Here's some intriguing TV news from Barbara Hall, the woman who brought us Judging Amy and Joan of Arcadia
(Season 2 is due on DVD 11/28/06!)
CBS commits to Roth TV's exorcism pilot
By Kimberly Nordyke and Nellie Andreeva
CBS has given a put pilot commitment to an exorcism-themed drama from Joan of Arcadia creator Barbara Hall and producer Joe Roth. Details of the project, from CBS Paramount Network Television and studio-based Joe Roth Television, are still sketchy, but it is understood to revolve around exorcists and others who investigate supernatural phenomena.
Hall, who is under an overall deal at CBS Paramount TV, is writing the script and is executive producing the project with Roth.
Bob Larson, an expert on cults, the occult and supernatural phenomena, is consulting on the project. Joe Roth TV president Nina Lederman is serving as co-executive producer. This is the first major commitment for Joe Roth TV, which launched in late 2004 with a three-year deal at CBS Par TV and an initial focus on comedy development.
Roth is not a stranger to the subject of exorcism, having executive produced the 1990 feature film The Exorcist III. The Revolution Studios founder most recently executive produced the summer comedy Little Man and directed the drama Freedomland.
Former Judging Amy executive producer/showrunner Hall most recently created and executive produced the CBS drama pilot "Ultra" this past development season. The project, from CBS Par TV, centered on a city-girl superhero.
Larson has written 30 books, including Larson's Book of Spiritual Warfare, an encyclopedia reference of demons, the devil and deliverance, and Larson's Book of Cults. He hosts a radio and a TV show both titled "Bob Larson Presents: Spiritual Freedom" that air on selected stations and on the Internet.
I like Barbara's shows and she's involved with Act One for Hollywood, too.
Both good reasons to check out any shows she writes/produces.