A full list of the Fall 2012 CBS pilots
Here is the full list of the CBS fall pilots. Any new additions/updates are in bold. Network executives will decide this spring which will be ordered to series.
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APPLEBAUM (CBS Television Studios)
Writer: Ayelet Waldman and Sherri Cooper & Jennifer Levin
Producers: Jeff Rake, Ayelet Waldman, Sherri Cooper, Jennifer Levin, Christopher Columbus
Director: Christopher Columbus
Logline: Based on Ayelet Waldman’s "Mommy Track Mysteries" series of books in which a former public defender becomes a private investigator to keep from being bored to death as a stay-at-home mom.
BABY BIG SHOT (Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios)
Writer: Dana Calvo
Director: Mark Waters
Logline: A working class woman uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a tony Manhattan law firm.
ELEMENTARY (CBS Television Studios)
Writer: Rob Doherty
Producers: Rob Doherty, Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly, Michael Cuesta
Director: Michael Cuesta
Logline: Modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with Sherlock now living in New York City.
GOLDEN BOY (Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television)
Writer: Nicholas Wootton
Director: Richard Shepard
Logline: Show about the making of a man that tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to Police Commissioner.
Walter Williams Clark Jr. as "Theo James"
Chi McBride as "Det. Owen"
Kevin Alejandro as "Arroyo"
Stella Maeve as “Agnes”
Bonnie Somerville as “Mackenzie”
Holt McCallany as “Det. Diaco”
TROOPER (Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Warner Bros. Television)
Writer: Aaron Eli Coleite
Director: Craig Gillespie
Logline: A common-sense mother turns New York State Trooper.
WIDOW DETECTIVE (CBS Television Studios)
Writer: David Hubbard
Producers: David Hubbard, Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Davis Guggenheim
Director: Davis Guggenheim
Logline: After losing three partners in the line of duty, a decorated police detective becomes surrogate husband, lover and father to their families.
UNTITLED RALPH LAMB PROJECT (CBS Television Studios)
Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker
Director: James Mangold
Logline: Period piece set in the 1960s centered around the true story of Ralph Lamb — rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas.
FRIEND ME (CBS Television Studios/ The Tannenbaum Co)
Writers: Alan Kirschenbaum & Ajay Sahgal
Producers: Alan Kirschenbaum, Ajay Sahgal, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum
Logline: Twenty-something best friends, Evan and Rob, move from their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon. Evan is having trouble breaking his old slothful habits and rather than go out after work to explore LA and meet new people, prefers to play online poker with his buddies back home. Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.
PARTNERS (KoMut Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television)
Writers: David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Producers: David Kohan & Max Mutchnick
Director: James Burrows
Logline: From multiple Emmy winners David Kohan & Max Mutchnick comes this personal story of two lifelong friends and business partners. 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.
SUPER FUN NIGHT (Conaco, Warner Bros. Television)
Writer: Rebel Wilson
Producers: Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross, David Kissinger, Andrew Reich & Ted Cohen, co-executive producer Rebel Wilson
Director: Mark Cendrowski
Logline: A half hour multicam comedy following three nerdy female friends on their “funcomfortable” quest to have SUPER FUN every Friday night.
Jenny Slate as “Helen-Alice”
Kevin Bishop as “Richard”
Deborah Baker, Jr. as “Jazmine”
Alan Ritchson as “Jason”
UNTITLED DORF/FALCONE PROJECT (Warner Bros. Television)
Writers: Larry Dorf and Ben Falcone
Producers: Larry Dorf and Ben Falcone, Shana Goldberg-Meehan, co-executive producer: Melissa McCarthy
Director: Ken Whittingham
Logline: Multi-cam comedy series about a single 37-year-old man (Ben Falcone) who 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 LOUIS CK/SPIKE FERESTEN PROJECT (Berman/Braun, Universal Television, CBS Television Studios)
Writers: Louis CK and Spike Feresten
Director: Andy Ackerman
Logline: Ensemble of young people trying to achieve their creative dreams in these tough financial times.
UNTITLED GREG MALINS/GREG BERLANTI PROJECT (Berlanti Production, WBTV)
Writers: Greg Malins, Greg Berlanti
Producers: Greg Malins, Greg Berlanti and co-executive producer Melissa Kellner Berman
Director: James Burrows
Logline: Nick has a health scare and realizes Wendy, his best friend and business partner of 15 years, is "the one." Now he has to figure out how to break it to her.
UNTITLED MARTIN LAWRENCE PROJECT (CBS Television Studios)
Writers: Mike Lisbe & Nate Reger
Producers: Mike Lisbe & Nate Reger, Michael Green and Sam Maydew
Director: Fred Savage
Logline: Martin Lawrence stars as a widowed father of two teenagers who, after losing his job in construction, decides to go to the police academy and become a cop at the age of 46.
UNTITLED NICHOLAS STOLLER PROJECT (Chernin Entertainment, 20th Century Fox Television)
Writer: Nicholas Stoller
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Logline: A 20-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.