CBS has begun making decisions about its other drivers.
On Friday, the network handed out serial orders for Pete Holmes’ bowling comedy Smallwood and the Sofia Bush-led family medical drama Good Sam. Both drivers have been leading for the past few weeks and were expected to get the green light to join the CBS schedule for 2021-22.
CBS also broadcast all the other pilots, including the political drama of Patrick Dempsey Ways and means, To Sarah Cooper How to succeed and Hannah Simon Welcome to Georgia. Only real lies, which was pushed out of the cycle remains controversial at CBS.
Smallwood is a multi-chamber comedy based on the life of professional bowling Tom Smallwood. Holmes starred in series by writer Mark Gross (CBS) A man with a plan) and executive producers David Hollander and Brian D̵
Good sam meanwhile it was a hold from last year ‘s pilot season after the drama from James the Virgin trio Katie Wech, Jennie Snyder Urman and Joanna Klein failed to film against the backdrop of the pandemic. The pilot was filmed earlier this year and garnered strong praise for Chicago PD alum Bush. The series revolves around a talented but suffocating surgeon who takes on a leadership role after the famous and pompous boss falls into a coma. When he wakes up and wants to resume the operation, she has to control the supernatural deceiver, who has never acknowledged her talent – and who is also her father. Wech co-wrote the script and produced with Urman and Klein. Tamra Davis manages the drama pilot for CBS Studios. Jason Isaacs, Edwin Hodge, Skye P. Marshall, Michael Stal-David, Davy Santos, Omar Muscat and Wendy Crewson complete the cast.
Good Sam and Smallwood join a comedy with one camera Ghosts according to CBS’s schedule for the upcoming broadcast season. Ghosts, starring Rose Makiver and Utkarsh Ambudkar in the comedy, which, as Good sam was also developed last year and was halted by the pandemic. It was scheduled to air in March, just when the cast options were ready to expire. CBS has also been aggressive in launching new spinoffs on some of its most valuable franchises CSI: Vegas, FBI: International and NCIS: Hawaii also joins the schedule.
CBS has already made most of its renewal decisions with Blue Bloods, Bob Hearts Abishiola, Bull, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, Magnum PI, NCIS, NCIS: LA, The Neighborhood, SWAT, Young Sheldon and rookie Equalizer everyone comes back. They are still waiting to tell balloon dramas about their future All Rise, SEAL Team, rookie Clarice and comedies The unicorn and Chuck Lore’s recordings B Positive and The United States of Al.
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