This past week has been very busy for the Columbia Broadcasting System. They have green lighted pilots for a wide variety of content from a mix of established television producers.

  • The network picked up House Rules from Grey’s Anatomy executive producer Mark Gordon.  Rules is a drama that follows young congressmen/women as they begin their careers in Washington DC.
  • Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick, the creators of Thirtysomething and most recently Quarterlife, are set to shoot a drama pilot, A Marriage. The series is focused on a marriage that is successful and tries to look into what works about it.
  • While on the subject of marriage, the network also picked up a new reality series that is sure to cause some controversy.  Arranged Marriage takes four adults between 25 and 45 who have had no luck with relationships and lets their family and friends choose a spouse for them. The series follows these marriages to see if they can survive. It is coming from the team behind Top Chef.
  • The Fish Tank is a new comedy series from the King of Queens and Til Death team of Kathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith.  The series finds a teenager whose dreams of freedom comes true when his parents give him the house to himself five days a week. Hilarity ensues, I’m sure.

Do any of these peak your interest?