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 


[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.



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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