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Justin Hartley, Star of ‘This Is Us’, In CBS Pilot ‘The Never Game’

The Never Game on CBS
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Justin Hartley, star of This Is Us, will star in and executive produce the pilot of CBS drama The Never Game. Ken Olin will direct. 

The show has a pilot production commitment. It is based on a novel by Jeffrey Deaver. 

Michael Cooney wrote the pilot script. 20th Television is producing.

Hartley plays Kevin Pearson on NBC hit This Is Us. In The Never Game, he is lone-wolf survivalist Colter Shaw, who roams the country as a “reward seeker,” using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement solve mysteries while contending with his own fractured family.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.