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[05/12/22 - 02:20 PM]
CBS Orders Three Drama Pilots to Series
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- CBS has ordered three of its five drama pilots to series: "Fire Country" (fka "Cal Fire"), "East New York" and "So Help Me Todd" (fka "Mother & Son Esq. & P.I. Pilot").

Off-cycle pilot "True Lies" has been rumored for a midseason order as negotiations with producer 20th Television continue; while its proposed "Early Edition" reboot is not moving forward.

The Eye likewise passed on all four of its comedy projects: presentations "The Hug Machine," "Somber Companion" and "Unplanned in Akron," all from CBS Studios, as well as Warner Bros. Television-based "Rust Bell News."

Here's a breakdown of the formally commissioned series, per said report:

EAST NEW YORK

EPs/W: William Finkelstein, Mike Flynn
EP/D: Michael M. Robin (Skyemac Productions)
EPs: Christine Holder, Mark Holder (Wonder Street)
Co-EP: Andrew Maher (Skyemac)
STUDIO: Warner Bros. Television
LOGLINE: Regina Haywood is the newly promoted deputy inspector of East New York, a working-class neighborhood at the edge of Brooklyn. She leads a diverse group of officers and detectives, some of whom are reluctant to deploy her creative methods of serving and protecting in the midst of social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification.
CAST: Amanda Warren, Kevin Rankin, Jimmy Smits, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Richard Kind, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lavel Schley and Olivia Luccardi

FIRE COUNTRY (formerly known as “Cal Fire”)

EPs/Teleplay Written by/Story Co-Written by: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater
EP/Story Co-Written by: Max Thieriot
EP/D: James Strong (pilot only)
EP: David Grae
EPs: Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed (Jerry Bruckheimer Television)
STUDIO: CBS Studios
LOGLINE: Seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence, young convict Bode Donovan joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region. Inspired by Max Thieriot's experiences growing up in northern California fire country.
CAST: Max Thieriot, Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway, Jules Latimer

SO HELP ME TODD (formerly known as “Untitled Mother/Son Legal Drama”)

EP/Writer: Scott Prendergast
EPs/Showrunners: Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro
EP/D: Amy York Rubin (pilot only)
EPs: Dr. Phil McGraw, Jay McGraw, Julia Eisenman (Stage 29 Productions)
STUDIO: CBS Studios
LOGLINE: Despite their opposing personalities, a talented but directionless P.I. who is the black sheep of his family begrudgingly agrees to work as the in-house investigator for his overbearing mother, a successful attorney reeling from the recent dissolution of her marriage.
CAST: Marcia Gay Harden, Skylar Astin, Madeline Wise, Tristen J. Winger, Inga Schlingmann and Rosa Arredondo






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· EARLY EDITION (REBOOT SERIES) (CBS)
· EAST NEW YORK (CBS)
· FIRE COUNTRY (CBS)
· HUG MACHINE, THE (CBS)
· RUST BELT NEWS (CBS)
· SO HELP ME TODD (CBS)
· SOBER COMPANION (CBS)
· TRUE LIES (CBS)
· UNPLANNED IN AKRON (CBS)





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