Newswire: CBS picks up pilots about doctors and divorce

In a meeting room at CBS headquarters, a high-powered executive contemplates the future of his network. “I don’t know,” he says, “Can’t we just keep showing The Big Bang Theory?”

“Yes, sir. Of course, sir.” Replies one of his lackeys. “We’ll keep showing it forever, if that’s what you want.”

“Good, good.” The executive responds. “But it’s not enough. I have a crazy idea that I think might make for a good TV show, and it’s never been done by any other network before us.” The executive raises his voice and waves his arms, clearly pleased with this idea. The lackey grabs a notepad and prepares to jot down this revolutionary idea. “How about a TV show about doctors working in an emergency room? Just think of the drama! Life and death! Are you writing this down?”

The lackey slowly nods and pretends to …

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