Producer to raise ‘Cane’

Bookstaver pacts with CBS Paramount

Sanford Bookstaver (“Jericho”) has signed on with CBS Paramount Network TV to serve as a supervising producer and director on the Eye’s upcoming drama “Cane.”

Series, from CBS Par and ABC Studios, stars Jimmy Smits as the adopted son of a rum and sugar titan in south Florida.

Bookstaver’s credits also include Fox’s “Bones” and “Standoff,” as well as Sci Fi Channel’s “Painkiller Jane.”

Bookstaver was also a producer on Fox’s “Fastlane” and has directed segs of “One Tree Hill,” “Prison Break,” “The OC” and “Dawson’s Creek.”

Cynthia Cidre, Jonathan Prince, Jimmy Iovine and Polly Anthony exec produce “Cane,” which also stars Hector Elizondo, Nestor Carbonell and Rita Moreno.

“Cane” will air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on CBS this fall.

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