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
Nickelodeon
Comedy
LUDWIGS, THE Blooming Media This series for kids ages six to 12 follows the comedic adventures of five foster children who are on a quest to find out what happened to their foster parents, Mr. Series Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Comedy
RIDE Breakthrough Entertainment,Buccaneer Media Jill Girling (W-Pilot), Lori Mather-Welch (W-Pilot) A multi-camera, live-action series that follows the adventures of Katherine “Kit” Bridges who relocates to England when her father joins the faculty at Covington Academy, an elite equestrian boarding school. Series Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Animation
CUPCAKERY OF DOOM Nickelodeon Animation Studios Trevor Reece (W-Pilot) An animated short about two nefarious friends — a bear and a mouse — with designs on taking over the world. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Comedy
CLUB DUNES Nickelodeon Productions Heather Flanders (EP, W-Pilot), Gary Halvorson (D-Pilot) Set at a high-end beach club, The Dunes Club centers on the unlikely friendship that forms between a sheltered, privileged boy and a street-smart local girl who takes a job for the summer to earn extra cash. Terminated Pilot
POP
Comedy
JOEY MAC PROJECT, THE CBS Television Studios,T Group Productions Tim Gibbons (EP, Show Runner), Jenny Daly (EP N/W), Paul Greenberg (EP N/W), Jenny McCarthy (EP N/W), Joey McIntyre (EP N/W), Donnie Wahlberg (EP N/W) A half-hour single-camera comedy starring Joey McIntyre as a fictionalized version of himself. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
GUERRILLA ABC Signature Studios,Fifty Fathoms,Green Door Pictures,Stearns Castle John Ridley (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Idris Elba (EP N/W), Michael McDonald (EP N/W), Patrick Spence (EP N/W), Katie Swinden (EP N/W), Tracy Underwood (EP N/W) A limited drama series set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
I'M DYING UP HERE Showtime Productions,Endemol Shine Studios,Assembly Entertainment David Flebotte (EP, W-Pilot), Michael Aguilar (EP N/W), Jim Carrey (EP N/W), Christina Wayne (EP N/W), Jonathan Levine (D-Pilot) A one-hour dark comedy set among the famous Hollywood comedy clubs of the 1970s. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
PURITY Showtime Productions,Scott Rudin Productions Todd Field (EP, SD, W-Pilot), Jonathan Franzen (Author, EP), David Hare (EP), Eli Bush (EP N/W), Daniel Craig (EP N/W), Scott Rudin (EP N/W) A morally complex story of youthful idealism, extreme loyalty and cold-blooded murder. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
TWIN PEAKS Showtime Productions,Absurda Pictures Mark Frost (EP, W-Pilot), David Lynch (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot) A limited series based on the groundbreaking television phenomenon, and critically-acclaimed Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winning series TWIN PEAKS. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Comedy
MATING Showtime Productions,Universal Television,True Jack Productions Stu Zicherman (EP, W-Pilot), Craig Johnson (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Jason Katims (EP N/W), Michelle Lee (EP N/W) A single camera anthology comedy about modern mating, with each season exploring a different protagonist's journey. Pilot Pick Up
Showtime
Comedy
SMILF ABC Signature Studios,Showtime Productions,Quantity Entertainment Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (EP N/W), Michael London (EP N/W), Janice Williams (EP N/W) A single camera comedy based on Shaw's award-winning, semi-autobiographical short film of the same name. Pilot Pick Up
Showtime
Comedy
WHITE FAMOUS Showtime Productions,Lionsgate Television Tom Kapinos (EP, W-Pilot), Jamie Foxx (EP N/W) The project will focus on a talented, young African-American comedian whose star is rising, forcing him to navigate the treacherous waters of maintaining his credibility as he begins to cross-over towards becoming “white famous. Pilot Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
WAITHE, LENA PROJECT Fox 21 Television Studios,Kapital Entertainment Elwood Reid (EP, Show Runner), Lena Waithe (EP, W-Pilot), Common (EP N/W), Aaron Kaplan (EP N/W), Rick Famuyiwa (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A relevant, timely and distinctive coming-of-age story of a young African American male in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death. Pilot Pick Up
SpikeTV
Drama
MIST, THE TWC-Dimension Christian Torpe (EP, W-Pilot), Adam Bernstein (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Frank Darabont (EP N/W), David Glasser (EP N/W), Amanda Segel (EP N/W), Bob Weinstein (EP N/W), Harvey Weinstein (EP N/W), Andrew Wilder (EP N/W) A drama series based on the Stephen King novella of the same name. Series Pick Up
SpikeTV
Drama
RED MARS Skydance Media,Studio JMS J Michael Straczynski (EP, W-Pilot), David Ellison (EP N/W), Vince Gerardis (EP N/W), Dana Goldberg (EP N/W), Marcy Ross (EP N/W), Greg Yaitanes (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Red Mars follows the first settlers charged with terraforming a mysterious planet, all of whom have competed to be a part of the mission; the series delves into the lives of these relative strangers, cut off from everything they’ve ever known and living in the harshest environment imaginable. Series Pick Up
SpikeTV
Drama
BALTIMORE BURNING Davis Entertainment,Sony Pictures Television Seth Fisher (W-Pilot) Terminated Pilot
Starz Media
Drama
AMERICAN GODS FremantleMedia North America,Playtone,Starz Originals Bryan Fuller (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Michael J. Green (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Thom Beers (EP N/W), Stefanie Berk (EP N/W), Craig Cegielski (EP N/W), Neil Gaiman (Author, EP N/W), Tom Hanks (EP N/W), David Slade (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A drama series based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. Series Pick Up
Starz Media
Drama
COUNTERPART Starz Originals,Media Rights Capital (MRC),Anonymous Content,Gilbert Films Justin Marks (Creator, EP, W), Amy Berg (EP N/W), Bard Dorros (EP N/W), Gary Gilbert (EP N/W), Jordan Horowitz (EP N/W), Keith Redmon (EP N/W), Morten Tyldum (D-Pilot, EP N/W) An espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist that tells the story of Howard Silk (Simmons), a lowly cog in a bureaucratic UN agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret, when he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension. Series Pick Up
Starz Media
Drama
ONE PERCENT, THE Starz Originals,Media Rights Capital (MRC) Armando Bo (EP, W-Pilot), Alexander Dinelaris (EP, W-Pilot), Nicolas Giacobone (EP, W-Pilot), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot) A drama series that revolves around a struggling farmer (Helms) who encounters a bizarre twist of fate that might save or ruin his family farm. Series Pick Up
Starz Media
Drama
WHITE PRINCESS, THE Company Pictures,Playground Entertainment Michele Buck (EP N/W), Colin Callender (EP N/W), Scott Huff (EP N/W) A follow-up to the critically-acclaimed STARZ Original Miniseries event THE WHITE QUEEN. Series Pick Up
SundanceTV
Drama
LIAR ITV Studios,Two Brothers Pictures James Strong (EP N/W, SD) This compelling emotional thriller tells the story of a night that changes the lives of Laura Newell and Andrew Ellis forever. Series Pick Up
SyFy
Drama
BLOOD DRIVE Universal Cable Productions John Hlavin (EP), James Roland (EP, W-Pilot), Fredrik Malmberg (EP N/W), David Straiton (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A high-octane, over-the-top drama series set in a near-apocalyptic future that centers around LA’s last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country death race — with cars powered by blood and a dangerous femme fatale partner who sees people as fuel. Series Pick Up
SyFy
Drama
SUPERSTITION MVPTV,XLrator Media Joel Anderson Thompson (EP, Show Runner), Laurence Andries (EP N/W) The series centers around the Mosley family, owners of the only funeral home in a fictitious town on the outskirts of New Orleans and keepers of the town’s dark secrets and history. Series Pick Up
SyFy
Comedy
HAPPY! Universal Cable Productions,Original Film Brian Taylor (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Toby Jaffe (EP N/W), Neal H. Moritz (EP N/W), Pavun Shetty (EP N/W) Based on Morrison and Darick Robertson's graphic novel of the same name, HAPPY! follows Nick Sax - an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man - who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. Pilot Pick Up
SyFy
Drama
HAUNTED Universal Cable Productions,Full Fathom Five Noga Landau (EP, W-Pilot), Todd Cohen (EP N/W), James Frey (EP N/W) A supernatural horror-drama about four siblings who reunite following their parents' deaths. Pilot Pick Up
SyFy
Drama
KRYPTON Warner Horizon Television,DC Entertainment,Phantom Four Films Ian Goldberg (W-Pilot), David Goyer (EP, W-Pilot), Damian Kindler (EP, Show Runner), Colm McCarthy (Co EP N/W, D-Pilot) Krypton is the much-anticipated Superman prequel set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet. Pilot Pick Up
SyFy
Drama
MACHINE, THE Universal Cable Productions Caradog W. James (EP, W-Pilot), John Giwa-Amu (EP N/W) A drama based on the 2013 cult hit film of the same name. Pilot Pick Up
SyFy
Drama
PROTOTYPE Universal Cable Productions,Escape Artists Tony Basgallop (EP, W-Pilot), Todd Black (EP N/W), Jason Blumenthal (EP N/W), Jesus de la Vega (EP N/W), Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A sci-fi thriller drama that centers on three unlikely cohorts who inadvertently stumble upon an invention that challenges the very nature of quantum physics – a discovery which in turn puts their lives in grave danger. Terminated Pilot
TBS
Animation
FINAL SPACE Conaco Productions,Studio T,New Form Digital Olan Rogers (EP, W-Pilot), David Sacks (EP, W-Pilot), Kathleen Grace (EP N/W), Matt Hoklotubbe (EP N/W), David Kissinger (EP N/W), Conan O'Brien (EP N/W), Jeff Ross (EP N/W), Melissa Schneider (EP N/W), Larry Sullivan (EP N/W) This animated comedy series is a serialize intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake. Series Pick Up
TBS
Animation
TARANTULA Studio T,Rough House Pictures Carson Mell (Creator, W-Pilot), David Gordon Green (EP N/W), Jody Hill (EP N/W), Brandon James (EP N/W), Danny McBride (EP N/W) The series centers on Echo Johnson, a respected but uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Series Pick Up

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  1. paula counts says:

    criminal minds is about to loose a lot of viewer’s without hodge seems like men who make the show might cause anger issues look how parents left the show because you all treated men better then women wtf that show will not last without him I started watching again when you brought back then herd about him ill stop when he goes he has apologized in twelve years come on

  2. 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.

  3. gitieDJ says:

    What about The Blexicans?

  4. Marco says:

    What about the Greatest American Hero and Ateam remakes?

  5. Alan says:

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

  6. lora says:

    You forget Presence (ABC)

  7. Maggie says:

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

  8. Gloria says:

    When is Devious maids coming back

  9. Michael W says:

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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?

  13. 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!

  14. Jeni Miller says:

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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?

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Conner says:

    Will there be more networks added as the season continues?

  20. 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?

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. jacq forens says:

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

  25. 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.

  26. Spaniard says:

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

  27. Robert says:

    What? Family Guide got picked up by NBC!

  28. maría says:

    Brilliant

  29. NardoE says:

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

  30. pcpurecommunity1234 says:

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

  31. EK says:

    Great program. Beats sibling effort by far!

  32. jim davis says:

    this is fantastic!