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
SyFy
Drama
BLOOD DRIVE Universal Cable Productions John Hlavin (EP), 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
CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE Universal Cable Productions Nick Antosca (EP, W-Pilot), Max Landis (EP, W-Pilot), Craig William Macneill (D-Pilot, SD) A horror anthology drama that will focus on a new story every season. Series Pick Up
SyFy
Drama
INCORPORATED CBS Television Studios,Universal Cable Productions,Pearl Street Films Ted Humphrey (EP, Show Runner), David Pastor & Alex Pastor (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Ben Affleck (EP N/W), Matt Damon (EP N/W), Frank Siracusa (EP N/W), Jennifer Todd (EP N/W), John Weber (EP N/W) Set in a near future where corporations have unlimited power, INCORPORATED centers around Ben Larson (Sean Teale, "Reign"), a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a very dangerous corporate world to save the woman he loves. Series Pick Up
SyFy
Drama
VAN HELSING Nomadic Pictures Neil LaBute (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Simon Barry (EP N/W, SD), Dave Brown (VI) (EP N/W), Michael Frislev (EP N/W), Doug Mankoff (EP N/W), Daniel March (II) (EP N/W), Chad Oakes (EP N/W), Evan Tyler (EP N/W), Michael Nankin (D-Pilot, SD) A drama series that centers on Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of famous vampire hunter and Dracula nemesis Abraham Van Helsing. Series 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 (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
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. Pilot Pick Up
TBS
Comedy
PEOPLE OF EARTH Warner Horizon Television,Conaco Productions Greg Daniels (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Dan Halsted (EP N/W), David Kissinger (EP N/W), Conan O'Brien (EP N/W), Jeff Ross (EP N/W), Larry Sullivan (EP N/W) People of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Cenac), who investigates a support group to write about the member?s supposed alien encounters. Series Pick Up
TBS
Comedy
SEARCH PARTY TBS,Jax Media Sarah-Violet Bliss (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Michael Showalter (Creator, EP), Lilly Burns (EP N/W), Tony Hernandez (EP N/W), Charles Rogers (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot) A dark comedy about a group of four self-absorbed 20-somethings who come together when a former college acquaintance mysteriously disappears. Series Pick Up
TBS
Comedy
QUALITY TIME TBS,Entertainment One Kevin Heffernan (EP, W-Pilot), Steve Lemme (EP, W-Pilot), Paul Soter (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Erik Stolhanske (EP, W-Pilot), Steven Amato (EP N/W), John Morayniss (EP N/W), Michael Rosenberg (EP N/W), Michael Wallen (EP N/W) A single camera comedy about four college buddies who kept their sophomoric ways in suspended animation throughout their 20s and are now succumbing to reproduction. 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 — who is essentially 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 America’s most dangerous city. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
TBS
Comedy
FOGEL, MATT AND TODD STRAUSS-SCHULSON PROJECT Legendary Television & Digital Media,Red Hour Films,Ulterior Productions Matthew Fogel (EP, W-Pilot), Todd Strauss-Schulson (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Ken Franchi (EP N/W), Deborah Liebling (EP N/W), Ben Stiller (EP N/W) A single camera comedy series about a new generation of women becoming more independent and assertive, and their male counterparts becoming more self-aware and sensitive. Terminated Pilot
TLC
Drama
TOO CLOSE TO HOME Tyler Perry Studios Tyler Perry (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot) A drama that tells the story of a young woman who escaped her working class upbringing to discover unparalleled success in the fast-paced D. Series Pick Up
TNT
Drama
ALIENIST, THE Paramount Television,Anonymous Content,TNT Originals Hossein Amini (EP, W-Pilot), Cary Joji Fukunaga (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Steve Golin (EP N/W), Eric Roth (EP N/W), Rosalie Swedlin (EP N/W) A fast-paced and atmospheric psychological thriller set in the fascinating and gritty world of Gilded Age New York City. 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. 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
GOOD BEHAVIOR TNT Originals,Tomorrow Studios Blake Crouch (Author, EP, W-Pilot), Marty Adelstein (EP N/W), Becky Clements (EP N/W), Charlotte Sieling (D-Pilot) A drama series based on the Letty Dobesh books by Blake Crouch, Good Behavior tells the story of Letty Dobesh (Dockery), a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, or one bad decision from implosion – which is exactly how she likes it. Series Pick Up
TNT
Drama
TALES FROM THE CRYPT Aloris Entertainment,Blinding Edge Pictures,Endgame Entertainment,TNT Originals M. Night Shyamalan (EP), Dan McKinnon (EP N/W), Ashwin Rajan (EP N/W), John Santilli (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 Craig Pearce (EP, W-Pilot), Howard Braunstein (EP N/W), Vince Gerardis (EP N/W), Debra Hayward (EP N/W), Shekhar Kapur (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
Comedy
CLAWS Warner Horizon Television,Le Train Train Productions,TNT Originals Jeff Grosvenor (EP N/W), Rashida Jones (EP N/W), Will McCormack (EP N/W) An hour-long scripted dramedy set in a Southern Florida nail salon. Pilot Pick Up
TNT
Drama
BAY, MICHAEL AND JERRY BRUCKHEIMER PROJECT Warner Horizon Television,Jerry Bruckheimer Television,Bay Films Michelle Ashford (EP, W-Pilot), Michael Bay (EP N/W), Jerry Bruckheimer (EP N/W), Billy Corben (EP N/W), Jonathan Littman (EP N/W), Alfred Spellman (EP N/W), Mark Pellington (D-Pilot) A gritty historical drama set in the wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s. Pilot Pick Up
TNT
Drama
CIVIL Whalerock Industries,TNT Originals,MGM Television Thomas Kelly (EP, Show Runner), Scott Smith (EP, W-Pilot), 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. Pilot Pick Up
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. Pilot Pick Up
TNT
Drama
LUMEN ABC Signature Studios,TNT Originals,Amblin Television,Full Fathom Five Chris Black (EP, W-Pilot), Todd Cohen (EP N/W), Justin Falvey (EP N/W), Darryl Frank (EP N/W), James Frey (EP N/W), Joe Johnston (D-Pilot, EP N/W) An adventure, fantasy drama series about a family locked in an alternate world. Pilot Pick Up
TNT
Drama
TIME OF DEATH IM Global Television Guy Busick (W-Pilot), R. Christopher Murphy (W-Pilot), Stuart Ford (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
ROBBERS Sony Pictures Television,Timberman/Beverly Productions Michael Dinner (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Carl Beverly (EP N/W), Sarah Timberman (EP N/W) A drama series that tells the story of a cop, two “running buddies” on a crime spree across Texas, and the girl who becomes the complication in a very unique love triangle. Terminated Pilot
truTV
Comedy
I'M SORRY Gloria Sanchez Productions Andrea Savage (W-Pilot), Andy Samberg (EP N/W), Akiva Schaffer (EP N/W), Jorma Taccone (EP N/W) I'm Sorry is a scripted comedy written by and starring actor and comedian Andrea Savage about a seemingly confident, together comedy writer, wife and mom, who is forced to expose her inner immaturity and neuroses as life hands her situations no one could have prepared her for. Pilot Pick Up
truTV
Comedy
JAKE AND AMIR CollegeHumor (LA),Electus,Pacific Electric Picture Co. Amir Blumenfeld (EP, W-Pilot), Jake Hurwitz (EP, W-Pilot), Michael Falbo (EP N/W), Ed Helms (EP N/W), Michael Lisbe & Nate Reger (EP N/W), Peter Principato (EP N/W), Sam Reich (EP N/W), Ricky Van Veen (EP N/W), David Kerr (D-Pilot) Jake Hurwitz & Amir Blumenfeld, the creators and stars of CollegeHumor's long-running weekly series that bears their names, have written and starred in more than 800 videos, which have garnered almost a billion views since the show's inception. Pilot Pick Up
truTV
Comedy
SEGURA, TOM PROJECT truTV Josh Lieberman (EP N/W), Oly 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 truTV 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

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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!