/started July 1, 2012 – last update October 1, 2013/ This section started its life as an addition to our list of brand new TV shows 2012/2013 but it grew very quickly and kept on growing, so it’s now large enough to justify thread of its own. The following list includes only US/UK prime time shows, as usual cartoons, kids series and reality shows are excluded.
“Pilots ordered” is self-explanatory – in this section we list TV shows that received pilot order from networks. A “put pilot” indicates a contract to make a pilot where the studio agreed to substantial penalty should the pilot never be aired.
“Ordered/In Development” lists shows that received order to series but there is no clear confirmation if they will make it into 2012/2013 season or première in 2013/2014 and therefore were not moved to our TV show list 2012/2013.
“Early Stages/Script Purchases” section is an extension of Pilots section, scripts were purchased but there are no details about pilot or timeframe. Some of the scripts might be shelved for years.
“Pilot made but benched” section is a rejected pilot purgatory. These were pitched earlier on in the year, ordered as pilots then for whatever reason not made it into fall schedule, but not necessarily dead-dead. ReceBntly “Beauty and The Beast” was pulled out of that bag straight to midseason order.
And finally “Unconfirmed/Unsigned/Pitched” is the gossip mill. Ideas explored by producers and writers and pitched to the studios.
If you know anything about any TV shows not listed below or have new info about stuff already on the page, contact me via “Comments” feature below, I’m an equal opportunity information recycler and I’ll happily credit you on the page.
PICKED TO SERIES/ORDERED/IN DEVELOPMENT
“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
“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. Picked to series in early September 2013.
[Hulu] “Deadbeat” half an hour comedy about New York medium helping ghosts to settle their unfinished business after death. 10 episode initial order. Announced at the end of August 2013. Cast:Tyler Labine
“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. Cast: Shane West, Ashley Madekwe, Janet Montgomery, Xander Berkeley, Elise Eberle
[Netflix] “Marco Polo” Historical drama with martial arts twist exploring early years of Marco Polo in the court of Kublai Khan acting as the spy, ambassador and scout. Originally sold as 10 episode series to Starz in January 2012 by July 2013 pre-production team was reported to be still negotiating film shoot in China. 9 episode offer made by Netflix at the beginning of August 2013
“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
[Sundance] “The Honourable Woman” eight part mini series spy drama set in the world of MI6. Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Rea, Janet McTeer, Andrew Buchan, Katherine Parkinson, Eve Best, Lubna Azbal
“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. Picked to series at the end of July 2013.
“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. Expected in 2014.
“Happyland” soapy comedy revolving around workers in a popular theme park. Cast: Bianca Santos, Zulay Henao, Shane Harper, Katherine McNamara, Cameron Moulene
“Faking It” comedy about two best friends trying to be popular in high school.
“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.
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.
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).
“Power” (formerly: “Kingpin”) trafficking drama about nightclub owner who doubles as mid level drug pusher who wants to get out of the business. 50 Cent to produce. Announced at the end of November 2012. Picked to series in mid June 2013. Cast: Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Sinqua Walls, Kathrine Narducci, Adam Huss
[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.
“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. 16 episode order at the end of May 2013. Cast: Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Graham McTavish, Gary Lewis
[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
[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. Cast: Andre Holland, Juliet Rylance, Eve Hewson, Michael Angarano, Eric Johnson, Cara Seymour, Chris Sullivan, Grainger Hines
“Bad Teacher” comedy series adaptation of 2011 movie by the same title about rude and crude materialistic trophy wife turned high school teacher. Picked to series in late May 2013. Cast: Ari Graynor, David Alan Grier, Ryan Hansen, Sara Gilbert, Kristin Davis, Caitlin Kimball, Katie Walder. 13 episode order. Slotted for midseason 2014.
“Silicon Valley” dark comedy set in modern high tech world of Silicon Valley. Mike Judge to produce. Pilot green lit in early December 2012. Ordered to series in late May 2013. Cast: T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Lindsey Broad, Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Angela Trimbur, Zach Woods and Kumail Nanjiani
“Sirens” comedy about ambulance crew from Dennis Leary. Pilot ordered in summer 2012. Cast: Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley and Jessica McNamee. Ordered in mid May 2013.
“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. Pilot presentation order issued in mid February 2013. Ordered to series in mid May 2013.
“Siberia” mystery drama series revolving around Tunguska meteor incident in early 20th century. 13 episode series penned. Purchased by NBC in late May 2013. Premiere slotted to July 1st at 10pm.
“Looking” comedy about experiences of three gay friends in their thirties living in San Francisco. Pilot ordered in mid December 2012. Cast: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Scott Bakula. 8 episode initial order.
”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, Robert De Niro, 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. In September 2013 Robert De Niro replaced James Gandolfini who died earlier this year.
“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, Shannyn Sossamon, Juliette Lewis, Toby Jones, Carla Gugino, Melissa Leo, Greta Lee, Tim Griffin, Charlie Tahan, Lindsey Kraft
“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,
Tom Berenger, Terry O’Quinn, Carlos Gomez. 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, Lyndie Greenwood
“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 planned for May 2014.
“Friends With Better Lives” comedy about group of friends in their mid thirties envious about each others lives. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald, Kevin Connolly, Majandra Delfino, Zoe Lister Jones. Ordered to series in mid May 2013.
“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 be shopped and picked by CBS few days later (May 2013)
“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 began 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,
Mercedes Masohn, 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
“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
“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
“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,
Luke Hemsworth, 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
“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
“Mind 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, Jaime Ray Newman, Jaime Ray Newman
“The Black Box” drama focusing on neuroscientist struggling with mental illness. Straight to series order in June 2013. 13 episodes initial order. Cast: Kelly Reilly, Vanessa Redgrave, Terry Kinney, Ditch Davey, David Ajala, Ali Wong, Tasso Feldman, David Chisum and Siobhan Williams.
“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
“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, Kate Jenkinson
“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,
Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Beau Bridges, Devin Kelley, JB Smoove, Nelson Franklin, Jayma Mays, Michael Rapaport
“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. Ordered to series in early May 2013. 10 episode initial order.
“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,
Aly Michalka, Chris D’Elia, Matthew Wilkas, Briga Heelan, Megan Park
“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, Sophia Bush, Jason Beghe, Patrick Flueger, Marina Squerciati
“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 in early May 2013
“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:
Alex Kapp Horner, Rachael Harris, Connor Buckley, Claudia Lee, Christopher Meloni, Kevin Hernandez, Tyler Foden. 13 episode 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, Parminder Nagra. Pre-eliminary slot on Monday night.
“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, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Ian Black. 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,
Tommy Dewey, 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 in early May 2013.
“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, Kerry Condon
“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
“Growing Up Fisher” (formerly: “Family Guide”, “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: Jenna Elfman,
Parker Posey, J.K. Simmons, Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley, Harold Perrineau
“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. Picked to series in early May 2013.
“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
“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
“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,
Lindsay Sloane, Vik Sahay, Megan Hilty
“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, Daniella Alonso.
“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
“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
“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 series order in early May 2013.
” 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, Sam Spruell, Marissa Neitling. 10 episode order.
“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, Alexandra Metz. Picked to series at the end of April 2013.
“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. Pilot deal reports surfaced in mid September 2012. Cast: Italia Ricci, Aisha Dee. Ordered to 13 episode series in late April 2013.
[DirecTV] “Full Circle” psychological drama presented as a series of conversations between eleven people unknowingly interconnected with each other. 10 episode order in late April 2012. Cast: Tom Felton, Minka Kelly, Julian McMahon, David Boreanaz, Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart, Billy Campbell, Kate Walsh, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy, Cheyenne Jackson and Robin Weigert
“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 in early April 2013.
[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. Ordered to series at the beginning of April 2013.
[Adult Swim] “Hole to Hole” 15 minute comedy series parodying 80ies detective shows. Cast: Arden Myrin
“Those Who Kill” based on Danish series “Den som dræber” – story of detective and profile tandem solving crimes. Picked to series at the end of March 2013. Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team, Smokin’ Aces) directed the pilot. Premiere in 2014. Cast: Chloe Sevigny, Omid Abtahii, James D’Arcy, Bahar Soomekh
“Ravenswood” “Pretty Little Liars” spin off drama taking place in a cursed title town nearby to Liars’ Rosewood. Straight to series order with preliminary October 2013 premiere date. Announced at the end of March 2013. Cast: Tyler Blackburn, Britne Oldford
[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.
“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. Pilot ordered mid August 2012. Picked to series with six episode order in late March 2013. Cast: Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Niecy Nash and Molly Shannon
“Fargo” limited hourlong drama loosely based on 1996 movie of the same title. Joel and Ethan Coen involved. Announced in late September. Project greenlit at the end of March 2013. 10 episodes in pipeline. Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman
[Sundance] “The Red Road” [formerly: “Descendants” drama focusing on unlikely alliance between small town sheriff and dangerous member of native indian tribe. Six episode straight-to-series order issued in mid March 2013. Cast: Jason Momoa, Tom Sizemore, Julianne Nicholson
[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 issued in mid March 2013. Cast: Jordan Hayes
[TV Land] “Kirstie’s New Show” (formerly “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. After reviewing the pilot in mid February 2013 network issued 12 episode order.
“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. There is identical French/English cooperation project “The Tunnel” in production. In mid February 2013 the show was picked to series
“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, Robin Givens, Aaron Hill. Picked to series in early February 2013.
“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. Picked to series in early February 2013.
“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. Director assigned in mid June 2013. Sky Atlantic joined production costs in early September 2013. Cast: Timothy Dalton, Billie Piper.
“Camp” dramedy about summer camp. Straight to series pick up, 13 episodes in pipeline. Summer premiere. Greenlit in early January 2013. Order reduced to 10 episodes in mid February 2013. Cast: Rachel Griffiths, Tim Pocock, Tom Green, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Rodger Corser
“Low Winter Sun” Police corruption drama/re-make of 2006 British mini series. With: Mark Strong, James Ransone, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Athena Karkanis, Lennie James ,Sprague Grayden and David Costabile. Picked to series in mid December 2012. 10 episodes ordered. Fox International signed distribution commitment in over 120 countries.
“Under The Dome” 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. 13 episodes ordered. Originally pitched to Showtime in autumn 2011. Ordered straight to series by CBS at the end of November 2012. Premieres Monday, June 24, 2013 at 10:00/9:00c. Cast: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Colin Ford, Natalie Martinez, Alex Koch, Britt Robertson, Aisha Hinds, Ned Bellamy
“Hello Ladies” comedy from Ricky Gervais sidekick Steve Merchant about English guy who tries to break through to L.A.’s world of beautiful people. Cast: Steve Merchant, Nate Torrence, Kevin Weisman. Picked to series at the beginning of November 2012.
“Lost Angels” (formerly “L.A. Noir”) ‘1940/50ies drama about conflict between the LAPD and the mob. Frank Darabont involved. Almost certain to be ordered. Jon Bernthal , Milo Ventimiglia, Neal McDonough, Alexa Davalos and Simon Pegg rumoured among the cast. Picked to series in 6 episode order in mid October 2012. Cast: Jeremy Luke, Ed Burns, Robert Knepper, Ernie Hudson, Iddo Goldberg
[Hallmark] “Cedar Cove” Lives of residents of the small town of Cedar Cove. Based on book series by Debbie Macomber With: Andie MacDowell, Katharine Isabelle, Jesse Moss, Dylan Neal. Pilot aired in August 2012 and the project has been given a series order for a debut in early 2013.
“The Slap” limited run eight episode series about consequences of a man slapping an unrelated to him child at a suburban barbecue seen from different perspective by event attendies. Based on the 2011 Australian short-run series which in turn was an adaptation of the 2008 novel by Christos Tsiolkas
“Orphan Black” sci fi drama about woman taking identity of another person due to resemblance just to learn that there are more clones similar to her. From BBC America and Canadian Space channel. 10 episodes in production from October 2012.
[Netflix] “Orange Is The New Black” Comedy/drama about woman adapting to new environment after she gets busted and thrown into detention in a federal penitentiary due to old relationship with drug dealing boyfriend back in college. From “Weeds” creator Jenji Kohan. 13-episodes ordered by Netflix, currently in casting stage. Cast: Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon
“The Michael J. Fox Show” comedy with Michael J. Fox based on his life. Ordered straight to series with 22 episode commitment and fall 2013 premiere (August 2012). Cast: Michael J. Fox, Katie Finneran, Wendell Pierce, Betsy Brandt, Ana Nogueira.
“Family Tree” A man inherits mysterious box from his great aunt and uncovers exciting family history. Cast: Chris O’Dowd. Co-production with BBC2, straight-to-series order for 8 episodes given mid August 2012
“Ring of Fire,” “Eve of Destruction” and “Delete” – three miniseries produced by Sonar Entertainment as of August 2012 in advanced casting an began principal shooting in Canada:
“Ring of Fire” – end of the world scenario caused by oil rig triggering a volcanic eruption that spreads across the globe. Cast: Michael Vartan, Lauren Lee Smith, Terry O’Quinn and Agam Darsh
“Eve Of Destruction” – scientific experiment causes black hole event after it gets hijacked by eco terrorists. Cast: Steven Weber, Christina Cox and Treat Williams
“Delete” – a ‘near future’ mini series about internet becoming self aware and turning on mankind. Stargate SG-1 scribes wrote the screenplay. Cast: Keir Gilchrist, Matt Frewer, Janet Kidder, Erin Karpluk, Gil Bellows, Seth Green and Ryan Robbins. No networks attached yet.
“The Americans” Reagan era cold war drama about KGB spies moving in as Americans into Washington DC suburbs. With: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys and Noah Emmerich. After pilot, FX ordered it to series in August 2012. Show started airing in Q1 of 2013.
“Underemployed” Drama/comedy follows group of friends who enter world of employment after graduating from college. With: Michelle Ang, Sarah Habel, Jared Kusnitz, Inbar Lavi and Diego Boneta. Planned to start fourth quarter 2012. Show premiered in Q4 of 2012.
BBC America/BBC One “The Musketeers” – Drama inspired by Alexander Duma’s novel – 10 x 1h episodes confirmed. Premiere some time in 2014. Cast: Luke Pasqualiano, Santiago Cabrera, Tom Burke, Howard Charles, Peter Capaldi, Hugo Speer, Tamla Kari and Maimie McCoy
[VH1] “Bounce” Follows dance squad for top basketball team. Hour long. With Dean Cain, Kimberly Elise and Charlotte Ross. Starts shooting in 2013.
“Graceland” – From the creator of “White Collar”, series about cross agency under cover project. With: Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren, Manny Montana. Premiere slotted for June 6 at 10:00
“Dracula” 10 episode order for Bram Stoker novel based drama reported from NBC with Sky Living UK tandem. Script by Cole Haddon. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica de Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann and Oliver Jackson-Cohen
“Mr. Selfridge” Real-life story about American founder of London’s Selfridge store. With Jeremy Piven, Katherine Kelly, Frances O’Connor, Gregory Fitoussi, Aisling Loftus, Trystan Gravelle and Zoe Tapper . ITV/Masterpiece co-production. 10 episodes ordered. Show premiered in Q1 of 2013.
“Endeavour” Prequel to British detective drama “Inspector Morse”. Four 2 hour episodes in series one ordered. ITV/Masterpiece Classics co-production. With Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw and Abigail Thaw. Coming in 2013. ITV will broadcast it first in UK.
“True Detective” short run drama about two detectives on a seventeen year chase after Louisiana serial killer. Straight to series order for 8 episodes. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Alexandra Daddario, Elizabeth Reaser, Kevin Dunn, Tory Kittles
”Black Sails” Michael Bay-produced pirate drama following Captain Flint and his crew 20 years before events in Stevenson’s “Treasure Island”. Pre-production started in South Africa in July 2012, sets and boats are being built. 8 episodes planned for 2014 in Spartacus slot. Cast: Toby Stephens, Tom Hopper, Hannah New, Zach McGowan, Luke Arnold, Mark Ryan. Premiere set for January 2014.
[DirecTV] “Rogue” Story of morally and emotionally conflicted cop investigating death of her son. Cast: Thandie Newton, Marton Csokas
Untitled CIA drama starring Katherine Heigl. No studio attached to the drama idea currently pitched to networks. Surfaced in early August 2013. Put pilot commitment issued in September 2013.
“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.
Untitled single camera workplace comedy set in Detroit. From Justin Spitzer.
“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. Cast: Jamie Kennedy, Adrian Pasdar, Aldis Hodge, Sharon Lawrence, Andrew Howard, Arielle Kebbel, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Louise Monot, Sam Littlefield
“Conception” drama revolving around modern day mass immaculate conception phenomenon.
Untitled drama about investment banker stuck in a stagnant marriage accidentally discovering his wife is seeing male escort. Sean Jablonski’s project. Cast: Matt Passmore, Stephanie Szostak, Katherine LaNasa, Blair Redford
“Outbreak” high profile medical thriller drama centering around outbreak of deadly virus. Based on nineties movie of the same title. Put pilot commitment issued at the end of August 2013
[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. Cast: Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean, Aaron Stanford, Željko Ivanek
“Irreversible” comedy about turbulent life of troublesome couple . Based on hit Israeli series “Bilti Hafich”. Pilot with massive penalty greenlit in late August 2013.
“Mystery Girls” detective drama revolving around hosts of a TV show who get pulled into investigating crime after perpetrator insists he will only speak to the famous ‘Mystery Girls’. Cast: Tori Spelling, Maggie Malina, Jennie Garth. Green lit in late August 2013
“Work Mum” workplace comedy about freshly promoting marketing agent who hires her unemployed mother. Cast: Emily Rutherfurd
“Young & Hungry” comedy about young entrepreneur hiring food blogger to be his personal chef. Cast: Emily Osment, Rex Lee, Jonathan Sadowski
“Paroled” comedy about two friends on parole. Put pilot commitment.
“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. Put pilot commitment.
“Home” thriller/soap focusing on dark secrets among suburban families. Put pilot order issued in late August 2013.
“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. Based on a French short film of the same title. Cast: Ben Rappaport, Richard Kind,
Untitled comedy about beached mermaid who picks up job in a Miami bar. Put pilot commitment.
“Forever” crime drama about a over qualified NY City Morgue pathology associate who cannot die for over 200 years. Put pilot commitment in mid August 2013.
“Big Time In Hollywood, FL” comedy about two filmmaking brothers who embark on epic cinematic journey after their parents kick them out. Cast: Lenny Jacobson, Jon Bass
“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.
“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. Ordered mid August 2013. Cast: Christopher Backus, Yaani King, Wes Ramsey
“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. Put pilot commitment issued in mid August 2013.
“Gorgeous Morons” comedy about two super handsome but dumb brothers sharing living quarters with a female PhD. Put pilot commitment issued in mid August 2013.
“Marry Me” half hour relationship comedy from creator of “Happy Endings”. Pilot production commitment including a full license fee and series penalty issued in early August 2013.
“Stuck” single camera comedy about woman employed in a dead end bank job and her daughter trying to escape rat race lifestyle. Put pilot commitment issued in early August 2013.
[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. Originally pitched to Showtime in late August 2012. book series by Vicki Iovine. Pilot greenlit in early August 2013. Cast: Lisa Edelsein, Beau Garrett, Paul Adelstein
“Fatrick” comedy revolving around popular young man who cannot shake off his insecurities and past as a fat boy.
“The Longest Date” comedy about cringeworthy aspects of being married. Based on Cindy Chupack memoirs “The Longest Date: Life As A Wife”. Put pilot commitment announced at the beginning of August 2013.
“The Money” drama revolving around dynastic New York media family from David Milch. Cast: David Milch, Nathan Lane, Andrea Riseborough, Patrick Kennedy, Dominique McElligott, Billy Magnussen, Rosemary Harris, Mamie Gummer, Ray Liotta
“Unreal” drama set in the backstage of highly successful dating show and focusing on young staffer who’s sole job is to manipulate contestants to up the drama. Based on independent short film “Sequin Raze” by Gertrude Shapiro. Greenlit in July 2013. Cast: Shiri Appleby, Josh Kelly, Andrea Riseborough, Josh Kelly, Freddie Stroma
[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. Ordered at the end of July 2013. Cast: Christopher Egan, Alan Dale, Tom Wisdom
“You Are The Worst” comedy series about toxic romance of two self destructive individuals. Pilot ordered in late July 2013. Cast: Chris Geere, Aya Cash, Kether Donohue, Desmin Borges.
“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. Pilot order issued in early July 2013.
“Man Seeking Woman” dating comedy from SNL scribe.
[Amazon] “Bosch” procedural crime drama set in LA. Based on novels by Michael Connelly. Cast: Titus Welliver, Amy Price-Francis
Untitled half hour comedy about two black reporters trying to make it big in Atlanta’s media. Greenlit in early June 2013. Cast: Dorian Missick, Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin, Tasie Lawrence
[E!] “Songybird” musical drama based on life and work of Diane Warren. Cast: Bethany Joy Lenz, Rummer Willis, Robert Hoffman
“Death Pact” comedy about former disgraced school coach returning to his home town as a war hero. Cast: Tracy Morgan, Steve Talley. Pilot ordered at the end of May 2013.
“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, Josh Gad. Surfaced in late May 2013.
“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. Director assigned in mid June 2013. Cast: Cary Elwes, Taylor Handley, Mark Famiglietti
“Ballers” drama following lives of professional athletes in Miami. Mark Wahlberg to produce. Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Omar Miller, Troy Garity, John David Washington, Donovan Carter. Announced at the start of May 2013.
[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
“Line Of Sight” drama revolving around character who encountered first contact with aliens. Pilot order given in late April 2013. Director assigned in mid June 2013. Cast: David Morrissey, Sarah Clarke, LisaGay Hamilton, Samantha Mathis, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Omar Metwally, Chinasa Ogbuagu
“Scream” based on relentless slasher horror franchise of the same title. Announced in late April 2013.
[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. 90 minute pilot ordered beginning of August 2012. Pilot green lit in mid April 2013. Cast: Jake Sandvig, Chris Diamantopoulos, Dana Davis, Peter Macon, Jonathan Tucker
“Open” drama about human sexuality and relationships from “Glee” co-creator. Surfaced in early April 2013. Pilot order issued in mid April 2013. Cast: Wes Bentley, Scott Speedman, Anna Torv, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michelle Monaghan, Cheyenne Jackson
[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. Pilot ordered at the beginning of April 2013. Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Noah Taylor, Stellan Skarsgård, Nikki Amuka-Bird.
“How And Why” comedy about technological genius without a clue how to lead regular life. From Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman. Pilot ordered at the end of March 2013.
“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. News surfaced in mid March 2013.
“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. Cast: Miles Fisher, Mike Castle
“See You Next Tuesday” short format office comedy about employees of a psychopath boss. Pilot presentation requested in mid February 2013.
“Mother’s Day” (working title) comedy about 40 year old woman and mother who navigates her busy life with lies. Based on Israeli series of the same title. Pilot ordered in early February 2013. Cast: Debra Messing, Paul Adelstein, Michael Nathanson, Maggie Elizabeth Jones
Untitled project about widowed father of teenage kid trying to return to the world of dating. This project dates back to three years ago when script to pilot was originally ordered, however difficulties casting the lead caused the project to get shelved. Pilot now re-ordered in early February 2013. Cast: Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Phill Lewis, Jennifer Aspen
“Jacked Up” comedy about ex baseball player adjusting to life after retirement. Cast: Patrick Warburton, Ziah Colon, Tyne Daly, Missi Pyle, Rob Huebel
“Do It Yourself” comedy about young maths teacher who gets laid off and finds a job in home supply store. Cast: Melora Hardin, Ryan McPartlin, Ben Rappaport, Bill Engvall, Nicky Whelan, Parvesh Cheena
“The Affair” drama about relationship between single father of four and woman mourning loss of her child. Pilot ordered in early February 2013. Cast: Dominic West, Maura Tierney, Joshua Jackson
“Anatomy Of Violence” crime procedural following female FBI agent working with a mysterious psychiatrist. Based on soon-to-be-published title by Adrian Raine. Pilot production commitment with big penalty announced in early October 2012. Pilot ordered in early February 2013. Cast: Skeet Ulrich, David Harewood, Amber Tamblyn
“Second Sight” cop drama revolving around homicide detective who lost his sight but is using enhanced sensitivity of his remaining senses as an advantage to solve crimes. Based on 12 year old British series starring Clive Owen. Pilot green lit at the beginning of February 2013. Cast: Jason Lee, Kim Dickens, Erik Jensen, Madison Moellers, Derek Luke, Christina Cole
[Amazon] “Betas” comedy about young Silicon Valley entrepreneur trying to raise cash for his big idea. Pilot deal reported finalizing at the end of January 2013. Cast: Joe Dinicol, Margo Harshman, Charlie Saxton, Karan Soni
“The Gabriels” comedy about antisocial family learning how to function in society for the sake of their kids. Cast: Rob Riggle, Angela Kinsey, River Alexander and Brooke Sorenson
“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. Pilot ordered at the end of January 2013. Production was pushed back to later 2013 in early February.
“The Surgeon General” drama project about Surgeon General battling politics and business to ensure health of the nation. From creator of “Lie To Me”. Pilot ordered at the end of January 2013. Cast: Jason Isaacs, Beth Riesgraf, Katherine McNamara, Kathryn Morris, Sean Astin, Mike Colter, Anna Deavere Smith, Paul McCrane, Miguel Sandoval, Christopher Thornton
“Blink” drama about family whose father suffers from coma like symptoms after car accident. Cast: Madeline Carroll, Michael Weston, Johnny Simmons, John Benjamin Hickey, Elizabeth Marvel
Untitled comedy about couple who decide to invite mistress to their marriage to save their relationship. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman, Jenny Slate
Untitled comedy project focusing on young musician who becomes music teacher at school. Cast: Craig Robinson, Amanda Lund,
Jane Adams, Jean Smart. Contention issued in late June 2013.
“Boomerang” drama about family who serve as assassins for government. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Felicity Huffman, Anthony LaPaglia, Patrick Heusinger, Michael Stahl-David, Rosa Salazar, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jeff Ross
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.
“Two wrongs” comedy about couple who’s friends think they’re wrong for each other. Michele Morgan to write. Project purchased in late August 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Kelli Garner, Mimi Kennedy, Ezekiel Stremiz
“Delirium” futuristic drama set in a world where love is illegal and can be eradicated by special procedure. Based on books by Lauren Oliver. Cast: Emma Roberts, Gregg Sulkin, Billy Campbell, Corey Reynolds, Tim Pocock, Daren Kagasoff, Jeanine Mason, Michael Michele, Melinda McGraw
“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. Cast: Rainn Wilson, Dennis Haysbert, Kristoffer Polaha, Page Kennedy, Beatrice Rosen, Thomas Dekker, Camryn Manheim, Mamie Gummer
“The List” procedural drama focusing on US Marshall leading investigation around murders of people from witness protection list. Cast: Michael Peña, Gary Cole, Hilarie Burton, Tamsin Egerton
“House Rules” comedy about neurotic family trying to adapt to new place in town where everyone knows each other.
“Welcome To The Family” (formerly “Chuey & Me”) comedy about cultural crash of white and latino families after relationship among members of both result in unplanned pregnancy. Surfaced in late January 2013. Cast: Mike O’Malley, Mary McCormack, Ricardo Chavira, Ella Rae Peck, Aramis Knight, Justina Machado, Joey Haro
“Company Town” drama revolving around scandal at a Naval base in Virginia and impact it has on multiple families. Cast: Gage Golightly , Maya Kazan, Merle Dandridge, Graham Hamilton, Arjun Gupta, Dondre Whitfield, Stella Maeve, Evie Thompson
“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
“The Ordained” drama about member of influential family leaving priesthood to become a lawyer in order to prevent death of his politically involved sister. Cast: Nestor Serrano, Charlie Cox, Jorge Garcia, Audra McDonald, Sam Neill, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Hope Davis, Rene Balcer
Untitled multicamera comedy focusing on a recently divorced man after his parents move in with him.
“Super Clyde” comedy about fast food worker who decides to become superhero. Pilot green lit in mid January 2013. Cast: Rupert Grint, Stephen Fry, Tyler Labine, Justine Lupe
Untitled single camera comedy about twentysomethings dating life through the eyes of group of friends. Cast: Adhir Kalyan
Untitled single camera comedy pilot presentation revolving around Jessica Simpson.
Untitled comedy about a guy who lives with his wife and five kids in a small two bedroom New York apartment. Put pilot commitment announced in mid September 2012. Pilot ordered in January 2013. Cast: Jim Gaffigan, Mira Sorvino, Christian Barillas, Tongayi Chirisa
[Logo] Untitled 1960ies adult drama from Cher. No details or title were provided. Pilot script order issued in early January 2013.
[Amazon] “Those Who Can’t” comedy about three teachers who turn out to be more immature than students they teach. Announced in late December 2012.
[Amazon] “Browsers” musical comedy following four youngsters as they are about to start their first job writing for a news website.
“The Vatican” thriller about power and politics within modern day Catholic church. Ridley Scott set to direct. Pilot ordered in late December 2012. Cast: Matthew Goode, Kyle Chandler, Sebastian Koch, Anna Friel, Bruno Ganz
“How the Hell Am I Normal”(formerly “How The F*** Am I Normal” ) Growing up in eighties type of comedy, a project transfer from Fox who won it in August 2011 with conditions involving other series and failed to fulfill the commitment. ABC issued production commitment in early September 2012. Pilot ordered in mid December 2012. Cast: Wendi McLendon-Cove, George Segal, Darien Provost, Troy Gentile
“The Saint” adventures of Simon Templar, criminal turned vigilante. Based on Leslie Charteris book franchise. No network is attached, pilot is being made as a stand alone TV movie/backdoor pilot. Cast: Adam Rayner, Eliza Dushku. Both previous Simon Templars – Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy will cameo.
“Tyrant” drama about American family affected by turmoil in a Middle Eastern nation. Pilot order issued in early December 2012. Director assigned in mid June 2013. Cast: Adam Rayner, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Mehdi Dehbi, Justin Kirk, Jennifer Finnigan
[Amazon] “Browsers” comedy about workers in independent online press. And yet, that’s Amazon, the website. Pilot announced in early November 2012.
“Feel The Force” comedy about two rookie female cops trying to to prove themselves in a male dominated environment. Based on the 2006 BBC2 comedy of the same title.
Untitled comedy from the creator of “Rules of Engagement” about young couple that moves in together too quickly. Put pilot commitment issued in late October 2012.
“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.
“Dirty Blondes” comedy about two women who’ve been friends for 16 years. Rachael Harris and Angela Kinsey involved.
“Adulting” comedy about becoming adult. Based on upcoming book by Kelly Williams Brown.
“Broad City” adaptation of web comedy series of the same title following two New York City girls with uncanny ability to make huge deal and hysteria around even the smallest things.
“Lost Horizon” mystery drama set in small fishing town with storyline similar to modern day Moby Dick. M. Knight Shyamalan involved.
“Nerds In Love” project explores dating lives of workers at a marketing firm. Pilot production commitment announced at the end of September 2012
“The Bureau” character drama set at the NY field office of the FBI. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Put pilot commitment revealed at the end of September 2012.
“Dress To Kill” drama/soap set in the New York world of fashion with crime twist. Put pilot commitment in late September 2012.
“Stalkers” Drama about cop and district attorney team bringing an obsessed stalker to justice. Based on true story from the book “Whisper of Fear: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Stalks the Stalkers” by Rhonda Saunders. Cast: Drea de Matteo, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Lela Loren
“At Ease” mockumentary style comedy about crew of a military base somewhere in Middle East. Put pilot commitment issued in mid September 2012
Untitled 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
“M.I.C.E.” high profile spy drama based on this years’ Israeli series “Ta Gordin” (The Gordin Cell). Put pilot announced in mid September 2012.
“Continuing Fred” comedy about fresh graduate who starts work as teacher at a local elementary school. News surfaced mid September 2012. Cast: Mimi Gianopulos, Mo Gaffney and Dan Castellaneta, Angelique Cabral
“Ali In Wonderland” pseudo real life comedy about woman moving back to Washington D.C. after her husband gets new job. Ali Wentworth to play title role. Put pilot commitment announced in mid September 2012
“Phys Ed” half an hour comedy centered around high school jock who returns as a teacher.
“Fat, Forty And Fired” comedy about father who loses his job but realizes that there is more to life than work.
Untitled drama about two former CIA agents who’s blown cover forces them to relocate with families under new identities. Put pilot.
“The Arrangement” drama about candidate for political office arranging paper marriage to Colombian just to discover she’s more than resourceful at resolving his problems with corrupt political scene. Based on a short story from Elmore Leonard. Cast contingent pilot order issued in mid September 2012. Still under consideration for pilot production as of May 2013. Cast: Bryan Greenberg, Stephanie Sigman, Amanda Schull, Manolo Cardona
” Losing Our Cool” comedy about friendships and hanging around with other parents without any common ground. Put pilot commitment announced in mid September 2012
Untitled comedy from Donald Glover (Troy from “Community”). Pilot with substantial penalty rumored in mid September 2012.
[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. Cast: Josh Lucas, Lynn Collins, Agnes Bruckner, Daniel Henney, Brennan Brown
“Anonymous” Drama about y0ung rebel recruited by CIA and unexpectedly developing father-son dynamic with his handler. Put pilot announced in early September 2012.
“All In” Comedy about compulsive gambler trying to switch to risk that does not involve money. Pilot commitment announced in early September 2012.
“The Housewives” Comedy about three female friends in 1954. Put pilot commitment announced end of August 2012.
Untitled comedy about female in sports TV environment. “30 Rock” scribe involved.
“The High Life” Comedy about young woman who tries to juggle work, parenthood and marriage while attempting to maintain her sobriety. Put pilot order issued in late August.
Untitled comedy about a bachelor firefighter who due to live events has to take care of a 9-year-old girl. Tad Quill written. Cast: David Walton. Pitched to multiple networks received put pilot commitment from CBS in mid August 2012.
Untitled sitcom about a man who finds woman of his dreams she’s already his cousin’s fiancée. From the creator of “The New Adventures Of Old Christine”. Put pilot commitment in mid August 2012
“Cleopatra” Period drama about the famous Egyptian ruler. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura production. Put pilot commitment mid August 2012.
[TV Land] “I’m Not Dead Yet” Comedy about a guy who after discovering he has a terminal heart condition decides to “seize the day”. Based on Israeli series “Zanzuri”.Written by a guy behind “Frasier” With: Ben Falcone, Missi Pyle and Elliott Gould
[TV Land] “Brothers-In-Law” Comedy revolving around broken family dynamic when two fraternal twin sisters decide to force their significant others to do some male bonding. With: Josh Cooke, Jay Mohr, Ellen Woglom, Kelen Coleman
[Syfy] “Proof” After accidental death of his parents, son of a billionaire tech mogul offers large reward for anyone who can provide proof of life after death. M. Knight Shyamalan project. Pilot commitment issued beginning of August 2012
“HR” (working title) Story about Human Resources employee who changes her outlook on life and goals after a head injury. Pilot order announced 30 June 2012. Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Greg Germann, Will Kemp, Kellee Stewart, Maulik Pancholy, Peter Fonda, Peter Jacobson.
“The Experiment” Found footage type mystery drama. The River executive producer Jason Blum involved.
“D-Raw” Sketch comedy featuring DeShawn Raw. Produced by Chris Rock.
“NCIS:Red” NCIS spinoff about traveling Navy agents solving crimes. Likely to be slotted in as a two part episode of NCIS:LA. Cast: John Corbett, Edwin Hodge, Miguel Ferrer, Kim Raver, Gillian Alexy
“Bronx Warrants” comedy based on the real lives of Bronx warrant detectives who are tasked with apprehending people with outstanding warrants. Denis Leary production.
“Tiny Apartment” Based on the webisodes of the same name, story of a young couple living in a rundown apartment in New York City. With Jessie Cantrell, Mike O’Gorman and Pat Driscoll
“Paging Dr. Freed” Two brothers who take on their dead fathers medical practice. Cast: Kyle Howard, Joel David Moore, Annie Potts
“Philly Lawyer” (working title) District Attorney uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational murder case. Cast: Marin Ireland, Damon Gupton, Joe Anderson, Clarke Peters
“The Missionary” 1960ies story of a young American missionary in Berlin involved with the CIA. Aaron Paul might star. Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg involved. June 2012. Cast: Benjamin Walker, Jesse Plemons, Gayle Rankin
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Untitled project about group of friends meeting every week at the bowling alley. Kristin Ritter and Liz Vassey involved.
Untitled comedy about two high school friends reuniting later in life.
[Cinemax] “Bianco” drama about gangster who exploits his position as an informant to build his criminal organisation.
“Bad Guys” family drama about singe mother HYPD detective reuniting with her recently paroled father. Surfaced at the end of August 2013.
Untitled comedy about romantic guy who after being dumped moves into apartment compilex with former gigolo, supermodels and self defence instructor.
“Broken Girl” drama about woman who after losing a man she though she would spend the rest of her life with attempts to end her life just to discover she’s invincible.
“Thursdays” single camera comedy revolving around group of male friends meeting every Thursday in a dinner. Script purchase with penalty. Breckin Meyer’s project.
Untitled comedy about overworked father who decides to ditch city life and move his family to rural New Hampshire to run tourist camp site. Seven figure penalty deal signed off at the end of August 2013.
Untitled comedy loosely based on friendship between Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and scrip writer Gene Hong.
“Punching Out” comedy about group of friends conspiring to kill their horrible bosses. From the creators of “Horrible Bosses” movie.
Untitled half an hour semi autobiographical comedy based on life of Jay Baruchel and revolving around successful actor who moves back to his old neighbourhood and invites his childhood friends to move in with him.
“Reality Bites” romantic comedy about graduates entering adult life based on nineties movie of the same title. Ben Stiller involved as producer.
“Time To Time” high concept drama about two policemen from two different generations pairing to solve crimes.
“Ricochet” thriller about hitman in a coma who is being experimented on by NSA.
Untitled workplace comedy about old school football coach trying to reboot his career down south.
“Emerald City” medical soap inspired by the characters and themes from The Wizard of Oz. This is the third “Oz” related project this year. Surfaced in late August 2013
“Fives” single camera comedy about average people (5 in scale of 10) battling daily life in the obsessed with looks city of Los Angeles. Purchased in late August 2013.
“Falling Into Place” comedy about five graduates who experience loss and turbulence of life few years after college.
“Seven Deadlies” fantastical drama about scholarship student who discovers her classmates are bloodline of the seven deadly sins. Based on novel by Gigi Levangie.
Untitled pseudo autobiographical project based on life and experiences of radio host DL Hughley. Cast: DL Hughley. Surfaced in late August 2013.
“Domain” drama about hacker and activist helping national security to fight data leaks.
“The Great Zucchini” comedy following kids entertainer who tries to outgrow his immaturity.
“How To Get Away With Murder” legal thriller about a group law students led by criminal defence professor who become entangled in a murder plot.
“Kill Zone” story based around relationship of a secret agent and his newbie partner as they protect President of US. Purchased in late August 2013.
“The Mysteries Of Laura” drama about life of a female homicide detective who can handle murders and violence at work but is completely lost with her own kids. Based on the Spanish series “Los Misterios De Laura”. Production commitment issued in mid August 2013
Untitled comedy set at women’s only college opening its doors to male students for the first time. From “30 Rock” scribe Matt Hubbard.
“Madame Secretary” drama about family and professional life of a fictional secretary of state. Morgan Freeman involved. Surfaced in mid August 2013.
“Someday, Someday, Maybe” adaptation of Lauren Graham’s debut novel about young woman trying to become actress in New York. Ellen Degeneres to produce.
[TV Land] “Younger” comedy about single mother in early 40ies who successfully passes herself as 20 something at work in attempt to reboot her career. Based on the novel by Pamela Redmond Satran.
“St. Nick” drama about a young Catholic priest “going down a morally corrupt road for all the right reasons”.
“Sparks” medical drama based on the case files and life of renowned neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks. Script commitment with penalty issued in mid August 2013.
“Limelight” drama about high profile murder trial becoming national media obsession.
Untitled workplace comedy about a young woman who tries to reconnect with her but in a process finds new home and family on Fire Island. From Tina Fey. Series commitment issued in the middle of August 2013.
Untitled half hour comedy about unemployed slacker living with his folks trying to correct how they rise his younger brother who became multi millionaire entrepreneur while still in high school.
“The Henchman” comedy about a henchman to the world’s worst super-villain going though single parenthood and mid life crisis
Untitled multi camera relationship comedy from Dan Mazer about two average parents lost in their element trying to rise intellectually gifted son.
Untitled, undisclosed comedy project from Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael. Booked to secure both actresses in a “first dibs” blind script deal.
“Noone” romantic procedural drama set in San Francisco. Surfaced in early August 2013.
“Dorothy” medical soap set in New York and inspired by characters of “Wizard of Oz” . From the producers of “Sherlock”.
“World War III” an apocalyptic event series from X-Men writer. Script and bible order in early August 2013
“F.O.M.O” (“Fear Of Missing Out” alternative title) half hour ensemble situational comedy about people living in constant state of missed opportunities and unexplored chances.
Untitled cop drama set in Miami with unorthodox detective and methodical new female partner. Shonda Rhymes to produce.
Untitled singe camera comedy about family living american dream starring Ken Marino. Pre-emptive project purchase in early August 2013.
“Atlanta” comedy set in Atlanta’s music scene from Donald Glover.
Untitled comedy following awkward experiences of African American woman. Penned by Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae.
“Freedom” drama about group of brilliant students preparing technological revolution against government and corporations. From creator of “Last Resort”. Shawn Ryan to produce.
“Cristela” comedy based around autobiographical clash of cultures inspired by life of comedian Cristela Alonzo
“Travelers” time travel drama about a man who discovers time shifting portal at his estranged fathers wake.
“Flash” DC comics superhero project revolving around Barry Allen/Flash, initially planned as an 3 episode plot within “Arrow” series. Surfaced end of July 2013. Cast: Grant Gustin.
Untitled “Supernatural” spin off series focusing on hunters circles of Chicago. Characters will be introduced as backdoor pilot through “Supernatural” in 2014.
“The Third Coast” comedy about casting director in New Mexico. Annette Bening attached as lead.
Untitled edgy romantic comedy about single woman in a Chicago law firm from Jason Katims & Sarah Watson. Signed at the end of July 2013.
“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. Emerged at the beginning of July 2013.
[Cinemax] “Sam Hunter” – a “Hunted” spin off series starring Melissa George
Untitled comedy based around David Cross
[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. Nick Zano to star. Sold to Warner Bros TV. To be shopped to networks in due course.
“The Spark” near future sci fi project revolving around human race undergoing new industrial and cultural revolution being contacted from beyond solar system.
“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.
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.
“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. Cast: Jason O’Mara
“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. Announced in mid May 2013.
“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.
“Monster” drama about worldwide search for the most evil sociopath in existence organised by a young doctor. Based on 18 volumes of Japanese Manga comic book by Naoki Urasawa
“Smother” comedy about thirty something man with three mothers from his parents re-marry other women. Purchased in late April 2013.
[ FX] “Shakedown” drama set in 1950ies world of Los Angeles tabloid press. Based on novella by James Ellroy. Surfaced in late April 2013.
Untitled project by Ben Epstein set in theme park. No further details available at this point.
“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.
“Ballistic City” futuristic drama revolving around former cop joining underworld of multigenerational space ship heading towards distant world. John Kosinski involved.
“Down Lo” multithreaded drama exploring backstage aspects behind world of music, fashion and sports in Miami’s South Beach. From John Legend. Surfaced in mid April 2013.
Untitled mini series about Harry Houdini. Adrien Brody rumoured as lead.
“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.
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. Put in development in early April 2013.
“They Marched Into Sunlight” six part limited war series exploring events during Vietnam war. Based on novel by David Maraniss.
“Mayflower” drama mini series focusing on the Puritan settlers at and their alliance with the local Native Americans in the Plymouth Colony.
“Mad Dogs” limited series project focusing on reunion of 40+ group of friends gone wrong. Based on British series of the same title.
“Sutton” miniseries drama series about America’s most notorious bank robber Willie “The Actor” Sutton. Based on novel by J.R. Moeringher
“Grand Hotel” mini series drama based in international hotel in Paris as it becomes focus of terrorist attack. Sam Mendes involved.
“Gangs Of New York” period drama based on Martin Scorsese’s movie of the same title. No network attached yet. Surfaced at the end of March 2013.
“Raiders” WWII drama from Evan Wright and Scott Free.
[Logo] “Bank” drama about disgraced Wall Street whistleblower who starts robbing banks to support his family. Pilot script revealed at the end of March 2013.
[Bravo] Untitled supernatural drama from Ry Russo-Young. Announced at the end of March 2013.
Untitled dark comedy about disgraced police officer sent to serve reminder of his career in a remote small town. Based on Norwegian format “Hellfjord”. Purchase announced in late March 2013.
“Clipsters” multi-camera workplace comedy set in a hipster barbershop in small town outside of Boston. From Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. Surfaced in mid March 2013.
untitled single camera dark comedy focusing on billionaire entrepreneur, his family and staff. From Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick. Surfaced in mid March 2013.
“Lucas Stand” paranormal drama about former special ops vet hunting down Hell’s law-breaking demons. Surfaced at the end of February 2013.
“How To Survive A Plague”miniseries drama about AID activists infiltrating pharmaceutical industry in search of cure. Based on documentary of the same title.
“Crash And Burn” drama about stuntman in the analogue 1970ies/80ies world of cinema. Surfaced in late February 2013
“Cleopatra” miniseries about famous ruler of ancient Egypt. Put in development in mid February 2013. NBC has similar project on pilot order list.
“The Terror” mystery drama revolving around fictionalized account of Royal Naval lost expedition to Arctic Northwest Passage encountering mysterious monster. Based on novel by Dan Simmons. Put in development in mid February 2013.
“All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go” comedy based on life of New York personal shopper Betty Halbreich. Lena Dunham to produce and potentially star. Surfaced at the end of January 2013.
[Amazon] “Zombieland” Amazon is reportedly in advanced talks regarding series based on movie of the same title.
“The 4th Reich” drama focusing on neo-Nazi movement in South Boston. Robert DeNiro production. Announced in late January 2013
“Masters of The Air” (working title) World War II miniseries from Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks based on a book by Donald L. Miller. Rights acquired in mid January 2013.
“Blood Brothers” based on true story of the West Point Class of 1861 drama miniseries about military school friends and classmates torn apart by civil war. Project news surfaced in early January 2013
“Tomorrow” procedural drama about an FBI agent trapped in a time anomaly. Project has script-to-series commitment, if ABC accepts the script an automatic 13 episode series order will be issued.
“Crime” drama about rise of organized crime in 1960ies London. Written by by Oscar winner William Monahan.
“Bob’s New Heart Show” (working title) medical comedy focusing on young talented doctor who re-evaluates his life and priorities after receiving heart transplant. Conan O’Brien production. Project surfaced in early January 2013
“Twilight Zone” Reboot of the paranormal/mystery series. Director Bryan Singer has been signed to develop the show. Put in motion in mid December 2012.
Untitled comedy about freshly out of rehab woman who moves in with her conservative brother and his family. From creators of Mr. Sunshine. Natasha Lyonne attached as lead.
“Between Two Kings” comedy about single parent with sole custody of 11-year-old son moving in with his narcissistic father. Announced in mid December 2012.
“You’re Not Doing It Right” comedy about modern marriage and parenting. Based on a book by and starring Michael Ian Black.
[E!] “Gallerina” drama about young woman determined to break into the world of L.A. art.
“The Fosters” Comedy revolving around Gary Anthony Williams as a father with numerous foster children. Surfaced in mid December 2012.Unrelated project of the same title and similar storyline is awaiting pilot at ABC at the moment.
“People In New Jersey” comedy about life as seen through the eyes of brother and sister living in New Jersey. Cast: Topher Grace, Sarah Silverman
“Linda Green” blue-collar drama set in Boston about group of friends in their 30ies navigating through life and romances. Based on 2001 BBC series of the same title. Put in development in mid December 2012.
“Laughs Unlimited” drama about army medic with post traumatic stress disorder who returns from tour in Afghanistan to a divorce and custody battle and finds employment in a Sacramento P.D.
“DarkNet” paranormal drama about cyber crime investigators uncovering conspiracy to change the course of human evolution.
“Flesh And Blood” drama about a girl with a past who enters world of influential New York family. Announced in mid December 2012.
“WTF” dark comedy about four friends whose “bad luck suddenly turns into a golden opportunity”.
“We Hate Paul Revere” comedy revolving around two brothers’ dislike of a local industrialist set in Colonial Boston.
[Bravo] “Moguls” drama set in world of media bosses. Described as West Wing meets Newsroom.
“Upstairs” comedy about single average Joe living with trust fund kid and beautiful girl across the hall. Put in development in early December 2012.
Untitled small town cop comedy based on stan up routine by comedian/writer Hannibal Buress.
“Bastards” dramedy about Cuban-American family who discovers their father had a child with the family maid 25 years prior. Inheritance war ensues. Salma Hayek tp produce.
“Mrs. G’s Bigger Love” drama about a blogger who invents polygamist lifestyle for the purpose of her web persona, but is forced to cover up her real life after getting book deal. Based on an entry in Heather Gatticio’s blog “Derfwad Manor”. Jennifer Love Hewitt to produce.
“Rookie” comedy about young woman who tries to reinvent herself by becoming a cop. Announced at the start of December 2012.
“Jenni” pseudo real life comedy revolving around Jenni Rivera, single Latina singer-songwriter and her “struggles” through family life. Update December 9, 2012 – star of the planned show – Jenni Rivera died earlier on today in a plane crash in Northern Mexico.
[E!] Untitled romantic drama focusing on recently deceased young entertainment lawyer who decides to pursue a romance with alive woman while in limbo. Announced in early December 2012.
“Hit” Drama about two former high school jocks scouted by the Miami P.D. and assigned to special unit called HIT (High Impact Team). Based on an idea by Jamie Foxx.
“Badlands” drama about family struggling through hard times in rundown Wyoming mining town. Produced by Shawn Ryan. Project surfaced in news at the start of December 2012.
“I hunt killers” drama based around teenage son of an imprisoned serial killer who becomes a suspect in an investigation of copy-cat murders. Based on novel by Barry Lyga. Joel Silver to produce.
“Rubi” adaptation of south american telenovela of the same title about beautiful but poor young woman trying everything in her power to improve her life.
“Watchlist” drama revolving around three former special ops unit members trying to help one of his teammates after he gets accused of political assassination.
Untitled “Spartacus” spin off focusing on Julius Cesar.
“The Gilded Age” drama about lives of three 19th century New York millionaires. Script commitment refreshed in late November 2012.
[Cinemax] “The Sixth Family” based on true story drama about organized crime world changing in face of 9/11.
Untitled comedy based around sibling rivalry between two brothers after one of them opens a restaurant in their hometown. From writer of “Little Fockers”. Announced in late November 2012.
“The Happy Tree” comedy about big shot attorney who, after quitting his job due to a nervous breakdown and moving to Venice Beach finds himself involved in lobby for pot legalization.
Untitled comedy about man in mid thirties moving in with his parents to become the responsible guardian of the family. Project announced in late November 2012.
“The Messed Uptons” comedy about woman in mid thirties who after hitting rock bottom discovers she’s actually the most normal person in her family.
Untitled comedy with Kenan Thompson about a guy who moves in with his in-laws. Project surfaced in mid November 2012
“Blackwood” drama about young girl investigating mass disappearance. Based on book by by Gwenda Bond.
“Paranormal Housewives” drama about an all-female group of paranormal investigators. Julia Roberts will produce.
“Our Father” drama revolving around influential pastor with power, connections and enemies.
“iQuit” comedy about five friends from Berkeley several years after graduation compare their lives affected by the Internet.
“George Washington” (working title) biopic of American leader. David Seidler to write.
“Texas Rising” mini series about the formation and rise of the Texas Rangers.
Untitled drama set in world of rodeo riders.
“Graveyard Queen” drama about cemetery restorer with sixth sense pairing with homicide detective to solve murders. Based on novels by Amanda Stevens.
Untitled project set in the backstage of a fictional daytime soap and exploring romances and lives of the cast and crew.
“Sick” survival drama revolving around teenagers who escape containment after mysterious virus made adults allergic to young people.
“General” medical drama about trauma ward of a big city hospital.
“Night Hunters” crime drama about undercover NYC police officers who pose as taxi drivers.
[Amazon] “Dark Minions” futuristic comedy about two workers on an evil space station.
“Discounted” workplace comedy about two half sisters trying to keep family’s furniture store afloat. Fortune Feimster to play lead. Put in development in early November 2012.
“How To Grow Up” comedy about lawyer in mid thirties who’s life is changed when he discovers VHS tapes with messages to himself from when he was 10 years old.
“Grow The F**k Up” comedy about woman in mid forties and her relationship with college student in early 20ies.
“Meridian Hills” feminist emancipation drama set in 70ies midwest. Mila Kunis to produce.
“Tao of Martha” alternative reality sitcom revolving around lifestyle coach Martha Stewart as as a former party girl running disorganized house who decides to change her life after her husbands departure.
“Bar Scene” legal drama about team of misfit lawyers who start their own practice. Announced in early November 2012.
“Run Black” criminal drama about genius criminal who agrees to help FBI fight powerful crime syndicate to reduce his sentence.
“Slouching Toward Adulthood” comedy about dysfunctional family with adult kids still living at home. Based on the book of the same name by Sally Koslow. Put in development in early November 2012.
“Alex + Amy” romantic comedy about a relationship between a guy in his twenties and a woman decade his senior. Script commitment with penalty issues at the beginning of November 2012.
“Keep Swinging” comedy centered around geeky parents and their jock teenage kid. Based on Kindle e-novel by Rick Marin.
“Evolve” dystopian drama set two years after Los Angeles is sealed off due to a mysterious biological agent release. Based on the “Toxic City” trilogy of novels by Tim Lebbon. Alex Proyas to direct. Announced at the start of November 2012.
“The Guys” comedy about three men in later stages of their lives. This isn’t new project, it was originally put in development in April 2012, but pre production was recently rebooted with new writers. Tony Danza to star. Vince Vaughn to produce.
“Coup” thriller about a young American man whose wife is taken hostage in an overseas revolt. “Mad Men” writer involved.
“Hollywood & Vines” mystery drama set around three sisters of A list celebrity after she’s found dead in her pool.
“Olympus” action drama about special forces soldier who discovers he is descendant of the Greek Gods and man kind’s last hope. Put in development at the end of October 2012.
“Tribes” comedy about relations with large family through marriage. Based on Israeli series “Your Family Or Mine?”.
Untitled drama about selfish pop star who’s life turns upside down after fan claims he’s been miraculously cured by her touch.
“MILA 2.0” sci fi thriller about young woman who discovers she’s part of a government artificial intelligence project.
“My Korean Deli” Comedy about a man who buys a deli for his wife’s Korean parents. Based on book by Ben Ryder Howe.
“compliKATEd” comedy revolving around insecure woman with complicated life. Bonnie Hunt to star. Ben Stiller to produce.
“City Hall” political drama set in the East Bay of San Francisco and revolves around office of mayor of Oakland. Purchased around the end of October 2012.
“All Grown Up” comedy about a young man who moves back in with his parents after loosing his job finds help from his childhood toys that come to life.
Untitled coming-of-age comedy about growing up at military academy in the 1980s. Jack Black to produce. Put in development in late October 2012
Untitled project about three gay friends in San Francisco.
“Ran Quartet” medial drama centered on adult quadruplets. Based on Israeli series of the same title.
Untitled comedy project about airline executive trying to escape his bad luck. Brian Baumgartner is tipped as a lead. News surfaced in late October 2012
“Shadow Counsel” legal drama about ex military lawyer hired by the FBI as a behind off the record counsel in classified cases.
“Garage Bar” comedy about group of friends who experience upsides and downsides of fame after one of them becomes famous. Zach Braff to write/direct. Announced in late October 2012.
“The Return of Daniel” drama about missing child returning home after 13 years missing just to become prime suspect in murder of his abductors.
” Paradise Falls” drama about documentary filmmaker sent by a crime reality show to cover the murder trial in Paradise Falls, PA just to uncover corruption and crime.
Untitled comedy project about young nerdy overachiever who moves in with two promiscuous party girls. Jennifer Garner to produce. First look deal announced in late October 2012
Untitled comedy about father who after near-death experience attempts to convince his overly responsible son to live fun and immature youth to the fullest. Deal announced in late October 2012.
“Now What?” comedy about mother moving in with her daughter after the daughter publicly criticizes her in an internet blog. Jane Fonda attached.
“The Marathon Times” comedy about a notorious small town guy who becomes rich overnight and buys out his family business.
“The Commuters” comedy about co-workers and their daily drive from New Jersey to New York. Announced in late October 2012.
Untitled comedy project revolving around handyman from Queens who enters world of Upper West Side. Mark Consuelos to star.
“Married With Roommates” relationship comedy about two very different couples living together under one roof. Announced in late October 2012.
“The B Team” comedy about five regular guys who frustrated by dog eat dog world form superhero alliance without having any super powers at all and relying on their smarts instead.
“Spinsters” dating comedy about two women and one guy.
“Darkness Falls” procedural drama about FBI psychologist and a homicide specialist investigating murders.
“The Big Easy” supernatural mystery drama set in New Orleans revolving around part time trumpet player and paranormal investigator.
“Best Man” comedy about womanizer bachelor who helps his best friends wife deal with life after her husband runs off.
“Town And Gown” drama about formerly famous sports star and politician returning to his home town as head of university.
“Sea Of Fire” drama about small town torn apart by teenage pornographic film leading to murder and disappearances. Based on Dutch series “Vuurzee”.
“Frankenstein” modern day adaptation of the story based on novels by Dean Koontz. Announced in mid October 2012.
“Maddox” drama set in utopian, advanced in medicine and technology community.
Untitled drama project about newly hired assistant to formerly famous novelist suffering from writer’s block.
“High Maintenance” drama revolving around staff at an upscale Manhattan apartment building. Announced in mid October 2012.
“Beneath” supernatural drama about unusual powers released in a small town after energy company drills for natural gas.
“Metropolis” adaptation of British series of the same title about group of friends struggling to match their adult lives to expectations they had as college friends.
“The Inferno” soap about two New York restaurant owners hiring famous Italian chef to avoid bankruptcy just to get more than they bargained for. Gordon Ramsay to produce.
“Dirty Girls” comedy about group of female friends revealing their secret lives. Based on the book by Gillian Telling.
“House Calls” medical drama about three 24 hour concierge doctors in Boston. Jerry Bruckheimer to produce.
Untitled drama about recent college grad who becomes cash courier for criminal world. From the creators of “Hell On Wheels” .
“Rev” adaptation of British comedy of the same title about reverend in a small rural parish. Announced in mid October 2012.
“Man And Boy” comedy about eccentric returning to small town to reconnect with his nephew.
“True Story” comedy about two single mothers and two daughters in 70ties.
“I Love You Like A Brother” comedy project about youngest of three brothers trying to bring family together. Kevin Connolly involved.
“Warriors” medical drama following top doctors in state of the art cutting edge medical facility. Project purchase announced in mid October 2012.
“Last Stop Savannah” legal drama about Chicago attorney who loses his state license and returns to his hometown of Savannah to work in a small firm with his daughter.
Untitled dramedy soap about “a woman returning with her teenage son to live with her rock-n-roll family in Laurel Canyon”.
“Life As I Blow It” comedy based on book by Sarah Colonna about two sisters living together after one of them lose her job.
Untitled half hour comedy about cartoonist who’s real life experiences clash with idealized married life depicted in his comic strip. Canadian Shaw Media involved. Project purchase news surfaced in mid October 2012.
“Manchild” workplace comedy about pharmacist in his thirties who after end of relationship wants to explore all the fun he missed in his twenties.
“The George Clooney Manifesto” comedy about single woman who after life full of disappointing dates decides to act like George Clooney and live her life to the fullest.
Untitled comedy series based on life of designer/stylist Rachel Zoe. Project sold in mid October 2012.
“Granny Is My Wingman” comedy about dating lives of a twenty-something woman and her grandmother. Based on blog by Kayli Stollak.
“Fivehead” comedy based on teenage home and school experiences of model Tyra Banks. Put in development in mid October 2012.
“The Cisco Kid” modern day take on the story of handsome outlaw and his faithful sidekick. Salma Hayek to produce.
“F*ck I’m In My Twenties” comedy project about young women post graduates in big city. Based on blog and book by Emma Koenig. Put in development in early November 2012.
Untitled modern day version of Bonnie and Clyde story. Similar miniseries is currently developed by History.
“Pros & Cons” procedural in which young FBI agent discovers her absentee father is a master thief. Project sold in early October 2012.
“Sex Diaries” dramedy about romantic involvements and lives of ten different New Yorkers who are unknowingly interconnected with each other.
“Whites” (working title) americanized version of BBC comedy about kitchen and floor staff of exclusive boutique restaurant. Put in development in early October 2012.
Untitled comedy about work set up where two completely opposite characters must manage a work team together.
“#Resistance” drama about San Francisco Police Department female detective who after being fired for not following procedures gets secretly hired as an undercover officer posing as a vigilante, allowing her to stay outside the law to serve justice.
Untitled comedy project based on John Legend’s life experience revolving around young guy who becomes legal guardian to his own siblings while trying to juggle growing career and lavish social life. Announced in early October 2012.
Untitled comedy project from Ty Burrell about comedy about two city families who buy the only store in a tiny rural village in Oregon. Script commitment with penalty surfaced in early October 2012
“Bennet” procedural drama revolving around New York detective. Based on book series by James Patterson. Unusual script to 13-episode commitment, if script is purchased, the show will be ordered straight to series.
“The Motherload” mother-daughter comedy .
“20-Nothings” comedy inspired by stories from a blog where the unpaid Hollywood assistants share their grievances and stories about their bosses.
“Dirty Laundry” marriage/parenthood comedy. Sold in early October 2012.
“Nobody Trusts Maz” multiethnic comedy about life in multicultural America revolving around comedian Maz Jobrani. Development announced in early October 2012.
“Legacy” – modern day version of Dickens’ “Great Expectations”. Yes. Another one. Deborah Martin Chase to produce.
“Expectations” – modern day version of Dickens’ “Great Expectations”. Reese Witherspoon to produce.
“Bad Company” action comedy based on characters from video game “Battlefield: Bad Company”. Project put in development in early October 2012. Hey Fox, “Team Fortress” would be better!
“Gen Mishima” thrilled following journalist and a FBI agent who investigate an underground world run by highly intelligent kids trained as super leaders as a part a discontinued government project. Based on Chilean series of the same title.
“Hood” modern take on Robin Hood story with an Iraq War veteran returning to his lands in an upstate New York county just to find it run by ruthless bankers and a corrupt police department.
“Midnighters” drama about people born at the stroke of midnight who have access to the 25th hour of the day. Based on Alloy sci-fi/fantasy book trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. From the creators of “Chuck”. Script purchase announced in early October 2012.
Untitled drama about three different families who discover they share the same biological father.
“My Boss Is My Roommate” comedy about an “entitled” boss moving in with his reluctant but loyal employee, amidst life crisis.
Untitled comedy about university feminist who moves to L.A to become an assistant professor and ends up moving in with two “objectified” cheerleader type females. Elizabeth Banks to produce.
“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.
Untitled mocumedy/pretend “unreal life” comedy revolving around life of standup comic Tommy Johnagin. Deal announced in early October 2012.
“I Guess I Do” comedy about green card marriage between a British playboy and a psychology student who decides to write her dissertation on her husband.
Untitled musical dramedy focusing on thirty plus years old songwriter, author of most love songs of his generation but found no luck in love.
Untitled multi-generational family show from Peter Murrieta.
“Leisure Club” comedy about group of people living in a retirement community who “revert back to the archetypes they were in high school”. Script purchase commitment announced in early October 2012.
Untitled half hour comedy about divorced father with two sons who quickly falls in love with a cop who has very little experience with children. “Private Practive” Kate Walsh to produce.
Untitled comedy about two brothers moving their two very opposite families into the same house. Project purchase announced in early October 2012.
“Wendy & Peter” comedy about single working mom and her genius tech billionaire son. Reese Witherspoon set to produce.
“Taming Of The Shrew” half hour comedy about office staff attempts to tame a grandeur tyrant CEO. Will Shakespeare not involved, Julia Roberts to produce. Announced at the beginning of October 2012.
“Birthright” drama about hair to one of New York’s wealthiest families returning home as war hero just to be arrested for murdering his younger brother over the woman they both fell for.
Untitled comedy about thirty something re-entering the dating world for the first time in ten years.
“Montauk” thriller focusing on one of the biggest conspiracies in American history in the small town of Montauk, Long Island. No, I don’t know which conspiracy, it’s kept under wraps. Ryan Murphy to produce.
“The Centurion” drama about elite force marine who returns after a near-fatal accident in combat to his old career as police detective to fulfill promise he made to God in a moment of peril.
“Dakota” drama revolving around family of land owners during oil boom. From the writers behind “Alias”. Announced at the beginning of September 2012.
“Adultish” comedy set up around thirty plus year old couples trying to match their immaturity to what’s expected of them as adults.
Untitled comedy project about couple’s life becoming more complicated when Uruguayan parents move in to help with their kids.
” Murder Bitches” cop drama about two young female detectives. From the creator of “Mentalist”.
“The Mix” dramedy focusing on lives of five women who run morning talk show. Project set up announced at the beginning of October 2012.
“I Hate LA Dudes” comedy about young journalist working on a Internet talk show while exploring complicated rules of the LA dating scene.
Untitled heist drama about army special forces team who after being betrayed choose path of crime to go after those responsible for the deaths of their unit.
“The Swamp” comedy about college marching band. Development announced end of September 2012.
“11th Commandment” drama about CIA secret operative working as most deadly assassin trying to retire to spend more time with his wife and family just to see the two lives collide. Based on book by Jeffrey Archer.
“This Thing Called Love” comedic mocumentary focusing on relationships through the eyes of several different couples.
Untitled project show about partners at the Boston Police Department split by one of them getting fired and being replaced by a young female officer. From creator of “House” and co-creator of “Rescue Me”.
“Your Medical Mind” medical drama about surgeon and internist couple working together in the same hospital. Based on book by Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband
“Near Dead” drama about New York cop who starts going through old unsolved cases after his near death experience gives him new perspective. News surfaced at the end of September 2012.
“Motor City Shakedown” legal drama about inexperienced defense lawyer teaming up with experienced lawyer who’s fallen from grace. Based on novel by Jonathan Wakins. From creator of “Medium”
“Edison” period crime drama revolving around young Thomas Edison set in 1880s Manhattan. Project announced in late September 2012
Untitled drama about three women who break into New York’s beauty industry by developing a product with secret recipe.
“Miss Most Likely” comedy about 28 year old woman who runs away from home to big city to start new life. Mandy Moore attached. Deal with penalty announced in late September 2012.
“Live From Our Living Room” unusual family comedy which will be shot and broadcasted live.
“The Notorious Mollie Flowers” comedy set in New Jersey about charitable person who decides to drop the do-gooder act and focus on her own life after being falsely accused of crime.
“Please Knock” comedy about A-list actor who moves back to the New York building where his parents live to regain touch with reality. Loosely based on Ben Stiller’s life. Sold to network in mid September 2012.
“Must Be Nice” comedy about generation gap between two sisters born 7 years apart. Zoey Deschanel produces.
“A Knight’s Tale” serialization of movie comedy (with Heath Ledger) of the same title about poor man with solid fighting skills accidentally becoming tournament knight in medieval Europe. Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore involved. News surfaced in mid September 2012.
“Wake Up Call” friends ensemble comedy from Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone.
“Party Girls” half hour workplace comedy about a party planner.
“No Worries” comedy about grown up man trying to settle down just to discover all of his friends and family try to escape adulthood. From head writer of “The Office”. Script commitment plus penalty received in mid September 2012
Untitled family show about an immigrant mother and two Americanized children running restaurant. From head writer of “The Office”.
“America’s Son” contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in modern day Washington D.C. political scene.
Untitled thriller project untitled about murder and cover up in New York.
“Gaslight” steampunk soap about three families fighting for power in San Francisco. News surfaced in mid September 2012.
“My Inappropriate Life” comedy about career woman with family and stay-at-home husband. Based on biographical novel by Heather McDonald.
“Midnight, Mass.” comic book adaptation involving husband and wife paranormal investigator team based in Midnight, Massachusetts.
“Chosen” drama project revolving around family with a teenage daughter identified as a reincarnated prophet of a South American religion. Script commitment with “significant” penalty announced in mid September 2012. FX network plans animated series of the same title in 2013.
Untitled medical drama revolving around tech billionaire diagnosed with terminal disease who decides to spend his wealth by building hospital and assembling team of top doctors to find cure.
“Wunderland” modern day take on “Alice in Wonderland” in present day Los Angeles.
“Vigilant” drama about daughter of a police detective forced to work for corrupt superior taking on vigilante identity to fight for justice. Project sold in mid September 2012.
“The Brew Crew” comedy about two brothers running brewery in a small town in Oregon. Project purchase announced mid September 2012
“Rise & Fall” thriller about the events surrounding the kidnapping of a wealthy Chicago businesswoman.
“Embrace” drama about young woman who discovers that she is half angel and a puzzle piece in war between fallen angels and their earthly protectors. Based on novel by Jessica Shirvington. News surfaced in mid September 2012.
“The Prodigy” drama about young CIA operative attempting to infiltrate FBI in search of double agents. Script purchase with penalty announced in mid September 2012
“Skin Deep” soap drama revolving around family run cosmetics company.
“Starting Up” comedy about two young adults forming a startup company while negotiating adult life.
Untitled drama brilliant doctor that has “fallen from grace”.
“Copeland Prep” drama set in top secondary school competitiveness of which is turning its students into monsters. Announced in mid September 2012
Untitled project about a small Colorado town where the residents discover that “their lives are being manipulated by forces beyond their control”.
“Capturing Crazy” comedy about a young woman who starts filming documentary about her own family to prove that they are all crazy.
“A Kingdom Far Away” Fairytale/fantasy adventure series about a family fighting for survival in a magical land where monsters are real. Development announced in early September 2012.
Untitled comedy about widow who is trying to move on with her life. From creator of “Retired At 35”
“Holidays” A story of a large multi-cultural family shown only as episodes of their breaks and holidays.
Untitled comedy about newly married man who unexpectedly discovers he has big family. Project announced in early September 2012.
“White House Confidential” Washington D.C. political soap project through the eyes of a young female doctor. Script purchase indicated in early September 2012.
“Vanishing Point” Drama about NY lawyer’s climb to fame suddenly halted by an unexpected health issue. Angela Basset linked to main role. Script purchase with penalty announced in September 2012.
“Acts Of Valor” series about Navy Seals based on a movie of the same title. No network attached yet.
Untitled comedy project about couple trying to conceive. Based on a short story “Faith” by Nick Hornby. Announced in early September 2012
Untitled comedy project from Jon Favreau about divorced father with shared custody who moves into a building full of singles. News surfaced in early September 2012
“Bastards” comedy about family that has never met each other from “Horrible Bosses” director.
“L.A. Woman” Female spy drama set in the 1970s Los Angeles. From creator of “Justified” Script purchase in early September 2012.
Untitled sitcom loosely based on Cee Lo Green’s relationship with ex-wife and kids.
“Boiling Point” Drama about two former members of a boy band who open a private detective agency to a Sunset Strip has beens to earn their living after their short fame. Script commitment reported in early September 2012
“Diva. Clown. Killer” Comedy about eigthies rock diva and her son who works as party clown to cover for his real job as assassin. From the creator of “Sons Of Anarchy”.
Untitled drama about Manhattan trauma surgeon who suddenly becomes a single mother.
“The Good Shepherd” drama based on characters from 2006 cold war spy thriller movie of the same title. Eric Roth, will write the series adaptation, Robert De Niro set to direct.
Untitled drama about family life turned upside down by disappearance of successful New York mother. From “Six Feet Under” screenwriter Kate Robin. Script purchase with penalty announced in early September 2012
“Downtown Dragons” Martial arts drama project about territorial wars in underworld of today’s Chinatown. Development announced early September 2012.
“Bad Seeds” comedy project about bunch of teenagers teaming up to bring vigilante justice to bullies. Script interest announced early September 2012.
Untitled “hipster project” – comedy about geeky anthropology student who house shares with Brooklyn hipsters.
“Injustice” Courtroom drama based on British TV series. “Law & Order” scribes involved. Announced at the beginning of September.
“Trending Down” dark comedy about businessman in mid thirties who’s in a process of early retirement due to his company being taken over. News sources reported preliminary prep for casting indicating that the pilot deal might imminent. Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans, Robin Weigert
“My Life, Deleted” drama project based on Scott Bolzan’s memoir about living with a permanent retrograde amnesia. Deal announced end of August 2012
Untitled drama project about FBI agent who prevents domestic terrorist attack and becomes an hero celeb. Announced end of August 2012
Untitled comedy based on Joey Pigza book series by Jack Gantos. News reported end of August 2012
“Double Felix” drama about a man who in a process of regaining memory after traumatic accident discovers he might have been involved in terrorism plot.
“Fred and Marilyn” Comedy script about a man and his domineering mother. Reported end of August 2012
Untitled sci fi drama about detective investigating first robot-on-human murder possibly leading to humanoid robot rebellion.
Untitled dramedy based on based on childhood of country music star Miranda Lambert. News surfaced end of August 2012.
“The Second Coming of Rob” Comedy about a man who reunites with his old college friends after divorce. From John Ross Bowie and Kevin Sussman. Purchase announced end of August 2012
“Girls With Guns” Drama about two sisters whose family moved to Israel, where women are drafted into the army. Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker to produce. Development announced end of August 2012
“Athena” drama project based on graphic novel about a woman who discovers she’s the Greek goddess Athena. Script commitment issued end of August 2012
Untitled relationship comedy about father moving in together with daughter and her roommate after she accidentally breaks up her parent’s marriage. News surfaced end of August 2012
“Big City” Comedy about suburban family moving to big city from writer-producers behind “30 Rock”. Deal with significant penalty announced in late August 2012
Untitled pandemic drama from J. Michael Straczynski. Jada Pinkett Smith producing. Script-to-series commitment, should ABC accept the script it will issue 13-episode series order. Announced in late August 2012
“Wrecking Ball” Drama about member of influential political teaming up with young assistant to solve “underdog” cases after his Congressional campaign fails. This project hails from 2008, it had pilot order but plug was pulled at the last minute. New script commitment issued in late August 2012
“Cyrano” Contemporary political comedy based on Cyrano De Bergerac. Michael Oates Palmer to write. Announced in August 2012
“Make It Work” Comedy about a man who, after proposing to his girlfriend, finds out he has a young daughter with his previous girlfriend. Announced late August 2012
“Patients required” Comedy about young pediatrician joining family practice run by his mother he doesn’t get along with.
“Square Roots” Comedy of young married couple living among family of engineers trying to fix their life. Sounds derivative of ABC’s “Dumb F*ck”. Project purchased in late August 2012
“20′s Vs 30′s” Comedy about decade in life of sisters and their friends. Project purchased in late August 2012
Untitled comedy about mother moving in with daughters and disrupting their life. Aly and AJ Michalka rumoured as leads. Script commitment in late August 2012
“The Keys” Cop drama set in Florida Keys from Gary Scott Thompson. Project purchased in late August 2012
“All The Single Ladies” (working title) Comedy about single woman in late thirties questioning the need for marriage. Based on 2011 article in Atlantic Monthly. Cast: Charity Shea, Letoya Luckett,Damien Wayans, Lesley-Ann Brandt
“Taboo” Soap about undercover psychological profiler for the FBI who falls for the man she’s investigating. Purchase announced in late August 2012
“Have Gun – Will Travel” Reboot of 1950ies western series about gunfighter settling problems for living. David Mamet writes.
Untitled project which follows Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as young men as they form an investigative firm in what’s described by “steampunk New Orleans”. Jason Richman and David Zebel script. Script commitment announced mid August 2012.
“The B-Sides” Woman in mid thirties reunited with her high school friends after divorce. Script commitment issued mid August 2012
“Hench” Regular Joe decides to work for super villains in order to support his family. Penned by “Prime Suspect US” writer Alexandra Cunningham. News of series development surfaced mid August 2012
“Couple Time” Based on webisodes of the same title about a couple in Los Angeles. Ellen DeGeneres executive producing. Rights purchased mid August 2012
Untitled romcom about 30+ female attorney joining Chicago law firm. Ally McBeal much? Fox outbid other networks for the script mid August 2012
“Burns & Cooley” medical procedural drama about two neurosurgeons at a New York hospital. Script purchased mid August 2012
“Dumb F*ck” Average guy is forced to move in with his wife’s family of super geniuses. Script commitment in mid August 2012
“Angie’s Body” Sopranesque drama about woman running crime syndicate. Jodie Foster is set to direct. Rob Fresco (“Jericho”) to write the script.
Untitled “Southern Gothic” set in New Orleans from creators of “Ringer”. Script deal made mid August 2012
“Buda Bridge” Crime story that takes place in Brussels, Belgium in the near future. HBO ordered pilot script mid August 2012
“A Welcome Grave” Private investigator finds himself a suspect in multiple police investigations. Based on Michael Koryta novel. Rights acquired August 2012
“Gun Machine” Drama about a New York City detective who finds stash of guns, each related to different unsolved murder. Based on upcoming novel by Warren Ellis. Development started early August 2012
“Freakonomics” Police procedural drama about alternative economics academic appointed by the Mayor of San Diego to run special task force. Kelsey Grammer as producer.
“Conquest” Period drama about conflict between Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes and the last ruler of the Aztec empire Moctezuma II. Imagine TV production.Ron Howard to direct. Jose Rivera to script. This is going to happen. Announced end of July 2012
“Founding Fathers” Story about Afghanistan veteran returning to his texan small town to find it run by militia. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura created. Pitch accepted End of July 2012.
Untitled Bonnie and Clyde story. Designed as four 1h episode mini series.
“Rambo” drama series based on character created by Sylvester Stallone in eighties. Sly involved and also considered as lead. Surfaced in late August 2013.
“Exorcist” drama based on characters from William Peter Blatty novel. Jeremy Slater’s script apparently pitched around by Morgan Creek in early August 2013.
Untitled “L.A. Confidential” sequel is apparently being shopped to various networks by the creator of 90ies cinema hit.
“Saboteurs” international drama series about the underground resistance in Nazi-occupied Paris during World War II. Production company interest rumoured in early April 2013.
“Napoleon” miniseries from Stanley Kubrick treasure chest about notorious French leader. Steven Spielberg is reportedly developing the project.
Freemantle media is reportedly looking to remake Canal Plus supernatural drama “Les Revenants” for English audience. News surfaced in mid January 2013.
Sky and Canal+ are discussing possibility of joint English-French adaptation of scandinavian crime series “Broen”. Separate English language adaption was already greenlit earlier on this year by FX, but perhaps the two foreign networks want to try with alternative take? Surfaced in early January 2013.
Sarah Michele Gellar is allegedly attached to untitled mum comedy project at 20th Century Fox TV. Leaked in early January 2013
Moulin Rouge scribe is reportedly working on serial adaptation of Kimberly Cutter’s “The Maid” retelling story of Joan of Arc. No network is currently attached to the project. Rumored in late December 2012
“Z” USA network is reportedly exploring modern day Zorro series. Rumors surfaced in mid December 2012.
“Hitlerland” Nazi rise to power in 30ies Germany seen through the eyes of American diplomats. Based on book by Andrew Nagorski. Freemantle Media reviews the project.
“Waterworld” Syfy is reportedly exploring possibility of remaking movie starring Kevin Costner into TV show.
Untitled comedy project written for The Daily Show’s Jason Jones and produced by Steve Carell.
“The Day I Shot Cupid” dating comedy based on book by Jennifer Love Hewitt. She would also produce this adaptation.
Untitled series of modern adaptations of William Shakespeare plays. Johnny Depp’s production company involved.
“Shannara” Fantasy show based on Terry Brooks’ book series from Sonar Entertainment and Farah Films.
Unconfirmed reports that Luke Perry And Jennie Garth, castmates of “Beverly Hills, 90210” are developing a sitcom together.
“Patron Saints” drama about group of people helping others in hopeless situations. From scribe behind “Spartacus”. ABC Studios to develop, network to be announced. News surfaced end of August 2012
MGM TV is toying with idea of tuning musical “Fame” into scripted series with 21st century celeb obsessed world twist. Announced end of August 2012
Untitled comedy with Mo Mandel loosely based on his relationship with his brother. Reported FOX interest in late August 2012.
“Blake’s 7” Remake of British series about renegades and criminals escaped from a prison planet. Syfy developing.
Untitled mini series about John Luther’s (“Luther”) psychopath killer sidekick Alice Morgan is being explored by Neil Cross and BBC.
“Forever” Drama following a man who remains immortal if he never ventures beyond the island of Manhattan. Based on Pete Hamill’s novel, Robert Redford is looking into developing it independently and finding target channel later.
“The Beach” Drama about the “off the grid” commune living on a remote island based on Alex Garland’s novel and a movie adaptation of the same title. Purchased by Fox, initial script assigned to Andrew Miller, the scribe behind “The Secret Circle”. News surfaced in August 2012
Untitled series about interpreter at the United Nations New York HQ involved in political and military issues around the world. Received NBC script commitment early in August 2012
“Noir” Live action version of Japanese anime series about female assassins of the same title for Starz. In development since 2011. In July 2012 it was hinted that the series was looking for the third set of writers.
Untitled project for FOX from “House” executive producers Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner. Multi-arc drama on naval aircraft carrier, following both daily life and death stories of the crew and a multithreaded long arc plot involving murder and investigation by a female fighter pilot. Script commitment from Fox reported on August 1, 2012
CBS is looking to reboot “Brady Bunch”. Vince Vaughn serves as producer. Development started end of July 2012.
Untitled Dan Harmon (“Community”) comedy series for CBS (in addition to blind deal signed with FOX). Announced Aug 1
“Hard Up” Comedy about four close male friends. Based on the Israeli series Asfur. Fox bought rights from original creators.
Untitled 1950ies Area 51 show skewed more towards governments secrets than aliens is being explored by AMC
“I Hate Other People’s Kids” half an hour comedy by Gotham Group is reportedly pitched to ABC
“The Intern Files” half an hour drama, Gotham Group negotiates with ABC/
Untitled family drama about siblings inheriting investment firm from Psych creator Steve Franks with writers of Terra Nova Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett for USA Network.
“Powers” – FX is apparently rewriting, recasting and preparing to re-pitch pilot for Brian Michael Bendis’ comic book based sci fi procedural drama after Jason Patrick/Lucy Punch pilot for the same idea failed last year.
Untitled Barbarella project from makers of “Drive” and Canal Plus studio.
“Speak American” half-hour single-camera comedy about accent-reduction coach with unconventional methods. From “Royal Pains” co-creator Andrew Lenchewski. USA Network project.
Untitled series based on Japanese “Battle Royale” films – an alternative “very near future” timeline where underperforming high school classes are randomly selected to waste each other on a remote island in battle to the last man standing for TV entertainment. The CW explores the option.
Untitled Dan Harmon (“Community”) comedy series for FOX.
“The League of Pan” Alternative modern day Lost Boys/Peter Pan story. 20th Century Fox TV is behind project.
“Dark Tower” Fantasy, horror and western adventure based on Stephen King series. HBO is interested in continuation of 2013 motion picture of the same title as series. Russell Crowe attached. Talks of development since 2011. Plans are 3 movies and two limited run TV series.
“Hobgoblin” Historical fantasy revolving group of magicians and conmen attempting to bring down Hitler during World War II. Darren Aaronofsky involvement rumoured, HBO interested, in on/off development since 2011.
“American Gods” Americana mythological fantasy based on novel by Neil Gaiman. Tom Hanks production company involved, grandeur plans of six seasons. No production details since summer 2011 though. Originally planned for landing some time in mid 2013.
“Vlad Dracula” Judging by the title, probably series about blood donors. From J. Michael Straczynski & Roy Lee. Starz interested. Slightly late to the party considering NBC’s order above.
“React” Black Ops drama based on true story for TNT. The writer of “Suits” and producer of “Bones” involvement speculated.
“Sleep No More” – Showtime is reportedly in talks with “Hung” co-creators Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson about supernatural series – former inhabitants of a small town come back from dead.
“Incursion” – scifi series about group of soldiers fighting alien race. From creator of “Spartacus” Steven DeKnight. Starz pickup most likely. Proof of concept initial shoot done in July 2012
“Now And Then” based on 90ies girl flick of the same title. ABC Production.
“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. Pilot greenlit at the end of January 2013. Cast: Josh Salatin, Will Rothhaar, Mykelti Williamson, Alano Miller. Production postponed in late March 2013 due to unavailability of the aircraft carrier for immediate rental and previous engagements of the actors selected for leads.
“Donor Party” single camera comedy about bachelor who discovers he has multiple children after being a sperm donor in his early adulthood. Project was postponed in early March 2013 due to difficulty casting the lead. Rainn Wilson and Seann William Scott were considered.
“Weird Desk” Mystery/UFO drama that centers on top secret access all areas organization investigating paranormal events. Straight to 13-episode order. Premiere was originally planned for summer 2013. As of mid December 2012 project is now on hold.
PROJECTS DEAD TO BE RETOOLED
“SAGA” fantasy drama about author of epic novels gets kidnapped into the very world of her books. New writer assigned at the end of August 2013.
“The McCarthys” comedy about big Irish catholic family from Boston. Put pilot commitment issued at the beginning of October 2012. Pilot green lit mid January 2013. Cast: Jack McGee, Jacki Weaver, Jake Lacy, Joey McIntyre, Jimmy Dunn. Re-piloting began at the beginning of August 2013. Jack McGee & Joey McIntyre return confirmed.
[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.
“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. Rejected in May 2013. Pulled out of dead and buried pile at the end of June 2013 with request of three more scripts and extension to cast contracts.
“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 in May 2013. 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 in May 2013. Another rewrite commissioned in June 2013.
“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:
Mandy Moore, 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 comedy.
“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 DEAD AND BURIED
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.
“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,
Josh Rabinowitz, Mike Castle
“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
“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
“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 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
“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
“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
“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,
“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
“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. At the end of June 2013 show was put in contention with cast extension clause.
“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
“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
“Holding Patterns” comedy focusing on group of friends whose lives completely change after they survive a plane crash. Cast: Humphrey Kerr, Chyler Leigh,
Robert Buckley, Kate Lang Johnson, Luka Jones, Nelson Franklin, Oscar Nuñez, Erinn Hayes
“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:
Majandra Delfino, 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. New cast: Yael Grobglas, Sean Patrick Thomas, Peta Sergeant, Celia Massingham, Lucien Laviscount, Louise Lombard, Ben Aldridge, Melanie Liburd
[Bravo] “The Joneses” Family drama about family moving to suburbs based on 2009 indie film of the same name that starred Demi Moore and David Duchovny. ABC pitch failed but Bravo picked pilot in July 2012. In early March 2013 pilot production was pushed due to difficulties in casting. By the end of March 2013 creator and studio mutually agreed to part their ways.
“Hot Mess” soap that follows woman in between boyfriends and a circle of her friends. In late March 2013 project’s creator and executive producer Lauren Iungerich has departed the pilot t and soon after the network decided to abandon the project. Cast: Annabelle Stephenson, Matthew Atkinson, Mathew Botuchis, Johnny Pacar, Shoshana Bush, Jake Sandvig
“Cinnamon Girl” Renee Zellweger created and produced series about group of female friends among 1960s/early 1970s Los Angeles music scene. Cast: Allie MacDonald, Alexis Knapp, Brooke Anne Smith, Jade Barrett and Sebastian Piggott. After reviewing the pilot in mid February 2013 network had decided not to go forward with the project
“The Secret Lives of Wives” (working title) Based on book by Iris Krasnow about marriages of four different women. Cast: Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Lauren Bittner, Kim Raver, Joe Flanigan. After reviewing pilot in mid January 2013 network will not be going forward with the project.
“Guilty” Defense attorney falsely convicted of fraud and stripped of license helps solving crimes. With: Cuba Gooding Jr, Jay Harrington, Julian Morris “Hollywood Reporter” reckons studio passed. All the lead actors had their “options” extended in June 2012, with possibility of the show being picked to series for fall 2013 season. In mid January 2013 network has officially passed on the project.
“Kings Of Van Nuys” Unbelievably the dreaded remake of British “Only Fools And Horses” received order for the second pilot after getting rejected following first pilot screening last year. As of end of August 2012 ABC ordered “retooling”. Almost entire cast and crew returns: John Leguizamo, Christospher Lloyd, Wendi McLendon-Covey,Dustin Ybarra, BJ Bales. In early December 2012 after screening the second pilot, ABC execs decided not to go forward with the project. Project is now considered dead for the second time.
“The Farm” – spin-off “The Office” about Dwight Shrute and his family. Cast: Rainn Wilson, Majandra Delfino, Matt Jones. Network passed on the offer end of October 2012.
“Mockingbird Lane” remake of CBS black and white sitcom “The Munsters” (closely resembles Adams Family universe). With: Eddie Izzard, Portia de Rossi, Jerry O’Connell, Mason Cook, Charity Wakefield. From Bryan Fuller (“Pushing Daisies”). Bytes the dust as NBC announced at the beginning of October 2012 they are not going to pick the pilot to series. Pilot will air in Halloween segment 2012 as stand alone movie. At the end of December 2012 Brian Fuller twitted confirming the project is dead and buried.
“Scent of the Missing” K-9 Search and Rescue volunteer plus golden retriever. With Tricia Helfer, Eric Winter and Summer Glau. TNT rejected pilot in mid June 2o12
“Tin Star” Western drama. With Cam Gigandet, Keith Carradine, Shannon Lucio and Eric Lange. TNT decided not to greenlight it in mid June 2012.
PILOT MADE BUT BENCHED/FROZEN/STATUS UNKNOWN
“Trooper” Originally pitched to CBS in February 2012 story of a mother turned state trooper in NY county. Jerry Bruckheimer production. Original benched CBS pilot cast included Mira Sorvino, Jay Hernandez, Timothee Chalamet, Quinn Shephard, Lily Pilblad, Anna Wood. Mira Sorvino returns as lead for the second pilot. Announced in early September 2012. Pilot 2 Cast: Mira Sorvino, Brooke Nevin, Alimi Ballard, Alex Shaffer, Eion Bailey. Following pickup of “King & Maxwell” second pilot did not secure series order and the project is shelved for the third time.
[Cinemax] “Hurt People” Mafia hitman drama originally planned with William Petersen. Pilot ordered in April for fall season. Reports of Petersen’s exit from the project surfaced end of August 2012
“Midnight Sun” FBI investigates disappearances among commune in Alaska. Based on Israeli series ‘Timrot Ashan’. With: Julia Stiles, Emma Bell, Titus Welliver, Daniella Pineda. Pitched in spring for fall season. “Hollywood Reporter” reckons studio passed.
“The Asset” CIA agent who acquires intel all over the world under cover as a photojournalist. With: Ali Larter, Hamish Linklater, Bradley Whitford. Filmed in late spring. “Hollywood Reporter” reckons studio passed.
“Rogue” Mysterious rogue agent/assassin pairs with teenage girl to reveal truth behind her father’s death. Angela Bassett, Julian McMahon , Rick Schroder, Saxon Sharbino , Louise Lombard. Reportedly rejected by network.
“Frontier” 19th century explorer/western cross country adventure drama. With: Bridget Regan, Ethan Embry, Jake McLaughlin. Ordered in February.
“Widow Detective” Decorated police detective becomes surrogate husband and father to the families of his fallen in line of duty partners. With: John Corbett, Natalie Martinez, Jennifer Beals, Paula Marshall “Hollywood Reporter” reckons project is dead.
“Bad Girls” Federal all female prison story from producers of “Shameless” With: Amy Smart, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jamie Pressly. Pitched in March, pilot ordered. “Hollywood Reporter” reckons studio passed.
“Beautiful People” Near future sci fi where humans co-exist with mechanical androids that look like people but are treated like second-class citizens. With: Francis Conroy, James Murray, Tovah Feldshuh, Andrea Parker, Jud Tylor, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Madisen Beaty and Cody Christian. Ordered in January. “Hollywood Reporter” reckons studio passed.
“Susan 313” Comedy about bouncing back from breakup. With: Sarah Silverman, Ken Leung, Jeff Goldblum, June Diane Raphael. Made in March for fall season. “Hollywood Reporter” reckons studio passed.
“Nic and Jen” Two lifelong friends broken up by husband comedy. With Minnie Driver, Andrea Anders, Rachel Dratch, Josh Hopkins. Made in spring. “Hollywood Reporter” reckons studio passed.
“Downwardly Mobile” Comedy about trailer park owners. With: Roseanne Barr, John Goodman. Pilot pitched in early spring. “Hollywood Reporter” reckons studio passed.
“Happy Valley” Breakup recoil comedy. With: Mena Survari, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Sarah Wright “Hollywood Reporter” reckons project is dead.
“Dark Horse” – Mystery meets dark political thriller. Roland Emmerich directs. Max Thieriot, Gabriella Wilde, Yaya DaCosta, Linus Roache, Martin Landau, Laila Robins, Monique Curnen
[MRC] “Knifeman” – Story of a self-educated surgeon with unorthodox ways to uncover the secrets of the human body. David Cronenberg involved. With: Tim Roth
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