EXCLUSIVE: Lie To Me creator/executive producer Samuel Baum has signed a development deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, he has sold a drama to CBS. The untitled project, which Baum will write and executive produce, centers on Dr. John Sherman — the most powerful doctor in the nation, the Surgeon General, who has 315 million patients. As “America’s Doctor,” Sherman and his team battle the powerful forces of politics and business, fighting to protect the health of everyday Americans.

Baum, repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman, co-created the 2006 ABC drama series Evidence before creating the Tim Roth starrer Lie To Me, which ran on Fox for three seasons. A Broadway production of his play, The Engagement Party, is in the works with producer Scott Delman.