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
CBS
Drama
RANSOM Big Light Productions,Entertainment One,Sienna Films Frank Spotnitz (Creator, EP) Ransom follows crisis and hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont (Roberts), whose team is brought in to save lives when no one else can. Series Pick Up
CBS
Drama
TRAINING DAY Warner Bros. Television,Jerry Bruckheimer Television,Fuqua Films Will Beall (EP, W-Pilot), Barry Schindel (EP, Show Runner), Jerry Bruckheimer (EP N/W), Danny Cannon (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Antoine Fuqua (EP N/W), Jonathan Littman (EP N/W) A crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film left, about an idealistic young police officer (Justin Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Bill Paxton). Series Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
FURST BORN CBS Television Studios,ABC Studios,Dark Toy Entertainment Robyn Butler & Wayne Hope (EP, W-Pilot), Dan O'Shannon (EP, W-Pilot), Todd Holland (D-Pilot, EP N/W) An extended family hybrid show inspired by the Australian format, UPPER MIDDLE BOGAN, about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag-racers. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
KICKER, THE Universal Television,3 Arts Entertainment,Little Stranger, Inc. Jack Burditt (EP, W-Pilot), Robert Carlock (EP N/W), Tina Fey (EP N/W), David Miner (EP N/W), Don Scardino (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy about an oddball athlete who drives family, friends and strangers insane after he unexpectedly finds himself cut from his professional football team. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
MY TIME/YOUR TIME CBS Television Studios,Sony Pictures Television,Gifted and Talented Camp Inc.,Bays Thomas Productions Carter Bays & Craig Thomas (EP), Hilary Winston (EP, W-Pilot), Brian Bockrath (EP N/W), Pamela Fryman (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A hybrid comedy that chronicles the relationship of a young couple as they begin dating long distance. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
REAL GOOD PEOPLE CBS Television Studios,Amigos De Garcia Productions Stephnie Weir (EP, W-Pilot), Greg Garcia (EP N/W), James Burrows (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy about a conservative, small town family that is forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
SUPERIOR DONUTS CBS Television Studios,3 Arts Entertainment Bob Daily (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Jermaine Fowler (EP), Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan (EP, W-Pilot), Josh Lieberman (EP N/W), John R. Montgomery (EP N/W), Michael Rotenberg (EP N/W), Mark Teitelbaum (EP N/W), James Burrows (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy based on the play by Tracy Letts, series follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee (Fowler) and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
SUPERIOR DONUTS (1ST PILOT) CBS Television Studios,3 Arts Entertainment Bob Daily (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan (EP, W-Pilot), Josh Lieberman (EP N/W), John R. Montgomery (EP N/W), Michael Rotenberg (EP N/W), Mark Teitelbaum (EP N/W), James Burrows (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy based on the play by Tracy Letts, series follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee (Fowler) and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND Warner Bros. Television,Kapital Entertainment Dan Kopelman (EP, W-Pilot), Aaron Kaplan (EP N/W), Tim Story (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A single camera comedy about two 40-something parents who were wild and reckless as teenagers and now face their worst nightmare - raising three teenagers of their own. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Drama
DREW CBS Television Studios,Dan Jinks Co., The Tony Phelan (EP, W-Pilot), Joan Rater (EP, W-Pilot), Dan Jinks (EP N/W), James Strong (D-Pilot) A contemporary take on the character from the iconic Nancy Drew book series. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Drama
FOUR STARS CBS Television Studios,Timberman/Beverly Productions Becky Mode (EP, W-Pilot), R.J. Cutler (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Ed Redlich (EP N/W), Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly (EP N/W) Two powerful rival families in the military community of Tampa, Florida make decisions at the highest levels in the interest of national security. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Drama
PURE GENIUS Universal Television,CBS Television Studios,True Jack Productions Jason Katims (EP, W-Pilot), Michelle Lee (EP N/W), David Semel (D-Pilot, EP N/W) PURE GENIUS is a cutting-edge medical drama about a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists an exceptional veteran surgeon with a controversial past to run a state-of-the-art hospital with an ultramodern approach to medicine. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Drama
SENSORY CBS Television Studios,TriStar Television,Scott Free Productions David Zabel (EP, W-Pilot), Roger Freet (EP N/W), Richie Kern (EP N/W), Ridley Scott (EP N/W), David W. Zucker (EP N/W), Sam Miller (D-Pilot) Based on the true story of Dr. Rolled Pilot
CW
Drama
FREQUENCY Warner Bros. Television,Lin Pictures Jeremy Carver (EP, W-Pilot), Toby Emmerich (EP N/W), Jennifer Gwartz (EP N/W), Dan Lin (EP N/W), John Rickard (EP N/W), Brad Anderson (D-Pilot) In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. Series Pick Up
CW
Drama
NO TOMORROW CBS Television Studios,Electus Corinne Brinkerhoff (EP, W-Pilot), Maggie Friedman (EP), Scott McCabe & Tory Stanton (EP, W-Pilot), Sean Canino (EP N/W), Ben Silverman (EP N/W), Brad Silberling (D-Pilot) When a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists. Series Pick Up
CW
Drama
RIVERDALE Warner Bros. Television,Berlanti Television Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (EP, W-Pilot), Greg Berlanti (EP N/W), Jon Goldwater (Author, EP N/W), Sarah Schechter (EP N/W), Lee Toland Krieger (D-Pilot) Based on the characters from Archie Comics, but set in present day, the project is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade. Series Pick Up
CW
Drama
EGAN, DORIS PROJECT CBS Television Studios,Kennedy/Marshall Company, The Doris Egan (EP, W-Pilot), Frank Marshall (EP N/W), Robert Zotnowski (EP N/W), Bharat Nalluri (D-Pilot) A drama which revolves around a team of explorers who arrive on Mars to join the first human colony on the planet, only to discover that their predecessors have vanished. Pilot Pick Up
CW
Drama
TRANSYLVANIA CBS Television Studios,Midnight Radio Hugh Sterbakov (EP, W-Pilot), Josh Appelbaum (EP N/W), Andre Nemec (EP N/W), Jeffrey Pinkner (EP N/W), Scott Rosenberg (EP N/W), Jason Ensler (D-Pilot) Set in 1880, a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father ventures from NYC to Transylvania where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective, and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history. Pilot Pick Up
CW
Drama
WILLIAMSON, KEVIN PROJECT Warner Bros. Television,Outerbanks Entertainment Kevin Williamson (EP, W-Pilot), David Nutter (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A young woman seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena. Pilot Pick Up
FOX
Comedy
FAMOUS 20th Century Fox Television Ralph Farquhar (EP, W-Pilot) A single camera comedy that follows a young couple whose relationship is tested when one of them skyrockets to stardom virtually overnight. Series Pick Up
FOX
Comedy
MAKING HISTORY 20th Century Fox Television,Lord Miller Julius 'Goldie' Sharpe (EP, W-Pilot), Seth Cohen (EP N/W), Phil Lord & Chris Miller (EP N/W), Jared Hess (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy that chronicles three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. Series Pick Up
FOX
Comedy
MICK, THE 20th Century Fox Television,3 Arts Entertainment John Chernin & Dave Chernin (EP, W-Pilot), Randall Einhorn (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Nicholas Frenkel (EP N/W), Oly Obst (EP N/W) A single camera comedy following Mackenzie “THE MICK” Murphy (Kaitlin Olson), a brash, blue collar, two-bit hustler who has spent her entire life gaming the system and shirking any semblance of responsibility. Series Pick Up
FOX
Comedy
SON OF ZORN 20th Century Fox Television,Lord Miller Reed Agnew & Eli Jorné (EP, W-Pilot), Sally McKenna (EP, Show Runner), Seth Cohen (EP N/W), Phil Lord & Chris Miller (EP N/W) A hybrid live action/animated series centers on animated warrior Zorn (Jason Sudeikis) who, upon arriving home on Earth for the first time in 10 years, finds that reconnecting with his live-action son Alan (Johnny Pemberton) and ex-wife Edie (Cheryl Hines), while suffering through a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life, is harder than waging war in his distant mystical homeland of Zephyria. Series Pick Up
FOX
Drama
24: LEGACY 20th Century Fox Television,Imagine Television,Teakwood Lane Productions Manny Coto (EP, W-Pilot), Howard Gordon (EP, W-Pilot), Evan Katz (EP, W-Pilot), Brian Grazer (EP N/W), Stephen Hopkins (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Kiefer Sutherland (EP N/W) 24: LEGACY chronicles an adrenaline-fueled race against the clock to stop a devastating terrorist attack on United States soil – in the same real-time format that has propelled this genre-defining series. Series Pick Up
FOX
Drama
APB 20th Century Fox Television,Sketch Films Matt Nix (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Robert Friedman (EP N/W), Todd Hoffman (EP N/W), Dennis Kim (EP N/W), Len Wiseman (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A Series Pick Up
FOX
Drama
EXORCIST, THE 20th Century Fox Television,Morgan Creek Productions Rolin Jones (EP), Jeremy Slater (EP, W-Pilot), David Robinson (EP N/W), James G. Robinson (EP N/W), Barbara Wall (EP N/W), Rupert Wyatt (D-Pilot, EP N/W) More than four decades after the Academy Award-nominated film solidified itself as the greatest horror movie ever made, THE EXORCIST returns in series format as a propulsive psychological thriller following two very different priests tackling one family’s case of horrifying demonic possession. Series Pick Up
FOX
Drama
LETHAL WEAPON Warner Bros. Television,Lin Pictures,Good Session Productions Matthew Miller (EP, W-Pilot), McG (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Jennifer Gwartz (EP N/W), Dan Lin (EP N/W) Based on the hit movie franchise, LETHAL WEAPON rides along with classic cop duo MARTIN RIGGS (Clayne Crawford) and ROGER MURTAUGH (Damon Wayans, Sr. Series Pick Up
FOX
Drama
PITCH 20th Century Fox Television,Rhode Island Ave. Productions Kevin Falls (EP), Dan Fogelman (EP, W-Pilot), Rick Singer (EP, W-Pilot), Paris Barclay (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Helen Bartlett (EP N/W), Tony Bill (EP N/W), Jess Rosenthal (EP N/W) PITCH is the emotional story of young pitcher GINNY BAKER (Kylie Bunbury), a beautiful, tough and incredibly gifted athlete who instantly becomes the most famous person in the country when she’s called up by the San Diego Padres, making her the first woman to play Major League Baseball. Series Pick Up
FOX
Drama
PRISON BREAK 20th Century Fox Television Paul Scheuring (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Marty Adelstein (EP N/W), Michael Horowitz (EP N/W), Neal H. Moritz (EP N/W), Dawn Olmstead (EP N/W), Vaun Wilmott (EP N/W), Nelson McCormick (D-Pilot) A thrilling new event series based on its hit series, PRISON BREAK. Series Pick Up
FOX
Drama
SHOTS FIRED 20th Century Fox Television,Imagine Television,Undisputed Cinema Reggie Rock Bythewood (EP, W-Pilot), Gina Prince-Bythewood (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Francie Calfo (EP N/W), Brian Grazer (EP N/W) A dramatic event series that examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. Series 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!