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

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BLINDSPOT (Drama)Jaimie Alexander Blindspot
WRITER: Martin Gero
OTHER EPs: Greg Berlanti
CAST: Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Sullivan Stapleton (Strike Back), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Broadchurch), Ashley Johnson (The Killing)
A beautiful  woman, with no memories of her past, is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI who begin to follow the road map on her body to reveal a larger conspiracy of crime while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.

CHICAGO MED (Drama)Chicago Med Laurie Holden
WRITERS: Derek Haas, Michael Brandt, Matt Olmstead, Dick Wolf
CAST: S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Yaya DaCosta (Whitney), Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless), Oliver Platt (Fargo)
A planted spinoff about a hospital that will air as Episode 19 of Chicago Fire.

Michael Chiklis Cuckoo NBCCUCKOO (Comedy/Single-Cam)
WRITERS: Robin French, Kieron Quirke, Tim Long
OTHER EPs: Ash Atalla
CAST: Michael Chiklis (American Horror Story: Freak Show), Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory), Rachel DiPillo (Jane the Virgin), Flula Borg, Griffin Gluck (Red Band Society)
Based on the British series, the comedy revolves around a daughter who returns home from a summer abroad married to a charming but infuriating eccentric named Cuckoo, much to her father’s annoyance.

Adan Canto Fuentes WomenTHE CURSE OF THE FUENTES WOMEN (Drama)
WRITER: Silvio Horta
OTHER EPs: Andrew Maher
CAST: Adan Canto (The Following), Christina Vidal, Daphne Rubin-Vega (Smash), Rachel Ticotin, Katie Sarife, Sonia Braga (Royal Pains)
When a magical and mysterious young man inexplicably emerges from the ocean, he breathes new passion into the lives of the Fuentes women – the beautiful but lonely Lola, her ailing mother Esperanza and her troubled daughter Soledad.

ENDGAME (Drama)Wesley Snipes Endgame Pilot
WRITER: John Rogers
OTHER EPs: John Davis
CAST: Wesley Snipes, Philip Winchester (Strike Back), Charity Wakefield (Mockingbird Lane), Cara Buono (Mad Men)
In the high stakes world of Las Vegas, a former sniper turned security expert is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order to save innocent lives.

David Lyons Game of SilenceGAME OF SILENCE (Drama)
WRITER: David Hudgins
OTHER EPs: Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz
CAST: David Lyons (Revolution), Michael Raymond-James (Once Upon a Time), Larenz Tate (Rush), Bre Blair (We Are Men), Conor O’Farrell (CSI), Demetrius Grosse (Justified, Banshee), Claire van der Boom
A rising attorney on the brink of success could lose his perfectly crafted life when his long lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past.

HEART MATTERS (Drama)Dave-annable-red-band-society
WRITER: Jill Gordon
OTHER EPs: Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling
CAST: Melissa George (The Slap, Alias), Dave Annable (Red Band Society, Brothers & Sisters), Jamie Kennedy, Shelley Conn (Terra Nova), Maya Erskine (Man Seeking Woman), Don Hany, Joshua Leonard, JLouis Mills
Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato, this medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panettiere, one of the rare female heart transplant surgeons. Alex brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life.

HOW WE LIVE (Comedy/Single-Cam)Raising Hope Chris Klein
WRITERS: Steven Cragg, Brian Bradley
OTHER EPs: David Janollari
CAST: Lindsay Price (Lipstick Jungle), Chris Klein (Wilfred), Sam Huntington (Being Human), Jared Gertner (Submissions Only), Briga Heelan (Ground Floor)
An anthropologist blogger moves to the suburbs with his wife and quickly discovers the fascinating habitat and mating rituals of a new undiscovered species: his suburban friends and neighbors.

WRITER: Diana Son
OTHER EPs: Mikkel Bondesen, Kristen Campo
CAST: Rockmond Dunbar (The Mentalist), Cynthia McWilliams (Real Husbands of Hollywood), Colin Donnell (Arrow), Monet Mazur (Castle), Cynthia McWilliams, Brian Tee, Nadine Velazquez
Race, sexuality and gender roles collide when three diverse couples put modern marriage to the test.

PEOPLE ARE TALKING (Comedy/Multi-Cam)Mark-Paul Gosselaar People Are Talking
OTHER EPs: Will Packer
CAST: Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash), Tone Bell (Bad Judge), Bresha Webb (Grey’s Anatomy), Brooke Ishibashi
A comedy examining sex, race and everything else your parents told you never to talk about.

PROBLEM CHILD (Comedy/Single-Cam)Matthew Lillard Problem Child
WRITER: Scot Armstrong
OTHER EPs: Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Brian Grazer
CAST: Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital), Matthew Lillard (The Bridge)
A comedy about two parents struggling to raise a hellish child, based on the 1990 John Ritter film.

SHARING (Comedy/Single-Cam)Christine Taylor Sharing
WRITER: Jeremy Bronson, Damian Lanigan (Story By)
OTHER EPs: Jimmy Fallon, Rick Schwartz
CAST: Christine Taylor (Dodgeball), Stephen Schneider (Chasing Life), Jack Carpenter (The Good Wife), Greta Lee (New Girl), Jerry Minor (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Community)
A workplace comedy about the different groups of people working side by side in a shared office space.

STRANGE CALLS (Comedy/Single-Cam)Hot in Cleveland Danny Pudi
WRITER: Blake McCormick
OTHER EPs: Aaron Kaplan, Tracey Robertson
CAST: Danny Pudi (Community), Daniel Stern, Allison Miller, Aliyah Royale
Based on the Australian format, an affable but down on his luck young police officer is transferred to a rural town where — with the help of a peculiar elderly night watchman — he starts to realize the town has a bizarre supernatural underbelly.

feldman-ferreraSUPERSTORE (Comedy/Single-Cam)
WRITER: Justin Spitzer
OTHER EPs: Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad
CAST: Ben Feldman (A to Z, Mad Men), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Nichole Bloom (Shameless)
A comedy about a group of employees at a big box store who quickly learn that there’s much more to their ho-hum jobs — like love, friendship, and the surprises of everyday moments – than they thought.

TAKE IT FROM US (Comedy/Multi-Cam)
WRITERS: Greg Malins, Barry Schwartz
OTHER EPs: Jonathan Berry
CAST: Stacey Farber (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Andy Ridings (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
A couple tells their son the lessons they learned growing up in the 90’s in hopes that he avoids making the same mistakes.

Eva Longoria TelenovelaTELENOVELA (Comedy/Single-Cam) — STRAIGHT TO SERIES
WRITERS: Chrissy Pietrosh, Jessica Goldstein
OTHER EPs: Eva Longoria, Ben Spector
CAST: Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Jose Moreno Brooks, Alex Meneses (Everybody Loves Raymond), Alex Meneses
A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into the making of a telenovela and its star (Longoria), who strives to stay on top in a world where the drama off-camera is better than it is on-camera.

UNVEILED (Drama)Liam McIntyre Unveiled
WRITER: John Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart
OTHER EPs: Mark Burnett, Roma Downey
CAST: Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Stephan James (Selma), Will Kemp (Petals in the Wind), Connie Nielsen (The Good Wife), Dana Davis (Franklin & Bash), Mouzam Makkar
A one-hour drama following an ensemble of flawed guardian angels who intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives.

WRITER: Aseem Batra
OTHER EPs: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
CAST: Michael Cassidy (Men at Work), Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) Rizwan Manji (Backstrom)
A politically incorrect comedy centered on best friends Dale and Georgie, whose relationship is upended when he starts dating the “perfect” woman.

WRITERS: Jerrod Carmichael, Nick Stoller
OTHER EPs: Ravi Nandan, D Scott Ellis
CAST: Jerrod Carmichael, Amber West, Loretta Devine, David Alan Grier, Lil Rel Howery
Inspired by the stand-up comedian’s life and relationships with his girlfriend and family.

WRITERS: Sherry Bilsing-Graham, Ellen Kreamer
OTHER EPs: Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman
CAST: Monica Potter (Parenthood), Josh Hopkins (Cougar Town), Eddie Cibrian (Third Watch), Donald Faison (Scrubs, The Exes), Rory Scovel (Ground Floor), Allie MacDonald
A woman juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands, which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again.

WRITER: Suzanne Martin
OTHER EPs: Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner
CAST: Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement), Carrie Preston (The Good Wife), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Stacy Keach (Prison Break), Carlease Burke (Switched at Birth), Mia Serafino
In this multigenerational family comedy, things backfire on recent empty-nesters when their two adult daughters move back home.

WRITER: David DiGilio
OTHER EPs: Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald
CAST: Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0), Natalie Martinez (Under the Dome), Holt McCallany (Lights Out), Lance Gross, Rila Fukushima (Arrow)
In a grounded, contemporary multicultural and sometimes magical milieu, a damaged heroine works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master to bring down an international crime lord.

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