Writers Joan Rater and Tony Phelan of Grey’s Anatomy had been working on the concept for the show along with CBS, which co-starred Graceland’s Vanessa Ferlito as George, Nancy’s former partner at the NYPD, and ER’s Anthony Edwards as Nancy’s father. (No news yet on who they’d potentially landed to play that updated version of Bess.)Deadline adds Drew “is being shopped to other outlets by CBS TV Studios.” It does seem like a saleable idea, with a good cast attached.
The reason for the nix? Apparently, “the pilot tested well but skewed too female for CBS’ schedule.” Whatever that means.
Monday, May 16, 2016
This is a rather surprising development. CBS-TV has decided not to pick up a prospective new series, Drew, starring the magnetic Sarah Shahi (Life, Fairly Legal) in the role of “Nancy Drew reimagined as a thirty-something NYPD detective.” Explains The Mary Sue: