CBS has picked up six new scripted series for next season. The pilots getting the official nod for next season are comedies Friend Me and Partners, while on the drama side, the network has picked up Elementary, Golden Boy, Made In Jersey and Vegas.
Elementary is a modern take on the stories of Sherlock Holmes, set in New York. The series stars Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu and Aidan Quinn. CBS Television Studios is producing, with Robert Doherty, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly serving as executive producers.
Friend Me is a multi-camera comedy from writers Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal which follows best friends Evan and Rob, who move from Indiana to Los Angeles to start their exciting new lives working at Groupon. The cast includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicholas Braun, Parvesh Cheena, Tim Robinson and Dan Ahdoot. CBS Television Studios and The Tannenbaum Company are producing, with Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Alan Kirschenbaum and Ajay Sahgal serving as executive producers.
Golden Boy (formerly know as Untitled Nichols Wooton/Greg Berlanti Project) was created by Nicholas Wootton and follows one man’s meteoric rise from police officer, to detective, to police commissioner. The series stars Theo James, Bonnie Somerville, Chi McBride Holt McCallany, Kevin Alejandro and Stella Maeve. Berlanti Productions is producing in association with Warner Bros. Television, with Nicholas Wootton and Greg Berlanti serving as executive producers.
Made In Jersey (formerly known as Baby Big Shot), which hails from Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios, is a legal drama set in a Manhattan law firm, in which a working class woman uses “street smarts” to compete against her colleagues. The cast includes Janet Montgomery, Stephanie March, Kyle MacLachlan, Erin Cummings, Toni Trucks, Felix Solis, Pablo Schreiber and Donna Murphy.
Partners, another multi-camera comedy (this is CBS after all), follows two best friends; one straight, one gay. Their friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. The comedy series stars Michael Urie, Sophia Bush, David Krumholtz, Brandon Routh and Tracy Vilar. KoMut Entertainment are producing in association with Warner Bros. Television, with David Kohan and Max Mutchnick serving as executive producers.
Vegas, which was created by Nicholas Pileggi and Greg Walker, is a period drama set in the 1960’s which is based on the life of Ralph Lamp – the rodeo cowboy turned Sheriff of Las Vegas. The cast includes Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, Jason O’Mara, Carrie-Anne Moss and Taylor Handley. CBS Television Studios is producing, with Nicolas Pileggi, Greg Walker, James Mangold, Cathy Konrad and Arthur Sarkissian serving as executive producers.