So here's another new show in the works --- Flashpoint, a police drama series originating from Canada, which will star Veronica Mars' daddy Enrico Colantoni. CBS is hiring Canadian crew and writers to work on the series, in partnership with Canada's CTV. A thirteen episode order is most likely and the show is scheduled to premiere in the Summer.
Even before the strike, CBS went into the season determined to expand the development process beyond U.S. borders. It's understood the Eye has about a dozen other scripts and formats in the works from outside the country, including projects from Blighty, Oz and Israel.
CBS sees "Flashpoint" as a possible alternative business model, one that could be more financially -- and creatively -- attractive than the usual pilot process.