CBS picks up four pilots
Network nabs two comedies and two dramasCBS did some serious pilot shopping Friday.
Late in the day, the network greenlighted four pilots -- dramas "Three Rivers" and "The Good Wife" and comedies "Accidentally on Purpose" and "Waiting to Die."
The quartet joined the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama pilot "Miami Trauma," which received a pickup earlier in the day.
"Miami Trauma" and "Three Rivers" are part of CBS' concerted effort this development season to find a medical drama for fall.
"Miami Trauma," from Warner Bros. TV and Bruckheimer TV, is set in Miami and focuses on a team of trauma surgeons who race against the clock to save critically injured patients.
Jeffrey Lieber ("Family Practice") wrote the script and is exec producing with Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed will serve as a co-exec producer.
Bruckheimer is CBS' top supplier with seven series: reality competition "The Amazing Race"; crime procedurals "CSI" and its two spinoffs, "Cold Case" and "Without a Trace"; and science/medical mystery freshman "Eleventh Hour."
The pilot marks the second Bruckheimer/CBS project set in Miami, along with "CSI: Miami."
"Three Rivers," from CBS Par, centers on organ transplants, with each story told from the point of view of the doctor, the recipient and the donor.
Carol Barbee ("Jericho") penned the pilot and is exec producing with Curtis Hanson and Carol Fenelon.
"The Good Wife," which received a cast-contingent order, comes from CBS Par and Scott Free. It is a female-driven law show about a politician's wife who pursues her original career as a defense attorney.
Robert King and Michelle King ("In Justice") are the writers-exec producers.
"Accidentally," which also was given a cast-contingent order, hails from CBS Par and BermanBraun. It is based on the autobiographical novel by Mary F. Pols about a San Francisco movie critic who finds herself accidentally pregnant after a fling with a much younger man, and the unconventional family that ultimately results.
Claudia Lonow penned the script and is exec producing with Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun.
"Die," from Sony TV and studio-based Tantamount, is a buddy comedy about two simple guys who are happy with their lives -- no matter how bad it might look from the outside.
The project was written by "Mad TV" alum Will Sasso and Chad Kultgen.