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

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

Assistance (Comedy)ritter
EPs | Will Ferrell, Adam McKay
CAST | Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23), Alfred Molina (Monday Mornings), Peter Cambor (NCIS: LA, The Wedding Band), Zach Cregger (Guys With Kids),Vinette Robinson (Sherlock)
A fast-moving comedy centered on an idealistic “working girl” assistant who is pulled between her colleague/work husband and her real life fiancé.

About a Boy (Comedy)walton
EP | Jason Katims (Parenthood)
DIRECTOR | Jon Favreau (Revolution, Iron Man)
CAST | David Walton (New Girl), Minnie Driver (The Riches), Anjelah N. Johnson (MADtv), Benjamin Stockham (1600 Penn), Leslie Bibb (GCB), Al Madrigal (The Daily Show)
Based on the book and subsequent 2002 film starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Hoult, the single-cam comedy centers on the relationship between a man-child and the young boy who moves in next door.

After Hours (Drama)brigid-brannagh
EPs | Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (Freaks and Geeks, 90210)
CAST | Jill Flint (Royal Pains), Brigid Brannagh (Army Wives), Ken Leung (Lost), Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under), Brendan Fehr (Roswell) and Jeananne Goossen (Alcatraz)
Follows a team of doctors and nurses working the graveyard shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center.

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EPs | Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk (Fringe)
CAST | Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives), Johnny Sequoyah, Jake McLaughlin (Savages), Delroy Lindo (The Chicago Code), Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time), Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil), Arian Moayed (The Following)
Follows an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.

The Blacklist (Drama)NBC's The Blacklist Spoilers
EPs | Jon Bokenkamp (Perfect Stranger), John Eisendrath (Alias), John Fox, John Davis
CAST | James Spader (The Office), Megan Boone (Law & Order: LA), Ryan Eggold (90210), Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland), Harry Lennix (Dollhouse), Ilfenesh Hadera
The world’s most wanted criminal suddenly turns himself in and offers to give up anyone he’s ever worked with. The catch: He’ll only work with a new FBI agent, one with whom he has no known connection.

EPs | David Graziano (Awake), Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey (Friday Night Lights)
DIRECTOR | Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights)
CAST | Skyler Samuels (The Nine Lives of Chloe King), Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad), KaDee Strickland (Private Practice), Chris Zylka (The Secret Circle), Tzi Ma (24)
The Kill Bill-esque stylized drama follows an orphaned girl named Bird Benson who’s caught between two families of murderers and mercenaries. In order to eventually have a normal life, Bird learns, she must defeat her mother via mortal combat.

Brenda Forever (Comedy)kemper blog
EPs | Andrew Leeds (who plays Bones’ Pelant), David Lampson (This One Time With Julia), Peter Tolan (Rescue Me), Michael Wimer
DIRECTOR | David Wain (Role Models)
CAST | Ellie Kemper (The Office), David Krumholtz (Partners), Stephnie Weir (MADtv), Da’vine Joy Randolph
Consists of stories from Brenda Miller’s past and present, which would mesh together 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 does her own thing. Single-camera.

Donor Party (Comedy)
EPs | Alex Schemmer (Community), Geyer Kosinski (Magic City)
DIRECTOR | Todd Holland
A New Normal-esque ensemble comedy about an irresponsible man forced to grow up when he discovers he has children resulting from his days as a sperm donor.

The Gates (Comedy)KenMarino
EPs | Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith (‘Til Death, Big Day), Aaron Kaplan, Laurence Bowen, Philip Clarke
CAST | Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital), Greg Germann (Ally McBeal), Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings), guest star Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate)
Based on the British series, the single-cam comedy is set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off and revolves around the parents, school staff and the 15-minute social minefield they navigate at the beginning and end of each school day.

Girlfriend in a Coma (Comedy)
EPs | Liz Brixius (Nurse Jackie), Dick Wolf (Law & Order), Peter Jankowski (Law & Order), Danielle Gelber (Chicago Fire)
CAST | Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Daniel Stern (Home Alone), Ann Cusack (Private Practice)
Based on a Douglas Coupland novel, the single-cam comedy centers on a 34-year-old woman who wakes from a coma only to discover she has a 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she never knew about.

Hatfields & McCoys (Drama)V_MAdsen_300
EPs | John Glenn (Eagle Eye), Charlize Theron, AJ Dix, Dawn Olmstead, Beau Flynn
CAST | Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Scoundrels), Rebecca De Mornay (John From Cincinnati), Jesse Lee Soffer (The Mob Doctor), Patrick Flueger (The 4400), Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), Nick Westrate, Annie Ilonzeh (Charlie’s Angels, Switched at Birth), James Remar (Dexter)
Set in present-day Pittsburgh. When a startling death re-ignites the two clans’ legendary battles, the blue collar McCoys will put the Hatfields’ wealth and power at risk as they go to war for control of the city.

Holding Patterns (Comedy)
EPs | Justin Spitzer (The Office), Rachel Kaplan (Do No Harm), Peter Traugott (Samantha Who?)
CAST | Erinn Hayes (Guys With Kids), Humphrey Ker, Kate Lang Johnson (Fired Up), Luka Jones (Up All Night), Nelson Franklin (New Girl)
A multi-cam comedy about a group of friends whose lives are altered after surviving a plane crash.

I Am Victor (Drama)John Stamos Joins Necessary Roughness
EPs | Mark Goffman (White Collar, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip), Katie Jacobs (House), Meghan Lyvers, Daniel Rappaport, Jo Nesbo
CAST | John Stamos (The New Normal, Glee), Megan Dodds (CSI:NY), Matthew Lillard (Scream), Terry Kinney (Oz), Lorenza Izzo (Hemlock Grove), McKaley Miller (Hart of Dixie), Josh Zuckerman (90210)
Based on the upcoming Jo Nesbo novel by the same name, the potential series features Victor Port, a high powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships.

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EPs | Michael Caleo (Sopranos, Rescue Me), Teri Weinberg.
CAST | Blair Underwood (The Event), Brent Sexton (The Killing), Pablo Schreiber (Weeds), Neal Bledsoe (Smash), Spencer Grammer (Greek), Kenneth Choi (Sons of Anarchy)
Based on the ’60s cop drama, a tough, sexy and acerbic police detective is relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting, but is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city.

Joe, Joe and Jane (Comedy)2012 Summer TCA Tour - Day 7
EPs | Joe Port and Joe Weissman (The Office, Just Shoot Me)
CAST | Dave Annable (666 Park Ave.), Sally Pressman (Army Wives), Larry Wilmore (The Daily Show), Will Greenberg (The Office), Lauren Lapkus (Are You There, Chelsea?), Asif Ali
An author is caught in an ongoing war between two needy, flawed people — his wife (played by Pressman) and his co-author/BFF — in the multi-cam project.

The Sixth Gun (Drama)Leverage_AldisHodge
EPs | Newcomer Ryan Condal, Carlton Cuse (Lost), Eric Gitter (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Andy Borne
DIRECTOR | Jeffrey Reiner (Awake)
CAST | Michiel Huisman (Nashville, Treme), Laura Ramsey (The Ruins), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood), Graham McTavish (The Hobbit), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Pedro Pascal (The Good Wife), James LeGros (Ally McBeal), Chin Han (The Dark Knight), Elena Satine (Magic City)
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the supernatural western examines six mythical guns that each have their own otherworldly powers.

Undateable (Comedy)
EPs | Adam Sztykiel (Due Date, Made of Honor), Bill Lawrence (Cougar Town)
CAST | Bianca Kajlich (Rules of Engagement), Ron Funches, guest star Briga Heelan (Cougar Town)
The multi-cam project centers on a group of young friends dubbed the “Undateables” whose lives are altered when a more confident character enters their world.

Untitled DJ Nash/Jason Bateman Project (Comedy)Posey
EPs | DJ Nash (Bent), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Jim Garavente (Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium)
CAST | Parker Posey (Louie, The Good Wife), J.K. Simmons (The Closer), Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley
The single-camera sitcom centers on a son who idolizes his blind father and enjoys his mom’s newfound adolescence after his folks divorce and ultimately grow closer.

Untitled Greg Daniels/Owen Ellickson Project (Comedy)Craig Robinson
EPs | Greg Daniels (The Office), Owen Ellickson, Tracy Katsky, Howard Klein, Mark Schulman
CAST | Craig Robinson (The Office), Jean Smart (Hawaii Five-0), Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games), Amanda Lund, Larenz Tate
A talented musician (Robinson) with rough edges adjusts to his new life as a music teacher in a big-city middle school, where he encounters teacher politics and the temptations of single moms. Single-camera.

Untitled Greg Daniels/Robert Padnick Project (Comedy)
EPs | Robert Padnick (The Office), Greg Daniels (The Office)
CAST | Mike Castle, Adhir Kalyan (Rules of Engagement), Ellen Woglom (Californication), Eric Andre (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23)
Centers on a group of friends in their 20s navigating the trials and tribulations of dating. The pilot focuses on bright eyed and vulnerable Matthew, being pushed by his three best friends to get back on the dating horse.

Untitled Lorne Michaels/John Mulaney Project (Comedy)John Mulaney
EPs | Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), Dave Becky (Louie), and David Miner and Andrew Singer (30 Rock)
CAST | John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live), Martin Short (SCTV), Elliott Gould (Friends), Nasim Pedrad (Saturday Night Live), Seaton Smith
The multi-camera project is based loosely on Mulaney’s life and will follow a group of young people and their hijinks.

Untitled Rand Ravich Project (Drama)gillian anderson
EPs | Rand Ravich and Far Shariat (Life)
CAST | Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Dermot Mulroney (New Girl), Rachael Taylor (666 Park Avenue), Michael Beach (Third Watch), James Lafferty (One Tree Hill), Lance Gross (House of Payne), Halston Sage (How to Rock), Max Martini (Revenge), Max Schneider (How to Rock), Joshua Erenberg (Suburgatory)
Examines what happens when an unlikely puppeteer pulls Washington’s elite — including the President of the United States — into an international conspiracy.

Untitled Michael J. Fox Project (Comedy)MJFox_TVLand_300
EPs | Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town), Will Gluck (Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Easy A)
CAST | Michael J. Fox (Spin City), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Kate Finneran (I Hate My Teenage Daughter), Wendell Pierce (Treme), Juliette Goglia (Easy A), Ana Nogueira
The single-cam comedy, which has already received a 22-episode order, is inspired by Fox’s real life and stars him as Mike Burnaby, a husband and father of three in New York City juggling the challenges of family and career while dealing with Parkinson’s disease.

Untitled Jessica Simpson Project (Comedy)jessica simpson blog
EPs | Jessica Simpson, Nick Bakay, Ben Silverman, Joe Simpson
CAST | Jessica Simpson
The pilot presentation for the potential multi-cam series is inspired by the fashion magnate, pop singer, Weight Watchers spokeswoman and former Newlywed.

Untitled Victor Fresco Project (Comedy)Sean Hayes
EPs | Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted), Todd Milliner (Hot in Cleveland)
CAST | Sean Hayes (Will & Grace), Linda Lavin (Alice), Echo Kellum (Ben and Kate), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911!), Lindsay Sloane (Weeds, Grosse Pointe), Samantha Isler, guest star/recurring Vik Sahay (Chuck)
A multi-cam sitcom about a man attempting to both parent the teenage daughter who just moved in and appease a temperamental new boss.

Welcome to the Family (Comedy)omalley300
EP | Mike Sikowitz (Rules of Engagement)
CAST | Mike O’Malley (Glee), Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight), Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), Justina Machado (Private Practice, Six Feet Under), Ella Rae Peck (Deception, Gossip Girl), Joey Haro (Glee, Awkward), Aramis Knight
In the single-cam comedy, 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.

Wonderland (Drama)
EPs | Anthony Zuiker (CSI), Whit Anderson, Matt Weinberg, JoAnn Alfano, Margaret Riley
The project will use Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel as a point of origin, but will be built around a new character named Clara. Alice will have assumed the role of Wonderland’s evil queen, and thus will be the woman Clara wages war against.

For easy access: Review our always-updated list of this year’s pilots for ABCCBSThe CWFox and NBC.

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