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
WABBIT - A LOONEY TUNES PRODUCTION Warner Bros. Animation Hugh Davidson (EP, W-Pilot), Sam Register (EP N/W) An animated comedy featuring Bugs Bunny. Series Pick Up
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
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
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
DO YOU WANT TO SEE A DEAD BODY? Abominable Pictures,Funny or Die Rob Huebel (EP, W-Pilot), Owen Burke (EP N/W), Nicholas Jasenovec (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Jonathan Stern (EP N/W) Based on the Funny or Die shorts, DO YOU WANT TO SEE A DEAD BODY? is a half-hour, scripted pilot that follows Rob Huebel as he embarks on a bizarre quest/adventure to see a dead body with a different celebrity guest each week. 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
Comedy Central
Comedy
WILLIAMS, JESSICA PROJECT Comedy Central Productions Naomi Ekperigin (EP, W-Pilot), Jessica R. Williams (EP, W-Pilot) THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH correspondent brings her unique point-of-view to a narrative scripted pilot. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Comedy
WILLMAN, JUSTIN PROJECT Comedy Central Productions Chris Hardwick (EP), Justin Willman (EP), Stuart Miller (EP N/W), Alex Murray (EP N/W), Tim Sarkes (EP N/W) Comedian Justin Willman aims to fix the world’s greatest problems and social injustices using the only logical method we have left: Magic. Pilot Pick Up
Comedy Central
Animation
GERMANY Free Association Aaron Karo (EP, W-Pilot), Reid Carolin (EP N/W), Peter Kiernan (EP N/W), Channing Tatum (EP N/W) An animated series about a community of germs living in a Petri dish at the University of Berlin. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
Comedy Central
Animation
RUDY Pacific Electric Picture Co.,Titmouse, Inc. Robert Padnick (W-Pilot), Mike Felbo (EP N/W), Ed Helms (EP N/W) An animated project that follows childish “cholo” Rudy Cisneros who, after serving a 15-year prison sentence, wants to dissociate from gang life and start being there for his wife, kids and abuelita. Pilot Presentation 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
Drama
MANIFESTO Trigger Street Productions Andrew Sodroski (W-Pilot), Dana Brunetti (EP), Troy Searer (EP N/W), Kevin Spacey (EP N/W) MANIFESTO tells the story of how the FBI brought down one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world from the point of view of an FBI profiler. 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: BEFORE EVER AFTER Disney Television Animation Chris Sonnenburg (EP, Supervising Producer, W-Pilot) Based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' acclaimed feature film, Tangled. 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 Junior
Animation
PUPPY DOG TAILS Wild Canary,Disney Junior Sean Coyle (EP N/W) An children's animated series that centers on two fun-loving pug puppies, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on daily adventures around their neighborhood and beyond. Series Pick Up
Disney Junior
Animation
VAMPIRINA Brown Bag Films,Disney Junior Chris Nee (EP, W-Pilot), Nicky Phelan (D-Pilot, SD) Inspired by Disney Publishing's popular children's book series "Vampirina Ballerina," tells the story of a young vampire girl who faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania. Series Pick Up
Disney XD
Animation
BIG HERO 6 Disney Television Animation Mark McCorkle (EP), Bob Schooley (EP), Nicholas Filippi (EP N/W, SP N/W) The animated series picks up immediately following the events in the feature film, and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Series Pick Up
Disney XD
Animation
BILLY DILLEY'S SUPER-DUPER SUBTERRANEAN SUMMER Disney Television Animation Aaron Springer (EP, W-Pilot) A comedy series that follows eccentric science-obsessed seventh-grader Billy Dilley and his lab partners Zeke and Marsha as their summer break takes an unexpected turn and they find themselves stuck in a bizarre, magical world beneath the earth's surface. Series Pick Up
Disney XD
Animation
COUNTRY CLUB Disney Television Animation Robert Renzetti (EP N/W) A comedy adventure series about Cricket Green, a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his family. 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!