The network has asked for a script for The Producer, The Hollywood Reporter says.
The project is being penned by Rick Dresser, who has previously worked on shows such as The Job.
Meanwhile, Jerry Weintraub - whose credits include The Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven - will executive produce.
HBO also recently ordered a show about life in a broadcast newsroom, More As This Story Develops, which is being penned by The West Wing and The Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin.
Other dramas in the works at CBS include a project from the creators of Fringe, a show from Scott Foley called The Escape Artist and a programme from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan and Criminal Minds producer Simon Mirren.