Fall TV Pilots: CBS

A full list of CBS’ Fall 2011 pilots

Here is the full list of the CBS fall pilots. Any new additions/updates are in bold. What looks good? What looks bad? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

(Update, March 23, 6:09 p.m.: Eliza Dushku joins Untitled Sports Radio Show)

THE DOCTOR
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: CBS
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Producers: Rina Mimoun, David Nutter
Writer: Rina Mimoun
Director: David Nutter
Logline: A mother reconnects with her adult children when she joins the family medical practice.
Cast:
Christine Lahti as “Emily”
Eva Amurri as “Natasha”
Michael Boatman as “Dr. Brody”
Scott Foley as “David”
Kyle MacLachlan as “Jason”

HAIL MARY
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: CBS
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
ProdCo: Silver Pictures
Producers: Joel Silver, Ilene Chaiken, Brad Silberling, Jeff Wadlow
Writer: Jeff Wadlow
Director: Brad Silberling
Logline: Buddy P.I. show centered on a suburban single mom in Atlanta who teams up with a street-wise hustler to solve crimes.
Cast:
Minnie Driver as “Mary Beth Baker”
Stephen Tobolowsky as “Barney Cox “
Enrique Murciano as “Carlos”
Brandon T. Jackson as “KZ”
Noureen DeWulf as “Ingrid”
Jet Jurgensmeyer as “Billy”

RINGER
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: CBS
Studio: ABC Television Studios, CBS Television Studios
Producers: Peter Traugott, Richard Shepard, Pam Veasey, Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder, Sarah Michelle Gellar
Writers: Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder
Director: Richard Shepard
Logline: On the run from the mob, a troubled young woman hides out by inhabiting the life of her wealthy twin sister, until she learns that her twin’s life has a bounty on it as well.
Cast:
Sarah Michelle Gellar as “Bridget, Siobhan”
Nestor Carbonell as “Agent Machado”
Mike Colter as “Malcolm”
Ioan Gruffudd as “Andrew”
Tara Summers as “Gemma”
Kristoffer Polaha as “Henry”

ROOKIES
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: CBS
Studio: CBS Television Studios
ProdCo: Tribeca Films
Producers: Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, James Mangold, Ken Sanzel, Richard Price
Writer: Richard Price
Director: James Mangold
Logline: Six NYPD rookies balance their personal lives with learning the beat on the streets of Manhattan.
Cast:
Leelee Sobieski as “Whitehouse”
Judy Marte as “Tonya”
Tom Reed as “Kiterunner”
Stark Sands as “Kenny”
Adam Goldberg as “Lazarus”
Harold House Moore as “Franchise”
Terry Kinney as “Yoda”

UNTITLED REDLICH & BELLUCCI
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: CBS
Studio: CBS Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television
ProdCo: Timberman/Beverly Prod.
Producers: Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly, Ed Redlich, John Bellucci, Niels Arden Oplev
Writer: Ed Redlich, John Bellucci
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Logline: A female NYPD detective possesses the special ability to remember everything –
although a gift in her job, it’s also a curse in her personal life.
Cast:
Poppy Montgomery as “Carrie”
Michael Gaston as “Costello”
Kevin Rankin as “Roe”
Daya Vaidya as “Nina”
Dylan Walsh as "Al"

UNTITLED SUSANNAH GRANT PROJECT
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: CBS
Studio: CBS Television Studios
ProdCo: Timberman/Beverly Prod.
Producers: Susannah Grant, Jonathan Demme, Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly
Writer: Susannah Grant
Director: Jonathan Demme
Logline: Ultra-Competitive surgeon’s life is changed forever when his ex-wife dies and begins teaching him what life is all about from the hereafter.
Cast:
Patrick Wilson as “Michael”
Jennifer Ehle as “Anna”
S. Epatha Merkerson as "Rita"
Afton Williamson as “Autumn”
Julie Benz as “Didi”

PERSON OF INTEREST
Format: One-Hour Drama
Network: CBS
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Producers: JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jonathan Nolan, Dave Semel
Writer: Jonathan Nolan
Director: Dave Semel
Logline: Crime drama centered on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who teams up with a
mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes in New York City.
Cast:
Michael Emerson as “Finch”
Taraji P. Henson as “Carter”
James Caviezel as “Reese”
Kevin Chapman as “Fusco”

VINCE UNCENSORED
Format: Half-hour Multicam
Network: CBS
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
ProdCo: Conaco
Producers: Pheof Sutton, Conan O’Brien, David Kissinger
Writer: Pheof Sutton
Logline: After a life-changing experience, a man decides to take a more honest approach to his life, work and family.
Cast:
Michael Chiklis as “Vince”

TWO BROKE GIRLS
Format: Half-hour Multicam
Network: CBS
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Producers: Michael Patrick King, Whitney Cummings, James Burrows
Writer: Michael Patrick King, Whitney Cummings
Director: James Burrows
Logline: Two broke girls, one expensive city — two broke 22-year-old girls tackle life in New York City (Brooklyn, to be exact) as they try to make their dreams come true.
Cast:
Kat Dennings as “Max Black”
Beth Behrs as “Caroline”
Matthew Moy as "Han Lee"
Garrett Morris as "Earl"
Jonathan Kite as "Oleg"

THE UNTITLED PETER KNIGHT OFFICE COMEDY
Format: Half-hour Multicam
Network: CBS
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, CBS Television Studios
ProdCo: Happy Madison
Producers: Doug Robinson, Peter Knight, Neil Patrick Harris
Writer: Peter Knight
Director: Neil Patrick Harris
Logline: The untitled Peter Knight office comedy is a workplace ensemble centered around the young people who work at a high-powered venture capital firm.
Cast:
Larry Wilmore as “Julian”

HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN
Format: Half-hour
Network: CBS
Studio: CBS Television Studios
ProdCo: MRC
Producers: David Hornsby, Adam Chase, Ted Schachter, Pam Fryman
Writer: David Hornsby
Director: Pam Fryman
Logline: Based on the book of the same name, "How to Be a Gentleman" is a male buddy comedy that follows an unlikely friendship between a traditional, uptight columnist and his rough-around-the-edges friend and trainer.
Cast:

Kevin Dillom as "Bert"
David Hornsby as “Alan”
Nancy Lenehan as “Diane”
Dave Foley as “Jerry”
Rhys Darby as “Mike”

HOME GAME
Format: Half-Hour Drama
Network: CBS
Studio: CBS Television Studios
ProdCo: Leverage
Producers: Warren Bell, Chris Nowak, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Peter Principato, Paul
Young, Peter Sussman, Mark Schlereth, Lisa Schlereth, Alexandria Schlereth, Ken Whittingham
Writer: Warren Bell, Chris Nowak
Director: Ken Whittingham
Logline: A retired NFL player returns home to his wife and daughters.
Cast:
Constance Zimmer as “Lisa”
Rob Riggle as “Mark”
Jenn Proske as “Tess”
Ken Marino as “Scott”
Elizabeth McLaughlin as “Julia”

UNTITLED SPORTS RADIO SHOW
Format: Half-Hour Comedy
Network: CBS
Studio: CBS Television Studios
ProdCo: The Tannenbaum Co.
Producers: Bill Martin, Mike Schiff, Andy Cadiff, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Colin Cowherd
Writer: Bill Martin, Mike Schiff
Director: Andy Cadiff
Logline: Inspired by ESPN personality Colin Cowherd’s outspoken sports talk show.
Cast:
Danny Comden as “Scott”

Eliza Dushku as "Casey"

THE ASSISTANTS
Format: Half-Hour Comedy
Network: CBS
Studio: CBS Television Studios
ProdCo: The Tannenbaum Co.
Producers: Tucker Cawley, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Pam Fryman
Writer: Tucker Cawley
Director: Pam Fryman
Logline: A young ensemble about four assistant who work for a celebrity couple.
Cast:
TJ Miller as “DJ”
Emily Rutherfurd as “Liddy”

ROB SCHNEIDER PROJECT
Format: Half-hour Comedy
Network: CBS
Studio: CBS Television Studios
ProdCo: The Tannenbaum Co.
Producers: Lew Morton, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Pam Fryman, Rob Schneider, John
Schneider, Jamie Widdoes
Writer: Lew Morton, Rob Schneider
Director: Jamie Widdoes
Logline: Schneider stars as a confirmed bachelor who has just married into a tight-knit Mexican-American family.
Cast:
Rob Schneider as “Rob”
Tony Plana as “Fernando”
Lupe Ontiveros as “Abuelita”
Nadine Valezquez as “Maggie”

UNTITLED FILGOS PROJECT
Format: Half-Hour Comedy
Network: CBS
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Producers: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Andy Ackerman
Writer: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo
Director: Andy Ackerman
Logline: A blue collar man wrestles with how to parent his unmarried grown daughter and her 12-year-old son while sharing a house with them, his wife and his recently widowed mother.
Cast:
Becki Newton as “Eileen”
Shane McRae as “Gabe”