/last update January 31, 2013/
The following shows were put in development in January 2013.
PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED/IN DEVELOPMENT
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Camp” dramedy about summer camp. Straight to series pick up, 13 episodes in pipeline. Summer premiere. Greenlit in early January 2013.
[Amazon] “Betas” comedy about young Silicon Valley entrepreneur trying to raise cash for his big idea.
“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
“Hatfields & McCoys” modern day take on family rivalry. Charlize Theron to produce. Director assigned to pilot at the end of January 2013.
“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”.
“Middle Age Rage” comedy about wife and mother amidst mid life crisis.
“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.
“Bad Management” comedy about staff of a high end department store facing new, younger management.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Gothica” gothic soap incorporating mashup of storylines from fin de siecle mythology – Dracula, Dorian Gray, Jekyll and Hyde etc.
“Reckless” court room drama about two Charlestone lawyers battle in a police sex scandal case.
“Big Thunder” drama about brilliant 19th century NY doctor relocating to small mining town. Based on Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain roller-coaster ride
“The Surgeon General” drama project about Surgeon General battling politics and business to ensure health of the nation. From creator of “Lie To Me”.
“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
“Blink” drama about family whose father suffers from coma like symptoms after car accident.
“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.
“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
“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.
“Reign” fantastical reimagining of the story around teenage Mary The Queen of Scots. Project sold in late October 2012.
“Killer Women” procedural drama about beautiful but brave female member of predominantly male based Texas Rangers. Based on the Argentine series “Mujeres Asesinas”.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
Untitled comedy about couple who decide to invite mistress to their marriage to save their relationship.
Untitled comedy project focusing on young musician who becomes music teacher at school.
“Boomerang” drama about family who serve as assassins for government.
Untitled comedy loosely based on life of SNL scribe John Mulaney.
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.
“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
“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.
“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.
“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.
“Togetherness” comedy about two couples living under the same roof. Written by Duplass brothers.
“The Returned” drama based around worldwide event in which loved ones are returned to their families. Based on upcoming novel by Jason Mott.
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
“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
“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
“Friends With Better Lives” comedy about group of friends in their mid thirties envious about each others lives.
“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
“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.
“The List” procedural drama focusing on US Marshall leading investigation around murders of people from witness protection list.
“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
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