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Kathy Bates' Nab CBS Pilot Order Leads to 'Good Fight' Spinoff 'Elsbeth' and 'Matlock' Reboots

In addition, CBS is opening a writer’s studio for “The Covenant” and the Sherlock Holmes spin-off “Watson,” with an eye toward what will be written for Making two scripts of the series- broadcast season.

Carrie Preston in 'The Good Fight' and Kathy Bates

Carrie Preston in 'The Good Fight' and Kathy BatesCarrie Preston in 'The Good Fight' and Kathy Bates

Carrie Preston in ‘The Good Fight’ (left) and Kathy Bates Elizabeth Fisher/CBS; Amy Sussman/Getty Images

CBS is adding two prominent lawyers to its roster.

Matlock , One of television’s most iconic crime dramas is getting a new life on CBS. The broadcast network, backed by Paramount Worldwide, issued a pilot order for a new rendition of the former defense attorney previously played by Andy Griffith. Kathy Bates Will accept the role on Madeleine Matlock.

also, The Good Wife/warlike by Robert and Michelle King is returning to CBS with the third series in the franchise, Elsbeth , star Carrie Preston will reprise her role on the show , which has also received a pilot order on the broadcast network. Here’s a pilot order for the first two TV series from CBS, currently looking for 2024- Airing season.

Additionally, CBS is looking for 1235310115-10 TV series broadcast season The Pact ( from its overall deal with the NAACP) and the Sherlock Holmes entry Watson . The duo’s writers’ room is opening as CBS is eyeing potential script-to-series orders as part of its increased focus on full-year development.

Matlock , a reboot of the former NBC and ABC program, from Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman via her overall deal with CBS Studios. Here’s the official log: “After achieving success at a young age, brilliant septuagenarian Madeleine Matlock (Bates) rejoins the workforce at a prestigious law firm, where she strategy to win cases and expose corruption from within.” Inspired by the classic TV series of the same name. Ullman, Joanna Klein and Eric Christian Olsen ( NCIS: Los Angeles ) executive produces with Bates.

Original Matlock Created by Dean Hargrove, starring Griffith, from broadcast nine seasons-1995, aired on NBC before moving to ABC for the final three . The show remains popular in syndication and is owned by Viacom Productions. The rights to the series were recently returned to Paramount Universal following the remerger of CBS and Viacom. Of note, CBS aired the spinoff Jack and the Fatty Eight seasons from the beginning-1987. Diagnosis: Murder Yes and also Jack and Fatty spinoff aired on CBS for eight seasons, from 1296-1992 (includes five telefilms).

Elsbeth, meanwhile, revolves around shrewd but unconventional attorney Elsbeth Tascioni (Preston), who, after a successful career in Chicago, uses her unique perspective to uniquely observe and Join the NYPD in rounding up prominent criminals. Robert and Michelle King are writing the screenplay.

Robert King will direct the pilot and Liz Glotzer will also executive produce. The drama comes from CBS Studios, where the Kings have been based in blockbuster deals for years.

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Amy Reisenbach’s first pilot order

. The former head of the current show replaced Kelly Carr at the network last year. Her tenure at the network goes back to At the time she was the manager of the current programming department.

CBS is expected to order the comedy pilot at a later date as the network looks to expand its current slate of previous renewals Little Sheldon, Ghost, Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola. Sources say network is spending more – effective way to get into pilot season after pick-up 01last year Comedy and drama. As far as the script-to-series approach, sources say Reisenbach is increasingly committed to producing shows throughout the year. CBS ordered last season of Justin Hartley TV The Never Game and take the time to get the idea right before finally pushing the series to failure 2024. This process, coupled with a potential writers strike, opens up writers for The Pact

room and Watson is more attractive, the sources said.

contract Adapted from the book The Contract: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Make a Dream Come True by Dr. Sampson Davis, Dr. George Jenkins and Dr. Rameck Hunt with Lisa Frazier Page. After a childhood pact to become doctors, three friends from downtown Newark reunite in their hometown to open a medical center to serve the community. Marcus Dalzine (How to get away with it ) will be with Sheila Ducksworth (With This RingCarrie Preston in 'The Good Fight' and Kathy Bates co-wrote the script and executive produced), Leon Russell and Derek Johnson. The three doctors will also executive produce on the CBS Studios TV series. Ducksworth, ex-Will Packer exec, hired in October 2020 Oversaw CBS’s overall deal with the NAACP.

Meanwhile, Watson from elementary school Showrunner Craig Sweeney, revolves around Dr. John Watson, head of a clinic dedicated to treating rare genetic disorders, only to discover A shocking secret makes him a target of Moriarty again. Inspired by the characters in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes Mysteries. Sweeny will write the script and executive produce with Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan and Dr. Sharon Moalem. The project comes from CBS Studios, where Kapital has a mini-studio.

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