rickard, Ben Willbond, Martha Howe-Douglas, Alison Carpenter, Debra Hayward, Alison Owen and Angie Stephenson. Produced by CBS Television Studios, Lionsgate Television, BBC Studios and Monumental Television. 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. Based on the BBC comedy of the same name.
  • PLEASE HOLD FOR FRANKIE WOLFE (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written and executive produced by Will & Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. Produced by Universal Television. 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?
  • THE THREE OF US (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Frank Pines (Baby Daddy). Executive produced by Pines, James Corden, Ben Winston and Jeff Grosvenor. Produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73. 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.
  • UNTITLED KINGSBURY-DALEY-GOLDSTEIN PROJECT (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by In the Dark creator Corinne Kingsbury and Spider-Man: Homecoming's John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein. Executive produced by Kingsbury, Daley, Goldstein, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Wendi Trilling. Produced by CBS Television Studios and Kapital Entertainment. 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.
  • WAYS & MEANS (Drama) - Starring Grey's Anatomy alum Patrick Dempsey. Written by SEAL Team showrunner Ed Redlich and political consultant Mike Murphy. Executive produced by Dempsey, Redlich, Murphy, Nina Tassler and Denise Di Novi. Co-executive produced by Joannie Burstein. Produced by CBS Television Studios, PatMa Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment. Logline: A powerful congressional leader (Dempsey) - 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.