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Pilot Season '15: Scoop on This Fall's (Possible) New Shows, Who's In Them

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ANGEL FROM HELL (Comedy)Jane Lynch Angel From Hell
WRITER: Tad Quill
CAST: Jane Lynch (Glee), Maggie Lawson (Psych)
When Amy enters Allison’s life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts.

CODE BLACK (Drama)Marcia Gay Harden Pilot
WRITER: Michael Seitzman
OTHER EPs: David Semel, Marti Noxon, Linda Goldstein-Knowlton, Ryan McGarry
CAST: Marcia Gay Harden (Trophy Wife), Maggie Grace (Lost), Ben Hollingsworth (Cult, The Tomorrow People), Bonnie Somerville (Cashmere Mafia)
Medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff confronts a broken system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most. Based on the feature documentary produced and directed by Ryan McGarry.

Anna Gunn Criminal Minds SpinoffCRIMINAL MINDS SPINOFF (Drama)
WRITER: Erica Messer
OTHER EPs: Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper
CAST: Gary Sinise (CSI: NY), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Tyler James Williams (The Walking Dead), Daniel Henney (Revolution)
Focuses on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad.

DOUBT (Drama)KaDee Strickland
WRITER: Tony Phelan, Joan Rater
OTHER EPs: Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly
CAST: Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black), KaDee Strickland (Private Practice), Dulé Hill (Psych), Elliott Gould (Ray Donovan), Dreama Walker (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23), Teddy Sears (Masters of Sex)
A smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm shockingly gets romantically involved with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.

FOR JUSTICE (Drama)Phylicia Rashad For Justice CBS Drama Pilot
WRITER: Rene Balcer
DIRECTOR: Ava DuVernay (Selma)
OTHER EPs: Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, Berry Welsh
CAST: Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show), Anika Noni Rose (The Good Wife), Rachel Boston (Witches of East End), Tim Blake Nelson (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?), Mario Van Peebles, Leonardo Nam
An FBI agent who works in the Criminal Section of the Department of Civil Rights Division finds herself caught between the radical family she was born into and the professional family she has chosen. Based on James Patterson’s debut novel The Thomas Berryman Number.

THE HALF OF IT (Comedy/Multi-Cam)
WRITER: Mike Gibbons
CAST: Jon Dore (How To Live With Your Parents), Morgan Krantz (Switched at Birth)
Newly divorced dad revels in the fact that he now gets to keep half his stuff, which is more than he ever had when he was married.

HAPPY LIFE (fka JOE TIME) (Comedy/Multi-Cam)Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Cast Steven Weber Thomas Jefferson
WRITER: Bill Wrubel
CAST: Steven Weber (Chasing Life), Minnie Driver (About a Boy), Duane Martin (All of Us), Eric Petersen (Kirstie), Rita Moreno (Happily Divorced), Alli Kinzel, Noland Ammon
Joe is a family man who struggles with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is.

Daniel Sharman CBS PilotLFE (Drama)
WRITERS: Paul Downs Colaizzo
OTHER EPs: Dan Jinks
CAST: Daniel Sharman (The Originals), Melissa Leo (Treme), Ana Kayne (Rescue Me), Annie Funke
A medical procedural about second-year residents at a top NYC hospital who struggle to “balance their god complexes with their humanity.”

LIFE IN PIECES (Comedy/Single-Cam)Colin Hanks Life in Pieces
WRITER: Justin Adler
OTHER EPs: Aaron Kaplan
CAST: Colin Hanks (Fargo), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), James Brolin (Castle), Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom), Angelique Cabral (Enlisted), Dianne Wiest (In Treatment), Dan Bakkedahl (The Mindy Project), Zoe Lister Jones
A comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members.

Limitless TV ShowLIMITLESS (Drama)
WRITER: Craig Sweeny
OTHER EPs: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Neil Berger, Bradley Cooper
CAST: Jake McDorman (Greek), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Hill Harper (Covert Affairs), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Grimm)
Picking up where the 2011 film left off, the drama follows Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.

THE MISTAKE (Comedy/Multi-Cam)
WRITERS: Shana Goldberg-Meehan, Scott Silveri, David Mandel
OTHER EPs: Andy Ackerman
CAST: Julianna Guill (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce)
A couple who just “finished” raising their kids discover they are pregnant.

RUSH HOUR (Drama)
WRITERS: Bill Lawrence & Blake McCormick
OTHER EPs: Arthur Sarkissian, Brett Ratner, Jeff Ingold
CAST: Jon Foo, Justin Hires (21 Jump Street, Key & Peele), Aimee Garcia (Dexter), Jessika Van, Page Kennedy (Backstrom)
A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner. (Based on the feature film.)

SNEAKY PETE (Drama)giovanni-ribisi-sneaky-pete-cbs-pilot-cast
WRITERS: David Shore, Bryan Cranston
OTHER EPs: James Degus, Erin Gunn
CAST: Margo Martindale (The Millers), Giovanni Ribisi, Peter Gerety (Prime Suspect), Shane Mcrae
Upon leaving prison, a thirtysomething con man takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. “Sneaky Pete” then hides out from his debtors while working for his new “family’s” bail bond business. There he uses his considerable charm and criminal prowess to take down bad guys far worse than himself, partnering with a very attractive female “cousin” who has her suspicions about his real motives.

SUPER CLYDE (Comedy/Single-Cam)Charlie McDermott CBS Pilot
WRITER: Greg Garcia
CAST: Charlie McDermott (The Middle), Mark Addy (Still Standing)
A meek, unassuming fast-food worker finds his calling.

 

Supergirl Melissa BenoistSUPERGIRL (Drama)
WRITERS: Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti
OTHER EPs: Sarah Schechter, Andrew Kreisberg
CAST: Melissa Benoist (Glee), Mehcad Brooks (Desperate Housewives), Laura Benanti (Nashville), Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), David Harewood (Selfie, Homeland) and guest stars Helen Slater (the film Supergirl), Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Jeremy Jordan (Smash)
Kara Zor-El escaped her home planet of Krypton amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has concealed the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now, at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

TAXI-22 (Comedy/Single-Cam)John Leguizamo The Good Wife
WRITER: Tad Quill
OTHER EPs: Francois Flamand & Patrick Huard, Nancy Sanders, Mark Armstrong, Dennis Erdman & Clark Peterson, James Gandolfini, John Leguizamo, Jeff Golenberg, Sam Maydew
CAST: John Leguizamo, Lenny Venito (The Neighbors)
Centers on a misanthropic and politically incorrect NYC cab driver. Based on the French-Canadian series of the same name.

adam-brodyUNTITLED O’SHANNON/WARREN PROJECT (Comedy)
WRITERs: Dan O’Shannon, Peter Warren
OTHER EPs: Dennis Erdman, Clark Peterson, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum
CAST: Adam Brody (The O.C.), Kelly O’Sullivan (Sirens), Tyler Labine (Reaper), Janina Gavankar (The Mysteries of Laura)
A group of friends and family at three different times in their lives.

UNTITLED PHELAN & RATER (Drama)
WRITERS: Tony Phelan & Joan Rater
OTHER EPs: Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly
CAST: TBD
A smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm gets romantically involved with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.

UNTITLED TOMMY JOHNAGIN (Comedy/Mulit-Cam)Once Upon a Time Season 3 Cast Joanna Garcia Swisher
WRITERS: Tommy Johnagin, Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker
OTHER EPs: Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold
CAST: JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Once Upon a Time), Kevin Nealon (Weeds), Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm In the Middle), Talia Tabin (Parks and Recreation)
Inspired by Johnagin’s life, a standup comic raises a family in the small Midwestern town where he grew up.

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