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Girls have cooties anyway, right? According to Deadline, CBS decided to pass on the "Nancy Drew" pilot starring Sarah Shahi ("Person of Interest"), because the wrong half of the population was into it. Here's how Deadline's Nellie Andreeva described the rejection:
"'Drew' is not going forward at CBS but is being shopped to other outlets by CBS TV Studios. I hear the pilot tested well but skewed too female for CBS' schedule. In the end of the day, I hear the network had no 8 Pm or 9 Pm slot available.
Written/executive produced by [Joan] Rater and [Tony] Phelan, 'Drew' stars Sarah Shahi as Nancy — now in her 30s — a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world. Anthony Edwards, Felix Solis and Rob McClure co-star in the project, also executive produced by Dan Jinks. »
- Gina Carbone
Drew was one of two projects from Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (Grey’s Anatomy, Madam Secretary) in consideration at the network; the other, the Katherine Heigl-starring Doubt, received a series order Saturday.
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The Drew TV show pilot at CBS has been cancelled. Written by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, the project was billed as a diverse, adult take inspired by the classic Nancy Drew teen detective books series. CBS decided to pass on the show.
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Drew finds Nancy now in her thirties “and serving as a detective for the NYPD, where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.”
- Gary Collinson
Sarah Shahi has been cast as the lead in the new Nancy Drew pilot currently in the works at CBS, TheWrap has learned. Shahi, who has appeared in shows like “Person of Interest,” “Chicago Fire,” and “The L Word,” joins previously announced cast members Anthony Edwards and Vanessa Ferlito. Edwards will play Nancy’s father, Carson, who graduated top of his class from Yale Law. Ferlito will play Nancy’s best friend, George, an NYPD homicide detective. Felix Solis has also been cast to play Lt. Ford, an NYPD officer who butts heads with Nancy. Also Read: Nancy Drew Series »
- Joe Otterson
Drew, which has thus far only received a pilot order, finds the iconic crime solver — now in her thirties — putting her “uncanny observational skills” to work as a detective for the NYPD, while also navigating “the complexities of life in a modern world.”
CBS president Glenn Geller recently confirmed that the network was seeking a “diverse” actress to take on the role of Nancy. »
Since ordering the pilot, CBS has been very vocal about wanting to cast a diverse actress in the lead role, with network president Glenn Geller saying the star would not be Caucasian and the search would be open to all other ethnicities. Born in Texas, Shahi is from Iranian, Persian and Spanish ancestry.
Titled “Drew,” the potential series is described as a contemporary take on the character from the iconic Nancy Drew book series. The pilot will center around a 30-something who is a more mature version of Nancy than the one in the popular novels. Nancy is now detective for the NYPD, where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
"Drew" will follow a 30-something more mature take on the amateur sleuth who, in this incarnation is now a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills.
Vanessa Ferlito will play her former NYPD partner, Anthony Edwards is her lawyer father, Felix Solis is an NYPD lieutenant who butts heads with Shahi, and Steve Kazee plays the male lead Ned - an investigative reporter for the New York Times and Nancy's former boyfriend.
Source: The Live Feed & Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
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Penned by Grey’s Anatomy vets Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, Drew promises a contemporary take on the character from the iconic Nancy Drew book series. Now in her 30s, Nancy is a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world.
Per our sister site Deadline, Ferlito will play “George, »
Felix Solis (The Following) has joined the cast of Drew, CBS' drama pilot based on the Nancy Drew character from the classic mystery book series. Written by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan and directed by James Strong, Drew is described as a contemporary take on the character from the books, with Nancy, now in her 30s, working as a detective for the NYPD, where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of… »
Ellen Page lands her best starring vehicle since “Juno” in “Tallulah,” a very different story of a young woman coming to terms with the idea of being a mother. The feature-length scripting-directing debut of “Orange Is the New Black” staff writer Sian Heder offers juicy roles not only to Page but also to Allison Janney and Tammy Blanchard, in a strong showcase of female talent both behind and in front of the camera. Netflix acquired Svod rights prior to the pic’s premiere in competition at Sundance, but Heder’s compassionate, audience-friendly dramedy deserves a shot in theaters, too.
Vagabond Tallulah (Page) lives out of her van and drifts from city to city with no ties to anyone or anything, except her boyfriend, Nico (Evan Jonigkeit), and that’s just the way she likes it. When Nico surprises her one night by suggesting they go back to his hometown in »
- Geoff Berkshire
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