A week after his CBS pilot “Chaos” collapsed for good, scribe Tom Spezialy is already back in business with the Eye network.
CBS has sealed a blind script deal with Spezialy, who will now develop a new drama for the net.
Deal is through sister CBS TV Studios — which will likely mean Spezialy won’t face a repeat of the network/studio standoff between CBS and 20th Century Fox TV that ultimately led to the demise of “Chaos.” (On the flip side, it also means Spezialy won’t be able to shop the project elsewhere.)
Eye insiders said they wanted to make a statement that they believe in Spezialy and want to be in business with the scribe, even though “Chaos” didn’t pan out.
“Chaos,” which was heading toward a midseason pickup at CBS, fell apart after the network and studio couldn’t come to terms on budget issues. Project officially fizzled out on June 30 after options for the show’s castmembers weren’t extended.
Spezialy’s past credits include the CW’s “Reaper,” as well as ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and Showtime’s “Dead Like Me.” At CBS, Spezialy also worked on “The District.”