Magazine article Variety

CBS Studios Intl

Magazine article Variety

CBS Studios Intl

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With CBS Television Studios involved in a number of co-productions whose international sales will be handled elsewhere, CBS Studios Intl. will have a more focused slate to take to L.A. Screenings shoppers.

Though not part of the fall sked, it's worth noting CBS will screen ballyhooed summer series Under the Dome, a 13-parter based on the post-apocalyptic Stephen King novel. But what's potentially fascinating is that among drama offerings from the new fall skeins, the most attractive globally might be a CW show, Reign, which brings a demo-friendly sensibility to the historical story of Mary, Queen of Scots. Another CW series, Star-Crossed, (co-starring Aimee Teegarden of Friday Night Lights) translates the Romeo and Juliet saga into futuristic alien-human terms.

Fans of Mad Men might recognize Anna Wood, who played scheming Hare Krishna follower Lakshmi, and her onscreen pseudo-beau Michael Gladis when they reappear in Reckless. Wood plays a south-side-of-Chicago-bred lawyer clashing with handsome southern city attorney (Cam Gigandet) over a police sex scandal in Charleston, S. …

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