CBS Press Tour Summer ’17! Wisdom Of The Crowd Already Revealing Plans for Season 2. Plus: Why 9JKL Is (Too) Close To Home!By Patrice Majorie | August 1, 2017 | Entertainment
Hey Divas! It’s that time of year again! The DivaGals are in Los Angeles for TV Press Tour!
First up? Patrice Majorie is at CBS, gathering hot TV news as we type!
Wisdom Of The Crowd is a drama about a visionary tech innovator Jeffrey Tanner, who creates a crowd sourcing app designed to find his daughters killer via crowd sourcing (think Facebook, Yelp, Waze, etc.). Exec producer Ted Humphrey, who also did The Good Wife, considered that the Internet has a ying/yang quality where it can uniquely be a hub of people who want to help each other in some way or another but also be a haven of conspiracy theorist and fake news. WOTC will show both sides of this.
“When crowds are guided to channel their direction towards a specific goal, crowd sourcing can be useful. Will it always work and will there be times when people over step their bounds? Yes, and that’s what’s so exciting about the premise,” Ted shared. WOTC is an homage of sorts to America’s Most Wanted, where creator John Walsh was similarly driven to create AMW due to the murder of his son Adam John Walsh.
WOTC will also touch on another sensitive subject: police/community relations. The show is so certain it will be a hit, it’s already revealing plans for Season 2. While season one will focus on “who did it,” season two will be about “how do we capture them?”
We can’t wait to watch 9JKL, the new family comedy starring Mark Feuerstein and coming to the network on October 2. Written and executive produced by Mark and his wife Dana Klein, of course, it’s inspired by his real life. While Mark was working on his hit series Royal Pains in New York City, he stayed in an apartment right next door to his real sweet and caring — but intensely meddlesome — parents (we can so relate!).
Unlike his successful self, Mark plays Josh Roberts, an actor who is between projects and moves back to NYC to regroup. His apartment sits between his parents on one side and his surgeon brother, Andrew, on the other who lives with his wife, Harvard educated pediatrician Eve, played by Liza Lapira, and their new baby. His family, as well as his 12-year-old neighbor Ian who finds joy in taunting him about his return home, so it literally comes at him from both sides. Josh learns he has to set some clear ground rules and boundaries to make his new living experience in NYC work.
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