Please Help CBS by Pitching Superhero Shows It'd Like

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Today at the TCA panel, CBS entertainment president Glenn Geller explained that moving Supergirl to the CW was a great move for them and the show. And that “If we heard the right superhero pitch, we would absolutely buy it.” Let’s help him find it.


Actually, the perfect CBS superhero pitch already exists, and it’s The Flash, because that is a show about a superhero who is also a crime scene investigator. It is totally on the wrong network. But since that’s taken, please come up with others. Glenn Geller and CBS are counting on you!

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Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.



So you want a procedural mystery that also has very few special effects, can be done cheaply, but still has a pretty good hook and can grab you. You want something street level (like Daredevil), but not something that is just a copy of it.

CBS, let me introduce you to The Question.