CBS has placed a 13-episode midseason order for a new drama just weeks after the project was presumed dead, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
Producing studio 20th Century Fox TV and CBS couldn’t come to an agreement on Tom Spezialy’s CIA drama "Chaos" after negotiating for five weeks, and the actors’ options expired on June 30. "But in the past 3 days, the network and the studio were able to patch things up on the dealmaking front (the lunch CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler had with 20th TV chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman on Monday certainly helped) and to get the cast back," Andreeva writes.
"Coming back for the series are the pilot’s star Freddy Rodriguez and co-stars Eric Close, James Murray, Tim Blake Nelson and Carmen Ejogo. Per decision the network and studio made right after the upfront, Stephen Rea, who was also in the pilot, will be recast."