The lines between boardroom and bedroom blur in “Big Shots,” the story of four friends who are at the top of their game… until the women in their lives enter the room. These competitive but dysfunctional New York CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supporting one another through life’s twists and turns.
James Walker (Michael Vartan, “Alias”) is the group’s moral center, but his professional life almost crumbles in an instant, thanks to a corporate shakeup at AmeriMart Industries. However, his work woes pale in comparison to what he later learns about his wife.
Brody Johns (Christopher Titus, “Titus”) is Senior Vice President of Alpha Crisis Management. Despite his professional success, his wife will be judging him by how magnificently he can put together her birthday party.
Karl Mixworthy (Joshua Malina, “The West Wing”) is the sweet yet always nervous CEO of a large pharmaceutical company. He has a loving wife – and a cunning mistress who is beginning to monopolize whatever free time he can muster.
And Duncan Collinsworth (Dylan McDermott, “The Practice”) is the sexy, divorced CEO of Reveal Cosmetics. Having built his company into the industry leader, he now finds his personal life threatened by rumor of a personal indiscretion – which is actually a fact – that could turn his world upside down.
The concept for “Big Shots” sprang from creator Jon Harmon Feldman’s desire to explore, in comedic and dramatic terms, what it means to be a man in 2007.
Also starring in “Big Shots” are Paige Turco (“Rescue Me”) as Lisbeth, Duncan’s ex-wife; Peyton List (“Day Break”) as Cameron Collinsworth, Duncan’s 19-year-old daughter; Jessica Collins (“Tru Calling”) as Marla, Karl’s high-strung mistress; Amy Sloan (“The Heartbreak Kid”) as Wendy, Karl’s wife, who hopes that therapy can restore his desire for her; and with Nia Long (“Premonition”) as Katie Graham, James’ “work wife.”
Created and executive-produced by Jon Harmon Feldman (“Reunion,” “Tru Calling,” “American Dreams,” “Dawson’s Creek”), “Big Shots” is from Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Charles McDougall (“Desperate Housewives,” “Sex and the City”). Co-executive producers are Michael Katleman (“Primeval,” “Tru Calling”), Emily Whitesell (“American Dreams,” “Once and Again”), Danielle Stokdyk (“Veronica Mars”) and Jennifer Gwartz (“Veronica Mars”).