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
Bounce TV
Comedy
MANN & WIFE Bounce TV,Bobbcat Films Roger M. Bobb (D-Pilot, W-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy from husband and wife team David Mann (Madea's Big Happy Family) and Tamela Mann (Sparkle), stars of the hit Tyler Perry sitcom Meet The Browns, which series creator and director Roger Bobb (The Rickey Smiley Show) calls "a black Brady Bunch." Series Pick Up
Bounce TV
Comedy
SISTERS Bounce TV,Bobbcat Films,Nina Holiday Entertainment Roger M. Bobb (EP N/W), Chip Hurd (EP N/W), Cas Sigers (EP N/W), Terri J. Vaughn (EP N/W) A multi-camera comedy sitcom centered around a once-famous R&B group called the "Ladies of Essence" who, after life has thrown each of them a few curve balls, find themselves fabulous, forty and forced to live under the same roof. Series Pick Up
Cartoon Network
Animation
BE COOL SCOOBY-DOO! Warner Bros. Animation Sam Register (EP N/W) An animated comedy featuring the classic Scooby Gang. Series Pick Up
Cartoon Network
Animation
EXCHANGE STUDENT ZERO Bogan Entertainment Solutions Silas Hickey (EP) An animated series about boys who bring an anime character from a fantasy card game to life and pass him off as an exchange student. Series Pick Up
Cartoon Network
Animation
MONSTER BEACH Bogan Entertainment Solutions Silas Hickey (EP) An animated series about surfing, scary locals, and two kids battling to save their worst nightmare. Series Pick Up
Cartoon Network
Animation
NUMB CHUCKS 9 Story Media Group Vince Commisso (EP), Steve Jarosz (EP) An animated series acquired from Canada. Series Pick Up
Cartoon Network
Animation
WABBIT - A LOONEY TUNES PRODUCTION Warner Bros. Animation Sam Register (EP N/W) An animated comedy featuring Bugs Bunny. Series Pick Up
Cartoon Network
Animation
WE BARE BEARS Cartoon Network Studios Curtis Lelash (EP N/W), Brian A. Miller (EP N/W), Jennifer Pelphrey (EP N/W), Rob Sorcher (EP N/W) A comedy about three bear siblings (Grizzly, Panda, and Ice Bear) that follows their awkward attempts at assimilating into human society. Series Pick Up
Cinemax
Drama
OUTCAST Fox International Channels Chris Black (EP), Robert Kirkman (Author, EP, W-Pilot), David Alpert (EP N/W), Sue Naegle (EP N/W), Sharon Tal Yguado (EP N/W), Adam Wingard (D-Pilot) OUTCAST, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Series Pick Up
Cinemax
Drama
QUARRY HBO Original Programming,Anonymous Content Max Allan Collins (Author, EP), Michael Fuller (EP, W-Pilot), Graham Gordy (EP, W-Pilot), Matt DeRoss (EP N/W), Steve Golin (EP N/W), David Kanter (EP N/W), Ken F. Levin (EP N/W), Keith Redmon (EP N/W), Greg Yaitanes (D-Pilot, EP N/W, SD) QUARRY tells the story of Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home to Memphis from Vietnam in 1972 and finds himself shunned by those he loves and demonized by the public. Series Pick Up
Cinemax
Drama
BLANCO Fox 21 Television Studio‎s,Lakeshore Entertainment Mark Rosner (EP, W-Pilot), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Gary Lucchesi (EP N/W), Tom Rosenberg (EP N/W) A drama series that centers on an uptown gangster who uses his status as a confidential informant to turn the tables on law enforcement and build his criminal empire. Terminated Pilot
Comedy Central
Animation
MOONBEAM CITY Comedy Central Productions,Olive Bridge Entertainment Scott Gairdner (EP, W-Pilot), Will Gluck (EP N/W), Richard Schwartz (EP N/W) An adult-animated comedy series that follows undercover detective Dazzle Novak (Lowe), a handsome idiot who commits more crimes than most criminals. Series Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
ANOTHER PERIOD Comedy Central Productions,Red Hour Films Natasha Leggero (EP, W-Pilot), Riki Lindhome (EP, W-Pilot), Stuart Cornfeld (EP N/W), Jeremy Konner (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Deborah Liebling (EP N/W), Ben Stiller (EP N/W) A single camera comedy that follows the misadventures of Newport’s first family, The Bellacourts, a family with nothing to offer the world, but who have so much money that it doesn’t matter. Series Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
IDIOTSITTER Comedy Central Productions Jillian Bell (EP, W-Pilot), Charlotte Newhouse (EP, W-Pilot) A single camera comedy that follows a straight-and-narrow young woman (played by Newhouse) who is hired to babysit a mega-rich womanchild (Bell) who is under house arrest in her daddy’s mansion. Series Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
WHY? WITH HANNIBAL BURESS Comedy Central Productions,3 Arts Entertainment Hannibal Buress (EP, W-Pilot), Dave Becky (EP N/W), Jeff Stilson (EP N/W) A docu-series that will feature the comedian providing his perspective on each week’s zeitgeist-driven topic, answering the burning questions on his mind through stand-up, filmed segments, man-on-the-street interviews and in-studio guests. Series Pick Up
Comedy Central
Animation
DADBONER Comedy Central Productions,Avalon Television Mike Burns (EP, W-Pilot), Tim Long (EP, W-Pilot), Richard Allen-Turner (EP N/W), Kara Baker (EP N/W), Dan Lubetkin (EP N/W), David Martin (EP N/W), Jon Thoday (EP N/W) An animated comedy based on the popular Twitter feed written by Mike Burns. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Animation
LEGENDS Bento Box Entertainment Quinn Hawking (Creator, W-Pilot), Josiah Johnson (Creator, W-Pilot), Brad Ableson (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Scott D. Greenberg (EP N/W), Joel Kuwahara (EP N/W), Mark McJimsey (EP N/W), Michael Starrbury (EP N/W) An urban animated comedy centering on a trio of high school basketball players who are legends in their own minds – and really, nowhere else. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Animation
WACO VALLEY Comedy Central Productions,Above Average Productions Ben Warheit (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Lorne Michaels (EP N/W), Andrew Singer (EP N/W) An animated comedy series about Lonnie, a local newscaster, who lives with his 2 friends in the small southwestern town of Waco Valley. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
BRITANICK PROJECT Comedy Central Productions Nick Kocher & Brian McElhaney (EP, W-Pilot), Tally Barr (EP N/W), Alex Murray (EP N/W), Brad Petrigala (EP N/W), Troy Miller (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy starring comedians, Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
CHECKED OUT Comedy Central Productions,3 Arts Entertainment,Objective Productions Craig DiGregorio (EP, W-Pilot), Sean Clements (EP N/W), Dominic Dierkes (EP N/W), Andrew O'Connor (EP N/W), Oly Obst (EP N/W), Matt Villines & Osmany Rodriguez (D-Pilot) A single-camera comedy series that follows two co-dependent, odd couple cousins (Sean Clements and Dominic Dierkes) trying to manage a youth hostel without fully understanding youth, managing, hostels, or how people normally behave. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
DETROITERS Comedy Central Productions,Broadway Video Zach Kanin (EP, W-Pilot), Joe Kelly (EP, W-Pilot), Sam Richardson (EP, W-Pilot), Tim Robinson (EP, W-Pilot), Jason Sudeikis (EP N/W) A single camera, buddy comedy that centers on Sam (Richardson) and Tim (Robinson), two local ad men who make low budget commercials in Detroit. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
ULTIMATE ULTIMATE Comedy Central Productions Jack Henry Robbins (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), James Vallely (EP, W-Pilot), Tim Robbins (EP N/W) A single camera mockumentary comedy about amateur DJs in Los Angeles as they prepare for a competition that could change their lives. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
CRAZY HOUSE Comedy Central Productions Jeff Tomsic (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy that centers around two friends who, after accidentally sending their boss into a coma via an office prank, successfully plead insanity and are sentenced to an asylum. Terminated Pilot
Comedy Central
Comedy
DUTY Sony Pictures Television,FanFare Productions,Shark Vs. Bear David Caspe (EP), Jamie Tarses (EP N/W) A single camera comedy that centers around “Kyle” (played by Mike O’Gorman), a former football star who loses everything and is forced to start anew by moving back to his hometown and taking a job on the local police force opposite his childhood best friend “Lonnie” (played by Gil Ozeri). Terminated Pilot
DirecTV
Comedy
THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY PAST MIDNIGHT Momentum TV,DirecTV Peter Ackerman (Creator, EP, W-Pilot), Nick Hamm (EP), Sabrina Eisenstadt (EP N/W), Tatiana Olsak (EP N/W) A comedy series based on Peter Ackerman's critically-acclaimed play of the same name. Series Pick Up
Discovery Family Channel
Animation
TRANSFORMERS Hasbro Studios Jeff Kline (EP) An animated series from the TRANSFORMERS franchise, taking place years after the battle between Autobots and Decepticons in TRANSFORMERS PRIME. Series Pick Up
Disney Channel
Comedy
BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER It's A Laugh Prods. Jed Elinoff (EP, W-Pilot), Scott Thomas (EP, W-Pilot), Michael B. Kaplan (EP N/W), Shelley Jensen (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy that centers on teenagers Shelby and Cyd, who when a science experiment goes wrong, become unstuck in time, leaping forward and backward whenever they want. Series Pick Up
Disney Channel
Comedy
JESSIE SPINOFF PROJECT It's A Laugh Prods. A spinoff series from Disney's JESSIE. Series Pick Up
Disney Channel
Comedy
BUNKED It's A Laugh Prods. Joey Manderino (SP, W-Pilot), Dan Staley (EP N/W) A multi-camera comedy that follows a tech-savvy teenage girl as she tries to adapt to life as a counselor at a sleep-away camp in Wisconsin. Pilot Pick Up
Disney Channel
Comedy
FAIREST OF THE MALL It's A Laugh Prods. Jed Elinoff & Scott Thomas (EP, W-Pilot), Shelley Jensen (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy series that finds a teenage girl having landed her dream job at the mall’s hottest clothing store only to lose it once she’s set-up by the resident queen bee. Pilot Pick Up
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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. Jeni Miller says:

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Conner says:

    Will there be more networks added as the season continues?

  10. 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?

  11. mitchell says:

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. jacq forens says:

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

  15. 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.

  16. Spaniard says:

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

  17. Robert says:

    What? Family Guide got picked up by NBC!

  18. maría says:

    Brilliant

  19. NardoE says:

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

  20. pcpurecommunity1234 says:

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

  21. EK says:

    Great program. Beats sibling effort by far!

  22. jim davis says:

    this is fantastic!