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ivysaur12
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(01-13-2013, 02:15 AM)
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It's that time of the year again, GAF... pilot season! Where your new favorite shows are made, picked up, and then canceled after three episodes. I'll try to post more details this year, including those involved, and I will post and try to update cable development as well (though that will be significantly tougher).

Have any shows been picked up so far that might be script to series?

Yes!

CBS:

Drama:

-- Under the Dome: Based on King’s bestselling novel, Under the Dome is the story of a small New England town that’s suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s residents need to survive the deteriorating post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and how to make it go away.

Written by: Brian K. Vaughn (LOST)
Showrunner: Neal Baer (A Gifted Man)
Director: Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
Starring: Colin Ford as Joe, Natalie Martinez as Linda, Alex Koch as Junior
Order: 13 episodes

NBC:

Drama:

-- Dracula: Dracula comes to London, posing as an American entrepreneur that wants to bring modern science to the Victorian city. However, in reality Dracula actually wishes to seek revenge on those who did him wrong centuries earlier. When Dracula finally thinks everything is in place, he falls hopelessly in love with a woman who is seemingly a reincarnation of his deceased wife.

Written by: Cole Haddon
Showrunner: Dan Knauf (Carnivale)
Director:
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw
Order: 10 episodes

-- Crossbones: A fictional adaptation of the life of the notorious pirate Edward Teach (aka Blackbeard) in and around the island of New Providence in The Bahamas.
Written by: Neil Cross (Luther)
Director:
Starring:
Order: 10 episodes

Comedy:

-- Untitled Michael J. Fox Project: It features Fox as a husband and father of three from New York City dealing with family, career, and challenges -- including Parkinson's -- all loosely drawn from Fox's real life.
Written by: Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town, Arrested Development)
Director: Will Gluck (Friends with Benefits, Easy A)
Starring: Michael J. Fox as Mike, Wendell Pierce as Harris, Katie Finneran, Betsy Brandt, Conor Romero, Jack Gore, Juliette Goglia
Order: 22 episodes
Single Camera

Fox:

Comedy:

-- Dads: Centers on two successful guys in their 30s who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them.
Written by: Alec Sulkin (Ted) & Wellesley Wild (Ted)
Director:
Starring:
Order: 6 episodes
Multi Camera

That's all well and good, ivy, but what about shows that have gone through normal development? Has anything been ordered to pilot?

ABC:

Drama:

-- S.H.I.E.L.D.: Drama set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the small screen adventures of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, better known as S.H.I.E.L.D.
Written by: Joss Whedon (Joss), Jed Whedon (Dollhouse, Spartacus), & Maurissa Tancharoen (Dollhouse, Spartacus)
Director: Joss Whedon (Joss)
Starring: Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Elizabeth Henstridge as Gemma Simmons, Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz, Ming-Na Wen as Melinda May

-- Betrayal: A beautiful but unhappily married female photographer begins a torrid affair with a lawyer for a powerful family. When he turns out to be defending a murder suspect who is being prosecuted by her husband, the relationship and the case begin a spiraling series of betrayals with cataclysmic results for everyone involved.
Written by: David Zabel (ER)
Director:
Starring:

-- The Returned: What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day's gone by? The lives of the people of Aurora are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return.
Written by: Aaron Zelman (Criminal Minds)
Director:
Starring:

-- Venice: A soap about the haves and the have-not's of California’s most seductive city, Venice. The drama will focus on two rival families and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as the two families battle for control of Venice.
Written by: Byron Balasco (Without a Trace)
Director:
Starring:

-- Influence: A provocative workplace ensemble centered on the complicated relationship between two brothers — a bipolar genius in human psychology and a slick ex-con — who head a unique agency designed to solve their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.
Written by: Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star)
Director:
Starring:

-- Killer Women: It centers on Molly Parker, the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers — a ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there.
Written by: Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven)
Director:
Starring:

-- Doubt: Centers on a former cop who’s now a cunning, but charming low-rent lawyer who uses his street smarts to work the system for his clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife.
Written by: David Shore (House)
Director:
Starring:

Comedy:

-- How the Hell Am I Normal: About growing up in the 1980s with a highly screwed up but loving family.
Written by: Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In)
Director: Seth Gordon (Breaking In)
Starring:
Single Camera

-- Super Fun Night: Single-camera take on Rebel Wilson's multi-camera comedy for CBS this past development cycle about three nerdy female friends on a quest to have super fun every Friday night.
Written by: Rebel Wilson
Showrunner: John Riggi (30 Rock)
Director: John Riggi (30 Rock)
Starring: Kelen Coleman as Felicity, Kevin Bishop as Richard, Lauren Ash as Marika, Liza Lapira as Helen-Alice, Rebel Wilson as Kimmie
Single Camera

-- Trophy Wife: About a reformed party girl who finds herself with an insta-family when she falls in love with a man with three manipulative kids and two judgmental ex-wives.
Written by: Emily Halpern (Private Practice) & Sarah Haskins
Director: Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect)
Starring: Bradley Whitford as Brad, Malin Akerman as Kate, Marcia Gay Harden as Diane, Michaela Watkins as Jackie, Natalie Morales as Meg, Ryan Lee
Single Camera

-- Mixology: Comedy which follows five guys and five girls trying to find love at a trendy Manhattan bar across the course of one night.
Written by: Jon Lucas (The Hangover) & Scott Moore (The Hangover)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- Pulling: The story of three dysfunctional women in their 30s living their lives the way they want, even if society tells them they should have it all figured out by this point.
Written by: Lee Eisenberg (Bad Teacher) & Gene Stupnitsky (Bad Teacher)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- Spy: To impress his smart son, man inadvertently takes a job with Secret Service.
Written by: Simeon Goulden (Spy)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- Untitled Cullen Project: About a single mom who moves back in with her ex-pro baseball player dad.
Written by: Mark & Robb Cullen (Work It)
Director:
Starring: James Caan
Single Camera

CBS:

Drama:

-- Untitled NCIS: Los Angeles Spin-Off: Planted spin-off of the "NCIS" franchise which will follow a small mobile team of agents, who are forced to live and work together, as they crisscross the country solving crimes. Note: NCIS: Los Angeles is a spin-off of NCIS, which is a spin-off of JAG. This is a spin-off of a spin-off of a spin-off.
Written by: Shane Brennan (NCIS)
Director:
Starring:

-- Hostages: Based on an Israeli format, the project centers on a family caught in the middle of a grand political conspiracy that will change their lives forever.
Written by: Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow)
Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Starring: Toni Collette as Ellen

-- The Ordained: About the son of a Kennedy-esque family who leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated.
Written by: Lisa Takeuchi Cullen
Director:
Starring:

-- Backstrom: Based on the Swedish book series about an overweight, offensive, irascible detective as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior.
Written by: Hart Hanson (Bones)
Director:
Starring:

-- Beverly Hills Cop: Continuation of the movie franchise, centered around Axel Foley’s police officer son, who takes down the criminal elements of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills.
Written by: Shawn Ryan (The Shield)
Director:
Starring: Brandon T. Jackson, Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley

-- The Advocates: Female lawyer and male ex-con are "victim advocates."
Written by: Bruno Heller (The Mentalist)
Director: David Nutter (Arrow)

Comedy:

-- Ex Men: Centers on a newly single guy who is taken under the wing of a group of more experienced guys.
Written by: Rob Greenberg (How I Met Your Mother)
Director: Rob Greenberg (How I Met Your Mother)
Starring: Christopher Nicholas Smith as Carter Thomas, Jerry O'Connell as Stuart Stegeman, Kal Penn as Gil Brooks, Rebecca Breeds as Julie Bober, Tony Shalhoub as Frank Bober
Single Camera

-- Mom: About a newly sober single mom who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley.
Written by: Gemma Baker (Two and a Half Men), Eddie Gorodetsky (Two and a Half Men), & Chuck Lorre (Chuck Lorre)
Director:
Starring: Anna Faris
Multi Camera

-- Untitled Jim Gaffigan Project: Semi-autobiographical comedy revolves around Gaffigan as a happily married and harried New York City father of five -- as he is in real life.
Written by: Jim Gaffigan & Peter Tolan (Rescue Me)
Director:
Starring: Jim Gaffigan
Single Camera

-- Super Clyde: Centers on a meek, unassuming fast food worker who decides to become a super hero.
Written by: Greg Garcia (Raising Hope)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- Untitled Greg Garcia Project: About a recently divorced man whose life is complicated when his parents decide to move in with him.
Written by: Greg Garcia (Raising Hope)
Director:
Starring:
Multi Camera

-- The McCarthys: About an Irish-Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family.
Written by: Brian Gallivan (Happy Endings)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- Friends With Better Lives: A group of thirtysomething friends who each think the other has it better.
Written by: Dana Klein (Friends)
Director:
Starring:
Multi Camera

-- Bad Teacher: Based on the film about a foul-mouthed, gold-digging junior high school teacher.
Written by: Hilary Winston (Happy Endings)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

Fox:

Drama:

-- Delirium: Based on best-selling trilogy about a world where love is deemed illegal and is able to be eradicated with a special procedure. With 95 days to go until her scheduled treatment, Lena Holoway does the unthinkable: she falls in love.
Written by: Karyn Usher (Prison Break, Bones)
Director:
Starring:

-- The List: When members of the Federal Witness Security Program start getting killed, U.S. Marshal Dan Shaker leads the hunt for the person who stole “the list” – a file with the identities of every member of the program.
Written by: Paul Zbyszewski (Lost, Hawaii Five-0, Daybreak)
Director:
Starring:

-- Rake: Greg Kinnear stars as a brilliant but self-destructive criminal defense lawyer named Keegan Joye in a drama based on the Australian series of the same name.
Written by: Peter Duncan (creator of the Australian version)
Director:
Starring: Greg Kinnear as Keegan Joye

-- Sleepy Hollow: A modern-day supernatural thriller based on the legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Written by: Alex Kurtzman (Fringe), Bob Orci (Fringe) & Phil Iscove
Director: Len Wiseman (Total Recall)
Starring:

-- Boomerang: Centers on a family of assassins.
Written by: Davey Holmes (Shameless, Awake)
Director:
Starring:

-- Untitled JJ Abrams/JH Wyman Project: Buddy cop show set in future, when LAPD officers are partnered with androids.
Written by: JH Wyman (Fringe)
Director:
Starring:

Comedy:

-- Lifestyle Lemonaid: Based on Nikki Joel's tell-all blog about her marriage to top WME talent agent brandt joel of the same name.
Written by: Jordan Nardino (GCB)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera
Note: This is a 7-10 minute pilot presentation

-- Untitled Goor & Schur Project: About a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City.
Written by: Dan Goor (Parks & Recreation) & Michael Schur (Parks & Recreation)
Director:
Starring: Andy Samberg, Terry Crews
Single Camera

-- Friends & Family: Based on the BBC series Gavin & Stacey, friends and family are the best support and the worst nightmare when two very different lovers meet and try to make a long distance relationship work.
Written by: David Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- House Rules: Revolves around an introverted, neurotic Wisconsin family that lives in a community of over-sharers.
Written by: Justin Hurwitz (FX's The League) & Andrew Gurland (The Last Exorcism Part II)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- To My Assistant: Based on the blog and upcoming book To My Assistant, by Lydia Whitlock, the comedy revolves around assistants at a big New York law firm who band together as a family to help each other cope with the obnoxious overbearing bosses who challenge their sanity on a daily basis.
Written by: Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Kreamer (Friends)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- Untitled Justin Halpern/Patrick Schumacker Project: Based on Justin Halpern's book I Suck at Girls, it's a story about a boy becoming a man, and a man becoming a father, in a time before coming of age was something you could Google.
Cast:
Written by: Justin Halpern (S#*! My Dad Says) & Patrick Schumacker (S#*! My Dad Says)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

NBC:

Drama:

-- Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives: About a murder in suburban california and the secrets exposed in its aftermath.
Written by: Sascha Penn
Director: Mark Pellington (Arlington Road)
Starring: James Tupper as Richard Deaver, Jesse L. Martin as Greg Cooke, Laura Allen as Alison Dunn, Martin Henderson as Kyle Dunn, Nicole Ari Parker as Paula Cooke, Olivia Luccardi as India Deaver, Perrey Reeves as Danielle Deaver

-- After Hours: About a group of army doctors who return to work the night shift together at a hospital in San Antonio.
Written by: Gabe Sachs (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) & Jeff Judah (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
Director: Pierre Morel (Taken)
Starring: Brigid Brannagh as Althea, Eoin Macken as T.C., Freddy Rodriguez as Ragosa, Jeananne Goossen as Krista, Jill Flint as Jordan, Ken Leung as Topher, Robert Bailey, Jr. as Paul

-- Bloodline: About a young woman abandoned at birth by an ancient line of mercenaries, brigands and killers who must learn to defeat her own mother in armed combat if she ever wants to lead a normal life.
Written by: David Graziano (Awake)
Director:
Starring:

-- I Am Victor: Described as "House" as a divorce attorney.
Written by: Mark Goffman (White Collar)
Director:
Starring:

-- The Blacklist: Centered around an international, Kaiser Soze-like criminal who mysteriously surrenders himself to the Feds and offers to help hunt down the very men he’s spent his entire life protecting.
Written by: Jon Bokenkamp (Perfect Stranger)
Director:
Starring:

-- The Sixth Gun: Based on the Oni Press graphic novel, The Sixth Gun is the story of six mythical guns in the Old West. When the Sixth Gun, the most powerful and dangerous of the group, resurfaces in the hands of an innocent girl named Becky Montcrief, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing Becky. Only Drake Sinclair, a self-serving gunfighter, stands in evil’s way.
Written by: Ryan Condal
Director:
Starring:

-- Untitled Rand Ravich Project: Washington, D.C.-set drama about an idealistic secret service agent who finds himself at the epicenter of an international crisis on his first day on the job
Written by: Rand Ravich (Life)
Director:
Starring:

-- Believe: Man out of prison protects a young girl with a powerful gift.
Written by: Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men) & Mark Friedman (the forgotten)
Director:
Starring:

Comedy:

-- About a Boy: Based on the feature which follows the relationship between a bachelor man-child and the young boy who moves in next-door with his kooky single mother.
Written by: Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- The Gates: Based on the U.K. series about the hijinks that ensue when parents drop off and pick up their kids at school each day.
Written by: Cathy Yuspa ('Til Death) & Josh Goldsmith ('Til Death)
Director: Marc Buckland (My Name is Earl)
Starring: Diana Maria Riva as Lindsay, John Grisetti as Nat, Justin Chon as TBA, Kathleen Rose Perkins as Helen, Christina Kirk as Sarah, Ken Marino, Aasif Mandvi
Single Camera

-- Joe & Joe & Jane: About a conflict-avoidant children's book author caught in an ongoing tug of war between two needy, flawed people: his wife and his co-author/best friend.
Written by: Joe Port (Community) & Joe Wiseman (New Girl)
Director: Sally Pressman as Jane
Starring:
Multi Camera

-- Untitled Jessica Simpson Project: A semi-autobiographical comedy starring Jessica Simpson.
Written by: Robin Bakay & Nick Bakay ('Til Death)
Director:
Starring: Jessica Simpson
Single Camera
Note: This is a 7-10 minute pilot presentation

-- Untitled Greg Daniels/Robert Padnick Project:A look at the trials and tribulations of dating in your twenties as explored through a group of friends. The pilot focuses on bright eyed and vulnerable Matthew being pushed by his three best friends to get back on the dating horse.
Written by: Robert Padnick (The Office)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- Assistance: Fast-moving comedy centered on an idealistic “working girl” assistant who is pulled between her colleague (“work husband”) and her real life fiance while trying to manage a demanding (translation: crazy) boss.
Written by: Leslye Headland (Bachelorette)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- Donor Party: In “New Normal” fashion, this ensemble comedy is focused on an irresponsible man forced to grow up when he discovers he has children resulting from his days as a sperm donor. A new family unit develops when a single mom contacts him and he begins to have a relationship with her and the son he never knew he had.
Written by: Alex Schemmer (Argo)
Director:
Starring:
Single camera.

-- Untitled DJ Nash Project: Set in the 1980s and loosely based on Nash’s life. It is about a family that finally comes together when the parents divorce. Told through voice-over from the adult son’s perspective, the series examines how, at 13, the son would have changed just about everything that was happening, but as an adult looking back, he wouldn’t change a thing.
Written by: DJ Nash (Up All Night)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- My Girlfriend in a Coma: About a 34-year-old woman who, after almost two decades , wakes up from a coma to find out she has a 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she was unaware of when her life was put on hold.
Written by: Lix Brixius (Nurse Jackie)
Starring:
Director:
Single Camera

-- Holding Patterns: An ensemble multi-camera comedy about a group of friends whose lives completely change after they survive a plane crash.
Written by: Justin Spitzer (The Office)
Starring:
Director:

-- Untitled Sean Hayes Project: Centers on Sean (Hayes), a guy who must figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter -- who just moved in -- while juggling a temperamental new boss at work.
Written by: Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted)
Director:
Starring: Sean Hayes as Sean
Multi Camera

-- Welcome to the Family: White and Latino families bond after their kids elope.
Written by: Mike Sikowitz (Rules of Engagement)
Director:
Starring:
Single Camera

-- Untitled John Mulaney Project: Untitled show based on stand-up John Mulaney's life. Multi-cam ensemble comedy.
Written by: John Mulaney
Director:
Starring:
Multi Camera

-- Undateable: Multi-cam about friends who befriend someone more confident.
Written by: Sex God Adam Sztykiel (Project X)
Director:
Starring:
Multi Camera

the CW:

Drama:

-- The Originals: The Originals centers on the Original family of vampires, as Klaus returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans — a town he helped build centuries ago — and is reunited with his diabolical former protégé Marcel.
Written by: Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries)
Starring: Joseph Morgan as Klaus, Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, Daniel Gillies as Elijah
Note: This is a backdoor pilot that will air April 25th as an episode of The Vampire Diaries on the CW.

-- Company Town: About the lives and loves of the young people at the Norfolk Naval Station.
Written by: Sera Gamble (Supernatural)
Director: Taylor Hackford (Ray)
Starring:

-- The Selection: Set 300 years in the future about a poor woman who is chosen by lottery to compete to become the next queen of a war-torn nation.
Written by: Sarah Fain (The Shield, Angel) & Elizabeth Fain (The Shield, Angel)
Director:
Starring:

-- Reign: Mary Queen of Scots' rise to power when she arrives in France at age 15.
Written by: Stephanie Sengupta (Hawaii Five-0) & Laurie McCarthy (Ghost Whisperer)
Director:
Starring:

-- Oxygen: Alien kids integrated into high school 10 years after they land. Human, alien fall in love.
Written by: Meredith Averill (The Good Wife, Happy Town)
Director:
Starring:

-- The Hundred: Based on books about 100 juvenile delinquents re-colonizing earth 97 years after nuke war.
Written by: Jason Rothenberg
Director:
Starring:

-- Blink: Family drama told from POV of father in a coma, can't speak or move but can see and hear all.
Written by: Vera Herbert (the former writers' assistant and then exec assistant on Awkward. Good job, Vera)
Director:
Starring:

-- The Tomorrow People: Based on UK series about humans with special powers.
Written by: Phil Klemmer (Chuck)
Director:
Starring:

I will update this thread as more information comes out over the next 2-3 weeks. If you see any mistakes, please let me know.

NotTheGuyYouKill
(01-13-2013, 02:20 AM)
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Wooo! A chance to be disappointed all over again.
strafer
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(01-13-2013, 02:28 AM)
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Another NCIS? Come on now.
RatskyWatsky
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(01-13-2013, 02:34 AM)
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You should include cable pilots!
ivysaur12
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(01-13-2013, 02:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by RatskyWatsky

You should include cable pilots!

That OP took me an hour to put together. I'll add them later.
RatskyWatsky
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(01-13-2013, 02:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by ivysaur12

That OP took me an hour to put together. I'll add them later.

*bow*
a secret-boss
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(01-13-2013, 02:52 AM)
I was reading the Dracula synopses. I was liking the first couple of it then red the last sentence. No. No.
smr00
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(01-13-2013, 03:05 AM)
S.H.I.E.L.D is the only one i will watch from the start as of right now because with The Avengers being a massive hit, Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 coming this year i have a feeling that show is pretty fucking safe for a renewal.

I refuse to get into a great drama only to be kicked in the balls half way through with a cancellation.. Never again will i let that happen.
Link
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(01-13-2013, 03:05 AM)
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Aww yeah, here we go!

Originally Posted by ivysaur12

Will I ever see a pilot that's not picked up?

Very rarely, though some pilots have been picked up to series on other networks they weren't originally commissioned for. Breakout Kings was a pilot for Fox before being picked up by A&E, and Ringer was originally a pilot for CBS (and a script for ABC) before being picked up by the CW.

Mockingbird Lane?

-- Untitled NCIS: Los Angeles Spin-Off: Planted spin-off of the "NCIS" franchise which will follow a small mobile team of agents, who are forced to live and work together, as they crisscross the country solving crimes. Note: NCIS: Los Angeles is a spin-off of NCIS, which is a spin-off of JAG. This is a spin-off of a spin-off of a spin-off.

It's like the Inception of spinoffs.
smr00
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(01-13-2013, 03:06 AM)

Originally Posted by Link

Aww yeah, here we go!

Mockingbird Lane?

Never saw Locke and Key :-/
anaron
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(01-13-2013, 03:08 AM)
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amazing OP ivy, been looking for a central pilot development source.
TJ Bennett
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(01-13-2013, 04:13 AM)
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Great job on the thread, Ivy.
Cornballer
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(01-13-2013, 05:26 AM)
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Thanks for the thread, Ivy. Looking forward to keeping an eye on how things come together this Spring.
Sober
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(01-13-2013, 05:51 AM)
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Almost no NBC dramas ever interest me, or just lose steam super quick. Only exceptions off the top of my head: Journeyman ( :( ) and Parenthood.

SHIELD on ABC? Sounds iffy especially if ABC wants them to squeeze in more stuff for their female audience. Like what they did with Last Resort. Love quadrangles ahoy.
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(01-13-2013, 05:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sober

Almost no NBC dramas ever interest me, or just lose steam super quick. Only exceptions off the top of my head: Journeyman ( :( ) and Parenthood.

SHIELD on ABC? Sounds iffy especially if ABC wants them to squeeze in more stuff for their female audience. Like what they did with Last Resort. Love quadrangles ahoy.

Marvel is owned by Disney now. ABC was the only network it was going to end up on.
Hours Left
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(01-13-2013, 06:08 AM)
Great thread ivy.

TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV. :D
krypt0nian
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(01-13-2013, 06:14 AM)
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Amazing job as always Ivysaur.
Tucah
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(01-13-2013, 06:20 AM)
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Amazing job Ivy, really appreciate the work you've put into the OP.

So far I'm in for SHIELD (Whedon + Marvel = duh for me), Super Fun Night (Rebel Wilson is usually pretty funny) and Under the Dome (really liked the book).

:lol at an NCIS:LA spinoff
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(01-13-2013, 06:22 AM)
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more NCIS is awesome
beat
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(01-13-2013, 06:59 AM)
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Will I ever see a pilot that's not picked up?

So no place (maybe like the Paley Center) has viewable copies of pilots that didn't get picked up? Boo.
ivysaur12
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(01-13-2013, 08:42 AM)
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the feedback.
anaron
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(01-13-2013, 08:45 AM)
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Hoping to see the light of day:

Super Fun Night
Jim Gaffigan project
Under the Dome
S.H.I.E.L.D. (this is a given though, right?)
ivysaur12
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(01-13-2013, 08:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by anaron

Hoping to see the light of day:

Super Fun Night
Jim Gaffigan project
Under the Dome
S.H.I.E.L.D. (this is a given though, right?)

Under the Dome is picked up. SHIELD will be. I imagine the other two are very, very strong contenders.
zeitgeist
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(01-13-2013, 08:57 AM)
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Great thread.

So Mixology's whole season is set over the course of one night? I really like the sound of that.
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(01-13-2013, 09:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by strafer

Another NCIS? Come on now.

NCIS is good turn brain off, cop show drama. With occasionally interesting arcks. I can't wait for this new one. Plus unlike CSI or Law and Order, NCIS doesn't just copy the show and put it in a different location. LA is more about terrorism and doesn't give two shits if its a Navy personal they just wanna stop Terriosts. Which makes it different and enjoyable on different levels then the normal NCIS.

Also sign me up for CrossBones (OMFG HOUSE), that "House but a Layer show" and that one about the dome town.
Snake
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(01-13-2013, 09:22 AM)
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Very cool thread.

Originally Posted by ivysaur12

Untitled NCIS: Los Angeles Spin-Off

This tickles me to no end. I am in absolute awe of this Inception-like spinoff scheme.
beat
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(01-13-2013, 10:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Snake

This tickles me to no end. I am in absolute awe of this Inception-like spinoff scheme.

I believe back in the 70s/early 80s, All in the Family had spinoffs so successful there were second-gen spinoffs. Via Wikipedia: Maude, Good Times (from Maude), The Jeffersons, Checking In (from The Jeffersons), Gloria, Archie Bunker's Place, 704 Hauser.

The NCIS:LA spinoff would be one level deeper, though.
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(01-13-2013, 10:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by beat

I believe back in the 70s/early 80s, All in the Family had spinoffs so successful there were second-gen spinoffs. Via Wikipedia: Maude, Good Times (from Maude), The Jeffersons, Checking In (from The Jeffersons), Gloria, Archie Bunker's Place, 704 Hauser.

The NCIS:LA spinoff would be one level deeper, though.

4 generations with the shows being completely different will he quite a feat
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(01-13-2013, 10:31 AM)
Yay, a pirate series! Hope it doesn't suck.
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One new pilot coming soon is The Americans on FX. It's about soviet spies living in America during the 80's and airs at the end on January.
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Originally Posted by trinest

NCIS is good turn brain off, cop show drama. With occasionally interesting arcks. I can't wait for this new one. Plus unlike CSI or Law and Order, NCIS doesn't just copy the show and put it in a different location. LA is more about terrorism and doesn't give two shits if its a Navy personal they just wanna stop Terriosts. Which makes it different and enjoyable on different levels then the normal NCIS.

Also sign me up for CrossBones (OMFG HOUSE), that "House but a Layer show" and that one about the dome town.

Look, I have no problem with NCIS. I love the show. But the spin offs are not.
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(01-13-2013, 07:40 PM)
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I find it really hard to get worked up over network shows these days. A few of the pilots/shows in the OP do sound cool though, like Under the Dome and S.H.I.E.L.D., and some others have really good pedigrees behind them, such as Dracula (from the creator of Carnivale?!) and Crossbones (from the creator of Luther?!).

Originally Posted by Munin

Yay, a pirate series! Hope it doesn't suck.

There's also a pirate series in development at Starz (Black Sails) which should premiere next year.
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Originally Posted by zeitgeist

Great thread.

So Mixology's whole season is set over the course of one night? I really like the sound of that.

Yes. There's a few pages before and after the script that details how this would work out.
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Re: TCA, looks like the CW wants to pick up 7-8 scripts to pilot. I would guess that's on top of The Originals.
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Colin Ford has been cast as Joe in CBS's direct-to-series Under the Dome.

More here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/coli...medium=twitter

The OP has been updated.
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WE PEACOCK COMEDY:

NBC has ordered a semi-autobiographical pilot presentation starring Jessica Simpson. Ben Silverman will produce. It's a multi camera starring Jessica Simpson from a writer of 'Til Death and Paul Blart: Mall Cop, meaning it's destined to be a GAF favorite.

Updating OP.
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I'd love a TV station dedicated to pilots that have never been picked up.
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Two part question, something I'm not sure about. When a pilot has good response and they order episodes does the pilot air usually again when the series starts proper so that viewers remember or catch up? If no, does it air when another network picks it up?

In this case I'm assuming the Pilot is not remade, like it sometimes happens with either new castings or other changes.
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Originally Posted by DoctorWho

I'd love a TV station dedicated to pilots that have never been picked up.

I always thought this would be a cool idea.
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After working on a pilot and having it canceled 2 weeks later god speed to all these shows
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(01-15-2013, 07:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by ivysaur12

WE PEACOCK COMEDY:

NBC has ordered a semi-autobiographical pilot presentation starring Jessica Simpson. Ben Silverman will produce. It's a multi camera starring Jessica Simpson from a writer of 'Til Death and Paul Blart: Mall Cop, meaning it's destined to be a GAF favorite.

Updating OP.

this could be a wonderful post-modern trainwreck

Originally Posted by xptoxyz

Two part question, something I'm not sure about. When a pilot has good response and they order episodes does the pilot air usually again when the series starts proper so that viewers remember or catch up? If no, does it air when another network picks it up?

Sometimes the first aired episode is not the pilot. In this case, the pilot would typically be put as an extra on DVDs.

Sometimes the pilot is re-shot (this often happens when one of the main cast members has to be re-cast--often times someone is cast in a series in "second place", which means that they're in two different shows, and one of them takes priority over the other. this happens when someone is on a show that's likely to be cancelled, and thus lines up backup work, or when they're a rising star and they sign two projects).

Sometimes it airs as-is.
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I'm hearing that the NCIS spin-off is called NCIS: RED. Personally, I'm excited for NCIS: Yellow Version where you can watch the characters from all the shows without having to pick one.
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Originally Posted by xptoxyz

Two part question, something I'm not sure about. When a pilot has good response and they order episodes does the pilot air usually again when the series starts proper so that viewers remember or catch up? If no, does it air when another network picks it up?

In this case I'm assuming the Pilot is not remade, like it sometimes happens with either new castings or other changes.

A good response to a pilot that ends up in getting it ordered to series is entirely internal. Pilots are being filmed around this time; studios make their final decisions by May for what they'll pick up for fall. Shows that are picked up then start staffing and casting in the summer, I think, in order to start shooting in time.

A pilot that airs is almost always because the show was picked up (some exceptions noted upthread) and almost always airs as the first ep because it is designed to introduce the show to viewers.


Originally Posted by ivysaur12

WE PEACOCK COMEDY:

NBC has ordered a semi-autobiographical pilot presentation starring Jessica Simpson. Ben Silverman will produce. It's a multi camera starring Jessica Simpson from a writer of 'Til Death and Paul Blart: Mall Cop, meaning it's destined to be a GAF favorite.

Updating OP.

Wow, what a pedigree.
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Originally Posted by ivysaur12

I'm hearing that the NCIS spin-off is called NCIS: RED. Personally, I'm excited for NCIS: Yellow Version where you can watch the characters from all the shows without having to pick one.

bwahaha
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Deadline has amended its article -- "Jessica" (as I'll call it) is a single-camera. Which means it's the perfect sitcom to go Thursdays at 8.

“Jessica Simpson is truly a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops,” said Silverman.

“Jessica Simpson is truly a modern-day Lucy"

“a modern-day Lucy"

Stump, if you want to change the title of the tread to "Jessica Simpson is truly a modern-day Lucy Ball", you're more than welcome to do so.
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I'm assuming "you dumb lamp post" is a Happy Endings reference and if so you officially rule OP.
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Originally Posted by ivysaur12

Deadline has amended its article -- "Jessica" (as I'll call it) is a single-camera. Which means it's the perfect sitcom to go Thursdays at 8.

"Silverman quotes"

Stump, if you want to change the title of the tread to "Jessica Simpson is truly a modern-day Lucy Ball", you're more than welcome to do so.

I'm dyin' here. There are no words.
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(01-15-2013, 09:43 PM)
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"Jessica Simpson is truly a modern-day Lucy with incredible comedic chops"

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- Christina Kirk cast as Sarah in NBC's The Gates

- Katie Finneran will co-star in NBC's Michael J. Fox pilot as his sister. Conor Romero has been cast as his dropout son, and Jack Gore has been cast as his 7 year old son.

The Secret Lives of Wives not going forward at Lifetime.

Steven Bocho (Hill Street Blues)'s pilot Murder in the First picked up to pilot at TNT. Logline:

Co-created by Bochco and Eric Lodal, Murder In The First is a murder mystery set in contemporary San Francisco. It centers on two SFPD homicide inspectors as they investigate these murders, a Silicon Valley wunderkind who is a celebrated CEO of a cutting edge tech firm and prime suspect, and the defense attorney and prosecutors engaged in the high profile murder case. As the series unfolds, the investigations and the subsequent prosecutions will provide viewers with a window into the soul of modern justice in an increasingly complex world.

I'll update the OP when I get home.
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Originally Posted by ivysaur12

Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues)'s pilot Murder in the First picked up to pilot at TNT. Logline:

I'll update the OP when I get home.

1995: Steven Bochco creates the television series "Murder One."
2013: Steven Bochco creates the television series "Murder In The First".

I wonder what the year 2031 will bring.

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