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What is the DEVWATCH?

This section will allow you to track what's in development - whether it be by network, by commitment, by status, by genre or by studio - or just to see a list of all the projects we currently cover.

Each project has its own DEVWATCH page where you can see all the news, dvds, listings, etc. related to it. There you can also add it to your MYFUTON page for easy tracking.

Instructions: Use the filter options to the right to narrow your search. You can also click on a resulting column name to sort the results by that option. For specific title searches or to search by cast or crew member, use the site's main search box located at the top of each page.

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40-YEAR-OLD ROOKIE 10/26/15 10/26/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Tannenbaum Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brian Burns as CRTR/EP
· Eric Tannenbaum as EP
· Kim Tannenbaum as EP
[what's it about?]
drama billed as a father/son story about a former criminal defense attorney who, in order to clear his conscience and be on the right side of justice, becomes a 40-year-old rookie cop working alongside his son in the same precinct
BATHORY 10/6/15 -
11/13/15
11/13/15 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Lionsgate Television
· Silver Pictures

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Eick as CRTR/EP
· Joel Silver as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about 16th century Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory, billed as one of the darkest female figures in European history
DEAD MANN WALKING 11/3/15 11/3/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Reality Distortion Field

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Simon Barry as CRTR/EP
· Stefan Petrucha as BOOK
· Stephen Hegyes as EP
[what's it about?]
drama set in the near future, when a police detective who had been executed for murdering his wife takes a miracle drug and is brought back to life as a "second-class citizen" working as a private investigator while looking for his wife's real killer... [continued]
DOWN BEAT, THE 10/13/15 10/13/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Ryan Seacrest Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chris "Ludacris" Bridges as EP
· Nina Wass as EP
· Paul Downs Colaizzo as CRTR/EP
· Ryan Seacrest as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a former business mogul on a warpath for personal retribution who is determined to take down two warring gangs in the mean streets of Atlanta by offering possible teen recruits an unlikely refuge: a high school marching band
DREW 10/5/15 -
3/8/16
3/8/16 CBS ordered to pilot currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Dan Jinks Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Anthony Edwards as Carson Drew
· Debra Monk as Hannah Gruen
· Felix Solis as Edward Ford
· Rob McClure as Dan Bennett
· Sarah Shahi as Nancy Drew
· Steve Kazee as Ned Nickerson
· Vanessa Ferlito as Georgia "George" Fayne
[who's making it?]
· Dan Jinks as EP
· Edward Stratemeyer as BOOK
· James Strong as DIR (Pilot)
· Joan Rater as CRTR/EP
· Nick Nantell as PROD
· Tony Phelan as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
contemporary take on Edward Stratemeyer's iconic literary character, now in her 30s, who is a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a m... [continued]
FASCINOMA 11/3/15 11/3/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Carl Beverly as EP
· Sarah Timberman as EP
· Steve Maeda as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a scientist on the road to redemption who heads up the FBI's Scientific Response Unit, a team called in when traditional law enforcement is baffled by any crime that involves science
FOUR STARS 2/4/16 -
3/23/16
3/23/16 CBS ordered to pilot currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Ana Cruz Kayne as Syd
· Ashley Zukerman as Danny
· Bojana Novakovic as Ali Buckley
· Bruce Greenwood as General Buckley
· Danielle Savre as Lieutenant Kriss
· Steven Bauer as General Rodriguez
· Wilmer Valderrama as Matt
[who's making it?]
· Becky Mode as CRTR/EP
· Carl Beverly as EP
· R.J. Cutler as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Timberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which centers on two powerful rival families in the military community of Tampa, Florida who make decisions at the highest levels in the interest of national security
FREEMAN 11/6/15 11/6/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Shane Brennan Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Dustin Lee Abraham as CRTR/EP
· Grant Anderson as EP
· Shane Brennan as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about an Oakland parole officer with a checkered past who tries to make the bad guys good again and keep former inmates from being sent back to prison
GENES 9/30/15 9/30/15 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Laurent Bouzereau as EP
· Michael Crichton as CRTR
· Rick Eid as CRTR/EP
· Sherri Crichton as EP
[what's it about?]
medical soap about a brilliant doctor who saves his dying patient's life using a miraculous gene therapy - infused with his own DNA - only to realize the side effects have turned her into a dangerous sociopath
JET SET 10/22/15 10/22/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Junction Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chad Damiani as CRTR/EP
· J.P. Lavin as CRTR/EP
· Jon Turteltaub as EP
[what's it about?]
drama in which a young, rich socialite partners with a blue-collar FBI agent to pose as the new "it" couple to investigate and apprehend suspects who have hidden behind wealth and influence to escape other charges
LEGALEASE 10/9/15 10/9/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Dan Thomas as EP
· Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas as EP
· Halle Berry as EP
· Steven Lichtman as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a biracial lawyer from Chicago who follows a case to New Orleans, where she finds herself partnering with a good ol' boy white attorney while working in a very particular justice system that will ultimately expose the biases we all harbor... [continued]
MARPLE 10/6/15 10/6/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Agatha Christie Limited
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Agatha Christie as BOOK
· David Wolstencroft as CRTR/EP
· Hilary Strong as EP
· Matthew Prichard as EP
[what's it about?]
small screen take on Agatha Christie's iconic character, newly conceived as a young woman who, after inheriting her grandmother's bookstore and realizing that things in this small California town aren't what they seem, begins working as a private inv... [continued]
MI-ZERO 11/5/15 11/5/15 CBS script (with penalty) currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Gulfstream Television
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alex Litvak as CRTR/EP
· Austin Winsberg as CRTR/EP
· Bill Bindley as EP
· Mike Karz as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a young American woman who marries the Prince of England and discovers that she's now part of a longstanding secret society of princesses who use their access to the seats of power to be the best secret agents on the planet
MOREAU 9/18/15 9/18/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Kennedy-Marshall Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Frank Marshall as EP
· H.G. Wells as BOOK
· Kathleen Kennedy as EP
· Phillip Iscove as CRTR/EP
· Robert Zotnowski as EP
[what's it about?]
small screen take on H.G. Wells's classic sci-fi novel "The Island of Dr. Moreau," which imagines disgraced London physiologist Dr. Moreau - who retreats to an island to work on his experiments creating animal-human hybrids - is a woman
NOW YOU SEE HER 12/8/15 12/8/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· James Patterson Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Bill Haber as EP
· Bill Robinson as EP
· James Patterson as BOOK/EP
· Leopoldo Gout as EP
· Michael Ledwidge as BOOK
· Siobhan Byrne O'Connor as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge's book about a successful attorney at a boutique New York City law firm who is hiding her true identity and past as a murderer when one case threatens to expose her and upend her new life and career... [continued]
OUT OF BODY 10/9/15 10/9/15 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Berlanti Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Jennifer Johnson as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
· Todd Garner as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a former criminal who inexplicably begins to jump into bodies of people in danger and has to use his skills to prevent them from being murdered or he could end up in a body bag himself
PROTECT & SERVE 11/12/15 11/12/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David Barrett as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Elizabeth Davis Beall as CRTR/EP
· Leonard Goldberg as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about the multi-generational members of a Mexican-American family with deep roots in Los Angeles intertwine personally and professionally due to their powerful careers in law enforcement, local politics and journalism - each dedicated to servin... [continued]
RECALL 11/3/15 11/3/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brandon Willer as CRTR/EP
· Bret VandenBos as CRTR/EP
· Carl Beverly as EP
· Mark Goffman as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Timberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a brilliant inventor who discovers a way to travel back in time 24 hours, prompting he and his team join forces with the CIA, going into the past to prevent crimes and other disastrous events from happening
RED CIRCLE, THE 8/18/15 8/18/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Wings Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brandon Webb as BOOK
· John David Mann as BOOK
· Mark Harmon as EP
· Todd Robinson as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on Brandon Webb and John David Mann's best-selling novel, subtitled "My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen"
RUBBER GUNS 11/5/15 11/5/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Scott Free Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David W. Zucker as EP
· R. Scott Gemmill as CRTR/EP
· Ridley Scott as EP
· T.J. Fixman as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about four mentally unstable Miami cops who form an odd squad in the basement of the Miami Police Department after solving the murder of their therapist
SAWYER & HUCK 8/21/15 8/21/15 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Osprey Productions
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Anthony Hemingway as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Brandon Margolis as CRTR/EP
· Brandon Sonnier as CRTR/EP
· Josh Berman as EP
· Marc Taylor as EP
[what's it about?]
drama billed as a reimagining of the iconic characters of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn as adults in modern day America at a time that harkens back to the racial and class divides that inspired Mark Twain's books
SECTION 13 12/3/15 12/3/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Tom Welling Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Tom Welling
[who's making it?]
· Carla Kettner as CRTR/EP
· Tom Welling as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a CIA black ops officer-turned-private contractor (Welling) who, after a personal tragedy, joins a covert organization devoted to carrying out the most difficult and dangerous high-stakes assignments
SENSORY 11/5/15 -
3/14/16
3/14/16 CBS script
[pilot order rescinded on 3/14/16]
currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Foundry Media
· Scott Free Productions
· TriStar Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David W. Zucker as EP
· David Zabel as CRTR/EP
· Ridley Scott as EP
· Roger Freet as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a fourth year med student diagnosed with mirror-touch synesthesia, a condition whereby he is able to vividly feel - or mirror - the physical and emotional sensations of other people
SMOKE & MIRRORS 10/27/15 10/27/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Anonymous Content
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alex Goldstone as EP
· Bard Dorros as EP
· Dave Kalstein as CRTR/EP
· Marc Webb as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Sugar as EP
· Rafael Kayanan as PROD
[what's it about?]
drama about a mysterious detective in the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division, a contemporary Houdini-like character who uses her knowledge of deception and misdirection to solve seemingly impossible crimes committed by criminal masterminds
STAY 10/15/15 10/15/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Dan Jinks Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Dan Jinks as EP
· Luke Schelhaas as CRTR/EP
· Victor Gischler as BOOK
[what's it about?]
drama about a stay-at-home dad who has spent years hiding his past in the U.S. Special Forces; when his family is targeted by a crime lord, he is pulled back into his old life in order to protect them
STRIKE FORCE 1/15/16 1/15/16 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Juniper Place Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jeffrey Kramer as EP
· Robert Port as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a specialized task force comprised of intelligence officers from multiple federal agencies who go after the worst criminals in the country
TOWARD THE LIGHT 11/18/15 11/18/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Jason Egenberg as EP
· Jonathan Levin as EP
· Michael Rauch as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama inspired by the non-fiction book of the same name
UNTITLED AMY HOLDEN JONES PROJECT 8/26/15 -
2/11/16
2/11/16 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Flying Glass of Milk Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Amy Holden Jones as CRTR/EP
· Matt Nix as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which centers on an explosive, rule-breaking, fearless female detective with no filter who enlists the help of a polite and gentle brainiac who studies the biology of evil to solve cases for the LA Violent Crimes Unit
UNTITLED CHRIS FEDAK PROJECT 10/9/15 10/9/15 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Berlanti Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chris Fedak as CRTR/EP
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a young tech genius billionaire who utilizes his cutting-edge technology and resources to partner with a street-smart but old-school San Francisco police detective to solve crimes committed by 21st century criminals
UNTITLED DAVID RAMBO PROJECT 10/15/15 10/15/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Dan Jinks Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Dan Jinks as EP
· David Rambo as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about an enterprising doctor who breaks the boundaries of medicine and crime-solving by creating a team of physicians, detectives and a forensic psychologist at Brooklyn's busiest hospital who work together to heal victims and obtain justice
UNTITLED GLORIA ALLRED PROJECT 9/1/15 9/1/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Principato-Young Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Deborah Schoeneman as CRTR/EP
· Gloria Allred as EP
· Paul Young as EP
· Peter Principato as EP
[what's it about?]
drama inspired by the life of the famed feminist lawyer about a fearless, outspoken attorney who takes on the toughest civil rights cases and is masterful at using the media to get justice
UNTITLED HYNEMAN & SAVAGE PROJECT 8/19/15 8/19/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Jackal Group, The
· MGM Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Adam Savage as EP
· Gail Berman as EP
· Jamie Hyneman as EP
· Lilla Zuckerman as CRTR/EP
· Nora Zuckerman as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama which revolves around two Hollywood special effects artists who are recruited by the CIA to complete seemingly impossible covert ops missions by creatively using the most basic tools from their craft
UNTITLED KRUGER & SHAPIRO PROJECT 10/28/15 10/28/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Amblin Television
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Craig Shapiro as CRTR/EP
· Darryl Frank as EP
· Elizabeth Kruger as CRTR/EP
· Justin Falvey as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about divorced ex-CIA spies who end up having to work with their biggest enemy - each other - when they're tasked with solving the mysterious murder of a mutual friend
UNTITLED NIELS MUELLER PROJECT 11/23/15 11/23/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Kapital Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Alexandra Lydon as EP
· Niels Mueller as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a unique, highly effective task force comprised entirely of African-American police officers, which was assembled in the early 1970s by the Boston Police Commissioner to more effectively prevent and solve crimes in previously neglected ar... [continued]
UNTITLED PAUL DOWNS COLAIZZO PROJECT 10/13/15 10/13/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Carl Beverly as EP
· Paul Downs Colaizzo as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Timberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a charismatic police officer who, after a tragic scandal, sets out to rebuild his personal life and rewrite the rules of policing in his Pittsburgh neighborhood
UNTITLED STAR TREK PROJECT 11/2/15 -
5/18/16
5/18/16 CBS ordered to series currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Secret Hideout

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alex Kurtzman as CRTR/EP
· Bryan Fuller as CRTR/EP
· Heather Kadin as EP
· Nicholas Meyer as EP
· Rod Roddenberry as EP
· Trevor Roth as EP
[what's it about?]
(from CBS's press release, May 2016) Earlier today at the CBS Upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall in New York, CBS unveiled the logo for the new STAR TREK within the television series' first-ever promotional video. This highly-anticipated program w... [continued]
UNTITLED SUNNY HOSTIN PROJECT 11/5/15 11/5/15 CBS script currently in development
(2016-2017 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Scott Free Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· David W. Zucker as EP
· Elle Johnson as CRTR/EP
· Ridley Scott as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a hotshot young lawyer forced to acknowledge her own family's criminal history when she becomes a federal prosecutor