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COMEDY | DRAMA | ALTERNATIVE

DRAMA

The Apostles (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producer: Chuck Pratt (writer)
Cast: Shawn Hatosy, Keith Robinson, Yara Martinez, Leslie Hope
Cast: Jessalyn Gilsig, Grayson McCouch, Meghan Markle
Logline: Cops whose intense job pressure spills over to their personal lives.

Canterbury’s Law (Sony TV) PICKED UP FOR MIDSEASON
Exec Producers: Denis Leary, Jim Serpico, Mike Figgis (director)
Writer: Dave Erickson
Cast: Julianna Margulies, Linus Roache, Ben Shenkman, Trieste Dunn, Jocko Sims
Logline: Female attorney puts her career and personal life on the line to take risky cases.

Company Man (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Bob Cochran and David Ehrman (writers), Jon Cassar, Joel Surnow, Howard Gordon
Director: Jon Cassar
Cast: Jason Behr, Annie Wersching, Stana Katic, Billy Brown, Jesse James, Michael Goorjian
Logline: Everyman is recruited by the NSA and forced to spy on his boss.

The Cure (Warner Bros. TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Patrick Massett and John Zinman (writers), Akiva Goldsman, Danny Cannon
Cast: Anson Mount, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Esai Morales, Oded Fehr, Liz VasseyDirector: Danny Cannon
Logline: A group of doctors that cuts red tape to treat patients.

K-Ville (20th Century Fox TV) PICKED UP
Exec Producers: Jonathan Lisco (writer)
Director:Deran Sarafian
Cast: Anthony Anderson, Cole Hauser, Maximiliano Hernandez, Blake Shields, Tawny Cypress, John Carroll Lynch
Logline: The few cops who stayed in New Orleans following Katrina.

New Amsterdam (Regency TV) PICKED UP
Exec Producers: Allan Loeb (writer), David Manson, Lasse Hallstrom (director), Leslie Holleran, Steven Pearl
Writer: Christian Taylor
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Zuleikha Robinson, Alexie Gilmore, Stephen Henderson
Logline: Police detective who is secretly centuries old.

Nurses (working title) NOT ORDERED (20th Century Fox TV)
Exec Producers: Barry Josephson, Eileen Gallagher, Ann McManus, PJ Hogan
Writers: Samantha Goodman and Andrew Stern
Director: PJ Hogan
Cast: Sara Rue, Eliza Dushku, Gregory Harrison, Drew Sidora
Logline: Nurses in a big-city hospital.

Sarah Connor Chronicles (Warner Bros. TV) PICKED UP FOR MIDSEASON
Exec Producers: Josh Friedman, David Nutter, James Middleton, Mario Kassar, Andrew Vajna, Joel Michaels
Cast: Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Richard T. Jones, Summer Glau
Logline: Heroine of the “Terminator” films find herself a fugitive and fighting enemies from the future.

Supreme Courtships (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Gary Tieche (writer), Marty Adelstein, Michael Thorn, Ian Toynton
Director: Michael Thorn
Cast: Kurtwood Smith, Shane West, Zachary Knighton, Leslie Odom Jr., Bridget Regan, Camille Guaty, Kate Burton
Logline: Six Supreme Court clerks’ personal and professional lives.

Them (CBS Paramount Network TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: David Eick and John McNamara (writers), Jonathan Mostow
Cast: Rachel Nichols, Ben Feldman, Reg Rogers, James D’Arcy
Director: Jonathan Mostow
Logline: Based on graphic novel “Six” about alien spies on Earth.

Untitled Simon Fuller (19 Entertainment) NOT ORDERED
Exec producers: Simon Fuller, Mal Young (creators)
Logline: Half-hour sudser that revolves around a blue-collar family, adapted from a British format.

COMEDY

Untitled Victor Fresco NOT ORDERED
Cast: Tom Conti, Andrea Parker, Larry Joe Campbell, Macey Cruthird, Nathan Gamble

Back to You (20th Century Fox TV) PICKED UP
Exec producers: Christopher Lloyd and Steve Levitan (writers)
Director: James Burrows
Cast:
Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, Fred Willard, Josh Gad, Ty Burrell, Laura Marano
Logline: Newscasters and former colleagues reunite at a local TV station.

Animals (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED*
Exec Producers: Robert Smigel and Greg Cohen (writers)
Logline: Parody of suburban life using the animal kingdom
*presentation pilot

The Beast (CBS Par TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producer: Tucker Cawley (writer)
Cast: Stevie Howey, Josh Dean
Logline: A veterinarian who can’t stand animals but loves their female owners.

Deeply Irresponsible (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producer: Victor Fresco (writer)
Director: Marc Buckland
Cast: Andrea Parker
Logline: A 10-year-old boy tries to navigate life in his high-achieving, overstressed family with the help of his crazy grandfather.

Hackett (Sony Pictures TV) STILL IN CONTENTION*
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Exec Producers: Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly, Denise Moss (writer)
Cast: Donal Logue; Rachel Boston; Morgan Murphy
Logline: Bad-boy literary luminary escapes both his troubles with women and a disgraced career teaching at Yale as as a public high school teacher in Ohio.
*(pushed to midseason)

Life and Times of Tim (Warner Bros. TV) NOT ORDERED*
Exec Producers: Steve Dildarian (writer), Tom Werner, Eric Gold, Jimmy Miller
Cast: Cheri Oteri, Kurtwood Smith
Logline: The story of a very normal guy named Tim who somehow always finds himself in deep trouble at both home and the office.
*(presentation order)

Me & Lee (Lionsgate) NOT ORDERED*
Exec Producers: Matthew Salsberg (writer), Jenji Kohan, Allan Loeb, Steven Pearl
Cast: Jamie Kennedy, Bill Smitrovich, Jason Antoon
Logline: Guy with back pain gets more than he bargained for when he undergoes “bionic” back surgery
*director contingent

The Minister of Divine (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Suzanne Martin (writer), Richard Curtis, Andrew Zein, Mark Chapman
Director: Pam Fryman
Cast: Kirstie Alley

Logline: A woman known for her rebellious younger days returns to the small town she grew up in to be a minister at the town church. Based on the BBC show “Vicar of Dibley.”

Playing Chicken (Warner Bros. TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec Producers: Sean Anders & John Morris (writers), Tom Werner, Eric Gold, Jimmy Miller, John Pasquin
Director: John Pasquin
Cast: Norbert Leo Butz, Marianne Muellerleile, Bill Burr, Jake Busey, Alanna Ubach
Logline: Two brothers who differ politically are forced to live together after one suffers an accident that leaves him wheelchair bound.

The Return of Jezebel James (Regency) PICKED UP FOR MIDSEASON
Exec Producers: Amy Sherman-Palladino (director), Dan Palladino
Cast: Parker Posey, Lauren Ambrose, Scott Cohen, Michael Arden, Ron McLarty
Logline: Woman asks her estranged sister to carry her baby for her.

Rules for Starting Over (20th Century Fox TV) PICKED UP
Exec Producers: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly (directors), Bradley Thomas, Brad Johnson
Writers: Chris Pappas, Michael Bernier, Kevin Barnett
Cast: Craig Bierko, Rashida Jones, Johnny Sneed, Shaun Majumder
Logline: Newly single friends jump headfirst back into the dating scene.

Skyler’s Revolution (Warner Horizon TV) NOT ORDERED*
Logline: Gonzo comedy/reality semi-scripted show that centers on real people who are taken out and sent to live out various adventures.
Exec producers: Skyler Stone, McG, Trip Taylor
Cast: Skyler Stone, Ahmed Ahmed, Jesse Heiman, Zach Johnson, Jessica Coccoli, Matt Wheeler.
*presentation pilot

Two Dreadful Children (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED*
Exec Producers: Dave Hemingson (writer)
Logline: Redneck family discovers that their disobedient fraternal twins are geniuses. (Animated)
Voice cast: Chris Kattan, French Stewart, Caroline Rhea
*presentation pilot

Two Families (HBO Independent Prods.) NOT ORDERED
Writers: Barbara Wallace and Thomas R. Wolfe
Director: Michael Engler
Cast: Beau Bridges, Carlos Jacott, Samantha Bee, Lucy Punch, Christopher Denham, Geneva Carr, Sean O’Bryan
Logline: A blended family centering around two sets of adult siblings who didn’t know they shared the same father.

Untitled Liz Meriwether Project (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED
Exec producers: Dawn Parouse and Jeff Richman
Director: Jason Weiner
Writer-supervising producer: Liz Meriwether
Cast: Molly Stanton, Tia Carrere, Dorian Borwn, Lacey Chabert, Brandon Quinn, Nick Gonzalez, Sarayu Rao, Robert Hoffman
Logline: Four single women post-college

Untitled Revenge project (Fox 21) NOT ORDERED*
Exec Producers: Damon Santostefano (writer)
Director: Damon Santostefano
Cast: Robert Hoffman
Logline: Partially scripted skein about three thrill-seeking women who hit to road to settle the score with all the men who’ve wronged them
*presentation pilot

Work Wife (20th Century Fox TV) NOT ORDERED**
Exec producers: Barbie Adler & Brad Copeland (writers)
Logline: A female reporter and her male co-worker navigate the challenges that their partnership at work brings to their relationships at home.
**(Cast contingent pickup)

ALTERNATIVE

Anchorwoman (Fox 21) PICKED UP/AIRED ONCE/CANCELED*
Exec producers: Chad Damiani & JP Lavin (writers), Brian Gadinsky
Logline: A reality hybrid where a supermodel settles down in a southern Texas town and becomes an anchorwoman for the local news.
*(presentation order)

Kitchen Nightmares (Granada America, Optomen TV, A. Smith & Co.) PICKED UP
Executive producers: Arthur Smith, Pat Llewellyn, Kent Weed, Gerry McKean, Curt Northrup
Host: Gordon Ramsay
Logline: Ill-tempered chef visits a restaurant in crisis each week to try to turn it around. Based on the U.K. series.

Nashville (Go Go Luckey Prods.) PICKED UP
Executive producers: Gary Auerbach, Julie Auerbach
Logline: High-stakes, high-drama docusoap set in Nashville.

The Search for the Next Great American Band (FremantleMedia, 19 TV) PICKED UP
Executive producers: Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick, Cecile Frot-Coutaz
Logline: Ultimate search for the best undiscovered band.

NOTE: All titles tentative.

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