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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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313, THE 10/7/16 10/7/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Groundswell Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Tika Sumpter
[who's making it?]
· Emily Gerson Saines as EP
· Michael London as EP
· Tika Sumpter as CO-EP
· Tracy McMillan as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about when a sex scandal brings down the current administration, a 29-year-old female City Council President suddenly becomes the Mayor of Detroit and has to contend with all the staggering obstacles the job brings
BLACK BOOK 10/11/16 10/11/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Atlas Entertainment
· CBS Television Studios
· James Patterson Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alex Gartner as EP
· Bill Robinson as EP
· Charles Roven as EP
· Glenn Gordon Caron as CRTR/EP
· James Patterson as BOOK/EP
· Leopoldo Gout as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a Chicago detective with amnesia from a near-fatal gunshot who learns he is a murder suspect, but realizes things may not be what they seem when he finds a mysterious black book that contains the secrets of the city
BODY POLITIC 9/13/16 9/13/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Dark Horse Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Keith Goldberg as CRTR/EP
· Lauren Gussis as CRTR/EP
· Marc Webb as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Richardson as EP
· Roger Mitchell as CONS
[what's it about?]
drama about a newly minted, brutally honest female chief medical examiner in Washington D.C. who gets recruited by the CIA to help solve the most high-stakes, politicized cases in the world
BURGLAR'S GUIDE TO THE CITY, A 10/4/16 10/4/16 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Manage-ment
· Perfect Storm Entertainment
· Secret Hideout

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Baiers as PROD
· Alex Kurtzman as EP
· Dan Halsted as PROD
· Danielle Woodrow as EP
· Geoff Manaugh as BOOK/CP
· Heather Kadin as EP
· Justin Lin as EP
· Nate Miller as PROD
· Paul Grellong as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on the book by Geoff Manaugh about a team of modern-day Robin Hoods, led by a brilliant architect with a troubled past
CRUSADER 10/28/16 10/28/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 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?]
· Christopher Silber as CRTR/EP
· Dan Jinks as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a turnaround expert appointed by the Department of Justice to take over as Oakland's Chief of Police and use her unorthodox methods to revolutionize her hometown police department
DR. DEATH 9/26/16 9/26/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· James Patterson Entertainment
· Secret Hideout

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Alan Cumming
[who's making it?]
· Alex Kurtzman as EP
· Bill Robinson as EP
· Heather Kadin as EP
· James Patterson as BOOK/EP
· Leopoldo Gout as EP
· Michael Rauch as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama based on the upcoming book by James Patterson about a former CIA operative (Cumming) who has since built a normal life as a gifted professor and writer but is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on... [continued]
EXHIBIT A 10/11/16 10/11/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· 3AD
· CBS Television Studios
· Propagate Content

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alexi Hawley as CRTR/EP
· Ben Silverman as EP
· Daniel Dae Kim as EP
· Lindsay Goffman as CO-EP
[what's it about?]
import of the South Korean series "My Lawyer, Mr. Jo" about a disgraced Korean-American prosecutor who finds redemption as a defense lawyer when he pairs with a young idealistic attorney and the two fight for the underdogs of Los Angeles
FIREWALL 9/1/16 9/1/16 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Warner Bros. Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Bruno Heller as EP
· Jeff Rake as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a charming but ruthless San Francisco billionaire who, in the wake of personal tragedy, decides to use his wealth for good, putting together a team of various experts to exact justice on criminals who've slipped through the cracks of the ... [continued]
HER HONOR 8/31/16 8/31/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Queen Bee Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Anne Kopelson as EP
· Arnold Kopelson as EP
· Judy Sheindlin as CRTR/EP
· Michael Chernuchin as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama inspired by the life of Judy Sheindlin: the youngest judge in New York, who cuts through the chaos in Family Court, but can't seem to maintain control of her own life outside the courtroom
HERE & NOW 10/28/16 10/28/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Shane Brennan Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Shane Brennan as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about after a near death drowning accident, a Boston homicide detective develops retrograde amnesia which causes him to forget the last five years of his life
HUNCH 7/19/16 7/19/16 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· EuropaCorp Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chris Murphey as CRTR/EP
· Edouard de Vesinne as EP
· Matthew Gross as EP
· Thomas Anargyros as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a LAPD detective who begrudgingly teams up with a celebrity psychic who, unfortunately, is also his ex-wife
IN THE COUNTRY WE LOVE 10/5/16 10/5/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Propagate Content

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· Diane Guerrero
[who's making it?]
· Ben Silverman as EP
· Diane Guerrero as BOOK/EP
· Jennie Snyder Urman as EP
· Michelle Burford as BOOK
· Paul Sciarrotta as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama inspired by Diane Guerrero's memoir about a successful corporate attorney who starts taking pro bono cases for undocumented immigrants after her past as the child of deported parents is revealed by a family emergency
INCOGNITO 10/19/16 10/19/16 CBS script (with penalty) currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Cheyenne Enterprises
· Universal Television
· Will Packer Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Arnold Rifkin as EP
· Korin D. Huggins as EP
· Rashad Raisani as CRTR/EP
· Will Packer as EP
[what's it about?]
domestic take on the Swedish series "Inkognito," about a crusading U.S. Attorney who leads a skilled team of misfits into life and death situations to find critical evidence the prosecution needs to even the playing field with the corrupt and the mig... [continued]
JUMPMEN 10/17/16 10/17/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Propagate Content
· Thinking Hat Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Ben Silverman as EP
· Craig Turk as CRTR/EP
· Grant Thompson as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about Air Force pararescue jumpers who find, treat, and recover disaster victims in the most extreme, impossible circumstance; when a veteran PJ's daughter becomes the first woman to qualify for his unit, the team's personal and professional co... [continued]
MAGNOLIA SPRINGS 11/10/16 11/10/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Thruline Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chris Henze as EP
· Steve Franks as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about the Sheriff of Magnolia Springs who discovers that this progressive and idyllic town in the new American South is a hotbed of criminal activity, and he enlists the help of his teenage son to investigate the town's dark secrets and quirky ... [continued]
MRS. V. MR. 10/19/16 10/19/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Scott Free Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brett Mahoney as CRTR/EP
· David W. Zucker as EP
· Ridley Scott as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a prominent, larger-than-life L.A. defense attorney and the chief prosecutor for the DA's office who are constantly at odds in the courtroom, but are a happily married couple who have to leave their rivalries at the door when it comes to ... [continued]
MURDER ROOM 11/3/16 11/3/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Entertainment One Television
· Mark Gordon Company, The

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Anna Fricke as CRTR/EP
· Jim Young as EP
· Mark Gordon as EP
· Tatiana Kelly as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a woman recruited by her mother into the Vidocq Society, an international think tank of the world's best forensic experts dedicated to solving the unsolvable
PATRIOTS 11/3/16 11/3/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Scott Free Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Anna Fricke as CRTR/EP
· David W. Zucker as EP
· Ridley Scott as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about an estranged brother and sister - an FBI agent and a professor with former ties to Islamic extremism - who unexpectedly reunite to counter violent terrorism in the city of Boston
PERFECT CITIZEN 9/21/16 9/21/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Thinking Hat Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Craig Turk as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about the former general counsel for the NSA who, after his involvement as a whistleblower in an international scandal, embarks on a new career at a storied law firm in Boston; once there, he must face the reality that half the country thinks h... [continued]
RAINMAKER, THE 10/13/16 10/13/16 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Brett Mahoney as CRTR/EP
· John Grisham as BOOK/EP
· Michael Seitzman as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
small screen take on John Grisham's famed novel-turned-feature, about a young lawyer who thinks he's about to have it all - a six-figure salary and a beautiful fiancée - but suddenly finds all that ripped away, squaring off against the behemoth firm ... [continued]
REBEL LAW 10/31/16 10/31/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Is or Isn't Entertainment

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Dan Bucatinsky as EP
· Kit Williamson as CRTR/CO-EP
· Lisa Kudrow as EP
· Michael Rauch as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about an openly gay attorney who returns home to Mississippi to join his family's multi-generational law practice where they work through their personal and political differences both inside and outside the courtroom
S.W.A.T. 9/26/16 9/26/16 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· MiddKid Productions
· Original Film
· Perfect Storm Entertainment
· Sony Pictures Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Aaron Rahsaan Thomas as CRTR/EP
· Danielle Woodrow as EP
· Justin Lin as EP
· Marney Hochman as EP
· Neal H. Moritz as EP
· Pavun Shetty as EP
· Shawn Ryan as EP
[what's it about?]
reboot of the 1970s series billed as an intense, action-packed procedural following an African-American SWAT lieutenant torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers
SALVATION 9/6/13 -
10/20/16
10/20/16 CBS ordered to series
[13 episodes]
currently in development
(2017-2018 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 EP
· Craig Shapiro as CRTR/EP
· Heather Kadin as EP
· Liz Kruger as CRTR/EP
· Matt Wheeler as CRTR
· Peter M. Lenkov as EP
[what's it about?]
(from CBS's press release, October 2016) CBS has given a straight-to-series order for 13 episodes of SALVATION, a new one-hour event series from Alex Kurtzman's Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios. The serialized drama will be broadcast during ... [continued]
SENTINELS 10/24/16 10/24/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Nicholas Wootton as EP
· Nick Santora as EP
· Rob Pearlstein as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about the world's worst news team who's actually a cover for a secret government program that has highly trained spies masquerading as hapless reporters
SOUTHERN/EASTERN 9/12/16 9/12/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Lionsgate Television
· Silver Pictures

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Joel Silver as EP
· John Romano as CRTR/EP
· Johnny Dwyer as BOOK
· Rodney Ferrell as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about the young and ambitious Assistant U.S. Attorneys of the Southern Federal Court District as they duke it out with their rival Eastern District for the most high-profile federal criminal cases in New York City
STILL AT LARGE 10/7/16 10/7/16 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· ABC Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Chris Brancato as CRTR/EP
· Dan Dworkin as CRTR/EP
· Jay Beattie as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about after evading the largest manhunt in U.S. history and becoming infamous for a murder he didn't commit, a man is recruited by the U.S. Marshals to track other fugitives, where he's paired with a female partner who questions whether he real... [continued]
STINGRAY 10/21/16 10/21/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· James Patterson Entertainment
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Bill Robinson as EP
· Carl Beverly as EP
· David Marshall Grant as CRTR/EP
· Duane Swierczynski as BOOK
· James Patterson as BOOK/EP
· Leopoldo Gout as EP
· Sarah Timberman as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a group of ex-con artists who work for the FBI, using their amazing transformational skills and elaborate deceptions to take down the most elusive criminals
UNDER SUSPICION 10/24/16 10/24/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· John Glenn Entertainment
· Momentum Television
· Universal Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Greg Spottiswood as CRTR/EP
· John Glenn as EP
· Mary Higgins Clark as BOOK
· Nick Hamm as EP
· Sabrina Eisenstadt as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about a justice-seeking investigative journalism team that produces an award-winning true-crime series that investigates unsolved major crimes through the eyes of those who are closest to the victims - and who also are the prime suspects
UNTITLED ANDY PARKER PROJECT 11/11/16 11/11/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 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?]
· Andy Parker as CRTR/EP
· Frank Marshall as EP
· Robert Zotnowski as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which centers on a U.S. senator who withdraws from office in the wake of a life-changing crisis to join his brother's private investigation law firm, unearthing the truth in high-profile and top-secret cases, wherever that truth may lead
UNTITLED ANNIE WEISMAN PROJECT 9/6/16 9/6/16 CBS script (with penalty) currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· True Jack Productions
· Universal Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Annie Weisman as CRTR/EP
· Jason Katims as EP
· Michelle Lee as EP
[what's it about?]
drama about two sisters on opposite sides of the political spectrum who come together to save their father's law firm when scandal puts him behind bars
UNTITLED JENNY LUMET PROJECT 9/20/16 9/20/16 CBS put pilot currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· Katie Couric Media
· Secret Hideout

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Alex Kurtzman as EP
· David Marshall Grant as EP
· Heather Kadin as EP
· Jenny Lumet as CRTR/EP
· Katie Couric as EP
[what's it about?]
drama which centers on an elite team of investigators for the Northeast Regional U.S. Hate Crimes Unit who must confront their own biases as they keep the peace by solving myriad crimes against humanity while acting locally but thinking of the nation... [continued]
UNTITLED MICHAEL RAUCH PROJECT 8/25/16 8/25/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· CBS Television Studios
· EGTV
· Nuyorican Productions
· Universal Television

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Daniel A. Thomas as EP
· Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas as EP
· Jennifer Lopez as EP
· Michael Rauch as CRTR/EP
[what's it about?]
drama about polar opposite identical twin brothers who duke it out in their personal lives but are at their best teaming up in the courtroom
UNTITLED PATTY HEARST PROJECT 6/10/16 6/10/16 CBS script currently in development
(2017-2018 season)
[who's behind it?]
· Asylum Entertainment
· CBS Television Studios

[related genres]
· drama
[who's in it?]
· N/A
[who's making it?]
· Joan Harrison as EP
· Jonathan Koch as EP
· Jonathan Tolins as CRTR/EP
· Rocky Lang as EP
· Steve Michaels as EP
[what's it about?]
limited series which chronicles the events in 1974 when Patty Hearst, granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, was abducted from her Berkeley, California apartment by the terrorist group, the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA)