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
TBS
Comedy
NIGHTMARE TIME TBS Darcy Fowler (EP, W-Pilot), Aubrey Plaza (EP, W-Pilot), Kieran Valla (D-Pilot) Every episode features two insane nightmares, inspired by the horrors of modern society and uses tropes and touchstones of the horror genre to guide audiences through its absurd universe. Pilot Pick Up
TBS
Comedy
WORLD'S END TBS,Electus,Studio T Jonathan Ames (EP, W-Pilot), Sean Canino (EP N/W), Stephanie Davis (EP N/W), Ben Silverman (EP N/W), Alan Poul (D-Pilot) This single cam comedy pilot follows Henry Mueller, a charismatic high school English teacher who has a breakdown and is committed to a mental institution. Pilot Pick Up
TBS
Comedy
D, THE TBS,Rough House Pictures,Five All in the Fifth Entertainment Chip Hall (EP, W-Pilot), Christopher Powell (EP, W-Pilot), Douglas Banker (EP N/W) A half-hour, single camera comedy set in inner-city Detroit and follows 25-year-old Chris "CP" Powell and his best friend Reggie Bo, an inner-city version of Elmo, as CP fights to earn the respect of his legendary gangster father while at the same time surviving in Americas most dangerous city. Terminated Pilot
TNT
Drama
ALIENIST, THE TNT Originals,Anonymous Content,Paramount Television,Studio T Hossein Amini (EP, W-Pilot), Cary Joji Fukunaga (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Steve Golin (EP N/W), Amy J. Kaufman (EP N/W), Eric Roth (EP N/W), Rosalie Swedlin (EP N/W) After a series of haunting and gruesome murders, psychiatrist Dr. Series Pick Up
TNT
Drama
CLAWS Warner Horizon Television,Le Train Train Productions,Studio T Eliot Laurence (EP, W-Pilot), Janine Sherman Barrois (EP, Show Runner), Jeff Grosvenor (EP N/W), Rashida Jones (EP N/W), Will McCormack (EP N/W), Nicole Kassell (D-Pilot) An hour-long scripted dramedy, Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. Series Pick Up
TNT
Drama
FOREIGN BODIES Entertainment One,Eleven Film Tom Basden (EP, W-Pilot), Jamie Campbell (EP N/W), Joel Wilson (EP N/W), Jonathan van Tulleken (D-Pilot) A comedic drama about a group of young adults venturing across China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Series Pick Up
TNT
Drama
TALES FROM THE CRYPT TNT Originals,Endgame Entertainment,Blinding Edge Pictures,Aloris Entertainment Dan McKinnon (EP N/W), Ashwin Rajan (EP N/W), John Santilli (EP N/W), M. Night Shyamalan (D-Pilot, EP N/W), James D. Stern (EP N/W) A drama horror series based on the original EC Comics. Series Pick Up
TNT
Drama
WILL TNT Originals,Created By,Monumental Pictures Corinne Marrinan (EP), Craig Pearce (EP, W-Pilot), Howard Braunstein (EP N/W), Vince Gerardis (EP N/W), Debra Hayward (EP N/W), Shekhar Kapur (D, D-Pilot, EP N/W), Alison Owen (EP N/W), Louise Rosager (EP N/W) A drama that tells the wild story of young William Shakespeare. Series Pick Up
TNT
Drama
BLOOD WILL OUT TriStar Television,Vendetta Walter Kirn (EP, W-Pilot), Sheldon Turner (EP, W-Pilot), Jennifer Klein (EP N/W) An eight-hour limited series that chronicles the 15-year friendship between Kirn and German con artist Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who went by the name Clark Rockefeller. Terminated Series
TNT
Drama
DEEP MAD DARK, THE Warner Horizon Television,Fabrik Entertainment,John Wells Productions,Studio T Megan Martin (EP, W-Pilot), Henrik Bastin (EP N/W), Mikkel Bondesen (EP N/W), Kristen Campo (EP N/W), John Wells (EP N/W) This new drama pilot is a propulsive, layered mystery-thriller about an intoxicating friendship and how it leads to a brutal act of violence that drives two women in radically different ways. Pilot Pick Up
TNT
Drama
HINGES John Wells Productions,TNT Originals,Warner Horizon Television Janine Sherman Barrois (EP, W-Pilot), Anthony Hemingway (D-Pilot, EP N/W), John Wells (EP N/W), Mark Taylor (D-Pilot) A drama series that provocatively and humorously dissects middle-class suburbia, Hinges follows two sets of neighbors whose lives are dramatically changed in the wake of a scandal that rocks the community. Pilot Pick Up
TNT
Drama
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Tomorrow Studios,Hammer Film Productions Jeff Davis (EP, W-Pilot), Marty Adelstein (EP N/W), Alexander Yves Brunner (EP N/W), Becky Clements (EP N/W), Carl Molinder (EP N/W), Simon Oakes (EP N/W), Euros Lyn (D-Pilot) Based on the best-selling novel by Sweedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, this drama series is about a bullied teen boy who befriends a young female vampire; When a series of strange murders pop up in their small Vermont town, it attracts the attention of a federal marshal with a mysterious past of his own. Pilot Pick Up
TNT
Drama
MONSTERS OF GOD Battle Plan Productions,Plan B Entertainment,TNT Rod Lurie (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Sarah Esberg (EP N/W), Marc Frydman (EP N/W), Dede Gardner (EP N/W), Jeremy Kleiner (EP N/W), Brad Pitt (EP N/W) In this new drama pilot, savagery and violence are the cornerstones of Colonel "Terrible" Bill Lancaster's holy war against the Comanche in post-Civil War Texas. Pilot Pick Up
TNT
Drama
SNOWPIERCER Studio T,Tomorrow Studios,CJ Entertainment,TNT Originals Josh Friedman (EP, W-Pilot), Marty Adelstein (EP N/W), Park Chan-wook (EP N/W), Dooho Choi (EP N/W), Becky Clements (EP N/W), Bong Joon Ho (EP N/W), Lee Tae-hun (EP N/W) Based on the award-winning film by Bong Joon Ho, this futuristic thriller drama is set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, and the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Pilot Pick Up
TNT
Drama
TIME OF DEATH Blinding Edge Pictures,IM Global Television R. Christopher Murphy & Guy Busick (EP, W-Pilot), Stuart Ford (EP N/W), Ashwin Rajan (EP N/W), M. Night Shyamalan (EP N/W), Mark Stern (EP N/W) Time of Death is planned as an anthology of season-long horror tales that unfold in real time, each one taking viewers hour-by-hour through a single long night of hell. Pilot Pick Up
TNT
Drama
CIVIL MGM Television,TNT Originals,Whalerock Industries Thomas Kelly (EP, Show Runner), Scott Smith (EP, W-Pilot), Jeffrey Berman (EP N/W), Lloyd Braun (EP N/W), Allen Coulter (D-Pilot) A gripping political and social drama that takes place in the wake of a hotly contested Presidential election, as America finds itself plunging uncontrollably into a modern day Civil War. Terminated Pilot
TNT
Drama
HOME Warner Horizon Television,Jerry Bruckheimer Television Aron Eli Coleite (EP, W-Pilot), Brad Anderson (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Jerry Bruckheimer (EP N/W), Jonathan Littman (EP N/W) A family thriller/soap series that revolves around Rose Altman, a newly pregnant woman who has a successful business as an accomplished designer, and a wonderful home life with her husband Joe, a highly-regarded prison psychologist, and his two sons, to whom she’s enjoying being their stepmother. Terminated Pilot
truTV
Comedy
BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT'S MESSED UP STORIES Left/Right, Inc. Bobcat Goldthwait (Creator, EP), Ken Druckerman (EP N/W), Banks Tarver (EP N/W), Olivia Wingate (EP N/W) This anthology comedy series will bring television viewers twisted morality tales from the darkly witty mind of creator and four-time Sundance Award-winning writer and director Bobcat Goldthwait. Series Pick Up
truTV
Comedy
SEDARIS, AMY PROJECT PFFR Vernon Chatman (EP N/W), John Lee (EP N/W), Alyson Levy (EP N/W), Amy Sedaris (EP N/W) Sedaris will apply her sincere yet distinctive brand of silliness to a one-of-a-kind mash up of hospitality, variety and talk show formats. Series Pick Up
truTV
Comedy
SEGURA, TOM PROJECT truTV Josh Lieberman (EP N/W), Oliver Obst (EP N/W), Tom Segura (EP N/W) A medical comedy starring Tom Segura. Pilot Pick Up
truTV
Comedy
SHADY NEIGHBORS 3 Arts Entertainment,Thank You, Brain! Productions Dean Lorey (EP, W-Pilot), Tracey Baird (EP N/W), Jonathan Berry (EP N/W), Tom Lassally (EP N/W), Krysia Plonka (EP N/W), Peter Lauer (D-Pilot) Shady Neighbors follows Tom and Wendy, a seemingly happy suburban couple who have let financial pressures drive them to the brink of divorce. Pilot Pick Up
truTV
Comedy
SMALL VICTORIES Abso Lutely Productions Melissa Hunter (EP, W-Pilot), Deborah Liebling (EP N/W) Small Victories is a scripted comedy centering around Margot, a young upstart lawyer, who after a minor nervous breakdown in court, finds herself disbarred, living at home with her parents, working as a barista and going to a book club with her three remaining friends. Pilot Pick Up
TV Land
Comedy
AMERICAN WOMAN Warner Horizon Television,John Wells Productions John Riggi (EP, W-Pilot), John Wells (EP N/W), 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
TV Land
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
TV Land
Comedy
FIRST WIVES CLUB, THE Perkins Street Productions,Paramount Television Rebecca Addelman (EP, W-Pilot), Jenny Bicks (EP), Karen Rosenfelt (EP N/W) A single camera comedy that revolves around three women – friends and classmates in the 90s – who reconnect after their close friend from college dies in a freak accident. Terminated Pilot
TV One
Drama
SNEAKER PAWN TV One Sneaker Pawn is the story of an entrepreneurial family in Harlem with big ideas, big dreams and even bigger personalities that has set out to take the sneaker industry by storm. Series Pick Up
UP
Drama
DATE MY DAD EveryWhere Studios,50 Degrees North Productions Dan Angel (EP N/W), David Calvert-Jones (EP N/W), Tom Mazza (EP N/W), David McLean (EP N/W), Jason McLean (EP N/W), Sacha McLean (EP N/W) Three years after losing their mother, three teenage daughters make it their mission to get their dad back in the game…the dating game, that is. Series Pick Up
USA Network
Drama
SINNER, THE Universal Cable Productions,Iron Ocean Films Derek Simonds (Creator, EP, W-Pilot), Jessica Biel (EP N/W), Antonio Campos (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Charlie Gogolak (EP N/W), Michelle Purple (EP N/W) This new hour long drama follows a young mother who is overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage and commits a startling and very public act of violence — and to her horror has no idea why. Series Pick Up
USA Network
Drama
DAMNATION Universal Cable Productions,Entertainment 360 Tony Tost (EP, W-Pilot), Gillian Berrie (EP N/W), Guymon Casady & Daniel Rappaport (EP N/W), David MacKenzie (D-Pilot, EP N/W), James Mangold (EP N/W) An epic saga of the secret history of the 1930's American heartland, DAMNATION centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets. Pilot Pick Up
USA Network
Drama
THE TAP Universal Cable Productions,Reiner/Greisman,Company, The Andrew Lenchewski (EP, W-Pilot), Charlie Ebersol (EP N/W), Alan Greisman (EP N/W), Rob Reiner (EP N/W), Simon Cellan Jones (D-Pilot) A one hour drama that takes place at Yale University circa 1969, during the height of America's cultural and political revolution -- a time when the campus is being upended by antiwar protests, race riots and the arrival of its first female students. Pilot Pick Up

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  1. 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..

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. gitieDJ says:

    What about The Blexicans?

  5. Marco says:

    What about the Greatest American Hero and Ateam remakes?

  6. Alan says:

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

  7. lora says:

    You forget Presence (ABC)

  8. Maggie says:

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

  9. Gloria says:

    When is Devious maids coming back

  10. Michael W says:

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. 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!

  15. Jeni Miller says:

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Conner says:

    Will there be more networks added as the season continues?

  21. 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?

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. jacq forens says:

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

  26. 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.

  27. Spaniard says:

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

  28. Robert says:

    What? Family Guide got picked up by NBC!

  29. maría says:

    Brilliant

  30. NardoE says:

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

  31. pcpurecommunity1234 says:

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

  32. EK says:

    Great program. Beats sibling effort by far!

  33. jim davis says:

    this is fantastic!