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Pilot Season '16: Scoop on This Fall's (Possible) New Shows, Who's In Them

Pilot Season Guide

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Our running update of pilots ordered for the 2016-17 TV season, going network by network (EPs = executive producers):

FREQUENCY (Drama)
WRITER: Jeremy Carver
OTHER EPs: Toby Emmerich, John Rickard, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz
Peyton List FrequencyCAST: Peyton List (The Flash, The Tomorrow People), Riley Smith (Nashville), Mekhi Phifer (ER), Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie), Anthony Ruivivar (Banshee, American Horror Story), Devin Kelley (Resurrection), Daniel Bonjour (The Walking Dead)
In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, also a detective, who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.

Joshua Sasse No TomorrowNO TOMORROW (Drama)
WRITER: Corrine Brinkerhoff
OTHER EPs: Scott McCabe & Tory Stanton
CAST: Tori Anderson (The L.A. Complex), Joshua Sasse (Galavant), Amy Pietz (The Nine Lives of Chloe King), Sarayu Blue (The Real O’Neals), Jesse Rath (Defiance)
When a risk-averse female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, it leads to comedic and poignant results as they embark on a quest to fulfill their individual bucket lists.

Riverdale Casting News CWRIVERDALE (Drama)
WRITER: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
OTHER EPs: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater
CAST: KJ Apa, Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody), Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack), Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210), Mädchen Amick (Witches of East End), Marisol Nichols (Teen Wolf, 24), Camila Mendes, Ashleigh Murray, Madelaine Petsch, recurring stars Ross Butler, Daniel Yang and Cody Kearsley
Set in present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, this surprising and subversive take on Archie and friends explores the surrealism of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade. (Get character details.)

TRANSYLVANIA (Drama)
WRITER: Hugh Sterbakov
OTHER EPs: Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Applebaum, Scott Rosenberg
CAST: Laura Brent (Legends of the Seeker), Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion), Amrita Acharia (Game of Thrones) Sofia Penas (The Young & the Restless), Evan Stern
In 1880, a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father ventures from NYC to Transylvania, where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard detective. Together, they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.

UNTITLED MARS PROJECT (Drama)
WRITER: Doris Egan
OTHER EPs: Frank Marshall, Robert Zotnowski
CAST: Georgina Haig (Fringe, Once Upon a Time), Neal Bledsoe (The Mysteries of Laura), Mouzam Makkar (The Vampire Diaries, The Following), Carl Beukes (Dominion), Tongayi Chirisa (The Jim Gaffigan Show), Peter Mark Kendall (Chicago Med, The Americans), America Olivo (Chicago P.D.), Mark Leslie Ford
Explorers arrive on Mars to join its first human colony, only to discover that their predecessors have vanished.  Led by a woman whose husband is among the missing, the colonists are forced to change their mission from exploration/settlement to investigation/survival, while navigating the hostile planet and their own personal demons.

UNTITLED PARANORMAL PROJECT (Drama)
WRITER: Kevin Williamson
OTHER EPs: David Nutter (director)
CAST: Megan West (How to Get Away with Murder), Bailey Chase (Longmire) Matt Passmore (Satisfaction), Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl)
A young woman seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena.

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