Showtime greenlights ‘Side Effects’

Tim Robbins wrote the pilot and will direct

Showtime is filling its prescription for “Possible Side Effects.”

Cabler has officially greenlit production on a pilot for the hourlong drama, which hails from exec producers Tim Robbins and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Robbins wrote the pilot and will direct.

Project has been in the works as a script since spring (Daily Variety, March 8).

“Possible Side Effects” has a two-pronged focus. In addition to exploring the dysfunctional family dynamics of the main characters, pilot will examine the politics, research, bureaucracy, miraculous cures and greed that accompany the pharmaceutical industry’s search for the next billion-dollar drug.

Showtime topper Robert Greenblatt picked up the Steven Spielberg pilot “The United States of Tara” over the summer (Daily Variety, July 15). Exec is expected to pick up one or more other pilots by year’s end.

Goldsmith-Thomas, who produced the CBS drama “Queens Supreme” five years ago, has a deal with HBO to produce films, series and specials related to the “American Girl” franchise.

More TV

  • Donald Trump Super Bowl

    Trump May Shun NBC's Super Bowl Pre-Game Interview (EXCLUSIVE)

    Showtime is filling its prescription for “Possible Side Effects.” Cabler has officially greenlit production on a pilot for the hourlong drama, which hails from exec producers Tim Robbins and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Robbins wrote the pilot and will direct. Project has been in the works as a script since spring (Daily Variety, March 8). “Possible Side […]

  • Steve Harvey's Daytime Talk Show Renewed

    Steve Harvey's Daytime Talk Show Renewed for Season 2

    Showtime is filling its prescription for “Possible Side Effects.” Cabler has officially greenlit production on a pilot for the hourlong drama, which hails from exec producers Tim Robbins and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Robbins wrote the pilot and will direct. Project has been in the works as a script since spring (Daily Variety, March 8). “Possible Side […]

  • TV Ratings: TGIT Lineup Returns Strong

    TV Ratings: TGIT Lineup Returns Strong on ABC

    Showtime is filling its prescription for “Possible Side Effects.” Cabler has officially greenlit production on a pilot for the hourlong drama, which hails from exec producers Tim Robbins and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Robbins wrote the pilot and will direct. Project has been in the works as a script since spring (Daily Variety, March 8). “Possible Side […]

  • Ken Ehrlich

    Grammy Awards Producer Ken Ehrlich on the Show’s Big (and Expensive) Return to New York, and This Year’s ‘Woke’ Factor

    Showtime is filling its prescription for “Possible Side Effects.” Cabler has officially greenlit production on a pilot for the hourlong drama, which hails from exec producers Tim Robbins and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Robbins wrote the pilot and will direct. Project has been in the works as a script since spring (Daily Variety, March 8). “Possible Side […]

  • Joel McHale to Host Weekly Netflix

    Joel McHale to Host Weekly Netflix Unscripted Series

    Showtime is filling its prescription for “Possible Side Effects.” Cabler has officially greenlit production on a pilot for the hourlong drama, which hails from exec producers Tim Robbins and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Robbins wrote the pilot and will direct. Project has been in the works as a script since spring (Daily Variety, March 8). “Possible Side […]

  • Picture shows: MAKING OF - Underwater

    ‘Blue Planet II’ Team on New Characters, New Technology, Same Inspiring Ocean

    Showtime is filling its prescription for “Possible Side Effects.” Cabler has officially greenlit production on a pilot for the hourlong drama, which hails from exec producers Tim Robbins and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Robbins wrote the pilot and will direct. Project has been in the works as a script since spring (Daily Variety, March 8). “Possible Side […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content