EXCLUSIVE: Ian Sander and Kim Moses’ newly independent Sander/Moses Prods. (The Ghost Whisperer) has set up dramas at ABC and CBS and has put several reality projects in development. The duo serve as executive produce on all shows.
Gaslight at ABC is written/exec produced by feature scribe Michael Cooney (Identity). It is described as a lavish soap opera of passion, greed and hope set in a present-day Steampunk World in which three rival families battle for power and redemption in a re-imagined San Francisco. The project is produced by ABC Studios, extending Sander/Moses’ relationship with the studio where the company had a first-look deal for the past eight years.
CBS’ Reckless, written/exec produced by Dana Stevens (City Of Angels), is set in Charleston where sex and crime walk hand in hand as two adversaries, a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern city attorney, struggle to hide their attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal that threatens to implode the city. CBS TV Studios is producing. The project reunites Sander and Moses with CBS, the network which aired The Ghost Whisperer, produced by ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios.
Three months ago, Sander and Moses relocated from the Walt Disney Studios lot to The Lot in Hollywood. The duo’s move to independence was prompted by their desire to collaborate more freely with all studios, networks and cable outlets, they said. “ABC Studios has been wonderfully supportive, and we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with them,” Sander and Moses said. “We also are looking forward to renewing our collaboration with CBS.”
On the unscripted side, Sander/Moses has acquired the rights to develop and produce an American version of Denmark’s reality show Restaurant Behind Bars aka Jailhouse Cook. The U.S. version will feature a top chef who sets up a fine-dining restaurant within one of America’s toughest prisons, teaching inmates culinary skills they can apply to a new career once released. Sander/Moses’ reality slate also includes:
• Sex, Murder And Caviar, which explores the world of glamorous California Caviar Company CEO Debra Keane–’the caviar queen’–and her female posse, as they confront various challenges and rogues in their quest to bring caviar to the masses;
• Braddock, a once bustling industrial mecca in Pennsylvania turned ghost town, that is now being reborn and rebuilt in the 21st Century;
• The Big Hurt, which follows retired baseball player Frank Thomas, who seeks balance as a husband, father and entrepreneur while traversing the heartland building his Big Hurt Beer brand, providing Chicago White Sox commentary and living with his wife and kids near the Las Vegas Strip. Sander/Moses, repped by UTA and Tom Hoberman, also owns digital content creation and distribution company, SLAM.
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