Nellie Andreeva

CBS has picked up a third new drama series for next season. The order went to soapy legal drama Reckless. Written by Dana Stevens and directed by Catherine Hardwicke, Reckless is a sultry legal show set in Charleston, South Carolina, where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern City Attorney (Cam Gigandet, Anna Wood) struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal. CBS TV Studios is producing, with Kim Moses, Ian Sander, Corey Miller and Hardwicke executive producing and Stevens co-exec producing. Reckless joins procedural Intelligence from ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios and serialized thriller Hostages from Warner Bros TV. Nice going for the soapy Reckless, which was the last drama to get a pilot order at CBS and now has snagged a last-minute series order. Word is CBS isn’t necessarily done. Reckless had been one of five pilots left in contention, along with dramas Backstrom and NCIS: Red, which is rumored for a potential pickup, and comedies Friends With Better Lives and Bad Teacher.

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