Directors at the controls of two pilots


"Live From Baghdad's" Mick Jackson has been tapped to direct the CBS drama pilot "Demons," while Charles McDougall, the Emmy-winning director of the pilot for ABC's "Desperate Housewives," is set to helm that network's untitled Jon Feldman drama pilot.

"Demons," from "Joan of Arcadia" creator Barbara Hall and producer Joe Roth, centers on an ex-Jesuit priest/psychologist who performs exorcisms.

Hall penned the script for the CBS Paramount Network TV/Roth TV project and is executive producing with Roth and Nina Lederman.

Jackson earned a DGA Award for HBO's "Baghdad." He directed the pilots for "Numbers" and "In Justice," both of which were picked up to series. Jackson most recently directed the CBS telefilm "Covert One: The Hades Factor," starring Stephen Dorff.

The untitled Feldman project, from Warner Bros. TV, revolves around four dysfunctional but lovable CEOs. "Reunion" co-creator Feldman is the writer/executive producer.

McDougall's series directing credits also include HBO's "Sex and the City," NBC's "The Office" and Showtime's upcoming "The Tudors."