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Pilot Season 2019: Scoop on This Fall's (Possible) New Shows, Who's In Them

Pilot Season Guide

FoxOur running update of pilots ordered for the 2019-20 TV season, going network by network (EPs = executive producers):

ADAM & EVE (Comedy)
WRITER: Jon Beckerman
OTHER EPs: Claude Meunier, Luc Wiseman
CAST: Odette Annable (Supergirl), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars)
Based on the French-Canadian format, the single-cam comedy follows one couple at three stages of their relationship — young and passionate, middle-aged with kids, and navigating retirement. It’s a comedy about the big questions: What makes a marriage last? Do people ever really change?  And, after 40 years together, why can’t we pick a place for dinner without it turning into a whole, you know, “thing”?

Kristen Wiig Maya Rudolph Bless the HartsBLESS THE HARTS (Animated Comedy) — ORDERED STRAIGHT TO SERIES
WRITER: Emily Spivey
OTHER EPs: Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Kristen Wiig, Seth Cohen, Aubrey Lee
VOICE CAST: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz
Follows a group of Southerners who are always “broke as a joke” and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich… in friends, family and laughter.

DEPUTY (Drama)
WRITER: Will Beall
OTHER EPs: Director David Ayer, Chris Long, Cedar Park
CAST: Stephen Dorff (True Detective), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin), Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Arrow), Mark Moses (Desperate Housewives), Siena Goines (Grey’s Anatomy, Jericho), Shane Paul McGhie (Sacred Lies)
Deputy Bill Hollister is a career lawman who’s very comfortable kicking down doors and utterly lost in a staff meeting. But when the LA County Sheriff drops dead, Bill becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County, in charge of 10,000 sworn deputies policing a modern Wild West.

Duncanville Amy Poehler Rashida JonesDUNCANVILLE (Animated Comedy) — ORDERED STRAIGHT TO SERIES
WRITERS: Mike Scully, Julie Scully
OTHER EPs: Amy Poehler, Dave Becky
VOICE CAST: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa
Revolves around a 15-year-old boy named Duncan and his friends and family — including his mother, Annie, who is constantly trying to prevent her son from ruining his life.

Kim Cattrall Filthy RichFILTHY RICH (Drama)
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Tate Taylor
OTHER EPs: John Norris, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo
CAST: Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), Gerald McRaney (This Is Us), Steve Harris (The Practice), Melia Kreiling (Salvation, Tyrant), Aubrey Dollar (Battle Creek, Women’s Murder Club), Corey Cott (The Good Fight), Mark L. Young (Ten Days in the Valley), David Denman (The Office), Olivia Macklin (LA to Vegas), Benjamin Levy Aguilar
A larger-than-life Southern Gothic dramedy about two strong, sharp women who will go to any length to protect their loved ones and get their due. When the wealthy CEO of the world’s largest Christian network dies in a plane crash, his wife and adult children are stunned to discover he has grown, illegitimate kids who are also in his will. When the matriarch of the family tries to pay them to go away, these newly legitimized heirs have very different ideas and insist on not only staying in town, but becoming part of the family empire. (Based on the New Zealand series of the same name.)

Maggie Lawson GeniusesGENIUSES (Comedy)
WRITER: Lon Zimmet
CAST: Maggie Lawson (Psych), Jason Biggs (Orange Is the New Black), Tisha Campbell-Martin (Dr. Ken, My Wife and Kids)
A multi-cam family comedy about a blue-collar couple in South Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids, three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.

Rachel Bilson Fox Pilot LovestruckLOVESTRUCK (Drama)
WRITER: Tom Kapinos
OTHER EPs: Director Sanaa Hamri, Sharon Levy, Francois-Xavier Demaison, Nicolas Coppermann
CAST: Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie), Steve Kazee (Nashville, Shameless), Andie MacDowell (Cedar Cove), Kathleen Turner (Californication), Richard Roxburgh (Rake), Usman Ally (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Beth Riesgraf (Leverage), Jeffery Self (Search Party), Linda Park (Bosch), Madeline Wise
A structurally inventive dramedy, in which the entire first season takes place over the course of single night at a wedding. As we get to know the wedding party, we’ll learn surprising reveals about both their present and past. We’ll see that things aren’t always what they seem and explore the complicated bonds of love, friendship and family at different stages of life. Inspired by the series Quadras, from Endemol Shine France.

John SlatteryNEXT (Drama)
WRITER: Manny Coto
OTHER EPs: Directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak
CAST: John Slattery (Mad Men), Eve Harlow (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Michael Mosley (Sirens), Jason Butler Harner (Ozark), Elizabeth Cappuccino (Jessica Jones)
A propulsive, fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research, neXt features a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent and her team to stop the world’s first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence of a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself.  Marrying pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand, the series also presents us with a villain like we’ve never seen before, one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.

PATTY’S AUTO (Comedy)
WRITER: Darlene Hunt
OTHER EPs: Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, consulting producer Patrice Banks
CAST: Carra Patterson (The Arrangement), Sarah Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Paola Lázaro (Lethal Weapon), Joanna Adler (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Jonathan Sadowski (Young & Hungry)
Inspired by Patrice Banks’ Girls Auto Clinic (an auto repair shop with all female mechanics), the multi-camera ensemble comedy centers on Patty and the eclectic women who work for her.

PRODIGAL SON (Drama)
WRITER: Chris Fedak, Sam Sklaver
OTHER EPs: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, director Lee Toland Krieger
CAST: Tom Payne (The Walking Dead), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Bellamy Young (Scandal), Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire), Halston Sage (The Orville), Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls), Aurora Perrineau (Chasing Life), Frank Harts (The Path, Billions)
Malcolm Bright has a gift. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. Why? His father was one of the worst — a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He will use his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother, annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son, and his own constantly evolving neuroses.

RICHARD LOVELY (Comedy)
WRITER: Billy Finnegan
OTHER EPs: Kat Coiro
CAST: Thomas Lennon (The Odd Couple), Nicole Richie (Great News), Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland), Asif Ali (Wrecked), Nicole Sun, the voice of Jason Alexander
The single-cam comedy follows Richard Lovely, the disgruntled author of the best-selling children’s book series, Mr. Mouse. He doesn’t hate children, but rather just everything about them. After a publicity fiasco involving an unexpectedly savvy 9-year-old kid, Mr. Mouse appears in Richard’s real life as he is forced into an unlikely father/son relationship that will change his life forever.

Brittany Snow UNTITLED ANNIE WEISMAN/JASON KATIMS PROJECT (Drama)
WRITER: Annie Weisman
OTHER EPs: Jason Katims, Jeni Mulein, Imogen Banks, Sharon Levy, director Leslye Headland
CAST: Timothy Hutton (The Haunting of Hill House, How to Get Away With Murder), Brittany Snow (American Dreams), Emily Osment (Young & Hungry) Megalyn Echikunwoke (Damien, Arrow), Mo McRae (Empire, Pitch), Victoria Cartagena (Manifest, Gotham)
Only child Julia Beckley has her life turned upside down when it’s revealed that her father, a pioneering Nobel Prize-winning fertility doctor, used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children over the course of his career. Reeling from this explosive revelation, Julia discovers two new sisters — her former best friend and an ex-Olympic athlete. Against all odds, the women attempt to form an untraditional family and lean on each other as they grapple with their own identity crises. Based on the Australian series Sisters.

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