Tad Quill Signs Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios, Joins New CBS Series ‘We Are Men’

By | Thursday May 16, 2013 @ 11:37am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Tad Quill has signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, he will join the studio’s new CBS single-camera comedy series We Are Men as consulting producer. The project, created/executive produced by … Read More »

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R.I.P. Robert Linden

By | Friday April 5, 2013 @ 5:24pm PDT

Robert Linden, the associate director of music at CBS Television Studios, died Wednesday after a battle with leukemia. He was 57. Linden had in-depth knowledge of key studio products and cultivated important relationships with CBS staff composers and … Read More »

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Benderspink Re-Ups First-Look Deal With CBS TV Studios

By | Friday March 8, 2013 @ 5:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Benderspink (Kyle XY) has inked a new first-look deal with CBS TV Studios. The pact, which ends May 31, 2014, extends Benderspink’s relationship with CBS TV Studios where the company has been since 2008. Under the … Read More »

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CW Pilot ‘The Selection’ Casts Aspen, ‘Reign’ Finds Its Queen

By | Monday March 4, 2013 @ 12:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lucien LaviscountIn his first pilot season in the U.S., young British actor Lucien Laviscount (Skins) has landed one of the male leads in the CW reboot of The Selection after arriving in Los Angeles less … Read More »

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Bryan Singer To Spearhead ‘Twilight Zone’ Series Reboot For CBS TV Studios

By | Wednesday December 19, 2012 @ 10:31am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: The Twilight Zone is eying a return to primetime. X-Men director Bryan Singer has closed a deal to develop, executive produce and possibly direct a reboot of Rod Serling’s classic. The drama series project, now in early … Read More »

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Megan Boone To Do Arc On ‘Blue Bloods’ As Danny’s Partner, Subs For Jennifer Esposito

By | Thursday October 25, 2012 @ 7:10pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: CBS and CBS TV Studios have recruited another actress to fill the void left by co-star Jennifer Esposito being sidelined with Celiac disease. Law & Order: LA alumna Megan Boone has been tapped to play a … Read More »

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Sherri Cooper & Jennifer Levin Sign Overall Deal WIth CBS TV Studios

By | Monday September 24, 2012 @ 11:18am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Sherri Cooper and Jennifer Levin, who wrote and are executive producing the CW’s Beauty And The Beast reboot, have signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios, the studio behind the freshman series. The two-year pact will include Cooper and Levin’s services as executive producers/co-showrunners on Beauty And The Beast, which they run with Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson. Read More »

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Gary Fleder Signs Deal With CBS TV Studios

By | Monday September 10, 2012 @ 4:25pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Gary Fleder’s company Mojo Films has signed a two-year deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, Fleder will continue as an executive producer on the studio’s new CW drama series Beauty And The Beast whose pilot he directed. It marked the ninth pilot helmed by Fleder to go to series. He also recently directed the key post-pilot episode of another new CBS TV Studios drama series, CBS’ Vegas. Read More »

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Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly’s Company Re-Ups WIth CBS TV Studios

By | Monday June 18, 2012 @ 12:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Sarah Timberman ElementaryEXCLUSIVE: Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly are staying put at CBS TV Studios. The duo’s Timberman/Beverly Prods has signed a new three-year overall deal with CBS Studios, where they have been since 2010. Like their previous pact, the new one is exclusive in network TV and first-look in cable. Timberman and Beverly landed new series on the air in both years of their first deal with CBS Studios. The company is behind one of this fall’s highest-profile new shows, CBS’ Sherlock Holmes Carl Beverly CBS TV Studiosreboot Elementary, which landed the marquee Thursday 10 PM slot. It is one of three series Timberman/Beverly has on the air alongside FX’s Justified and Showtime’s newly picked up Masters Of Sex, both produced by Sony Pictures TV, where Timberman and Beverly were previously based. Last season, Timberman/Beverly had two freshman series on the CBS schedule, Unforgettable and A Gifted Man. Following the surprise cancellation of Unforgettable, the studios that produced the drama procedural, CBS TV Studios and Sony TV, are currently exploring ways to continue it elsewhere. Read More »

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‘Good Wife’ Writer Corinne Brinkerhoff Inks With CBS Studios, Joins ‘Elementary’

By | Tuesday June 5, 2012 @ 5:42pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Hot young writer Corinne Brinkerhoff has signed a two-tear deal with CBS TV Studios. For the past three years, Brinkerhoff worked on CBS TV Studios’ praised CBS legal drama The Good Wife, which she joined after the pilot, rising to … Read More »

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Nick Santora Signs Deal With CBS Studios

By | Friday May 18, 2012 @ 1:40pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Breakout Kings co-creator Nick Santora has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the pact, he will join the studio’s new CBS drama series Vegas starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis as co-executive producer and will develop new projects. The deal reunites Santora with CBS Studios president David Stapf. As a writer-producer on the CBS drama The Guardian Santora worked with Stapf, then head of current programming at CBS.

Santora did stints on The Guardian, The Sopranos and Law & Order before joining Fox’s Prison Break right after the pilot. He worked on the Fox drama for its entire four-year run, rising to co-executive producer and landing an overall deal with the series’ producer, 20th Century Fox TV. Santora and Prison Break executive producer Matt Olmstead went on to create Breakout Kings, originally for Fox. The project migrated to A&E where it was picked up to series and ran for two years via 20th TV’s Fox21 until the network’s decision yesterday not to proceed with Season 3. Both Santora and Olmstead have already lined up their next gigs — Santora is off to CBS Studios and Vegas, Olmstead recently signed on as showrunner on the new NBC/Dick Wolf drama series Chicago Fire. Read More »

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Comedy Showrunner Greg Garcia Moves To CBS TV Studios With 4-Year Overall Deal

By | Friday May 11, 2012 @ 9:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Greg Garcia Raising HopeEXCLUSIVE: After 14 years and three series at 20th Century Fox TV, Greg Garcia is moving to CBS TV Studios. In the biggest overall deal for a writer so far … Read More »

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Writer-Producer Craig Turk Inks Overall Deal With CBS Studios, Will Join ‘The Good Wife’

By | Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 12:07pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After a four-year stint on the ABC/ABC Studios medical drama Private Practice, writer/producer Craig Turk is moving to CBS TV Studios with an overall deal. Under the pact, Turk, a former attorney, will serve as a consulting producer on the … Read More »

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Comedy Writer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel Signs Deal With CBS TV Studios

By | Wednesday April 18, 2012 @ 3:54pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy writer-producer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios. I hear the pact is purely for development, though Sanchez-Witzel could consult on CBS Studios series part-time. She will have an office on the Radford … Read More »

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‘CSI’ Co-Showrunner Don McGill Signs New Deal With CBS TV Studios

By | Thursday April 5, 2012 @ 6:32pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation executive producer/co-showrunner Don McGill has signed a new three-year overall deal with the series’ producer CBS TV Studios. Under the new pact, McGill will continue on CSI, which was recently renewed for … Read More »

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Jennie Urman Signs Deal With CBS Studios

By | Tuesday March 27, 2012 @ 12:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Jennie Snyder Urman, creator/executive producer of the CW drama pilot First Cut, has signed a two-year overall deal with the studio that produces it, CBS TV Studios. Urman has a long relationship with CBS TV Studios. She served as co-executive producer on its CW series 90210. Last season, she … Read More »

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Michael Cuesta Signs Overall Deal With CBS Studios, Will Direct CBS Pilot ‘Elementary’

By | Thursday January 26, 2012 @ 5:51pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Hot off directing the pilot for Showtime’s acclaimed new drama series Homeland, which he also executive produces, Michael Cuesta has signed an overall deal with CBS TV Studios. Under the seven-figure pact, which starts immediately and runs through June … Read More »

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Publicists Name CBS TV Studios’ David Stapf Television Showman Of The Year

By | Wednesday November 30, 2011 @ 1:17pm PST

CBS Television Studios president David Stapf will receive the Television Showman of the Year award at the ICG’s Publicists Awards Luncheon, set for February 24 at the Beverly Hilton. Stapf was SVP Advertising, Publicity and Promotion at Warner Bros … Read More »

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Cable Pilot Castings: Andrea Rosen To Star In ‘Andrew Gurland’, 3 Join ‘Village People’

By | Monday November 21, 2011 @ 7:36pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

New York-based actress-comedian Andrea Rosen (Comedy Central’s Michael & Michael Have Issues) has landed the female lead opposite Andrew Gurland in Showtime’s comedy pilot The Andrew Gurland Project (form. Gurland On Gurland). The project, produced by Showtime in association with CBS TV Studios and Glenn Gordon Caron’s Picturemaker Prods., is a first-person documentary comedy written, directed and starring filmmaker Andrew Gurland, which reflects his real family life and the challenges he faces pursuing the next phase of his career. Gurland and Caron are executive producing. Rosen is with Gersh. Read More »

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