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Projects from Joss Whedon, Chuck Lorre, Julie Plec, Mike Schur and Jason Katims highlight the comedy and drama offerings for the five broadcast networks as pilot and casting season gets under way.

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Following a development season high on semi-autobiograpical fare, pilot season has continued that trend with several projects based on the lives of its creators. Elsewhere, established showrunners including Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly) and Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly) are returning to the pilot pool with a single-mom comedy at CBS and an adaptation of Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., respectively. Meanwhile, The CW and CBS are looking to launch spinoffs of established series The Vampire Diaries and NCIS: LA, respectively, while NBC is turning toParenthood‘s Jason Katims to reboot the 2002 Hugh Grant movie About a Boy. For its part, Fox is looking to Parks and Recreation duo Mike Schur and Dan Goor to spice up its comedy offerings with a cop sitcom starring Andy Samberg.

These are a few of the highlights of Pilot Season 2013, where ABC, CBS, NBC, ABC and The CW sift through the numerous development projects and move forward in a bid to find the next breakout comedies and dramas. Here’s a look at the pilots in contention for the 2013-14 television season, which The Hollywood Reporter will be updating throughout pilot and casting season, so be sure to bookmark the page and come back for the latest news.

(Note: Not included here are projects that already have landed series commitments and are set for summer, including CBS’ adaptation of Stephen King‘s Under the Dome, among others.)



Bad Management 
Logline: A slightly self-centered female boss (Pulling‘s Sharon Horgan) at a high-end luxury goods department store who finds her ways challenged when the boss’ son comes to town and makes youth and sex the new company focus.
Cast: Sharon Horgan, David Spade (Rules of Engagement), Rachael Harris
Team: W Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh (Dead Boss); EP Aaron Kaplan, Sharon Horgan; D Ben Taylor
Studio: ABC Studios, Kaplan Entertainment
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Divorce: A Love Story

Logline: Based on the Israeli format Life Isn’t Everything, the comedy revolves around Kenny and Robin (Andrea Anders), a recently divorced couple who were bad together but discover they’re even worse apart and can’t seem to stay out of one another’s lives.
Cast: Andrea Anders (Mr. Sunshine)
Team: W/EP Mike Sickowitz (Rules of Engagement), Daniel Lappin, EP Noa Tishby, Jamie Tarses; D Pam Fryman
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, ABC Studios, Reshet
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles

How the Hell Am I Normal? (previously How the F Am I Normal)
Logline: A dysfunctional Wonder Years set in the simpler times of the 1980s, inspired by Adam F. Goldberg’s childhood.
Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal, Hayley Orrantia, Darien Provost, Troy Gentile
Team: W/EP Adam F. Goldberg (Breaking In); EP Doug Robinson, EP/D Seth Gordon; co-EP Bill Wee
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Happy Madison
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Keep Calm and Karey On (previously the untitled Andrea Abbate)
Logline: Karey is the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts, and narcissists — but when her brother is sent to prison, she decides to raise his kids along with her adopted African-American son and give them the normal lives they deserve.
Cast: Jane Seymour, Majandra Delfino
Team: W Andrea Abbate (Accidentally on Purpose); EP Shawn Levy, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements; D Gail Mancuso
Studio: 20th Television, 21 Laps/Adelstein
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Middle Age Rage
Logline: About a middle aged mother who is fed up with feeling invisible and begins to speak up and demand the respect she feels she’s earned.d
Cast: Will Sasso (MadTV), Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids, This Is 40), Melanie Leishman
Team: W/EP Cheryl Holliday (Malibu Country); EP Stacy Traub, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank; D Julie Anne Robinson
Studio: ABC Studios, Amblin TV
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Logline: A high-concept single-camera comedy from the writers behind The Hangover set in the world of a sexy Manhattan bar chronicling the exploits of singles in search of love — all over the course of one night.
Cast: Kate Simses, Mercedes Masohn, Blake Lee, Andrew Santino, Adam Campbell, Vanessa Lengies (1st position over Fox’s Glee), Craig Frank
Team: W/EP Jon Lucas, Scott Moore (The Hangover); EP Nina Wass, Ryan Seacrest; D Larry Charles
Studio: ABC Studios, Ryan Seacrest Productions
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Logline: 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. Based on the British series of the same name.
Cast: Mandy Moore, June Diane Raphael, Matt Oberg
Team: W/EP Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky (Bad Teacher); EP Aaron Kaplan, Sharon Horgan, Dennis Kelly; D Jason Moore
Studio: ABC Studios, Kaplan Entertainment
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Logline: Based on the British series of the same name, a well-intentioned father of a highly intelligent and verbal son, who also happens to be his complete opposite, inadvertently takes a job at the secret service in order to prove himself a worthy father.
Cast: Rob CorddryPaget BrewsterKen Jeong (2nd position to NBC’s Community), Moshe Kasher, Mason Cook
Team: W Simeon Goulden; EP Jimmy Mulville, Helen Williams, Jeff Filgo, Jackie Filgo; D Alex Hardcastle
Studio: ABC Studios, Hat Trick Productions
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Super Fun Night (rolled from CBS last year)
Logline: Revolves around three nerdy female friends, including Pitch mPerfect‘s Rebel Wilson, on a “funcomfortable” quest to have “super fun” every Friday night.
Cast: Rebel Wilson, Kelen Coleman, Kevin Bishop, Lauren Ash, Liza Lapira
Team: W/EP Rebel Wilson; EP Conan O’Brien, David Kissinger, Jeff Ross, EP/D John Riggi
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Conaco Productions
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Trophy Wife
Logline: A reformed party girl named Kate (Malin Akerman) finds herself with an instant family when she falls in love with a man named Brad (Bradley Whitford) who has three manipulative children and two judgmental ex-wives.
Cast: Bradley Whitford, Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Scott Lee, Albert Tsai, Gianna LePera
Team: W/EP Emily Halpern (Private Practice), Sarah Haskins; EP Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg; D Jason Moore
Studio: ABC Studios
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

The untitled Cullens project
Logline: When Terry Gannon, a recently divorced, single mother, temporarily moves in with her estranged father (James Caan), a beer swilling former baseball player, she reluctantly starts coaching her son’s (Griffin Gluck) underdog little league team and is drawn back into the world of sports she vowed to leave behind.
Cast: James Caan, Maggie Lawson (1st position before USA’s Psych), Griffin Gluck, Ben Koldyke, Kennedy Waite
Team: W/EP Mark Cullen, Robb Cullen (Las Vegas); EP Aaron Kaplan; EP/D John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
Studio: 20th Television, Kaplan Entertainment
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled John Leguizamo project
Logline: Based on John Leguizamo’s life as a husband, father and fish out of water on the upper West Side of New York. Woven into this world are his privileged wife, his friends from his life back in the Bronx, his mother and grandfather who try to keep him grounded in his Latin roots, and his own kids who he worries are getting spoiled and losing touch with reality.
Cast: John Leguizamo, Luke Ganalon, Andrea Savage
Team: W/EP John Leguizamo, Jeff Astrof; EP David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Jeff Golenberg; D Ted Wass
Studio: ABC Studios, Mandeville
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles


Logline: 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.
Cast: Hannah Ware (Boss), Henry Thomas
Team: W/EP David Zabel (ER); EP Rob Golenberg, Alon Aranya; D Patty Jenkins
Studio: ABC Studios
Location: Chicago

Big Thunder
Logline: When a brilliant, late-19th-century New York doctor and his family are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful, but mysterious tycoon, they quickly realize that not everything in Big Thunder is as it seems. Based on the Disney attraction.
Cast: Ana De La Reguera, Zahn McClarnon, Pierce Gagnon (Looper)
Team: Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift); EP Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious); D Rob Bowman; S Melissa Rosenberg
Studio: ABC Studios
Location: Vancouver

Logline: A former cop who’s now a cunning but charming low-rent lawyer uses his street smarts to work the system for his
clients while battling his own demons and wooing his ex-wife.
Cast: Rockmond DunbarGreg Grunberg
Team: W/EP David Shore (House); D Tommy Schlamme
Studio: Sony Pictures Television

Logline: A sexy gothic soap set in the present day that weaves together a mythology that incorporates the legends of Dracula, Jekyll and Hyde, Frankenstein (Tom Ellis) and Dorian Gray (Chris Egan), among others.
Cast: Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey), Chris Egan (Kings), Tom Ellis (EastEnders), Raza Jaffrey, Tracie Thoms
Team: W Matt Lopez (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice); EP Mark Gordon, Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters D Anand Tucker
Studio: ABC Studios, Mark Gordon Co.
Location: Montreal

Logline: Provocative workplace ensemble centered on the complicated relationship between two brothers (Steve Zahn) who head a unique agency designed to attack their clients’ problems using the real science of human motivation and manipulation.
Cast: Steve Zahn
Team: W/EP Kyle Killen (Awake); EP Keith Redmon; D Miguel Sapochnik
Studio: 20th Television

Killer Women
Logline: It’s hard to fit in when you’re the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers, but that doesn’t stop Molly Parker — our ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there. Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas.
Cast: Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Marc Blucas (Buffy), Marta Milans
Team: W Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven); EP Sofia Vergara; EP/D Martin Campbell
Studio: ABC Studios, Electus, Latin World Entertainment
Location: Austin, Texas

Lucky 7
Logline: An adaptation of British drama The Syndicate, the drama revolves around seven employees of a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot.
Cast: Stephen Louis Grush, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Summer Bishil, Anastasia Phillips, Christine Evangelista, Lorraine Bruce
Team: W/EP David Zabel, Jason Richman (Detroit 187); EP Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Steven Spielberg; D Paul McGuigan
Studio: ABC Studios, Amblin TV
Location: Toronto

Murder in Manhattan
Logline: An hourlong dramedy set in New York City centering on a mother and daughter who team as amateur sleuths.
Cast: Annie PottsBridget Regan (Legend of the Seeker), Enver Gjokaj, Brendan Hines, Shirley Rumierk
Team: W/EP Maria Maggenti (90210); EP Ryan Reynolds, Jonathon Komack Martin, Allan Loeb, Steven Pearl; D Cherie Nowlan
Studio: ABC Studios, DarkFire
Location: New York

Logline:  When his wife is unjustly imprisoned during a political uprising overseas, resourceful problem solver David desperately pursues every legal option to secure her release. But when he’s stymied by the U.S. government in the name of diplomacy, David is forced to consider less-than-legal options — entering a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances and high emotional stakes.
Cast: Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous), Parminder Nagra, Ernie Hudson, Eloise Mumford,Lou Taylor Pucci, Ashton Holmes
Team: W Chris Black (Mad Men, Red Widow); EP/D Martin Campbell (Casino Royale)
Studio: ABC Studios

The Returned
Logline: 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 Arcadia are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return. Based on a novel by Jason Mott.
Cast: Devin Kelley (Covert Affairs), Matt Craven, Frances Fisher
Team: W/EP Aaron Zelman (Criminal Minds); EP JoAnn Alfano, Jon Liebman, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner; D Charles McDougall
Studio: ABC Studios, Brillstein Entertainment, Plan B
Location: Atlanta

Logline: Based on Marvel Comics’ secret intelligence organization that has appeared in countless titles including Iron Man, Captain America and The Ultimates since being introduced in the 1960s. The military law-enforcement agency’s moniker stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate, which also has evolved over time in the comics.
Cast: Ming-NaClark GreggBrett DaltonElizabeth Henstridge, Ian De CaesteckerChloe Bennet
Team: W/EP/D Joss Whedon; W/EP Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, EP Jeffrey Bell, Jeph Loeb,
Studio: ABC Studios, Marvel TV
Location: Los Angeles

Logline: A soap about the haves and the have-not’s of California’s most seductive region, 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.
Cast: Jennifer Beals (The L Word), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek), Odette Annable (House),Michael Graziadei (The Young and the Restless), Lincoln Lewis (Home and Away)
Team: W/EP Byron Balasco (Without a Trace); EP/D McG; EP Peter Johnson; EP/Showrunner Ilene Chaiken (The L Word)
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Wonderland Sound and Vision



Bad Teacher
Logline: Based on the film, a sexy, foul-mouthed divorcee becomes a teacher to find her next husband.
Cast: Ari Graynor (Fringe), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), David Alan Grier
Team: W/EP Hilary Winston (Community); EP Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky (the original Bad Teacher screenwriters), Sam Hansen, Jimmy Miller
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Mosiac
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Crazy Ones
Logline: A father-daughter workplace comedy set in the world of advertising.
Cast: Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle GellarJames WolkHamish Linklater, Amanda Setton (The Mindy Project)
Team: W/EP David E. Kelley (Boston Legal); EP Dean Lorey, Bill D’Elia, John Montgomery, Mark Teitelbaum; EP/D Jason Winer
Studio: 20th Television
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Logline: A young guy (Chris Smith) who finds camaraderie living among the more experienced guys he meets in a short-term rental complex.
Cast: Chris Smith, Kal Penn, Jerry O’Connell, Tony Shalhoub, Rebecca Breeds
Team: W/EP/D Rob Greenberg (How I Met Your Mother); EP Eric and Kim Tannenbaum
Studio: CBS Television, Tannenbaum Co.
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Friends With Better Lives
Logline: A group of thirtysomething friends who each think the other has it better.
Cast: James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker (Battleship)
Team: W/EP Dana Klein (Friends); EP Aaron Kaplan; D James Burrows
Studio: 20th Television, Kapital Entertainment
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles

Jacked Up
Logline: Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement) stars as a beloved, recently retired baseball player finds that adjusting to retirement isn’t as easy as he thought it’d be.
Cast: Patrick Warburton
Team: W/EP Greg Malins (Friends); EP Doug Robinson; P Patrick Warburton; D Fred Savage
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Happy Madison, CBS Television Studios
Format: Multicamera

Mom(from spec)
Logline: Revolves around a newly sober single mom (Scary Movie‘s Anna Faris) who tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley.
Cast: Anna FarisAllison Janney, Nate Corddry, Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), Spencer Daniels, Blake Garrett Rosenthal, Sadie Calvano, French Stewart
Team: W/EP Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Gemma Baker (Two and a Half Men)
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Chuck Lorre Productions
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles

The McCarthys
Logline: A family comedy about a loud, sports-crazed Boston clan.
Cast: Jacki WeaverJack McGee, Jake Lacy, Joey McIntyre, Jessica Chaffin
Team: W/Co-EP Brian Gallivan (Are You There, Chelsea?); EP Will Gluck, Co-EP Richie Schwartz; D Fred Savage
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, CBS Television Studios, Olive Bridge
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Super Clyde
Logline: Centers on a meek, unassuming fast food worker (Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint) who decides to become a super hero.
Cast: Rupert GrintTyler Labine (Animal Practice), Justine Lupe
Team: W/EP Greg Garcia (Raising Hope)
Studio: CBS Television Studios
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Unauthorized Greg Garcia project
Logline: A recently divorced man’s life is complicated when his parents decide to move in with him.
Team: W/EP Greg Garcia (Raising Hope); D James Burrows
Cast: Will Arnett (2nd position to NBC’s Up All Night), Margo Martindale (Justified), JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny)
Studio: CBS Television Studios
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Jim Gaffigan comedy

Logline: The semi-autobiographical comedy revolves around Gaffigan as a happily married and harried New York City father of five — as he is in real life. Oscar winner Mira Sorvino will portray his wife.
Cast: Jim Gaffigan, Mira Sorvino, Christian Barillas, Tongavi Chirisa
Team: W/co-EP Jim Gaffigan; W/EP Peter Tolan (Rescue Me); EP Michael Wimer, Alex Murray
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Fedora Entertainment
Format: Single-camera
Location: New  York

Untitled Rottenberg & Zuritzsky project

Logline: Based on an Israeli format, a married mom struggles to balance family, life, and work.
Team: W/EP Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky (Sex and the City, Smash); EP Avi Nir; Ran Telem, Daniela London-Dekel, Dana Eden
Studio: CBS Television Studios
Format: Single-camera

Untitled Tad Quill project
Logline: A recently widowed father raises his 12-year old son while jumping back into the dating pool.
Team: W/EP Tad Quill (Scrubs)
Studio:CBS Television Studios
Format: Multicamera


The Advocates
Logline: A female lawyer and a male ex-con team as “victim advocates,” going to the very edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog.
Cast: Esai Morales, CCH Pounder
Team: W/EP Bruno Heller (The Mentalist)
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Location: Los Angeles (pilot)

Anatomy of Violence
Logline: A criminal psychologist with an expertise in sociopaths partners with a young, female detective with whom he shares a conflicted past.
Cast: David Harewood (Homeland)
Team: W/EP Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa, Alex Cary (Homeland)
Studio: 20th Television, Teakwood Lane

Logline: Based on the Swedish book series about an overweight, offensive, irascible detective as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior.
Cast: Dennis Haysbert
Team: W/EP Hart Hanson; EP Leif G.W. Persson, Niclas Salomonsson; D Mark Mylod
Studio: 20th Television
Location: Vancouver

Beverly Hills Cop
Logline: 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.
Cast: Brandon T. Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Christine Lahti, David DenmanKevin Pollak,Sheila Vand (Argo)
Team: W/EP Shawn Ryan; EP Eddie Murphy, Marney Hochman, Vahan Moosekian; D Barry Sonnenfeld
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Midd Kid Productions
Location: Los Angeles

Logline: Follows Ellen (Toni Collette), a Washington, D.C., surgeon who is thrown into a political conspiracy after being chosen to operate on the president of the United States. Her family is taken hostage, and it’s her responsibility to save their lives. It is based on an Israeli format by Alon Aranya, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir that was never produced.
Cast: Toni Collette, Dylan McDermottTate Donovan (second position to NBC’sDeception), Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Mateus Ward, Quinn Shephard, James Naughton
Team: W/EP/D Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow) EP Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir; Co-EP: KristieAnne Reed, Alon Aranya
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Location: New York

Logline: Centers on U.S. Cyber Command, a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift: a microchip that has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.
Cast: Josh Holloway (Lost), Marg Helgenberger (CSI), Michael Rady, James Martinez (Breaking Bad)
Team: W/EP Michael Seitzman (North Country); EP/D David Semel (No Ordinary Family); EP Tripp Vinson, Rene Echvarria
Studio: ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios

NCIS: Red (back-door pilot to air in the spring as an episode of NCIS: LA)
Logline: The back-door pilot will air as part of NCIS: L.A. and follow a mobile team of agents who are forced to live and work together as they crisscross the country solving crimes.
Cast: Kim RaverJohn Corbett, Miguel Ferrer, Scott Grimes, Edwin Hodge, Gillian Alexy
Team: W/EP Shane Brennan (NCIS: LA)
Studio: CBS Television Studios, Shane Brennan Productions
Location: Los Angeles

The Ordained
Logline: The son of a Kennedy-esque family leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated.
Cast: Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Audra McDonald (Private Practice), Nestor Serrano
Team: W/Co-EP Lisa Takeuchi Cullen; EP Frank Marshall, Larry Shuman, A.B. Fischer; co-EP Robert Zotnowski; D RJ Cutler
Studio: CBS Television Studios
Location: New York

Logline: A sultry legal show set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator (Cam Gigandet) and a Southern city attorney struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal.
Cast: Cam Gigandet (Easy A), Michael Gladis (Mad Men)
Team: W/co-EP Dana Stevens (Safe Haven); EP Ian Sander, Kim Moses; D Catherine Hardwicke
Studio: CBS Television Studios

Second Sight
Logline: Based on the U.K. by series of the same name by Paula Milne, the gothic psychological thriller revolves around a detective who is suddenly afflicted with an autoimmune virus that causes hallucinations reflective of his subconscious. He discovers that catching the killer depends as much on insight as eyesight.
Cast: Jason LeeKim Dickens (Treme), Erik Jensen
Team: W/EP/D Michael Cuesta (Homeland); W/EP Gerald Cuesta; EP Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Nick Reed, Phil Goldfine, Paula Milne
Studio: CBS Television Studios

The Surgeon General
Logline: A medical show centered on America’s doctor: the surgeon general of the United States.
Cast: Jason IsaacsBeth Riesgraf (Leverage), Katherine McNamara
Team: W/EP Samuel Baum (Lie to Me)
Studio: CBS Television Studios



Logline: A warm, quirky, humorous drama about a family whose lives are forever changed, for better and worse, when the patriarch has a car crash resulting in a coma-like syndrome where he cannot speak or move, but can see and hear all. His narration and fantasy sequences emanating from his mind provide context and a wry counterpoint to the stories and conflicts of the family and his own situation.
Cast: John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C), Madeline Carroll (Mr. Popper’s Penguins), Michael Weston (House), Johnny Simmons
Team: W/EP Vera Herbert (Awkward); EP David Marshall Grant (Brothers and Sisters), Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly
Studio: CBS Television Studios, Timberman-Beverly Productions

Company Town
Logline: A scandal at a Naval base in Virginia touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel in the area, launching the drama into a multigenerational, multiclass, family and relationship series centered around two early twentysomething women who grew up together, were once best friends, but now are on opposite sides of the townie/military divide.
Cast: Gage Golightly (Teen Wolf), Maya Kazan, Merle Dandridge, Arjun Gupta, Dondre Whitfield
Team: W/EP Sera Gamble (Supernatural); EP/D Taylor Hackford (Ray); EP Bill Haber
Studio: CBS Television Studios

The Hundred
Logline: Ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Based on the forthcoming The Hundred book series (initial two-book order), written by Kass Morgan and published by Little, Brown.
Cast: Eliza Taylor, Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), Eli Goree, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult)
Team: W/EP Jason Rothenberg (Body Politic); EP Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo; D Bharat Nalluri
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Alloy Entertainment
Location: Vancouver

The Originals (back-door pilot airing April 25)
Logline: A spinoff of the CW’s The Vampire Diaries revolving around the Original family in New Orleans. In the episode, 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 (Charles Michael Davis). Elijah, intent on helping his self-destructive brother find redemption, must side with Marcel’s enemies in order to keep Klaus in line.
Cast: Joseph Morgan, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniel GilliesClaire HoltCharles Michael Davis,Danielle Campbell, Danielle Campbell, Leah Pipes
Team: W/EP Julie Plec, EP Leslie Morgenstein, Gina Girolamo
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, CBS Studios Television, Alloy Entertainment
Location: New Orleans, Atlanta

Logline: Passion and politics threaten the peace and an epic romance ignites between a human girl (Friday Night Lights‘ Aimee Teegarden) and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind (The Orion 9) are integrated into a suburban high school ten years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately consigned to an internment camp where they’ve been imprisoned ever since.
Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Malese Jow, Titus Mankin Jr., Grey Damon
Team: W/EP Meredith Averill (The Good Wife); EP Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Scott Rosenberg, Richard Shepard, Bryan Furst, Sean Furst, Daniel Gutman; D Gary Fleder
Studio: CBS Television Studios, Ole Productions, Isla de Babel, 360 Powwow

Logline: The previously unknown and untold story of Mary Queen of Scots’ rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. The secret history of survival at French Court amid fierce foes, dark forces and a world of sexual intrigue.
Cast: Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden
Team: W/EP Stephanie Sengupta (Outlaw), Laurie McCarthy (CSI: Miami); D Brad Silberling
Studio: CBS Television Studios
Location: Europe

The Selection
Logline: Set 300 years in the future, the drama is an epic romance centering on a working-class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince’s hand to become the nation’s next queen. Balancing her loyalty to family, true love and the kingdom, she must attempt to remain true to herself as she navigates the cutthroat competition and palace intrigue, all while a budding rebellion threatens to topple the crown. Based book by Kiera Cass.
Cast: Michael Malarkey, Yael Grobglas, Sean Patrick Thomas, Peta Sergeant, Celia Massingham
Team: W/EP Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain (The Vampire Diaries); D Alex Graves
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Location: Budapest

The Tomorrow People
Logline: Based on the U.K. series created by Roger Price, the drama tells the story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together they work to defeat the forces of evil.
Cast: Robbie Amell, Peyton List (Mad Men), Luke Mitchell, MarkPellegrino, Madeleine Mantock
Team: W/EP Phil Klemmer (Political Animals); EP Greg Berlanti (Arrow); Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries); co-EP Melissa Kellner Berman; D Danny Cannon
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, FremantleMedia
Location: New York



Dads (six-episode straight to series order)
Logline: Centers on two successful guys in their 30s who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them.
Cast: Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project), Brenda Song, Peter Riegert
Team: W/EP Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild (Ted); EP Seth MacFarlane; D Mark Cendrowski
Studio: 20th Television, Fuzzy Door Productions
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles

Logline: Based on Kevin Biegel’s relationship with his siblings, the comedy follows three very different brothers working together in the Army at a small base in Florida.
Cast: Geoff StultsAngelique Cabral, Keith David, Chris Lowell (Private Practice), Parker Young (Suburgatory)
Team: W/EP Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town); EP Mike Royce (Men of a Certain Age); D Phil Traill
Studio: 20th Television
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Friends and Family
Logline: Based on the BBC series Gavin & Stacey, friends and family are the best support and the worst nightmare when two very different lovers (Jason Ritter, Alexis Bledel) meet and try to make a long-distance relationship work.
Cast: Jason Ritter, Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Dustin Ybarra
Team: W/EP David Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back); EP Steve Coogan, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, James Corden, Ruth Jones, Henry Normal; D Michael Patrick Jann
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, BBC Worldwide Productions, Baby Cow Productions
Format: Single-camera
Location: New York

The Gabriels (formerly House Rules)
Logline: Centers on a neurotic family with contempt for all things normal that tries their best to fit into their small Midwest town where everyone knows each other and politeness reigns.
Cast: Rob RiggleAngela Kinsey (The Office), Tim Meadows, River Alexander, Brooke Sorenson, Sara Sevigny
Team: W/EP Justin Hurwitz (FX’s The League), Andrew Gurland (The Last Exorcism Part II); EP David Dobkin, Paul Young, Peter Principato; D Jason Winer
Studio: 20th Television, Principato-Young
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

I Suck at Girls
Logline: 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: Connor Buckley, Claudia Lee
Team: W/EP Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker (S#*! My Dad Says); EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold; D Victor Nelli
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer Productions
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

To My Future Assistant
Logline: 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.
Cast: Brittany SnowCatherine O’Hara, Stephen Root (Boardwalk Empire), Joe Egender, Melissa Tang
Team: W/EP Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer (Friends); EP Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz; D/EP Peyton Reed
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Lin Pictures
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Two Wrongs
Logline: Two star-crossed lovers, Nick and Jenny (Pan Am‘s Kelli Garner), must contend with Nick’s family’s strong dislike of Jenny, which is not helped by the fact that Jenny left Nick at the altar seven years ago.
Cast: Kelli Garner (Pan Am), Nicolas Wright
Team: W/EP Michelle Morgan (Girl Most Likely); EP Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Aaron Kaplan, Sean Perrone; D David Katzenberg
Studio: 20th Television, Chernin Entertainment
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Dan Goor/Mike Schur comedy

Logline: Revolves around a diverse group of detectives at a New York precinct.
Cast: Andy SambergAndre BraugherTerry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz,Chelsea Peretti, Joe Lo Truglio
Team: W/EP Dan Goor, Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation); EP David Miner; P Andy Samberg; D Phil Lord, Chris Miller (21 Jump Street)
Studio: Universal Television, 3 Arts
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles


Logline: Focuses on the usual, everyday drama surrounding a family business — except this family is in the business of executing hits as assassins for the U.S. government.
Cast: Felicity HuffmanAnthony LaPagliaMichael Stahl-David, Patrick Heusinger
Team: W/EP: Davey Holmes (Shameless, Awake); EP John Wells, Andrew Stearn; EP/D Craig Brewer (pilot only)
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, John Wells Productions
Location: Los Angeles

Logline: 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.
Cast: Emma RobertsDaren Kragasoff (Secret Life of the American Teenager), Billy Campbell (The Killing), Jeanine Mason, Gregg Sulkin, Corey Reynolds
Team: W/EP: Karyn Usher (Prison Break, Bones); EP Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Paul Mazur, Mitchell Kaplan
Studio: 20th Television, Chernin Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles

Gang Related
Logline: A gang member (Ramon Rodriguez) sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through its ranks must balance his obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new “family” — the SFPD’s Gang Task Force.
Cast: Ramon Rodriguez (Charlie’s Angels), Jay HernandezSung Kang (Fast and Furious), Inbar Lavi
Team: W/EP Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious); EP Scott Rosenbaum, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo; D Allen Hughes
Studio: 20th Television, Imagine Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles

The List
Logline: 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.
Cast: Michael Pena (End of Watch), Richard T. Jones, Charity Wakefield
Team: W/EP: Paul Zbyszewski (Lost, Hawaii Five-0, Daybreak); EP/D Ruben Fleischer (Gangster Squad)
Studio: 20th Television
Location: Los Angeles

Logline: 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.
Cast: Greg Kinnear, Miranda Otto, John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic
Team: W/EP Peter Duncan (creator of the Australian version); EP Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), Michael Wimer (2012), Richard Roxburgh, Ian Collie; co-EP Greg Kinnear
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Fedora Entertainment, Essential Media & Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles

Sleepy Hollow
Logline: A modern-day supernatural thriller based on the legend of Sleepy Hollow starring British actor Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane.
Cast: Tom Mison (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Nicole Beharie (Shame), Orlando Jones, Katia Winter
Team: W/EP: Alex Kurtzman, Bob Orci (Fringe); W/Supervising producer: Phil Iscove; EP: Heather Kadin; D Len Wiseman
Studio: 20th Television, K/O Paper Products
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina (pilot)

Untitled Bad Robot/J.H. Wyman project
Logline: An action-packed buddy cop drama, set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.
Cast: Michael Ealy (Common Law)
Team: W/EP J.H. Wyman (Fringe); EP J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk; co-EP Kathy Lingg; D Brad Anderson
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions
Location: Vancouver

The Wild Blue
Logline: ERThe West Wing and Top Gun collide in this young ensemble about the working men and women on board a U.S. aircraft carrier. Equipped with a 500-foot landing strip, a nuclear reactor and 6000 souls on board, the drama is an upstairs/downstairs look at pressure-cooker lives of the U.S. Navy.
Cast: Will Rotthaar (Battle: Los Angeles), Josh Salatin (The Carrie Diaries), Alano Miller(Damages)
Team: W/co-EP Taylor Elmore (Justified); EP Graham Yost (Justified), Mark Johnson; co-EP: Melissa Bernstein; D/EP: Michael Dinner
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
Location: Los Angeles



About a Boy
Logline: An adaptation of Nick Hornby‘s novel and the 2002 Hugh Grant feature film, it follows the relationship between a bachelor man-child (Bent‘s David Walton) and the young boy who moves in next door with his crazy, single mother.
Cast: David WaltonMinnie DriverAnjelah N. Johnson
Team: W/EP Jason Katims (Parenthood), EP Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jane Rosenthal, Robert DeNiro; D Jon Favreau
Studio: Universal Television, True Jack Productions, Working Title Productions, Tribeca Productions
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Logline: Based on Leslye Headland’s play of the same name, the female-fronted comedy revolves around Nora, an idealistic assistant who attempts to find balance in her life while juggling the demands of a larger-than-life boss. The project is described as a fast-moving comedy centered on an idealistic “working girl” assistant who is pulled between her colleague (“work husband”) and her real life fiancé while trying to manage a demanding (translation: crazy) boss.
Cast: Krysten Ritter (Apartment 23), Zach Cregger (2nd position to NBC’s Guys With Kids), Peter Cambor
Team: W/EP Leslye Headland (Bachelorette); EP Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Owen Burke; P Krysten Ritter
Studio: Universal Television, Gary Sanchez Productions
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Brenda Forever
Logline: Stories from Brenda Miller’s past and present are interwoven to give a unique portrait of how a chubby, awkward, but incredibly confident 13-year-old grew up to be a 31-year-old woman who still marches to the beat of her own drum.
Cast: Ellie Kemper, Da’vine Joy Randolph
Team: W/EP David Lampson, Andrew Leeds; EP Peter Tolan, Michael Wimer
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Fedora Entertainment
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

The Donor Party
Logline: Comedy centering on a man trying to move to the next stage in life only to discover he’s already there — since he’s got children from early life sperm donations. The kids belong to a widow trying to get life together and her lesbian neighbors.
Team: W/EP Alex Schemmer (Community); EP Geyer Kosinski (Magic City)
Studio: Universal Television, Lionsgate, Media Talent Group
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

The Gates*
Logline: Based on the British comedy of the same name, Gates revolves around the parents and staff who navigate the twice-daily social landmine that exists at the school drop-off gates of an elementary school.
Cast: Ken Marino, Aasif Mandvi, Greg Germann, Diana Maria Riva, Josh Grisetti, Justin Chon, Echo Kellum (guest star), Kathleen Rose Perkins, Christina Kirk, Kylie Rogers, Gunnar Sizemore, Diana Maria Riva, Stephen Guarino
Team: W/EP Cathy Yuspa, Josh Goldsmith (‘Til Death, The King of Queens); EPs Aaron Kaplan, Laurence Bowen, Philip Clarke; D Marc Buckland
Studio: 20th Television, Kapital Entertainment
Format: Single-camera

Girlfriend in a Coma
Logline: After almost two decades, a 34-year-old woman 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. Based on a book by Douglas Coupland.
Cast: Christina RicciMiranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Daniel Stern
Team: EP/W: Liz Brixius (Nurse Jackie); EP Dick Wolf, Danielle Gelber, Peter Jankowski
Studio: Universal Television, Wolf Films
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Holding Patterns
Logline: Ensemble comedy about a group of friends whose lives completely change after they survive a plane crash.
Cast: Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), Humphrey Ker, Kimiko Glenn
Team: EP/W: Justin Spitzer (The Office); EP Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan
Studio: Universal Television, TBD Productions
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles

Joe, Joe and Jane*
Logline: The semi-autobiographical project centers on a conflict-avoidant children’s book author caught in an ongoing tug of war between two needy, flawed people: his wife (Army Wives‘ Sally Pressman) and his co-author/best friend (Dave Annable); it’s not about a couple, it’s about a “trouple.”
Cast: Dave AnnableWill Greenberg, Sally Pressman (Army Wives), Larry Wilmore (Daily Show), McKenna Grace, Lauren Lapkus, Asif Ali
Team: W/EP Joe Port, Joe Wiseman (New Girl); D Mark Cendrowski
Studio: 20th Television
Format: Multicamera

Logline: A young ensemble centering on a group of friends dubbed the “Undateables” whose lives are altered when a more confident character enters their world.
Cast: Brent Morin, Rick Glassman
Team: W/EP Adam Sztykiel (Due Date); EP Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Doozer Productions
Format: Multicamera

Untitled DJ Nash
Logline: A son who idolizes his blind father and is bemused by his mother’s (Parker Posey) newfound adolescence watches his family come closer together post-divorce. Loosely based on Nash’s life.
Cast: Parker Posey, J.K. Simmons
Team: EP/W: DJ Nash (Up All Night); EP Jason Bateman, Jim Garavente
Studio: Universal Television, Aggregate Films
Format: Single-camera

Untitled Greg Daniels/Robert Padnick comedy
Logline: Revolves around the trials and tribulations of dating in your 20s as told through a group of friends. Bright-eyed and vulnerable Matthew Hirsch is ready to find love, but needs the help of his three best friends to survive the labyrinth of mind games and human suffering that is dating in your early 20s.
Cast: Adhir Kalyan (Rules of Engagement)
Team: W/EP Robert Padnick (The Office); EP Greg Daniels, Tracy Katsky, Howard Klein
Studio: Universal Television, Deedle Dee Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled John Mulaney/Lorne Michaels comedy
Logline: An ensemble comedy that is created, written by and starring stand-up comedian John Mulaney based loosely on his life.
Cast: John Mulaney, Martin Short
Team: W/EP John Mulaney; EP Lorne Michaels; Andrew Singer; Dave Becky; David Miner
Studio: Universal Television, Broadway Video, 3 Arts
Format: Multicamera

Untitled Michael J. Fox comedy — ordered straight to series
Logline: Inspired by the former Family Ties actor’s life, Fox stars as a husband and father of three from New York City dealing with family, career and challenges — including Parkinson’s disease — as he goes back to work as a news anchor.
Cast: Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Katie Finneran (Wonderfalls), Wendell Pierce (Treme), Ana Nogueira, Conor Romero, Juliette Goglia, Jack Gore
Team: W/EP Sam Laybourne, EP Michael J. Fox, Richard Schwartz, EP/D Will Gluck; co-EP Richard Schwartz
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Olive Bridge
Format: Single-camera
Location: New York

Untitled Owen Ellickson & Craig Robinson comedy
Logline: Centers on a talented musician (The Office‘s Craig Robinson) who adjusts to his new life as a middle school music teacher, where he maneuvers precocious kids, teacher politics and the temptations of single moms.
Cast: Craig Robinson, Larenz Tate, Amanda Lund, Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games)
Team: W/EP Owen Ellickson (The Office); EP Greg Daniels, Tracy Katsky, Howard Klein, Mark Schulman, P Craig Robinson
Studio: Universal Television, Deedle-Dee Productions, 3 Arts
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles

Untitled Victor Fresco/Sean Hayes project
Logline: 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.
Cast: Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, Echo Kellum, Linda Lavin, Lindsay Sloane, Samantha Isler
Team: W/EP Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted); EP Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner
Studio: Universal Television, Hazy Mills
Format: Multicamera
Location: Los Angeles

Welcome to the Family
Logline: Cultures collide when a white family and a Latino family are bonded together by their children who fall in love followed quickly by an unplanned pregnancy.
Cast: Mike O’MalleyMary McCormack, Ella Rae Peck, Aramis Knight
Team: W/EP Mike Sikowitz (Rules of Engagement)
Studio: Sony Pictures Television
Format: Single-camera
Location: Los Angeles


After Hours*
Logline: An ensemble medical show following Army doctors working the late shift at a San Antonio Hospital.
Cast: Brigid Brannagh, Eoin Macken, Freddy Rodriguez, Jeananne Goossen, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Robert Bailey Jr., Brendan Fehr, J.R. Lemon
Team: W/EP Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah (Life as We Know It); EP/D Pierre Morel
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Sachs/Judah Productions
Location: New Mexico

Logline: An unlikely relationship develops between a young girl named Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) with a gift and a man named Tate (Jake McLaughlin) sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.
Cast: Jake McLaughlin (Savages), Delroy Lindo (The Chicago Code), Sienna Guillory(Resident Evil), Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time), Johnny Sequoyah
Team: W/EP Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Mark Friedman (The Forgotten); EP J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot
Location: New York

The Blacklist
Logline: The world’s most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with.  His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent (Megan Boone) with whom he seemingly has no connection.
Cast: Megan Boone
Team: W/EP Jon Bokenkamp (Perfect Stranger); EP/Showrunner John Eisendrath (Alias); EP John Fox, John Davis
Studio: Sony Pictures Television, Davis Entertainment
Location:  New York

Logline: A contemporary pulp thriller that revolves around an orphaned young girl named Bird Benson (Skyler Samuels), who because of an accident of birth is caught in the struggle between two warring families of mercenaries and killers. Mentored by a Chinese man, Bird has to accept the quest to find and defeat her mother in mortal combat if she is to ever lead a normal life.
Cast: KaDee Strickland (Private Practice), Tom Everett Scott, Skyler Samuels (The Nine Lives of Chloe King), Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad), Chris Zylka (The Secret Circle)
Team: W/EP David Granziano (Awake, Terra Nova), EP/D Peter Berg, EP Sarah Aubrey
Studio: Universal, Film 44

Hatfields & McCoys
Logline: Set in present-day Pittsburgh, a startling death reignites the feud between these two legendary families. Unleashing decades of resentment, the blue-collar McCoys will put the Hatfields’ wealth and power at risk as they go to war for control of the city.
Cast: Rebecca De MornayVirgina MadsenPatrick FluegerSophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer,Nick Westrate
Team: W/EP John Glenn (Eagle Eye); EP Charlize Theron, AJ Dix, Dawn Olmstead, Beau Flynn; D Michael Mayer (Smash)
Studio: ABC Studios, Denver & Delilah, Tower Hill, Beau Flynn Productions, Grady Girl
Location: Boston

I Am Victor
Logline: Based on author Jo Nesbo’s upcoming book, the drama is described as House revolving around a high-powered divorce attorney named Victor Port with a unique view of relationships.
Cast: John Stamos
Team: W/EP Mark Goffman (The West WingStudio 60), EP Katie Jacobs (House), Daniel Rappaport, Meghan Lyvers, Jo Nesbo, Nicolas Salomonsson
Studio: Universal Television

Logline: A remake of the 1960s series that starred Raymond Burr. The reboot stars Blair Underwood as a tough, sexy but acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who, hardly limited by his disability, he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city.
Cast: Blair Underwood, Brent Sexton (The Killing), Pablo Schreiber (Lights Out)
Team: W/EP Michael Caleo (rescue Me, The Sopranos); EP David Semel (No Ordinary Family), Teri Weinberg, John Davis, Jon Fox
Studio: Universal Television, Davis Entertainment, Yellow Brick Road

The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives*
Logline: A drama about a murder in suburban California and the secrets exposed in its aftermath.
Cast: James Tupper, Jesse L. Martin, Laura Allen, Martin Henderson, Nicole Ari Parker,Olivia Luccardi, Perry Reeves, Jake Miller
Team: W/EP Sascha Penn (Imagination Movers), EPs Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman; co-EP KristieAnne Reed; co-EP/D Mark Pellington
Studio: Warner Bros. Television, Jerry Bruckheimer TV

The Sixth Gun
Logline: Based on the best-selling Oni Press graphic novel, this supernatural Western follows the story of six mythical guns, each with its own other-worldly powers.
Cast: Laura Ramsey (Ruins), Graham McTavish, Aldis Hodge, W. Earl Brown
Team: W Ryan Condal; EP/showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost); EP Eric Gitter, Andy Borne
Studio: Universal Television, Oni Press
Location: New Mexico

Untitled Rand Ravich project
Logline: When Washington’s most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Rachael Taylor, Stevie Lynn Jones, Halston Sage (How to Rock), Lance Gross (House of Payne)
Team: W/EP: Rand Ravich (Life); EP Far Shariat
Studio: 20th Television

Logline: The modern-set follow-up to Lewis Carroll’s Alice revolves around Clara, whose life took an unexplained turn for the worse seven years ago. A mysterious stranger tells her there may be an explanation after all … that lies in the fantastical world of Wonderland. Determined to revive her dreams and get her life back on track, Clara agrees to wage war against the reigning but malevolent Queen, the woman we once knew as Alice.
Team: W Whit Anderson; EP Anthony Zuiker (CSI), Matt Weinberg, JoAnn Alfano, Margaret Riley
Studio: Universal Television, Dare to Pass, Brillstein Entertainment

* Indicates series regular roles completed.

Compiled by Lesley Goldberg for thehollywoodreporter.com

Fringe Group Portrait Season 5 - H 2012

A two-minute trailer touting the two-hour series closer, airing Friday, ups the stakes.

 Fox has released the official trailer for the beloved sci-fi drama’s series finale, airing this Friday, and while there’s a shade of nostalgia throughout, an feeling of uneasiness creeps in.

The stakes for Olivia, Peter, Walter and company have been dramatically upped during the fifth and final season — and the final episodes of Fringe will likely top all, with “one final battle.”

Fringe airs its two-hour series finale 8 p.m. Friday on Fox.


-source hollywoodreporter.com


Big Bang Theory has done it again.The CBS comedy delivered series-high ratings across the board Thursday night for its episode that featured the cast riffing on Star Trek: The Next Generation. We’re taking 19.8 million viewers and a dizzying 6.3 adult demo rating at 8 p.m. Big Bang Theory out-delivered Fox’s American Idol a few times in the demo last season. Could the hit comedy topple TV’s long-running top-rated series outright to rank No. 1 for the season? It’s possible given Idol‘s ratings trajectory in recent years and Big Bang‘s surging. Idol averaged an 8.9 in the demo last year on Wednesdays and 7.7 on Thursdays; Big Bang is currently at a 6.4.

Also hitting a series-high rating last night: ABC’s Scandal (8.4 million, 2.8). This Shonda Rhimes political soap, which launched last year in midseason, has really impressed. Despite fairly modest ratings when it launched, Scandal‘s numbers have been slowly but semi-steadily creeping upward throughout its run. That’s rare, especially nowadays. It takes a pretty masterful showrunner to claw a broadcast drama up the charts in the current brutal broadcast environment. NBC essentially surrendering its 10 p.m. slot by airing Rock Center with Brian Williams in the hour this season has doubtless helped.

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Meanwhile, the time-period premiere of NBC’s 1600 Penn delivered … oh how do we put this? About 74 percent less than Big Bang. The White House sitcom had 3.9 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. That’s 6 percent lower than Parks & Rec‘s modest average in the slot.

Though Big Bang performed amazingly well, the rest of CBS’ lineup took a slight dip, with Two and a Half MenPerson of Interest and Elementary down a tad from last week when they aired against repeats. On ABC, Last Resort returned (ABC promises the show will deliver a satisfying conclusion during its upcoming series finale), while Grey’s Anatomy perked up slightly compared to its last original a month ago.

UPDATE: In the final national ratings released this afternoon, Big Bang went up even higher. Get this 20 million viewers and a 6.4 in the demo.

Full chart:

FOX 8-9P MOBBED S #11t 1.2 3,277
9-10P GLEE R #14 0.7 2,034
ABC 8-9P LAST RESORT #11t 1.2 5,786
9-10P GREY ANATOMY #4 3.1 9,219
10-11P SCANDAL #5 2.8 8,368
CBS 8:00P BIG BANG #1 6.3 19,782
8:30P TWO&HALF MEN #2 4.2 14,341
9-10P PERSON INTEREST #3 3.3 15,563
10-11P ELEMENTARY #6 2.4 11,333
NBC 8:00P 30 ROCK #9t 1.4 3,770
8:30P 1600 PENN RS #9t 1.4 3,927
9:00P OFFICE #7 2.2 4,534
9:30P 1600 PENN P #8 1.6 3,852
10-11P ROCK-WLLMS #13 1.1 3,766
CW 8-10P CRITIC AWARDS S #15 0.6 1,925


–by james hibberd for ew.com

Dexter‘ and ‘Homeland‘ Hit Highs With Season Finales


The Season 7 finale of “Dexter” and Season 2 finale hit records on Sunday night, with “Dexter” hitting a record for a Showtime original series and “Homeland” reaching a series high.

The 9 p.m. finale of “Dexter” drew 2.75 million total viewers, making it the highest-rated program in the show’s history, and drew in 3.43 million total viewers overall for the night — the network’s best-ever total-night delivery for a Showtime original series.

Sunday’s “Dexter” finale was up 14 percent from the season’s premiere, and 23 percent over last season’s finale.


“Homeland,” meanwhile, drew 2.3 million total viewers with its initial 10 p.m. airing, a 32 percent increase over the season premiere, and 2.7 million overall for the night, up 31 percent from last week’s total and a series high in for total-night delivery. (In first-airing comparisons, Sunday’s “Homeland” fell-just short of last week’s initial broadcast, which brought in a record 2.36 million total viewers for the series.) Both shows had reached series highs with last week’s episodes.

article by tim kenneally for the wrap.com images by theartsyfilmblog.com and collider.com

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