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Your Complete Guide to Pilots and Straight-to-Series orders

2019 CBS Pilots & Series Orders

2019 CBS Pilots & Series Orders

16 Pilots
8 Series Orders


BROKE (Picked up to series)

FKA From Riches; Broke in Reseda

(Multi-camera) When an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her estranged sister’s Reseda home, forcing the two siblings to reconnect.

Studio CBS Television Studios/Sutton Street Productions/Propagate

Team Alex Herschlag (w, ep), Jennie Snyder Urman (ep), Joanna Klein (ep), Ben Silverman (ep), Guillermo Restrepo (ep), Gonzalo Cilley (ep), Maria Lucia Hernandez (ep), Victor Gonzalez (d), Jaime Camil (ep)

Cast Jaime Camil, Pauley Perrette, Natasha Leggero, Izzy Diaz, Antonio Corbo

BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA (Picked up to series)

(Multi-camera) After having a heart attack, a middle-aged sock businessman from Detroit unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance.

Studio Chuck Lorre Productions/Warner Bros. TV

Team Chuck Lorre (w, ep), Eddie Gorodetsky (w, ep), Al Higgins (w, ep), Gina Yashere (w), Beth McCarthy Miller (d, ep - pilot)

Cast Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth Monroe, Shola Adewusi, Barry Shabaka Henley, Travis Wolfe Jr., Gina Yashere

CAROL'S SECOND ACT (Picked up to series)

(Multi-camera) After raising her two children and retiring from teaching, Carol Chambers embarks on a unique second act: she’s going to become a doctor.

Studio CBS Television Studios

Team Emily Halpern (w, ep), Sarah Haskins (w, ep), Patricia Heaton (ep), Adam Griffin (ep), David Hunt (ep), Rebecca Stay (ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Pam Fryman (d, ep - pilot)

Cast Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Sabrina Jalees, Ashley Tisdale


(Multi-camera) A devoted mom and dad are committed to raising their children with the love and support the mom never got as a kid but discover how difficult that is with her insane parents and siblings back in the picture.

Studio Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios

Team Brendan O’Brien (w, ep), Chris Harris (ep, sr), Katherine Heigl (ep), Nick Stoller (ep), Conor Welch (ep), James Burrows (d)

Cast Katherine Heigl, Malcolm Barrett, Nancy Lenehan, Phil Hendrie


(Multi-camera) When the son of a Chinese billionaire announces his engagement to an American woman, his outrageous family descends upon the couple to win their son back and test drive the American dream.

Studio Warner Bros. Television

Team Kevin Kwan (w, ep), David Sangalli (w, ep), Michelle Nader (ep, sr), Christina Lee (ep, sr), Danielle Stokdyk (ep), Andy Ackerman (d)

Cast Max Willems, Ken Jeong, Taylor Louderman, Deborah S. Craig


FKA The Us Project; The Story of Us

(Hybrid) A story told through interviews and vignettes spanning 10 years, about how an unlikely couple becomes an unlikely family.

Studio Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios

Team Mike Royce (w, ep), Nick Stoller (ep), Conor Welch (ep), Pam Fryman (d, ep)

Cast Elizabeth Alderfer, David Walton, Parker Young, Laura Marano, Vanessa Marano, Ronny Chieng, Susan Wokoma


(Hybrid) Evan sets out with his group of twentysomething friends to accomplish a list of challenges he wrote for himself years ago in an effort to turn around his banal life.

Studio CBS Television Studios/The Jackal Group

Team Mike Metz (w, co-ep), Gail Berman (ep), Joseph Port (ep, sr), Joe Wiseman (ep), sr, Mark Cendrowski (d)

Cast Michael Angarano, Briga Heelan, Raymond Ablack, Michael Cassidy, Taylor Deardon, Ana Villafañe, Adhir Kalyan

THE UNICORN (Picked up to series)

(Single camera; formerly multi-cam) A widower is eager to move on from the most difficult year of his life, only to realize he’s utterly unprepared to raise his two daughters on his own and equally unprepared for the dating world -- where, to his shock, he’s suddenly a hot commodity.

Studio CBS Television Studios

Team Bill Martin (w, ep), Mike Schiff (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep), Wendi Trilling (ep), Peyton Reed (ep), John Hamburg (d, ep)

Cast Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Benson Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson


Follows the friendship between Riley, a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir, the Interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America.

Studio Warner Bros TV/Chuck Lorre Productions

Team David Goetsch (w, ep), Maria Ferrari (w, ep), Chuck Lorre (ep), Reza Aslan (ep), Mahyad Tousi (ep)

Cast Adhir Kalyan, Parker Young


A recently retired pro basketball star attempts to reconnect with his estranged son by buying an eSports franchise. Based on Ex-Laker Rick Fox’s real-life experiences. Single camera.

Studio Kapital Entertainment/Warner Bros. TV

Team Rick Fox (ep), Dave Kopelman (w, ep), Aaron Kaplan (ep), Dana Honor (ep)

Cast TBA


ALL RISE (Picked up to series)

FKA Courthouse

Follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal system.

Studio Warner Bros. Television/CBS Television Studios

Team Greg Spottiswood (w, ep), Leonard Goldstein (ep), Mike Robin (d, ep)

Cast Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Jessica Camacho, Marg Helgenberger, J. Alex Brinson, Lindsay Mendez, Ruthie Ann Miles, Reggie Lee (recurring), Nadia Gray (recurring)


FKA Frankenstein

A San Francisco homicide detective mysteriously is brought back to life after being killed in the line of duty. But as he resumes his old life and he and his wife realize he isn’t the same person he used to be, they zero in on the strange man behind his resurrection: Dr. Victor Frankenstein.

Studio CBS Television Studios

Team Jason Tracey (w, ep), Rob Doherty (ep), Uta Briesewitz (d, ep)

Cast Ryan Phillippe, Katrina Law, Aaron Staton, Saidah Arrika Ekulona

FBI: MOST WANTED (Picked up to series)

Centered on the Fugitive Task Force of the FBI that tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

Studio Wolf Entertainment/Universal Television/CBS Television Studios

Team Dick Wolf (w, ep), Rene Balcer (w, ep), Fred Berner (d), Arthur W. Forney (ep), Peter Jankowski (ep)

Cast Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Kellan Lutz, Roxy Sternberg, Nathaniel Arcand

EVIL (Picked up to series)

Psychological mystery examines science vs. religion and the origins of evil. It focuses on a skeptical female forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter to investigate and assess the Church’s backlog of supposed miracles, demonic possessions and unexplained phenomena.

Studio CBS Television Studios

Team Michelle King (w, ep), Robert King (w, d, ep), Liz Glotzer (ep)

Cast Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, Dalya Knapp, Renée Elise Goldsberry


A small New Hampshire town is thrust onto the world stage when the discovery of a valuable resource within its borders compels the residents to declare themselves an independent nation, setting the unlikely young mayor and her cabinet of inexperienced locals on the path of running a brand-new country.

Studio CBS Television Studios

Team Jeff King (w, ep), Anna Fricke (ep), Leo Pearlman (ep), Jeff Grosvenor (ep), Marc Webb (d, ep)

Cast Sarah Drew, Kimberly Guerrero, Carlos Leal, Jonathan Slavin, Kirsten Nelson, James Leisure, Daniel Ings, Annie Funke

SURVEILLANCE (Not moving forward)

Centered on the head of communications for the NSA, a charming operative who finds her loyalties torn between protecting the government’s secrets and her own.

Studio 20th Century Fox Television/CBS TV Studios/6th & Idaho

Team David C. White (w, co-ep), Matt Reeves (ep), Patricia Riggen (d, ep), Russell Ackerman (ep), John Schoenfelder (ep)

Cast Sophia Bush, Allen Leech, Dennis Haysbert, Raphael Acloque, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Matthew Modine, Nick Blood, Spencer Moss, Tina Huang, Judith Scott, Brian Markinson, Catherine Curtin

TOMMY (Picked up to series)

FKA Nancy

When a former high-ranking NYPD officer becomes the first female Chief of Police for Los Angeles, she uses her unflinching honesty and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political, and national security issues that converge with enforcing the law.

Studio Amblin TV

Team Paul Attanasio (w, ep), Tom Szentgyorgyi (ep, sr), Darryl Frank (ep), Justin Falvey (ep), Kate Dennis (d, ep)

Cast Edie Falco, Michael Chernus, Adelaide Clemens, Russell G. Jones, Olivia Lucy Phillip, Joseph Lyle Taylor, Thomas Sadoski, Vladimir Caamaño, Katrina Lenk (recurring)


When a scandal rocks the medical practice she runs with her husband and their friends, a surgeon rises to the occasion and takes the lead in trying to mend both the practice and her marriage.

Studio CBS Television Studios/Jerry Bruckheimer Television

Team Rina Mimoun (w, ep), Jerry Bruckheimer (ep), Jonathan Littman (ep), KristieAnne Reed (ep), Victoria Mahoney (d, ep)

Cast Jennifer Morrison, David Ajala, Sarayu Blue, Reggie Lee



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