East New York, Fire Country, So Help Me Todd: CBS Orders Three New Drama Series

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    CBS is setting up its new line-up for next season and three new dramas will be filling the roster. For the 2022-23 season, viewers will see East New York, Fire Country (above), and So Help Me Todd on the network. These are in addition to the action-comedy True Lies reboot which has also been ordered by CBS.

    CBS revealed more about the new series in a press release.


    EPs/W: William Finkelstein, Mike Flynn
    EP/D: Michael M. Robin (Skyemac Productions)
    EPs: Christine Holder, Mark Holder (Wonder Street)
    Co-EP: Andrew Maher (Skyemac)
    STUDIO: Warner Bros. Television
    LOGLINE: Regina Haywood is the newly promoted deputy inspector of East New York, a working-class neighborhood at the edge of Brooklyn. She leads a diverse group of officers and detectives, some of whom are reluctant to deploy her creative methods of serving and protecting in the midst of social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification.
    CAST: Amanda Warren, Kevin Rankin, Jimmy Smits, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Richard Kind, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lavel Schley and Olivia Luccardi

    FIRE COUNTRY (formerly known as “Cal Fire”)

    EPs/Teleplay Written by/Story Co-Written by: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater
    EP/Story Co-Written by: Max Thieriot
    EP/D: James Strong (pilot only)
    EP: David Grae
    EPs: Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed (Jerry Bruckheimer Television)
    STUDIO: CBS Studios
    LOGLINE: Seeking redemption and a shortened prison sentence, young convict Bode Donovan joins a firefighting program that returns him to his small Northern California hometown, where he and other inmates work alongside elite firefighters to extinguish massive blazes across the region. Inspired by Max Thieriot’s experiences growing up in northern California fire country.
    CAST: Max Thieriot, Billy Burke, Kevin Alejandro, Diane Farr, Stephanie Arcila, Jordan Calloway, Jules Latimer

    SO HELP ME TODD (formerly known as “Untitled Mother/Son Legal Drama”)

    EP/Writer: Scott Prendergast
    EPs/Showrunners: Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro
    EP/D: Amy York Rubin (pilot only)
    EPs: Dr. Phil McGraw, Jay McGraw, Julia Eisenman (Stage 29 Productions)
    STUDIO: CBS Studios
    LOGLINE: Despite their opposing personalities, a talented but directionless P.I. who is the black sheep of his family begrudgingly agrees to work as the in-house investigator for his overbearing mother, a successful attorney reeling from the recent dissolution of her marriage.
    CAST: Marcia Gay Harden, Skylar Astin, Madeline Wise, Tristen J. Winger, Inga Schlingmann and Rosa Arredondo”

    Premiere dates for the new shows will be announced later.

    What do you think? Are you excited to check out East New York, Fire Country, or So Help Me Todd on CBS next fall?

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