CBS Picks Up Nicholas Wootton And Greg Berlanti's Golden Boy Pilot
Back in August, Greg Berlanti sold a cop drama, called Golden Boy, to CBS. At the time, Berlanti already had sold a legal drama to Fox. TV Blend may have riffed a legal drama and a cop drama are not the most original premises for TV programs; regardless, for CBS, a network chock full of procedurals in its drama department, Golden Boy should prove a perfect fit Ė especially for those audiences over fifty.
So, it's really no surprise Golden Boy, which is written and executive produced by Nicholas Wootton, with Greg Berlanti on board to executive produce, has been picked up to pilot. According to Deadline, CBS made the deal official on Monday. To Berlantiís credit, Golden Boy seems a little different than the average procedural, following one police officer who climbs up the ranks to detective and later police commissioner. Although, I suppose the rank climbing does sound a little like the now-canceled Against The Wall, about a female cop who pushes into the internal affairs department as a detective, Iím absolutely certain there will be different conflict in Golden Boy.
If youíve been keeping up with Berlanti, you know the man actually has three pilot commitments for the upcoming TV season. There is Guilty, the aforementioned ex-defense attorney show over at Fox. Then, there is Arrow, the Green Arrow superhero drama meant to replace Smallville on the CW. Plus, of course, Golden Boy. Three pilots on three different networks is a pretty stunning achievement.
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