Friday, May 14, 2021

CBS Gives Series Orders to Drama 'Good Sam' and Comedy 'Smallwood'

CBS has today given series orders to the original drama series Good Sam starring Sophia Bush and the original comedy series Smallwood starring Pete Holmes.

GOOD SAM - A talented yet stifled surgeon (Bush) 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.

The drama also stars Jason Isaacs, Edwin Hodge, Skye P. Marshall, Michael Stahl-Davis, Davi Santos, Omar Maskati and Wendy Crewson.

Katie Wech wrote the pilot, which was directed by Tamra Davis. They executive produce with Jennie Snyder Urman and Joanna Klein. CBS Studios and Sutton St. Productions produce.

SMALLWOOD - The comedy is based on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood. After being laid off from the assembly line at the GM factory, a seemingly ordinary man (Holmes) makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by following his dream of becoming a professional bowler.

Chi McBride and Katie Lowes also star.

Mark Gross wrote the pilot, which was directed by Mark Cendrowski. They executive produce with Smallwood, David Hollander and Brian D'Arcy James. CBS Studios produces.