CBS on Thursday handed out series series orders to a trio of dramas, including a firefighter procedural starring seal teamby Max Thieriot.
Other Projects Getting A Coveted Green Light On Eye Network: Police Drama east new york and legal thread So help me Todd.
The pickups come just hours after CBS canceled five of its current series, including Magnum PI, The United States of AI, B Positive, Good Sam Y how we roll.
country of firefka like lime fire, stars Thieriot as Bode Donovan, a young convict who joins a firefighting program for inmates in an attempt to shorten his prison sentence. The show takes him back to his hometown in Northern California, “where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive fires across the region,” according to the official description.
Thieriot – who will juggle seal team with his new Fire duties – co-wrote the story along with Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy, madam secretary), based on his experiences growing up in the Northern California fire zone.
The series hails from Jerry Bruckheimer and co-stars Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, and Diane Farr.
east new york – co-written by William Finkelstein (The Good Fight) and Mike Flynn (Big Sky) – follows Regina Haywood (played by Dickinson‘s Amanda Warren), “the newly promoted police captain of East New York, a working-class slum on the eastern edge of Brooklyn,” according to the official synopsis. She “leads a diverse group of officers and detectives, some of whom are reluctant to deploy their creative methods of serving and protecting amid social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification.”
The cast also includes Jimmy Smits, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Richard Kind and Kevin Rankin.
By last, So help me Todd – which overcame a backstage crisis this winter when Geena Davis walked out halfway through the production, to be replaced by Marcia Gay Harden – centers on a talented but directionless PI (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlists Skylar Astin) who reluctantly agrees to work as an internal investigator for his overbearing mother Joan (Harden), a successful lawyer reeling from the recent dissolution of her marriage.
scott prendergast (Wilfredo) wrote the script and it will serve as an EP alongside Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro.
In the meantime, CBS won’t be moving forward with its work in progress. First edition reboot, TVLine has confirmed. network True Lies project, however, remains in dispute.