Mad Men's Dahvi Waller, who serves as a writer and producer on the AMC hit, is heading to broadcast TV after landing a deal with CBS, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
She is bringing Guinea Pigs to the network after landing a put pilot commitment. The show, a drama, centers on a group of trailblazing doctors who run clinical trials at their hospital, which is located in Philadelphia. But, as M. Night Shyamalan has shown us, nothing in Philadelphia is as it appears. The trials are risky and the guinea pigs are human. GASP!
Waller will serve as a writer and an executive producer on the show, which is being developed by 20th Century Fox TV. She has also worked on Eli Stone, Commander in Chief and Desperate Housewives, so she has experience with broadcast networks and what they are looking for.
CBS has also ordered Backstrom, a crime drama, and a Brady Bunch comedy reboot in its developmental dealings.
And it never hurts to land a Emmy-award winning writer. Even if the show sounds stale, the writing on Mad Men is solid and Waller's star is as bright as it probably is every going to be. This seems like a worth-while gamble.
Does this show sound interesting to you?