You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

CBS: Pickup nods to four dramas, one comedy, one reality skein

CBS has settled on its new series pickups, spreading the good word to producers Monday morning on orders for four dramas, a comedy and a reality skein for the 2009-10 season.

Dramas getting the nod from the Eye include three from CBS TV Studios: “The Good Wife,” starring Julianna Margulies as a legal eagle; Alex O’Loughlin starrer “Three Rivers,” a medical-themed drama about organ transplants from the eyes of donors and recipient; and the spinoff of “NCIS” starring LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell.

Warner Bros. TV’s fast-paced medical drama “Miami Trauma,” from Bruckheimer Television, also got the nod.

It looks like the lone new laffer on CBS fall 2009 slate will be Jenna Elfman starrer “Accidentally on Purpose,” from CBS TV Studios and BermanBraun. It revolves around a film critic in San Francisco who gets knocked up from a fling with a younger man.

The reality skein in the works at the eye is workplace-centric “Undercover Boss,” from All 3 Media, involving a top exec who goes undercover in an entry-level job at his or her own company.

Although Eye’s pickups are already drama-heavy, there was chatter that two more drama projects were still in contention for midseason orders: the untitled U.S. Attorneys drama from scribe Frank Military and “House Rules,” which would follow a freshman class of politicos in Congress.

CBS unveils its 2009-10 sked on Wednesday.


More TV

  • Pete Davidson Sits Out Final 'Saturday

    Pete Davidson Sits Out Final 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches of 2018

    Just hours after “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson posted a message on social media that said he “really [didn’t] want to be on this Earth anymore,” he was absent from the final 2018 live sketches of the late-night sketch comedy show. But although Davidson did not take part in the sketches or appear [...]

  • Pete Davidson photographed by Peggy Sirota

    Pete Davidson Posts Unsettling Message, Deletes Instagram

    UPDATED: “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson posted a disturbing message Saturday morning stating he doesn’t “want to be on this earth anymore,” then deleted his Instagram account. In the post, Davidson wrote, “I’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last. all [...]

  • Disney Channel Fires 'Andi Mack' Actor

    Disney Channel Fires 'Andi Mack' Actor Arrested for Plotting Sex With Minor

    Disney Channel has severed ties with “Andi Mack” actor Stoney Westmoreland following his arrest for allegedly trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old. “Stoney Westmoreland, an actor working on the series ‘Andi Mack,’ was arrested in Salt Lake City today,” a Disney Channel spokesperson said in a statement Friday. “Given the nature of [...]

  • Russian Doll

    TV News Roundup: Natasha Lyonne's 'Russian Doll' Sets Netflix Premiere Date

    On Friday’s roundup, Netflix announces the premiere date for “Russian Doll” and Benedict Cumberbatch’s “Brexit” film has a premiere date on HBO FIRST LOOKS Showtime has released a new teaser for the upcoming comedy series, “Black Monday,” which will premiere Sunday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The series stars and is executive produced by Don [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content