Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mark Burnett Goes Scripted for CBS; Roma Downey to Co-Exec Produce

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett at the 7th Annual Geffen GalaBy LillyKat
PTR Senior Staff Writer

Since we here at PTR like to keep tabs on our faves, we'll file this under: Total.Coolness.

(Or: Please, CBS, take this from "script commitment" to pilot order to full blown series to a reason to put Roma Downey back in primetime).

News yesterday from the Hollywood Reporter (and elsewhere) that CBS has given a script commitment for a drama project teaming reality show kingpin Mark Burnett with Dirty Sexy Money creator Craig Wright.

HOWEVER, the best part (as far as we're concerned) is that PTR Fave Roma Downey (who is married to Burnett) will co-executive produce the project.


The premise of the show?

It's not a procedural.


Like we need another one.

Rather, the untitled project, to be produced by Sony Pictures TV, is set to be about a lawyer who, after a near-fatal car crash, is offered a second chance at life by the ghost of his ex-wife.

Am I the only one thinking dearest Roma SHOULD BE the ghostly ex-wife?

(Pipe dream on my part, I know. She already told us here at PTR how much she prefers being out of the limelight these days; we don't blame her).

But alas, one can dream. And so, too, can CBS given that little show she used to do called Touched By An Angel is a legend - and still watched in droves in syndication over on the Hallmark Channel.

Angel. Spirit. Ghost. Apparition. It all works for me when Roma's involved.

And kudos to Mark for getting his wish to delve deeper into the scripted drama realm.

We'll be watching hoping to see if it gets picked up for actual pilot-hood.

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