Pilot Season 2014: Scoop on This Fall's (Possible) New Shows and Who's Starring In Them

MINI-NBC-logoBabylon Fields (Drama)
EPs | Michael Cuesta, Gerald Cuesta, Michael Atkinson
CAST | Meagan Good (Deception), Skeet Ulrich (Jericho, Law & Order: LA), Virginia Madsen (Witches of East End), Kyle Schmid (Copper), recurring player S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order)
The dead are rising in Babylon, NY, and as a result, lives are regained, old wounds are reopened and families are restored — for better or worse. The newly regenerated bodies are healing faster and growing stronger than anyone else, leading to the suspicion that they might be the next step in human evolution.

A to Z (Comedy)How I Met Your Mother Cristin Milioti
EPs | Ben Queen (Drive), Rashida Jones, Will McCormack
CAST | Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), Ben Feldman (Mad Men), Leonora Crichlow (Back in the Game), Christina Kirk (Girls), Henry Zebrowski
Whimsical romantic comedy set in the world of an online dating company that details the “A to Z’s” of a relationship, from meeting to breakup. The ensemble navigates the complicated world of modern dating and poses the question: Is there such a thing as destiny?

Allegiance (fka Coercion) (Drama)
EPs | George Nolfi, Avi Nir
CAST | Hope Davis (The Newsroom), Scott Cohen (The Carrie Diaries, Necessary Roughness), Margarita Levieva (Revenge), Kenneth Choi (Ironside), Annie Ilonzeh (Arrow), Morgan Spector (Person of Interest)
Thriller revolving around the O’Connor family and their son, Alex, a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst who is a true patriot and loves his country and family. Unbeknownst to him, both of his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated. Once the parents are reluctantly pulled back in, the stakes rise as they are coerced into spying on their own son and turning him against his country.

PRIVATE PRACTICE - ABC's "Private Practice" stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery. (ABC/ANDREW MACPHERSON)Bad Judge (Comedy)
EPs | Kate Walsh, Chad Kultgen, Anne Heche, Jill Messick, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell (funnyordie)
CAST | Kate Walsh (Private Practice), John Ducey, Mather Zickel (House of Lies, Masters of Sex), Arden Myrin (MADtv), Tone Bell (Whitney), Miguel Sandoval (Medium)
It centers on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman who plays with the law and whose life on the edge is constantly in balance because she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system.

Constantine (Drama)
EPs | Daniel Cerone (Dexter), David S. Goyer (Batman Begins)
CAST | Matt Ryan, Lucy Griffiths (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost)
Based on the characters in DC Comics’ stories about John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.

Ellen More or Less (Comedy)
EPs | JJ Philbin (New Girl), Jason Katims (Parenthood, About a Boy)
CAST | Stacey McGunnigle, Chris Diamantopoulos (Episodes, The Office), Joshua Gomez (Chuck), Michael Liu (Conviction)
An average-size woman who, after losing 100 pounds, begins reinventing herself in life and love.

Emerald City (Drama) — ORDERED TO SERIES
EPs | Matthew Arnold, Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
A modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz that includes lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as we’ve never seen him before. A headstrong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is unwittingly sent on a journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz.

Feed Me (Comedy)
EPs | Sally Robinson (Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias), Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas
CAST | Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds), Ethan Peck (10 Things I Hate About You), Ed Quinn (Eureka), Hart Bochner (The Starter Wife), Debra Monk (Grey’s Anatomy), Toks Olagundoye (The Neighbors)
A comedic exploration of adult intimacy and desire that centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together.

Fifth Wheel (Comedy)
EPs | Mark Gordon, Andrea Shay, Jonathan Groff (Happy Endings)
A multi-cam ensemble comedy of a tight-knit group of friends centers around a young woman who confronts her new reality after her last single friend gets engaged.

Lifesaver (Comedy)
EPs | Wil Calhoun (Friends), Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan
CAST | Christian Borle (Smash), Lindsay Price (Lipstick Jungle), Chris Butler (The Good Wife), Harriet Harris (Desperate Housewives), Jonathan Ryland
How do you get rid of the most maddening person in the world after he’s given you a kidney?  An odd couple comedy in which two polar opposites become inextricably linked.

Love Is Relative (Comedy)
EPs | Dan Mazer (Borat), Tom Werner, Tom Lassally
CAST | Leslie Bibb (GCB), Jason Jones (The Daily Show), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect), Barry Rothbart
A wife and husband begin to see their marriage in a whole new way after her newly divorced brother moves in.

Marry Me (Comedy)casey
EPs | David Caspe (Happy Endings), Seth Gordon, Jamie Tarses
CAST | Casey Wilson (Happy Endings), Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital), John Gemberling (Super Fun Night), Tim Meadows (SNL), Tymberlee Hill (Drunk History), Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal)
A young couple gets engaged — and they quickly realize it’s harder than it looks.

Mason Twins (Comedy)
EPs | Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael, Stacy Traub
CAST | June Diane Raphael, Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital), Windell Middlebrooks (Body of Proof), Bret Ernst, Todd Grinnell
Having been estranged for 15 years, fraternal twins Pender and Lizzie Mason reconnect after Lizzie’s perfect city life has fallen apart and she returns to her suburban town to find that her sister hasn’t matured past her teen queen days.

Mission Control (Comedy)Better Off Ted
EPs | David Hornsby (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Adam McKay and Will Ferrell (funnyordie)
CAST | Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23), Malcolm Barrett (Better Off Ted), Jonathan Slavin (Better Off Ted), Michael Rosenbaum (Breaking In, Smallville), Tommy Dewey (The Mindy Project), Leah Renee (The Playboy Club), Julie Meyer
Set in 1962, it examines what happens when a strong woman butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon.

The Money Pit (Comedy)
EPs | Justin Spitzer, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank
Inspired by the DreamWorks movie, a humorous look at biting off more than you can chew. A newlywed couple navigates the challenges of modern romance while their house crumbles around them.

Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "This Is The End" - ArrivalsMr. Robinson (Comedy) — ORDERED TO SERIES
EPs | Mark Cullen and Rob Cullen (Back in the Game), Howard Klein, Mark Schulman
CAST | Craig Robinson (The Office), Larenz Tate (House of Lies), Amanda Lund, Jean Smart (Harry’s Law, Hawaii Five-0), Ben Koldyke (Back in the Game, How I Met Your Mother)
A talented musician adjusts to his new life as a middle school music teacher, where he maneuvers precocious kids, teacher politics, and the temptations of single moms.

The Mysteries of Laura (Drama)
EPs | Jeff Rake (Cashmere Mafia), Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Aaron Kaplan, Melissa Kellner
DIRECTOR | McG
CAST | Debra Messing (Smash), Josh Lucas (The Firm), Laz Alonso (Breakout Kings)
Based on the popular Spanish series Los Misterios De Laura, it follows the life and relationships of a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her evil twins.

Odyssey (Drama)friel
EPs | Adam Armus, Kay Foster (The Following), Peter Horton (Ironiside), Simon Maxwell, Mikkel Bondesen, Kristen Campo, Henrik Bastin
CAST | Nate Mooney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies), Jake Robinson (The Carrie Diaries), Daniella Pineda (The Originals), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost), Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie), Treat Williams (Chicago Fire, Everwood)
Traffic-like thriller revolves around three families whose lives are torn apart when a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.

Old Soul (Comedy)
EPs | Amy Poehler, Jonathan Fener, Josh Bycel
DIRECTOR | David Wain (Role Models)
CAST | Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black), Ellen Burstyn, Rita Moreno, Fred Willard (Modern Family), Greta Lee (Girls), Nick Thune
A young woman is trying to find herself, but in the meantime she’s working as the aide to a group of opinionated elderly people.

One Big Happy (Comedy)Nick Zano One Big Hapy
EPs | Ellen DeGeneres, Liz Feldman, Jeff Kleeman (The Change-Up)
CAST | Nick Zano (Mom, 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings), Elisha Cuthbert (Happy Endings), Rebecca Corry, Kelly Brook, Chris Williams
Follows gay and straight best friends whose mission to have a baby together is complicated when one of the potential parents finds the love of his or her life.

rob lowe the proThe Pro (Comedy)
EPs | Rob Lowe, Pete Huyck, Alex Gregory (King of the Hill), Todd Holland, Karey Burke, Marc Gurvitz
CAST | Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation), Rebecca Romijn (King & Maxwell, Ugly Betty), Rob Riggle (NTSF:SD:SUV), Colton Dunn (Key & Peele), Rosa Salazar (Parenthood), Andrea Savage
Former tennis doubles champion “Big Ben” Bertrahm’s career flame-out and misguided investments have left him working as the pro at a tennis and golf club, where he tries to hustle and charm his way back into America’s 1%.

Salvation (Drama)
EPs | Liz Heldens (Deception), David Janollari
CAST | Ashley Judd (The Missing), Danny Huston, Ryan McPartlin (Chuck), Stark Sands, Rob Brown (Treme), Meg Steedle, Emma Dumont and Jake Picking
Set against the backdrop of a prominent Texas church where faith, family and corruption are explored in equal measure. It centers on Jennifer Strickland, who has to defend her children, church and religious beliefs after her husband dies under mysterious circumstances.

Katherine Heigl New TV ShowState of Affairs (Drama)
EPs | Katherine Heigl, Nancy Heigl,  Alexi Hawley, Joe Carnahan, Robert Simonds, Sophie Watts, Henry Crumpton, Rodney Faraon, Julia Franz
CAST | Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy), Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives), Adam Kaufman (Without a Trace), Leslie Odom Jr. (Smash), Tommy Savas (Hollywood Heights), Cliff Chamberlain, Sheila Vand
Centers on a key CIA attaché who counsels the president on high-stakes incidents around the world. She balances her intense political responsibilities with a complicated personal life.

Tin Man (Drama)Patrick Heusinger Witches
EPs | Ehren Kruger (The Ring, Transformers), John Glenn, Daniel Bobker
DIRECTOR | D.J. Caruso (Disturbia, I Am Number Four)
CAST | Patrick Heusinger (Revolution, Gossip Girl), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Chicago Hope)
Psychological crime thriller set in the near future focuses on a fugitive robot accused of first-degree murder, who may hold the key to the future of human evolution, and the young female public defender forced to fight for his cause.

Two to Go (Comedy)
EPs | Bryan Shukoff, Kevin Chesley, Jim Garavente, Jason Bateman, David Janollari
CAST | Christine Woods (Hello Ladies), Michael Stahl-David (My Generation), Angelique Cabral (Enlisted), Dana DeLorenzo, Kim Shaw
Long-time best friends Kurt and Laura grapple with the challenges of modern-day dating while their group of friends try and prove that they are destined to be together.

Ellie-Kemper-how i met your motherUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (fka Tooken) (Comedy) — ORDERED TO SERIES
EPs | Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, David Miner
CAST | Ellie Kemper (The Office), Robert Carlock (30 Rock), Sara Chase, Lauren Adams
Centers on a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City.

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135 Comments
  1. bluefairy says:

    It’s no biggie, but you should know the huge CLICK HERE links don’t work ;)

  2. Pickle8182 says:

    For the life of me, I can not figure out why “Two Broke Girls” is still on. CBS disappointing me. Along with the new casting on NCIS! I hope there’s some good ones coming up. There was a time I knew what I’d watch each day of the week. Now, excpet for the ones we all love, I’m searching.

    • Kate says:

      Because “Two Broke Girls” is hilarious. Admittedly stupid humor most of the time, but still hilarious. LIghten up a little.

      • Jake says:

        I second that comment!

      • Willamuhse says:

        The main reason this show is growing stale is the constant explaining of the joke .” I’m talking about my penis.” Yeah we get it.

      • deb jones says:

        I think NCIS made the biggest mistake ever for letting Ziva go. She and Tony finally can to where it took seasons to get to. No different than NCIS LA with LL COOL J AND THE BEAUTIFUL LADY that protrays his wife! GIVE HER ANYTHING AND BRING HER BACK!

        • Nobody says:

          You can’t make someone stay against their will,we had a little argument about that 150 years ago.
          Look it up.
          And the character in NCIS LA means so much to you that you can’t be bothered to find her name.
          OK.

      • missteff says:

        i find the show, sick but really funny. not to many shows hold my interest these days!

    • Alex says:

      I don’t like the show either, but obviously it’s still on because it’s fairly popular and not everyone shares your tastes in programming.

    • I look forward to two broke girls. So don’t mess with them. Really can’t figure out what type of person you are. Probably a republican.

  3. Linda says:

    ABC: There are a couple here that I anticipate and both are un-named. David O. Russell’s ‘upstairs/downstairs’ effort AND brilliant dialogue writer; Richard LaGravenese’s, set in NYC drama. The rest, I will tune in regardless, as they come to air

  4. Soso says:

    Emerald City is ordered to series and is on NBC not on ABC… also why there is not supernatural spin off’s backdoor pilot?

    • Edward says:

      Because a backdoor pilot is just another episode of an existing series that also functions as a pilot. An actual pilot is a separate project not part of a series production schedule. And this list is only talking about actual pilots

      • Alex says:

        Wrong! The CBS section includes a summary of the NCIS backdoor pilot “NCIS: New Orleans.” This contradicts your smug explanation. :D

        • wingsstef says:

          Maybe it was updated recently but I did see a Supernatural spin-off mentioned. They called it a “planned pilot” instead of a “backdoor pilot” however. Or was it “planted” but anyway.

  5. Linda says:

    FOX: There are some seriously sounding good shows here and I’m actually excited, because many are ‘out of the box’ original ideas – just sick and tired of all of the cops/detectives series (drama and comedy). Thank you FOX!

    • jenna says:

      agree! I’m most excited about the 2 tina fey shows (tooken and cabot college) but theres a number of fox shows that sound interesting! Particularly Sober Companion and Mulaney

  6. Kate says:

    What about the Lauren Graham one the CW are thinking of developing?

  7. Linda says:

    NBC: Some potentials here.. Coercion, Ellen-More Or Less, Lifesaver, Mr. Robinson, The Pro, Old Soul and Tooken (did you see her hosting for Ellen last week when Ellen was ill?).She’s adorable, so I’m wishing her luck.

  8. Kris says:

    I have to say that i am disappointed. Is there nothing better to write about than law/crime/politics? And even the ones that do not fall under those categories do not sound that interesting.

    • Natália says:

      I was thinking the same thing. Only a few shows appears with a different proposal.

      • Mary S says:

        INTELLIGENCE had a wonderfully intriguing premise! And they put it in one of the worst timeslots of the week, between Castle and The Blacklist – it couldn’t have found an audience if it had bee Pulitzer-prize material!!! It was not law, crime or medicine-it was spy stuff! I loved it, and they cancelled it.
        But you shouldn’t ask for something outside the norm if you’re not going to watch it: those of us who DID watch it are now losing it. If they ever DO bring in another new idea, watch the darn thing and be glad it’s there. Warehouse 13 was WAY outside the norm, did you watch it? It’s too late now, we are only one episode from the series finale…Person of Interest is outside the norm – do you watch it?? If not, you’re like the person who pores over the menu for 15 minutes, contemplates and discusses every item listed – and then orders the exact same meal every night.

      • lyn says:

        I have a idea, why dont all you people who are too smart to keep watching the same olo stupid unimaginative cop and robbers type shows get together and write something original and intellectual. Or at least submit an idea, im serious, cause I might have to start reading.

  9. Ellie says:

    To the best of my knowledge, Backstrom has a series order, not a pilot

  10. Jim says:

    Maybe ABC could cast Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as the lead in Forever. That way it’ll be exactly like New Amsterdam except that NCW will be a coroner instead of a Detective.

  11. Riana says:

    I doesn’t look like there’s much worth watching right now. Maybe when more casting news comes out but the only ones I might want to see are the Brittany Snow and the Flash

  12. Ally Oop says:

    Usually I am really excited to hear of the networks`development slates but this year I`m too worried about the futures of Revolution, Nashville, Reign and Parenthood to let myself get excited. So far, I`ve been mostly disappointed with the network pilot pick-ups. There are plenty of projects in the development pipeline that caught my interest so hopefully some of them still make it through.
    CW, in particular, as per usual, has the most interesting projects in the pipeline including The Painted Girls, Unfamous, Badlands, Boots, Players, The Noise, Ctross and Red, and untitled projects by Corinne Brinkerhoff, Garcia & Harto, and Rebecca Sinclair. I have zero interest in The Flash or the Supernatural spin-off.
    NBC – NBC has plenty of good development projects as well. If done right, as a more adult, darker drama, Emerald City has the potential to be awesome. Other projects of interest for me are The Gilded Age, Lighthouse, Loteria, Paradise, Park Road, Plymouth and Timeless.
    FOX – Hieroglyph and Empire sound interesting, as do several other projects in their development slate including Atlantis, World War III, Man on Fire, Billy the Kid, Blood Brothers, Broken Girl and Far From the Tree.
    ABC`s The Astronaut`s Wives Club and An American Education interest me. I hope ABC takes a chance on either the Catherine the Great, Esmerelda or Excalibur projects.
    CBS – As usual, it has the least interesting development slate. Some projects like The Cisco Kid, Doc Ford, Generation Next, The Never List, Oasis, Salvation and The Three Behrs, have my keen interest though undoubtedly will be passed by as CBS very rarely lets anything I like through.

    • JimC says:

      “CBS very rarely lets anything I like through”

      They’re the #1 network, so we should be grateful they don’t listen to you.

      • Ray says:

        CBS is #1 only because of the preponderance of baby boomers. When that generation dies out, CBS’ numbers will rapidly fall and they will be scrambling to pander to a new set of viewers.

        • Pat says:

          WOW Ray, I did not realize that we boomers had such power over CBS. Yes, I am one of those boomers who watches CBS also, NBC, ABC, FOX ( only Bones, Sleepy Hollow & Almost Human) plus other cable channels. So for one of the preponderance of Baby Boomers, I hope to live a very long life, just to drive you crazy! PS—I hope that we boomers will also be able to control all of the networks, since we seem to have the power according to you!

        • Angela says:

          I know a lot of people in my age group (late 20s) who watch CBS-there’s a couple things on that network that I watch as well. The idea that it’s simply an “old person’s network” is not true, at least, not where I live.

          • Mary S says:

            When contemplating Immortals, there can be only one, played by Adrian Paul. As for immortals who were cops (vampires-wanting-to-be-human), there was Forever Knight and Moonlight, both of whom were cops/detectives. I really liked all three shows! I have never heard of New Amsterdam that others have mentioned…
            None of the other shows described really did much for me, but once they are on the air and I see who is in them, maybe I’ll give them a try for at least an episode or two.
            And, for the record, I am a boomer who watches 10 shows on CBS but only 2 or 3 on NBC and I think they are all on the bubble. Fox, the CW, ABC, each show me a couple that I like…but CBS does seem to know how to please me. I gave up trusting NBC when they cancelled so many of the shows I liked; then they bought Syfy and cancelled Warehouse 13 and Alphas. There are only two shows left on Syfy that I like. I have given up trusting anything that NBC does…
            Luckily, there are networks like Cloo, TNT, TNT-W, Bravo, and USA that keep me entertained the rest of the time.
            And, I have suddenly started watching the Food Channel: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is fun, along with a few cooking competitions. I did not find the Food Network until after the others started throwing me away by cancelling the shows I preferred. I am not a cook, but it fascinates me to see what others can do.
            What the Big Four seem to forget is that we are no longer a “captive” audience. When they cancel shows we like and start airing glup that they try to pass off as entertainment, we can go elsewhere! Any cable company we choose has a minimum package of 130 channels and it goes up from there. So, when we start losing the shows we love, there is absolutely nothing to ever make us watch that network ever again.

          • Wayne Adney Capehart says:

            CBS is #1 due to the fact is has some of the best shows still airing on television (mainly NCIS and The Big Bang Theory at the summit). I seem the pilots for NBC and no wonder they cancelled The Michael J. Fox Show so they could cancel some more minus the hopeful in Emerald City. ABC is making a slow comeback (It should had done Wizard of Oz) and CW is Growing plus, FOX seems to be on its game with viewers and especially young audiences, I hope. Well, CBS does seem like it’s gear towards an older audience, with Big Bang Theory being the exception, only because younger adults/ teens do not watch NCIS or as far as the numbers show I believe but I am 29 yrs. old and I watch NCIS since the middle of ten seasons and I love it. Young adults/ teens either have to much ADHD or they just don’t appreciate or give a frack about “real, good, wholesome television” and that is a sad, sad truth.

        • missteff says:

          true to that comment.

          • Mary S says:

            As one of those Baby Boomers I am thrilled that at least one network still gives us programming worth watching! And, my dear, you might as well get used to it: they consider the 15-20 years after the war ended to be the Baby Boom generation! It starts in 1946 and actually covers all the years until we graduated from high school. So, you might as well grow up and learn to enjoy some intelligent comedies NOT based on bathroom humor and sex jokes. Although, I will admit, the really good shows (Surviving jack, for example) do not last long enough to get the audience they deserve. I didn’t even see the first few episodes of SJ; I went to On Demand to see what I had missed. And now it’s already cancelled. Another good comedy is Growing Up Fisher, thankfully renewed…but the humor in those two shows may be over your head.
            That’s really a shame, and it shows the depths to which our country has fallen.

      • Ally Oop says:

        I wasn’t stating anything bad about CBS, just that it’s never been a network that usually has shows that float my boat. Currently only three shows–Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother and Hawaii Five-0–are on my watch-list though none of those are in my top 20. They tend to stay on my pvr a long time before I get around to watching them. I tend to like genre shows and prime time soaps which are rarely shows they air.

        • N tTVf says:

          Of the four shows you mentioned up-thread regarding ‘bubble’ status this May at Upfront, I think two – Nashville/ABC and Parenthood/NBC are in good shape – they’ll be back this fall’14. I look at the ABC drama pilot list – I think ABC will be very careful about canceling existing dramas after the struggles they had this past fall’13 with their new pilots.

          NBC has a pretty good list of dramas pilots, but nothing like Parenthood. The show will be back, but not on Thursday nights again, which is probably a good thing. Regarding Revolution, I think it’s over. It just didn’t work out at the earlier hour of the evening this season, and NBC has so many more similar dramas in the pipeline. Too bad – I just love Elizabeth Mitchell. I’m sure we’ll see her again in winter/spring’15 pilot season.

          The CW’s Reign is a hard call – I have gotten this show wrong from day one – I didn’t understand the show’s concept at this time last year when the pilot was first placed on the pilot list, and I still don’t fully understand it. I missed this one completely; hence, who knows? Maybe CW brings it back next fall for a ‘short-order’ of 13 episodes? Will depend greatly upon how the final CW pilot list looks. If there are many ‘great’ pilots on the list, bubble shows get short-orders at best. If the list is weak, Reign could be in a good position, but probably (certainly?) moved to another night so that the post-TVD slot at 9pm Thursday can be filled with a new show.

  13. kelly says:

    Fox, NBC, and CW have some interesting sounding ideas. I’m just so sick of the boring procedural hope some good out of the box shows make it.

  14. Daniel says:

    Ah, this is always interesting! Thanks for the handy feature! Seems that some networks don’t have a lot of pilots yet (e.g. CW and CBS), but we’ll see what it looks like within a month or so.

  15. Isaac says:

    I was really hoping to see the McCarthy’s this year, but I’m glad its back up for consideration this coming year.
    ABC sounds dull/more of the same of what they already have….
    NBC has a lot in the running. Guess they’ll have to fill a lot of spaces next year?

  16. Ally Oop says:

    Hopefully some good genre shows make it through including historical dramas, dystopic fiction dramas and supernatural dramas. I also like my primetime soaps. Please no more procedurals, including cop and lawyer shows. And a note about the supernatural shows–I think the market is saturated enough with werewolves and vampires so stay away from those. I hope one of NBC`s time traveler dramas makes it through to next season`s schedule. Mixed feelings though as genre shows rarely if ever get good ratings and generally get cancelled quickly.

  17. Tim says:

    Sea of fire!

  18. JimC says:

    If Gotham was on the CW, it would be worth a look but on Fox? Meh, they’ll just screw it up.

  19. n8ball78 says:

    ABC, NBC, and Fox have some interesting looking dramas. I hope they all make it (all the ones that aren’t procedurals) and actually make network television interesting again.

  20. Olivia says:

    I’ve only read the ABC page so far but I’m exhausted of the reading same stuff again and again. Cops shows, law and politics shows, medical shows, alien shows (and I’m a huge sci-fi fan!), rival families shows and now it seems to expand to fairytales since OUAT’s success opened the door. On ABC’s list alone I thought “The Blacklist. OUAT. Haven. Every other sitcom out there. PLL. The Tomorrow People/Alphas/Heroes and every other show where humans develop abilities”.

    There are a couple that caught my eye but nothing has me super excited. I’m gonna read the other pages just in case I need to keep an eye on something that seems interesting but I’m not holding my breath.

    Besides I am tired of Kleenex shows so I tend to wait for at least a potential second season so I spare myself of investing in a show that I will end up liking when it’s doomed. Happened too many times during the past years, from almost all networks. I still hope that I’ll be surprised and that my cynicism will take a blow though.

    • Jax says:

      So let me get this straight….You don’t want shows about Cops, Lawyers, Doctors, Aliens, Families, Politics, Fairy Tales, or Supernatural abilities. I say this with all sincerity…what the h*ll is left?

      • gdv says:

        LOL. I thought the same thing. What’s left? (Though I, too, am rolling my eyes at all of the cop/doctor/lawyer shows. Aren’t there other jobs/workplaces out there?)

        Team TVLine—any chance we can get the listing of cable projects in the works (so we can compare)? Or will that be a separate story?

      • bk says:

        Cable shows

      • Olivia says:

        Lol no, I didn’t say that I didn’t want a possible good show in these categories. Just that it’s the same old stuff and new stuff being cloned (which doesn’t excite me, but it’s JMO). Supernatural stuff is good, I like it, but there are other things besides the “next step in human evolution” ;)
        Cop shows can be interesting as long as it’s something a bit different, the L&O/NCIS/CSI type is overdone. Same for lawyers, I’d rather watch something like Ally McBeal than a serious drama. And I have nothing against families, I just don’t think that the rivalry type is appealing. Again, that is my opinion. And how many times can you rehash the fairytales genre before it gets unbearable? There is nothing new here, and I’d be fine with the usual genre as long as there’s some kind of twist. Chuck managed to make the CIA/NSA stuff fun and compelling. Ally McBeal was basically lawyers on crack. OUAT brought something fresh with a very simple starting point. Same for The Blacklist this season. Fringe was out of the box thinking and not a rehash of every sci-fi show at the time. Dexter, Castle, Life… all “cop shows” with added value.
        Anyway I don’t know if I’m making sense but what I want is to see something new or at least a different spin on something.
        Like I said, I hope to be surprised despite not being excited atm. Sometimes there’s a giant gap between a three lines synopsis and an actual show. I’m underwhelmed and a bit wary, not closed to discovering new shows at all. Otherwise I would be watching pretty much nothing these days lol.

        • N tTVf says:

          Psst – don’t let the other guys here know, but I’m with you on this one.

          You look at the cable series – they continue to push boundaries, trying new things once in a while. I know the broadcast networks have their hands tied (due to broadcast/air wave content standards), but shows like ‘Blacklist’ prove that a drama that isn’t about doctors/lawyers/police can do well. So, there is hope. Supernatural shows [like NBC's Heroes] would benefit greatly (are you listening CW!!?) if all the cast didn’t look like super models and ‘central-casting’ plants. ;) [although, I am a big Peyton List fan, so I watch TTP, models and all]

  21. Ray says:

    Only 2 projects in development at the CW??

    • Scott says:

      The CW doesn’t have a lot of room on its schedule for new shows. Unless they cancel a whole lot, including two that haven’t even aired yet.

    • Alex says:

      They’ll order at least several more pilots and choose a few from that lot to air next season. It’s only January; not everything that’s forthcoming is known of yet.

  22. Aimee says:

    I thought I read something on Deadline a few days ago that said The Middle Man is on hold because Affleck is too busy.

  23. Caroline says:

    “Forever” on ABC looks interesting but nothing else ABC is considering does. None of CBS’s prospective shows look good. The CW doesn’t have much to offer. “Cabot College” on FOX looks promising but I’ll pass on everything else. NBC’s “Ellen More or Less” and “A to Z” both look intriguing but that’s about it. All in all, I think we have a shocking lack of originaltiy pending for next season! We lost “SMASH”, “Body of Proof” and “Studio Sixty on the Sunset Strip” for this? Sad. Very, very sad!

  24. calob says:

    I’m still hoping NBC the Inn, Fox Everest, and CW The Messengers and Colony get pilot orders.

  25. sarah says:

    the cw and cbs don’t have many shows so i’m guessing there planning on keeping most of what they have got
    nbc looks like it might be having a major make over and some of the shows sound okay as do fox’s

  26. Anna says:

    Will there be more shows announced for ABC? I saw this in the fall – Mark Gordon and Jason Isaacs are teaming for a private eye drama at ABC. The drama project is being developed for Isaacs, a Golden Globe nominee, with Stephen Chin on board to write it.

  27. Kaycee says:

    Doesn’t Mamie Gummer have a big role in Backstrom? she’s a decent name who isn’t listed in the cast

  28. Kaycee says:

    These need serious updates, a lot of the pilots have added casting and some have even been taken off pilot schedule (Affleck’s the Middle Man). Kristen Connolly has been added to Tin Man amongst other castings.

  29. Douglas from Brazil says:

    Is Nasim Pedram leaving SNL by the end os this season?

  30. Chablis says:

    I thought agatha was not green lighted?

  31. Stephen Lane says:

    Oh I think it’s a pretty safe bet that The Flash will not only be picked up, but will very likely be given at least a 12 episode order. If the CW has any brains it’ll schedule it right after Arrow next season

    • Zach says:

      I think schedule The Flash the same way they did with The Originals this season. It’s guaranteed to be a success so they don’t know Arrow as a lead in every week. It will be successful starting off it’s own night.

  32. kate'shomesick says:

    What happened to “the night shift” – I was really looking forward to Brendan Fehr being a regular on Tv again…???

    • Ally Oop says:

      It’s TBA (to be announced). I have a feeling it will debut on Thursdays in March. I wouldn’t be shocked if NBC cuts their comedy block from 2 hours to only one. However, I also doubt they’d put a medical drama against Grey’s so I wouldn’t be shocked if Parenthood moves to 9pm and The Night Shift goes on at 10pm. Of course I could be completely wrong…

  33. Alan Martins Rodrigues says:

    I’m so glad only one ABC show interests me as of now, since I try to steer away from that channel as much as I can. No trust left on them.

    • zacqua10 says:

      Only way ABC will regain my trust is if Paul Lee finally gets canned. I’m surprised he lasted this long but it’s pretty obvious every decision he makes is wrong.

  34. Chris says:

    I think the flash the supernatural spinoff how I met your dad Ncis New Orleans all will get picked up

  35. JC says:

    Well, the only ones that interest me right now is NCIS New Orleans and Flash. That may change though with casting. There’s been more than one show I tried out just because an actor or actress I liked was in it. I have to ask though – where is Agent Carter on the ABC page? That’s one I’m definitely interested in.

  36. Linderella says:

    The Amy Poehler comedy, Old Souls, sounds promising as do the Ben Affleck and David O. Russell dramas. I’m liking the premise of Forever and look forward to seeing Katherine Heigl and Kate Walsh back on weekly TV. Many of premises sound less than exciting but perhaps that will change when casting is announced. I’ve become so accustomed to watching PBS, BBC America, and FX for quality programming, it really doesn’t matter what the “big” networks put on.

  37. Maria says:

    Is Man/Child with Damon Wayans going ahead? Or has that been shelved?

  38. Jake says:

    YAWN..None of these sound interesting..NCIS New Orleans..Really? Just make one called NCIS USA and be done with it. Not impressed at all by these.

  39. Sam says:

    “How I Met Your Dad” Now THAT Is original. I wonder how it ends up…

    • Ally Oop says:

      I like How I Met Your Mother but have no interest in this unrelated spinoff.

    • Television Scout says:

      …. I think the show ends up with the central character having fell victim to Barney’s Play Book play – ‘The Honey Bear’ (my personal favorite). Barney dresses up like Winnie the Pooh, and before you know it, he’s got his head stuck in her honey pot.

      All kidding aside, I think HIMYD has a good chance of getting the ‘go’ for either fall’14 or winter’15. The pilot list of CBS comedies does not look all that deep. CBS is going to need (I would think) at least 2-3 [4?] pilot comedies for next season – one for 8:30 Monday [or potentially 8:00 if 2Broke cannot hold down the lead-off spot on Mondays), and another for somewhere on the Thursday night lineup – 9:30pm… 2.5 Men will be moved somewhere else on the schedule.

      Then CBS will need at least one pilot for winter, if not two – the final perhaps for March/April time frame to finish off the season. The wildcard is ‘Friends with Better Lives’. If it is ‘hit’ material in April, then CBS can get by with 2-3 comedy pilots for fall’14. If it fails, they’ll need 3-4, and HIMYD should be one of those 3-4.

  40. AnnieM says:

    Time for a live-action show with a talking animal sidekick again.

  41. lostie48 says:

    What happened to the show Paradise that NBC ordered last year? It sounded really interesting and I was hoping it would get ordered to series this year!

  42. The Carpooler says:

    You people and your crazy desire to spread hatred through anonymous commentary. Have some Cheerios, they are delicious.

  43. Sarah Stroud says:

    Hmmmm, I wonder if the musical fairy tale ordered by ABC has any connection to Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis. That’d be really cool. If so, if he’s going to be available for it, I’d love to see Colin O’Donoghue in it. I’d still rather see him as Hook, though. I stopped watching Once Upon A Time before he came along. I would be so heartbroken if they killed off Hook. I couldn’t bear to watch it without him there. That said, it’d be a tragedy for that beautiful singing voice of his to go to waste. Wonder if he could do both shows. Hmmmm…… ;o)

  44. Izzie Duquette says:

    In my mind, the Socialite pilot by LaGravenese is a cool, grown-up version of Gossip Girl centered on the relationship that was most interesting on GG anyway- that between Blair and Serena.

  45. Am I the only one still combing through any and all pilot announcements looking for the answer to the Blind Item? http://tvline.com/2013/10/17/blind-item-ausiello-series-kill-off-star/

  46. Ram510 says:

    Sea of Fire and Salvation sound like interesting shows but better suited for cable

  47. Debby Van Sant says:

    out of all that two things I might watch The Flash and emerald city, rest is yuck

  48. Philipp says:

    No word on the Meg Ryan vehicle on NBC?

  49. Chris says:

    I hope billy miller from y& r gets cast in a pilot this year

  50. Rosa says:

    where’s Bill Cosby’s show on this list?
    whatever happened with the Bad Teacher show?

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