TV Pilots ordered for 2010-2011 seasonx
2010-11 pilot orders
(w) = writer (d) = director (ep) = executive producer
Betwixt >CBS TV Studio/Warner Bros. Elizabeth Chandler (w, ep), Paul Stupin (ep) SYNOPSIS: Revolves around “changelings” in an urban setting who are responsible for saving humans from evil; based on novel of the same name.
Hellcats (presentation) > Warner Bros. TV/CBS Studios/Tom Welling Co. > Kevin Murphy (w, ep), Tom Welling (ep) > Ensemble show set in the world of competitive college cheerleading; “Election” meets “Bring It On.”
Untitled Amy Holden Jones (presentation) > Warner Bros. TV/CBS Studios > Amy Holden Jones (w, ep), Hayden Panettiere (co-ep) > Aspirational, sexy freshmen class at Harvard Medical School embark upon the biggest challenge of their lives, seen through the eyes of a young woman who is both excited and intimidated by her surroundings.
Nikita > Warner Bros. TV/Wanderland > Craig Silverstein (w, ep) McG (ep), Peter Johnson (ep) > Update of “La Femme Nikita” where Nikita has gone rogue, and a new Nikita is being trained to replace her.
The Wyoming Project > Warner Bros. TV/CBS Studios > Amy Sherman-Palladino (w, ep), Dan Palladino (w, ep) > Family soap set on horse farm in a small town in Midwest or Rockies.
ABC pilot orders
187 Detroit ABC Studios TEAM: Jason Richman (w, ep), Todd Hoberman (ep), David Lieberman (ep), Jeff Nachmanoff (d) SYNOPSIS: A real but humorous look at Detroit’s top homicide division as seen through the cameras of a fictitious documentary crew. CAST: Jon Michael Hill (Det. Damon Washington), Aisha Hinds (Lt. Maureen Mason)
Body of Evidence > ABC Studios > Chris Murphey (w, ep), Chris Murphey (ep), Matt Gross (ep) > A procedural that centers on a brilliant and tenacious medical examiner whose background as a neuro surgeon gives her a unique and refreshing crime-solving perspective at the ME’s office — one that often puts her at odds with just about everyone who crosses her path.
Cutthroat > 20th Century Fox Television Michele Fazekas (w, ep), Tara Butters (w, ep) > A one-hour dramedy about an ambitious single mother who finds that running her own international drug cartel is perfect training for navigating the cutthroat world of Beverly Hills high society.
Edgar Floats > Warner Bros. Television
> Rand Ravich (w, ep), Far Shariat (ep)
> About a police psychologist who becomes a bounty hunter.
Generation Y > ABC Studios > Noah Hawley (w, ep), Warren Littlefield (ep), Henrik Bastin (ep), Peter Magnasson (ep), Martin Piersson (ep) > A documentary-style scripted dramedy that follows a disparate group of former high school classmates, tracking their paths during the past 10 years and the events that have shaped their lives. > Michael Stahl David (Steven), Keir O’Donnell (Kenneth)
Matadors > Sony Pictures Television > Jack Orman (w, ep) > Two long-feuding families battle against each other as one populates the Chicago District Attorney’s office and the other manages the most influential private law firm in the city.
No Ordinary Family > ABC Studios > Jon Feldman (w, ep), Greg Berlanti (w, ep), Morgan Wandell (ep), Dave Semel (d, ep) > Strange things begin to happen when your typical American family suddenly finds themselves with new “abilities.” Navigating how to deal with being “super” is only part of the story — after all, they are still a family. > Michael Chiklis (Jim)
Off the Map > ABC Studios > Jenna Bans (w, ep), Shonda Rhimes (ep), Betsy Beers (ep) > Three doctors, each anxious for a fresh start, leave the comfort of the states to work at an isolated tropical clinic, where they face exotic and unusual medial challenges as well as their own personal ones. > Martin Henderson (Ben), Enrique Murciano (Manny)
The Whole Truth > Warner Bros. Television > Tom Donaghy (w, co-ep), Jerry Bruckheimer (ep), Jonathan Littman (ep), Tom Donaghy, KristieAnn Reed (co-ep), Alex Graves (d) > A legal show that has a unique alternative narrative structure that shows both the defense and prosecution sides equally and keeps the audience guessing and shifting allegiances on guilt or innocence until the final scene. > Eamonn Walker (Senior assistant district attorney Terence “Edge” Edgecomb), Sean Wing (Chad)
True Blue > ABC Studios > Jon Feldman (w, ep) and Chris Brancato (w, ep), Bert Salke (w, ep) > A group of San Francisco homicide detectives reunite to solve the murder of one of their own, in the process reviving old passions, rivalries and friendships.
Untitled Richard Hatem project > ABC Studios > Richard Hatem (w), Bert Salke (ep), Chris Brancato (ep), Gary Fleder (d, ep) > A female detective teams with a disgraced ex-cop to solve crimes and untangle the conspiracy that sent him underground.
Awkward Situations for Men > Warner Bros. Television > Jeff Filgo (w, ep), Jackie Filgo (w, ep), David Heyman (ep) > A relatively famous British on-air personality moves to America with his wife, only to discover that his everyday behavior clashes with American values and constantly gets him into trouble. Inspired by the anecdotes in Danny Wallace’s book “Awkward Situations for Men.” Cast: Danny Wallace (Danny), Tony Hale (Will), Matt Letscher (Bob), Laura Prepon (Meg)
Freshmen (multicamera) > 20th Century Fox Television > Greg Malins (w, ep), Arianna Huffington (ep) > An ensemble show about three first-year members of Congress who live together in a row house in Washington. > Sarah Chalke (Nancy)
Funny in Farsi (single-camera) > ABC Studios > Nastaran Dibai (w, ep), Jeffrey B. Hodes (w, ep), Barry Sonnenfeld (d, ep) > Based on the novel “Funny in Farsi” by Firoozeh Dumas, her memoir about growing up in the 1970s in Newport Beach as an Iranian immigrant. > Maz Jobrani (Kaz), Hrach Titizian (Uncle Mo), Marjan Neshat (Nancy), Kendra Jain (Julie), David Gore (Chip), Sarah Shahi (adult Julie/voiceover)
Happy Endings > Sony Pictures Television > David Caspe (w), Jamie Tarses (ep), Joe Russo (d), Anthony Russo (d) > After a couple breaks up at the altar, they and their group of friends must figure out how to maintain their friendships.
How to Be a Better American (single camera)
> ABC Studios
> Steven Cragg (w, ep), Brian Bradley (w, ep)
> A father embarks on a journey to be a better person and drags his family along kicking and screaming.
It Takes a Village (single camera) > ABC Studios > Casey Johnson (w, ep), David Windsor (w, ep), Mark Gordon (ep), Deb Spera (ep) > Two exes and their new significant others join forces to raise their 15-year-old boy.
Mr. Sunshine (single camera) > Sony Pictures Television > Matthew Perry (w, ep), Alex Barnow (w, ep), Mark Firek (w, ep), Jamie Tarses (ep), Thomas Schlamme (d, ep) > The self-involved manager of a second-rate sports arena who begins to re-evaluate his life on his 40th birthday. > Matthew Perry (Ben), Allison Janney (Crystal), Andrea Anders (Alice), Nate Torrence (Roman)
Untitled Couples Project (fka Untitled Shana Goldberg-Meehan Project) (multicamera) > Warner Bros. > Shana Goldberg-Meehan (w, ep) > Revolves around two sisters at different stages in their romantic relationships: One is in a happy, long-term relationship but isn’t married; the other gets pregnant and winds up quickly marrying her new beau. > Joanna Garcia (Mia), Jennifer Finnigan (Maddie)
Untitled Dana Gould Project (multicamera)
> Warner Bros.
> Dana Gould (w, ep), Tom Lassally (ep), Dave Becky (ep)
> A guidance counselor at a local high school and father to two young children is caught between his father’s old-school parenting beliefs and his wife’s very progressive ideals.
> Dana Gould
Wright vs. Wrong (single camera) > Sony Pictures Television > Stephanie Weir (w, ep), Mitch Hurwitz (ep), Eric Tannenbaum (ep), Kim Tannenbaum (ep) > With the help of her eclectic staff, a driven conservative pundit tries to maintain her public persona despite being faced with her own vulnerabilities.
Who Gets the Parents (multicamera) > ABC Studios > Joe Port (w, ep), Joe Wiseman (w, ep) > Three adult siblings deal with the unexpected fallout of their parents’ later-in-life divorce.
Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid (multicamera) > ABC Studios > Howard Morris (w), Jenny Lee (w), Elliot Webb (ep) > A new couple, having both survived failed marriages, is determined to get it right this time. Based on the book “Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid,” by Howard Morris and Jenny Lee.
CBS pilot orders 2010-11
ATF Sony Pictures TV TEAM: Michael Dinner (w, d, ep), Sarah Timberman (ep), Carl Beverly (ep) SYNOPSIS: An ATF agent hunts down the most dangerous criminals while trying to balance life as a dad to his teenage daughter who has re-entered his life.
Chaos > 20th Century Fox TV
> Tom Spezialy (w, ep), Brett ratner (d, ep)
> A group of rogue CIA operatives combat bureaucratic gridlock, rampant incompetence and political infighting.
CAST: Freddy Rodriguez (Rick)
Criminal Minds spinoff (planted spinoff) > ABC Studios/CBS Studios > Chris Mundy (w, ep), Mark Gordon (w, ep), Ed Bernero (ep), Deborah Spera (ep), Richard Shepard (d) > Revolves around a new group of profilers, led by Cooper (Forest Whitaker), who work outside the FBI bureaucracy. > Forest Whitaker (Cooper), Matt Ryan (Mick), Beau Garrett (Gina), Michael Kelly (Prophet)
Defenders > CBS Television Studios > Niels Mueller (w, ep), Kevin Kennedy (w, ep), Carol Mendelsohn (ep), Joe Gantz (ep), Harry Gantz (ep), Davis Guggenheim (d, ep) > Two charismatic and fiery Las Vegas defense attorneys go to the mat for their clients.
Hawaii Five-0 > CBS Television Studios > Roberto Orci (w, ep), Alex Kurtzman (w, ep), Peter Lenkov (w, ep) > Updated take on the original series centered on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed by Steve McGarrett and answerable only to the governor. > Alex O’Loughlin (Steve Garrett), Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly)
I Witness (rollover from last year)
> CBS Television Studios
> Trey Calloway (w, ep), Pam Veasey (w, ep)
> A detective/professor uses her psycho-physiological skills to solve crimes.
Untitled Burgess/Green project > CBS Television Studios > Mitchell Burgess (w, ep), Robin Green (w, ep), Leonard Goldberg (ep) > Multigenerational show revolving around a family of cops in New York.
The Quinn-Tuplets (presentation) > CBS Television Studios > Mike Kelley (w, ep), Giyora Yahalom 9ep), Oren Jakobi (ep), Yona Wiesenthal (ep), Eilon Ratzkovsky (ep), Arik Kneller (co-ep), Chris Kelley (w, p) > Follows the personal and professional lives of the Quinn quintuplets — five adults whose lives were documented and broadcast since childbirth; based on an Israeli format
The Odds > Warner Bros. TV/Silver Pictures > Jeff Wadlow (w, ep), Joel Silver (ep), Ian Biederman (ep), Beau Bauman (p) > Buddy cop show set in Las Vegas where the cops are just as outrageous as the crimes they solve.
Untitled Medical drama > Warner Bros. TV/John Wells Prods. > John Wells (ep), Hannah Shakespeare (w, co-ep) > A mobile medical team travels the U.S. helping those in need get through life-or-death medical crises.
Untitled Redlich/Bellucci > Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios > Ed Redlich (w, ep), John Bellucci (w, ep), Sarah Timberman (ep), Carl Beverly (ep) > A female NYPD detective possesses the special ability to remember everything — although a gift in her job, it’s also a curse in her personal life.
Untitled Ant Hines project (presentation) > Sony Pictures Television > Ant Hines (w, ep), Larry Charles (d, ep), Eric Tannenbaum (ep), Kim Tannenbaum (ep), Mitch Hurwitz (ep) > British low-life moves to LA to reconnect with his daughter who is a teen celebrity. > Paul Kaye
Hitched (multicamera) > Warner Bros. TV/College Hill Pictures > Josh Schwartz (w, ep), Matt Miller (w, ep) > Ensemble centered around a newlywed couple, their extended family and friends.
Livin’ on a Prayer (multicamera) > 20th Century Fox Television > Carter Bays (w, ep), Craig Thomas (w, ep), Kourtney Kang (w, ep), Joe Kelly (w, ep), Pamela Fryman (d) > Ensemble centered around an unmarried couple and their friends in Pittsburgh.
Mike and Molly (multicamera) > Warner Bros. TV/Chuck Lorre Prods. > Chuck Lorre (ep), Mark Roberts (w, ep), James Burrows (d) > Ensemble centered around a couple who both struggle with overeating. > Billy Gardell (Mike), Katy Mixon (Victoria), Reno Wilson (Carl)
Open Books (multicamera)
> Warner Bros. TV
> Gail Lerner (w, ep), James Burrows (d)
> About a female book editor and her circle of friends and their romantic entanglements.
> Laura Benanti (June)
Untitled Tad Quill (multicamera) > CBS Television Studios > Tad Quill (w, ep) > About the widowed father of a 12-year-old son who is re-entering the dating world.
Team Spitz (multicamera) > Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios > Bill Martin (w, ep), Mike Schiff (w, ep), Eric Tannenbaum (ep), Kim Tannenbaum (ep), Mitch Hurwitz (ep), Peter Principato (ep), Paul Young (ep) > Ensemble centered around a bombastic high school football coach. > Rob Riggle
True Love (multicamera) > Sony Pictures Television/CBS Television Studios > Matt Tarses (w, ep), Jamie Tarses (ep), Pamela Fryman (d) > Ensemble centered around four friends in NYC, two of them falling in love and the other two not so much — at least for now. > Minka Kelly (Kate), Ashley Morris (Connie)
NBC pilot orders 2010-11
The Event > UMS TEAM: Nick Wauters (w), Steve Stark (ep) SYNOPSIS: A thriller with a unique storytelling device and multiple points of view about a regular guy fighting his way through the mysterious circumstances of a larger conspiracy.
Chase > Warner Bros. TV/Jerry Bruckheimer TV > Jennifer Johnson (w, ep), Jerry Bruckheimer (ep), Jonathan Littman (ep) > An action-packed game of cat and mouse between a team of U.S. Marshalls and the most wanted criminals they hunt.
Undercovers > Warner Bros. TV/ Bad Robot > J.J. Abrams (w, d, ep), Josh Reims (w, ep), Bryan Burk (ep) > After a few years in retirement, a domesticated husband and wife are reactivated as agents for the CIA. Working together for the first time, they discover new aspects of their past while rediscovering their passion for each other. CAST: Boris Kodjoe (Steven), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Samantha), Carter MacIntyre, Gerald McRaney, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Ben Schwartz.
Love Bites >UMS Working Title Films
> Cindy Chupack (w, ep), Timothy Bevan (ep), Eric Fellner (ep), Shelley McCrory (ep)
> An hourlong romantic comedy.
Rockford Files > UMS/Carousel > David Shore (w/ep), Steve Carell (ep) > An updated version of the successful 1970s NBC series about Jim Rockford, a roguish private eye who takes on the dangerous, quirky and unpredictable cases no one else will.
Prime Suspect > UMS > Hank Steinberg (w, ep), Erwin Stoff (ep) > Based on the award-winning BBC series, “Prime Suspect” follows a fearless female detective as she investigates complex mysteries in a politically-loaded big city.
Kindreds > Warner Bros. TV/David E. Kelley Prods.
> David E. Kelley (w, ep)
> Follows a curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer and his group of misfit associates as their lives bring them together to form an unconventional kind of law practice.
Untitled John Eisendrath > UMS/ Conaco > John Eisendrath (ep, w), David Kissinger (ep) > Will tackle topical issues through the eyes of an ex-justice trying to change the law.
The Cape > UMS/BermanBraun > Tom Wheeler (w, ep) Gail Berman (ep), Lloyd Braun (ep) > A former cop is set up as a criminal and becomes a masked hero to clear his name and reunite with his son.
Beach Lane (multicamera) > UMS/Broadway Video > Paul Simms (w, ep), Lorne Michaels, Marci Klein > A celebrity author is hired by an irresponsible millionaire heir to run his struggling small-town newspaper in the Hamptons. > Matthew Broderick
Untitled Adam Carolla (single-camera) > UMS/BermanBraun > Jon Pollack (w, ep), Kevin Hench (w, ep), Adam Carolla (w, ep), Jimmy Kimmel (ep), Gail Berman (ep), Lloyd Braun (ep) > A contractor embarks on rebuilding his life after a divorce, helped by his friend/roommate and his teenage daughter. > Adam Carolla
Nathan vs. Nurture (multicamera) > Sony Pictures TV > Moses Port (w, ep), David Guarascio (w, ep) > About Griffin Birk, an overachieving heart surgeon who reunites with his birth father and underachieving brothers 35 years after his adoption.
> Robert Borden (w, ep), Ken Kwapis (d, ep), Tom Gorai (ep), David Skinner (ep), Alex Beattie (co-ep)
> An office comedy about a recently demoted manager of a novelties company who is shipped off to India to manage a ragtag group of customer service reps.
Perfect Couples (single-camera) > UMS > Scott Silveri (w, ep), Jon Pollack (w, ep), Andy Ackerman (d, ep) > A romantic comedy revolving around three couples, all with varying definitions of relationship perfection.
The Pink House (multicamera) > UMS/Stuber > Rick Wiener (w, ep), Kenny Schwartz (w, ep), Scott Stuber (ep), Quan Phung (co-ep) > About the friendship between two guys who take a risk and move out to LA to begin the next chapter of their post-college lives.
The Strip (multicamera)
> Tom Lennon (w, ep), Ben Garant (w, ep), Peter Principato (ep), Paul Young (ep)
> About a former child star turned Hooters-style bar owner on the outskirts of Las Vegas.
> Tom Lennon, Ben Garant, Cedric Yarbrough (Mr. Maurice), Dave Holmes (Dave), Natasha Leggero (Natasha)
This Little Piggy (multicamera) > ABC Studios > Stephen Cragg (w, ep), Brian Bradley (w, ep) > A father of two’s dream for a peaceful household is shattered when his under-employed sister and materialistic brother move in. > Erinn Hayes (Sarah)
Fox pilot orders 2010-11
Breakout Kings > 20th Century Fox TV TEAM: Matt Olmstead (w, ep), Nick Santora (w, ep), Gavin Hood (d, ep), Peter Chernin (ep), Katherine Pope (ep) SYNOPSIS: An action-packed investigative show pairing a team of U.S. marshals with a group of convicts on work furlough as they race against the clock to apprehend recently escaped prisoners before they disappear forever. CAST: Laz Alonso (Charlie)
Code 58 (summer series)
> Fox Television Studios
> Matt Nix (w, ep), Tim Mattheson (d), Mikkel Bondensen (ep)
> An action-packed buddy-cop show about two mismatched outcasts in the police department who are clawing their way to the middle.
> Colin Hanks (Jack), Bradley Whitford (Dan), Diana Maria Riva (Lt. Anderson), Jenny Wade (Liz)
Midland > 20th Century Fox TV > Kyle Killen (w, ep), Marc Webb (d), Chris Keyser (ep), Amy Lippman (ep), Chris Weitz (ep), Paul Weitz (ep) > A subversive soap that follows a polygamist juggling two very different lives and two wives, set against the backdrop of the greed and corruption of Texas oil and power industries. > Jimmy Wolk (Bob/Robert)
Pleading Guilty (cast-contingent) > 20th Century Fox TV > Jason Tracey (w, co-ep), Jon Avnet (d, ep), Hart Hanson (ep), Peter Chernin (ep), Katherine Pope (ep) > A legal thriller based on the book “Pleading Guilty” by Scott Turow about embezzlement, bookmaking, offshore banking and the politics of a high-powered law firm.
Ride-along > 20th Century Fox TV > Shawn Ryan (w, ep), Charles McDougall (d), Marney Hochman (ep) > A rogue cowboy cop and Chicago’s first female police chief vow to clean up the streets by any means necessary, even when it means taking on the city’s dirty and historied political machine.
Worthy (penalty plus two additional scripts) > 20th Century Fox TV > Davey Holmes (w, ep), Jake Kasdan (d), Gavin Polone (ep) > A subversively comedic look at an aspiring politician who gets sucked into a world of crime and larger-than-life characters after he accidentally kills a low-level thug in a powerful local gang.
Bob’s Burgers (animated) (series order) > 20th Century Fox TV > Jim Dauterive (w, ep), Loren Bouchard (w, ep) > Follows a family who runs a burger joint where anything can happen. > H. Jon Benjamin (Bon), John Roberts (Linda), Kristen Schaal (Louise), Dan Mintz (Tina), Eugene Mirman (Gene)
In Security (single-camera)
> Sony Pictures Television
> Adam F. Goldberg (w, ep), Seth Gordon (d, ep)
> An office comedy about a cute but slighty awkward guy who joins a digital security firm; amongst the oddball group of geniuses, he finally finds a place he can fit in.
> Bret Harrison (Cameron)
IRS aka Tax Men (single-camera) > 20th Century Fox TV/Imagine TV > Brent Forrester (w, ep), Ron Howard (ep), Brian Grazer (ep), David Nevins (ep) > Workplace show following IRS employees who fight to overcome hatred while providing an important and vital government service. > David Krumholtz (Spencer)
Keep Hope Alive (single-camera) > 20th Century Fox TV > Greg Garcia (w, ep), Mike Fresco (d) > A man raises his child as a single-parent while living with the parents who made him the screwed-up adult he is today. > Lucas Neff (Jimmy), Martha Plimpton (Virginia), Garret Dillahunt (Burt), Cloris Leachman (Maw Maw), Olesya Rulin (Sabrina)
Most Likely to Succeed (multicamera) > 20th Century Fox TV > David Walpert (w, ep), Adam Bernstein (d), David Nevins (ep), Brian Grazer (ep) > About a young ensemble of friends living in Seattle who, for a variety of reasons, have not lived up to the promise they showed in high school. > Kathryn Hahn (April)
Nevermind Nirvana (multicamera) > 20th Century Fox TV > Ajay Sahgal (w, ep), Scott Ellis (d) > Sonny’s traditional Indian parents move into his garage in an attempt to exert control over him. > Utkarsh Amdubkar (Raju), Harish Patel (Arjun)
Untitled Carvey/Feresten Sketch Show (presentation > Dana Carvey (ep), Spike Feresten (w, ep) > Sketch comedy > Dana Carvey
Strange Brew (multicamera) > Warner Bros. TV > David Kohan (w, ep), Max Mutchnik (w, ep), James Burrows (d) > A family that owns a small but successful regional brewery struggles with working and living together.
The Station (single-camera)
> 20th Century Fox TV/Red Hour Films
> Kevin Napier (w, ep), David Wain (d), Ben Stiller (ep), Stuart Cornfeld (ep), Jeremy Kramer (ep)
> A covert CIA operative and his workmates are embedded in a South American country and must navigate their mission to install a new dictator in this banana republic with its own unique set of challenges.
> John Goodman (Ted), Justin Bartha (Eric), Rob Huebel (Hank), Carla Gallo (Andrea), Jordan Peele (Joe), Jose Zuniga (Sherman)
Traffic Light (single-camera) > 20th Century Fox TV > Bob Fisher (w, ep), Chris Koch (d), Adir Miller (ep), Avi Nir (ep), Ran Telem (ep), Elad Kuperman (ep) > Revolves around three male friends in different stages of relationships; based on the Israeli series.