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[05/09/19 - 04:05 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 9 - Four Comedies, Three Dramas Kick Off CBS Series Orders
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!

Here are the latest projects being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2019-20 season (via press release):

COMEDIES

BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA (multi-camera)

"Pilot" -- After having a heart attack, a middle-aged sock businessman from Detroit unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant, and sets his sights on getting her to give him a chance in the CBS pilot BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA. Pictured (L-R): Billy Gardell as Bob and Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS (C)2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Barry Shabaka Henley as Tunde
· Billy Gardell as Bob
· Christine Ebersole as Dottie
· Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola
· Maribeth Monroe as Christina
· Matt Jones as Douglas
· Shola Adewusi as Olu
· Travis Wolfe, Jr.*

CREW INFORMATION:
· Al Higgins as CRTR/EP
· Beth McCarthy-Miller as DIR (Pilot)
· Chuck Lorre as CRTR/EP
· Eddie Gorodetsky as CRTR/EP
· Gina Yashere as CRTR/EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Chuck Lorre Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

BROKE (multi-camera)

"Pilot" -- When an outrageously wealthy trust fund baby is cut off by his father, he and his wife move into her estranged sister's Reseda home, forcing the two siblings to reconnect. Pictured: Pauley Perrette as Jackie, Jaime Camil as Javier, Natasha Leggero as Elizabeth. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS (C)2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Antonio Corbo*
· Izzy Diaz as Luis
· Jaime Camil as Miguel
· Natasha Leggero as Elizabeth
· Pauley Perrette as Jackie

CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Herschlag as CRTR/EP
· Ben Silverman as EP
· Gonzalo Cilley as EP
· Guillermo Restrepo as EP
· Jaime Camil as EP
· Jennie Snyder Urman as EP
· Joanna Klein as EP
· Maria Lucia Hernandez Frieri as EP
· Victor Gonzalez as DIR (Pilot)

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· ECABA
· Propagate Content
· Sutton Street Productions

CAROL'S SECOND ACT (multi-camera)

"Pilot" -- After raising her two children and retiring from teaching, Carol Chambers embarks on a unique second act: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor in the CBS Pilot, CAROL'S SECOND ACT. Pictured (L-R): Lucas Neff as Caleb, Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Daniel, Sabrina Jalees as Lexie, and Patricia Heaton as Carol. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS (C) 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bonnie Dennison as Jenny
· Ito Aghayere as Dr. Maya
· Jean Luc Bilodeau as Daniel
· Kyle MacLachlan as Dr. Frost
· Patricia Heaton as Carol Chambers
· Sabrina Jalees*

CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Adam Griffin as EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· David Hunt as EP
· Emily Halpern as CRTR/EP
· Pamela Fryman as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Patricia Heaton as EP
· Rebecca Stay as EP
· Sarah Haskins as CRTR/EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· FourBoys Entertainment
· Kapital Entertainment

THE UNICORN (single-camera)

"Pilot" -- A tight-knit group of friends and family help a widower move on following the most difficult year of his life, which includes being an ill-equipped but devoted single parent to his two daughters, and taking the major step of dating where, to his shock, he's a hot commodity. Pictured: Left to Right: Walton Goggins as Wade, Rob Corddry as Forrest, Michaela Watkins as Delia, Omar Benson Miller as Ben, Maya Lynne Robinson as Michelle. Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS (C)2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Makenzie Moss*
· Maya Lynne Robinson as Michelle
· Michaela Watkins as Delia
· Omar Benson Miller as Ben
· Rob Corddry as Forrest
· Ruby Jay*
· Walton Goggins as Brady

CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Bill Martin as CRTR/EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· Grady Cooper as CRTR
· John Hamburg as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Mike Schiff as CRTR/EP
· Peyton Reed as EP
· Wendi Trilling as EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Kapital Entertainment
· TrillTV

DRAMAS

ALL RISE (A.K.A. COURTHOUSE)

ALL RISE -- A drama that follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal system. Pictured: Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS (C)2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

ALL RISE -- A drama that follows the dedicated, chaotic, hopeful, and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal system. Pictured (L-R): Wilson Bethel as DDA Mark Callan and Simone Missick as Lola Carmichael Photo: Michael Yarish/CBS (C)2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· J. Alex Brinson as Luke Weiland
· Jessica Camacho as Emily Lopez-Berarro
· Lindsay Mendez as Sara
· Marg Helgenberger as Judge Judith Benner
· Ruthie Ann Miles as Sherri
· Simone Missick as Lola
· Wilson Bethel as Mark Collins

CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Spottiswood as CRTR/EP
· Leonard Goldstein as EP
· Michael M. Robin as EP/DIR (Pilot)

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios*
· Warner Bros. Television

EVIL

EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines science vs. religion and the origins of evil. The series focuses on a skeptical female forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter to investigate and assess the Church's backlog of supposed miracles, demonic possessions and unexplained phenomena in CBS series EVIL on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Mike Colter as David Acosta and Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard and Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shroff Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS (C)2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

EVIL is a psychological mystery that examines science vs. religion and the origins of evil. The series focuses on a skeptical female forensic psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter to investigate and assess the Church's backlog of supposed miracles, demonic possessions and unexplained phenomena in CBS series EVIL on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Mike Colter as David Acosta and Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard Elizabeth Fisher/CBS (C)2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aasif Mandvi as Ben
· Brooklyn Shuck*
· Dalya Knapp*
· Katja Herbers as Kristen Benoist
· Maddy Crocco*
· Michael Emerson as Townsend
· Mike Colter as David Dacosta
· Skylar Gray*

CREW INFORMATION:
· Liz Glotzer as EP
· Michelle King as CRTR/EP
· Robert King as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· King Size Productions

FBI: MOST WANTED

FBI: MOST WANTED-Series centered on the Fugitive Task Force of the FBI that tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the FBI's Most Wanted list in the CBS series FBI: MOST WANTED on the the CBS Television Network. Pictured (L-R) Kellan Lutz as FBI Agent Crosby; Nathaniel Arcand as FBI Agent Clinton Skye; Roxy Sternberg as FBI Agent Sheryll Barnes and Julian McMahon as FBI Agent Jess Lacroix Photo: Michael Parmelee/CBS (C)2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alana de la Garza as Isobel Castille
· Julian McMahon as Jess LaCroix
· Keisha Castle-Hughes as Hana Gibson
· Kellan Lutz as Crosby
· Nathaniel Arcand as Clinton Skye
· Roxy Sternberg as Sheryll Barnes

CREW INFORMATION:
· Arthur W. Forney as EP
· Dick Wolf as CRTR/EP
· Fred Berner as DIR (Pilot)
· Peter Jankowski as EP
· Rene Balcer as CRTR/EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Universal Television
· Wolf Films

* denotes new addition since last update






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· ALL RISE (CBS)
· BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA (CBS)
· BROKE (CBS)
· CAROL'S SECOND ACT (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EVIL (CBS)
· FBI: MOST WANTED (CBS)
· UNICORN, THE (CBS)





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