CBS Orders Mark Feuerstein Comedy Pilot, Plus Astronaut Drama

CBS ordered a pair of pilots on Tuesday evening — a comedy inspired by the life of actor Mark Feuerstein, and a drama with its sights set on outer space.

On the funny side, 9J, 9K and 9L is a multi-cam project starring and co-written by Royal Pains alum Feuerstein. Inspired by his adult life, it finds him living in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between the two apartments that his parents and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby live in.

Dana Klein will co-write with Feuerstein, who will also serve as an executive producer (alongside Aaron Kaplan, Wendi Trilling and Dana Honor).

Feuerstein next can be seen playing husband to Sarah Wayne Callies on Fox’s Prison Break revival, premiering Tuesday, April 4 at 9/8c.

On the drama side, CBS ordered Mission Control, which is written by Andy Weir (the author of The Martian) and follows the next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists as they juggle their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error.

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  1. Sarahii says:

    Both sound decent

  2. annieo53 says:

    I’m in for both of these, yay!

  3. Maria says:

    I love Mark Feuerstein. There’s something very charming about him. The show’s title, though…a little clunky.

  4. marge201 says:

    Never heard of Mark Feuerstein but the premise and the title is all I need. Plus, he’s handsome.

  5. matty says:

    Didn’t they develop the Mark Feuerstein comedy last season as well and pass on it?

    • Zach says:

      No, it was from this season. It was a relatively early buy, so it might just seem like it was from last development cycle.

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Mark Feurstein will be on TV more! Love him on Royal Pains, can’t wait to see him on new season of Prison Break!

  7. Topsy Turvy says:

    Change the title to Everybody Loves Mark and call it a day.

  8. Rr says:

    I have been wondering for years who is this guy sleeping with. It seemed that they put him in every show they can and he is not that good.

  9. Leanne says:

    Loved Royal Pains. Definitely will watch but wish they had kept Royal Pains. Like they say don’t fix whats not broke, in this case replace