Actor Samuel L. Jackson’s UppiTV – a television production arm of his company Uppity Films, has set up two series projects at CBS.
Both as-yet-untitled shows, described by the Hollywood Reporter as a comedy and a medical drama, are produced by CBS TV Studios, which has extended its deal with UppiTV for another year.
The comedy pilot, from writer Bob Kushell, is about the wife of a U.S. congressman who inherits her husband’s seat when he dies unexpectedly in the middle of his term.
Writer Andrea Newman’s medical drama centers on an emergency room doctor who uses unconventional methods to treat his patients.
Jackson will reportedly executive produce the projects alongside their respective writers.
As previously reported, Jackson’s TV producing sprouted last year when he signed a first-look deal with CBS Studios. His only previous stint as TV producer is with Spike TV’s animated series “Afro Samurai.”