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
BARRIS, KENYA AND BEAN, JULIE PROJECT ABC Studios Kenya Barris (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Julie Bean (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Alec Baldwin (EP N/W) A multi-camera comedy series that follows a stuck-in-his-ways, opinionated, fading TV star who moves in with his progressive daughter, her girlfriend and the child they are raising together. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
ROOKIE, THE ABC Studios,Mark Gordon Company, The Alexi Hawley (EP, W-Pilot), Michelle Chapman (EP N/W), Nathan Fillion (EP N/W), Mark Gordon (EP N/W), Nicholas Pepper (EP N/W), Jonathan E. Steinberg (EP N/W) Nathan Fillion plays John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD. Series Pick Up
ABC
Drama
TAKE TWO ABC Studios,Studiocanal,Tandem Productions,MilMar Pictures Terri Miller & Andrew W. Marlowe (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Rola Bauer (EP N/W), Tim Halkin (EP N/W), John Terlesky (D-Pilot) An entertaining, upbeat procedural that follows Ella (Rachel Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series, who is fresh-out-of-rehab following a bender of epic proportion. Series Pick Up
ABC
Comedy
DOYLE, TIM PROJECT ABC Studios Tim Doyle (EP, W-Pilot) Set in the 1970s, this single camera comedy follows an Irish-Catholic family with a working-class dad, traditional mom and eight boisterous sons as they navigate changes big and small during one of America’s most turbulent decades. Pilot Pick Up
CBS
Drama
BLOOD & TREASURE CBS Television Studios Matt Federman & Stephen Scaia (EP, W-Pilot), Taylor Elmore (EP, Show Runner), Ben Silverman (EP N/W), Mark Vlasic (EP N/W), Marc Webb (D-Pilot, EP N/W) BLOOD & TREASURE is a serialized action-adventure series that centers on a brilliant antiquities expert and a cunning art thief who team up to catch a ruthless terrorist who funds his attacks through stolen treasure. Series Pick Up
CBS
Drama
F.B.I. CBS Television Studios,Universal Television Craig Turk (EP, Show Runner, W-Pilot), Arthur W. Forney (EP N/W), Peter Jankowski (EP N/W), Dick Wolf (EP N/W) A scripted drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Series Pick Up
CBS
Drama
ATTANASIO, PAUL PROJECT CBS Television Studios Paul Attanasio (EP, W-Pilot), David Barrett (EP N/W), Rodrigo Garcia (D-Pilot, EP N/W), Leonard Goldberg (EP N/W) The multi-generational members of a Mexican-American family with deep roots in San Diego intertwine personally and professionally due to their powerful careers in law enforcement. Terminated Pilot
CW
Drama
WAYWARD SISTERS Warner Bros. Television Bob Berens (EP, W-Pilot), Andrew Dabb (EP, W-Pilot), Phil Sgriccia (EP N/W), Bob Singer (EP N/W) A potential spinoff of Supernatural centered on the character of Sheriff Jody Mills and a group of troubled young women — all orphaned by supernatural tragedy. Pilot Pick Up
FOX
Comedy
COOL KIDS 20th Century Fox Television,FX Productions,3 Arts Entertainment Charlie Day (EP, W-Pilot), Paul Fruchbom (Co EP, W-Pilot), Kevin Abbott (EP, Show Runner), Nick Frenkel (EP N/W), Glenn Howerton (EP N/W), Rob McElhenney (EP N/W), Don Scardino (D-Pilot, EP N/W) A multi-camera comedy about three guy friends in a retirement community who are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community: a female rebel whose ready to challenge their standings. Pilot Pick Up
FOX
Comedy
OUR PEOPLE 20th Century Fox Television,Endemol Shine North America,Lee Daniels Entertainment Vali Chandrasekaran (EP, W-Pilot), Shai Ben-Atar (EP N/W), Lee Daniels (EP N/W), Liat Shavit (EP N/W), Yossi Vassa (EP N/W), Marc Velez (EP N/W), Pamela Oas Williams (EP N/W) Based on the Israeli format “Nevsu: A Young Multi-Cultural Couple” – a man from a bombastic African family who doesn't have a word in their native language for "privacy” and his fiancée from a mid-western family try to build a normal life together. Pilot Pick Up
FOX
Comedy
REL 20th Century Fox Television Lil Rel Howery (EP, W-Pilot), Josh Rabinowitz & Kevin Barnett (EP, W-Pilot), Jerrod Carmichael (EP N/W) Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come,” finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. Pilot Pick Up
FOX
Drama
MIXTAPE 20th Century Fox Television,Annapurna Television Joshua Safran (EP, W-Pilot), Megan Ellison (EP N/W), Sue Naegle (EP N/W) A romantic musical drama that looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Pilot Pick Up
FOX
Drama
PASSAGE, THE 20th Century Fox Television,Scott Free,6th & Idaho Elizabeth Heldens (EP, W-Pilot), Adam Kassan (EP N/W), Matt Reeves (EP N/W), Ridley Scott (EP N/W), David W. Zucker (EP N/W), Marcos Siega (D-Pilot, EP N/W) Based on author Justin Cronin’s best-selling trilogy of the same name, THE PASSAGE is an epic, character-driven thriller that morphs into a post-apocalyptic odyssey. Pilot Pick Up
FOX
Animation
SCULLY, MIKE & JULIE AND POEHLER, AMY PROJECT 20th Century Fox Television,Universal Television,3 Arts Entertainment,PaperKite Productions Amy Poehler (EP, W-Pilot), Mike Scully & Julie Thacker-Scully (EP, W-Pilot) A half-hour animated comedy centered on the family and friends of 15-year-old Duncan Harris, an average kid with dreams of being a UFC fighter, tech billionaire, video game champ, or any job where you make a ton of money and don’t have to wear a tie. Pilot Presentation Pick Up
NBC
Drama
BAD BOYS SPINOFF Sony Pictures Television,Jerry Bruckheimer Television,2.0 Entertainment,Primary Wave Entertainment Brandon Margolis & Brandon Sonnier (EP, W-Pilot), Doug Belgrad (EP N/W), Jerry Bruckheimer (EP N/W), Jeff Gaspin (EP N/W), Jonathan Littman (EP N/W), Jeff Morrone (EP N/W), KristieAnne Reed (EP N/W), Gabrielle Union (EP N/W) Free-spirited former DEA agent Syd Burnett (Gabrielle Union) has a fresh start in her new job as an LAPD detective. Pilot Pick Up
NBC
Drama
BELLEVUE HOSPITAL PROJECT Universal Television,Pico Creek Productions David Schulner (EP, W-Pilot), Peter Horton (EP N/W) This character-driven medical drama follows the new director of Bellevue Hospital, whose maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care. Pilot Pick Up
NBC
Drama
IN BETWEEN LIVES Universal Television,NBCUniversal International Studios,Heyday Television Moira Kirland (EP, W-Pilot), Nancy Cotton (EP N/W), David Heyman (EP N/W) A mysterious young woman reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran LAPD detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider solve the most unnerving and challenging cases the city encounters. Pilot Pick Up
NBC
Drama
VILLAGE, THE Universal Television Mike Daniels (EP, W-Pilot) Despite difference in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving life’s challenges are better faced alongside family, even if it’s the one you make wherever you find it. Pilot Pick Up
PBS
Animation
LUNA AROUND THE WORLD 9 Story Media Group With a social studies curriculum, LUNA AROUND THE WORLD will encourage kids ages 4-7 to explore and appreciate cultures from all over the world, and build global citizenship and social skills. Series Pick Up
PBS
Drama
MRS. WILSON PBS,Snowed-In Productions Neil Blair (EP N/W), Rebecca Eaton (EP N/W), Ruth Kenley-Letts (EP N/W), Lucy Richer (EP N/W), Ruth Wilson (EP N/W) Set in 1940s and 1960s London and 1930s India, the series follows Alison Wilson, who thinks she is happily married until her husband, Alec, dies and a woman turns up on the doorstep claiming that she is the real Mrs. Series Pick Up
Adult Swim
Animation
SHIVERING TRUTH, THE PFFR Vernon Chatman (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot), Cat Solen (D-Pilot, EP, W-Pilot) THE SHIVERING TRUTH is a delicately crafted, darkly surreal anthology comedy, a miniature propulsive omnibus clusterbomb of painfully riotous daymares all dripping with the orange goo of dream logic.
Adult Swim
Comedy
MOSTLY 4 MILLENNIALS Derrick Beckles (Creator, EP), Eric Andre (EP N/W) Mostly 4 Millennials is is a quarter-hour live-action comedy series that takes a look into what makes this incredibly important generation of humans tick, as well as others who may be interested in the all-important, millennial way of life---also known as the More Greatest Generation. Series Pick Up
Adult Swim
Animation
BAD GUYS Bento Box Entertainment A quarter-hour animated series about a bombastic, megalomaniac terrorist, his upstart terrorist organization, and their quest for global domination; World Governments and Fashionistas, your days are numbered. Pilot Pick Up
Adult Swim
Animation
BALLMASTRZ 9669 Titmouse, Inc. Thousands of years in the future no one cares about traditional sports anymore; The only game that matters is THE GAME, and the new breed of heroes that play it: BALLMASTRZ; Inside giant battle arenas the size of a small city, teams of Ballmastrz face off against each other using their own hyper-creative artificially intelligent combat weapons to attack, defend, and score; These are the BALLS; Obstacles and challenges test the physical, mental, and psychological limits of the players while entertaining the masses; The player or team that masters their Ball will master The Game in the most spectacular action sport ever played. Pilot Pick Up
Adult Swim
Animation
CHUCK DEUCE Williams Street Lars Kenseth (W-Pilot), Matt Iles (EP N/W) A half-hour animated masterpiece about a NorCal slacktivist/surfer who paddles out to carve mavericks, when – GAH-DOOSH! – a giant wave crushes him; three weeks later, he walks ashore with no idea where he's been, how he survived, or why his brain is now ravaged by hallucinations – everything from conjoined CIA agents, talking sex dolls, and sock puppet headed freaks; like his herpes, Chuck ignores it and returns to his daily grind of violating nudity bans, protesting decency laws and skirting home-yak-milking statutes in his native Santa Cruz; but the question persists, what happened to Chuck out there. Pilot Pick Up
Adult Swim
Animation
FISTHEAD Titmouse, Inc. The relationship between two brothers is put to the test, as one, a loose-cannon action hero with a fist for a head, indiscriminately destroys not only villains, but his normal brother's life as well. Pilot Pick Up
Adult Swim
Animation
LAZOR WULF Williams Street Daniel Weidenfeld (EP, W-Pilot) This quarter-hour animated pilot follows a wolf who carries a laser on his back and believes that love has no limit, that wearing do-rags gives you power and that Gawd is a lie. Pilot Pick Up
Adult Swim
Animation
OMG! EARTH Stoopid Buddy Stoodios T Pilot Pick Up
Adult Swim
Comedy
ART PRISON Starburns Industries, Inc. Dan Harmon (EP N/W) In this half-hour live-action pilot, talented convicts are forced to vie for one last shot at success inside a Prison for the Performing Arts. Pilot Pick Up
Adult Swim
Comedy
HINDENBURG EXPLODES, THE Abominable Pictures,Adult Swim Becca Kinskey (EP N/W), Josh Perilo (EP N/W), Danny Jelinek (D-Pilot) On May 6, 1937, the infamous Hindenburg zeppelin made its final voyage from Nazi Germany to New Jersey, where it exploded over a landing field; this new series is a new look at the maiden and final voyage of this airship. Pilot Pick Up

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