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Pilot Season Guide

FoxOur running update of pilots ordered for the 2017-18 TV season, going network by network (EPs = executive producers):

WRITERS: Jim Cashman, Mitch Silpa
OTHER EPs: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone
CAST: Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Annie Mumolo (About a Boy), Sharif Atkins (White Collar), Ursula Parker (Louie), Miguel Pinzon (Mystery Girls), Sawyer Barth
An unconventional family is formed when a successful type A man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other’s lives but also living under one roof in the single-cam comedy.

WRITERS: Neal Baer, Dawn DeNoon
OTHER EPs: Jessica Shulman
Each week: three challenging medical cases.  In the end, two will live, one will die.  Their doctor — with a clinical fear of death — never stops fighting the odds.

B.J. Britt Black Bachelor UnrealBEHIND ENEMY LINES (Drama)
WRITER: Nikki Toscano
OTHER EPs: McG, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, John Davis, John Fox, Albert Page
CAST: B.J. Britt (UnREAL, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Marg Helgenberger (CSI), Benito Martinez (American Crime), Colm Feore (House of Cards, Revolution), Gabriel Chavarria (East Los High), Melia Kreiling (Tyrant), Willa Fitzgerald (Scream), Dylan Bruno (Numbr3s)
Described as “loosely based on the hit movie,” serving up “a military soap thriller wherein a group of U.S. soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines.” The “distinctly patriotic series” will present “a multi-perspective narrative” that closely follows the soldiers on the ground, and the officers and service men and women on a nearby aircraft carrier, along with intelligence officers in D.C. as they attempt to bring the heroes home safely and under the radar.

Adam Scott Craig Robinson GhostedGHOSTED (Comedy)
WRITER: Tom Gormican
OTHER EPs: Adam Scott, Craig Robinson, Kevin Etten
CAST: Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Craig Robinson (The Office), Edi Patterson (Vice Principals), Ally Walker (Colony, Sons of Anarchy), Adeel Akhtar (The Night Manager)
In the single-camera comedy, a cynical skeptic (Robinson) and a genius “true believer” (Scott) in the paranormal are recruited by The Bureau Underground to look into the rampant “unexplained” activity in Los Angeles — all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race.

Dylan McDermott LA --> Vegas Cast PilotLA -> VEGAS (Comedy)
WRITER: Lon Zimmet
OTHER EPs: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy
CAST: Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project), Olivia Macklin (The Young Pope), Kim Matula (UnReal)
A single-cam ensemble workplace comedy about a group of underdogs trying to find their place in the world, set on the Friday night flight from LAX to Vegas and the returning flight on Sunday, who all share the same goal: to come back a winner in the casino of life.

Gilmore Girls Revival Lauren Graham FavoriteLINDA FROM HR (Comedy)
WRITERS: Geoff Barbanell, Itai Grunfeld
OTHER EPs: Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Dana Honor
CAST: Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls, Parenthood), Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings), Michael Landes (Special Unit 2, Lois & Clark), Ryan Michelle Bathe (This Is Us), Dominic Burgess (FEUD: Bette and Joan), Ellis Rubin
All it takes is one bad decision to throw Linda from HR’s monotonous, unfulfilled life into an exciting but dangerous tailspin of balancing work life, home life and a secret that could unravel everything in this single-cam comedy.

'Ted 2' film premiere, New York, America - 24 Jun 2015ORVILLE (Drama) — STRAIGHT TO SERIES
WRITER: Seth MacFarlane
OTHER EPs: Jon Favreau, Liz Heldens
CAST: Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), Adrianne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Penny Johnson Jerald (Castle), Scott Grimes (ER), Peter Macon (Shameless), J Lee (Family Guy), Halston Sage (Crisis)
Set 300 years in the future, the hourlong dramedy follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar Fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before.

WRITER: Liz Heldens
OTHER EPs: Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Adam Kassan, Matt Reeves, author Justin Cronin
Based on New York Times bestseller, the project begins as a character-driven government conspiracy thriller and morphs into a post-apocalyptic saga with vampires. The series spans over a century and focuses on a young girl named Amy who must save the human race.

Matt Czuchry The ResidentTHE RESIDENT (Drama)
WRITERS: Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi
OTHER EPs: Oly Obst, Antoine Fuqua
CAST: Manish Dayal (Halt and Catch Fire, 90210), Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife), Emily VanCamp (Revenge), Bruce Greenwood (The People v. O.J. Simpson), Valerie Cruz (The Following)
An idealistic young doctor begins his first day under the supervision of a tough, brilliant senior resident who pulls the curtain back on all of the good and evil in modern day medicine.  Lives may be saved or lost, but expectations will always be shattered.

Bridgit Mendler Cast Thin Ice Fox Comedy Pilot AntarcticaTHIN ICE (Comedy)
WRITERS: Liz Meriwether, Ed Macdonald, Mark Grimmer
OTHER EPs: Katherine Pope
CAST: Bridgit Mendler (Undateable, Good Luck Charlie), Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars), Ramona Young (The Real O’Neals), Jane Curtin (3rd Rock From the Sun), Isiah Whitlock Jr. (Law & Order: SVU)
The single-camera project centers on a woman who reclaims her dreams when she finds herself at the end of the earth — in Antarctica — surrounded by a group of brilliant misfits.

Eva Longoria EmpireTYPE A (Comedy)
WRITER: Lesley Wake-Webster
OTHER EPs: Jason Winer
CAST: Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Ken Marino (Party Down), Kyle Bornheimer (Casual), Steve Harris (The Practice), Andy Richter (Conan), Dulce Sloan
A single-cam office comedy about a group of consultants hand-picked to do the dirty work most professionals can’t handle: layoffs, downsizing, generally delivering horrible news.  To everyone else, they’re the enemy – to each other, they’re family. Loosely based on the book Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James.

Stephen Moyer Cast Fox Marvel Mutant Drama X-MenUNTITLED MARVEL ACTION-ADVENTURE SERIES (Drama)
WRITER: Matt Nix
OTHER EPs: Jeph Loeb, Bryan Singer
DIRECTOR: Bryan Singer
CAST: Stephen Moyer (True Blood), Amy Acker (Person of Interest), Jamie Chung (Gotham), Coby Bell (Burn Notice), Blair Redford (Switched at Birth), Sean Teale (Reign, Incorporated), Natalie Alyn Lind (The Goldbergs), Emma Dumont (Aquarius, Bunheads), Percy Hynes White (Between)
Focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Archie Panjabi Cast Fox Drama Pilot College Sexual AssaultUNTITLED UNIVERSITY PROJECT (fka Controversy) (Drama)
WRITER: Sheldon Turner
OTHER EPs: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra, Judy Smith, Jennifer Klein, Charlie Gogolak
CAST: Archie Panjabi (Blindspot, The Good Wife), Anthony Edwards (ER), Christine Lahti (The Good Wife, Chicago Hope), Austin Stowell (Public Morals, The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Erin Moriarty (Jessica Jones), Robbie Jones (Hellcats), Vince Nappo (NCIS, Reign), Saycon Sengbloh (Scandal), Griffin Freeman (The Walking Dead, The Goldbergs)
The Junior Counsel of a prestigious Illinois university must deal with an out-of-control scandal when a young co-ed accuses several star football players of sexual assault.  From the football coaches and boosters who wield outsize influence, to a university administration under siege, the series explores the type of high-profile controversy all-too familiar on today’s college campuses, as well as the corrosive, dangerous nature of institutional power.


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