TV Pilots/Development Scorecard (continued)

Follow all of the development action during upfront season with Variety Insight’s up-to-the-minute listings of pilot and series orders.

The network-by-network listings for major broadcast and cable channels are searchable by title and genre, and include detailed information on production auspices and creative teams.

Network Title Studio Eps, Writers, Director Logline Status
truTV
Comedy
SMALL VICTORIES truTV Melissa Hunter (EP, W-Pilot), Deborah Liebling (EP N/W) Small Victories is a scripted comedy centering around Margot, a young upstart lawyer, who after a minor nervous breakdown in court, finds herself disbarred, living at home with her parents, working as a barista and going to a book club with her three remaining friends. Pilot Pick Up
TV Land
Comedy
FIRST WIVES CLUB, THE Paramount Television Rebecca Addelman (EP, W-Pilot), Jenny Bicks (EP), Karen Rosenfelt (EP N/W) A single camera comedy that revolves around three women – friends and classmates in the 90s – who reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident. Pilot Pick Up
TV Land
Comedy
I SHUDDER TV Land Original Productions Paul Rudnick (EP, W-Pilot), Dan Jinks (EP N/W), Michael Patrick Jann (D-Pilot) A single camera dark comedy focused on a meticulous but generous man who sees the world in very black and white terms: what is acceptable, and what is unacceptable. Pilot Pick Up
TV Land
Comedy
NOBODIES TV Land Original Productions,On The Day Productions Hugh Davidson (EP, W-Pilot), Larry Dorf (EP, W-Pilot), Rachel Ramras (EP, W-Pilot), Ben Falcone (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Melissa McCarthy (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A single camera comedy that will follow Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras, playing themselves, as they try desperately to land one of their famous friends for a feature script that they’ve developed so that they, too, can rise to fame in Hollywood. Pilot Pick Up
TV Land
Comedy
RICHARDS, KYLE PROJECT John Wells Productions,Warner Horizon Television John Riggi (EP, W-Pilot), Andrew Stearn (EP N/W), John Wells (EP N/W) A single-camera period comedy inspired by the life of actress-turned-reality star Kyle Richards. Pilot Pick Up
TV One
Drama
SNEAKER PAWN TV One Sneaker Pawn is the story of an entrepreneurial family in Harlem with big ideas, big dreams and even bigger personalities that has set out to take the sneaker industry by storm. Series Pick Up
USA Network
Drama
EYEWITNESS Universal Cable Productions Adi Hasak (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Jackie de Crinis (EP N/W), Jarl Emsell Larsen (EP N/W), Catherine Hardwicke (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Scott Peters (EP N/W, SD) An adaptation of the Norwegian crime thriller Øyevitne. Series Pick Up
USA Network
Drama
FALLING WATER Universal Cable Productions,Valhalla Entertainment Henry Bromell (EP, W-Pilot), Blake Masters (EP, W-Pilot), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Gale Anne Hurd (EP N/W), Phillip Kobylanski (EP N/W), Kerry Orent (EP N/W) A mind-bending drama, FALLING WATER is the story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Series Pick Up
USA Network
Drama
BROOKLYN ANIMAL CONTROL Universal Cable Productions,IDW Entertainment,Circle of Confusion Productions J.T. Petty (Author, EP, W-Pilot), Ted Adams (EP N/W), David Alpert (EP N/W), David Goyer (EP N/W), Rick Jacobs (EP N/W), Brian Kirk (D-Pilot, EP N/W), David Ozer (EP N/W) A drama based on a comic book that follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the NYPD that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens — werewolves. Rolled Pilot
USA Network
Drama
PARADISE PICTURES Universal Cable Productions Aaron Korsh (EP), Rick Muirragui (EP, W-Pilot), John Dahl (D-Pilot) PARADISE PICTURES is about ambitious people striving to get to the top in 1940s Hollywood, when the dream factory was at its peak. Terminated Pilot
USA Network
Drama
POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK Universal Cable Productions,Legendary Television & Digital Media,Applebox Entertainment Jim Danger Gray (EP, W-Pilot), Marc Helwig (EP N/W), Neil Marshall (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Weaving between modern day and a possible future where characters have changed radically, Poor Richard’s Almanack is a character thriller about a cadre of heroes who emerge as the new “Founding Fathers” after America is pushed to the brink of collapse. Terminated Pilot
VH1
Drama
BREAKS, THE VH1 Productions Dan Charnas (Author, EP), Seith Mann (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Bill Flanagan (EP N/W), Maggie Malina (EP N/W) Inspired by the book by journalist Dan Charnas entitled "The Big Payback," a narrative history of the hip-hop business, "The Breaks" film was written, directed and executive produced by Seith Mann ("The Wire," "The Walking Dead," "Homeland") with a story by Mann and Charnas. Series Pick Up
VH1
Drama
SATAN'S SISTERS Sony Pictures Television,VH1 Productions,de Passe Jones Entertainment Amy Engelberg (EP, W-Pilot), Wendy Engelberg (EP, W-Pilot), Star Jones Reynolds (Author, EP), Josh Berman (EP N/W), Suzanne de Passe & Madison Jones (EP N/W), Susan Levison (EP N/W) A drama inspired by the Star Jones' novel of the same name. Series Pick Up
WGN America
Drama
ROADSIDE PICNIC Tribune Studios,Sony Pictures Television,Original Film Jack Paglen (EP, W-Pilot), Vivian Cannon (EP N/W), Neal H. Moritz (EP N/W), Alan Taylor (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Based on the novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, “Roadside Picnic” explores a near-future world where aliens have come and gone, leaving humankind to explore the wondrous and dangerous mysteries left behind as well as the societal ramifications of their visit, as seen through the eyes of Red, a veteran “stalker” who has made it his life to illegally venture into the once inhabited zone and scavenge the abandoned remains of the alien culture. Pilot Pick Up
WGN America
Drama
SCALPED Warner Horizon Television,DC Entertainment Doug Jung (EP, W-Pilot), Geoff Johns (EP N/W) Blood runs thicker than water…and drowns you faster too…“Scalped,” based on the DC Comics graphic novel series written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by R. Pilot Pick Up

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  1. ABC'S 30% chance of success says:

    Poor ABC and Channing Dungey! Already up the creek without a paddle, now they have to enter the 2016/2017 season, stuck between a rock and a hard place. From that tremendous list of pilots they only have about 7 shows with the potential to open big and hold an audience for more than one season. Oh, well. Sometimes during the game you have to make the best of a bad situation and play with the hand that is dealt to you. Good luck to CD. Most of this BSC will arrive DNA in the ratings. Hope she has the good sense, and the backbone to say no to the obvious flop material and yes to the solid pilot offerings.

  2. gitieDJ says:

    What about The Blexicans?

  3. Marco says:

    What about the Greatest American Hero and Ateam remakes?

  4. Alan says:

    I read that Cruel Intentions was being made into an NBC pilot? Is it being made into a pilot? Its not listed.

  5. lora says:

    You forget Presence (ABC)

  6. Maggie says:

    What is the date of this article, please? And does anyone know why dates are not listed on web periodicals?

  7. Gloria says:

    When is Devious maids coming back

  8. Michael W says:

    They all look boring – typical the ‘lemmings’. No one knows anything in Hollywood.

  9. doglady22 says:

    Can not wait to see Game Of Silence. Tons of people are waiting for this. So excited. NBC better pick this one up. Great actors are in it and it sounds good.

  10. InCoconutGrove says:

    Did see one medical, Heart Matters at NBC. I guess they didn’t see Three Rivers. Transplant stories are all the same story. Heart transplant doctor equals one story told over and over and over. The pilot could be good but I suspect there is no where to go with this that is not repetitive.

  11. InCoconutGrove says:

    What happened to all that medical development? No shows at ABC or CBS that are medical. Where is the Malcolm Gladwell one at Fox? You don’t even list it as dead. was it written?

  12. Tabitha says:

    If you scroll up and where it says, “View Pilots By…” and if you select “All Networks,” it will refresh the list to include the other networks, including cable networks too. “SPI: The Case Of The Dark Shadow,” would make a great TV series too! Bring back “Happy Endings” too! I loved that show!

  13. Jeni Miller says:

    It would be great to see the other networks, too. ;)

  14. Tabitha says:

    I wish someone would make a film based on the YA book, “SPI: The Case Of The Dark Shadow.” Has Harry Potter-ish potential.

  15. Ed says:

    I certainly hope that the FX pilot “Hoke” gets picked up and further more, hope they do decide to film in Miami and not elsewhere. When will this decision be made?

  16. Danny says:

    Well I see Fox and NBC have made some moves. Not to interested in the shows NBC picked up today although I am happy to see Anna Friel back on TV. Red Band Society looks interesting and the show has lots of good buzz so I will give that one a look.

  17. neryvania says:

    Ei gostaria de saber se tera a continuaçao do arranjo adaptado por nicolas falacci.Aguardo resposta.

    • neryvania says:

      Gostaria de saber se tera a continuaçao da serie DO ARRANJO adaptaçao de Nicolas falacci.Aguardo resposta.

  18. Conner says:

    Will there be more networks added as the season continues?

  19. George says:

    It’s time a network focused attention onto the issue of human trafficking in America and THE LIFE is that series that shines a light on the issue. Intelligent, provocative, groundbreaking. Why isn’t THIS on TV?

  20. mitchell says:

    This show needs to be picked up.
    Check it out.

    • Here is another TV series worthy of attention, its called “tráfico” a character driven American crime drama about the dark and invisible side of human trafficking within the United States. Its the story of Ricardo Rodriguez, an abandoned son of a sex slave, who goes undercover to infiltrates a violent and furtive sex trafficking ring to find his mother and exact his revenge.

  21. Des Brown says:

    Hope AN AMERICAN EDUCATION makes it to series. The BBC original BAD EDUCATION was far and away the funniest thing on British TV in the past couple of years.

  22. Jax says:

    There is only one show on the entire pilot list for ABC that I am interested in and unfortunately it is the one that is least likely to get made. Strange Calls could be a good show but it doesn’t seem like a fit for ABC.

  23. jacq forens says:

    SAVE The DATE and How I met Your Dad look like comedy winners to me!! Yay CBS!

  24. Yirmin says:

    Now where do we have a place to book money on which of those end up never being seen by anyone outside of the studio that ordered them… I’m betting from some of those loglines that someone at ABC was on serious drugs… a few of those are such stinkers I can’t imagine someone isn’t going to be fired for wasting the time to respond to them let alone give any a green light to move forward.

  25. Spaniard says:

    Really looking forward to THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA. Go Debra Messing!

  26. Robert says:

    What? Family Guide got picked up by NBC!

  27. maría says:

    Brilliant

  28. NardoE says:

    Dracula??? Why not Blackula!
    That’s right I said it ! … ”
    Blackula the musical” … On roller skates

  29. pcpurecommunity1234 says:

    Disney needs to order a series for Girl Meets World. They’re taking a while :(

  30. EK says:

    Great program. Beats sibling effort by far!

  31. jim davis says:

    this is fantastic!