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.

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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).



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



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 



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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