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
Animation
PRONTOSAURUS Nickelodeon Animation Studios Dougie, a young Brontosaurus living in an anthropomorphic animal city, is the delivery dino for his parent’s fast-paced courier service. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Animation
RAMBLERS Nickelodeon Animation Studios Norville, Mr. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Animation
SHARKDOG Nickelodeon Animation Studios Max thinks he’s found his new best friend when he adopts Sharkdog – half shark, half dog, all appetite. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Animation
SLIMELAB Nickelodeon Animation Studios Toby and Gooby, two scientists at Slimelab, are hungry but have no microwave to cook their frozen burritos. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Animation
SOMEONE NEEDS TO STOP AUNT PHYLLIS Nickelodeon Animation Studios Penny both loves and fears spending time with her Aunt Phyllis – an unstoppable force of nature who doesn’t believe in rules or consequences. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Animation
SPACE MISSION: DANGER Nickelodeon Animation Studios Space explorers Diego the dog and Orbot the Robot are stranded on a remote planet. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Animation
SUPER DOOPER STUDIOS, THE Nickelodeon Animation Studios Bernie, a cameraman bear, and Bingo, an actor penguin, work at a once great, now struggling film & TV studio. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Animation
TRUFAX: TOT COP Nickelodeon Animation Studios “The name’s Truman. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
Ovation
Drama
HOT ART Storyscape Entertainment Based on the book "Hot Art: Chasing Thieves and Detectives Through the Secret World of Stolen Art, this new drama series offers a fresh, contemporary take on the world of art crime. Series Pick Up
OWN
Drama
LOVE IS __ Warner Horizon Television,Akil Productions Salim Akil (EP, W-Pilot), Mara Brock Akil (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot) The Akils often hear that they “personify black love”; after all, they balance successful careers and a beautiful family. Series Pick Up
OWN
Drama
MCCRANEY, TARELL ALVIN PROJECT Warner Horizon Television,Page Fright,Outlier Society Productions Tarell McCraney (Creator, EP, W-Pilot), Michael B. Jordan (EP N/W), Mike Kelley (EP N/W), Melissa Loy (EP N/W) Haunted by the death of his closest friend, and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty, a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. Series Pick Up
Paramount Network
Comedy
AMERICAN WOMAN Warner Horizon Television,John Wells Productions John Riggi (EP, W-Pilot), John Wells (EP, Show Runner), Alex Hardcastle (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A single-camera period dramedy inspired by the life of actress-turned-reality star Kyle Richards. Series Pick Up
Paramount Network
Comedy
HEATHERS Lakeshore Entertainment Jason Micallef (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Brad Gardner (EP N/W), Gary Lucchesi (EP N/W), Tom Rosenberg (EP N/W), Leslye Headland (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Based on the 1988 cult classic film of the same name, “Heathers” is a pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as our heroine Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox, “Under the Dome”) deals with a very different but equally vicious group of Heathers. Series Pick Up
Paramount Network
Drama
YELLOWSTONE Weinstein Company, The Taylor Sheridan (Creator, D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), David Glasser (EP N/W), Art Linson (EP N/W), John Linson (EP N/W) YELLOWSTONE follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders — land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park. Series Pick Up
POP
Comedy
DEMONS OF DORIAN GUNN, THE Jax Media,Generate,Silent Machine Entertainment Evan Greenspoon (W-Pilot), Brandon Scott-Jones (W-Pilot), Lilly Burns (EP N/W), Tony Hernandez (EP N/W), Krysten Ritter (EP N/W), Kara Welker (EP N/W) THE DEMONS OF DORIAN GUNN follows disgraced New York socialite Dorian Gunn, who discovers he’s descended from a long line of demon hunters and is forced to abandon his life of leisure to protect humanity from monsters as they emerge from the gates of hell. Pilot Pick Up
Showtime
Animation
COLBERT, STEPHEN AND LICHT, CHRIS PROJECT CBS Television Studios Stephen Colbert (EP, W-Pilot), Chris Licht (EP, W-Pilot) A half-hour animated series starring the two-dimensional avatars of President Donald Trump and the most powerful family in the world. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Comedy
KIDDING Showtime Productions Raffi Adlan (EP N/W), Michael Aguilar (EP N/W), Jason Bateman (EP N/W), Jim Carrey (EP N/W), Jim Garavente (EP N/W), Michel Gondry (D-Pilot, EP N/W) In the single camera comedy, KIDDING, Carrey plays Jeff, aka Mr. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA Showtime Productions,Red Hour Films,Michael De Luca Productions Brett Johnson (EP, W-Pilot), Michael Tolkin (EP, W-Pilot), Michael De Luca (EP N/W), Ben Stiller (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Nicky Weinstock (EP N/W), Bryan Zuriff (EP N/W) A limited series based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
GUANTANAMO Weinstein Company, The Daniel Voll (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), David Glasser (EP N/W), Harvey Weinstein (EP N/W), Oliver Stone (D-Pilot) Guantanamo focuses on the detainees held in the world’s most controversial prison, and those who defend and condemn them. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
PATRICK MELROSE Showtime Productions,Sky Original Productions,Two Cities Films,SunnyMarch Productions Adam Ackland (EP N/W), Benedict Cumberbatch (EP N/W), Rachael Horovitz (EP N/W), Michael Jackson (EP N/W) Based on the acclaimed series of semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Series Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
PURITY Showtime Productions,Scott Rudin Productions Todd Field (D, EP, W), 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
Comedy
BALL STREET Showtime Productions,Sony Pictures Television Evan Goldberg (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Seth Rogen (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Ball Street is a single-camera comedy that takes us back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday – the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. Pilot Pick Up
Showtime
Drama
CITY ON A HILL Showtime Productions,Pearl Street Films Michael Cuesta (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Matt Damon (EP N/W), James Mangold (EP N/W), Jennifer Todd (EP N/W) Set in the early 90s, when Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm, CITY ON A HILL is a fictional account of what was called the “Boston Miracle. Pilot Pick Up
Starz Media
Drama
ROOK, THE Lionsgate Television,Fickle Fish Films,Character Seven Sam Holcroft (CP, W-Pilot), Al Muriel (CP, W-Pilot), Stephen Garrett (EP, Show Runner), Meghan Hibbett (EP N/W), Stephenie Meyer (EP N/W) The Rook tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a London park suffering total amnesia – surrounded by dead bodies, all wearing latex gloves. Series Pick Up
Starz Media
Drama
SWEETBITTER Lionsgate Television,Plan B Entertainment,Starz Originals Stephanie Danler (Author, EP, W-Pilot), Stu Zicherman (EP), Richard Shepard (D-Pilot, EP N/W) SWEETBITTER follows 22-year-old Tess who, shortly after arriving in New York City, lands a job at a celebrated downtown restaurant. Series Pick Up
Starz Media
Drama
VIDA Lionsgate Television,Big Beach Tanya Saracho (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Peter Saraf (EP N/W), Robin Schwartz (EP N/W), Marc Turtletaub (EP N/W), Alonso Ruizpalacios (D-Pilot) VIDA is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Series Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
NIGHTFLYERS Universal Cable Productions,Hypnotic,Gaeta / Rosenzweig Films,Lloyd Ivan Miller Productions Jeff Buhler (EP, W-Pilot), David Bartis (EP N/W), Michael Gaeta (EP N/W), Gene Klein (EP N/W), Doug Liman (EP N/W), Lloyd Ivan Miller (EP N/W), Alice Neuhauser (EP N/W), Alison Rosenzweig (EP N/W), Mike Cahill (D-Pilot) Set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction, a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. Series Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
DEADLY CLASS Universal Cable Productions,Sony Pictures Television,Russo Brothers Studio,Chipmunk Hill Miles Orion Feld (EP, W-Pilot), Mike Larocca (EP N/W), Joe Russo & Anthony Russo (EP N/W), Lee Toland Krieger (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Based on the graphic novel of the same name, DEADLY CLASS follows a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Pilot Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
TREMORS Universal Cable Productions,Blumhouse Productions Andrew Miller (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Kevin Bacon (EP N/W), Jessica Rhoades (EP N/W), David Schiff (EP N/W), Vincenzo Natali (D-Pilot) The killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, Nevada 25 years ago are back, and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon) who beat them once. Pilot Pick Up
SYFY
Drama
MACHINE, THE Universal Cable Productions Caradog W. James (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), John Giwa-Amu (EP N/W), Andrew Miller (EP N/W) A drama based on the 2013 cult hit film of the same name. Terminated Pilot

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