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


48 HOURS ‘TIL MONDAY (Comedy/Single-Cam)Rob Riggle Fox Comedy
WRITER: Charlie Grandy
OTHER EPs: Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan
CAST: Jane Curtin (Unforgettable), Rob Riggle (Modern Family), Merrin Dungey (Once Upon a Time), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Major Crimes), Joe Spano (NCIS)
A show about one husband’s desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell.

WRITER: Jay Lacopo
OTHER EPs: Gail Berman
CAST: Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath (Being Human), James Earl (Ground Floor)
Celebrates the mistakes and misadventures people make during the years after college before settling down.

DETOUR (Comedy/Single-Cam)Peter Gallagher Detour Cast
WRITER: Steve Franks
OTHER EPs: Rivers Cuomo, Willie Mercer, Chris Henze and Dan Field
CAST: Ben Aldridge (Reign), Peter Gallagher (Covert Affairs), Olivia Thirlby (Bored to Death), Affion Crockett
Inspired by the real life story of Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo, a rock star who made the unexpected choice at the age of 30 to quit his band and go back to college.

Fantasy Life Kevin Connolly Fox Pilot OrderFANTASY LIFE (Comedy/Multi-Cam Hybrid)
WRITER: Tim McAuliffe
OTHER EPs: Kevin Connolly, Matthew Berry, Michael Rotenberg, Jonathan Berry, Greg Walter and Troy Zien
CAST: Kevin Connolly (Entourage), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), James Caan (Las Vegas), Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), Chris McDonald (Boardwalk Empire), Chaz Lamar Shepherd (7th Heaven), Kimberley Crossman
When a hard-working guy lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show, he’s forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never thought he could be. Based on Matthew Berry’s book of the same name.

FRANKENSTEIN (Drama)Tim DeKay Frankenstein Pilot
WRITER: Rand Ravich
OTHER EPs: Howard Gordon
CAST: Rob Kazinsky (True Blood), Tim DeKay (White Collar), Adhir Kalyan (Rules of Engagement), Dilshad Vadsaria (Revenge, Greek), Ciara Bravo (Red Band Society)
Ray Pritchard, a morally corrupt retired cop, is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose.

Rob Lowe The GrinderTHE GRINDER (Comedy/Single-Cam)
WRITERS: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel
OTHER EPs: Nicholas Stoller, Jake Kasdan, Rob Lowe
CAST: Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation), Fred Savage (The Wonder Years), Mary Elizabeth Ellis (New Girl), Natalie Morales (Parks & Recreation), William Devane (24: Live Another Day)
Rob Lowe stars as beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson (aka “The Grinder”). When his long-running hit series comes to an end, he finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small hometown, thinking he has the experience to take over his family’s law firm.

LUCIFER (Drama)Rush - Season 1
WRITER: Tom Kapinos
OTHER EPs: Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Len Wiseman
CAST: Tom Ellis (Once Upon a Time, Rush), Lauren German (Chicago Fire), D.B. Woodside (24), Rachael Harris (Suits), Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow)
Based on the DC Comics imprint Vertigo’s Lucifer, it follows the Lord of Hell as he abdicates his throne and kingdom to make camp in Los Angeles, where he will help the LAPD punish criminals.

WRITER: Neil Cross
OTHER EPs: Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Idris Elba
Based on the format and from the same creators of the successful and award-winning BBC series. Centers on John Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

MINORITY REPORT (Drama)Meagan Good Minority Report
WRITER: Max Borenstein
OTHER EPs: Kevin Falls, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, D Mark Mylod
CAST: Meagan Good (Deception), Stark Sands (NYC 22), Laura Regan (Mad Men), Wilmer Valderrama (That ’70s Show), Daniel London, Li Jun Li
Ten years after the end of Precrime in Washington, D.C., one of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life, but remains haunted by visions the future, when he meets a detective haunted by her past, who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.

WRITER: Todd Harthan
OTHER EPs: Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen
CAST: Morris Chestnut (Legends), Jaina Lee Ortiz (The After), Maggie Elizabeth Jones (Ben and Kate)
This close-ended, investigative series centers around the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the top private pathologist in all of Miami.  As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss.

Joe Manganiello, Michael Bastian and GILT Celebrate The Launch Of The MB Chronowing SmartwatchSCREAM QUEENS (Horror-Comedy) — STRAIGHT TO SERIES
WRITERS: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk
OTHER EPs: Ian Brennan, Dante Di Loreto, D Murphy
CAST: Emma Roberts (American Horror Story), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Lea Michele (Glee), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Keke Palmer (Masters of Sex), Nick Jonas (Kingdom), Ariana Grande, Nasim Pedrad (Mulaney), Oliver Hudson (Nashville)
An anthology series, the first season of which revolves around a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders.

STUDIO CITY (Drama)Eric McCormack Studio City
WRITER: Krista Vernoff
OTHER EPs: John Wells, Andrew Stearn
CAST: Eric McCormack (Perception), Heather Graham (Flowers In the Attic), Florence Pugh, Jeanine Mason (Bunheads), Riley Smith (True Blood), Samantha Logan (The Fosters), Jordan Calloway (Drumline: A New Beat), Timothy Granaderos, recurring guest star Chris Daughtry (American Idol), who will also write original music
A coming-of-age drama about a young singer’s path to stardom as she lives with her songwriter father — who happens to be a drug dealer to the stars.

UNTITLED DANA KLEIN PROJECT (Comedy/Multi-Cam)Jenna Elfman Dana Klein Project
WRITER: Dana Klein
OTHER EPs: Aaron Kaplan, Kapital Entertainment
CAST: Jenna Elfman (Growing Up Fisher), Matt Letscher (The Carrie Diaries), Brian Austin Green (The Wedding Band), Liza Lapira (Super Fun Night), Peter Riegert (Dads), Nancy Lenehan, Izzy Watts
A multi-camera family comedy told from the point-of-view of a working mom who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law.

John Stamos on Fox ComedyUNTITLED JOHN STAMOS PROJECT (Comedy/Single-Cam)
WRITER: Danny Chun
OTHER EPs: Dan Fogelman, John Stamos
CAST: John Stamos (Galavant), Josh Peck (Drake & Josh), Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), Kelly Jenrette
Revolves around a longtime bachelor whose life is upended when in one fell swoop he discovers he’s a father … and a grandfather.


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