/Original post date July 20, 2013 – last update August 3, 2014/ Upcoming TV shows to broadcast between September 2013 and end of end of summer 2014. The list, as every year, does not include cartoons, documentaries, reality shows and kids series (titles where main cast or over 50% of actors are under 16). It’s work in progress, descriptions and air times will be updated constantly as soon as I get more info (usually once a week). If you have any updates, please use comments section at the bottom of the page to message me.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” [RENEWED] (formerly “S.H.I.E.L.D.”) Marvel universe superhero adjuscent show from writer-director Joss Whedon exploring backstage work of Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division as known from “The Avengers”. Pilot ordered end of August 2012. Full 22 episode season pickup in October 2013. Cast: Clark Gregg , Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ian De Caestecker, Chloe Bennet. ABC Tuesdays 8:00/7:00c Premiered on September 24, 2013
“Tomorrow People” [CANCELLED]
sci fi show about international group of evolutionally advanced people with special powers fighting evil. Remake of 1970ies British show of the same title. Project surfaced in mid November 2012. Pilot was green lit at the end of January 2013. More scripts ordered in October 2013 Cast: Peyton List, Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, Mark Pellegrino, Madeleine Mantock. ABC Wednesdays 9:00/8:00c Premiered on October 9, 2013
“Almost Human” [CANCELLED]
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 was announced in early September 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Michael Ealy, Lili Taylor, Michael Irby, Mackenzie Crook, Minka Kelly, Karl Urban, Mekia Cox. FOX Mondays 8:00/7:00c Premiered Sunday, November 17, 2013. Continues Monday, November 18, 2013. Cancelled after airing 13 episodes.
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. Plus usual addition of procedural twist. Cast: Josh Holloway, Michael Rady, James Martinez, Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, John Billingsley. CBS Mondays 10:00/9:00c Premiered January 13, 2014. Preview on January 7.
“Star-Crossed” [CANCELLED] (formerly: “Oxygen”)
alien drama following near future high school program attempting to integrate a group of stranded and forcefully segregated humanoid aliens with general teenage population. Picked to series in early May 2013. Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Grey Damon, Matt Lanter, Natalie Hall, Malese Jow, Chelsea Gilligan, Greg Finley, Titus Makin Jr. The CW Mondays 8:00/7:00c. Premieres February 17, 2014.
“The Hundred” [RENEWED] (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. The CW Wednesdays 9:00/8:00c. Starts March 19, 2014
“Believe” [CANCELLED] (working title)
Supernatural drama about girl in possession of hibernated superpowers and a man who escapes from prison to serve as her protector. From J.J. Abrams. Script purchase with pilot production commitment issued in September 2012. Cast: Johnny Sequoyah, Jake McLaughlin, Delroy Lindo, Jamie Chung, Sienna Guillory, Arian Moayed. NBC Sundays 9:00/8:00c. Comes Midseason 2014. Vanished from schedule as of May 18.
[Syfy]“Dominion” drama based on universe established by the 2010 movie “Legion” set set 25 years in the future after a war between angels and mankind. Cast: Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head, Luke Allen-Gale. Syfy Thursdays 9:00/8:00c. Started June 19, 2014.
“Leftovers” event drama following people that were left behind on earth during global rapture event. 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. HBO Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered June 29, 2014.
“Extant” sci fi project about female astronaut returning from space mission with child. Bidding war between major networks is rumoured with winner expected to be issue straight to series commitment. Surfaced at the beginning of August 2013. 13 episode straight to series order at the beginning of October 2013. Cast: Halle Berry, Goran Visnjic, Hiroyuki Sanada. CBS Wednesdays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered July 9, 2014.
“The Lottery” dystopian drama set in the future world where women stopped having children and national lottery decides upon 100 surrogate mothers for fertilised embryos. Cast: Marley Shelton, Michael Graziadei, David Alpay, Athena Karkanis, Yul Vazquez, Shelley Conn, Martin Donovan. Lifetime Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered July 20, 2014.
“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. Filming locations in Scotland were booked in July 2013. Expected in 2014. Cast: Caitriona Balfem, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Duncan Lacroix. Laura Donnelly and Lotte Verbeek. Saturdays 9:00/8:00c Starts August 9 2014.
“Intruders” drama set around secret society seeking immortality by residing in bodies of other people. Based on Michael Marshall Smith’s book of the same title. Cast: John Simm, Mira Sorvino, Tory Kittles, James Frain. BBC Saturdays 10:00/9:00c. Starts August 23, 2014
[Netflix] [DELAYED] “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. Cast: Alfonso Herrera, Aml Ameen, Brian J Smith, Daryl Hannah, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton. Delayed to 2015.
“Sleepy Hollow” [RENEWED] Modern day adaptation of Ichabod Crane’s adventures with the notorious headless horseman mixing occult mystery with procedural. Ordered by 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. FOX Mondays 9:00/8:00c Started September 16, 2013
“Once Upon A Time in Wonderland” [CANCELLED] (previously “Once: Wonderland”) -
long expected “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 (of the Wonderland fame). Casting started in late March 2013. Production began April 7. Cast: Sophie Lowe, Peter Gadiot, Michael Socha, Emma Rigby, Paul Reubens. ABC Thursdays 8:00/7:00c Beginning October 10, 2013. Will not be renewed after season one, series finale aired on April 3, 2014.
“The Originals” [RENEWED] direct “Vampire Diaries” spin off about origins of the blood sucking family in French Quarters of New Orleans. Characters were introduced as backdoor pilot (a stand alone episode of Vampire Diaries on April 25, 2013). More scripts ordered in October 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. CW Tuesdays 8:00/7:00c. Premiered October 3, 2013. Renewed for second season in February 2014.
“Witches of East End” [RENEWED] (formerly “Witches of East Road”) Story about two sisters discovering special powers hidden from them by their continously reincarnating family. Based on a book by Melissa de la Cruz. Put to series at the end of January 2013. Cast: Julia Ormond, Rachel Boston, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Mädchen Amick, Patrick Heusinger. Lifetime Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered on October 6, 2013.
costume drama about immortal vampire posing as American entrepreneur and arriving in London to seek revenge on those who betrayed him centuries earlier but falling hopelessly in love with a woman who he believes to be a reincarnation of his deceased wife. Reimagining of Bram Stoker novel. NBC with Sky Living UK production tandem. Script by Cole Haddon. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica de Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. 10 episode initial order. NBC Fridays 10:00/9:00c Premiered October 25 2013. Not renewed for second season.
“Penny Dreadful” [RENEWED] vampire hunter project set in 19th century London and involving ensamble of legendary characters such as as Van Helsing, Dorian Gray and Doctor Frankenstein in their quest of hunting 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. Cast: Reeve Carney, Rory Kinnear, Harry Treadaway. Expected in 2014.
[Syfy] “Bitten” [RENEWED] 13 episode Canadian werewolf drama originally produced for Entertainment One and focusing on the world’s only female werewolf trying to live as a human and working as a photographer in Toronto. Based on novel by Kelley Armstrong. 13 episodes series one. Cast: Laura Vandervoort, Greyston Holt, Greg Bryk, Paul Greene. Syfy Mondays at 10:00/9:00c. Premiered January 13, 2014.
[El Ray] “From Dusk Till Dawn” [RENEWED] – vampire horror based on Quentin Tarrantino movie. Cast: Don Johnson, DJ Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Jesse Garcia, Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Eiza González. 10 episode order. ElRey Tuesdays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered on March 11, 2014
[WGN] “Salem” [RENEWED] dark drama about infamous witch hunt in 17th century Massachusetts town. Originally developed for FX. 13 episode initial order. Cast: Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel. Tamzin Merchant, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg. WGN Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered on April 20, 2014.
“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, Lauren Lee Smith, Miguel Gomez, Jack Kesy, Sean Astin, Natalie Brown. FX Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered July 13, 2014.
“Resurrection” [RENEWED] (formerly: “The Returned”) drama based around worldwide event in which loved ones are returned to their families. Based on upcoming novel by Jason Mott ( but not the French movie or TV series “Les Revenants”(“The Returned”)) . 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. ABC Sundays 9:00/8:00c Premiered March 9 , 2014.
“Wayward Pines” [DELAYED] 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, Lindsey Kraft. Originally expected in summer 2014, now rescheduled until mid 2015.
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. CBS Mondays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered September 23 2013. Struggled through 15 episodes but network has no plans to extend its plot.
“The Assets” [CANCELLED]
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. ABC Thursdays 10:00/9:00c. Started January 2, 2014. Cancelled after two episodes.
[Syfy] “Helix” [RENEWED] 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. Syfy Fridays 10:00/9:00c. Began January 10, 2014
“Crisis” [PULLED/POSSIBLY CANCELLED]
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. NBC Sunday 10:00/9:00c Premiered on March 16, 2014. Pulled from schedule May 18.
“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, Morris Chestnut. 10 episode series order in early May 2013. TNT Wednesdays 9:00/8:00c Begins August 13, 2014
“Fortitude” [DELAYED AND US CO-PRODUCTION ON HOLD] dark adult drama about small Arctic circle town shaken by murder of a scientist. Co-production with Sky Atlantic in UK. 13 episodes order in early April 2013. Starz participation in production is currently on hold, it is understood British Sky Atlantic is going ahead with primary photography regardless with UK premiere now set to late 2014 or early 2015.
“The Blacklist” [RENEWED] 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. NBC Mondays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered September 23, 2013. Full season 22 episode order issued in October 2013.
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. NBC Wednesdays 10:00/9:00c Premiered October 2, 2013
“Mob City” [CANCELLED] (formerly “Lost Angels” and “L.A. Noir”)
’1940 drama about conflict between the LAPD and the mob. Frank Darabont involved. Picked to series in 6 episode order in mid October 2012. Cast: Jon Bernthal , Milo Ventimiglia, Neal McDonough, Alexa Davalos, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Luke, Ed Burns, Robert Knepper, Ernie Hudson, Iddo Goldberg. TNT Wednesdays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered December 4th 2013.
“Killer Women” [CANCELLED]
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. ABC Tuesdays 10:00/9:00c. Started January 7, 2014. Cancelled at the end of January, network will air six out of 8 planned episodes.
“Chicago PD” [RENEWED] – 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, Jason Beghe, Melissa Sagemiller, Sophia Bush, Patrick Flueger, Marina Squerciati. NBC Wednesdays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered January 8, 2013
“True Detectives” [RENEWED] 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. HBO Sundays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered January 12, 2013. Season one story line concluded with renewal involving different story line and cast.
[Sundance] “The Red Road” [RENEWED] (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. Started February 27, 2014.
[A&E] “Those Who Kill” [PULLED OUT OF SCHEDULE/CANCELLED]
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. 10 episode initial order. Cast: Chloe Sevigny, Omid Abtahii, James D’Arcy, Bahar Soomekh. Premiered March 3, 2014. Removed from schedule in March, reminder of episodes aired on LMN.
“Fargo” [RENEWED] 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, Colin Hanks. Tuesdays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered April 15, 2014.
“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. Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, William Devane. Mondays 8:00/7:00c. Started May 5, 2014.
“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. Cast: Sung Kang, Ramon Rodriguez, Rza, Inbar Lavi, Jay Hernandez, Shantel VanSanten, Terry O’Quinn, Lela Loren. FOX Thursdays 9:00/8:00c. Debuted May 22, 2014
“Power” [RENEWED] drama about club owner turned drug trafficking lord 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. Starz Mondays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered on June 7, 2014
“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, Tom Felton, Mimi Kirkland, Raphael Sbarge, Bess Rous and Steven Weber. Ordered in mid September 2013. TNT Mondays 10:00/9:00c. Started June 9, 2014.
“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. ABC Wednesdays 8:30/7:30c. Started on June 25, 2014.
“Taxi Brooklyn” detective with special sidekick type of procedural arrangement based on Luc Besson’s “Taxi” movies. Cast: Chyler Leigh, Leo Romba. NBC Wednesdays 10:00/9:00c. Started June 25, 2014.
[ElRey] “Matador” drama about DEA agent undercover in LA soccer underword. 13 episodes in pipeline. Cast: Gabriel Luna, Nicky Whelan, Neil Hopkins, Alfred Molina, Tanc Sade. ElRey Tuesdays 9:00/8:00c Premieres July 15, 2014.
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. Scheduled for Thursdays 9:00/8:00c Premieres Sunday, January 19, before moving to Thursdays on January 23.
“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: 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, Patrick Fugit. CBS Sundays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered on June 29, 2014
[WE tv] “The Divide” legal drama about moral dilemmas of ambitious people working in US legal system. Cast: Marin Ireland, Paul Schneider, Damon Gupton, Nia Long, Clarke Peters, Chris Bauer, Joe Anderson, and Adam Rothenberg. WE tv Wednesdays 9:00/8:00c. Started July 16, 2014.
“Lucky 7” [CANCELLED]
drama about lives of seven employees of a service station in Queens after they win lottery with syndicated ticket. Based on British format “The Syndicate”. Pilot green lit at the end of January 2013. Cast: Isiah Whitlock Jr., Stephen Louis Grush, Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Christine Evangelista, Luis Antonio Ramos, Lorraine Bruce, Matt Long. ABC Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c. Started September 24, 2013. Cancelled after two episodes.
“Masters of Sex” [RENEWED] Based on true facts story about pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Based on novel by Thomas Maier. With: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Nicholas D’Agosto and Teddy Sears. 12 episode order. Showtime’s Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Premiered September 29, 2013
[DirecTV] “Full Circle” psychological drama presented as a series of conversations between eleven people unknowingly interconnected with each other. 10 episode order. 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. Audience on Wednesdays 9:00/8:00c. Started October 9, 2013.
“Mind Games” [CANCELLED] (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. ABC Tuesdays 10:00/9:00c. Began March 25, 2014. Canceled on March 27, 2014.
“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. AMC Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Debuted June 1, 2014.
” The Last Ship” [RENEWED] Naval Destroyer and its crew survives global catastrophe that wiped out most of the Earth’s population. Based on the novel by William Brinkley. Michael Bay production. Cast: Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Michaela McManus, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Christina Elmore, Adam Baldwin and Sam Spruell. 10 episode order. TNT Sundays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered on June 22, 2014
“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. FX Tuesdays 10:00/9:00c . Strated June 24, 2014.
“Satisfaction” 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. USA Thursdays 10:00/9:00c. Started July 17, 2014.
[WGN]“Manhattan” 13 episode drama set against Project Manhattan nuclear development. Cast: John Benjamin Hickey, Olivia Williams, Daniel Stern, Ashley Zukerman, Katia Herbers, Christopher Denham, Harry Lloyd, Michael Chernus, Rachel Brosnahan and Eddie Shin. WGN Sundays 9:00/8:00c. Premieres July 27, 2014.
“Reign” [RENEWED] fantastical reimagining of the teenage years of Mary, The Queen of Scots. Project sold in late October 2012. Casting began in early February 2013. Shot in Ireland and the leading roles are played by Australian, Canadian, and English actors. More scripts ordered in October 2013 Cast: Adelaide Kane, Celina Sinden, Megan Follows, Toby Regbo, Jenessa Grant. Thursdays 9:00/8:00c Premiered on October 18, 2013. Renewed for second season in February 2014
“Black Sails” [RENEWED] 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. Starz Saturdays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered January 20, 2014.
“Turn” [RENEWED] 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. Field. Premiered on April 6, 2014
Story of Edward “Blackbeard” Teach and his pirates reign over waters around the the island of New Providence in The Bahamas. From Neil Cross the creator of “Luther”. Hugh Laurie was negotiations as lead in November 2012. Ultimately John Malkovich is headlining the show since mid 2013. Based on the book “The Republic of Pirates” by Colin Woodard. Ten episodes initial order. Cast: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Tracy Ifeachor. David Hoflin, Yasmine Al Massri, Julian Sands. NBC Friday 10:00/9:00c slot. Premiered on May 30, 2014. Cancelled in July 2014 with final two concluding episodes run back to back on August 2, 2014.
“The Musketeers” [RENEWED] – Drama inspired by Alexander Duma’s novel – 10 x 1h episodes confirmed. BBC America/BBC One co-production. Premiere some time in 2014. Cast: Luke Pasqualiano, Santiago Cabrera, Tom Burke, Howard Charles, Peter Capaldi, Hugo Speer, Tamla Kari and Maimie McCoy. Sundays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered June 22, 2014
[BET] [DELAYED] “The Book Of Negroes” six hour miniseries following West African woman captured and sold into slavery in South Carolina. Adaptation of bestselling novel by Lawrence Hill. Cast: Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr., Jane Alexander, Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin and Allan Hawco. Premiere now set to October 2014.
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. ABC Sundays 10:00/9:00c. Began September 29, 2013
“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, Nicole Anderson, Brett Dier, Merritt Patterson, Steven Cabral. ABC Tuedays 9:00/8:00c. Started October 22, 2013. Cancelled February 14, 2014 after 10 episodes.
“Chasing Life” soap about young woman diagnosed with a terminal illness. Based on Mexican soap “Terminales”. Script purchased in summer 2011. Pilot deal reports surfaced in mid September 2012. Cast: Italia Ricci, Aisha Dee, Mary Page Keller ,Richard Brancatisano and Haley Ramm. 13 episode initial order. ABC Tuesdays 9:00/8:00c Premiered June 10, 2014.
“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, Laura Fraser, Siobhan Williams. ABC Thursdays 8:00/7:00c. Debuted on April 24, 2014
“The Night Shift” [RENEWED] (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. NBC Tuesdays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered on May 27, 2014.
“Rush” fast paced drama about off the records concierge doctor to high clientele. Cast: Tom Ellis, Odette Annable. USA Thursdays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered on July 17, 2014.
[Cinemax] “The Knick” [RENEWED] 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: Clive Owen, Steve Garfanti, Juliet Rylance, Andre Holland, Eric Johnson. Cinemax Fridays 10:00/9:00c. Premieres August 8, 2014. Renewed for second season ahead of premiere.
comedy about life of two successful thirty-somethings after their dreaded dads unexpectedly move in with them. From “Ted” creators Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild. Put pilot commitment with series penalty announced in mid September 2012. Six episodes expected. Cast: Seth Green, Brenda Song, Giovanni Ribisi, Peter Riegert, Martin Mull, Tonita Castro, Erin Pineda, Vanessa Lachey. 13 initial episode order. Tuesdays at 8:00/7:00c. Began September 17, 2013, lasted 18 episodes.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” [RENEWED] 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. Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c Started September 17, 2013
“Mom” [RENEWED] comedy about single mom who tries to find sobriety and new life in Napa Valley. Chuck Lorre to produce. Cast: Anna Faris, Allison Janney, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Nate Corddry, Matt Jones, Spencer Daniels, French Stewart. CBS2 Mondays 9:30/8:30c. Premiered September 23 2013
“The Goldbergs” [RENEWED] 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. ABC Tuesdays at 9:00/8:00c Started September 24, 2013
“Trophy Wife” [CANCELLED]
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. ABC Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c Began September 24, 2013
“Back In the Game” [CANCELLED]
(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, Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke, Cooper Roth, J.J. Totah, Kennedy Waite. ABC Wednesdays 8:30/7:30c Premieres September 25, 2013.
“The Millers” [RENEWED] quirky comedy about recently divorced man dealing with marital problems of his parents from “My Name Is Earl” creator Greg Garcia. Cast: Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges, Devin Kelley, JB Smoove, Nelson Franklin, Jayma Mays. CBS Thursdays 8:30/7:30c. Premiered September 26 2013.
“The Michael J. Fox Show” [CANCELLED]
loosely based on real life experiences comedy with Michael J. Fox starring as news anchor Mike Henry moving on to focus on his health and his family after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Confusingly the working title made it to air even though character in the show has different name. Ordered straight to series with 22 episode commitment. Cast: Michael J. Fox, Katie Finneran, Wendell Pierce, Betsy Brandt, Ana Nogueira, Candice Bergen, Charles Grodin. NBC Thursdays 9:30/8:30c. Premiered September 26, 2013 at 9:00. After receiving order for full season in February 2014 network cancelled the show after 15 of 22 ordered episodes aired.
“Crazy Ones” [CANCELLED]
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. CBS Thursdays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered September 26 2013. Not renewed for season two.
“Hello Ladies” [CANCELLED]
comedy from Ricky Gervais sidekick Steve Merchant about painfully average English guy who tries to break through to the dating world of L.A.’s beautiful people. Cast: Steve Merchant, Nate Torrence, Kevin Weisman. Debuted September 29, 2013. Cancelled after first season due to ratings. Network plans one more episode to conclude story lines.
“We Are Men” [CANCELLED]
Single camera comedy about men sharing short-term rental location. With Chris Smith, Kal Penn, Jerry O’Connell, Tony Shalhoub, Rebecca Breeds. CBS Mondays 8:30/7:30c. Premiered on September 30, 2013. Cancelled after two episodes.
“Super Fun Night” [CANCELLED]
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, Ravi Patel. ABC Wednesdays 9:30/8:30c Started October 2, 2013
“Welcome To The Family” [CANCELLED]
(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. NBC Thursdays 8:30/7:30c. Premiered October 3 2013.
“Sean Saves The World” [CANCELLED]
comedy about single guy has to juggle parenting his 14-year-old daughter and pleasing demanding new boss at work. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Sean Hayes, Samantha Isler , Linda Lavin, Echo Kellum, Thomas Lennon, Vik Sahay, Megan Hilty NBC Thursdays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered October 3 2013. Cancelled in February 2014 after 12 of 14 episodes made.
“Ground Floor” [RENEWED] 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. Ordered to series in early May 2013. 10 episode initial order. Cast: John C. McGinley, Skylar Astin, Briga Heelan, James Earl, Rene Gube, Rory Scovel, Alexis Knapp. TBS Saturdays 7:30/6:30c. Premiered November 14, 2013
[TV Land] “Kirstie” (formerly “Kirstie’s New Show” and “Giant Baby”) comedy about Broadway star (named Melanie, contrapositive to the title) reuniting with her son she gave up for adoption decades earlier. Cast contingent presentation order announced end of September 2012. After reviewing the pilot in mid February 2013 network issued 12 episode order. Cast: Kirstie Alley , Rhea Perlman, Eric Petersen, Michael Richards. Premiered December 4, 2013
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. Originally scheduled to start on November 8, 2013, it is now pushed into January, where it will take over “Raising Hope” slot. FOX Fridays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered January 10, 2014.
“Getting On” [RENEWED] 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 and Niecy Nash. Premiered November 24, 2013, 6 episode run. Renewed for second season of 6 episodes in January 2014.
“Looking” [RENEWED] comedy about experiences of three gay friends in their thirties living in San Francisco. Pilot ordered in mid December 2012. 8 episode initial order. Cast: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Scott Bakula, Russell Tovey. HBO Sundays 10:30/9:30c. Started January 19, 2014.
“About A Boy” [RENEWED] 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. NBC Tuesdays 9:00/8:00c starting February 25, 2014. Premiered Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:30PM
“Growing Up Fisher” [CANCELLED] (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, J.K. Simmons, Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley, Harold Perrineau. Scheduled for Tuesday 9:30/8:30c slot around midseason 2014. NBC Tuesdays, started February 25, 2014 at 9:30/8:30c. Premiered Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 10:30PM. Cancelled in May 2014.
[Amazon] [RENEWED] “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
“Sirens” [RENEWED]comedy about ambulance crew from Dennis Leary. Remake of British comedy of the same title. Pilot ordered in summer 2012. Ordered to series mid May 2013. Cast: Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley and Jessica McNamee. USA Thusdays at 10:00/9:00c. Started March 6, 2014
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. Picked to series in May 2013. Cast: Adam Campbell, Craig Frank, Vanessa Lengies, Blake Lee, Alexis Carra, Andrew Santino, Sarah Bolger, Ginger Gonzaga. ABC Wednesdays 9:30/8:30c. Premiered on February 26, 2013.
“Surviving Jack” [CANCELLED] (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: Rachael Harris, Connor Buckley, Claudia Lee, Christopher Meloni, Kevin Hernandez, Tyler Foden. 13 episode initial order reduced to 8 episodes once slot was announced. FOX Thursdays 8:30/7:30c Premiered on March 27, 2014, lasted 8 out of 13 ordered episodes.
“Friends With Better Lives” [CANCELLED]
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. CBS Mondays 8:30/7:30c. Premiered March 31, 2014 at 9:30. Cancelled after airing five episodes.
“Silicon Valley” [RENEWED] 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. 8 episodes in season one. Starts April 6, 2014
[Hallmark] “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (formerly “Dead Letters”) comedy about group of people working in Dead Letter Office who are tasked with delivering every lost letter in the system to its destination. Cast: Daphne Zuniga, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe and Geoff Gustafson. 10 episode order set for second quarter of 2014 in addition to the two hour backdoor pilot scheduled to be broadcasted on October 12, 2013. Hallmark Sundays 8:00/7:00c. Premiered on April 20, 2014
“Bad Teacher” [CANCELLED]
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. Cameron Diaz to produce. Slotted for midseason 2014. CBS Thursdays 9:30/8:30c. Starts April 24 2014.
“Playing House” single camera project about single mother reuniting with her best friend to rise her new baby. Pilot presentation order issued in mid February 2013. Ordered to series in mid May 2013. Cast: Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair, Zach Woods. Premiered April 29, 2014
“Undateable” comedy about two polar opposite men brought together by their inability to pick up women. Script commitment with penalty received in mid October 2012. Pilot ordered in late January 2013. Cast: Brent Morin, Rick Glassman, Ron Funches, Bianca Kajlich, Chris D’Elia, Briga Heelan. NBC Thursdays 9:00/8:00c. Premiered on May 29, 2014
[TV Land] “Jennifer Falls” comedy about single mother with high paid job getting fired and moving with her mom. Cast: Jaime Pressly, Nora Kirkpatrick, Joel David Moore, Jessica Walter. TV Land’s Wednesdays 10:30/9:30c. Began June 4, 2014.
“Young & Hungry” comedy about young entrepreneur hiring food blogger to be his personal chef. Cast: Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Rex Lee. ABC Wednesdays 8:00/7:00c. Started June 25, 2014.
“Welcome To Sweden” comedy about New York accountant who follows his girlfriend to her native Sweden. Scandinavian TV4 first English language production. Cast: Greg Poehler, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena Olin, Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy. NBC Thursdays 9:00/8:00c. Starts July 10, 2014.
“Working The Engels” sitcom about family facing debt and turmoil after head of the family passes away. 12 episode order. Cast: Andrea Martin, Kacey Rohl, Azura Skye, Benjamin Arthur. NBC Thursdays 9:30/8:30c. Starts July 10, 2014
Originally developed as web series comedy about two friends backpacking through Europe. Cast: Noah Reid, Dillon Casey, Giacommo Giannotti. The CW Mondays 8:30/7:30c. Premiered July 14, 2014. Removed from schedule after two episodes.
comedy following sperm donor who establishes relationships with families with whom he shared his DNA. Cast: Adam Korson. The CW Mondays 9:30/8:30c. Premiered July 14, 2014. Removed from schedule after two episodes.
[FXX] “Married” comedy revolving around suburban couple with kids. Cast: Nat Faxon, Judy Greer. FXX Thursdays 10:00/9:00c. Starts July 17, 2014.
[FXX] “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. FXX Thursdays 10:30/9:30c. Starts July 17, 2014.
“Partners” (previously “Braddock & Jackson” – working title) 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). Cast: Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence, Edi Patterson. FX Mondays 9:00/8:00c. Premieres August 4, 2014.
“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. Expected in 2014. 8 episode initial order.
“Us & Them” [CANCELLED] (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. Scheduled for midseason 2014. On production hiatus after filming six episodes as of October 2013. Unhappy with quality of scripts the network decided to postpone production indefinitely,
(I will expand and move the shows from here once I can get solid confirmation where they slot in the lineup)
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
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