CBS’S 2012 PILOT PICKUPSFebruary 16th, 2012 | Posted by in Television
This is the time of year ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX (and the CW I guess….) are narrowing down their list of prospective shows and determining which ones they want to see translated from paper to screen. The following is a list of CBS’s pilot pickups for the 2012-13 television season. While a small percentage will actually make air, its always interesting to see what the networks have in the works, and what projects end up never seeing the light of day.
Courtesy of TVLINE.
Centers on a former public defender who becomes a private investigator to keep from being bored to death as a stay-at-home mom.
Baby Big Shot
Centers on a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a tony Manhattan law firm.
CAST: Jonny Lee Miller
Modern take on the cases of the pipe-smoking private eye with Sherlock now living in NYC.
Centers on twenty-something best friends, Evan and Rob, who move from their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon.
W/EP: Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick
CAST: Sophia Bush, Michael Urie, Brandon Routh
Architects Charlie and Louis’ friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis’ neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship.
EP: Joel Silver
Centers on an edgy and independent Millennial hacker girl who teams up with an Oakland police detective to solve crimes.
Super Fun Night
CAST/W/Co-EP: Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids)
EP: Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross
Follows three nerdy female friends on their ”funcomfortable” quest to have super fun every Friday night.
EP: Jerry Bruckheimer
CAST: Mira Sorvino
A character-based procedural drama centered on a common-sense mother-turned-New York state trooper.
Untitled Greg Berlanti Drama
CAST: Kevin Alejandro (True Blood), Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies), Ryan Phillippe
Show about the making of a man – tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to Police Commissioner.
Untitled Louis CK Comedy
W/EP: Louis CK
CAST: Ashley Tisdale
Resurrected 13-year-old project (Boomtown). Multi-camera comedy featuring an ensemble of young people trying to achieve their creative dreams in these tough financial times.
Untitled Malins/Berlanti Project
W/EP: Greg Berlanti
CAST: JoAnna Garcia (Reba), Greg Grunberg
Centers on Nick who has a health scare and realizes Wendy, his best friend and business partner of 15 years, is ‘the one’.
Untitled Melissa McCarthy Comedy
EP/W: McCarthy will serve as co-executive producer
CAST: Ben Falcone, Rachael Harris
A single 37-year-old man loses everything he has in the real estate collapse and finds himself back home in the house he grew up in….with his parents.
Untitled Melissa McCarthy Comedy #2
W/EP: McCarthy and Ben Falcone
A woman in her mid-40s has a spectacular midlife crisis.
Untitled Nick Stoller Comedy
CAST: Michael Angarano, Chris Smith, Randall Park, Adam Campbell
Single-camera comedy loosely based on Stoller’s real-life experiences. It is a twenty-something ensemble comedy about a guy who gets his heart broken by his girlfriend and now has to work one cubicle away from her at an ad agency.
Untitled Ralph Lamb Project
Dir/EP: James Mangold (Walk the Line)
CAST: Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis
Set in the 1960s and is based on the true story of Ralph Lamb – rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas.
Centers on a decorated police detective who, after losing three partners in the line of duty, becomes surrogate husband, lover and father to their families.