Pilots: 'The Shield' Creator Produces 'Contractor' for CBS
Network is also looking at another medical and crime procedural pilot
The network has picked up the pilots for the Shawn Ryan-produced "Confessions of a Contractor," the medical drama "The Eastmans" and "I, Witness," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Ryan, who created FX's "The Shield" and CBS' "The Unit," is exec-producing "Contractor," based on Richard Murphy's book of the same name. The novel relates the story of a successful Los Angeles contractor who is torn between two women -- who just happen to be his clients and have a mystery in their shared pasts.
Murphy has written the pilot and will also serve as co-executive producer with Jeff Okin and Paul Green.
"Eastmans," from writer-executive producer Margaret Nagle and Warner Bros. TV, is the third medical pilot CBS has been looking at along with the organ transplant-centric "Three Rivers" and Jerry Bruckheimer-produced "Miami Trauma," about trauma surgeons.
"Eastmans" centers on a complicated family of doctors.
On more familiar ground is the crime procedural "I Witness," from "CSI: NY" exec-producer/showrunner Pam Veasey and supervising producer Trey Callaway.
"I Witness" revolves around the adventures of a detective/professor who uses her psycho-physiological skills to solve crimes.