The Complete Pilot Report: CBS Has Beverly Hills Cop, Josh Holloway and Toni Collette
Eddie Murphy, Toni Collette | Photo Credits: Paramount/The Kobal Collection, JB Lacroix/WireImage
The fall TV season is taking shape. Networks have ordered dozens of new pilots starring familiar faces like Lost's Josh Holloway, Andy Samberg, The Office's Ellie Kemper and Malin Akerman (Watchmen), and from proven producers like J.J. Abrams, Arrow's Greg Berlanti, David Shore (House) and Joss Whedon.
To keep track of who's doing what, read our complete list of all the series projects in contention — there are nearly 100! — and check back for updates on their status. Here are the CBS pilots: (Click here for ABC, CW, Fox and NBC.)
A lawyer and an ex-con team up as "victim advocates," going to the very edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog. The Mentalist's Bruno Heller will write and executive-produce.
Anatomy of Violence
A criminal psychologist who studies sociopaths partners with a young female detective with whom he shares a conflicted past. Homeland producers Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Alex Cary will write and executive-produce.
Beverly Hills Cop
In a sorta-sequel to the movie franchise, Axel Foley's (Eddie Murphy) police officer son (Brandon T. Jackson) patrols the rich and famous of Beverly Hills. The Shield's Shawn Ryan will write and executive-produce with Murphy. Kevin Pollak and David Denman will also star.
Toni Collette plays a surgeon who is recruited to operate on the president, an assignment that propels her family into a grand political conspiracy. Dylan McDermott is an FBI agent tasked with helping the family. Based on an Israeli series, the pilot is written and executive-produced by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow). Jerry Bruckheimer will also executive-produce.
At the U.S. Cyber Command, a unit has been created around one agent (Lost's Josh Holloway) with a very special gift — a microchip has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Michael Seitzman will write and executive-produce with American Horror Story's David Semel, who will direct.
An upcoming episode of NCIS: Los Angeles will act as this show's backdoor pilot, in which a small mobile team of agents — John Corbett, Kim Raver, Gillian Alexy, Scott Grimes and Edwin Hodge among them — are forced to live and work together as they crisscross the country solving crimes. From NCIS: LA creator Shane Brennan. Miguel Ferrer will also star.
The son of a Kennedy-esque family leaves the priesthood to become a lawyer to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated. Lisa Takeuchi Cullen will write, while War Horse's Frank Marshall and Devious Maids' Larry Shuman will executive-produce.
A sultry legal show set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern city attorney struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing amidst a police sex scandal. What About Brian creator Dana Stevens will write and executive-produce with Ghost Whisperer producers Ian Sander and Kim Moses.
Based on the U.K. series of the same name, this gothic psychological thriller tells the story of a detective who has hallucinations caused by an autoimmune virus. He discovers that catching the killer depends as much on these insights as it does his eyesight. Homeland executive producer Michael Cuesta will write and executive-produce with his brother Gerald Cuesta and CSI executive producer Carol Mendelsohn.