/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
“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.
“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.
“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
“Siberia” mystery drama series revolving around Tunguska meteor incident in early 20th century. 13 episode series penned. Premiere slotted to July 1st at 10pm.
“Sirens” comedy about ambulance crew from Dennis Leary. Pilot ordered in summer 2012. Cast: Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley and Jessica McNamee
“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.
Untitled comedy about experiences of three gay friends in their thirties living in San Francisco. Pilot ordered in mid December 2012. Cast: Jonathan Groff
”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.
“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
“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
“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.
“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
“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
“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
“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.
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Trophy Wife” Comedy about party girl who falls in love with a man with three kids and two ex-wives. This project was already pitched once last year. Cast contingent pilot order announced in early September 2012. Cast: Malin Akerman, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales
“We Are Men” (formerly: “Ex-Men”) Single camera comedy about men sharing short-term rental location. With Chris Smith, Kal Penn, Jerry O’Connell, Tony Shalhoub, Rebecca Breeds
“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”. Pilot green lit at the end of January 2013. Cast: Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Louis Grush, Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Christine Evangelista, Luis Antonio Ramos, Lorraine Bruce, Matt Long
“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. Cast: Henry Thomas, Hannah Ware, Stuart Townsend, James Cromwell , Chris Johnson, Wendy Moniz, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Braeden Lemasters
“Back In the Game” (formerly “She’s Got Balls” and “Safe At Home”) comedy about driven, divorced, single mother who has to move back with her retired baseball player father. Pilot production commitment issued in early September 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: James Caan, Maggie Lawson, Lenora Crichlow
“Mom” comedy about single mom who tries to find sobriety and new life in Napa Valley. Chuck Lorre to produce. Anna Faris rumored as a lead. Cast: Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Nate Corddry, Matt Jones, Spencer Daniels, French Stewart
“Minds Games” (formerly: “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. Cast: Steve Zahn, Christian Slater, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Cedric Sanders, Gregory Marcel, Wynn Everett
“Hostages” Bruckheimer drama about family caught in the middle of a political conspiracy. Production commitment issued at the beginning of October 2012. Pilot green lit in mid January 2013. Cast: Toni Colette, Dylan McDermott, Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, Sandrine Holt, Mateus Ward, Rhys Coiro, James Naughton, Billy Brown
“Super Fun Night” comedy about three female friends on a quest to have unforgettable fun on Friday nights. This was already pitched to ABC last year and failed to make the cut, network decided to give it another go and ordered pilot in mid September 2012. Cast: Rebel Wilson, Liza Lapira, Lauren Ash, Kevin Bishop and Kelen Coleman
“The Millers” quirky comedy about recently divorced man dealing with marital problems of his parents from “My Name Is Earl” creator Greg Garcia. Cast: Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, Devin Kelley, JB Smoove
“The Goldbergs” comedy about dysfunctional family in 1980ies. Based on experiences of Adam F. Goldberg. Cast: Sean Giambrone, Sam Giambrone, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, Hayley Orrantia, Troy Gentile.
“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. Pilot ordered in late February 2013. Cast: John C. McGinley, Skylar Astin, Briga Heelan, James Earl, Rene Gube, Rory Scovel, Alexis Knapp. 10 episode initial order.
“The Blacklist” Crime drama about renowned international criminal who surrenders himself to the authorities to help hunt down his ex partners in crime. Script purchased mid August. Cast: Megan Boone, James Spader, Ryan Eggold, Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Ilfenesh Hadera, Pre-eliminary slot on Monday evening.
“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. Cast: Brent Morin, Rick Glassman, Ron Funches, Bianca Kajlich, Chris D’Elia, Matthew Wilkas, Briga Heelan
“Crossbones” Story of Blackbeard and his pirates from Neil Cross the creator of “Luther”. No casting or broadcast details. Hugh Laurie in negotiations as of late November 2012. Cast: John Malkovich
“Chicago PD” – procedural spin off to “Chicago Fire” 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, Kelly Blatz, Melissa Sagemiller
“Ironside” procedural drama about wheelchair bound detective. Reboot of the 1967 detective drama of the same title. Cast: Blair Underwood, Brent Sexton, Pablo Schreiber, Neal Bledsoe, Spencer Grammer, Kenneth Choi
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” comedy about detectives in a New York suburb precinct. Michael Schur/Dan Goor production. Commitment announced in late August 2012. Andy Samberg is set as lead. Pilot order issued in early January 2013. Cast: Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Joe Lo Truglio. 13 episode pickup.
“Surviving Jack” (formerly: “I Suck At Girls”) boy to man and man to father coming of age comedy, based on a followup book to “S*** My Dad Says” by Justin Halpern. Commitment issued in early September 2012. Casting began in mid December 2012. Cast: Connor Buckley, Claudia Lee, Christopher Meloni, Kevin Hernandez, Tyler Foden. 13 episode order.
“Us & Them” (formerly: “Friends And Family”) romcom about long distance relationship based on 2007 British low brow niche series “Gavin & Stacey”. Cast: Jason Ritter, Dustin Ybarra, Alexis Bledel, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Kurt Fuller. 13 episode order
“Dads” comedy about life of two successful thirty-somethings after their dreaded dads unexpectedly move in with them. From “Ted” creators Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Put pilot commitment with series penalty announced in mid September 2012. Six episodes expected. Cast: Seth Green, Brenda Song, Giovanni Ribisi, Peter Riegert, Martin Mull, Tonita Castro, Erin Pineda, Vanessa Lachey. 13 episode order.
“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. Cast: Keith David, Geoff Stults, Angelique Cabral, Parker Young and Chris Lowell. 13 episode initial order.
“Believe” (working title) Supernatural drama about girl in possession of hibernated superpowers which she can’t use for several years and a man who escapes from prison to serve as her protector. From J.J. Abrams. Script purchase with pilot production commitment in September 2012. In preliminary casting stage as of early December 2012. Cast: Johnny Sequoyah, Jake McLaughlin, Delroy Lindo, Jamie Chung, Sienna Guillory, Arian Moayed
“The Hundred” (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
“Family Guide” (formerly: “Then Came Elvis”) comedy loosely based on young DJ Nash’s life and focusing on a family reuniting when the parents divorce. Jason Bateman to produce. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: J.K. Simmons, Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley, Harold Perrineau
“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. Surfaced in mid November 2012. Pilot green lit at the end of January 2013. Cast: Peyton List, Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, Madeleine Mantock
“About A Boy” dramedy focusing on unlikely relationship between “forever bachelor” and an awkward, single parented young boy. Based on book by Nick Hornby and film of the same title. Project surfaced end of September 2012,. Pilot ordered mid January 2013. Cast: David Walton, Mini Driver, Anjelah N. Johnson, Benjamin Stockham, Leslie Bibb
“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. Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Grey Damon, Matt Lanter, Natalie Hall, Malese Jow, Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley, Titus Makin Jr.
“Sean Saves The World” comedy about single guy has to juggle parenting his 14-year-old daughter and pleasing demanding new boss at work. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Sean Hayes, Samantha Isler , Linda Lavin, Echo Kellum, Thomas Lennon, Vik Sahay
“The Night Shift” (formerly “After Hours”/”The Last Stand” – NBC dusted off 2011 project – medical drama about group of army doctors returning to a night shift in one of the San Antonio hospitals. Project wasn’t picked up to series last season (green light was given to midseason “Do No Harm” instead) but as of August 2012 studio and network has ordered new script marking the project for possible return in 2013. Off cycle pilot order reported in early October 2012. Backup scripts ordered in April 2012. Cast: Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Freddy Rodriguez, Ken Leung and Jeananne Goossen, Brigid Brannagh. In May
“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, Celina Sinden, Megan Follows, Toby Regbo, Jenessa Grant
“Crisis” action thriller following secret service agent amidst international crisis on his first day at work. From creator of “Life” Rand Ravich. Put pilot commitment beginning of August 2012. Cast: Gillian Anderson, Lance Gross, Halston Sage, Rachael Taylor, Dermot Mulroney, Max Martini, Max Schneider, Michael Beach, James Lafferty, Joshua Erenberg
“Legends” Originally pitched to NBC drama about undercover agent with ability to transform himself into a different person for each assignment. Brendan Fraser was set for leading role but exited negotiations in late October 2012 . Cast: Ali Larter, Sean Bean, Amber Valletta, Rob Mayes, Steve Harris, Tina Majorino. 10 episode order.
” The Last Ship” Naval Destroyer and its crew survives global catastrophe that wiped out most of the Earth’s population. Based on the novel by William Brinkley. Michael Bay production. Cast: Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Michaela McManus, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Christina Elmore, Adam Baldwin and Sam Spruell. 10 episode order
“Death Pact” comedy about former disgraced school coach returning to his home town as a war hero. Cast: Tracy Morgan.
“Divide & Conquer” quirky family comedy revolving around parents and four teenagers.
“The Comedians” comedy about older acclaimed comedian being paired with young up and comer to rescue ratings of the late night show the former runs. Based on Swedish series “Ulveson And Herngren”. Cast: Billy Crystal.
“Amazon” show about early days of Wonder Woman, in a fashion of what Smallville was to Superman. Reported in early development with interest from The CW network. In late January 2013 development was postponed till next season. In May 2013 redevelopment and retooling started with new writer onboard.
“Horizon” WWII paranormal drama revolving around secretary at the FBI who discovers that her husband was killed in a battle with a spaceship in the South Pacific. Announced in early December 2012. Pilot was meant to go into production in January 2013 but was pushed until the end of the broadcast pilot season. Pilot production now slotted for summer 2013
Untitled drama following lives of professional athletes in Miami. Mark Wahlberg to produce. Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Omar Miller. Announced at the start of May 2013.
EARLY STAGES/SCRIPT AND PROJECT PURCHASES/NO PILOT YET
“Hungry” drama revolving around restaurateur opening venue in New York. Based on book by Joe Bastianich
“Don’t turn around” limited mystery series about disappearances on small island after tropical storm.
“Bianco County” story of a former pro baseball player turned Texas sheriff. Based on a series of books by Ben Rehder
“Bank” drama focusing on female FBI detective who selected bank crime division as a career.
“Complications” drama about moral dilemmas of a doctor after being involved in gang shooting.
“The Edge” thriller about journey of idealistic venture capitalist through the ranks of corrupt world of finance.
“Crushed” primetime soap focusing on two lovers in inheritance rivalry.
“Lew Archer” P.I. drama based on books by Ross McDonald. “The Closer” creator involved.
“Guilt by Association” procedural drama focusing on work of three women – Deputy District Attorney in the Special Trials Unit paired with prosecutor and LAPD detective. Based on novel by Marcia Clark.
“Dream House” comedy about a young man who buys a dream house from grifter who moves in with him.
“A Bend In The Road” small town cop drama based on books by Nicholas Sparks.
“Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me” comedy focusing on overprotective relationship between father and daughter. Based on Jamie Foxx’ parental experiences. Jamie Foxx to produce.
“The Last Cop” drama revolving around LAPD detective waking from coma after 20 years to find the world and police force around him completely changed. Based on German series “Der letzte Bulle”. Sylvester Stallone to produce.
“Tribeca” comedy about eccentric group of people who investigate crimes.
“Peter Gunn” remake of 1950ies private eye drama of the same title. Steven Spielberg to produce.
“Bad Parents” half hour comedy about four couples navigating parenthood while trying to hold onto last days of their youth
“Portal House” fiction drama about group of scientists investigating what they believe to be haunted house and encounter portal to other dimensions. Steven Spielberg to produce. Announced in mid May 2013.
PROJECTS REJECTED BUT KEPT IN CONTENTION/TO BE RETOOLED
“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. Cast: Mandy Moore, CCH Pounder, Esai Morales, Ben McKenzie, Brit Morgan. CBS passed on the show. Will be shopped to other channels.
“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
“Bad Management” comedy about staff of a high end department store facing new, younger management. Cast: Sharon Horgan, David Spade, Rachael Harris, Greta Lee , E.J. Bonilla, Alan Thicke and Bradley Dodds
“Brenda Forever” comedy set in two time lines and following the same woman as teenager and thirty something woman. Cast: Ellie Kemper, Da’vine Joy Randolph, Stephnie Weir, David Krumholtz, Lindsay Kraft, Mandalynn Carlson, Daija Owens.
“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. In early March 2013 Mandy Moore exited the project and was replaced by Jenny Slate. Cast: June Diane Raphael, Jenny Slate, Matt Oberg, Kristen Schaal
“To My Future Assistant” legal comedy about revolves around the assistants at a big New York law firm who stick together to cope with their demanding bosses. Cast: Catherine O’Hara, Stephen Root, Brittany Snow, Joe Egender, Melissa Tang, Tone Bell. Might be retooled as multi camera setup.
“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, David Denman, Sheila Vand, Christine Lahti
PROJECTS REJECTED, DEAD OR BURIED
“Assistance” workplace comedy about assistant balancing her life and trying to please her boss. Will Ferrell production. Cast: Krysten Ritter, Peter Cambor, Zach Cregger, Vinette Robinson, Alfred Molina.
“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. Cast: Rob Corddry, Paget Brewster, Mason Cook, Ken Jeong, Moshe Kasher, Nat Faxon
Untitled romcom about four young people navigating minefield of romantic life in the city. Robert Padnick/Greg Daniels project. Cast: Ellen Woglom, Eric Andre, Mike Castle
“Bloodline” modern day mythological thriller about a young woman abandoned at birth by a family of ancient mercenaries. Project surfaced in late November 2012. Pilot order issued in January 2013. Cast: Skyler Samuels, Jonathan Banks, KaDee Strickland, Tzi Ma
“Big Thunder” drama about brilliant 19th century NY doctor relocating to small mining town. Based on Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain roller-coaster ride. Cast: Ed MacLiam, Ana De La Reguera, Zahn McClarnon, Alex Hassell, Alex Meraz, Ruth Bradley, Spencer Locke
“The Sixth Gun” mystery drama about dark forces awakening after young girl comes across one of six mythical guns in the Old West. Cast: Laura Ramsey, W. Earl Brown, Graham McTavish, Aldis Hodge, Pedro Pascal, James LeGros, Michiel Huisman, Chin Han, Elena Satine
“The Gates” Comedy about, not a word of lie, “parents dropping kids off to school”. Based on six episode long British comedy of the same name. All four major networks joined, dead serious here, bidding war, and NBC won by issuing pilot production commitment. Pilot production was greenlit in early November 2012. Pilot was recasted in January 2013. Cast: Kathleen Rose Perkins, Christina Kirk, Ken Marino, Greg Germann, Echo Kellum, Stephen Guarino
“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. Cast: Steve Coogan, Rockmond Dunbar, Kacey Rohl, Mercedes Ruehl, Carla Gugino
“Joe & Joe & Jane” comedy about children book author caught in conflict between his co-author and own wife. Originally received pilot commitment in October 2012, pilot was ordered middle of January 2013. Cast: Sally Pressman, Dave Annable, Will Greenberg, Lauren Lapkus and Asif Ali
“Westside” (formerly “Venice”) 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. Cast: Odette Annable, Bruce Greenwood, Jennifer Beals, Michael Graziadei, Lincoln Lewis, Luke Bracey, Lexi Ainsworth, Brooklyn Sudano
“The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives” Dramatic soap about group of three couples and their families exposed to murder. Jerry Bruckheimer project. Cast: Nicole Ari Parker, Martin Henderson, Jesse L. Martin, Laura Allen
“Divorce: A Love Story” comedy about recently divorced couple who discover they can’t stay out of each others lives. Green lit at the beginning of February 2013. Cast: Andrea Anders, Jason Jones, Adam Goldberg, Regina King,
“Hatfields & McCoys” modern day take on family rivalry. Charlize Theron to produce. Director assigned to pilot at the end of January 2013. Cast: Virginia Madsen, Jesse Lee Soffer, Sophia Bush, Patrick Flueger, Rebecca De Mornay, James Remar, Nick Westrate
“Middle Age Rage” comedy about wife and mother amidst mid life crisis. Pilot ordered at the end of January 2013. Cast: Annie Mumolo, Melanie Leishman, Will Sasso, Wyatt Oleff, Kellee Stewart
“Holding Patterns” comedy focusing on group of friends whose lives completely change after they survive a plane crash. Cast: Humphrey Kerr, Chyler Leigh, Kate Lang Johnson, Luka Jones, Nelson Franklin, Oscar Nuñez, Erinn Hayes
“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: Annie Potts , Bridget Regan, Enver Gjokaj, Brendan Hines
“Gothica” gothic soap incorporating mashup of storylines from fin de siecle mythology – Dracula, Dorian Gray, Jekyll and Hyde etc. Cast: Raza Jaffrey, Chris Egan, Tom Ellis, Janet Montgomery, Melissa George, Tracie Thoms, Emma Booth, Seth Gabel
“King John” comedy project loosely based on John Leguizamo’s life on the upper West Side of New York. Pilot ordered in early February 2013. In mid February network downgraded the pilot from single camera to multi camera series. Cast: John Leguizamo, Luke Ganalon, Andrea Savage, Troy Garity
” Keep Calm And Karey On” (formerly: “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. Put pilot commitment in late August 2012. Pilot ordered at the end of January 2013. In early March 2013 Kelly Preston replaced Majandra Delfino in a leading role. Cast: Jane Seymour, Kelly Preston, Steve Talley, Ashley Williams, Rhys Darby
“The Selection” Hunger Games’-sque fantasy fiction set 300 years in the future where protagonist is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn country. Based on the book by Kiera Cass. Original pilot bombed in early 2012, The CW decided to re-develop to another pilot with different cast and crew. New pilot order issued in late January 2013. Shot in Budapest in spring 2013 failed to inspire network execs. Cast: Yael Grobglas, Sean Patrick Thomas, Peta Sergeant, Celia Massingham, Lucien Laviscount, Louise Lombard, Ben Aldridge, Melanie Liburd