CBS orders three drama pilots

All projects are from CBS Paramount Network TV

CBS made its first drama pilot pickups Thursday with orders to three projects, all from CBS Paramount Network TV.

-- The U.S. Attorney project, from "The Unit" co-exec producer Frank Military, is an ensemble legal show about a team of federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan.

-- "Back," from writer Dean Widenmann and exec producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, centers on a man who returns home, only to discover he had been reported missing eight years earlier, after Sept. 11. He must learn how to reconnect with his family and a world that moved on without him.

-- "Washington Field," from "Criminal Minds" exec producer/showrunner Ed Bernero, is named after FBI's Washington Field Office that houses the National Capital Response Squad, a unit comprising elite experts in different areas who travel around the world, responding to events that concern the U.S. national interest.

Bernero penned the project with brothers Jim Clemente, an FBI profiler who has written an episode of "Criminal Minds," and his brother Tim Clemente, a former terrorism expert on NCRS. Bernero is exec producing, with the Clementes serving as producers.

The project is done with the cooperation of the FBI.

In addition to the three newly picked up pilots, CBS has previously greenlighted a spin-off of the hit crime procedural "NCIS."
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