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
Cartoon Network
Animation
MONSTER BEACH: THE SERIES Bogan Entertainment Solutions A story about surfing, scary locals and two kids battling to save their new home. Pilot Pick Up
CMT
Comedy
STILL THE KING CMT Productions,Hideout Pictures Billy Ray Cyrus (EP, W-Pilot), Jayson Dinsmore (EP N/W), Shannon Houchins (EP N/W), Travis Nicholson (EP N/W), Potsy Ponciroli (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Julia Silverton (EP N/W) A single camera comedy that features Cyrus as Vernon Brown, AKA “Burnin’ Vernon,” a scandal-ridden washed up one-hit wonder who is kicked out of country music, only to emerge 20 years later as the second best Elvis impersonator in Laughlin, Nevada. Series Pick Up
Comedy Central
Animation
JEFF AND SOME ALIENS Comedy Central Productions,ShadowMachine Films Sean Donnelly (III) (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Alessandro Minoli (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Alexander Bulkley (EP N/W), Corey Campodonico (EP N/W) A spin-off of the animated incubator series “TripTank,” “Jeff and Some Aliens” follows Jeff, the world’s most average guy, and the three aliens sent to study him to determine whether or not humanity should be destroyed. Series Pick Up
Comedy Central
Animation
LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS Comedy Central Productions,Bento Box Entertainment Brad Ableson (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Mike Clements (Creator, EP), Josiah Johnson (Creator, EP, W-Pilot), Devon Shepard (EP), Michael Starrbury (Creator, EP), Scott D. Greenberg (EP N/W), Joel Kuwahara (EP N/W), Mark McJimsey (EP N/W) An urban animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman: Jamal, Grover, and Milk. Series Pick Up
Comedy Central
Animation
MOONBEAM CITY Comedy Central Productions,Olive Bridge Entertainment Scott Gairdner (EP, W-Pilot), Tommy Blacha (EP), 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
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), Lorne Michaels (EP N/W), Andrew Singer (EP N/W), Jason Sudeikis (EP N/W), John Solomon (D-Pilot) A single camera, buddy comedy that centers on Sam (Richardson) and Tim (Robinson), two small-time Detroit ad men who aspire to help turn their hometown back into the glittering jewel of the Midwest that it once was. Series Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
KONNER, JEREMY PROJECT Comedy Central Productions,Electric Dynamite Maria Blasucci (EP, W-Pilot), Amanda Lund (EP, W-Pilot), Angela Trimbur (EP, W-Pilot), Jack Black (EP N/W), Jeremy Konner (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Priyanka Mattoo (EP N/W) A half-hour comedy series that revolves around a group of misfit women in LA who find new leases on life through their less-than-stellar all-girls basketball team. Terminated Series
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
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
BAD COUPLE Comedy Central Productions Flint Wainess (EP, W-Pilot), Noel Wells (EP, W-Pilot), Ben Berman (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy that follows Flint and Noel, an inseparable, highly opinionated couple who constantly clash with modern social mores, making life difficult for friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and themselves. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
CORPORATE Comedy Central Productions Pat Bishop (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Matt Ingebretson (EP, W-Pilot), Jake Weisman (EP, W-Pilot) A single camera, workplace comedy that follows Matt (Ingebretson) and Jake (Weisman) two junior executives-in-training who are forced to do the dirty work of the higher-ups at one of the world’s largest corporations, Hampton DeVille. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
OVERANALYZERS Comedy Central Productions,Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment Brian Schacter (EP, W-Pilot), Echo Kellum (EP N/W), Brooke Pobjoy (EP N/W), Marc Provissiero (EP N/W), Bryan Poyser (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy series that follows the misadventures of a diverse group of friends in their mid-twenties, one of them played by Kellum, as they navigate the fast-moving technological and cultural changes that make life as a young-ish person such a confusing and hilarious nightmare. 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
DirecTV
Comedy
ALMOST THERE Out of Time Productions Debbie Baldwin (EP N/W), Courtney Baron (EP N/W), Jonathan Burkhart (EP N/W), Kim Cella (EP N/W), Steven Pasquale (EP N/W), Jace Alexander (D-Pilot) A comedy that follows Jackson Cooper, a handsome, eternally single psychiatrist living in New York City. Series Pick Up
Discovery
Drama
FRONTIER Take the Shot Productions Peter Blackie (EP, W-Pilot), Rob Blackie (EP, W-Pilot), Perry Chafe (EP N/W), Jeff Fierson (EP N/W), John Vatcher (EP N/W) The drama is told from multiple perspectives and set in a world where business negotiations are frequently resolved with hatchet fights. Series Pick Up
Discovery Family Channel
Animation
DREAM DEFENDERS Tiny Island Productions The series follows 14-year-old twins Zoey and Zane Mercer through their dual dimension adventures—in both the ‘Realworld’ of Meridian, and the fantastical universes of the ‘Dreamworld’. 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
Animation
TANGLED Disney Television Animation Chris Sonnenburg (EP, W-Pilot) Based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' acclaimed feature film, Tangled. Series Pick Up
Disney Channel
Comedy
BIZAARDVARK Disney Channel Productions Eric Friedman (EP N/W, Show Runner), Marc Warren (EP N/W), Linda Mendoza (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy series that revolves around two 13-year-old best friends, Paige and Frankie, who write funny songs and create music videos for their online channel, titled Bizaardvark, which has 10,000 subscribers. Series Pick Up
Disney Channel
Comedy
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE It's A Laugh Prods. Linda Figueiredo (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Jonathan Judge (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy that centers around the Diaz family and is told from the point-of-view of the middle child – Harley. Series Pick Up
Disney Channel
Comedy
ANDILAND Disney Channel Productions,MM Productions Terri Minsky (EP, W-Pilot), Michelle Manning (EP N/W), Betty Thomas (D-Pilot) A single camera that introduces Andi Marcus as she's about to celebrate her 13th birthday. Pilot Pick Up
Disney Junior
Animation
ELENA OF AVALOR Disney Television Animation Craig Gerber (EP N/W) A spin-off animation series of SOFIA THE FIRST. Series Pick Up
Disney Junior
Animation
MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS Disney Television Animation Rob Laduca (EP N/W) A madcap car-racing adventure for preschoolers featuring Disney's #1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald. Series Pick Up
Disney XD
Animation
DUCKTALES Disney Television Animation The new series' adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie – and the optimistic yet temperamental Donald Duck embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Series Pick Up
Disney XD
Animation
FUTURE-WORM! Disney Television Animation Ryan Quincy (EP, W-Pilot) An animated short-form series about a boy who creates a time machine lunch box and befriends a fearless worm from the future. Series Pick Up
Disney XD
Animation
MILO MURPHY’S LAW Disney Television Animation Jeff Marsh (EP, W-Pilot), Dan Povenmire (EP, W-Pilot) An animated series that tells the story introduces Milo, the fictional great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy's Law namesake. Series Pick Up
Disney XD
Comedy
MECH-X4 It's A Laugh Prods.,Bay City Productions, Ltd. Steve Marmel (EP, W-Pilot), Anupam Nigam (EP N/W) A live-action sci-fi adventure comedy series centered on a heroic team of four teenage boys who take on the responsibility of controlling a giant robot in order to protect their city from danger. Series Pick Up
Disney XD
Comedy
BOYS IN BLUE It's A Laugh Prods. A single camera comedy series about 13 year old Coop, a straight arrow, by-the-book cop with the Junior Varsity Police Department. Pilot Pick Up
E!
Drama
ARRANGEMENT, THE Universal Cable Productions,Objective Productions Jonathan Abrahams (EP, W-Pilot), Jimmy Fox (EP N/W), Eli Holzman (EP N/W), Stephen Lambert (EP N/W), Gregory J Lipstone (EP N/W), Layla Smith (EP N/W), Ken Olin (D-Pilot) "The Arrangement” follows Megan Morrison (Evangelista), a beautiful young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster playing opposite Kyle West (Henderson), one of the world's top action movie stars. Series Pick Up
Epix
Comedy
GRAVES Lionsgate Television Keith Eisner (EP), Joshua Michael Stern (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Eric Weinberg (EP), Nick Nolte (EP N/W), Greg Shapiro (EP N/W) A single camera comedy starring Oscar-nominated Nick Nolte as a former President of the United States. Series Pick Up

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  1. Marco says:

    What about the Greatest American Hero and Ateam remakes?

  2. Alan says:

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

  3. lora says:

    You forget Presence (ABC)

  4. Maggie says:

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

  5. Gloria says:

    When is Devious maids coming back

  6. Michael W says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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!

  11. Jeni Miller says:

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Conner says:

    Will there be more networks added as the season continues?

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. jacq forens says:

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

  22. 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.

  23. Spaniard says:

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

  24. Robert says:

    What? Family Guide got picked up by NBC!

  25. maría says:

    Brilliant

  26. NardoE says:

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

  27. pcpurecommunity1234 says:

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

  28. EK says:

    Great program. Beats sibling effort by far!

  29. jim davis says:

    this is fantastic!