Carol Barbee, creator of the new Alex O’Loughlin-led drama "Three Rivers," has signed a new overall deal with CBS Television Studios, the Hollywood Reporter says.
The standard two-year pact comes on the heels of CBS ordering "Rivers" to series and the CW greenlighting the Barbee-developed drama "The Beautiful Life." Barbee plans to focus on running "Rivers"; Mike Kelley is executive producing "Beautiful Life."
Barbee has been involved with a number of CBS cult favorites, including "Jericho" and "Swingtown." The Endeavor-repped writer has been based at CBS TV Studios since 2005.