May 12, 2013

THE SKED 2013 UPFRONTS: CBS Picks Up “Reckless”

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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The latest CBS drama pick-up for 2013-14 comes a bit out of left field:  RECKLESS, a legal soap about an illicit romance between a defense attorney (Cam Gigandet) and a prosecutor (Anna Wood) against the background of a police sex scandal.  This doesn’t just sound like an ABC show, it sounds like a specific ABC show, the upcoming Betrayal, about an illicit romance between a defense attorney and the wife of a prosecutor against the background of a murder trial.  Along with the seemingly serialized Hostages, this makes 2 out of 3 new dramas for CBS (the third is sci-fi procedural Intelligence) that appears to be out of the network’s usual drama box.

Reckless is written by Dana Stevens, who created What About Brian in 2006 and recently co-wrote the movie Safe Haven.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."