Hate Crime Drama Produced by Katie Couric Scores CBS Pilot Pickup

Katie Couric is returning to CBS.

The network on Monday systematic a play commander from a former CBS Evening News anchor, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The untitled plan follows an chosen group of investigators for a Northeast Regional U.S. Hate Crimes Unit who solve a innumerable of crimes opposite amiability as they confront their possess biases.

Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married) penned a commander and will executive furnish with Couric, David Marshall Grant, Alex Kurtzman and his Secret Hideout producing partner Heather Kadin. CBS Television Studios will produce.

This is a sixth play set adult during CBS this deteriorate and a second from Kurtzman and Kadin. The twin are also operative on a Alan Cumming play Killer Instinct in further to CBS All Access’ arriving Star Trek: Discovery.

So distant all of CBS’ play pilots accost in-house from CBS TV Studios, with only one comedy — Me, Myself and I — from an outward studio (Warner Bros. TV).

Should a play be picked up, it would be a initial scripted array for Couric. Since withdrawal CBS News in 2011, she has hosted a ephemeral daytime uncover for ABC and many recently incited her courtesy to documentaries such as Under a Gun and Nat Geo’s arriving Gender Revolution.

Couric also is exec producing a arriving Lifetime TV film about a Flint H2O predicament starring Cher.

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