CBS has put in development Jumpmen, an hourlong drama from former The Good Wife executive producer Craig Turk and Jane the Virgin executive producer Ben Silverman.

Co-written and executive produced by Turk and Grant Thompson (McFarland USA), Jumpmen centers on Air Force pararescue jumpers who find, treat, and recover disaster victims in the most extreme, impossible circumstances. When a veteran PJ’s daughter becomes the first woman to qualify for his unit, the team’s personal and professional commitments are put to the ultimate test.


Silverman will executive produce via the A+E Networks-backed production company Propagate Content, which he heads with Howard T. Owens. CBS Television Studios, where Turk and his Thinking Hat Prods. are under an overall deal, is the studio.

This is Turk’s second sale to CBS this season. He also has legal drama Perfect Citizen in development at the network, and also is producing a half-hour comedy project with Jimmy Kimmel and Jon Turteltaub. Before joining CBS Studios and The Good Wife, Turk was executive producer of Shonda Rhimes’ ABC series Private Practice. On the feature side, Turk just wrapped a political thriller for Elizabeth Banks and director Lawrence Kasdan. He’s repped by Paradigm and attorney Michael Gendler.

At CBS and CBS Studios, Propagate also has Exhibit A, a legal drama from former Castle co-showrunner Alexi Hawley and Hawaii Five-0 co-star Daniel Dae Kim.

Thompson is repped by Paradigm, Madhouse Entertainment and attorney Mark Wetzstein.