Jul 012014
 

/Original post date July 20, 2014 – updated November 8, 2014/ Upcoming TV shows to broadcast between September 2014 and end of end of summer 2015. The list, as every year, does not include cartoons, documentaries, reality shows and kids series (titles where main cast or over 50% of actors are under 16). It’s work in progress, descriptions and air times will be updated constantly as soon as I get more info (usually once a week). If you have any updates, please use comments section at the bottom of the page to message me.

 

SCI-FI/SUPERNATURAL

FOX “Gotham”  [FULL SEASON ORDERED] behind the scenes superhero series focusing on origin story of Commissioner James Gordon as he fights the villains before he met Batman. Series commitment after network bidding war. Cast: Benjamin McKenzie, David Mazouz, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Sean Pertwee,Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Drew Powell and Zabryna Guevara. FOX’ Mondays 8:00/7:00c. Premieres September 22, 2014.

The CW “The Flash” [FULL SEASON ORDERED] DC comics superhero project revolving around Barry Allen/Flash, introduced as an 3 episode plot within “Arrow” series now upgraded to stand alone series. Cast: Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candace Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Michelle Harrison, Patrick Sabongui and John Wesley Shipp. The CW’ Tuesdays 8:00/7:00c. Starts October 7, 2014.

NBC “Constantine” drama about supernatural guardian defending world from evil based on DC comic book series of the same title. Script purchase with penalty. Cast: Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Lucy Griffiths and Charles Halford. NBC Fridays 10:00/9:00c. Expected October 24, 2014.

[Syfy] “Ascension” follows crew of NASA’s secret space mission launched in 1960ies sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century long travel into stars to populate new world. Cast: Tricia Helfer, Brian Van Holt, Andrea Roth, Brandon P. Bell November 24, 2014.

The CW “iZombie” supernatural procedural/zombie drama based on books by DC Comics featuring zombie medical student who picks job at coroner’s office to get sustainable access to fresh brains but discovers she can inherit memories from her “meals” helping her solve crimes. Cast: Rose McIver, Rahul Kohli, Malcolm Goodwin, Robert Buckley, David Anders, Nora Dunn and Alexandra Krosney. Expected midseason 2015.

ABC “Agent Carter” another backstage superhero drama set in Marvel universe this time focusing on Captain America’s girlfriend. Cast: Hayley Atwell. Expected midseason 2015. ABCs Tuesdays 9:00/8:00c. Expected winter 2014.

The CW “The Messengers” drama following a small group of strangers is awaken from death with task to prevent end of the mankind after unidentified extra terrestrial object crashes to earth. Cast: Diogo Morgado, Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Jon Fletcher, Craig Frank, Lane Garrison and Joel Courtney. Expected midseason 2015.

ABC “The Whispers” drama revolving around alien forces trying to destroy the planet through Earth’s natural resources. Cast: Barry Sloane, Milo Ventimiglia, Lily Rabe, Derek Webster, Brianna Brown, Kylie Rogers, Catalina Denis and Kyle Harrison Breitkop . Expected midseason 2015.

[Netflix] “Sense8” sci-fi drama from Wachowski siblings described only as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted” . 10 episode order straight from pitch. Cast: Alfonso Herrera, Aml Ameen, Brian J Smith, Daryl Hannah, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton. Delayed to 2015.

NBC “Heroes: Reborn” reboot of supernatural show “Heroes” following new cast of characters with superhuman powers. Cast:  Jack Coleman

[Syfy] “Killjoys” scifi series following team of interplanetary bounty hunters. 10 episode initial order. Cast: Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke MacFarlane

[Syfy] “The Expanse” drama set two hundred years in the future following detective following massive conspiracy across stelar system. 10 episodes in pipeline. Cast: Thomas Jane,

 

LEGEND/MYTH/FAIRYTALE/FANTASY

ABCGalavant” fairy tale musical following handsome prince on the quest to reunite with his one true love stolen by evil king. Cast: Joshua Sasse, Timothy Omundson, Mallory Jensen, Vinnie Jones, Karen David, Luke Youngblood. ABC Sundays 8:00/7:00c Comes this winter.

[Syfy] “Olympus” mythological drama of human struggle against Gods and monsters. 13 episode initial order.

NBC “Emerald City” reimagined, possibly medical genre soap inspired by the characters and themes from The Wizard of Oz. This is the third “Oz” related project this year.

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Jan 162014
 

/Original post date July 20, 2013 – last update September 3, 2014/ Upcoming TV shows to broadcast between September 2013 and end of end of summer 2014. The list, as every year, does not include cartoons, documentaries, reality shows and kids series (titles where main cast or over 50% of actors are under 16). It’s work in progress, descriptions and air times will be updated constantly as soon as I get more info (usually once a week). If you have any updates, please use comments section at the bottom of the page to message me.

50 shows renewed, 47 shows cancelled

SCI-FI/SUPERNATURAL

ABCMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” [RENEWED] (formerly “S.H.I.E.L.D.”) Marvel universe superhero adjuscent show from writer-director Joss Whedon exploring backstage work of Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division as known from “The Avengers”. Pilot ordered end of August 2012. Full 22 episode season pickup in October 2013. Cast: Clark Gregg , Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet.  ABC Tuesdays 8:00/7:00c Premiered on September 24, 2013

The Cast of ABC' Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen and Brett Dalton.

The CWTomorrow People” [CANCELLED] sci fi show about international group of evolutionally advanced people with special powers fighting evil. Remake of 1970ies British show of the same title. Project surfaced in mid November 2012. Pilot was green lit at the end of January 2013. More scripts ordered in October 2013 Cast: Peyton List, Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, Madeleine Mantock. ABC Wednesdays 9:00/8:00c Premiered on October 9, 2013

The Cast of The Tomorrow People

The Tomorrow People: Aaron Yoo, Peyton List, Robbie Amel, Luke Mitchell

 

FOXAlmost Human” [CANCELLED] Warner Bros. TV/Bad Robot-produced J.J. Abrams sci fi procedural set in not too distant future where LAPD cops are partnered with human resembling androids. Pilot production commitment was announced in early September 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Michael Ealy, Lili Taylor, Michael Irby, Mackenzie Crook, Minka Kelly, Karl Urban, Mekia Cox.  FOX Mondays 8:00/7:00c Premiered Sunday, November 17, 2013. Continues Monday, November 18, 2013. Cancelled after airing 13 episodes.

The cast of Almost Human

“Almost Human” on FOX: Michael Irby, Mackenzie Crook , Lili Taylor, Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and Minka Kelly

CBSIntelligence” [CANCELLED] high concept drama about a man with a top-secret experimental microchip implanted in his brain but with more serious approach than Jake 2.0, Chuck or tons of other shows that had similar premise. Plus usual addition of procedural twist. Cast: Josh Holloway, Michael Rady, James Martinez, Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, John Billingsley. CBS Mondays 10:00/9:00c Premiered January 13, 2014. Preview on January 7.

The CW “Star-Crossed”  [CANCELLED] (formerly: “Oxygen”) alien drama following near future high school program attempting to integrate a group of stranded and forcefully segregated humanoid aliens with general teenage population. Picked to series in early May 2013. Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Grey Damon, Matt Lanter, Natalie Hall, Malese Jow, Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley, Titus Makin Jr.  The CW Mondays 8:00/7:00c. Premieres February 17, 2014.

The CWThe Hundred” [RENEWED] (or “The 100”) post apocalyptic drama set hundred years after destruction of earth where now orbit based humankind survivors attempt Earth re-colonization by releasing hundred youngsters to the surface of the planet. Cast: Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick, Marie Avgeropoulos, Isaiah Washington, Christopher Larkin, Kelly Hu. The CW Wednesdays 9:00/8:00c. Starts March 19, 2014

NBCBelieve” [CANCELLED] (working title) Supernatural drama about girl in possession of hibernated superpowers and a man who escapes from prison to serve as her protector. From J.J. Abrams. Script purchase with pilot production commitment issued in September 2012. Cast: Johnny Sequoyah, Jake McLaughlin, Delroy Lindo, Jamie Chung, Sienna Guillory, Arian Moayed. NBC Sundays 9:00/8:00c. Comes Midseason 2014. Vanished from schedule as of May 18.

[Syfy]”Dominion”  [RENEWED] drama based on universe established by the 2010 movie “Legion” set set 25 years in the future after a war between angels and mankind. Cast: Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head, Luke Allen-Gale. Syfy Thursdays 9:00/8:00c. Started June 19, 2014.

HBO “Leftovers” [RENEWED] event drama following people that were left behind on earth during global rapture event. Damon Lindelof’s take on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel. In development since summer 2012. Pilot ordered in early February 2013. Peter Berg announced in April 2013 he will direct the pilot . Cast: Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Christopher Eccleston, Amanda Warren, Liv Tyler, Michael Gaston, Margaret Qualley. HBO Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered June 29, 2014.

CBS “Extant”  [RENEWED] sci fi project about female astronaut returning from space mission with child. Bidding war between major networks is rumoured with winner expected to be issue straight to series commitment. Surfaced at the beginning of August 2013. 13 episode straight to series order at the beginning of October 2013. Cast: Halle Berry, Goran Visnjic, Hiroyuki Sanada. CBS Wednesdays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered July 9, 2014.

LIFETIME “The Lottery” [CANCELLED] dystopian drama set in the future world where women stopped having children and national lottery decides upon 100 surrogate mothers for fertilised embryos. Cast: Marley Shelton, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, Athena Karkanis, Yul Vazquez, Shelley Conn, Martin Donovan. Lifetime Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered July 20, 2014.

BBC America “Intruders” drama set around secret society seeking immortality by residing in bodies of other people. Based on Michael Marshall Smith’s book of the same title. Cast: John Simm, Mira Sorvino, Tory Kittles, James Frain. BBC Saturdays 10:00/9:00c. Starts August 23, 2014

[Netflix] [DELAYED] “Sense8” sci-fi drama from Wachowski siblings described only as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted” . 10 episode order straight from pitch. Cast: Alfonso Herrera, Aml Ameen, Brian J Smith, Daryl Hannah, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton. Delayed to 2015.

 

LEGEND/FAIRYTALE/FANTASY

FOXSleepy Hollow” [RENEWED] Modern day adaptation of Ichabod Crane’s adventures with the notorious headless horseman mixing occult mystery with procedural. Ordered by FOX after initial unsuccessful pitch to The CW, CBS, ABC and NBC networks. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Cho, Lyndie Greenwood. FOX Mondays 9:00/8:00c Started September 16, 2013

The cast of Sleepy Hollow

“Sleepy Hollow” on FOX: Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie

ABCOnce Upon A Time in Wonderland” [CANCELLED] (previously “Once: Wonderland”) – long expected “Once Upon A Time” spin off show project from late February 2013 originally based around character of Mad Hatter from series one. After  Sebastian Stan was not available to reprise the role the projects focus shifted towards unaired character of Alice (of the Wonderland fame). Casting started in late March 2013. Production began April 7. Cast: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot,  Michael Socha, Emma Rigby, Paul Reubens.  ABC Thursdays 8:00/7:00c Beginning October 10, 2013.  Will not be renewed after season one, series finale aired on April 3, 2014.

The CWThe Originals” [RENEWED] direct “Vampire Diaries” spin off about origins of the blood sucking family in French Quarters of New Orleans. Characters were introduced as backdoor pilot (a stand alone episode of Vampire Diaries on April 25, 2013). More scripts ordered in October 2013 Cast: Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Joseph Morgan, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Danielle Campbell, Alexandra Metz. Picked to series at the end of April 2013. CW Tuesdays 8:00/7:00c. Premiered October 3, 2013. Renewed for second season in February 2014.

The cast of The Originals

“The Originals” on The CW: Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Joseph Morgan and Claire Holt

LIFETIMEWitches of East End” [RENEWED] (formerly “Witches of East Road”)  Story about two sisters discovering special powers hidden from them by their continously reincarnating family. Based on a book by Melissa de la Cruz. Put to series at the end of January 2013. Cast: Julia Ormond, Rachel Boston, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Mädchen Amick, Patrick Heusinger. Lifetime Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered on October 6, 2013.

NBCDracula” [CANCELLED] costume drama about immortal vampire posing as American entrepreneur and arriving in London to seek revenge on those who betrayed him centuries earlier but falling hopelessly in love with a woman who he believes to be a reincarnation of his deceased wife. Reimagining of Bram Stoker novel. NBC with Sky Living UK production tandem. Script by Cole Haddon. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica de Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. 10 episode initial order. NBC Fridays 10:00/9:00c Premiered October 25 2013. Not renewed for second season.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula

“Dracula” with Jonathan Rhys Meyers

ShowtimePenny Dreadful”  [RENEWED] vampire hunter project set in 19th century London and involving ensamble of legendary characters such as as Van Helsing, Dorian Gray and Doctor Frankenstein in their quest of hunting vampires. Project is led by John Logan and Sam Mendes. In early January 2013 project has received a series commitment, with production to begin in London in the second half of 2013. Director assigned in mid June 2013. Cast: Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway. Expected in 2014.

[Syfy] “Bitten” [RENEWED] 13 episode Canadian werewolf drama originally produced for Entertainment One and focusing on the world’s only female werewolf trying to live as a human and working as a photographer in Toronto. Based on novel by  Kelley Armstrong. 13 episodes series one. Cast:  Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk, Paul Greene. Syfy Mondays at 10:00/9:00c. Premiered January 13, 2014.

Bitten poster

Bitten cast: Michael Xavier, Greyston Holt, Laura Vandervoort, , Greg Bryk, Steve Lund

[El Ray] “From Dusk Till Dawn” [RENEWED] – vampire horror based on Quentin Tarrantino movie. Cast:  Don Johnson, DJ Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Eiza González. 10 episode order. ElRey Tuesdays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered on March 11, 2014

[WGN] “Salem” [RENEWED] dark drama about infamous witch hunt in 17th century Massachusetts town. Originally developed for FX. 13 episode initial order. Cast: Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel. Tamzin Merchant, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg. WGN Sundays 10:00/9:00c.  Premiered on April 20, 2014.

FX “The Strain” [RENEWED] Vampiric/paranormal drama from  Guillermo del Toro. Based on books by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Straight pitch to pilot order in mid September 2012. Cast: Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Corey Stoll, Lauren Lee Smith, Miguel Gomez, Jack Kesy, Sean Astin, Natalie Brown. FX Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered July 13, 2014.

Starz “Outlander” [RENEWED] – fantasy romantic drama about woman traveling in time from 1945 to 1743 and falling in love in both “timezones”. Based on books by Diana Gabaldon. 16 episode order at the end of May 2013. Filming locations in Scotland were booked in July 2013. Expected in 2014. Cast: Caitriona Balfem, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Duncan Lacroix. Laura Donnelly and Lotte Verbeek. Saturdays 9:00/8:00c Started August 9 2014.

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 Posted by at 22:20
Nov 102013
 

/Last update November 18, 2013/ The latest of the monthly “wall of text” countdown detailing all the new series in making and development during season 2012/2013.
For the full list of all new pilots, scripts and ideas pitched, ditched, picked up and burried in the last few months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2013/2014

 

ORDERED TO SERIES

FOX “Gracepoint”  event drama focused on a murder investigation in small town. Remake of British series “Broadchurch”. Cast: David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Jacki Weaver. 10 episodes in pipeline.

CBS “How I Met Your Dad” – “How I Met Your Mother” spin off told from female perspective outside of the immediate circle of HIMYM characters.

NBC “Working The Engels” drama about family facing debt and turmoil after head of the family passes away. 12 episode order. Cast: Andrea Martin, Kacey Rohl, Azura Skye, Benjamin Arthur

USA “Dig” event drama based around FBI agent in Jerusalem who while investigating murder of a archaeologist comes across millennia old conspiracy threatening entire civilisation. Based on Israeli format. Six episodes ordered.

FX “The Strain” Vampiric/paranormal drama from  Guillermo del Toro. Based on books by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Straight pitch to pilot order in mid September 2012. Cast: Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Corey Stoll, John Hurt, Lauren Lee Smith, Miguel Gomez, Jack Kesy, Sean Astin, Natalie Brown. 13 episode order.

FOX “Everest” event drama focusing on group of climbers conquering Mt. Everest. 10 episode limited series with possibility of indirect followup series.

“From Dusk Till Dawn” – vampire horror based on Quentin Tarrantino movie. Cast:  Don Johnson, DJ Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Eiza González. 10 episode order.

 

PILOTS ORDERED

FOX “Here’s Your Damn Family” comedy centring on 30something man living with his mother and life changes after her new husband moves in with kids. Cast contingent order.

The CW “Flash” DC comics superhero project revolving around Barry Allen/Flash, initially planned as an 3 episode plot within “Arrow” series. Now upgraded to stand alone pilot.

NBC “Bad Judge” comedy about judge in a criminal court system living on the edge. Will Ferrell and Anne Heche to produce. Announced in mid November 2012. Off cycle pilot rumored in March 2013,  Kate Walsh set as lead.

[Cinemax] “Blanco” drama involving latino gangster turned informant exploiting his status to build criminal empire. Cast: Shiloh Fernandez

Comedy Central “Crazy House” single camera comedy about two co-workers who after sending their boss into coma plead insanity and get send to mental institution.

FOX “Fatrick” single camera comedy about former fat kid trying to shake off mental image of being underdog.

ABC “An American Education”  comedy following unorthodox teamed in San Diego public school. Remake of British comedy “Bad Education”.

 

EARLY STAGES/IN DEVELOPMENT/SCRIPT AND PROJECT PURCHASES

NBC “Losin’ It” workplace comedy revolving around weigh loss centre under new management of one of its old clients. Based on autobiographical experiences of YouTube personality Shane Dawson.

FOX “Wunderland” workplace comedy set in theme park.

NBC Untitled ensemble comedy taking place among hospital staff and doctors of St. Genevieve’s Hospital.

The CW Untitled drama project about terrorist sleeper cell at a top New York university.

HBO “The Last Tycoon” drama following film execs rise to power in 1930ies Hollywood. Based on unfinished last novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

FX “Rasputin” limited series drama focusing on infamous Russian mystic and his rise to position among imperial family.

NBC “Stand-Up Guy” comedy revolving around stand up comedian struggling to match career with family responsibilities.

BBC “Dangerous Liaisons” drama of cunning seduction and betrayal based on Choderlos de Laclos novel and movie of the same title.

[Syfy] “Beowulf” drama about rise to power and epic struggle against monsters – an adaptation of old English heroic tale/poem of the same title.

“Ghost” drama project based on 90ies love story movie of the same title.

HBO “Mr. Director” paradocumentary style comedy following Salim Akil on the path to become top show runner/director.

[Cinemax] “Outcast” exorcism drama following young man susceptible to demonic possessions since childhood. Based on comic books by Robert Kirkman,

The CW “Tales From The Dark Side” reboot of 1980ies mystery series focusing on creepy and unexplained.

FOX “Three The Hard Way” comedy about NBA star juggling career and parental duties. Based on experiences of Dwyane Wade.

FOX “Red Band Society” quasi medical drama seen through the eyes of teenagers living in a city hospital. Based on spanish series “Polseres Vermelles”

FOX Untitled half an hour series based on life and experiences of comedian Trevor Noah.

HBO “The Right Mistake” drama about ex convict imprisoned for 27 years seeking redemption. Based on series of novels by Walter Mosley. Laurence Fishburne attached as lead.

Starz “Flesh And Bone” drama following young ballet dancer as she makes into prestigious dance company in New York.

NBC “Two To Go” comedy series based around two single guys in a group of married friends. Jason Bateman attached as lead.

FX “Jen” comedy about newly divorced woman in her 30ies changing her life around. Jen Kirkman to star.

[Netfllix] At least four, 13-episode per season Marvel superhero series featuring characters of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Shows spanning over several years years starting 2015 and culminating with a miniseries “The Defenders”

CBS “Secrets Of Happy Families” drama about counter insurgency specialist returning back from Afghanistan to his police unit and employing techniques he learned in the field to tackle violent gang crimes.

NBC Untitled comedy based on life of a standup comedian Erik Rivera.

LIFETIME “Blackout” soap about woman with failed career returning to her home town to live with her siblings.

ABC “American Monster” comedy about a woman who unexpectedly becomes celebrity when she goes on trial for murder.

NBC Untitled comedy about love and relationships starring Ann Heche.

The CW “iZombie” supernatural procedural/zombie drama based on books by DC Comics.

FOX Untitled comedy project about mother clashing with her pregnant daughter. Molly Shannon to star.

FOX “Ball And Chain” drama set around two romantically invested intelligence operatives running missions together.

ABC “Poor Pam” comedy focusing on relentless but ultimately unsuccessful and broke sister to a celebrity.

HBO “Headhunters” dark comedy about corporate headhunter become target of unknown individual. Based on novel by  Jo Nesbø.

TBS “Tribeca” spoof comedy mocking crime procedurals following detective at LAPD’s Really Heinous Crimes Unit. Steve Carell to produce.

FOX “Pomona Kings” drama of two rivalling families running car shops and drag racing teams in Southern California.

The CW “The Painted Girls” drama set in decadent world of Paris at the end of 18th century. Based on the book by Cathy Marie Buchanan.

History “Roots” drama following man captured and sold to slavery for plantation work. Remake of iconic 1970ies series of the same title. Based on book by Alex Haley

Starz “Heartbeats” dramedy of relationship that never materialised told through the eyes of two people that would be perfect for each other if only the circumstances were different.

ABC “Greta Stone” procedural about a cop with turbulent past with uncanny ability to solve crimes.

FX “Texts From Bennett” half hour comedy about rapper and his drug smoking teenage cousin living together.

ABC “Changes” comedy about long term friendship of two guys after one of them becomes a woman.

 

UNCONFIRMED/EARLY STAGES/IDEAS

“The Son” limited series about rise and fall of one of the Texas oil empires. Based on novel by Philipp Meyer.

“Pantheon” superhero series about Greek gods returning to destroyed earth to fight for human kind. Based on Michael Chiklis‘ IDW comic book series.

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 Posted by at 21:26
Oct 102013
 

/Last update October 31, 2013/ The latest of the monthly “wall of text” countdown detailing all the new series in making and development during season 2012/2013.
For the full list of all new pilots, scripts and ideas pitched, ditched, picked up and burried in the last few months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2013/2014

 

PURCHASES FROM FOREIGN NETWORKS

PBS “Vicious” comedy about aged gay couple in constant disagreement with themselves and surrounding world. British ITV series starring Ian McKellen and Derek Jacob

NBC “Welcome To Sweden” comedy about New York accountant who follows his girlfriend to her native Sweden. Scandinavian TV4 first English language production. Cast: Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena Olin, Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy

 

ORDERED TO SERIES

NBC Untitled comedy project about a woman who escapes doomsday cult and settles in New York. Tina Fey involved. Straight to series 13 episode order.

ABC “Secrets & Lies” drama about family man who becomes prime suspect after finding body a boy. Based on Australian drama of the same title. 10 episode order.

MTV “Happyland” soapy comedy revolving around workers in a popular theme park. Cast: Bianca Santos, Zulay Henao, Shane Harper, Katherine McNamara, Cameron Moulene. 8 episodes ordered

MTV “Faking It” comedy about two best friends trying to be popular in high school. Cast: Bailey Buntain, Gregg Sulkin, Katie Stevens, Michael Willett, Rita Volk. 8 episode initial order.

FOX “Hieroglyphs” drama set in ancient Egypt and focusing on on a thief who’s spared his life to serve as special tasks man for the Pharaoh. Project originally pitched in 2011 now scheduled for 2014/15. 14 episode initial order.

[Netflix] Untitled psychological drama set against family background. From creators of “Damages”. 13 episode order.

FX “Telemark” 10 episode miniseries drama about Norwegian resistance fighters trained by British Intelligence on a mission to sabotage Hitler’s nuclear development program during World War II. Director, writer and producer of “Slumdog Millionaire” involved.

[National Geographic] “Act Of Valor” drama following Navy seal parachute rescue unit tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. Based on 2012 feature film of the same title.

CBS “Extant” sci fi project about family with android child. Bidding war between major networks is rumoured with winner expected to be issue straight to series commitment. Surfaced at the beginning of August 2013. 13 episode straight to series order at the beginning of October 2013. Cast: Halle Berry

[Hallmark] “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (formerly “Dead Letters”) comedy about group of people working in Dead Letter Office who are tasked with delivering every lost letter in the system to its destination. Cast: Daphne Zuniga, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson. 10 episode order set for second quarter of 2014 in addition to the two hour backdoor pilot scheduled for broadcast on October 12, 2013.

FOX Untitled comedy loosely based on life of SNL scribe John Mulaney. Cast: John Mulaney, Elliott Gould, Martin Short, Griffin Newman, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith. Previously pitched to NBC. Secured six episode initial order at the start of October 2013.

 

PILOTS ORDERED

[Amazon] “The After” drama about eight strangers thrown together to fight mysterious forces.

[Amazon] “Bosch” procedural focusing on LAPD detective in pursuit of child killer while standing trial for unlawful killing of a suspect. Based on characters from book series by Michael Connelly.

TNT “Public Morals” period drama set among officers of New York City’s Public Morals Division in 1960ies. Ed Burns to star.

USA “Benched” comedy about ambitious corporate attorney becoming public defender after nervous breakdown.

ABC Untitled comedy about a older man’s relationship with his son in law. Henry Winkler attached as lead.

FOX Untitled drama set in fifties Hawaii and focusing on small time hustler trying to execute revenge on the most powerful family on the island for the murder of his brother.

NBC “Babylon Fields” yet another zombie project telling story about dead small town residents coming back to life. Originally pitched in 2007 and 2008.

CBS “Damascus” legal drama revolving around nun practising law on behalf of the poor and unfortunate. America Ferrera set as lead. Put pilot commitment.

NBC “Growing Ivy” comedy focusing on overachieving daughter trying to restore balance in her life by asking her eccentric mother to move in with her. Real mother/daughter duo of  Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri Martino set as leads. Production commitment issued.

CBS Untitled drama about a guy with fourth highest IQ in the world setting up company of super intellects to solve worlds problems.

The CW Untitled conspiracy drama revolving around young woman recruited by CIA to infiltrate her biological family of Texas magnates with ties to criminal underworld across the globe. Based on Israeli format “Dance Of The Hours” by Orna Raiz

CBS “More Time With Family” comedy about performer who gives up touring life on stage to spend more time with family. Cast: Tom Papa. Put pilot commitment.

Comedy Central “Checked Out” workplace comedy about two two cousins trying to run youth hostel without any experience.

USA “Rush” fast paced drama about off the records concierge doctor to high clientele.

USA “Novice” drama following young man who after unsuccessful attempts to find stable employment returns to home town and gets involved with Korean mob to pay off his family’s debt.

USA “Complications” drama revolving around complications following incident in which ER doctor saves life of a young man wounded in drive by shooting and kills one of the attackers.

Showtime “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” comedy about woman stalking her ex.

ABC “Allegiance” conspiracy drama focusing on young female FBI agent who pursues her own mother as the most wanted terrorist.

NBC “Cuckoo” single camera comedy about family dynamics changing after the only daughter returns from summer abroad with new unbearable boyfriend. Based on British format starring Andy Samberg.

FOX “My Ex Life” comedy about successful entrepreneur undergoing divorce clashing with his ex-wives new boyfriend.

[Amazon] “The Outlaws” drama exploring wold of professional football from perspective of players and support staff. Cast: Natalie Zea

[Amazon] “Mozart In The Jungle” comedy about “sex, drugs and classical music”. Base on memoir of the same title by Blair Tindall

ABC “Strange Calls” comedy about cop moved to night watch on outskirts of Nantucket island, where he teams up with lighthouse keeper to investigate  unexplained events. Based on an Australian series of the same title. Project originally reached put pilot stage in autumn 2012, cast contingent pilot order issued in early October 2013.

CBS “Little Mom” comedy about three moms from Brooklyn high rise helping each other though everyday struggles. Based in Israeli series “Haverot” . Put pilot commitment.

ABC Untitled comedy about divorced couple trying to maintain their friendship for the sake of the kids. Based on Kevin Hart stand up comedy. Put pilot commitment.

NBC Untitled family comedy project revolving around couple with adult children. From the creators of “Friends” and “Seinfeld”.

NBC “Tin Man” futuristic psychological triller about fugitive android accused of murder.

FOX Untitled comedy with musical elements following musician single dad who takes time of to reconnect with his teenage daughter. Harry Connick Jr set to star.

HBO “These Things Happen” half hour comedy about gay and straight couples sharing the same son. Based on novel by Richard Kramer.

FOX “The Last Man On Earth” comedy about two strangers who must overcome their differences in order to save the earth.

ABC “Galavant” musical comedy following handsome prince on the quest to reunite with his one true love stolen by evil king.

[TV Land] “Jennifer Falls” comedy about single mother with high paid job getting fired and moving with her mom. Cast:  Jaime Pressly, Nora Kirkpatrick, Joel David Moore, Jessica Walter

EARLY STAGES/IN DEVELOPMENT/SCRIPT AND PROJECT PURCHASES

ABC “The Order” drama set among Yale’s famous Skull And Bones secret society. Based on non fiction novel by Alexandra Robbins.

The CW “The Avenger” fantastical drama about a young woman who on the quest to avenge her parents death stumbles across superpower allowing her to modify her appearance. Based on pulp series by Street & Smith.

Starz “Wonderworld” drama about FBI sting operation against mob controlled porn industry of the 1980ies. Owen Willson involved.

CBS Untitled “How I Met Your Mother” spin off told from female perspective outside of the immediate circle of HIMYM characters. Possibly “How I Met Your Father” format.

FOX “Street Soldier” drama following boxer and drug dealer as an enforcer for New Englands crime syndicate.  Peter Facinelli attached as lead.

[A&E] “Harvest” drama revolving around undertaker involved in body trade business by his own father.

The CW “The Perfectionists” mystery murder drama based on book series by Sara Shepard.

NBC “One Kick” drama based around former abductee who gets employed by mysterious billionaire to hunt predators and kidnappers. Based on book by Chelsea Cain.

Showtime Untitled autobiographical half hour comedy based on life and adventures of stand up comedian Moshe Kasher who’s also set as lead.

FOX “The Ascendant” thriller about young broker who uncovers conspiracy of global proportions. Based on novel by Drew Chapman

NBC “Gone For Good” drama about one man’s twisty and treacherous search for his missing brother. Based on novel by Harlan Coben

CBS “Alleged” legal drama focusing on attorney defending his brother accused of murdering his wife.

ABC “Crime Reporter” drama following tabloid reporter in search for truth. Based on Swedish series “Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter”

“The Swede”/”The Already Dead” drama about Swedish secret service operative summoned to help CIA investigation of terrorist plot. Based on Robert Karjel novel “De Redan Döda”. No network attached. Alexander Skarsgård rumoured as a lead.

CBS Untitled comedy project by Gabe Miller and Jonathan Green about dysfunctional lifestyle guru and his assistant.

NBC Untited comedy project about two overachievers reigniting old rivalry after getting fired from online press jobs.

NBC “Law Man” legal drama following ex-basketball star who turns from robber and inmate to country’s greatest lawyer and officer of D.C. District Attorneys Investigative Unit.

NBC Untitled comedy about a lesbian and her straight male best friend who get pregnant just as he meets and marries the love of his life. Ellen Degeneres to produce.

NBC “Remy Chandler” procedural comedy about an angel who becomes private eye. Based on character from book series by Thomas Sniegoski

NBC “Murder She Wrote” detective drama about book writer pairing with hospital administrator to solve crimes. Reboot of a 1980ies series of the same title. Octavia Spencer attached as lead.

Starz “Most Wanted” drama set in 1970ies focusing on notorious bank robber from FBI’s most wanted list.

NBC “Pulling Teeth” comedy revolving around dentist who recently discovered that her surgeon husband has been having an affair with a pharmaceutical sales rep.

CBS “Fast Forward” drama about homicide detective and her medical examiner ex husband. Based on Austrian drama of the same title.

The CW Untitled period drama exploring Malibu surfing scene of the sixties.

ABC “The Point” drama about single mother moving with two kids to seventies Malibu. Based on Rob Lowe’s autobiographical novel “Stories I Only Tell My Friends”

NBC Untitled supernatural project following people who are given new start after anonymous organ donation gives them superhuman abilities.

The CW “Players” drama about young woman who moves to Hollywood to avenge her sisters death and becomes a convenience wife for to a closeted movie star.

FOX Untitled comedy about single mother working in in recreational centre of  a retirement home.

ABC “Nine: Nine Time Travels” thriller about a man who travels 20 years back in time to prevent death in his family but triggers chain of events that change his life. Based on Korean series of the same title.

CBS “Charmed” drama about sisters battling forces of evil using witchcraft. Reboot of a The CW drama of the same title.

[Amazon] “Grand Ave” period drama set in early 20th century about  transformation of Los Angeles.

ABC “American Crime” drama set around racially motivated crime told through the eyes of victims and the accused.

CBS “Skin Deep” comedy revolving around beauty salon owner and her newly employed male stylist.

FOX “Odd Couple Families” comedy revolving around two couples and their divorced parents brought together by kids.

ABC “Body Of Proof” possible resurrection of the show cancelled after three seasons.

CBS “On The Fence” comedy about group of twenty somethings entering adult life

FOX “The Family” comedy about working family in small town of Bakersfield.

TNT “Anonymous” conspiracy drama about ex special forces officer who uncovers global cover up.

CBS “Nicky” half hour comedy set in a multi generation household in New Jersey. Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Nick Zano project.

ABC “Roommates” comedy about a playboy sharing his apartment with a messy guy who saved his life.

ABC Untitled “officer + unusual sidekick” procedural focusing on FBI agent paired with Las Vegas magician to solve crimes.

ABC “The Laws Of Attraction” legal drama about female lawyer who teams up with rough, lower class guy to save her family’s firm.

ABC “Sins” soap drama about widow seducing wealthy brother of an attorney she tries to outsmart.

ABC Untitled comedy about an ordinary man who talks a wealthy woman off the ledge and gets employed by her as the head of the company she owns. Based on argentinian format “Los Roldán”, show already spawned licensed franchise in Colombia, Mexico, Greece and Cyprus

ABC “Philip Marlowe” new take on detective series from books by Raymond Chandler.

ABC “Permanent Vacation” comedy about groups of people in a bar at a resort.

FOX Untitled half hour comedy about successful businessman who returns to his home town to discover his adopted family now needs his help.

ABC “Beta” futuristic utopian drama about society where genetically created clones work for wealthy people. Based on book by Rachel Cohn.

CBS “The Shrine” drama set in struggling Catholic hospital in L.A. and revolving around miraculous curing of a cancer patient. Based on upcoming book by Gareth Wootton.

CBS “Black Oak” drama focusing on a woman who inherits haunted hotel.

FOX “Massholes” comedy about highly intelligent nerd who’s stuck in small Massachusetts town full of half wits.

ABC “The Astronaut Wives Club” limited run based on true story drama focusing on wifes of NASA astronauts. Based on book by Lily Koppel.

NBC Untitled soap drama project set around an influential family running powerful Texas church/congregation

The CW “Boots” drama about young men and women joining U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp on Parris Island, SC.

FOX “Atlantis” mystery drama revolving around two estranged brothers who embark on a mission to find lost city of Atlantis using state of the art vessel.

FOX “Freelancers” comedy about young lawyer who has to share office space with random bunch of freelancers.

NBC “And Lies I Tell My Daughter” comedy centring on a mother who believes policy of truth shouldn’t always apply in her family.

CBS “Blackwood” legal drama focusing on successful lawyer on a mission to find his wive’s killer.

ABC “Sea Of Fire” drama of murder, disappearances and family secrets after three teenagers star in pornographic film. Based on Dutch format “Vuurzee”

[Discovery] “The Five Families” mob drama following five influential New York families of Gambino, Genovese, Lucchese, Bonanno and Colombo.

CBS “Terrible People” half hour comedy about a man who after visit to his father and step mother decides to break the chain of terrible influence and help upbringing their kids. Based on British series of the same title.

ABC “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” half hour comedy revolving around young woman with uncanny talent to make her life a long chain of shameful and embarrassing moments and her family.  Based on book by Jenny Lawson.

ABC “Related” half hour comedy about two families of siblings cross-married and living next to each other.

LIFETIME “Yellow Brick Road” another take on “Wizard of Oz” with what is described as “Game Of Thrones” like multilayer execution.

CBS “Real Deal” drama revolving around  FBI agent and rouge confidential informant on the streets of Los Angeles. Based on 2005 “Glamour” article.

NBC Untitled comedy project focusing on optimistic single mum returning to her old line of work at New York publishing firm just to discover she now works for her former intern. Meg Ryan to star.

NBC Untitled comedy project set at NASA in 1960ies.

NBC “Fifth Wheel” comedy about a girl being the only single person among her friends.

NBC “Timeless” drama about a woman travelling in time between two men she loves.

NBC “Lighthouse” ensemble futuristic drama about hotel for time travellers.

ABC “Bright Young Things” drama set in 1920ies about two women leaving small town for big life in Manhattan. Based on book series by Anna Godbersen.

NBC “The Younger Man” comedy centered on man in his thirties married with kids to a woman decade his senior. Cast: Justin Long. Script commitment with penalty.

CBS “Generation Next” drama about team of investigators in a special unit created to solve crimes against second class citizens who were victimised as former carriers of mysterious virus.

FOX Untitled comedy about underachieving father trying to use his golf prodigy son to create better life for the family.

NBC Untitled comedy project about teen trying to solve her family’s and friend’s problems.

The CW “Colony” sci fi thriller about Mars colonist journey to uncertain future. Based on story of the mysterious disappearance of 16th century British settlers on Roanoke Island.

ABC “Main Street” half hour ensemble comedy about group of friends moving from big town to Mississippi Delta.

NBC “Remington Steele” romantic procedural set around daughter of legendary detectives reopening once renown private eye agency. Remake of 1980ies series of the same title.

FOX “Trial Of The Century” legal thriller revolving around young Latina attorney involved in a high profile case.

FOX Untitled comedy project centering on two grown up guys who become family after their parents marry each other. Melissa McCarthy to produce.

TNT “President X” political drama focused on former president who tries to track down people behind his own assassination attempt after waking up from coma.

CBS “Jigsaw” crime drama following cops, lawyers, prosecutors and city officials of San Francisco.

NBC “The Edge” cop-vs-quirky-sidekick procedural following detective paired with Mexican shaman-turned-cop.

FOX “The End” drama about woman who discovers her marriage and life was a lie when her husband disappears following plane crash. Based on Turkish series “Son”

ABC “Blackish” comedy about middle class African American trying to raise his modern, assimilated kids in tune with their cultural roots.

FOX “School Of Fish” comedy focusing on adventure of fishmongers at the Pike Place Market in Seattle.

FOX Untitled comedy about wealthy man who after being rejected by a girl purchases her struggling business in an attempt to remain closer to her.

ABC Untitled multi camera comedy project about single mom from Brooklyn running designer company with her friends.

ABC “My Problem With Women” comedy about bachelor in his thirties undergoing therapy to understand why his relationships fail. Based on Peruvian format. Jason Gann to adapt.

[Cinemax] “Blood & Ice” action drama set in near future and focusing on ruthless race to control natural resources discovered under Arctic ice. US/Scandinavian co-production.

NBC “The Money Pit” comedy following couple purchasing particularly feral house for as do-it-up investment. Based on 1980ies movie of the same title.

ABC “When The Balls Drop” single camera comedy about middle aged divorced man struggles through personal and professional life. Based on upcoming autobiographical book by Brad Garrett who is also set to star in the project.

FOX “Prodigy” drama about teenage female home schooled genius re-entering wild world of public high school.

ABC “Raising Mom” comedy following mother and her grown up son. Based on experiences of Sofia Vergara.

NBC “The Pro” comedy about bankrupt tennis player working as “the pro” coach in tennis and golf club while trying to claw back to the championship. Rob Lowe set as lead. Production commitment issued.

ABC “Just Rewards” drama about financially challenged group of neighbors investigating unsolved crimes for reward money.

ABC “Conviction” drama following mother who takes matters in her own hands after her son is convicted of double murder.

The CW “Exp” drama revolving around drug designed to increase strength and speed leaked into competitive environment of US high schools.

FOX “Broadchurch” drama focused on murder investigation in small town. Remake of British series of the same title. David Tennant attached as possible lead.

CBS “Tigers” legal drama following family of lawyers led by unconventional and demanding mother.

FOX “How To Lead A Life Of Crime” drama about school for criminals. Based on the book by Kirsten Miller.

FOX “False flag” (working title) drama surrounding fictional political assassination and following eight US citizens who find themselves in the centre of international crisis with their faces plastered all over international media as suspects. Based on Israeli format “Shkufim”

CBS Untitled workplace comedy about dysfunctional Centers for Disease Control and Prevention team

CBS Untitled comedy featuring young ensemble of friends and “mystery element”.

 

UNCONFIRMED/EARLY STAGES/IDEAS

Unconfirmed four Marvel series spanning 15 episodes each apparently being prepared for VOD cable and online market.

“Limitless” action drama focusing on unsuccessful writer who’s life changes after taking brain enhancing drug. Based on 2011 movie of the same title. Bradley Cooper to produce.

Untitled comedy project involving Kevin James pitched as 10-90 purchase model where if 10 initial episodes are successful it automatically triggers 90 episode order with guaranteed syndication.

 

DITCHED, REJECTED AND BURRIED

[A&E] “Occult” Drama about FBI agent returning from long time under cover assignment just to be paired with paranormal specialist in the newly formed occult task force. Michael Bay production. Cast contingent pilot order announced in early September 2012. Decision of pilot not going forward made in October 2013. Cast: Josh Lucas, Lynn Collins, Agnes Bruckner, Daniel Henney, Brennan Brown 

Comedy Central “Bad Advice From My Brother” a half-hour comedy about two brothers moving together in Manhattan. Based on Jordan Pope Roush’s blog of the same name. Cast contingent pilot order at the end of February 2013. Decision of pilot not going forward made in October 2013. Cast: Miles Fisher, Mike Castle

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Sep 182013
 

/Article start date September 1, 2013, last and final update November 18, 2013/ As we cross into première season, we begin to hear clunking sound of first shows hitting the can. As usual, we don’t list reality shows, competitions or kids series where majority of cast is under 16. And so the list starts:

EXTENDED

AMC “Mad Men”, September 17, 2013. Season 7. Final series is now extended to 14 episodes and will be split half, to air in 2014 and 2015.

 

RENEWED FOR FINAL SEASON

[Netflix] “The Killing”, November 15, 2013. Season 4. Final 6 episodes to air online.

[Cinemax] “Strike Back”, October 28, 2013. Season 4 [FINAL]. 10 final episodes in 2014.

HBO “Wilfred”, October 2, 2013. Season 4. Returns for 10 final episodes in summer 2014.

HBO “True Blood”, September 3, 2013. Season 7 of 10 episodes in summer 2014 will be the shows last.

 

CANCELLED

USA “Necessary Roughness”, November 19, 2013. Will not continue in 2014.

LIFETIME “Client List”, November 1, 2013. Will not return for third season. Previously in limbo for major storyline rewrite following announcement of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s pregnancy.

ABC “Back In The Game”, November 1, 2013. Cancelled after handful of episodes.

NBC “Welcome To The Family”, October 18, 2013. Cancelled after 3 episodes.

NBC “Ironside”, October 18, 2013. Cancelled after 3 episodes.

CBS “We Are Men”, October 10, 2013. Taken off air after two airings.

ABC “Lucky 7”, October 4, 2013. First casualty this season. Cancelled after two episodes.

LIFETIME “Army Wives”, September 24, 2013. End of the road after seven seasons.

TNT “King & Maxwell”, September 20, 2013. Cancelled after one season.

BBC America “Copper”, September 19, 2013. End of the road after two seasons. Plot lines might be wrapped up as a movie at later stage.

AMC “The Killing”, September 10, 2013. Over. Done. This time for good. They promise. No season 4.

 

RENEWED

LIFETIME “Witches Of East End”, Novemeber 22, Season 2. 13 episode order.

[Nick At Nite] “Instant Mom”, November 22, Season 2. 20 episodes in pipeline.

AMC “Hell On Wheels”, November 14, Season 4. 13 episode order.

FX “American Horror Story”, November 6, Season 4. Returns again with Jessica Lange as lead.

[HULU] “Quick Draw”, November 4, Season 2. 10 episode renewal

AMC “The Walking Dead”, October 29, 2013. Season 5. More walking, more zombies in late 2014.

USA “Suits”, October 24, 2013. Season 4. 16 episodes in pipeline.

LIFETIME “Drop Dead Diva”, October 25, 2013. Season 6. 13 episode order

Showtime “Masters Of Sex”, October 22, 2013. Season 2. 13 episode order

Showtime “Homeland”, October 22, 2013. Season 4. 13 episode order.

TNT “Franklin & Bash”, October 17, 2013. Season 4. 10 episode order.

MTV “Teen Wolf”, October 14, 2013. Season 4. 12 episodes ordered.

ABC “The Fosters”, October 11, 2013. Season 2.

TNT “Cold Justice”, October 8, 2013. Season 2. Returns in early 2014.

FOX “Sleepy Hollow”, October 3, 2013. Season 2. First early renewal this year following strong viewership numbers.

USA “Covert Affairs”, October 3, 2013. Season 5.

ABC “Motive”, October 2, 2013. Season 2. Returns next summer.

[Hallmark] “Cedar Cove”, September 30, 2013. Season 2.

CBS “Unforgettable”, September 27, 2013. Season 3. 13 episodes in pipeline.

HBO “Boardwalk Empire”, September 26, 2013. Season 5.

ABC “Mistresses”, September 25, 2013. Season 2. Returns next summer.

FX “The Bridge”, September 24, 2013. Season 2. 13 episodes set for summer 2014.

USA “Graceland”, September 10, 2013. Season 2. 13 episodes in 2014.

HBO “Newsroom, September 4. 2013. Season 3. No details yet but confirmed by network.

 

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Sep 172013
 

/Last update September 30, 2013/ The first of the serialized monthly countdowns listing all the new series in making and development during season 2013/2014.
 Full list of new pilots, ideas, scripts and projects pitched  to networks in the last months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2013/2014

 

PURCHASES FROM FOREIGN NETWORKS

HBO “Doll & Em” comedy about hollywood star hiring hes childhood friend to be personal assistant. Originally developed for Sky Living with English cast. 6 half hour episode initial order.

[Syfy] “Bitten” 13 episode Canadian werewolf drama originally produced for Entertainment One and focusing on the world’s only female werewolf trying to live as human and working as a photographer in Toronto. Based on novel by  Kelley Armstrong. 13 episodes series one. Cast:  Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk, Paul Greene. Expected in 2014.

[Sundance] “The Returned” French series about small town mysteriously overrun by people who were long dead trying to return to their homes without memory of passing away. Based on film “Les Revenants” by Robin Campillo. 8 episodes in series one.

 

ORDERED TO SERIES

CBS “Battle Creek” detective drama set in titular Battle Creek Michigan from creators of “Braking Bad” and “House”. 13 episode series commitment for season 2014-2015/

FOX “Gotham” behind the scenes superhero series focusing on origin story of Commissioner James Gordon as he fights the villains before he met Batman. Series commitment after network bidding war.

TNT “Murder In The First” drama following San Francisco PD detectives investigating high profile Silicon Valley murder. Cast: Kathleen Robertson, Taye Diggs, Bess Rous, Ian Anthony Dale,  Tom Felton, Mimi Kirkland, Raphael Sbarge, Bess Rous and Steven Weber. Ordered in mid September 2013. Scheduled for summer 2014.

HBO “Leftovers” Story of several people that didn’t make it during final Rapture. Damon Lindelof’s take on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel. In development since summer 2012. Pilot ordered in early February 2013. Peter Berg announced in April 2013 he will direct the pilot . Cast: Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Christopher Eccleston, Amanda Warren, Liv Tyler, Michael Gaston, Margaret Qualley.

[WGN] “Manhattan” drama about the infamous Manhattan Project. 13 episode order for summer 2014.

 

ALMOST THERE

CBS “NCIS New Orleans” a planted NCIS spin off focusing on investigations from Pensacola, Mississippi,Louisiana and Texas.

AMC “Better Call Saul” drama prequel to “Braking Bad” focusing on lawyer Saul Goodman. Licensing issues hold project from being ordered to series.

 

PILOTS ORDERED

FOX “Torched” family comedy about father trying to secure good life for his family though job that involves danger and law braking. Put pilot.

FOX “Chasing Skips” hourlong comedy about two guys embarking upon bounty hunting as a way to improve their financial situation. Put pilot commitment.

FOX “Man/Child” comedy about two dads moving in together and navigating parenthood while trying to maintain their bachelor life styles. Damon Wayans Jr involved.

NBC “The Bass Player, His Neighbors, Their Landlord & Their Lovers” drama about group of friends in their twenties as they navigate careers and relationships in Washington D.C. Put pilot commitment.

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Aug 082013
 

/Last update August 30, 2013/ The last part of the serialized monthly countdown of all the new series in making and development in the season 2012/2013. That’s right folks, from next month it’s all new season and all new page. For full list of next seasons new scripts and ideas pitched  to networks in the last months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2012/2013 

ORDERED TO SERIES

[Hulu] “Deadbeat” half an hour comedy about New York medium helping ghosts to settle their unfinished business after death. 10 episode initial order.

History “Houdini” four hour mini series about famous entertainer.  Cast: Adrien Brody

[WGN] “Salem” dark drama about infamous witch hunt in 17th century Massachusetts town. Originally developed for FX. 13 episode initial order.

 

PILOTS ORDERED

HBO “Westworld” futuristic drama series set in the middle of computer glitch at one of the “resorts” populated by androids where rich participants can relive their most cinematic dreams. Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie of the same title. J.J. Abrams to produce.

NBC Untitled single camera workplace comedy set in Detroit. From Justin Spitzer.

FX “Hoke” drama about homicide detective going through midlife crisis. Cast: Paul Giamatti

[Amazon] “The After” thriller based around an unexplained apocalyptic event. “X Files” creator involved. Pilot ordered at the end of August 2013.

NBC “Conception” drama revolving around modern day mass immaculate conception phenomenon.

USA Untitled drama about investment banker stuck in a stagnant marriage accidentally discovering his wife is seeing male escort. Sean Jablonski’s project.

[Syfy] “12 Monkeys” futuristic drama about time traveler from post apocalyptic future trying to prevent outbreak of deadly plague. Based on nineties movie of the same title. 60 minute pilot order.

NBC “Outbreak” high profile medical thriller drama centering around outbreak of deadly virus. Based on nineties movie of the same title.

ABC “Irreversible” comedy about turbulent life of troublesome couple . Based on hit Israeli series “Bilti Hafich”

ABC “Mystery Girls” detective comedy revolving around hosts of a TV show pulled into investigating crime after perpetrator insists he will only speak to the famous ‘Mystery Girls’. Cast: Tori Spelling, Maggie Malina. Green lit in late August 2013

ABC “Work Mum” workplace comedy about freshly promoting marketing agent who hires her unemployed mother.

ABC “Young & Hungry” comedy about young entrepreneur hiring food blogger to be his personal chef.

FOX “Paroled” comedy about two friends on parole.

FOX “A Moody Christmas” comedy chronicling family christmases over consecutive years seen through the eyes of the youngest son. Adaptation on Australian series of the same name.

FOX “Home” thriller/soap focusing on dark secrets among suburban families.

USA “Love Is Dead” comedy about a man who after being dumped via agency specialising in breakups decides to find why his relationships do not last by working for said agency. Cast: Ben Rappaport.

NBC Untitled comedy about beached mermaid who picks up job in a Miami bar.

Comedy Central “Big Time In Hollywood” comedy about two filmmaking brothers who embark on epic cinematic journey after their parents kick them out.  Cast: Lenny Jacobson, Jon Bass

ABC “Forever” crime drama about a over qualified NY City Morgue pathology associate who cannot die for over 200 years.

NBC “Girlfriend In A Coma” comedy about woman in mid thirties waking up from coma to discover she has 17 year old daughter. In late March 2013 Christina Ricci has exited the project after table reading, two weeks later network and show creators mutually postponed production. Previous Cast:  Miranda Cosgrove, Daniel Stern, Ann Cusack. New director assigned and new pilot order issued in mid August 2013.

LIFETIME “Deliverance Creek” two-hour backdoor pilot for a period drama set at the end of the Civil War and centering on a woman who in an attempts to defend her family’s land becomes an  outlaw.

NBC “Paradise” a futuristic prison drama set in the late 21st century world’s largest maximum-security prison in Las Vegas and revolving around survival and escape of a man wrongly imprisoned for crime he did not commit.

CBS “Gorgeous Morons” comedy about two super handsome but dumb brothers sharing living quarters with a female PhD.

NBC “Marry Me” half hour relationship comedy from creator of “Happy Endings”. Pilot production commitment including a full license fee and series penalty.

FOX “Stuck” single camera comedy about woman employed in a dead end bank job and her daughter trying to escape rat race lifestyle.

[Amazon] “Transparent” comedy which follows father of three coming clean about being transgender to his adult  children. Cast: Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffman. Filming set to start in September.

[Bravo] “Girfriends’ Guide To Divorce” Comedy that follows four women in their forties experiencing life after divorce. Based on book series by Vicki Iovine. Originally pitched to Showtime in late August 2012.

FOX “Fatrick” comedy revolving around popular young man who cannot shake off his insecurities and past as a fat boy.

FOX “The Longest Date” comedy about cringeworthy aspects of being married. Based on Cindy Chupack memoirs “The Longest Date: Life As A Wife”

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Jul 292013
 

/Article start date July 27, 2012, last and final update September 10, 2013/ As we cross into première season, we begin to hear clunking sound of first shows hitting the can. As usual, we don’t list reality shows, competitions or kids series where majority of cast is under 16. And so the list starts:

 

RETIRING

HBO “Eastbound & Down”, June 6, 2013. Network announced the upcoming season 4 will be the show’s last.

[Syfy] “Warehouse 13”, May 16, 2013. Season 5 [FINAL] . Six episodes to wrap up the show.

USA “Burn Notice” May 10, 2013. Creators decided Season 7 (in summer 2013) will be its last.

CBS “Dexter” March 4, 2013. Network announced Season 8 will be show’s last. Spin off series is being discussed.

 

RENEWED:

USA “Graceland”, September 10, 2013, Season 2. Returns for 13 episodes.

[A&E] “Longmire”, August 29, 2013. Season 3. Will return in summer 2014.

TBS “Sullivan & Son”, August 20, Season 3. 13 episode order.

TBS “Men At Work”, August 20, 2013. Season 3. 10 episodes in 2014.

TNT “Rizzoli & Isles”, August 15, 2013 Season 5. 15 episodes in summer 2014.

TNT “Major Crimes”, August 15, 2013 Season 3. 15 episode order.

TNT “Perception”, August 15, 2013 Season 3.

LIFETIME “Devious Maids”, August 13. Season 2. 13 more episodes.

MTV “Awkward”, August 5, 2013. Season 4. New show runners hired.

[Syfy] “Continuum”, August 1, 2013. Season 3. 13 more episodes in 2014.

ABC “Switched At Birth”, July 30, 2013. Season 3.

CBS “Under the Dome” July 29, 2013. Season 2. “But how, but how, they are all under the dome.”

[VH1] “Hit The Floor”, July 23, 2013. Season 2.

ABC “Rookie Blue”, July 17, 2013. Season 5. Early renewal for the cop show.

Showtime “Ray Donovan”, July 16, 2013. Season 2. “Fixer” returns next summer.

HBO “True Blood”, July 15, 2013. Season 7. More vampires in 2014.

TNT “Falling Skies”, July 2, 2013. Season 4. 10 more episode of the sci fi show for summer 2014.

[Netflix] “Orange Is The New Black”, June 27, 2013. Season 2. Returns for 13 episodes

[Netflix] “Hemlock Grove”, June 19, 2013. 10 more episodes signed off.

[IFC] “Portlandia”, June 12, 2013. Season 4 and 5. 10 episodes each.

[DirecTV] “Rogue”, June 11, 2013. Season 2. 10 episodes ordered.

Showtime “Nurse Jackie”, June 6, 2013. Season 6. Some more pill popping in 2014.

NBC “Hannibal”, May 30, 2013. Season 2. World’s darkest cooking show returns in the middle of 2014 for 13 installments.

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Jul 272013
 

/Last update July 31, 2013/ Continuation of the monthly countdown of all the new series in making and development. For full list of next seasons new scripts and ideas pitched  to networks in the last months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2012/2013 

 

PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED/IN DEVELOPMENT

AMC “Turn” period drama about 18th century farmer who with help of childhood friends forms spy unit during America’s fight for independence. Based on ” Washington’s Spies, Turn” by Alexander Rose. Ordered in late November 2012. Cast: Jamie Bell, Meegan Warner, Daniel Henshall, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Kevin McNally, Angus Macfadyen, J.J. Feild

NBC “Hilary” 4 hour mini series about Hilary Clinton. Cast: Diane Lane

AMC “Halt & Catch Fire” drama set in early eighties during dawn of personal computing told through the eyes of one of the industry inventors. Cast: Lee Pace, Mackenzie Davis, Scoot McNairy, Kerry Bishe, Toby Huss, David Wilson Barnes

ABC “The Assets” cold war limited series based on true stories from the book “Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed” by Sandra Grimes and Jeanne Vertefeuille

MTV “Happyland” soapy comedy revolving around workers in a popular theme park.

MTV “Faking It” comedy about two best friends trying to be popular in high school.

HBO “Togetherness” comedy about two couples living under the same roof. Written by Duplass brothers. Cast: Amanda Peet, Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey and Steve Zissis. Picked to series with 8 episodes order in mid July 2013.

 

PILOTS ORDERED

HBO “The Money” drama revolving around dynastic New York media family from David Milch.

[Syfy] “Dominion” 90-minute pilot for drama based on universe established by the 2010 movie “Legion” set set 25 years in the future after a war between angels and mankind.

FX “You Are The Worst” comedy series about toxic romance of two self destructive individuals.

FOX “League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen” fantasy series revolving around adventures of superhero alliance between Captain Nemo, Allan Quatermain, Mina Harker, the Invisible Man and Dr Jekyll/Mr. Hyde. Based on graphic novels by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.

 

EARLY STAGES/SCRIPT AND PROJECT PURCHASES/NO PILOT YET

HBO “The Third Coast” comedy about casting director in New Mexico. Annette Bening  attached as lead.

The CW “Flash” DC comics superhero project revolving around Barry Allen/Flash, initially planned as an 3 episode plot within “Arrow” series.

The CW Untitled “Supernatural” spin off series focusing on hunters circles of Chicago. Characters will be introduced as backdoor pilot through “Supernatural” in 2014.

ABC Untitled edgy romantic comedy about single woman in a Chicago law firm from Jason Katims & Sarah Watson.

ABC “Lawless” drama about woman in her forties who after discovering history of child abuse in her family decides to stop working as a trucker and become a lawyer. Shonda Rhimes to produce.

[Syfy] “Warriors of Oz” mini series reimagination of the classic “Wizard Of Oz” into fantasy action. Timur Bekmambetov creation.

[Bravo] “Bleak House” battle of inheritance within rich family. A modern adaptation based on  Charles Dickens novel.

“Private” detective drama about CIA agent turned private eye. Based in books by James Patterson. Robert De Niro attached as executive producer. Pitched to networks as straight-to-series setup.

 

PROJECTS DEAD BUT FLOATING

[Bravo] “Rita” comedy about struggles of private school teacher with her own three teenage children and red tape of modern school rules. Announced at the start of December 2012. Director assigned to pilot in late January 2013. Cast: Anna Gunn, Josh Hamilton, Colin Salmon, Robbie Kay, Rafi Gavron, Anisha Nagarajan, Rhys Wakefield. Rejected by Bravo at the end of July 2013. Interest from other networks in pipeline.

 

PROJECTS DEAD AND BURIED

TNT Untitled bounty hunter drama based on real life character of Mackenzie Green. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Geena Davis, Enrico Colantoni, Gloria Reuben, Marsha Mason, Scott Bakula. Rejected by network in early July 2013.

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Jun 292013
 

/Last update June 29, 2013/ Continuation of the monthly countdown of all the new series in making and development. For full list of next seasons new scripts and ideas pitched  to networks in the last months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2012/2013 

 

PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED/IN DEVELOPMENT

NBC Untitled family comedy series co-written and starring Roseanne Barr. Put in development at the end of January 2013. By the end of June rumored to be straight to series contender with 10/90 option.

FX Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence legal comedy about two Chicago lawyers pairing up after turning points in their career. Straight to series order issued in mid June 2013 with 10/90 option (trial of 10 episodes triggering automatic 90 episode order upon extension).

[Cinemax] “Kingpin” trafficking drama about mid level drug pusher who wants to get out of the business. 50 Cent to produce. Announced at the end of November 2012.

[BET] “The Book Of Negroes” miniseries following West African woman captured and sold into slavery in South Carolina. Adaptation of bestselling novel by Lawrence Hill. Production set to autumn 2013.

PILOTS ORDERED

FOX Untitled comedy loosely based on life of SNL scribe John Mulaney. Cast: John Mulaney, Elliott Gould, Martin Short, Griffin Newman, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith. Previously pitched to NBC.

FX “Man Seeking Woman” dating comedy from SNL scribe.

[Amazon] “Bosch” procedural crime drama set in LA. Based on novels by Michael Connelly.

HBO Untitled half hour comedy about two black reporters trying to make it big in Atlanta’s media.

EARLY STAGES/SCRIPT AND PROJECT PURCHASES/NO PILOT YET

Showtime Untitled comedy based around David Cross

[Cinemax] “Sam Hunter” – a “Hunted” spin off series starring Melissa George

[A&E] “Blood, Sweat and Tears” drama set in Texas among contestants of amateur bull riding circles.

“Nicky” half hour comedy about a guy raised in a multi-generational house of seven women in New Jersey. Channing Tatum to produce. Sold to Warner Bros TV. To be shopped to networks in due course.

HBO “The Spark” near future sci fi project revolving around human race undergoing new industrial and cultural revolution being contacted from beyond solar system.

CBS “Taxi-22” adventures of politically incorrect cab driver based on French Canadian series of the same title. This project is about three years old now, had multiple writers and multiple people attached as lead. James Gandolfini to produce.

FX Untitled “Sons Of Anarchy” prequel focusing on the early days and formation of the infamous motorcycle club.

“The Stops Along The Way” Bad Robot and J.J. Abrams will develop limited series based on “The Twilight Zone” creator’s last script.

[WGN] “Salem” dark drama about infamous witch hunt in 17th century Massachusetts town. Originally developed for FX.

UNCONFIRMED/UNSIGNED/IDEAS PITCHED

“Someday, Someday, Maybe” adaptation of Lauren Graham’s debut novel about young woman trying to become actress in New York. Ellen Degeneres to produce.

UNDERGOING RETOOLING

NBC “I Am Victor” legal drama about mean and unbeatable divorce attorney. Based on novels by Jo Nesbo. Pitched as “Dr.House of divorce attorneys”. Pilot order issued in early January 2013.  Cast: John Stamos, Matthew Lillard, Megan Dodds, Lorenza Izzo, McKaley Miller, Josh Zuckerman. Rejected by network in current form in May 2013. Another rewrite commissioned in June 2013.

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Jun 202013
 
James Gandolfini

James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. (September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013)

James Gandolfini, Emmy awarded actor and producer best known for his role as Tony Soprano in “The Sopranos” died suddenly on June 19, 2013 from heart stroke while on holiday in Italy.

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May 132013
 

/Original post date July 20, 2012 – last update October 3, 2013/ This post is now CLOSED, all updates concluded on October 1st.

2012/2013 scorecard: 34 shows were renewed, 30 shows were cancelled, 3 mini series wrapped up and one show is still to air remaining episodes.

Thanks for all the updates submitted, thanks for reading this massive walls of text, if you found it useful please click rating button at the bottom of the page and don’t forget to check my list of upcoming 2013/2014 shows on the main page.

Below is the list of brand new TV shows that broadcasted between September 2012 and end of summer 2013 separated into topical sections. The list does not include cartoons, documentaries, reality shows and kids series (titles where main lead or over 50% of cast is under 16).

 

SCI-FI/SUPERNATURAL

NBCRevolutiON” [RENEWED] Dystopian drama set 15 years after entire world lose all comms, electricity and electronics.  
With: Billy Burke, David Lyons, Giancarlo Esposito, Tracy Spiradakos, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips, Tim Guinee, Andrea Roth. NBC Mondays 10:00/9:00c from September 17, 2012 Canada Simulcast in Canada by Citytv.  United Kingdom Sky1 in UK purchased rights to 3 future seasons of the show. Dates to be announced Australia Broadcast in Australia on FOX8 starting 19th September. New Zealand Broadcast in New Zealand on TV2 from 16th October 2012. Series received full season order in October 2012. In January 2013 order was shortened from 22 to 20 episodes.

Cast of NBC's "RevolutiON"

Power needed, cast of NBC’s “RevolutiON”. From left to right: Anna Lise Phillips as
Maggie, Graham Rogers as Danny, Tim Guinee as Ben, David Lyons as Bass / General Monroe, Billy Burke as Miles, Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie, Andrea Roth as Rachel, Maria Howell as Grace, JD Pardo as Nate, Zak Orth as Aaron and Giancarlo Esposito as Cpt. Tom Neville.

ABC666 Park Ave”  [CANCELLEDYoung couple moves into posh Manhattan building possessed by a demonic force. Based on novel by Gabriella Pierce. With: Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Dave Annable, Rachael Taylor, Mercedes Masohn, Robert Buckley.  ABC Sundays 10:00/9:00c from September 30, 2012.  Canada Simulcast in Canada on Citytv United Kingdom ITV2 will broadcast it in UK Australia FOX8/Network Nine in Australia from 1st October 2012. On November 16 network had decided the show will end after it airs 13 episodes ordered to date. Series was expected to have conclusive ending but in December 2012 its time slot was given to comedy series. The reminder of episodes made might eventually air in summer 2013.

The CWArrow” [RENEWED] Superhero series based on DC Comics character Green Arrow. Set to be dark and gory. With: Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne, Jamey Sheridan, David Ramsey, Colin Donnell. The CW Wednesdays at 08:00/07:00c starting October 10, 2012.  
Canada In Canada CTV Two will broadcast with an hour delay and repeats on MuchMusic two days later United KingdomAustralia Sky 1 in UK and Network Nine from 22th October 2012. Full season order received in October 2012. In mid February 2013 network renewed the show for second season.

Cast of CW's superhero series "Arrow"

CW’s “Arrow” and his green arrows. From left to right: Willa Holland as Thea Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Stephen Amell as Robin Hood… I mean Wilhelm Tell…I mean Oliver Queen/Arrow, Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn and Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance

[Syfy] “Defiance” [RENEWED] Drama set on Earth after alien war, among surviving humans and aliens. With: Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Stephanie Leonidas. According to some leaked documents network ordered 12 episodes in total, two hour premiere paired with launch of MMO computer game. Some sources report order was shortened to 11 episodes in January 2013. Syfy Mondays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered April 15, 2013. Renewed gor seson 2 in May 2013.

CBSUnder The Dome” [RENEWED] Supernatural drama about small New England town unexpectedly sealed off from the rest of the world by a mysterious transparent dome. Based on Stephen King‘s novel of the same title. With: Mike Vogel, Colin Ford, Natalie Martinez, Alex Koch, Britt Robertson, Aisha Hinds, Dean Norris. 13 episodes ordered. Originally pitched to Showtime in autumn 2011. Ordered straight to series by CBS at the end of November 2012. CBS Mondays at 10:00/9:00c. Premiered Monday, June 24, 2013

 

CONSPIRACY/POLITICAL/MYSTERY

ABCLast Resort” [CANCELLEDPolitical/utopian thriller. Nuclear submarine goes rogue. With: Scott Speedman, Andre Braugher, Daisy Betts, Autumn Reeser, Jessy Schram Daniel Lissing, Camille de Pazzis, Sahr Ngaujau, Dichen Lachman. When: ABC Thursdays at 8:00/7:00c Premieres September 27 2012 .  Canada Simulcast on “Global” in Canada. United Kingdom  Sky 1 in United Kingdom and Ireland from 30th October 2012. Thirteen episode order to date. On November 16 network decided the show will end after it airs 13 episodes ordered to date. Series is expected to have conclusive ending. Will be replaced in schedule by “Zero Hour”

[Cinemax] “Hunted” [CANCELLED] Espionage operative survives attempt on her life, but discovers it was orchestrated by her own squad. Created by X-Files’ Frank Spotnitz, coproduced by BBC and HBO. With: Melissa George, Adam Rayner, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Stephen Dillane, Morven Christie, Lex Shrapnel, Ben Bailey-Smith, Uriel Emil, Patrick Malahide, Stephen Campbell Moore, Oscar Kennedy, Dhafer El Abidine. Cinemax Fridays at 10:00/09:00c, aired from October 19, 2012 United Kingdom BBC One broadcasted all 8 episodes between October and November 2013. On November 14, 2012, BBC had decided not to renew Hunted for a second series. Cinemax is in talks with show creator about rebooting the show for a second series as the current format was too expensive to continue without the partnership with the BBC.

ABCZero Hour”  [CANCELLED] Editor of skeptics magazine is pulled into one of the most compelling conspiracies in history. 
With: Anthony Edwards, Michael Nyqvist, Carmen Ejogo, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett When: ABC Thursdays 8:00/07:00c. Premiered February 14, 2013. Cancelled on March 1, 2013 after just three episodes. Remaining 10 episodes will return on June 15 at 8:00 with two back-to-back episodes and continue airing in this slot until a two-hour finale on August 3.

Conspiracy drama "Zero Hour" on ABC

Conspiracy drama “Zero Hour” on ABC in 2013, from left to right: Scott Michael Foster as Aaron, Addison Timlin as Rachel, Jacinda Barrett as Laila Foley, Anthony Edwards as Hank Foley, Carmen Ejogo as Beck and Michael Nyqvist as White Vincent

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May 112013
 

/Last update May 31, 2013/ Continuation of the monthly countdown of all the new series in making and development. For full list of next seasons new scripts and ideas pitched  to networks in the last months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2012/2013 

 

PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED

Starz “Outlander” – sci fi drama about woman traveling in time from 1945 to 1743 and falling in love in both “timezones”. Based on books by Diana Gabaldon.

[Amazon] “Alpha House” comedy about four senators living together in a rented accommodation in Washington DC. Cast: John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Matt Malloy, Yara Martinez, Clark Johnson and Kobi Libii

[Amazon] “Betas” comedy following four computer geeks in their quest to break ultimate code. Announced in March 2013. Picked to series in late may 2013. Cast: Ed Begley Jr, Jon Daly, Joe Dinicol, Margo Harshman, Charlie Saxton and Karan Soni

[Cinemax] “The Knick” period drama set in early 1900’s New York and focusing on medical staff of Knickerbocker Hospital. Steven Soderbergh to direct. Clive Owen to star. 10 episodes season commitment signed off.

CBS “Bad Teacher” comedy series adaptation of 2011 movie by the same title about rude and crude materialistic trophy wife turned high school teacher. Cast: Ari Graynor, David Alan Grier, Ryan Hansen, Sara Gilbert, Kristin Davis, Caitlin Kimball, Katie Walder. 13 episode order.

HBO “Silicon Valley” dark comedy set in modern high tech world of Silicon Valley. Mike Judge to produce. Pilot green lit in early December 2012. Cast: T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Lindsey Broad, Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Angela Trimbur, Zach Woods and Kumail Nanjiani

NBC “Siberia” mystery drama series revolving around Tunguska meteor incident in early 20th century. 13 episode series penned. Premiere slotted to July 1st at 10pm.

USA “Sirens” comedy about ambulance crew from Dennis Leary. Pilot ordered in summer 2012. Cast: Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley and Jessica McNamee

USA “Playing House” single camera project about single mother reuniting with her best friend to rise her new baby. Cast: Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair, Zach Woods.

HBO Untitled comedy about experiences of three gay friends in their thirties living in San Francisco. Pilot ordered in mid December 2012. Cast: Jonathan Groff

HBO”Criminal Justice” high profile drama set as plot-per-episode narration, where each episode follows one person charged with murder as they move through the New York justice system. Loosely based on  2008 BBC series of the same name. Pilot is to be written by Oscar nominee Richard Price and to be directed by Oscar-wining writer Steven Zaillian. Cast: James Gandolfini, Rizwan Ahmed, Bill Camp, Peyman Moadi and Poorna Jagannathan. In late February 2013 HBO decided to postpone production of the pilot until further notice. Pilot slot in 2013 lineup will be given to Lindelof’s “Leftovers”. In mid May 2013 HBO ordered the show to limited 7 episode series.

FOX “Wayward Pines” miniseries drama about secret service agent investigating mysterious disappearance of his colleagues in small town. M. Night Shyamalan involved. Based on novel by Blake Crouch. Cast: Matt Dillon

FOX “Rake”  U.S. version of the Australian legal comedic drama about brilliant criminal defense lawyer. Greg Kinnear wants the main role. All networks interested. News surfaced end of September 2012. Pilot production commitment with series penalty landed at Fox in late October 2012. Pilot green lit in late January 2013. Cast: Greg Kinnear, Miranda Otto, Bojana Novakovic, John Ortiz, Tara Summers

FOX “Gang Related” drama about member of crime syndicate infiltrating ranks of San Francisco PD but finding himself torn between loyalty to his old gang and new friends in line of duty. In late March 2013 Tom Berenger has departed the project due to creative differences and was replaced by Terry O’Quinn. Cast: Sung Kang, Ramon Rodriguez, Rza,  Inbar Lavi, Jay Hernandez, Shantel VanSanten, Terry O’Quinn. Slotted for midseason.

FOX “Sleepy Hollow” Modern day adaptation involving female sheriff as Ichabod Crane. Put order from FOX after initial unsuccessful pitch to The CW, CBS, ABC and NBC networks. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Cho

FOX “Almost Human” Warner Bros. TV/Bad Robot-produced J.J. Abrams sci fi procedural set in not too distant future where LAPD cops are partnered with human resembling androids. Pilot production commitment announced in early September 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Michael Ealy, Lili Taylor, Michael Irby, Mackenzie Crook, Minka Kelly, Karl Urban, Mekia Cox

FOX “24: Live Another Day”. Return of the CTU agents and “24” world. Shortened 12 episode arc. Kiefer Sutherland signed to reprise role of Jack Bauer. Premiere scheduled for May 2014

CBS “Reckless” court room drama about two Charlestone lawyers battle in a police sex scandal case. Pilot ordered at the end of January 2013.  Director assigned to project in early February 2013. Cast:  Patrick Fugit, Cam Gigandet, Ernie Hudson, Eloise Mumford, Ashton Holmes, Michael Gladisand, Naveen Andrews, Lou Taylor Pucci, Parminder Nagra, Georgina Haig, Kim Wayans, Lyndon Smith, Bess Armstrong, Shawn Hatosy, Anna Wood, Stephen Lang, Gregory Harrison, Adam Rodriguez. Rejected by ABC just to receive series order from CBS few days later.

ABC “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” (formerly “S.H.I.E.L.D.”) Marvel universe series from “The Avengers” writer-director Joss Whedon. Pilot ordered end of August 2012. Cast: Clark Gregg , Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet

ABC “Once Upon A Time in Wonderland” (previously “Once: Wonderland” – an “Once Upon A Time” spin off show project from late February 2013 originally based around character of Mad Hatter from series one. After  Sebastian Stan was not available to reprise the role the projects focus shifted towards unaired character of Alice. 13 episode per season story arc is reportedly being drafted. Casting started in late March 2013. Production is slated to begin April 7. Cast: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot,  Michael Socha, Emma Rigby, Paul Reubens

ABC “Mixology” comedy about ten people trying to find love at a Manhattan bar across the course of one night. From the creators of “Hangover”. Put pilot commitment issued in late October 2012. Pilot production green lit in early January 2013. Cast: Adam Campbell, Craig Frank, Vanessa Lengies, Blake Lee, Alexis Carra, Andrew Santino, Sarah Bolger, Ginger Gonzaga

ABC “Resurrection” (formerly: “The Returned”) drama based around worldwide event in which loved ones are returned to their families. Based on upcoming novel by Jason Mott. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Matt Craven, Devin Kelley, Frances Fisher, Samaire Armstrong, Sam Hazeldine, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Hildreth, Omar Epps, Kurtwood Smith, Landon Gimenez

CBS “Crazy Ones” comedy with Robin Williams starring as advertising exec. David E. Kelley to produce. Project pitched at the end of August 2012. Director assigned to pilot at the end of January 2013. Cast: Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amanda Setton, Hamish Linklater

ABC “Killer Women” procedural drama about beautiful but brave female member of predominantly male based Texas Rangers. Based on the Argentine series “Mujeres Asesinas”. Cast:  Tricia Helfer, Marc Blucas, Marta Milans

CBS “Intelligence” high concept drama about a man with a top-secret experimental microchip implanted in his brain but with more serious approach than Jake 2.0, Chuck or tons of other shows that had similar premise and addition of procedural twist. Cast: Josh Holloway, Michael Rady, James Martinez, Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, John Billingsley

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 Posted by at 16:55
Apr 052013
 

/Last update April 26, 2013/ Continuation of the monthly countdown of all the new series in making and development. For full list of next seasons new scripts and ideas pitched  to networks in the last months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2012/2013 

PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED/IN DEVELOPMENT

The CW “The Originals” direct “Vampire Diaries” spin off about origins of the blood sucking family in French Quarters of New Orleans. Story will be introduced as backdoor pilot, a stand alone episode of Vampire Diaries on April 25, 2013. Cast: Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Joseph Morgan, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Danielle Campbell.

ABC “Chasing Life” (formerly “Terminales” soap about young woman diagnosed with a terminal illness. Based on Mexican soap of the same title. Script purchased in summer 2011.  Cast: Italia Ricci, Aisha Dee. 13 episode initial order.

[DirecTV] “Full Circle” psychological drama presented as a series of conversations between eleven people unknowingly interconnected with each other. 10 episode order.

Starz “Fortitude” dark adult drama about small Arctic circle town shaken by murder of a scientist. Co-production with Sky Atlantic in UK. 10 episodes order.

[Adult Swim] “Hole to Hole” 15 minute comedy series parodying 80ies detective shows. Cast: Arden Myrin

[NickMom] “Instant Mom” comedy about party girl who becomes full time step mom when she marries an older father of three kids. Pilot originally ordered by Nick At Nite. Cast: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Michael Boatman, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Sydney Park, Tylen Williams and Damarr Calhoun.

PILOTS ORDERED

[A&E] “Whitey” comedy about conservative guy in his forties struggling to get in grips with evolving and liberal world around him. Cast:  David Koechner

AMC “Line Of Sight” drama revolving around character who encountered first contact with aliens.

MTV “Scream” based on relentless slasher horror franchise of the same title.

[Syfy] “High Moon” sci fi drama revolving around discovery of new life form in one of the mining colonies on the Moon. Bryan Fuller’s project.  Adaptation of colonial sci-fi story “The Lotus Caves” by John Christopher.

NBC Untitled “Chicago Fire” procedural spin off focusing on Chicago police unit and public safety organizations surrounding it in daily tasks. Surfaced in March 2013. Casting process started in April 2013. Cast: Tania Raymonde, Scott Eastwood

HBO “Open” drama about human sexuality and relationships from “Glee” co-creator.

[Cinemax] “Quarry” drama about veteran sniper who, upon his return home from war is recruited as a contract killer. Based on novels by Max Allan Collin.

EARLY STAGES/SCRIPT AND PROJECT PURCHASES/NO PILOT YET

HBO “Monster” drama about worldwide search for the most evil sociopath in existence organised by a young doctor. Guillermo Del Toro involved. Based on 18 volumes of Japanese Manga comic book by Naoki Urasawa

USA “Smother” comedy about thirty something man with three mothers from his parents re-marry other women.

FX “Shakedown” drama set in 1950ies world of Los Angeles tabloid press. Based on novella by James Ellroy.

MTV Untitled project by Ben Epstein set in theme park. No further details available at this point.

AMC “Ashland” drama set against background of communist witch hunt in 1950ies Hollywood focusing on wife and family of a blacklisted screenwriter moving to small mining town in Kentucky.

AMC “Ballistic City” futuristic drama revolving around former cop joining underworld of multigenerational space ship heading towards distant world. John Kosinski involved.

HBO “Down Lo” multithreaded drama exploring backstage aspects behind world of music, fashion and sports in Miami’s South Beach. From John Legend.

History Untitled mini series about Harry Houdini. Adrien Brody rumoured as lead.

Starz “Airborne” drama following helicopter crew during Vietnam war.

[Syfy] “Shelter” utopian story of 30,000 survivors of meteorite crash living in an underground shelter. “Deep Impact” writer involved.

[Syfy] “Silver Shields” fantasy drama about farm boy made police detective who travels to large city to investigate his fathers assassination and encounters world of magic and orcs.

[Syfy] “Infinity” drama about a team of astronauts travelling through the wormhole into new universes after attempt to greet alien armada entering our solar system ends in battle. One of the “Lost” writers involved.

[Syfy] “Clandestine” Sci fi adventure about mercenaries masquerading as intergalactic fleet. Syfy started developing the idea with Universal Cable Prods mid August 2012

[Syfy] “Sojourn” space procedural drama about detective investigating murder on spaceship heading for new colony and getting entangled in conspiracy extending half a century.

[Syfy] “Orion” drama about relic hunter unearthing ancient artefacts that could bring end to intergalactic war.

AMC Untitled “Breaking Bad” comedy spinoff based around character of lawyer Saul Goodman.

[Syfy] Untitled drama project following survivors of a plane crash caused by meteorite. NCIS scribe involved.

[Cinemax] “The Straits” drama revolving around powerful and dangerous crime family of traffickers. Based on 2012 Australian series of the same title.

FX “They Marched Into Sunlight” six part limited war series exploring events during Vietnam war. Based on novel by David Maraniss.

UNCONFIRMED/UNSIGNED/IDEAS PITCHED

Untitled “L.A. Confidential” sequel is apparently being shopped to various networks by the creator of 90ies cinema hit. News surfaced in late April 2013.

“Saboteurs” international drama series about the underground resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II.

“Open” drama about human sexuality and relationships from “Glee” co-creator. No network details yet.

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Mar 122013
 

/Last update March 31, 2013/ Continuation of the monthly countdown of all the new series in making and development. For full list of next seasons new scripts and ideas pitched  to networks in the last months click on TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series in development 2012/2013 

PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED/IN DEVELOPMENT

AE “Those Who Kill” based on Danish series “Den som dræber” – story of detective and profile tandem solving crimes. Cast: Chloe Sevigny, Omid Abtahii, James D’Arcy, Bahar Soomekh

ABC “Ravenswood” “Pretty Little Liars” spin off drama taking place in a cursed title town located nearby Liars’ Rosewood. Straight to series order with preliminary October 2013 premiere date.

[Netflix] “Sense8” sci-fi drama from Wachowski siblings described only as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted” . 10 episode order straight from pitch.

HBO “Getting On” medical comedy based on UK series of the same title following staff and admins of a geriatric hospital in their daily struggles with providing elderly care. Picked to series with six episode order. Cast: Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash

PILOTS ORDERED

FX “How And Why” comedy about technological genius without a clue how to lead regular life. From Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman.

ABC “Once Upon A Time In Wonderland” (previously “Once: Wonderland” – an “Once Upon A Time” spin off show project from late February 2013 originally based around character of Mad Hatter from series one. After  Sebastian Stan was not available to reprise the role the projects focus shifted towards unaired character of Alice. 13 episode per season story arc is reportedly being drafted. Casting started in late March 2013. Production is slated to begin April 7. Cast: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot

NBC “Bad Judge” comedy about judge in a criminal court system living on the edge. Will Ferrell and Anne Heche to produce. Announced in mid November 2012. Off cycle pilot rumored, conditional on Kate Walsh cast as lead.

[Sundance] “The Descendants” drama focusing on unlikely alliance between small town sheriff and dangerous member of native indian tribe. Straight to series 6 episode order.

[Syfy] “Helix”. Dark thriller about group of scientists trying to prevent worldwide spread of deadly disease outbreak at an Arctic research facility.  Straight to series 13 episode order.

EARLY STAGES/SCRIPT AND PROJECT PURCHASES/NO PILOT YET

FX “Mayflower” drama mini series focusing on the Puritan settlers at and their alliance with the local Native Americans in the Plymouth Colony. Continue reading »TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new shows… «

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/last update February 28, 2013/

Click here for complete list of this season TV pilots, pitches and new shows in development 2012/2013 .

The following shows were put in development in February 2013. Listed in order from newest to oldest.

 

Lead cast of "The Bridge" (US)

Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger in FX’ “The Bridge”

PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED

[TV Land] “Giant Baby” comedy about Broadway star reuniting with her son she gave up for adoption decades earlier. Cast contingent presentation order announced end of September 2012.  Cast: Kirstie Alley , Rhea Perlman, Eric Petersen, Michael Richards. 12 episode order issued.

FX “The Bridge”, a murder investigation drama based on the Swedish/Danish co-production  “Broen”. “Cold Case” creator Meredith Stiehm  and writer Elwood Reid involved. Cast: Diane Kruger, Demian Bichir, Annabeth Gish, Thomas Wright, Ted Levine, Emily Rios, Catalina Sandino Moreno. Note: There is identical French/English cooperation project “The Tunnel” in production. 

ABC “Twisted” (formerly “Socio”) Drama about alleged teenage sociopath accused of murder of fellow student. Written by Adam Milch. Announced in late August 2012. Cast: Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Kylie Bunbury, Kimberly Quinn, Sam Robards, newcomer Ashton Moio, Denise Richards.

ABC “The Fosters” Drama about multi-ethnic family of foster and their own kids being run by two moms. Jennifer Lopez produces. Announced in late August 2012. Cast: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Jake T. Austin, Hayden Byerly, David Lambert, Maia Mitchell, Danny Nucci and Cierra Ramirez.

 

PILOTS ORDERED

Comedy Central “Bad Advice From My Brother” a half-hour comedy about two brothers moving together in Manhattan. Based on Jordan Pope Roush’s blog of the same name. Cast contingent pilot order.

ABC “Murder In Manhattan” (previously “Between Park and Lex”) Dramedy about mother and daughter who team up as amateur detectives. Ryan Reynolds produce. Put in pre-development by ABC in late August 2012. Casting began in late February 2013. Cast: Bridget Regan

TBS “Ground Floor” comedy about ambitious leader in corporate world clashing with chilled lifestyle of support staff. From Scrubs and Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence. The project originally landed a pilot production commitment at CBS last year but did not get made.

USA Untitled single camera project about single mother reuniting with her best friend to rise her new baby. Cast: Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair, Zach Woods

ABC “See You Next Tuesday” short format office comedy about employees of a psychopath boss.

CBS “Intelligence” high concept drama about a man with a top-secret experimental microchip implanted in his brain but with more serious approach than Jake 2.0, Chuck or tons of other shows that had similar premise and addition of procedural twist. Cast: Josh Holloway, Michael Rady, James Martinez

The CW “Reign” fantastical reimagining of the story around teenage Mary The Queen of Scots. Project sold in late October 2012. Casting began in early February 2013. Cast: Adelaide Kane Continue reading »TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series… «

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/last update January 31, 2013/

Click here for complete list of this season TV pilots, pitches and new shows in development.

The following shows were put in development in January 2013.

PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED/IN DEVELOPMENT

LIFETIME “Witches of East End” (formerly “Witches of East Road”)  Based on a book by Melissa de la Cruz about two sisters discovering special powers. Cast: Julia Ormond, Rachel Boston, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Mädchen Amick, Patrick Heusinger. Put to series at the end of January 2013.

TNT “King & Maxwell” Originally pitched to CBS drama about two former secret service agents in PI business. Based on David Baldacci characters of Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. Cast: Rebecca Romijn, Jon Tenney, Ryan Hurst, Chris Butler. Picked to series in mid January 2013. 10 episodes order.

Showtime “Penny Dreadful”  vampire hunter project set in 19th century London and involving cast of off the shelf characters such as as Van Helsing, Dorian Gray and Doctor Frankenstein chasing vampires. Project is led by John Logan and Sam Mendes. In early January 2013 project has received a series commitment, with production to begin in London in the second half of 2013.

NBC “Camp” dramedy about summer camp. Straight to series pick up, 13 episodes in pipeline. Summer premiere. Greenlit in early January 2013.

 

PILOTS ORDERED

[Amazon] “Betas” comedy  about young Silicon Valley entrepreneur trying to raise cash for his big idea.

CBS “The Gabriels” comedy with Robin Williams starring as advertising exec. David E. Kelley to produce. Project pitched at the end of August 2012. Director assigned to pilot at the end of January 2013. Cast: Robin Williams, Rob Riggle

NBC “Hatfields & McCoys” modern day take on family rivalry. Charlize Theron to produce. Director assigned to pilot at the end of January 2013.

ABC “Lucky 7” comedy about lives of seven employees of a service station in Queens after they win lottery with syndicated ticket. Based on British format “The Syndicate”.

ABC “Middle Age Rage” comedy about wife and mother amidst mid life crisis.

ABC “Crazy Gene” Comedy about woman who takes care of two teenage kids who’s parents are in prison. Based on real life story by Andrea Abbate.

ABC “Bad Management” comedy about staff of a high end department store facing new, younger management.

FOX “Gang Related” drama about member of crime syndicate infiltrating ranks of San Francisco PD but finding himself torn between loyalty to his old gang and new friends in line of duty.

FOX “Wild Blue” military drama following staff onboard nuclear aircraft carrier. This project was pitched for last season, but was shelved. Project is independent from the untitled Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner project of similar premise selected by Fox earlier this year.

NBC “Brenda Forever” comedy set in two time lines and following the same woman as teenager and thirty something woman. Ellie Kemper informally set as a lead.

NBC “Wonderland” drama set in the world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. CSI creator involved. The CW purchased similar project earlier on this year.

ABC “Gothica” gothic soap incorporating mashup of storylines from fin de siecle mythology – Dracula, Dorian Gray, Jekyll and Hyde etc.

ABC “Reckless” court room drama about two Charlestone lawyers battle in a police sex scandal case.

ABC “Big Thunder” drama about brilliant 19th century NY doctor relocating to small mining town. Based on Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain roller-coaster ride

CBS “The Surgeon General” drama project about Surgeon General battling politics and business to ensure health of the nation. From creator of “Lie To Me”.

CBS “Bad Teacher” comedy series adaptation of 2011 movie by the same title about rude and crude materialistic trophy wife turned high school teacher. Cast: Ari Graynor, David Alan Grier

The CW “Blink” drama about family whose father suffers from coma like symptoms after car accident.

The CW “Tomorrow People” sci fi show about international group of advanced evolution people with special powers fighting evil. Remake of 1970ies British show of the same title. Project surfaced in mid November 2012. Pilot now green lit.

CBS “Mom” comedy about single mom who tries to find sobriety and new life in Napa Valley. Chuck Lorre to produce. Cast: Anna Faris, Allison Janney

ABC “Doubt” procedural about a former cop turned lawyer who uses his street smarts to help his clients. From David Shore. Pilot production commitment announced after short bidding war with CBS in mid September 2012.

The CW “Reign” fantastical reimagining of the story around teenage Mary The Queen of Scots. Project sold in late October 2012.

ABC “Killer Women” procedural drama about beautiful but brave female member of predominantly male based Texas Rangers. Based on the Argentine series “Mujeres Asesinas”.

The CW “The Hundred” post apocalyptic drama set hundred years after destruction of earth where now orbit based humankind survivors attempt Earth re-colonization by releasing hundred youngsters to the surface of the planet.

ABC “Influence” Drama about two brothers – bipolar psychological mastermind and clever conman — solving client’s problems in unique and manipulative ways. Project from Lone Star and Awake creator Kyle Killen. Put pilot commitment announced in early September 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013.

The CW “Oxygen” alien drama following near future high school program attempting to integrate a group of stranded and segregated by force humanoid aliens with general teenage population.

ABC “She’s Got Balls” (formerly “Safe At Home”) comedy about driven, divorced, single mother who has to move back with her father. Pilot production commitment issued in early September 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. James Caan to star.

ABC “Spy” Adaptation of UK series of the same title about single father who quits his lame job just to be accidentally recruited by intelligence  agency. Put pilot commitment issues mid August 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013.

FX Untitled comedy about couple who decide to invite mistress to their marriage to save their relationship.

NBC Untitled comedy project focusing on young musician who becomes music teacher at school.

FOX “Boomerang” drama about family who serve as assassins for government.

NBC Untitled comedy loosely based on life of SNL scribe John Mulaney.

FOX Untitled Warner Bros. TV/Bad Robot-produced J.J. Abrams sci fi procedural set in not too distant future where LAPD cops are partnered with human resembling androids. Pilot production commitment announced in early September 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013.

NBC “Undateable” comedy about two polar opposite men brought together by their inability to pick up women. Script commitment with penalty received in mid October 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013

CBS “The Advocates” Drama about lawyer and ex-con who team up to defend victims and “right wrongs”. From creator of “The Mentalist”. Director assigned to pilot in late January 2013.

FOX “Two wrongs” comedy about couple who’s friends think they’re wrong for each other. Michele Morgan to write. Project was purchased in late August 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013.

FOX “Enlisted” comedy about three brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida. From co-creator of “Cougar Town” co-creator Kevin Biegel . Project got deal with penalty at the beginning of September 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013.

HBO “Togetherness” comedy about two couples living under the same roof. Written by Duplass brothers.

ABC “The Returned” drama based around worldwide event in which loved ones are returned to their families. Based on upcoming novel by Jason Mott.

ABC Untitled modern Romeo and Juliet style drama setup in Venice, California. From producer of “The O.C.” McG. Put pilot commitment announced on August 6, 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013

ABC “Betrayal” drama about unhappily married woman who starts affair with a lawyer defending case against her prosecutor husband in a murder trial. Based on the 2011 Dutch series Overspel. Put in development at the end of August 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013

ABC “Pulling” comedy about three single women in mid thirties moving in together after one of them breaks off engagement. Based on 2006 British series of the same title. Script commitment with penalty announced in mid September 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013

CBS “Friends With Better Lives” comedy about group of friends in their mid thirties envious about each others lives.

FOX “Delirium” futuristic drama set in a world where love is illegal and can be eradicated by special procedure. Usher production. Based on books by Lauren Oliver

CBS “Backstrom” Detective drama based on books by Swedish criminologist Leif G.W. Persson. From creator of Bones. Pilot commitment reported 30 June 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013.

FOX “The List” procedural drama focusing on US Marshall leading investigation around murders of people from witness protection list.

CBS “Beverly Hills Cop” based on movies of the same title. Project from Eddie Murphy and “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan announced end of August 2012. CBS signed pilot production commitment at the start of September. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Brandon T. Jackson Continue reading »TV pilots, pre-orders, pitches and new series… «

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February 4, 2013  Monday

TNT  10:00/9:00c “Monday Mornings” Created by David E. Kelley and neurosurgeon/CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M.D comes a drama about pros and cons of being a brain surgeon.
Cast: Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina
Preview: Teasers and trailers here
Forecast: Kelley does not miss when it comes to dramas. This will succeed.
Competes in schedule with: Castle, Hawai Five-O, Deception


February 14, 2013  Thursday

ABC 8:00/7:00c “Zero Hour” [CANCELLEDMagazine editor becomes involved in one the most elaborate conspiracies in human history after his wife is kidnapped.
Cast: Anthony Edwards. Michael Nyqvist, Scott Michael Foster, Carmen Ejogo and Jacinda Barrett
Preview: Several trailers and previews here
Forecast: One for early cancellation. Anthony Edwards is unlikely to carry conspiracy drama on his ex-surgeon shoulders, but good script could add enough momentum for a season or two. Note: on March 1, 2013 – the script turned out s&%t and the show was cancelled after just three episodes.
Competes in schedule with:


Big Bang Theory, Vampire Diaries

February 19, 2013  Tuesday

The CW 9:00/8:00c “CultReporter and production assistant investigate cult following of a charismatic leader. A russian nesting doll of a show – what we are watching is effectively show about making a show about a series.
Cast: Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal, Robert Knepper
Preview: Territory locked trailers on broadcasters site
Forecast: Unlikely to succeed. The non linear narrative of investigative reportage mixed with mockumentary show footage (within show) and behind the scenes of the mockumentary is very unclear. Execution and handling of it by the show runners and crew is too messy. “The River” as an example of recent “show about show” novelty format, was much clearer and had much more linear plot, and yet it failed. I’d be surprised if “Cult” survived
Competes in schedule with: Comedy block on all main channels – Go On, New Girl, Happy Endings


Note: On April 10, 2013 network pulled the show off the schedule due to rating figures way below half a point. Reminder of episodes made to date might be put online at later date.

February 26, 2013  Tuesday

CBS 10:00/9:00c “Golden Boy” Cop rise to fame story told as series of flashbacks by protagonist who becomes the youngest police commissioner in NYPD history. Special previews on February 26 and March 5, then show falls back to regular slot on Fridays at 9:00/8:00c from March 8, 2013.
Cast: Theo James, Kevin Alejandro, Chi McBride, Holt McCallany, Bonnie Somerville and Stella Maeve
Preview: Yes. 42 minute preview of the pilot episode is available via CBS website
Forecast: Unlikely to go beyond initial order. A retrospective procedural show carried entirely on shoulders of a newcomer. I can’t see it becoming a hit.
Competes in schedule with:


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