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Rob Doherty Extends CBS TV Studios Deal, Joins CW Pilot ‘Heavenly’ As Showrunner

By | Wednesday March 2, 2011 @ 4:55pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Doherty has extended his overall deal at CBS TV Studios for another year. Under the new pact, the veteran Medium writer-producer will join another female-centered supernatural drama from CBS TV Studios, the CW pilot Heavenly. Doherty will serve as executive producer-showrunner on the project, about a dedicated young female attorney and a former angel-turned-human who tackle cases together at the attorney’s legal aid clinic. Richard Hatem created the show and will executive produce the pilot with Doherty, Ross Fineman and Mimi Leder who is set to direct. UTA-repped Doherty spent the last 5 seasons on Medium, rising to executive producer. He previously worked on Point Pleasant, Tru Calling, Dark Angel and Star Trek: Voyager.

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Easy A helmer Will Gluck will make his TV directing debut with the Fox half-hour pilot Iceland, a single-camera romantic comedy from Sony TV about a group of friends moving forward after the loss of a loved one. UTA-repped Gluck, who started off as a TV comedy writer-producer, segued into feature directing with Fired Up!, Easy A and the upcoming romantic comedy Friends with Benefits, which he also co-wrote.

Mimi Leder is set to direct the CW pilot Heavenly, from writer-executive producer Richard Hatem and CBS TV Studios. Leder will also executive produce the pilot, about a dedicated young female attorney and a former angel-turned-human who tackle cases together at the attorney’s legal aid clinic. Emmy winner Leder, repped by CAA and Industry, has directed 6 pilots that have gone to series.

The World Is Not Enough helmer Michael Apted will direct Marc Cherry’s ABC drama pilot Hallelujah. It is set in the town of Hallelujah, Tenn., which is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil and whose fortunes change when a stranger comes to town, bringing justice, peace and possibly restoring faith. Law & Order alum Jesse L. Martin recently became the first actor cast in the pilot. Apted most recently directed The Read More »

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