‘Hail Mary’ Not Going Forward At CBS, Being Shopped Around

By | Tuesday May 17, 2011 @ 7:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

CBS has passed on Hail Mary. An early frontrunner, the buddy PI pilot starring Minnie Driver eventually lost momentum at the network. But the project has been a favorite at producing studio Warner Bros TV, and I hear that it is now being shopped around to other … Read More »

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PILOT PANIC: Last-Minute CBS Updates

Nellie Andreeva

With CBS’ pickup for the frontrunners on the drama side, Person of Interest, and comedy side, Two Broke Girls, the next tier of contenders are rising to frontrunner status. The two locks on the hourling side seem … Read More »

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Primetime Pilot Panic: ABC & CBS Updates

Nellie Andreeva

With Fox done with its series orders and NBC pretty much done too, attention is focusing on ABC and CBS. ABC is expected to make its series pickups tomorrow. Here is the latest buzz on the two networks:

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Primetime Pilot Panic: Screenings Updates

Nellie Andreeva

The marathon pilot screenings at the broadcast networks are in full force. While they are rarely the deciding factor in the networks’ final series pickup decisions, they help solidify early standouts’ frontrunner positions and sometimes breathe life into pilots that might have been written off too soon. Here are some … Read More »

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Brandon T. Jackson To Star In CBS’ ‘Hail Mary’

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: In his first regular series gig, Tropic Thunder co-star Brandon T. Jackson has been tapped as the male lead opposite Minnie Driver in  CBS’ buddy P.I. pilot Hail Mary. Penned by  Jeff Wadlow, the project centers on Mary Beth … Read More »

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Minnie Driver To Star In CBS Private Eye Drama Pilot, Alan Tudyk Joins ABC Comedy

Nellie Andreeva

Minnie Driver is returning to series television as star of CBS’ drama pilot Hail Mary. The project, created by Jeff Wadlow and executive produced by Ilene Chaiken, is a buddy P.I. show set in Atlanta that focuses on a … Read More »

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Ilene Chaiken To Run CBS Drama Pilot ‘Hail Mary’, Alex Graves To Direct ABC’s ‘Poe’

Nellie Andreeva

The L Word co-creator/executive producer Ilene Chaiken has joined CBS’ private eye drama pilot Hail Mary as executive producer/showrunner. The project, created by Jeff Wadlow, is a buddy P.I. show set in Atlanta that focuses on a suburban … Read More »

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CBS Picks Up Medical, PI Drama Pilots

Nellie Andreeva

CBS has added two drama pilots to its slate: The Doctor, a medical/family drama from Privileged creator Rina Mimoun, and Hail Mary, a buddy PI show from writer Jeff Wadlow. The Doctor, which originally landed at CBS in August … Read More »

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‘Odds’ Creator Jeff Wadlow Sells 2 Projects

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: On the heels of his first pilot order last season, CBS’ The Odds, Jeff Wadlow has landed two projects this season, Hail Mary at CBS and Rush at the CW. Both are from Warner Bros. TV and Silver Pictures, which also produced The OddsHail Mary is about a female P.I. in the South who partners with her murdered son’s best friend. Rush is about undercover cops working the New York nightclub scene. Wadlow is writing and executive producing both projects with an eye to direct the potential pilots. Beau Bauman is also producing. Read More »

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