Big Shots is an American television drama series created and executive produced by Jon Harmon Feldman which tells the story of four competitive but dysfunctional CEOs who take refuge in their friendship - discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supporting each other through life's surprising twists and turns.
The series originally aired in the USA on ABC from 27 September, 2007 to 24 January, 2008. Although 13 episodes were ordered by the network only 11 were made due to the 2007/8 WGA strike, after which ABC cancelled the show.
Big Shots originally aired in South Africa on SABC3 from 17 November, 2008 to 26 January, 2009, on Mondays at 21h00. There are 11 hour-long episodes in the series.
A rebroadcast of the series premiered on SABC3 on Saturday 6 June 2009, at 14h30.
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) is the group's moral centre, 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) 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) 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) is the sexy, divorced CEO of Reveal Cosmetics. Having built his company into the industry leader, he now finds his personal life threatened by rumour 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 as Lisbeth, Duncan's ex-wife; Peyton List as Cameron Collinsworth, Duncan's 19-year-old daughter; Jessica Collins as Marla, Karl's high-strung mistress; Amy Sloan as Wendy, Karl's wife, who hopes that therapy can restore his desire for her; and with Nia Long as Katie Graham, James' "work wife."
Created and executive-produced by Jon Harmon Feldman, Big Shots is from Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Charles McDougall.
Co-executive producers are Michael Katleman, Emily Whitesell, Danielle Stokdyk and Jennifer Gwartz.