TV Pilots/Development Scorecard

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
ABC
Comedy
LIBERAL ARTS ABC Studios Larry Wilmore (W-Pilot), Kenya Barris (EP, W-Pilot), E Brian Dobbins (EP N/W), Helen Sugland (EP N/W), James Griffiths (D-Pilot) A spinoff of ABC's hit comedy black-ish focusing on the Johnson's eldest daughter, Zoey, who heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest.
ABC
Comedy
ALEX, INC. Sony Pictures Television,ABC Studios,Davis Entertainment,Gimlet Media Matt Tarses (EP, W-Pilot), Alex Blumberg (EP N/W), Zach Braff (D-Pilot, EP N/W), John Davis (EP N/W), John Fox (EP N/W), Chris Giliberti (EP N/W), Matthew Lieber (EP N/W) Inspired by the podcast StartUp, Alex Schuman (Zach Braff, “Scrubs”) is a brilliant radio journalist, husband and father of two who is about to do something crazy---quit his job and start his own company. Series Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
MAYOR, THE ABC Studios,Bluegrass Fanfare Jeremy Bronson (EP, W-Pilot), Dylan Clark (EP N/W), Daveed Diggs (EP N/W), James Griffiths (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Scott Stuber (EP N/W), Jamie Tarses (EP N/W) A single-camera comedy about an outspoken, idealistic rapper who runs for office as a publicity stunt and actually gets elected. Series Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER Warner Bros. Television,A Very Good Production,Piece of Pie Productions Emily Kapnek (EP, W-Pilot), Mie Andreasen (EP N/W), Ellen DeGeneres (EP N/W), Mette Heeno (EP N/W), Hella Joof (EP N/W), Jeff Kleeman (EP N/W), Dean Holland (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Based on the Danish series, “Splitting Up Together” is a single camera comedy about a couple whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
CROSSING, THE ABC Studios Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie (EP, W-Pilot), Jason Reed (EP N/W), Rob S. Bowman (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, only the country these people are from is America - and the war they are fleeing hasn’t happened yet. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
DECEPTION Warner Bros. Television,Berlanti Television,Quinn's House Chris Fedak (EP, W-Pilot), Greg Berlanti (EP N/W), Martin Gero (EP N/W), Sarah Schechter (EP N/W), David Nutter (D-Pilot, EP N/W) When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, influence and illusion — the FBI. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
FOR THE PEOPLE ABC Studios,Shondaland Paul William Davies (EP, W-Pilot), Betsy Beers (EP N/W), Shonda Rhimes (EP N/W), Tom Verica (D-Pilot) Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, aka “The Mother Court,” this new Shondaland drama follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country – all as their lives intersect in and out of the courtroom. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
GOOD DOCTOR, THE Sony Pictures Television,ABC Studios,Shore Z Productions,3AD,EnterMedia Contents David Shore (EP, W-Pilot), David Kim (EP N/W), Daniel Dae Kim (EP N/W), Sebastian Lee (EP N/W), Seth Gordon (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital's surgical unit. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
GREY'S ANATOMY SPINOFF ABC Studios,Shondaland Stacy McKee (EP, W-Pilot), Betsy Beers (EP N/W), Shonda Rhimes (EP N/W) Set in a Seattle firehouse, the latest series from the executive producers of “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” follows a group of heroic firefighters. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD ABC Studios Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (EP, W-Pilot), Paul McGuigan (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A light drama about Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”), a cluelessly self-serving person, who is on a dangerous path to despair. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY Skydance Media David Ellison (EP N/W), Dana Goldberg (EP N/W), Jill Littman (EP N/W), Marcy Ross (EP N/W), Kyra Sedgwick (EP N/W) Ten Days In the Valley follows Jane Sadler (Sedgwick), an overworked television producer and single mother in the middle of a fractious separation. Series Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
CHARLIE FOXTROT ABC Studios,Kapital Entertainment Sam Sklaver (EP, W-Pilot), Dana Honor (EP N/W), Aaron Kaplan (EP N/W), Todd Holland (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A single camera comedy about Captain Charlie Taylor, a cautious, lovable dentist stationed at Fort Bragg, who promises to look after his brother’s impulsive fiancée and her two misfit teens while his brother is deployed in Iraq. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
HOUSEHOLD NAME Universal Television,PaperKite Productions,3 Arts Entertainment,Comedy Dynamics Michael Saltzman (EP, W-Pilot), Dave Becky (EP N/W), Carol Burnett (EP N/W), Michael Pelmont (EP N/W), Amy Poehler (EP N/W), Brooke Posch (EP N/W), Andy Ackerman (D-Pilot) This multi-camera comedy follows a family who has an opportunity to buy the house of their dreams but under extremely abnormal circumstances: they must live with the previous owner, an eccentric, larger than life actress (played by Carol Burnett). Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
JALEN VS. EVERYBODY 20th Century Fox Television,ABC Studios,Fierce Baby Productions Nahnatchka Khan (EP, W-Pilot), Jake Kasdan (EP N/W), Melvin Mar (EP N/W), Mandy Summers (EP N/W), Chris Koch (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy following former NBA player and current ESPN personality Jalen Rose as he juggles his career responsibilities with the challenges of being a single dad. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
LIBBY & MALCOLM ABC Studios,Khalabo Ink Society,Principato-Young Entertainment Kenya Barris (EP, W-Pilot), Vijal Patel (EP, W-Pilot), E Brian Dobbins (EP N/W), Felicity Huffman (EP N/W), Courtney B. Vance (EP N/W), Anton Cropper (D-Pilot) A single-camera blended family comedy about two polar-opposite political pundits who fall in love despite all odds and form an insta-family as well as a work partnership. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
LOSING IT ABC Studios,Kapital Entertainment David J. Nash (EP, W-Pilot), Dana Honor (EP N/W), Aaron Kaplan (EP N/W), Julie Anne Robinson (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy about three adult siblings and their parents who – between their minds, their marriages, their freedom, and life – are all losing it in different ways. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
RAISED BY WOLVES Warner Bros. Television,Berlanti Television,Big Talk Productions Diablo Cody (EP, W-Pilot), Kenton Allen (EP N/W), Greg Berlanti (EP N/W), Matthew Justice (EP N/W), Caroline Leddy (EP N/W), Caitlin Moran (EP N/W), Caroline Moran (EP N/W), Sarah Schechter (EP N/W), Ben Taylor (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A single-camera comedy series adaptation of the 2015 UK comedy series centering on Sheila Gable, one tough mother struggling to support her five opinionated, eccentric kids on a shoestring budget in a Midwestern town. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
SCHOOLED Sony Pictures Television,Happy Madison Productions Marc Firek (EP, W-Pilot), Adam F. Goldberg (EP, W-Pilot), Seth Gordon (EP N/W), Doug Robinson (EP N/W), Jay Chandrasekhar (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy that is a spin-off of “The Goldbergs" set in the 90s, following two high school teachers who become unlikely father figures to the kids at their Philadelphia school. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
SINGLE DAD PROJECT ABC Studios Dannah Phirman & Danielle Schneider (EP, W-Pilot), Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern (EP N/W), Larry Wilmore (EP N/W), Beth McCarthy-Miller (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy about an intellectual but emotionally challenged single dad who moves to Queens with his two young daughters and forms an unlikely family with the other residents in their apartment building. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
CHERRY, MARC AND MCENTIRE, REBA PROJECT ABC Studios,Cherry/Wind Productions,Acme Productions Marc Cherry (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Michael Hanel (EP N/W), Reba McEntire (EP N/W), Mindy Schultheis (EP N/W), Sabrina Wind (EP N/W), Michael Offer (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Follows the sheriff of Oxblood, Kentucky, whose red state outlook is challenged when a young Muslim FBI agent is sent to help her solve a horrific crime. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
DOOMSDAY Sony Pictures Television,Carol Mendelsohn Productions Mark Bianculli & V.J. Boyd (EP, W-Pilot), Carol Mendelsohn (EP N/W), Julie Weitz (EP N/W), Joachim Ronning (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A thriller drama that starts in the aftermath of 9/11, when the US government instituted a secret think tank comprised of the most creative minds in science and entertainment, tasked solely with dreaming up man-made disaster scenarios and their possible solutions. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
LAS REINAS ABC Studios,Mark Gordon Company, The Chris Brancato (EP), Dean Georgaris (EP, W-Pilot), Mark Gordon (EP N/W), Nicholas Pepper (EP N/W), Liz Friedlander (D-Pilot) A drama that follows the lives of the men and women in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Miami Police department. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
SALAMANDER ABC Studios,Beta Film GmbH,Keshet Studios,Midnight Radio Josh Appelbaum (EP, W-Pilot), Andre Nemec (EP, W-Pilot), Jeffrey Pinkner (EP, W-Pilot), Scott Rosenberg (EP, W-Pilot), Rachel Kaplan (EP N/W), Avi Nir (EP N/W), Alon Shtruzman (EP N/W), Peter Traugott (EP N/W), Gary Fleder (D-Pilot) A brilliant but misanthropic engineer recruits a skeptical Homeland Security agent to help him track a mysterious bank robber whose theft of 66 specific safety deposit boxes, belonging to the elite and powerful, sets in motion a series of blackmails that may be linked to a greater conspiracy. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
TRUSTEE, THE Warner Bros. Television,Brownstone Productions Jay Scherick & David Ronn (EP, W-Pilot), Elizabeth Banks (EP N/W), Jonathan Collier (EP N/W), Max Handelman (EP N/W), Michael Engler (D-Pilot) In this fun, female buddy cop comedy, a driven but stubborn detective finds unlikely help from her precinct’s trustee, a larger than life ex-con finishing out her prison sentence doing menial tasks for the police department. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
UNIT ZERO ABC Studios Lindsey Shockley (EP, W-Pilot), Kenya Barris (EP N/W), Toni Collette (EP N/W), Richard Hatem (EP N/W), David Gordon Green (D-Pilot) A one hour action-dramedy that follows Jackie Fink (Toni Collette), a brilliant but unassuming CIA engineer and single mom, as she leads a team of desk jockeys into the field as secret agents. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
BY THE BOOK Warner Bros. Television,Alcide Bava Productions Patrick Walsh (EP, W-Pilot), Johnny Galecki (EP N/W), Andrew Haas (EP N/W), Spencer Medof (EP N/W), Andy Ackerman (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A multi-camera comedy about a modern day man at a crossroads in his life who decides to live according to the Bible. Series Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
ME, MYSELF & I Warner Bros. Television,Kapital Entertainment Dan Kopelman (EP, W-Pilot), Dana Honor (EP N/W), Aaron Kaplan (EP N/W), Randall Einhorn (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A single camera comedy examining one man’s life over a 50-year span. Series Pick Up
CBS
Drama
INSTINCT CBS Television Studios,Secret Hideout,James Patterson Entertainment Michael Rauch (EP, W-Pilot), Alan Cumming (EP N/W), Leopoldo Gout (EP N/W), Heather Kadin (EP N/W), Alex Kurtzman (EP N/W), Bill Robinson (EP N/W), Marc Webb (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is lured back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer. Series Pick Up
CBS
Drama
S.W.A.T. CBS Television Studios,Sony Pictures Television,Original Film,MiddKid Productions,Perfect Storm Entertainment Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (EP, W-Pilot), Marney Hochman (EP N/W), Justin Lin (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Neal H. Moritz (EP N/W), Pavun Shetty (EP N/W), Danielle Woodrow (EP N/W) A locally born and bred SWAT sergeant is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a specialized tactical unit that is the last stop in law enforcement in Los Angeles. Series Pick Up
CBS
Drama
SEAL TEAM CBS Television Studios,Timberman/Beverly Productions Ben Cavell (EP, W-Pilot), Carl Beverly (EP N/W), Sarah Timberman (EP N/W), Christopher Chulack (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. 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.

    • neryvania says:

      Gostaria de saber se tera a continuaçao da serie DO ARRANJO adaptaçao de 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. maría says:

    Brilliant

  33. NardoE says:

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

  34. pcpurecommunity1234 says:

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

  35. EK says:

    Great program. Beats sibling effort by far!

  36. jim davis says:

    this is fantastic!