Rainn Wilson: Check out my CBS detective pilot that hasn’t been picked up

09.09.13 4 years ago

Rainn Wilson: Check out my CBS detective pilot that hasn’t been picked up
A four-minute “sizzle reel” of the former “Office” star’s pilot “Backstrom” is now on YouTube. It also stars Dennis Haysbert and Mamie Gummer.  “It’s in pilot limbo-land but maybe it’ll be on TV one day!” tweeted Wilson.

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