CBS has just handed out it series orders for next season. All told the network has picked up 6 pilots; 2 drama, 4 comedy. Those pilots to get the nod are Crazy Ones, Hostages, Intelligence, The Millers (formerly known as Greg Garcia Project), Mom and We Are Men (formerly known as Untitled Rob Greenberg project). There is no official word on the fates of CSI: NY, Golden Boy, Rules of Engagement or Vegas, but none are expected to return.
From David E. Kelley (whose medical drama series Monday Mornings was just cancelled by TNT), Crazy Ones is a father-daughter workplace comedy set in an advertising agency. The comedy series is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and stars Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, James Wolk, Hamish Linklater and Amanda Setton. The pilot was directed by Jason Winer, with Kelley, Winer, Dean Lorey, Bill D’Elia, John Montgomery and Mark Teitelbaum serving as executive producers.
Created by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Hostages is based on an Israeli format and follows a surgeon who is selected to operate on the President of the United States. When her family is kidnapped, however, she finds herself in the middle of a political conspiracy and must do everything she can to save their lives. The drama is produced by Warner Bros. Television & Bruckheimer Television and stars Toni Collette, Tate Donovan, Dylan McDermott, Quinn Shephard, Sandrine Holt, Billy Brown, Mateus Ward, Rhys Coiro and James Naughton. The pilot was directed by Nachmanoff, with Jerry Bruckheimer, Nachmanoff, Chayim Sharir, Jonathan Littman, Rotem Shamir and Omri Givon serving as executive producers.
Intelligence was written by Michael Seitzman and follows a unit inside U.S. Cyber Command that has been created around one agent with a very special gift — a microchip that has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The drama is produced by ABC Studios and stars Meghan Ory, Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger, Michael Rady, James Martinez, PJ Byrne and John Billingsley. The pilot was directed by David Semel, with Seitzman, Semel, Tripp Vinson and Rene Echevarria serving as executive producers.
Created by Greg Garcia, The Millers tells the story of a recently divorced man whose life gets more complicated when his parents have marital problems of their own. The comedy series is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, JB Smoove, Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Michael Rapaport. The pilot was directed by comedy veteran James Burrows, with Garcia serving as the executive producer.
Penned by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky & Gemma Baker, Mom follows a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley. The comedy series is produced by Warner Bros. Television & Chuck Lorre Productions and stars Anna Faris (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs), Allison Janney (The West Wing), Nate Corddry (Harry’s Law), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), French Stewart (The Middle), Blake Garrett Rosenthal (New Girl), Spencer Daniels (Star Trek) and Sadie Calvano (J. Edgar). The pilot was directed by Pam Fryman, with Lorre, Gorodetsky and Baker serving as executive producers.
We Are Men was written by Rob Greenberg and follows a young man who finds camaraderie living among the more experienced guys he meets in a short-term rental complex. The comedy series is produced by CBS Television Studios and stars Chris Smith, Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell and Kal Penn. The pilot was directed by Greenberg, With Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Greenberg serving as executive producers.