Pilot Scoop: CW Orders Three Dramas, Including Soap From J.J. Abrams and One Tree Hill Boss

The CW has ordered three more pilots, including two ambitious time-tripping dramas (one produced by Mark Harmon) and a Maine-based soap from J.J. Abrams and One Tree Hill exec producer Mark Schwahn.

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The deets:

Logline: Drama set at an historic New England summer resort where the new and returning staff attend to the practical, emotional and often comical needs of the guests while navigating friendships, rivalries and romances of their own.
Executive Producer/Writer: Mark Schwahn
Executive Producers: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk

The Selection
Logline: Based on the forthcoming series of books by Kiera Cass, The Selection is an epic romance set 300 years in the future which centers on a poor young woman who is chosen by lottery to participate in a competition to become the next queen of a war-torn nation at a crossroads.
Executive Producers/Writers:  Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain

Joey Dakota
Logline: Based on the Israeli format Danny Hollywood. In this romantic-time-travel-musical, a documentary filmmaker travels back in time to the 1990’s where she meets and falls in love with the rock star subject of her film. When she unexpectedly returns to present day, she must find her way back to the past to reunite with her love and prevent his untimely death.
Executive Producers: Mark Harmon, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, Martha Haight
Writer: Bert Royal

The CW’s previous pilot orders include The Carrie Diaries and the thriller Cult from Gossip Girl EPs Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Arrow — a present-day take on DC Comics’ Green Arrow from Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim (Eli Stone) — a loosely based re-telling of the 1980s series Beauty and the Beast, and the hour-long medical dramedy First Cut.

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