Guggenheim, Busfield among pilot directors
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Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim will direct CBS' drama pilot "The Tower."
Meanwhile, Timothy Busfield has been tapped to direct CBS' drama pilot "Mythological X," which is based on an Israeli format, and "Drumline" helmer Charles Stone is set to direct another pilot based on an international format, Fox's British comedy import "Spaced." Additionally, Bryan Gordon is directing Fox's comedy pilot "Outnumbered."
"Tower," from CBS Paramount Network TV and "Cold Case" creator Meredith Stiehm, revolves around a group of Chicago reporters who treat breaking news as cases to solve. Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") will serve as an executive producer alongside Stiehm.
"Mythological X," from 20th Century Fox TV and writer Diane Ruggiero, centers on a woman who, after learning from a psychic that she already has dated the man she's supposed to marry, revisits all her past relationships. Actor-director Busfield most recently helmed episodes of NBC's "Lipstick Jungle."
"Spaced," from Warner Bros., Wonderland, Granada America and writer Adam Barr, revolves around two strangers (one played by Josh Lawson) who pose as a married couple in order to rent an apartment. Stone's feature credits also include "Mr. 3000" and "Paid in Full."
"Outnumbered," from MRC, Hat Trick Prods. and writer Larry Levin, revolves around parents struggling to raise three intelligent and curious children. Gordon has earned two Emmy nominations for his directing work on "Curb Your Enthusiasm."