You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Directors featuring in TV

Frears, Lehman to direct pilots

TV’s love affair with feature helmers continues as Stephen Frears (“The Queen”) and Michael Lehmann (“Because I Said So”) have both signed on to direct pilots.

Frears, nommed for an Oscar this season, will direct and exec produce the CBS drama pilot “Skip Tracer.” Stephen Dorff is starring in and exec producing the CBS Paramount Network TV hour from scribes Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess (“The Sopranos”).

Green and Burgess are also exec producing, along with Tucker Tooley.

“Skip Tracer” has Dorff playing a Culver City-based rogue who locates missing people. Project stemmed from a talent holding and development deal CBS inked with Dorff last year.

Lehmann, meanwhile, has agreed to direct ABC’s 20th Century Fox TV-produced comedy “Family of the Year.” Laffer, from scribes Erica Rivinoja and Pam Brady, is about a small-town clan that suddenly finds itself with competish for title of the most perfect family.

Helmer’s other credits range from “Heathers” to “40 Days and 40 Nights.” On the TV side, he’s directed skeins including “The Comeback” and “CSI.”

More TV

  • Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC EntertainmentPaley

    Bob Greenblatt Poised to Step Down as NBC Entertainment Chairman (EXCLUSIVE)

    TV’s love affair with feature helmers continues as Stephen Frears (“The Queen”) and Michael Lehmann (“Because I Said So”) have both signed on to direct pilots. Frears, nommed for an Oscar this season, will direct and exec produce the CBS drama pilot “Skip Tracer.” Stephen Dorff is starring in and exec producing the CBS Paramount […]

  • New Report Alleges NBC News Chief

    NBC News Chief Andy Lack Faces Scrutiny Over Handling of Sexual Harassment Claims

    TV’s love affair with feature helmers continues as Stephen Frears (“The Queen”) and Michael Lehmann (“Because I Said So”) have both signed on to direct pilots. Frears, nommed for an Oscar this season, will direct and exec produce the CBS drama pilot “Skip Tracer.” Stephen Dorff is starring in and exec producing the CBS Paramount […]

  • RuPaul

    TV News Roundup: RuPaul's Netflix Comedy 'AJ and the Queen' Adds 4 Cast Members

    TV’s love affair with feature helmers continues as Stephen Frears (“The Queen”) and Michael Lehmann (“Because I Said So”) have both signed on to direct pilots. Frears, nommed for an Oscar this season, will direct and exec produce the CBS drama pilot “Skip Tracer.” Stephen Dorff is starring in and exec producing the CBS Paramount […]

  • Jon Huertas and Chris Sullivan

    'This Is Us' Bosses Talk Toby and Miguel Centric Episodes and Filming in Vietnam

    TV’s love affair with feature helmers continues as Stephen Frears (“The Queen”) and Michael Lehmann (“Because I Said So”) have both signed on to direct pilots. Frears, nommed for an Oscar this season, will direct and exec produce the CBS drama pilot “Skip Tracer.” Stephen Dorff is starring in and exec producing the CBS Paramount […]

  • Justin Theroux'Maniac' TV Show premiere, London,

    Justin Theroux Binge-Watched 'The Hills' While Making Netflix's 'Maniac'

    TV’s love affair with feature helmers continues as Stephen Frears (“The Queen”) and Michael Lehmann (“Because I Said So”) have both signed on to direct pilots. Frears, nommed for an Oscar this season, will direct and exec produce the CBS drama pilot “Skip Tracer.” Stephen Dorff is starring in and exec producing the CBS Paramount […]

  • Cary Fukunaga Maniac

    Cary Fukunaga Says He Wouldn't Return to Direct 'Maniac' Season 2

    TV’s love affair with feature helmers continues as Stephen Frears (“The Queen”) and Michael Lehmann (“Because I Said So”) have both signed on to direct pilots. Frears, nommed for an Oscar this season, will direct and exec produce the CBS drama pilot “Skip Tracer.” Stephen Dorff is starring in and exec producing the CBS Paramount […]

  • Kenan Thompson

    Kenan Thompson to Star in Single Dad Comedy Series in the Works at NBC

    TV’s love affair with feature helmers continues as Stephen Frears (“The Queen”) and Michael Lehmann (“Because I Said So”) have both signed on to direct pilots. Frears, nommed for an Oscar this season, will direct and exec produce the CBS drama pilot “Skip Tracer.” Stephen Dorff is starring in and exec producing the CBS Paramount […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content