TV Pilots 2012: The Complete Guide

TV Pilots 2012: The Complete Guide

Projects from Shonda Rhimes, Kevin Williamson, Ryan Murphy, Josh Schwartz and Greg Berlanti highlight the comedy and drama offerings for the five broadcast networks as the more than 80 projects begin staffing up.

1:11 PM PST 2/6/2012 by Lesley Goldberg // The Hollywood Reporter
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Kevin Williamson, Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy, Greg Berlanti and Josh Schwartz

Glee‘s Ryan Murphy tackling a half-hour comedy for NBC. Kevin Williamson bringing his Vampire Diaries sensibilities to Fox for a serial killer drama starring Kevin Bacon.Grey’s Anatomy‘s Shonda Rhimes back in business with ABC for a period piece. Josh Schwartz and his Gossip Girl cohorts exploring Carrie Bradshaw’s youth at the CW and Greg Berlanti with projects set up at three of the five broadcast networks.

These are a few of the highlights of Pilot Season 2012, where ABC, CBS, NBC, ABC and the CW sift through the numerous development projects and move forward in a bid to find the next breakout comedies and dramas. Here’s a look at the pilots in contention for the 2012-13 television season, which THR will be updating through casting season so be sure to bookmark the page and come back for the latest news.

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ABC

COMEDY

American Judy
Logline: A cosmopolitan woman gets married, becomes a fish out of water in the suburbs having to juggle stepkids, her mother-in-law and the ex wife of her husband, who also happens to be the town sheriff.
Cast: Judy Greer, Mimi Kennedy
Team: W Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, EP Judy Greer, David Gardner, Peter Principato, Paul Young
Studio: ABC Studios
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles
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Counter Culture
Logline: Three aging sisters run their West Texas family diner together, with sibling dynamics always getting in the way.
Cast:
Team: W Stephnie Weir; EP Claudia Lonow
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, ABC Studios
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles
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Dan Fogelman’s Untitled Alien Comedy
Logline: Centers on a family that moves into a coveted New Jersey gated community only to discover that the entire neighborhood is comprised of aliens disguised as humans.
Cast: Lenny Venito (father of the family), Jami Gertz (mother of the family), Simon Templeman (Wilt Chamberlain, leader of the aliens), Toks Olagundoye (Jackie Joyner Kersee, mother of lead alien family, Tim Jo (Joe Montana, son of the alien family)
Team: D/EP Chris Koch, W/EP Dan Fogelman EP Aaron Kaplan
Studio: ABC Studios, Kapital Entertainment
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles
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How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life
Logline: Polly, a recently divorced single mom, moves in with her eccentric parents, Elaine and Max, a couple who’s full of life but knows no bounds.
Cast: Sarah Chalke
Team: W/EP Claudia Lonow; EP Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Francie Calfo
Studio: 20th Television, Imagine TV
Location: Los Angeles
Format: Single-camera

Malibu Country
Logline: After her “good ‘ol boy” rock star husband cheats on her and burns through most of their money, Reba divorces him and moves her three kids and mom from Nashville to the only asset they have left—a little house in Malibu.  There she’ll try to reignite her own singing career and keep herself and her three kids from being corrupted by the materialistic and rarified Malibu world she now calls home.
Cast: Reba McEntire
Team: W Kevin Abbott, EP Reba McEntire, Mindy Schultheis, Michael Hanel, Pam Williams, Dave Stewart, Narvel Blackstock
Studio: ABC Studios
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles
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Only Fools and Horses
Logline: Based on the British format, the comedy chronicles the misadventures of two streetwise brothers and their aging grandfather as they concoct outrageous, morally questionable get-rich-quick schemes in their quest to become millionaires.
Cast:
Team: W Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley
Studio: ABC Studios
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles
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Prairie Dogs
Logline: Neil, an uncool cubicle worker (“prairie dog”) at one of the coolest companies in the world, is the victim of identity theft.  When he discovers the thief has created a much more fulfilling, kick ass life with his identity than he ever has, he engages the charismatic conman to help him change his life.
Cast: Kal Penn, Michaela Watkins
Team: W/EP Jackie & Jeff Filgo
Studio: ABC Studios
Location: Los Angeles
Format: Single-camera

The Smart One
Logline: A brilliant and successful woman (Portia de Rossi) who begrudgingly goes to work for her less-brainy but more popular sister — a former beauty queen, weather girl and now big-city mayor.
Cast: Portia de Rossi, Malin Akerman, Jean Smart
Team: EP/W Donald Todd, EP Ellen DeGeneres, Lauren Corrao; EP/D Michael Fresco
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, A Very Good Production
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles
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Untitled Kari Lizer project
Logline: Hilary Pfeiffer-Dunne, a high powered executive who has dominated corporate America for years, faces the biggest challenge of her life when she finds herself unemployed and acting as a full-time mom to her two teenagers.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Kari Lizer
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Kari’s Logo Here
Location: Los Angeles
Format: Multicamera

Untitled Adam Sztykiel project
Logline: A raw and hilarious peek behind the curtain of modern twentysomething relationships.
Cast:
Team: W/co-EP Adam Sztykiel; EP Sean Perrone, Aaron Kaplan
Studio: 20th Television
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles
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Untitled Mandy Moore
Logline: Newlyweds Annie (Mandy Moore) and Ben get the opportunity of a lifetime to run a hip, new restaurant in Annie’s hometown bringing her closer to her needy and high-maintenance family.
Cast: Mandy Moore
Team: W Bob Fisher, Stacy Traub; EP/D Shawn Levy; EP Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements; P John Leshay
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television
Location: Los Angeles
Format: Single-camera

White Van Man
Logline: Based on the British format, revolves around a man who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father.
Cast: Kyle Bornheimer, J.K. Simmons
Team: W/EP Bobby Bowman; EP Mark Gordon, Andrea Shay, Paul Buccieri; D Michael Fresco
Studio: ABC Studios, Mark Gordon Co.
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles
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DRAMA

666 Park Ave.
Logline: When a young couple accepts an offer to manage one of the most historic apartment buildings in New York City, they unwittingly begin to experience supernatural occurrences, which complicate and endanger the lives of everyone in the building. Based on the book by Gabriella Pierce.
Cast: Terry O’Quinn
Team: W/EP David Wilcox; EP Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo; D Alex Graves
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Alloy Entertainment
Location: New York
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Americana
Logline: A soap revolving around a legendary fashion designer and his family business.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Michael Seitzman, EP Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper; D Phillip Noyce
Studio: ABC Studios
Location: New York

Beauty and the Beast
Logline: A fantasy reimagining of the classic fairy tale set in a mythical, dangerous world where a beautiful and tough princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast.
Cast:
Team: W Jon Steinberg; EP Gary Fleder, Mary Beth Basile; D Yves Simoneau
Studio: ABC Studios, Mojo Films
Location: Vancouver

Devious Maids
Logline: Based on the Mexican format, this soap follows four maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Cast: Dania Ramirez
Team: W/EP Marc Cherry; EP Sabrina Wind, Paul Presburger, David Lonner, Larry Shuman, Michael Garcia, John Mass; D Paul McGuigan
Studio: ABC Studios
Location: Los Angeles

Gilded Lilys
Logline: Revolves around the opening of the first luxury hotel in New York in 1895 and the intermingling of love, treachery and disdain between the classes set against a backdrop of vicious family rivalries, scandalous secrets and conflict and co-mingling of the classes.
Cast: Blythe Danner, Sarah Bolger, Madeline Zima
Team: W/EP KJ Steinberg, EPs Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers; D Brian Kirk
Studio: ABC Studios, Shondaland
Location: Boston
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Gotham
Logline:After pursuing a seemingly unsolvable case, a female cop discovers a magical world that exists within New York City. A world that goes unseen by normal humans takes all of the familiar N.Y. landmarks and reinvents them in a magical, otherworldly manner.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Michael Green, EP Erwin Stoff; D Francis Lawrence
Studio: 20th Television
Location: New York
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The Last Resort
Logline: Centers on the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine who, after ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, wind up being hunted and escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be the world’s smallest nuclear nation.
Cast: Daniel Lissing, Andre Braugher, Daisy Betts, Autumn Reeser
Team: W/EP Karl Gajdusek, Shawn Ryan; EP Marney Hochman Nash; EP/D Martin Campbell
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
Location: Hawaii
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Nashville
Logline: A family soap set against the backdrop of the Nashville music scene revolving around one star at her peak and another on the rise.
Cast: Sam Palladio
Team: W/EP Callie Khouri; EP/D RJ Cutler; EP Steve Buchanan/Grand Ole Opry
Studio: ABC Studios, Lionsgate, Gaylord Entertainment
Location: Nashville
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Penoza
Logline: Based on the Dutch format, PENOZA centers on the widow of an assassinated criminal who is forced to adopt her husband’s role in a crime syndicate in order to protect her family.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Melissa Rosenberg; EP Alon Aranya, Howard Klein
Studio: ABC Studios, Endemol Studios
Location: Vancouver
AFTRA

Untitled Roland Emmerich election drama
Logline: An astrophysics grad student in NYC learns that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil.
Cast: Max Thieriot, Yaya DaCosta
Team: W/D Roland Emmerich, EP Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper; W/EP Harold Kloser
Studio: ABC Studios, the Mark Gordon Co.
Location: New York
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Scruples
Logline: Based on the Judith Krantz novel, the sexy soap is set in the late 1970s and follows a socialite who, following her husband’s death, seeks to open a fashion-forward boutique in the heart of Beverly Hills.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Bob Brush, Mel Harris; EP Tony Krantz, Annette Savitch, Natalie Portman; D Michael Sucsy
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Flame Ventures
Location: Los Angeles

Zero Hour
Logline: A bizarre twist of fate pulls a man who’s spent 20 years as the editor of a skeptics magazine into one of the most compelling conspiracies in human history.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Paul Scheuring; EP Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Dan McDermott
Studio: ABC Studios
Location: Montreal
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CBS

COMEDY

Friend Me
Logline: Twentysomething best friends Evan and Rob move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to L.A. to begin their new lives working at Groupon. Evan has trouble breaking his old slothful habits and rather than go out after work to explore L.A. and meet new people, prefers to play online poker with his friends back home. Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.
Cast: Parvesh Cheena
Team: W/EP Alan Kirschenbaum, Ajay Sahgal; EP Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum
Studio: CBS Television Studios, Tannenbaum Co.
Format:

Partners
Logline: A personal story of two lifelong friends and their business partners. Architects Charlie and Louis’ friendship has lasted longer than either of their romantic relationships and almost seems like a weird marriage. When Charlie decides to propose to his girlfriend, Louis’ neurotic attempts to be supportive nearly result in the breakup of his own relationship.
Cast: Sophia Bush, Michael Urie
Team: W/EP Max Mutchnick, David Kohan; D James Burrows
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, KoMut Entertainment
Format:

Super Fun Night
Logline: Revolves around three nerdy female friends on their “funcomfortable” quest to have “super fun” every Friday night.
Cast: Rebel Wilson
Team: W/co-EP Rebel Wilson, EPs Conan O’Brien, Jeff Ross, David Kissinger
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Conaco
Format: Multicamera
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Untitled Dorf/Falcone project
Logline: Comedy series about a 37-year-old man (Ben Falcone) who loses everything he has in the real estate collapse and finds himself back at home in the house he grew up in … with his parents.
Cast: Ben Falcone
Team: W Ben Falcone, Larry Dorf; co-EP Melissa McCarthy
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Format: Multicamera

Untitled Greg Malins/Greg Berlanti project
Logline: Nick has a health scare and realizes Wendy, his best friend and business partner of 15 years, is “the one.” Now he has to figure out how to break it to her.
Cast: Joanna Garcia Swisher
Team: W/EP Greg Malins and Greg Berlanti
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions
Format: TBD
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Untitled Louis C.K., Spike Feresten
Logline: An ensemble comedy revolving around young people as they try to achieve their creative dreams in these tough financial times.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Louis C.K., Spike Feresten; EP Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein
Studio: Berman/Braun, Universal Television, CBS Television Studios
Format:

Untitled Nick Stoller
Logline: Loosely based on Stoller’s real-life experiences, the ensemble revols around a gy who gets his heart broken by his girlfriend and now must work one cubicle away from her at an ad agency.
Cast: Michael Angarano, Adam Campbell, Amanda Lund
Team: W/EP/D Nicholas Stoller, EP Katherine Pope, Peter Chernin;
Studio: Chernin Entertainment, 20th Television
Format: Single-camera
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DRAMA

Applebaum
Logline: Based on Ayelet Waldman’s Mommy Track Mysteries series of books in which a former public defender becomes a private investigator to keep from being bored to death as a stay-at-home mom.
Cast:
Team: EP/W Ayelet Waldman; EP Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper; EP/D Chris Columbus
Studio: CBS Television Studios
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Baby Big Shot
Logline: A legal drama that centers on a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a top New York law firm.
Cast: Toni Trucks
Team: W/Co-EP Dana Calvo, EP/Showrunner Kevin Falls; EP Jamie Tarses, Julia Franz
Studio: Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios, Fanfare
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Elementary
Logline: A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the famed detective now living in New York City.
Cast: Jonny Lee Miller
Team: W/EP Robert Doherty; EPs Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly; D Michael Cuesta
Studio: CBS Television Studios
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Untitled Wootton/Berlanti (previously Golden Boy)
Logline: Revolves around the making of a man and tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to police commissioner.
Cast: Chi McBride, Kevin Alejandro, Ryan Phillippe
Team: W/EP Nicholas Wootton, EP Greg Berlanti; D/EP Richard Shepard
Studio: Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions
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Quean
Logline: An edgy and independent millennial hacker girl teams up with an Oakland police detective to solve crimes.
Cast:
Team: EP/W Ilene Chaiken; EP Joel Silver
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. Television, Silver Pictures
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Trooper
Logline: A common-sense mother-turned-New York state trooper.
Cast:
Team: EP/ W Aron Eli Coleite; EP Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman; co-EP KristieAnne Reed; D Craig Gillespie
Studio: Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Warner Bros. Television
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Untitled Ralph Lamb
Logline:Period piece set in the 1960s centered on the true story of Ralph Lamb – rodeo cowboy turned longtime Sheriff of Las Vegas.
Cast:
Team: EP/W Nicholas Pileggi, Greg Walker; EP/D James Mangold; EP Kathy Konrad, Arthur Sarkissian
Studio: CBS Television Studios

Widow Detective
Logline: A decorated police detective becomes a surrogate husband, lover and father to the families of three partners lost in the line of duty.
Cast:
Team: W/EP David Hubbard; EP Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz; D: Davis Guggenheim
Studio: CBS Television Studios

NBC

COMEDY

1600 Penn
Logline: What happens when you’re the most ordinary family in the world but your father is the president of the United States? A modern family-type of show set in the White House where all the kids are far from perfect.
Cast: Josh Gad
Team: W/EP Josh Gad, Jon Lovett; EP/D Jason Winer
Studio: 20th Television
Animal Kingdom
Logline: An office comedy revolving around a House-like veterinarian who loves animals but typically hates their owners.
Cast: Justin Kirk
Team: EP/W Alex Tanaka; EP Scot Armstrong, Ravi Nandan; D Anthony and Joe Russo
Studio: Universal Television, American Work
Format: Single-camera
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Daddy’s Girls
Logline: Revolves around a young woman who returns home from overseas to find her father in a serious relationship with the “mean girl” from her high school.
Cast: Christine Woods, Nicky Whelan, Brenda Song, Cedric Yarbrough
Team: W/EP Dana Klein; EP Aaron Kaplan; D Pam Fryman
Studio: 20th Television, Kapital Entertainment
Format: Multicamera
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Downwardly Mobile
Logline: The proprietor of a mobile home park serves as a surrogate mother to all the unique people who live there in a challenging economy.
Cast: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman
Team: EP/W Eric Gilliland, Roseanne Barr, John Argent; D Gail Mancuso
Studio: 20th Television
Format: Multicamera
AFTRA

Friday Night Dinner
Logline: An adaptation of the British series that revolves around the Goodmans, a traditional Jewish family as they observe Shabbat dinners in which twentysomething brothers Adam and Jonny visit their parents.
Cast: Tony Shalhoub, Allison Janney, Kevin Bigley, Gil Ozeri, Aya Cash
Team: EP/W Greg Daniels; EP Howard Klein; EP/D Ken Kwapis
Studio: Universal Television, Big Talk Television, Deedle Dee Productions, 3 Arts
Format: Single-camera

Go On
Logline: An irreverent yet charming sportscaster tries to move on from loss and finds solace from the members of his mandatory group therapy sessions.
Cast:
Team: EP/W Scott Silveri; EP/D Todd Holland; EP Karey Burke
Studio: Universal Television
Format: Single-camera
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Isabel
Logline: Inspired by the French-Canadian series Le Monde De Charlotte, a normal angry middle-class family wrestles with the challenges of everyday life while raising a daughter with magical qualities.
Cast: Marcia Gay Harden, Kevin Nealon, Sophia Schloss, Abigail Mavity, Skyler Gisondo
Team: W/EP Howard Busgang, Tom Nursall; EP Aaron Kaplan, Jocelyn Deschenes, Karey Burke; D/EP Todd Holland
Studio: Universal Television, Kapital Entertainment, Sphere Media, Dark Toy
Format: Single-camera

Next Caller Please
Logline: A gender comedy revolving around a brash alpha male DJ and his feminist co-host set in the office of a satellite radio station.
Cast:
Team: EP Stephen Falk; D Marc Buckland
Studio: Lionsgate Television, Universal Television
Format: Single-camera

The New Normal
Logline: Revolves around a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate for them as they grow their family.
Cast: Andrew Rannells, Ellen Barkin
Team: W/EP/D Ryan Murphy; W/EP Ali Adler
Studio: 20th Television, Ryan Murphy Productions
Format: Single-camera
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The Sarah Silverman Project
Logline: Revolves around a woman readjusting to single life following a decadelong live-in relationship. Loosely based on Silverman’s life.
Cast: Sarah Silverman, Harris Wittels, June Raphael, Tig Notaro, Ken Leung
Team: W/EP Sarah Silverman, Dan Sterling, Jon Schroeder; EP Ron Howard, Brian Grazer,
Francie Calfo; EP/D Ken Kwapis
Studio: 20th TV, Imagine TV
Format: Single-camera
AFTRA

Save Me
Logline: A woman who lets herself go in a broken marriage transforms into a version of herself and creates miracles along the way.
Cast: Anne Heche, Alexandra Breckenridge, Michael Landes, Heather Burns
Team: W/EP John Scott Shepherd, D/EP Scott Winant; EP Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Original Film & Television
Format: Single-camera
AFTRA

Untitled Hilary Winston
Logline: A shy and focused woman leans on her co-workers in a bid to come out of her shell and plot revenge after being dumped by her fiancé.
Cast: Aubrey Dollar
Team: W/EP Hilary Winston; EP Jamie Tarses, Julia Franz; D Adam Shankman
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
Format: Single-camera
AFTRA

Untitled Jimmy Fallon
Logline: Three thirtysomething guys who enjoy the adventures of parenting despite the fact that they haven’t grown up themselves.
Cast:
Team: EP/W Charlie Grandy; EP Jimmy Fallon, Amy Ozols; D Scott Ellis
Studio: Universal Television, Holiday Road
Format: Multicamera
AFTRA

Untitled Kari Lizer
Logline: Two friends, Nicole and Jen, who lead vastly different lives. Nicole has a perfect family and trouble-free pregnancy; while Jen has a strained relationship with her family, trouble with men and gained weight while on a diet.
Cast: Andrea Anders
Team: W/EP Kari Lizer; D Scott Ellis
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Kari’s Logo Here
Format: Multicamera
AFTRA

DRAMA

Bad Girls
Logline: Adapted from the long-running U.K. series, follows the ins and outs of a group of unlikely women in a federal prison: a scandalous female warden, her new protégé and a host of inmates — some mothers, some friends — who struggle with loyalties to people on the inside and outside.
Cast:
Team: EP/W Nancy Pimental; EP John Wells, Andrew Stearn
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Shed Media, John Wells Productions
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Beautiful People
Logline: An imaginative and thematically rich ensemble “what-if” drama set 10 minutes in the future where families of mechanical human beings exist to service the human population — until some of the mechanicals begin to “awaken.”
Cast: James Murray, Patrick Heusinger, Frances Conroy, Andrea Parker, Jud Tylor, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Madisen Beatey, Cody Christian, David Conrad, Tovah Feldshuh, Ernie Hudson (r)
Team: W/EP Michael McDonald; EP Robert M. Sertner; Co-EP Kate Garwood; EP/D Stephen Hopkins
Studio: ABC Studios/Universal Television
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Chicago Fire

Logline: Action-driven drama exploring the complex and heroic men and women of the Chicago Fire Department
Cast: Eamonn Walker
Team: W/EP Derek Haas, Michael Brandt; EP Dick Wolf, Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski; D Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Studio: Universal Television, Wolf Films
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County
Logline: Revolves around the lives of a group of young doctors, nurses and administrators in a frenetic underfunded and morally compromising L.A. County hospital.
Cast: Jason Ritter, Aimee Garcia, Michael B. Jordan, Jess Weixler, Agam Darshi
Team: W/EP Jason Katims
Studio: Universal Television
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Do No Harm
Logline: A brilliant neurosurgeon wrestles with his dangerous alter-ego that threatens to wreak havoc on his personal and processional life.
Cast: Steven Pasquale, Alana De La Garza, Mousa Kraish
Team: W/EP David Schulner; EP Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan; Co-EP/D Michael Mayer
Studio: Universal Television
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The Frontier
Logline: Revolves around a group who follows their dreams and heads West from Missouri across the uncharted country in the 1840s.
Cast: Ethan Embry, Megan Ferguson, Jake McLaughlin, Bridget Regan, Al Weaver, Gina Bramhill
Team: W/EP Shaun Cassidy; EP/D Thomas Schlamme; EP Jeff Kwatinetz, Josh Barry
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Prospect Park
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Midnight Sun  
Logline: A thriller in which a female FBI cult specialist begins to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a group commune in Alaska who uncovers a larger conspiracy in the process. Based on an Israeli format.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Lisa Zwerling, EPs Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Alon Aranya, Efrat Shmayadron, Minit Toovi, Noah Stollman, Oded Davidoff
Studio: Universal Television

Notorious
Logline: An opulent soap in which a female detective returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Liz Heldens; EPs Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, Gene Stein
Studio: Universal Television, BermanBraun

Revolution
Logline: Follows a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Eric Kripke (Supernatural), J.J. Abrams; EP Bryan Burk; D Jon Favreau
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot
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FOX

COMEDY

Ben Fox Is My Manny
Logline: A single mother gets an assist from her brother who moves in with her to help her raise her baby. The title character is a heightened version of Fox’s brother, Ben Fox.
Cast: Maggie Jones, Echo Kellum
Team: W/EP Dana Fox; EPs Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope; D Jake Kasdan
Studio: 20th Television, Chernin Entertainment
Format: Single-camera
AFTRA

El Jefe (aka The Boss)
Logline: Tossed out of his Brentwood home, an affable but lost 30-year-old guy moves in with his longtime Latin American nanny and goes head to head with her strong-willed son and finds himself in a family and work life very different than the ones he grew up in.
Cast: Ryan Hansen
Team: W/EP David Guarascio, Moses Port; D Michael Patrick Jann
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
Format: Single-camera
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The Goodwin Games 
Logline: High-concept family comedy about a father who leaves his fortune to his three children — only if they agree to his terms.
Cast: Becki Newton
Team: W/EP Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Chris Harris
Studio: 20th Television
Format: Single-camera

Let It Go
Logline: Ensemble comedy about a married couple, his best friend and her sister as they try to navigate, negotiate and sometimes manipulate society’s unspoken rules.
Cast: Zachary Levi
Team: W/EP DJ Nash; EP Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Fedora
Format: Single-camera
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Like Father
Logline: Comedy centering on a father-son relationship, inspired by Lawrence’s real-life experience.
Cast: Colin Ferguson
Team: W/D/EP Bill Lawrence; EP Jeff Ingold
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer
Format: Single-camera
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Little Brother
Logline: A man learns he has a half-brother who happens to be an ex-con.
Cast: John Stamos, T.J. Miller, Rosa Salazar, Gillian Vigman
Team: W Fintan Ryan, Mike Royce; EP Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Jimmy Mulville; Co-EP: Fintan Ryan
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, Adelstein Productions, Hat Trick
Format: Multicamera
AFTRA

Living Loaded
Logline: A partying blogger is forced to change career plans when he becomes a radio host.
Cast: Mike Vogel (second position to Pan Am), Michael Marc Friedman
Team: W/EPs Rob McElhenney, Rob Rosell, Dan Dunn; EP Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Nick Frenkel, Michael Rotenberg
Studio: FX Prods., 3 Arts
Format: Single-camera

Must Hire
Logline: An uptight, young executive hires his dad for an entry-level position and is shocked to discover that his new hire is a disruptive office clown.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Eli Jorne, Reed Agnew; EP Jamie Tarses
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
Format: Single-camera
AFTRA

Prodigy Bully
Logline: Based on the one-minute movies by Hank Perlman, a young boy genius uses his brains and brawn to get what ever he wants.
Cast: Mike O’Malley
Team: W/Co-EP Mike O’Malley, EP John Wells, Paris Barclay, Andrew Stearn
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, John Wells Productions
Format: Single-camera

Rebounding
Logline: An uplifting comedy about a man recovering from the death of his fiancé with the help of the idiots on his pickup basketball team.
Cast: Malcolm Barrett, Hayes MacArthur
Team: W/EP Joe Port, Joe Wiseman; EP Steve Levitan; D Jason Winer
Studio: 20th Television
Format: Single-camera

Untitled Mindy Kaling comedy
Logline: A young Bridget Jones-type doctor tries to navigate her personal and professional lives.
Cast: Mindy Kaling
Team: W/EP Mindy Kaling; EP Howard Klein
Studio: Universal Television
Format: Single-camera
AFTRA

DRAMA

The Asset
Logline: Spy drama that revolves around a female agent set in the New York office of the CIA.
Cast: Ali Larter
Team: W/EP Josh Friedman; D Neil Burger
Studio: 20th Television
AFTRA

Guilty
Logline: Centers on a smart and ethically questionable defense attorney who uses his unique methods to solve cases he’s been banned from handling after he’s stripped of his license to practice law after being falsely convicted of fraud.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Greg Berlanti, EP Marc Guggenheim, Peter Johnson; EP/D McG
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bonanza Productions, Berlanti Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision
AFTRA

Untitled Karyn Usher project
Logline: The orphaned 17-year-old daughter of a CIA operative encounters a mysterious rogue agent/assassin who serves as both her surrogate father and professional mentor in the spy world.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Karyn Usher; EP Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Shawn Levy; W/EP/D Brett Ratner
Studio: 21 Laps/Adelstein Productions, 20th Television
AFTRA

Untitled Kevin Williamson serial killer drama
Logline: A thriller revolving around a diabolical serial killer who uses technology to create a cult of serial killers and the FBI agent who finds himself in the middle of it.
Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry
Team: W/EP Kevin Williamson; D Marcos Siega
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Outerbanks Entertainment
AFTRA

Untitled Josh Berman medical drama
Logline: A young female thoracic surgeon who becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia is forced to moonlight as a “mob doctor” while also working full-time at Chicago’s most prominent hospital.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Josh Berman, Robert Wright; D/EP Michael Dinner
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
AFTRA

CW

DRAMA

Arrow
Logline: Based on the DC Comics title, published by DC Entertainment, this hourlong drama is a modern retelling of the legendary DC Comics character Green Arrow.
Cast: Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Susanna Thompson, Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland
Team: EP/W Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg (The Vampire Diaries)
Studio: Berlanti Productions, Warner Bros. Television
AFTRA

Beauty and the Beast
Logline: Loosely based on CBS’ Beauty and the Beast series from the 1980s, this is a modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist.
Cast: Kristin Kreuk, Austin Basis
Team: EP/W Jennifer Levin, Sherri Cooper; EP Paul J. Witt, C. Anthony Thomas, Ron Koslow, Bill Haber; D Gary Fleder
Studio: CBS Television Studios
AFTRA

The Carrie Diaries
Logline: Based on the novel by Candace Bushnell, a young Carrie Bradshaw comes of age in the 1980s, asking her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while exploring the worlds of high school and Manhattan.
Cast: Stefania Owen
Team: EP/W Amy Harris (Sex and the City, Gossip Girl); EP Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein, Candace Bushnell; EP/D Miguel Arteta
Studio: Fake Empire in association with Warner Bros. Television

Cult
Logline: An inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show joins a journalist blogger in investigating the show’s rabid fans. Together, the duo finds the fans might be recreating crime scenes from the show in their real lives — behavior that has lead to a rash of disappearances and a likely murder.
Cast: Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal
Team: EP Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Len Goldstein; EW/W Rockne O’Bannon (Farscape)
Studio: Warner Bros. TV, Fake Empire

First Cut
Logline: Glad to leave her nerdy past behind for a fresh start in the adult professional world, a newly minted doctor discovers that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where she works is no different than high school.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Jennie Snyder Urman; EP Dan Jinks
Studio: CBS Television Studios
AFTRA

Joey Dakota
Logline: Based on the Israeli format Danny Hollywood.  In this romantic-time-travel-musical, a documentary filmmaker travels back in time to the 1990’s where she meets and falls in love with the rock star subject of her film. When she unexpectedly returns to present day, she must find her way back to the past to reunite with her love and prevent his untimely death.
Cast:
Team: W: Bert Royal; EP Mark Harmon, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, Martha Haight
Studio: CBS Television Studios, Harmon/Tannenbaum
AFTRA

Shelter
Logline: Drama set at an historic New England summer resort where the new and returning staff attend to the practical, emotional and often comical needs of the guests while navigating friendships, rivalries and romances of their own.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Mark Schwahn; EP J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions, Mastermind Laboratories
AFTRA

The Selection
Logline: Based on the forthcoming series of books by Kiera Cass, The Selection is an epic romance set 300 years in the future which centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads.
Cast:
Team: W/EP Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain; D Mark Piznarski
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
AFTRA

Compiled by Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com


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