STATUS: previously in development (2009-2010 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's web site, March 2009) Welcome to the fast-paced, cutthroat world of network news. CNS is a hotbed of professional backstabbing and personal betrayals. The only way to survive here is through strength, talent and friendship. When the DC Bureau Chief retires, everyone assumes that Catherine Powell is a shoe-in for his job. She's dedicated and savvy and she practically runs the newsroom already. So no one is more shocked than Catherine when the board passes her over in favor of the charismatic, but shallow Englishman, Kenneth Donnegan. Kenneth welcomes Catherine to stay onboard as part of his team but he makes it clear that it's his team. There's no way Catherine's going to take this lying down. She quickly pulls together an investigative team of her own, including her loyal, right-hand man Jake Fisher and talented, but brutally ambitious reporter, Samantha Hathaway. As they pursue a hot lead that takes them deep into the halls of Congress, their newly-appointed White House correspondent Kyle Chisolm is working his own angle. He wants to keep his dream job and keep dating White House Press Secretary Lauren Thomas on the down low. Although, it's going to be a lot harder to keep it secret now that she's pregnant. Broadcast News combines with The West Wing for a deliciously addictive new relationship drama. Watching these brilliant, but scheming minds compete as they face tough personal choices and serious ethical dilemmas is a major adrenaline rush. As Catherine quickly discovers, in the competitive world of investigative reporting, your friends are only one betrayal away from becoming enemies. Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice invites you Inside The Box.