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
FX
Comedy
RIDE OR DIE FX Productions,3 Arts Entertainment,RCG Productions Cristin Milioti (EP, W-Pilot), Nina Pedrad (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Charlie Day (EP N/W), Nick Frenkel (EP N/W), Glenn Howerton (EP N/W), Rob McElhenney (EP N/W), Michael Rotenberg (EP N/W), Daniel Gray Longino (D-Pilot) This single-cam comedy follows Maxine, her best friends Natalie and Amy, and stepbrother Landis as they navigate the abject shit-storm that is adulthood. Pilot Pick Up
FX
Comedy
ROBESPIERRE & HOLM PROJECT A24,FX Productions Elisabeth Holm (EP, W-Pilot), Gillian Robespierre (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), John Hodges (EP N/W), Ravi Nandan (EP N/W), Jenny Slate (EP N/W) This single-cam comedy explores the adult female friendship of two creative partners as they embark on a cross-country road trip. Pilot Pick Up
FX
Comedy
SINGULARITY FX Productions,Point Grey Pictures Sonny Lee (EP, W-Pilot), Evan Goldberg (EP N/W), Seth Rogen (EP N/W) A single camera comedy set in a future where humans are pets for robots and centered around two friends who begin to question this arrangement. Pilot Pick Up
FX
Drama
MAYANS MC FX Productions,Fox 21 Television Studios Kurt Sutter (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot) This drama pilot is set in a post Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border, struggles with his desire for vengeance against the cartel, and his need for respect from the women he loves. Pilot Pick Up
FX
Comedy
MORGAN, TRACY PROJECT FX Productions,CBS Television Studios,Tannenbaum Company, The John Carcieri (EP, W-Pilot), Richie Keen (EP), Jordan Peele (EP, W-Pilot), Nick Frenkel (EP N/W), Tracy Morgan (EP N/W), Eric Tannenbaum (EP N/W), Kim Tannenbaum (EP N/W), Joel Zadak (EP N/W) A single camera comedy that centers on a career criminal who is released from prison after 15 long years, hoping to reintegrate into a society that long ago left him behind. Terminated Pilot
HBO
Animation
ESME & ROY Sesame Workshop,Nelvana A new animated series about a young girl and her monster pal who help take care of all kinds of interesting creatures when their regular guardians need aid. Series Pick Up
HBO
Comedy
BARRY HBO Original Programming Alec Berg (Creator, EP, W-Pilot), Bill Hader (Creator, D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot) A single camera comedy that centers on an ex-Marine (Hader) who works as a low-rent hitman in the Midwest. Series Pick Up
HBO
Comedy
ROOM 104 Duplass Brothers Television,HBO Original Programming Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Xan Aranda (EP N/W) An anthology comedy series set in a single room of an average American hotel that tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it in each episode. Series Pick Up
HBO
Drama
BALL, ALAN PROJECT HBO Original Programming,Your Face Goes Here Entertainment Peter Macdissi (EP N/W) A serialized drama series that focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child. Series Pick Up
HBO
Drama
CORMORAN STRIKE HBO Original Programming,Bronte Film and Television Tom Edge (W-Pilot), Ben Richards (W-Pilot), Neil Blair (EP N/W), Ruth Kenley-Letts (EP N/W), Elizabeth Kilgarriff (EP N/W), Michael Keillor (D-Pilot) A limited series based on JK Rowling’s bestselling crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, about a war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Series Pick Up
HBO
Drama
DEUCE, THE HBO Original Programming,Blown Deadline Productions George P. Pelecanos (EP, W-Pilot), Richard Price (EP), David Simon (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), James Franco (EP N/W), Michelle MacLaren (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Nina Kostroff Noble (EP N/W) THE DEUCE follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that existed there until the rise of HIV, the violence of the cocaine epidemic and the renewed real estate market all ended the bawdy turbulence. Series Pick Up
HBO
Drama
LEVI, HAGAI AND STOLLMAN, NOAH PROJECT HBO Original Programming,Movie Plus Productions,Keshet Studios Joseph Cedar (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Rachel Kaplan (EP N/W), Michael Lombardo (EP N/W), Avi Nir (EP N/W), Alon Shtruzman (EP N/W), Peter Traugott (EP N/W), Karni Ziv (EP N/W) A drama series about the tragic torrent of violence that followed the disappearance and search for three Israeli teenagers during the summer of 2014, which resulted in the murders of Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, Naftali Fraenkel, 16, who were taken at a hitchhiking stop. Series Pick Up
HBO
Drama
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND HBO Original Programming,Rai Uno Radiotelevisione,Fandango,Wildside Laura Paolucci (W-Pilot), Francesco Piccolo (W-Pilot), Jennifer Schuur (EP N/W), Saverio Costanzo (D-Pilot, W-Pilot) When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship. Series Pick Up
HBO
Drama
SHARP OBJECTS Entertainment One (Los Angeles),Blumhouse Productions Gillian Flynn (Author, EP), Marti Noxon (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Amy Adams (EP N/W), Jason Blum (EP N/W), Charles Layton (EP N/W), Jessica Rhoades (EP N/W), Nathan Ross (EP N/W), Jean-Marc Vallee (D-Pilot, EP N/W) An adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel of the same name, this drama series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker, played by Adams, who returns to her hometown to cover the murder of two preteen girls following a stay in a psychiatric hospital. Series Pick Up
HBO
Drama
SHIBDEN HALL HBO Original Programming,BBC,Lookout Point Productions Faith Penhale (EP N/W), Piers Wenger (EP N/W) Set in West Yorkshire in 1832, Shibden Hall is the epic story of the remarkable landowner, Anne Lister. Series Pick Up
HBO
Drama
SUCCESSION HBO Original Programming,Gary Sanchez Productions Jesse Armstrong (EP, W-Pilot), Will Ferrell (EP N/W), Ilene S. Landress (EP N/W), Adam McKay (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Kevin Messick (EP N/W), Frank Rich (EP N/W) SUCCESSION follows the saga of the Roys, a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. Series Pick Up
HBO
Comedy
A LOT HBO Original Programming Jenny Bicks (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Whitney Cummings (EP, W-Pilot), Maureen Dowd (Author, EP N/W), Jimmy Miller (EP N/W), Richard Shepard (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Tom Werner (EP N/W) A single camera comedy of modern relationships that focuses on human nature and social construction using documentary elements and appearances from experts to help the characters understand the biological basis of their behavior. Pilot Pick Up
HBO
Drama
MOGADISHU, MINNESOTA HBO Original Programming,First Light Productions K'naan Warsame (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Kathryn Bigelow (EP N/W), Carolyn Strauss (EP N/W) A family drama that grapples with what it means to be American - among the Somalis of Minneapolis. Pilot Pick Up
History
Drama
KNIGHTFALL A+E Studios,Combine, The,Midnight Radio Josh Appelbaum (EP N/W), Andre Nemec (EP N/W), Jeffrey Pinkner (EP N/W), Jeremy Renner (EP N/W), Scott Rosenberg (EP N/W) Knightfall reveals the great secrets protected by the Templars and tells the story of faith, loyalty and brotherhood that help sustain these warriors on the battlefield, and the dark events that would forever sear the infamous date of Friday the 13th into the psyche of the world. Series Pick Up
IFC
Comedy
LIVING WITH YOURSELF Likely Story Jeffrey Blitz (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Anthony Bregman (EP N/W), Jeff Stern (EP N/W) Living With Yourself is about George Elliot, a man who is burned out and facing an impasse in both his personal and professional life. Series Pick Up
Investigation Discovery
Drama
VON BULOW AFFAIR, THE Universal Cable Productions Ilene Rosenzweig (EP, W-Pilot), Angela Bromstad (EP N/W), Meryl Poster (EP N/W) “The Von Bulow Affair” was the most scandalous and sensational murder trial of the1980s, borne from the bowels of high society that existed between white-linen parties of Newport and white-powder mischief at New York’s poshest nightclub. Series Pick Up
ION
Drama
PRIVATE EYES Entertainment One (Toronto),Corus Entertainment Alan McCullough (EP, Show Runner), Shawn Piller (EP, Show Runner), Tassie Cameron (EP N/W), Tecca Crosby (EP N/W), John Morayniss (EP N/W), Jason Priestley (EP N/W), Lloyd Segan (EP N/W), James Thorpe (EP N/W) Ex-pro hockey player Matt Shade changes his life when he decides to team up with fierce P. Series Pick Up
Lifetime
Drama
MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE, A A+E Studios,Prospect Park (DEFUNCT),Firm, The Anthony Jaswinski (EP, W-Pilot), Josh Barry (EP N/W), Jeff Kwatinetz (EP N/W), Gary Fleder (D-Pilot) An anthology series where each season takes a classic Shakespearean tale and twists it into a modern-day horror-mystery; A Midsummer Night’s Dream inspires the first season, transforming it into a modern-day, mind-bending thriller that explores terror, deception and the dark side of love. Pilot Pick Up
Lifetime
Drama
SEA CHANGE MarVista Entertainment,Piller/Segan/Shepherd Liz Sczudlo (EP, W-Pilot), Sharon Bordas (EP N/W), Adam Fratto (EP N/W), Aimee Friedman (Author, EP N/W), David MacLeod (EP N/W), Shawn Piller (EP N/W), Lloyd Segan (EP N/W), Fernando Szew (EP N/W), Chris Grismer (D-Pilot) Based on the novel by Aimee Friedman; A supernatural drama series that follows a strong 17-year-old girl who, after the death of her father, moves to a small Nantucket-like island to live with her estranged mother; There she is pulled into the classic small town rivalries and clashes with her mother, but quickly learns the depth of those conflicts when the island legend about dangerous Sea Walkers appears to be true, presenting a mystery for her and her family. Pilot Pick Up
Nick Jr.
Animation
ABBY HATCHER Spin Master Entertainment Abby Hatcher follows a top-notch monster-catcher who helps friends and monsters solve their problems. Series Pick Up
Nick Jr.
Animation
BUTTERBEAN'S CAFE Brown Bag Films This animated series follows a fairy named Butterbean and her adventures running the neighborhood café with her friends. Series Pick Up
Nick Jr.
Animation
RUSTY RIVETS Spin Master Entertainment Ravi Steve & Sindy Spackman (W-Pilot), Laura Clunie (EP N/W), Ronnen Harary (EP N/W), Brad Ferguson (D-Pilot) An animated preschool series that follows the animated adventures of Rusty as he invents his way out of jams by repurposing parts and objects into the wildest, coolest contraptions ever. Series Pick Up
Nick Jr.
Animation
SUNNY DAY Silvergate Media This animated series centers on Sunny, a 10-year-old master hairstylist and entrepreneur who uses creative problem solving to tackle any dilemma that arises in her seaside town of Friendly Falls. Series Pick Up
Nick Jr.
Animation
TOP WING 9 Story Media Group,Nickelodeon Animation Studios Scott Kraft (EP N/W) Focuses on a team of eager young birds as they flock together to help their community and earn their wings as full-feathered rescuers. Series Pick Up
Nickelodeon
Animation
ADVENTURES OF KID DANGER AND CAPTAIN MAN, THE Nickelodeon Animation Studios An animated series based on TV’s number-one kids’ show, the live-action Henry Danger. Series Pick Up

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  1. I discovered this actress on the web and couldn’t believe the stars who were following her but why I haven’t seen her in anything? Her name is Dianara. GoldenDianara.com

  2. Irma Sandoval says:

    Plz send email me when new post

  3. This looking like a very exciting time for actors. Would love an opportunity to audition in the near future.

  4. natalie millican says:

    I have a personal interest in a pilot getting picked up, but havent heard anything yet. When do they announce the final picks and rejects?? This is for one of the USA 2017 pilots. Thanks..

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. gitieDJ says:

    What about The Blexicans?

  8. Marco says:

    What about the Greatest American Hero and Ateam remakes?

  9. Alan says:

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

  10. lora says:

    You forget Presence (ABC)

  11. Maggie says:

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

  12. Gloria says:

    When is Devious maids coming back

  13. Michael W says:

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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?

  17. 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!

  18. Jeni Miller says:

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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?

  21. 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.

  22. neryvania says:

    Ei gostaria de saber se tera a continuaçao do arranjo adaptado por nicolas falacci.Aguardo resposta.

  23. Conner says:

    Will there be more networks added as the season continues?

  24. 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?

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. jacq forens says:

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

  29. 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.

  30. Spaniard says:

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

  31. Robert says:

    What? Family Guide got picked up by NBC!

  32. NardoE says:

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

  33. pcpurecommunity1234 says:

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

  34. EK says:

    Great program. Beats sibling effort by far!

  35. jim davis says:

    this is fantastic!