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
TIES THAT BIND Cartel Pictures Sheryl Anderson (EP, W-Pilot), Stan Spry (EP N/W), Sean McNamara (D-Pilot) A hybrid police procedural and family drama about Allison Manchester, a tough and experienced police detective in Atlanta. Rolled Series
USA Network
DONNY! Left/Right, Inc. Donny Deutsch (EP, W-Pilot), Ken Druckerman (EP N/W), Banks Tarver (EP N/W) A satirical look at the media, wealth and modern romance through the eyes of Donny Deutsch’s fictionalized character based on the real-life famed ad man, single dad, and TV personality. Series Pick Up
USA Network
COLONY Universal Cable Productions,Legendary Television & Digital Media Ryan Condal (EP, W-Pilot), Carlton Cuse (EP, W-Pilot), Juan Jose Campanella (D-Pilot) COLONY centers on a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult decisions as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. Series Pick Up
USA Network
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH Fox 21 Television Studio‎s,Universal Cable Productions,Friendly Films Mark Fortin (EP, W-Pilot), Joshua Miller (EP, W-Pilot), Scott Rosenbaum (EP, Show Runner), David T. Friendly (EP N/W), Pancho Mansfield (EP N/W), Charlotte Sieling (D-Pilot) A drama adaptation of Arturo Perez-Reverte's best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur (aka Queen of the South). Series Pick Up
USA Network
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) A mind-bending thriller intersecting reality and unconscious thoughts, FALLING WATER is the story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Rolled Pilot
USA Network
PARADISE PICTURES Universal Cable Productions Aaron Korsh (EP), Rick Muirragui (EP, W-Pilot) PARADISE PICTURES is about ambitious people striving to get to the top in 1940s Hollywood, when the dream factory was at its peak. Rolled Pilot
USA Network
EVIL MEN CBS Television Studios,Universal Cable Productions,Tannenbaum Company, The Daniel Taplitz (EP, W-Pilot), Mary Beth Basile (EP N/W), Gary Fleder (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Eric Tannenbaum & Kim Haswell-Tannenbaum (EP N/W) A supernatural drama that follows Harry Killas, an upstanding, middle-class family man whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill “evil men” or see his family — along with his city — utterly destroyed. Terminated Pilot
USA Network
STANISTAN Universal Cable Productions Stephen Scheffer (EP N/W) A drama series that follows the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available. Terminated Pilot
WE: Women
SOUTH OF HELL Sonar Entertainment,Blumhouse Productions Matt Lambert (Co EP, W-Pilot), Jason Blum (EP N/W), Gerard Bocaccio (EP N/W), Erica Motley (EP N/W), Gene Stein (EP N/W), Stewart Till (EP N/W), Eli Roth (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A supernatural thriller set in Savannah, GA and focused on Maria Abascal, a demon hunter whose power stems from within. Series Pick Up
WGN America
OUTSIDERS Sony Pictures Television,Tribune Studios,Fedora Entertainment,Touchy Feely Films Peter Mattei (EP, W-Pilot), Daniel Carey (EP N/W), Paul Giamatti (EP N/W), Peter Tolan (EP N/W), Michael Wimer (EP N/W) A struggle for power and control set in the rugged and mysterious hills of Appalachia, “Outsiders” tells the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who've been in these parts since before anyone can remember. Series Pick Up
WGN America
UNDERGROUND Get Lifted Film Co.,Safehouse Pictures,Weed Road Pictures,Tribune Studios,Sony Pictures Television Misha Green (EP, W-Pilot), Joe Pokaski (EP, W-Pilot), Akiva Goldsman (EP N/W), Joby Harold (EP N/W), Mike Jackson (EP N/W), John Legend (EP N/W), Ty Stiklorius (EP N/W), Tory Tunnell (EP N/W), Anthony Hemingway (D-Pilot, SD) “Underground” follows a group of slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom, aided along the way by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground Railroad, as they evade those tasked with bringing them back, dead or alive. Series Pick Up


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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

  5. Jeni Miller says:

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Conner says:

    Will there be more networks added as the season continues?

  11. 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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. jacq forens says:

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

  16. 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.

  17. Spaniard says:

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

  18. Robert says:

    What? Family Guide got picked up by NBC!

  19. maría says:


  20. NardoE says:

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

  21. pcpurecommunity1234 says:

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

  22. EK says:

    Great program. Beats sibling effort by far!

  23. jim davis says:

    this is fantastic!