CBS 2012

DRAMAS

ELEMENTARY
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Robert Doherty, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly
WRITER: Robert Doherty
DIRECTOR: Michael Cuesta
CAST: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn
LOGLINE: A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with Sherlock now living in New York City

 

BABY BIG SHOT
STUDIO: Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Kevin Falls (Showrunner), Jamie Tarses, Julia Franz, Mark Waters
CO-EP: Dana Calvo
WRITER: Dana Calvo
DIRECTOR: Mark Waters
CAST: Janet Montgomery, Stephanie March, Kyle MacLachlan, Erin Cummings, Toni Trucks, Felix Solis, Pablo Schreiber, Donna Murphy
LOGLINE: A working class woman uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a Manhattan law firm.

 

TROOPER
STUDIO: Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. TV
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Aron Eli Coleite, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Craig Gillespie
CO-EP: KristieAnne Reed
WRITER: Aron Eli Coleite
DIRECTOR: Craig Gillespie
CAST: Mira Sorvino, Jay Fernandez, Timothee Chalamet, Quinn Shephard, Lily Pilblad, Anna Wood
LOGLINE: A common-sense mother turns New York state trooper

 

UNTITLED BERLANTI-WOOTTON PROJECT
STUDIO: Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nicholas Wootton, Greg Berlanti
CO-EP: Melissa Kellner Berman
WRITER: Nicholas Wootton
DIRECTOR: Richard Shepard
CAST:  Theo James (replaced Ryan Phillippe), Holt McCallany, Bonnie Somerville, Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Stella Maeve
LOGLINE:  Show about the making of a man – tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to Police Commissioner.

 

WIDOW DETECTIVE
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Hubbard, Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz
WRITER: David Hubbard
DIRECTOR: Davis Guggenheim
CAST: John Corbett, Jennifer Beals, Paula Marshall, Elyes Gabel, Conor Leslie, Jason Hernandez, Natalie Martinez, Eriq La Salle (guest star), Michael Irby (guest star)
LOGLINE: After losing three partners in the line of duty, a decorated police detective becomes surrogate husband, lover and father to their families.

 

UNTITLED RALPH LAMB PROJECT
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nicolas Pileggi, Greg Walker, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Arthur Sarkissian
WRITER: Nicholas Pileggi & Greg Walker
DIRECTOR: James Mangold
CAST: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Jason O’Mara (second position to Terra  Nova), Carrie-Anne Moss, Taylor Handley
LOGLINE: Period piece set in the 1960’s centered around the true story of Ralph Lamb – rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas.

 

APPLEBAUM
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ayelet Waldman, Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper, Jeff Rake (showrunner), Christopher Columbus
WRITERS: Ayelet Waldman, Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper
DIRECTOR: Christopher Columbus
LOGLINE: Based on Ayelet Waldman’s Mommy Track Mysteries series of books in which a former public defender becomes a private investigator to keep from being bored to death as a stay-at-home mom.
CAST: Rachelle Lefevre (second position to CBS’ A Gifted Man), Rhys Coiro (second position to CBS’ A Gifted Man), Jay Mohr, Marlow Peyton, James Hiroyuki Liao, Miguel Ferrer, Emjay Anthony, August Maturo

 

QUEAN (not going forward)
STUDIO: Silver Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Ilene Chaiken, Joel Silver
WRITER: Ilene Chaiken
DIRECTOR: Jaume Collet-Serra
LOGLINE: An edgy and independent Millennial hacker girl teams up with an Oakland police detective to solve crimes.

 

COMEDIES

NICK STOLLER PROJECT
STUDIO: Chernin Entertainment/20th Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Nicholas Stoller, Katherine Pope, Peter Chernin
WRITER: Nicholas Stoller
DIRECTOR: Nicholas Stoller
CAST: “Jake” – Michael Angarano, “Graham” – Chris Smith, “Jun” – Randall Park, Brie Larson, Adam Campbell, Amanda Lund, Liz Cackowski
LOGLINE: The pilot is a twenty-something ensemble comedy about a guy who gets his heart broken by his girlfriend and now has to work one cubicle away from her at an ad agency.

 

SUPER FUN NIGHT
STUDIO: Conaco in association with Warner Bros. Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross, David Kissinger, Ted Cohen & Andrew Reich (showrunner)
CO-EP: Rebel Wilson
WRITER: Rebel Wilson
DIRECTOR: Mark Cendrowski
CAST:  Rebel Wilson, Jenny Slate, Alan Ritchson, Kevin Bishop
LOGLINE: A half hour multicam comedy following three nerdy female friends on their “funcomfortable” quest to have SUPER FUN every Friday night.

 

FRIEND ME
STUDIO: CBS Television Studios/The Tannenbaum Co
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alan Kirschenbaum, Ajay Sahgal, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum
WRITER: Alan Kirschenbaum & Ajay Sahgal
DIRECTOR: Pamela Fryman
CAST: Christopher Mintz-Plasse as Evan, Nicholas Braun as Rob, Parvesh Cheena, Tim Robinson, Dan Ahdoot
LOGLINE: Twenty-something best friends, Evan and Rob, move from their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon.  Evan is having trouble breaking his old slothful habits and rather than go out after work to explore LA and meet new people, prefers to play online poker with his buddies back home.  Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.

 

PARTNERS
STUDIO: KoMut Entertainment in association with Warner Bros Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: David Kohan, Max Mutchnick
WRITER: David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
DIRECTOR: James Burrows
CAST: Michael Urie, Sophia Bush, David Krumholtz, Brandon Routh,  Tracy Vilar (replaced Elizabeth Regen), Molly Shannon (guest star)
LOGLINE: From multiple Emmy winners David Kohan & Max Mutchnick comes this personal story of two lifelong friends and business partners.  Architects Charlie and Louis’ friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage.  When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis’ neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship.

 

UNTITLED GREG MALINS/GREG BERLANTI PROJECT AKA OH FUCK IT’S YOU
STUDIO: Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Greg Malins, Greg Berlanti
WRITERS: Greg Malins and Greg Berlanti
DIRECTOR: James Burrows
CAST:   “Wendy” – JoAnna Garcia Swisher,  David Walton (second position to NBC’s Bent, replaced Bryan Greenberg), Greg Grunberg, Ryan Gaul, Matt Cook
LOGLINE: Nick has a health scare and realizes Wendy, his best friend and business partner of 15 years, is ‘the one.’  Now he has to figure out how to break it to her.

 

UNTITLED LOUIS CK/SPIKE FERESTEN PROJECT
STUDIO:  Berman/Braun i/a/w Universal Television, CBS Television Studios
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:  Louis CK, Spike Feresten, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein
WRITERS: Louis CK and Spike Feresten
DIRECTOR: Andy Ackerman
CAST: Dan Byrd (second position to ABC’s Cougar Town), Ashley Tisdale, Ann Guilbert, Patti Murin
LOGLINE: Ensemble of young people trying to achieve their creative dreams in these tough financial times.

 

UNTITLED DORF/FALCONE PROJECT
STUDIO: Warner Bros. TV
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Shana Goldberg-Meehan
CO-EP Melissa McCarthy
WRITERS:  Larry Dorf and Ben Falcone
DIRECTOR: Ken Whittingham
CAST: Ben Falcone, Rachael Harris, Judd Hirsh
LOGLINE: Multi-cam comedy series about a single 37-year-old man (Ben Falcone) who loses everything he has in the real estate collapse and finds himself back home in the house he grew up in…with his parents.

 

UNTITLED MARTIN LAWRENCE PROJECT
STUDIO: CBS TV Studios/The Collective
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Mike Lisbe, Nate Reger, Michael Green, Sam Maydew
WRITERS:  Mike Lisbe, Nate Reger
DIRECTOR:
CAST: Martin Lawrence, Reginal Hall, P.J. Byrne, John Amos, Ethan Suplee, Sydney Park, Colleen Smith
LOGLINE: Lawrence stars as a widowed father of two teenagers who, after losing his job in construction, decides to go to the police academy and become a cop at the age of 46.

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