Amanda Warren-led police drama East New York, Max Thieriot-led and co-created inmate firefighter drama Fire Country (formerly known as Cal Fire) and legal drama So Help Me Todd, starring Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin as a mother-and-son legal team, have been picked up for the 2022-2023 season. Comedy pilots Rust Belt News, Unplanned in Akron, Sober Companion and The Hug Machine were all rejected. CBS also scrapped Early Edition reboot pilot. "I hear So Help Me Todd, which has comedic overtones, may join the lineup behind the 8 PM comedy block, anchored by flagship Young Sheldon and possibly featuring breakout hit Ghosts," says Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "So Help Me Todd has been one of the Cinderella stories of the 2022 broadcast season. Taking a big blow early on when the female lead was recast, with Marcia Gay Harden replacing Geena Davis, the pilot hung in there and had a big finish with strong testing results."
TOPICS: Fire Country, CBS, Early Edition (2022), East New York, The Hug Machine, Rust Belt News, Sober Companion, So Help Me Todd, Unplanned in Akron, Cancelations, Renewals & Pickups, In Development