Separation, restitution in CBS plans
EmptyCBS is adding divorce and crime to its reality development slate.
The network has greenlighted two pilots: "Splitsville," executive produced by Jamie Kennedy, and an untitled project from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" creator/executive producer Tom Forman.
"Splitsville," described as "The War of the Roses" meets "Let's Make a Deal," is a game show for divorcing couples who battle it out for their belongings in a series of competitive challenges.
The project, from Magic Molehill Prods., is executive produced by Kennedy, Jay Bienstock and Jeffrey Kramer.
Forman's project features a team of law enforcement officials helping people who have been victims of a crime. The pilot reunites Forman with CBS, where he most recently exec produced "Kid Nation."
CBS tackled similar issues four years ago when it teamed with Mark Burnett for "Recovery," a reality project in which a team of military and law enforcement veterans set out to find kidnapped children.
The pickup of the two pilots comes on the heels of CBS' order of three new reality series last month — Katalyst Films' "Game Show in My Head," the biweekly celebrity talent contest "Secret Talents of the Stars" and the R.J. Cutler-produced dog competition "America's Top Dog" — to air this year (HR 1/14).