Pilot Season 2013: Get Scoop on This Fall's (Possible) Newcomers, and Who's In Them

MINI-CBS-logoOur running update of pilots ordered for the 2013-14 TV season, going network by network (EPs = executive producers):

CBS' The Advocates PilotThe Advocates (Drama)
EPs | Bruno Heller (The Mentalist), David Nutter
CAST | Ben McKenzie (Southland), Mandy Moore (Grey’s Anatomy), Brit Morgan (True Blood), CCH Pounder (The Shield)
A female lawyer and a male ex-con team up as “victim advocates,” going to the very edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog.

Anatomy of Violence (Drama)David_Harewood
EPs | Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Alex Cary (Homeland)
CAST | Skeet Ulrich (Jericho), Amber Tamblyn (House), David Harewood (Homeland)
Centers on a criminal psychologist with an expertise in sociopaths who partners with a young female detective with whom he shares a conflicted past.

Bad Teacher (Comedy)ari
EPs | Hilary Winston (Community, Happy Endings), Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupinsky, Sam Hansen, Jimmy Miller
CAST | Ari Graynor (Fringe), David Alan Grier (In Living Color), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Sara Gilbert (Roseanne), Kristin Davis (Sex and the City), Caitlin Kimball, Katie Walder
Based on the film, a sexy, foul-mouthed divorcee becomes a teacher to find her next husband in this single-cam comedy.

Backstrom (Drama)Rainn Wilson Stars In Backstrom Pilot
EPs | Hart Hanson (Bones), Leif G.W. Persson, Niclas Salomonsson
CAST | Rainn Wilson (The Office), Dennis Haysbert (The Unit), Kristoffer Polaha (Ringer), Thomas Dekker (The Secret Circle), Camryn Manheim (Private Practice), Mamie Gummer (Emily Owens, M.D.), Beatrice Rosen (Cuts)
Based on the Swedish book series about an overweight, offensive, irascible detective as he tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior.

Beverly Hills Cop (Drama)CBS Pilot: Beverly Hills Cop
EPs | Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Eddie Murphy, Marney Hochman
DIRECTOR | Barry Sonnenfeld (Pushing Daisies, Men in Black)
CAST | Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder), David Denman (The Office), Kevin Pollack, Sheila Vand (Cult), Christine Lahti (Chicago Hope, Jack & Bobby), guest stars Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold (Beverly Hills Cop)
Follows Axel Foley’s police officer son Aaron, who like his dad finds himself walking the Beverly Hills beat. Murphy will appear in the pilot, then recur if Cop goes to series.

Crazy Ones (Comedy)Williams_Gellar_300
EP | David E. Kelley (Harry’s Law, Ally McBeal)
DIRECTOR | Jason Winer (Modern Family)
CAST | Robin Williams (Mork & Mindy), James Wolk (Political Animals), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ringer), Hamish Linklater (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Amanda Setton (Mindy Project)
A father/daughter workplace comedy set in the world of advertising.

Friends With Better Lives (Comedy)JAMES VAN DER BEEK
EPs | Dana Klein (Friends), Aaron Kaplan
CAST | James Van Der Beek (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23), Brooklyn Decker (The League), Kevin Connolly (Entourage), Majandra Delfino (Roswell), Zoe Lister Jones (Whitney), Rick Donald
A multi-cam comedy revolving around a group of 30something friends who each think the other has it better.

Hostages (Drama)dylan
EPs | Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI), Rick Eid (CSI, Dark Blue)
CAST | Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Tate Donovan (Deception), Sandrine Holt (House of Cards), Rhys Coiro (Entourage), Billy Brown (The Following), James Naughton (Gossip Girl), Mateus Ward, Quinn Shephard
Based upon the Israeli format, the project centers on a family caught in the middle of a grand political conspiracy and a righteous FBI agent at the center of said conspiracy whose role will come as a surprise.

Intelligence (Drama)Josh_Holloway_300
EPs | Michael Seitzman, David Semel (No Ordinary Family), Tripp Vinson, Rene Echevarria (Terra Nova)
DIRECTOR | David Semel (No Ordinary Family)
CAST | Josh Holloway (Lost), Marg Helgenberger (CSI), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Michael Rady (Emily Owens, M.D.), James Martinez (Breaking Bad), John Billingsley (True Blood)
Centered at US Cyber Command, and focuses on 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.

Jacked Up (Comedy)Warburton
EP | Greg Malins (Friends)
CAST | Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement), Tyne Daly (Cagney & Lacey), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Ziah Colon (Footloose)
A beloved, recently retired baseball player adjusts to retirement.

The McCarthys (Comedy)jacki
EPs | Brian Gallivan (Are You There, Chelsea?), Will Gluck (Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Easy A)
DIRECTOR | Fred Savage (Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings)
CAST | Jack McGee (Rescue Me), Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook), Jake Lacy (The Office), Joey McInyre (Boston Public), Jessica Chaffin (Ronna & Beverly)
A sports-crazed Boston family are at the center of this single-cam comedy.

Mom (Comedy)blog_faris_gty158190028
EPs | Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky and Gemma Baker (Two and a Half Men)
DIRECTOR | Pam Fryman (How I Met Your Mother)
CAST | Anna Faris (The House Bunny), Allison Janney (The West Wing), Nate Corddry (Harry’s Law), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), French Stewart (3rd Rock From the Sun), Spencer Daniels (The Office), Sadie Calvano (J. Edgar), Blake Garrett Rosenthal
A newly sober single mom tries to pull her life together in Napa Valley in the multi-cam sitcom.

The Ordained (Drama)EmmanuelleChriqui300
EPs | Author/journalist Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, Frank Marshall (War Horse, The Bourne Legacy), Larry Shuman (Devious Maids), Rene Balcer (Law & Order)
DIRECTOR | RJ Cutler (Nashville)
CAST | Nestor Serrano (Blue Bloods, Dexter), Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire), Jorge Garcia (Lost), Audra McDonald (Private Practice), Emmanuelle Chriqui (The Mentalist), Sam Neill (Alcatraz), Hope Davis (In Treatment)
The son of a Kennedy-esque family leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated.

Reckless (Drama)Gladis_Gigandet
EPs | Dana Stevens (City Of Angels), Ian Sander and Kim Moses (Ghost Whisperer)
DIRECTOR | Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight)
CAST | Cam Gigandet (The O.C.), Anna Wood (Deception), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Shawn Hatosy (Southland), Georgina Haig (Fringe), Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami), Kim Wayans (In Living Color), Gregory Harrison (Ringer, One Tree Hill)
A sultry legal show set in Charleston, South Carolina, where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern City Attorney struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal.

Second Sight (Drama)JasonLee_MemphisBeat
EPs | Michael Cuesta (Homeland, Dexter), Carol Mendelsohn (CSI), Gerald Cuesta, Paula Milne, Nick Reed, Phil Goldfine, Julie Weitz
DIRECTOR | Michael Cuesta (Homeland, Dexter)
CAST | Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl), Kim Dickens (Treme), Erik Jensen (CSI), Derek Luke (Hawthorne), Madison Moellers, Christina Cole (Chaos)
Based on the British crime drama, the gothic psychological thriller follows a detective who is suddenly afflicted with an autoimmune virus that causes him to hallucinate about subjects in his subconscious. He soon learns that catching killers depends as much on insight as eyesight.

Super Clyde (Comedy)rupert grint
EP | Greg Garcia (Raising Hope)
DIRECTOR | Michael Fresco (Raising Hope, Suburgatory)
CAST | Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Tyler Labine (Animal Practice), Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law), Stephen Fry (Bones)
A single-camera sitcom about a meek fast food worker who decides to become a superhero.

The Surgeon General (Drama)Jason-Isaacs
EP | Samuel Baum (Lie to Me)
DIRECTOR | Rod Lurie (Commander in Chief)
CAST | Jason Isaacs (Awake), Kathryn Morris (Cold Case), Beth Riesgraf (Leverage), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), Mike Colter (The Good Wife, The Following), Katherine McNamara, Christopher Thornton (Rules of Engagement)
Centers around “America’s doctor,” the office of the Surgeon General of the United States.

Untitled NCIS: Los Angeles Spin-Off (Drama)John_Corbett_300
EP | Shane Brennan (NCIS: Los Angeles)
CAST | John Corbett (Sex and the City, United States of Tara), Kim Raver (Grey’s Anatomy), Edwin Hodge (Cougar Town), Miguel Ferrer (NCIS: LA), Scott Grimes (ER), Gillian Alexy (Damages)
The planted pilot, airing as an episode of NCIS: LA (and tentatively titled NCIS: Red), follows a mobile team of agents who live and work together as they cross the country solving crimes.

Untitled Greg Garcia Project (Comedy)Will Arnett Joins CBS Comedy Pilot
EP | Greg Garcia (Raising Hope)
DIRECTOR | James Burrows
CAST | Will Arnett (Up All Night), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Beau Bridges (My Name Is Earl), JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Michael Rapaport (The Mob Doctor)
The multi-cam project revolves around a recently divorced man living with his parents.

Untitled Jim Gaffigan/Peter Tolan Project (Comedy)mira-sorvino120223125809
EPs | Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), Jim Gaffigan
CAST | Jim Gaffigan (My Boys), Mira Sorvino (Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion), Tongayi Chirisa (Crusoe)
Centers on Jim, a guy who lives with his wife Jeannie and five kids in a 2-bedroom New York apartment.

Untitled Julie Rottenberg/Elisa Zuritsky Project (Comedy)DMessing_300
EPs | Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky (Smash)
CAST | Debra Messing (Smash), Paul Adelstein (Private Practice), Maggie Elizabeth Jones (Ben and Kate)
A single-cam comedy about a married mom struggling to balance family, life, and work. An adaptation of the Israeli series Mother’s Day.

Untitled Rob Greenberg Project (Comedy) Jerry O'Connell
EP | Rob Greenberg (How I Met Your Mother)
CAST | Jerry O’Connell (The Defenders), Kal Penn (House), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Chris Smith (Paranormal Activity 3)
A ditched groom moves into a short-term housing complex and makes friends with some older, divorced dudes in the single-cam sitcom.

Untitled Tad Quill Project (Comedy)Matthew Broderick CBS Pilot
EP | Tad Quill (Scrubs)
CAST | Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), recurring star Jennifer Aspen (GCB)
A multi-cam comedy about a recently widowed father who raises his 12-year-old son while jumping back into the dating pool.


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