'Westerbergs,' 'Pleasant' picked up
Pilot pickups Monday included a quirky laffer at CBS and a spooky drama at Fox, while Universal Network TV firmed up casting on its NBC cop pilot “Hollywood Division.”
New to the Eye comedy mix is “The Amazing Westerbergs,” a half-hour from Sony Pictures TV/CBS Prods. and scribes Jay Sherick and David Ronn.
Sherick and Ronn (“Spin City”) will write and exec produce the ensemble comedy, which revolves around two brothers who were raised to think they were special — and as adults must adjust to the reality that they’re just regular guys.
The duo, whose credits also include the features “Serving Sara” and “I Spy,” are repped by BWCS.
Over at Fox, “Point Pleasant,” from Original TV and 20th Century Fox TV, has been described as a cross between “Peyton Place” and “The Omen.”
John McLaughlin (“The Last Good Time”) will write and exec produce, along with Marti Noxon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Original’s Marty Adelstein, Neal Moritz and Dawn Parouse.
Show takes place in a town shaken one summer when a mysterious girl washes ashore.
McLaughlin, who’s repped by Endeavor, is behind the upcoming feature “Cheer Up” and also wrote A&E telepic “The Great Gatsby”; BWCS-repped Noxon is exec producing Fox’s upcoming “Still Life.”
As for “Hollywood Division,” Matthew Settle (“Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood”); Geoff Stults (“7th Heaven”); Rockmond Dunbar (“Soul Food”); Tsianina Joelson (“American Pie 2”); Moon Bloodgood (“CSI”); and Leighton Meester (“Tarzan”) have all joined the cast.
Settle, who’s repped by Endeavor, stars as Det. Tommy Garrett, while Stults, repped by UTA, is on board as Det. Vincent Booth. APA-repped Dunbar will play Det. Reginald Feiffer, while Joelsen, repped by Sherry Marsh, will play street cop Dana Cassidy and Paradigm-repped Bloodgood is on board as street cop Lisa Morales. Meester, repped by Abrams Artists, has signed on as high school student Michelle.
“Hollywood Division” revolves around detectives who infiltrate a Hollywood high school and go undercover inside the seedy side of young showbiz. Barry Schindel and Rob Port co-wrote and co-created the pilot.