In the premiere episode, "Pilot," we're introduced to the four: James Walker (Michael Vartan, "Alias"), the group's moral center, not only sees his professional life almost crumble in an instant thanks to a corporate shakeup at AmeriMart Industries, but he learns something even worse about his wife; Brody Johns (Christopher Titus, "Titus"), Senior Vice President of Alpha Crisis Management, finds out his professional success won't matter if he can't magnificently create a birthday party for his wife; Karl Mixworthy (Joshua Malina, "The West Wing"), the sweet yet always nervous CEO of a large pharmaceutical company, 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"), the sexy, divorced CEO of Reveal Cosmetics, has built his company into the industry leader, but suddenly finds his personal life threatened by rumor of an indiscretion that could turn his world upside down.
Also starring in the "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; Wendy Moniz ("Law & Order") as Stacey Walker; and with Nia Long ("Premonition") as Katie Graham, James' "work wife."
Guest stars in the premiere episode are John Getz as Walter Storrs, Francesca P. Roberts as Dr. Seaver-Filner and Mayte Garcia as Lori Hodge.
"Pilot" was written by Jon Harmon Feldman, who created the series and serves as executive producer, and 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"). The series is from Warner Bros. Television.
"Big Shots" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with a 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-14,D,S parental guideline.