As one of my sources complains, “They are secretive fucks.” But I’m told CBS is giving two drama pilots, The Mentalist (WBTV) and also 11th Hour (WBTV/Jerry Bruckheimer TV) pickups. And the network is saying “maybe yes” to Mythological X (CBS/20th Century Fox TV) for midseason or possibly even fall. As for CBS comedies, I’m told the Untitled Ed Yeager Project is picked up. I’m told Yeager wrote the pilot alone and on spec and handed it to Rick Swartzlander who helped him get it to ABC Studios. So that’s how Rick got attached as producer. But the town is still waiting on renewal news for a lot of shows at CBS, like The Unit or Moonlight.
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