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COMEDY | DRAMA | ALTERNATIVE

DRAMA

Babylon Fields (20th Century Fox TV) PICKED UP FOR MIDSEASON
Executive producer: Michael Cuesta
Supervising producers/writers: Gerald Cuesta and Michael Atkinson
Director: Michael Cuesta
Cast: Amber Tamblyn, Ray Stevenson, Leila Arcieri, Kathy Baker, Jamey Sheridan
Logline: Zombie dramedy

Cane (CBS Par TV; ABC Studios) PICKED UP
Executive producers: Cynthia Cidre; Jonathan Prince; Jimmy Iovine; Polly Anthony
Cast: Jimmy Smits; Hector Elizondo; Nestor Carbonell; Paola Turbay; Eddie Matos; Rita Moreno; Michael Trevino; Lina Esco; Sam Carman; Alona Tal; Polly Walker
Logline: A multi-generational Latin American family in the rum and sugar business.

Demons (CBS Paramount) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Barbara Hall (writer), Joe Roth, Nina Lederman
Cast: Harold Perrineau, Ron Eldard, Jaime Murray
Logline: Ex-Jesuit priest/psychologist fights the demons in his life and others’ lives.

The Man (CBS Par TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producers: Anthony Zuiker (writer)
Producers: LL Cool J and Jason Barrett
Cast: LL Cool J, Jessica Collins, Melinda Clarke, Mia Maestro, Domenick Lombardozzi
Logline: Undercover L.A. cop who develops a paternal relationship with a young boy orphaned in one of his drug busts.

Moonlight (Warner Bros. TV) PICKED UP
Executive producers: Rod Holcomb (director); Joel Silver; Ron Koslow; Trevor Munson; Gerard Bocaccio, Chip Johannessen
Cast: Alex O’Loughlin; Amber Valletta; Rade Serbedzija; Shannyn Sossamon
Logline: A private investigator/vampire struggles with the repercussions of immortality.

Protect and Serve (NBC Universal) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producer: Gary Scott Thompson
Writers: Mark Gibson and Phillip Halprin
Cast: Steve Harris; Monica Potter, Thad Luckinbill, Dean Cain, Tamala Jones
Logline: Cops living in the Los Angeles suburbs deal with the stresses of police life on and off the job.

Skip Tracer (CBS Paramount) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess (writers), Stephen Dorff, Tucker Tooley
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Stephen Dorff, Martha Higareda, Diedrich Bader, Beverly D’Angelo
Logline: A charming rogue works as a skip tracer among the colorful characters in L.A.

Swingtown (CBS Paramount) PICKED UP FOR MIDSEASON
Exec Producers: Mike Kelley; Alan Poul (director)
Cast: Molly Parker; Jack Davenport; Grant Show; Lana Parilla; Miriam Shor; Josh Hopkins
Logline: Married couples in 1970s suburbia explore couple-swapping and open marriages.

Untitled Barry Schindel project (CBS Paramount)* NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Barry Schindel (writer), Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, David Zucker
Cast: Janeane Garofolo, Rachel Carpani, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Josh Cooke
Logline: Ensemble drama about a team of public defenders.
* presentation

Viva Laughlin (Sony/CBS Paramount) PICKED UP
Exec Producers: Hugh Jackman; John Palermo; Bob Lowry; Paul Telegdy; Peter Bowker
Director:Gabriele Muccino
Cast: Lloyd Owen, Hugh Jackman; Madchen Amick; Ellen Woglom; Carter Jenkins; Eric Winter; D.B. Woodside
Logline: Musical drama following an eternal optimist and his family as they attempt to run a casino in Laughlin, Nev.

COMEDY

1321 Clover (CBS Paramount) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh (writers)
Director: Walt Becker
Cast: Paul F. Thompkins, Amanda Detmer
Logline: Documentary style laffer about a typical suburban family.

Atlanta (CBS Par TV) NOT ORDERED**
Exec producer: Paul Reiser (writer)
Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr., Leslie Bibb
Logline: Two people who first meet each other at a funeral – and now can’t seem to stay away from each other
**Cast contingent

The Big Bang Theory (Warner Bros. Television) PICKED UP
Exec Producers: Chuck Lorre; Bill Prady
Director: James Burrows
Cast: Johnny Galecki; Jim Parsons; Kaley Cuoco; Simon Helberg; Kunal Nayyar
Logline: Science geeks hook up with women out of their league.

The Captain (CBS Paramount) STILL IN CONTENTION
Exec Producer: John Hamburg (writer-director)
Cast: Fran Kranz, Joanna Garcia, Valerie Azlynn, Jeffrey Tambor, Raquel Welch, Chris Klein, Al Madrigal
Logline: Young writer movies into a legendary old Hollywood apartment.

Ex Men (CBS Par TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producer: Rob Greenberg (writer)
Director: Rob Greenberg
Logline: A newly single dude who finds support from a gang of more “experienced”‘ guys.

Giants of Radio (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED*
Exec producers: Jason Weiner (writer); Todd Komarnicki; Jon Berg; Matt Weinberg
Director: Jason Weiner
Logline: Ensemble comedy at a radio network
Cast: Jason Weiner
*presentation pilot

I’m in Hell (CBS Par TV) STILL IN CONTENTION
Exec producers: Aron Abrams and Greg Thompson (writers)
Producers: Jason Biggs, Peter Kiernan
Cast: Jason Biggs, Timm Sharp, David Cross, Erica Christensen
Logline: A Wall Street maven who’s killed in a Blackberry-related car accident is assigned to “Hell on Earth” — a new life, devoid of all the trappings of his previous existence and in which Murphy’s Law is always just around the corner.

The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud (ABC TV Studio/CBS Par TV) NOT ORDERED**
Exec producer: Jeff Greenstein (writer)
Cast: Marisa Tomei, Nick D’Agosto, Erick Avari, Cynthia Watros, Angus Macfadyen
Logline: A former literary star has an epihany and opts to pursue optimism rather than cynicism.
**Cast contingent

Stumps of Hollywood (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producer: Greg Garcia (writer), Alan Kirschenbaum (writer)
Director: Todd Holland
Cast: Marissa Jaret Winokur, Nikki Cox, Michael Rapaport, Tony Gentile
Logline:
Trio of siblings move to L.A. to find their fortune.

Untitled Kohan/Mutchnick project (Warner Bros. TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producers: David Kohan and Max Mutchnick (writers)
Director: James Burrows
Cast: Brian Austin Green, Jessica Capshaw, Vanessa Lengies
Logline: Office-set buddy laffer about a pair of friends and writing partners – one straight, the other gay – and the women who work for them.

Untitled Scott Silveri project (Warner Bros. TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producer: Scott Silveri (writer)
Cast: Andy Ackerman, JD Walsh, Josh Meyers, Leslie Grossman
Logline: Ensemble about the folks who stay awake during the wee hours while the rest of the world sleeps.

ALTERNATIVE

Kid Nation (Tom Forman Prods./Good TV, Inc.) PICKED UP
Producers: Tom Forman
Logline: Forty kids have 40 days to build a new civilization in a New Mexico ghost town.

Power of 10 (Sony Pictures TV) PICKED UP
Executive producer: Michael Davies
Host: Drew Carey
Logline: Contestants try to guess behaviors, opinions and lifestyle choices of the American public for a chance to win $10 million.

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