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2012 pilot season filled with prominent producers

ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and the CW are ordering pilots in a blur, to the point that you might be wondering why you haven’t sold one. Variety has ongoing, extensive coverage of pilot season, but for those who need a quick checklist of some prominent names to date, here’s but a sampling.


Exec producer Known for … 2012 pilot Network Briefest logline
Bill Lawrence Cougar Town Like Father Fox Dad moves in with adult son
Charlie Grandy Saturday Night Live Jimmy Fallon project NBC Three immature guys parent
Dan Fogelman Crazy, Stupid, Love Dan Fogelman project ABC Neighbors from another planet
Demetri Martin Important Things with Demetri Martin Demetri Martin project Fox Animated: Couple in rural town
Greg Daniels The Office Friday Night Dinner NBC Based on U.K. series
Jon Favreau Swingers Tweaked CBS Single parents’ dating scene
Kari Lizer The New Adventures of Old Christine Kari Lizer project I ABC New stay-at-home mom
Kari Lizer The New Adventures of Old Christine Kari Lizer project II NBC Best friend gets married
Louis C.K. Louie Louis C.K./Spike Feresten project CBS Struggling young dreamers
Marco Pennette Caroline in the City The Manzanis ABC Italian family goes suburban
Mike Royce Men of a Certain Age Little Brother Fox Long-lost brother moves in
Nick Stoller The Muppets Nick Stoller project CBS Guy works near ex
Rob McElhenney It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Living Loaded Fox Odd couple host radio show
Roseanne Barr/Eric Gilliand Roseanne Downwardly Mobile NBC Mobile-home park setting
Sarah Silverman The Sarah Silverman Show Sarah Silverman project NBC Newly single gal
Scott Silveri Perfect Couples Go On NBC Sportscaster in therapy


Exec producer Known for … 2012 pilot Network Briefest logline
Bryan Fuller Pushing Daisies The Munsters NBC Herman and friends reimagined
Candace Bushnell Sex and the City The Carrie Diaries CW Carrie Bradshaw in high school
Derek Haas/Michael Brandt 3:10 to Yuma Chicago Fire NBC Chicago Fire Department setting
Greg Berlanti Brothers and Sisters Arrow CW Green Arrow tales
Jason Katims Friday Night Lights County NBC L.A. hospital (with Jason Ritter)
Kevin Williamson The Vampire Diaries Kevin Williamson project Fox Escaped serial killer
Michael McDonald MadTV Beautiful People NBC Androids resemble humans
Roland Emmerich Independence Day Roland Emmerich project ABC Astrophysicist fights evil
Shaun Cassidy Invasion The Frontier NBC Heading west in 1840s
Shawn Ryan The Shield The Last Resort ABC Renegade crew in nuclear sub
Shonda Rhimes Grey’s Anatomy Gilded Lillys ABC New York hotel in 1895

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