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
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE ABC Studios,Kapital Entertainment Sarah Dunn (EP, W-Pilot), Aaron Kaplan (EP N/W), Kenny Schwartz (EP N/W), Rick Weiner (EP N/W), Ruben Fleischer (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A single camera comedy about Katie Otto (Katy Mixon, “Mike and Molly”), a confident, unapologetic wife and mother of three, who raises her flawed family in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, filled with “perfect” mommies and their “perfect” offspring. Series Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
DOWNWARD DOG ABC Studios,Legendary Television & Digital Media,Mosaic Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky (EP), Samm Hodges (EP, W-Pilot), Michael Killen (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Kathy Dziubek (EP N/W), Sam Hansen (EP N/W), Jimmy Miller (EP N/W) A single camera comedy based on the web series, “Downward Dog”, about a struggling millennial, Nan (Emmy nominated Allison Tolman, “Fargo”), from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. Series Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
IMAGINARY MARY Sony Pictures Television,Happy Madison Productions Adam F. Goldberg (EP, W-Pilot), David Guarascio (EP, W-Pilot), Patrick Osborne (Creator, EP), Shawn Levy (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Doug Robinson (EP N/W) A single camera comedy series that combines live action and CGI animation. Series Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
SPEECHLESS 20th Century Fox Television,ABC Studios Scott Silveri (EP, W-Pilot), Jake Kasdan (EP N/W), Melvin Mar (EP N/W), Christine Gernon (D-Pilot) A single camera family comedy about Maya DiMeo (Minnie Driver, “About A Boy,” “The Riches,” “Good Will Hunting”) a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband Jimmy, her kids Ray, Dylan, and JJ, her eldest son with special needs. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
CONVICTION ABC Studios,Mark Gordon / eOne Liz Friedman (EP, W-Pilot), Liz Friedlander (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Mark Gordon (EP N/W), Nicholas Pepper (EP N/W) Lawyer and former First Daughter Hayes Morrison (Hayley Atwell, “Marvel’s Agent Carter”) is about to accept a job offered from her sexy nemesis, NY District Attorney Wayne Wallis, to avoid jail time for cocaine possession and avoid hurting her mother’s Senate campaign. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
DESIGNATED SURVIVOR ABC Studios,Mark Gordon / eOne,Genre Films,Entertainment 360 David Guggenheim (EP, W-Pilot), Amy Harris (EP, Show Runner), Simon Kinberg (EP), Suzan Bymel (EP N/W), Nicholas Pepper (EP N/W), Aditya Sood (EP N/W), Kiefer Sutherland (EP N/W), Paul McGuigan (D-Pilot) Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Kiefer Sutherland (“24”) returns to primetime in a conspiracy thriller as Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
NOTORIOUS ABC Studios,Sony Pictures Television,Firm, The Josh Berman (EP, W-Pilot), Allie Hagan (EP, W-Pilot), Josh Barry (EP N/W), Michael Engler (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Mark Geragos (EP N/W), Brian Gersh (EP N/W), Jeff Kwatinetz (EP N/W), Kenny Meiselas (II) (EP N/W), Wendy Walker (III) (EP N/W) “Notorious” is inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
STILL STAR-CROSSED ABC Studios,Shondaland Heather Mitchell (EP, W-Pilot), Betsy Beers (EP N/W), Michael Goldstein (EP N/W), Shonda Rhimes (EP N/W), Michael Offer (D-Pilot) “Still Star-Crossed,” a period drama from Shondaland, picks up where the famous story of Romeo and Juliet ends, charting the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
TIME AFTER TIME Warner Bros. Television,Outerbanks Entertainment Kevin Williamson (EP, W-Pilot), Marcos Siega (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Based on the novel and movie “Time After Time,” executive producer/writer Kevin Williamson (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Scream” franchise, “Dawson’s Creek”) delivers a fantastical cat and mouse adventure through time when famed science fiction writer H. Series Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
CHUNK & BEAN ABC Studios Brian Donovan (EP, W-Pilot), David Hemingson (EP), Ed Herro (EP, W-Pilot), Chris Koch (D-Pilot) A dual-family single camera comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
DREAM TEAM Warner Bros. Television,Kari's Logo Here,Here Comes Scrappy Kari Lizer (EP, W-Pilot), Bill Wrubel (EP, W-Pilot), Marc Buckland (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy that centers on Coach Marty Schumacher who knows how to win in the world of girls’ club soccer. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
FLUFFY SHOP, THE ABC Studios,Tomorrow Studios Tim Doyle (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Gabriel Iglesias (EP, W-Pilot), Jay Lavender (EP, W-Pilot), Marty Adelstein (EP N/W), Becky Clements (EP N/W), Joe Meloche (EP N/W), Ted Wass (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy centered around Gabriel Iglesias who plays a stepfather and boss to his family and friends, while he navigates his home life during the few days he spends off the road each week. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
HAIL MARY ABC Studios,Sony Pictures Television,Intrigue Brian Gallivan (EP, W-Pilot), Seth Lewis Gordon (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Tariq Jalil (EP N/W), Julie Anne Robinson (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy about a young small town mayor named Mary Wolf who has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town, and the mafia breathing down her neck. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
PEARL ABC Studios Andrew Reich (EP, W-Pilot), Jim Field Smith (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy about when a larger-than-life family matriarch finds out she has cancer, she becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family's life before she dies. Rolled Pilot
ABC
Comedy
SQUARE ROOTS ABC Studios Vijal Patel (EP, W-Pilot), Michael Fresco (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A single camera comedy series about a man from a family of logic driven engineers who is determined to use his “gift” to help the people he loves with their everyday issues whether they like it or not. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
TOAST ABC Studios,Shondaland Scott Foley (EP, W-Pilot), Greg Grunberg (EP, W-Pilot), Gregg Mettler (EP, Show Runner), Betsy Beers (EP N/W), Shonda Rhimes (EP N/W), Gail Mancuso (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A hybrid comedy that starts at Max & Page's wedding rehearsal dinner. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
WEEKS, ED AND MCKAY, HANNAH PROJECT ABC Studios,Kindle Entertainment Ltd. Andrew Reich (EP), Siobhan Bachman (EP N/W), Anne Brogan (EP N/W), Melanie Stokes (EP N/W), Leslye Headland (D-Pilot) A single camera comedy about an unapologetic lesbian and her best friend, a neurotic straight male, navigate their dysfunctional, co-dependent friendship and the world of dating. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
BROKEN ABC Studios,Pacific Standard Bruna Papandrea (EP N/W), Reese Witherspoon (EP N/W), Jeremy Podeswa (D-Pilot) A ruthless Dallas divorce attorney’s life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
DEATH OF EVA SOFIA VALDEZ, THE ABC Studios Charise Castro Smith (EP, W-Pilot), Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (EP N/W), Thor Freudenthal (D-Pilot) An immigrant who rose from rags to riches, Eva Sofia Valdez, is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
JURY, THE Sony Pictures Television,Carol Mendelsohn Productions V.J. Boyd (EP, W-Pilot), Carol Mendelsohn (EP N/W), Julie Weitz (EP N/W), Neil Burger (D-Pilot) The ultimate social experiment happens thousands of times a day in the US: a person's fate is placed in the hands of twelve strangers. Rolled Pilot
ABC
Drama
MARVEL'S MOST WANTED ABC Studios,Marvel Studios Jeffrey Bell (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Paul Zbyszewski (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Jeph Loeb (EP N/W) A drama that will focus on popular “SHIELD” characters Adrianne Palicki‘s Bobbi Morse (also known as Mockingbird) and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
MODEL WOMAN TriStar Television,ABC Studios,Anonymous Content Helen Childress (EP, W-Pilot), Scarlett Lacey (EP N/W), Rosalie Swedlin (EP N/W), Richard Shepard (D-Pilot) A fictionalized family soap inspired by Robert Lacey’s book, Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
PRESENCE ABC Studios,Stearns Castle John Ridley (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Michael McDonald (EP N/W) A former Army veteran finds herself interacting with a widely divergent, and highly colorful cross-section of Los Angeles as she unintentionally begins a career as an unlicensed private investigator. Pilot Pick Up
ABC
Drama
SPARK ABC Studios,Sander/Moses Productions Michael Cooney (EP, W-Pilot), Ian Sander & Kim Moses (EP N/W), James Kent (D-Pilot) Set in an alternate history where gas and coal fuel the world, this genre soap centers on the battle for power between two rival families and a rebellious young woman with a spark of invention that could level both their empires. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
GREAT INDOORS, THE CBS Television Studios Mike Gibbons (EP, W-Pilot), Chris Harris (EP, Show Runner), Andy Ackerman (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A multi-camera comedy about an adventure reporter, who must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine. Series Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
KEVIN CAN WAIT Sony Pictures Television,CBS Television Studios,Hey Eddie Productions Bruce Helford (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Kevin James (EP, W-Pilot), Rock Reuben (EP, W-Pilot), Jeff Sussman (EP N/W), Andy Fickman (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy about a newly retired police officer looking forward to spending more quality time with his wife and three kids… only to discover he faces much tougher challenges at home than he ever did on the streets. Series Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
MAN WITH A PLAN CBS Television Studios,3 Arts Entertainment Jackie Filgo & Jeff Filgo (EP, W-Pilot), Matt LeBlanc (EP N/W), Michael Rotenberg (EP N/W), Troy Zien (EP N/W), James Burrows (D-Pilot) A multi camera comedy about a contractor (Matt LeBlanc) whose wife goes back to work starts spending more time with his kids and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: his little angels are maniacs. Series Pick Up
CBS
Comedy
SUPERIOR DONUTS CBS Television Studios,3 Arts Entertainment Bob Daily (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Jermaine Fowler (EP), Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Josh Lieberman (EP N/W), John R. Montgomery (EP N/W), Michael Rotenberg (EP N/W), Mark Teitelbaum (EP N/W), James Burrows (D-Pilot) A multi-camera comedy based on the play by Tracy Letts, series follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, his new young employee (Fowler) and their patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. Series Pick Up
CBS
Drama
BULL CBS Television Studios,Amblin Television,Stage 29 Productions Paul Attanasio (EP, W-Pilot), Dr. Phil McGraw (EP, W-Pilot), Justin Falvey (EP N/W), Darryl Frank (EP N/W), Rodrigo Garcia (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Jay McGraw (EP N/W), Steven Spielberg (EP N/W) A drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Series Pick Up
CBS
Drama
DOUBT CBS Television Studios,Timberman/Beverly Productions Tony Phelan & Joan Rater (EP, W-Pilot), Adam Bernstein (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly (EP N/W) A smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm starts to fall for her charismatic client who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Series 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!