Kategoriarkiv: Pilot

Pilot Picks: Starz (2015)

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Fantasy

American Gods

  • A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself ”Wednesday” and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow’s life and past.

Actor: Not known yet

Status: Picked up to series, first episode will air sometime 2017

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Comedy

Ash vs Evil Dead

  • Ash has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead until a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind and Ash becomes mankind’s only hope.

Actor: Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

Status: Picked up to series, first episode will air October 31st, 2015

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Drama

Counterpart

  • A UN employee discovers the agency he works for is hiding a gateway to a parallel dimension.

Actor: J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Status: Picked up to series, not known yet when first episode will air.


The One Percent

  • A dysfunctional family struggles to keep their farm from financial ruin.

Actor: Ed Harris

Ed Harris

Status: Picked up to series, not known yet when first episode will air.

Pilot Picks: Showtime (2015)

 

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Comedy

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

  • Rachel is a successful, driven and possibly crazy young woman who impulsively gives up everything – her partnership at a prestigious law firm and her upscale apartment in Manhattan – in a desperate attempt to find love and happiness in that exotic hotbed of romance and adventure: West Covina, California

Actor: Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom

Status: Picked up to series at The CW


Happyish 

  • On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor… happiness. In a culture that reveres youth – a culture he helped create – Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he’s halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any Kardashian is trending up, perhaps the wise among us would heartily embrace trending down.

Actor: Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan

Status: Picked up to series, 10-episode order


Roadies

  • The day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of the crew members who help get the show on the road.

Actor: Carla Cugino

Carla Cugino

Status: Picked up to series


I’m Dying Up Here

  • Story revolves around the famous Hollywood comedy clubs of the 1970s, which launched the careers of a slew of comedy superstars. It delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the complex business of making an audience laugh. Based on the nonfiction book by William Knoedelseder.

Actor: Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan

Status: Not known yet

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Drama

Billions

  • Focuses on the collision and, at times, collusion between an aggressive U.S. attorney in New York and some of the richest hedge fund billionaires in the country.

Actor: Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis

Status: Picked up to series; 12-episode order, first episode will air January 17th, 2016


Untitled Lena Waithe/Common

  • Set in Chicago, it’s the coming-of-age story of a young African-American male in which growing up can be a matter of life and death.

Actor: Amanda Brooks

Amanda Brooks

Status: Not known yet

Pilot Picks: NBC (2015)

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Comedy

The Carmichael Show

  • Inspired by the stand-up of Jerrod Carmichael and his relationships with his girlfriend and family.

Actor: Jerrod Carmichael

Jerrod Carmichael

StatusPicked up to series, six-episode order. First episode aired August 26th


Crowded

  • Things backfire on recent empty-nesters when their two adult daughters move back home.

Actor: Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton

StatusPicked up to series


Cuckoo

  • A woman comes back from a summer abroad married to a charming but infuriating eccentric named Cuckoo, much to her father’s annoyance. Based on the British series.

Actor: Michael Chiklis

Michael Chiklis

StatusNot going forward


How We Live

  • 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.

Actor: Chris Klein

Chris Klein

StatusNot going forward


Not Safe For Work

  • A politically incorrect office comedy about best friends Dale and Georgie whose relationship is upended when he starts dating the “perfect” woman.

Actor: Christine Woods

Christine Woods

StatusNot going forward


People Are Talking

  • A comedy examining sex, race and everything else your parents told you never to talk about.

Actor: Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

StatusPicked up to series, first episode aired October 16th, 2015


Problem Child

  • Inspired by the film, a family show about the cat-and-mouse game between a set of parents and their brilliant but mischievous child.

Actor: Matthew Lillard

Matthew Lillard

StatusNot going forward


Sharing

  • Workplace comedy follows different groups of people working side-by-side in a shared office space

Actor: Christine Taylor

Chrstine Taylor

StatusNot going forward


Strange Calls

  • Workplace comedy follows different groups of people working side-by-side in a shared office space

Actor: Allison Miller

Allison Miller

StatusNot going forward, may be redeveloped


Superstore

  • Workplace comedy follows different groups of people working side-by-side in a shared office space

Actor: America Ferrera

America Ferrera

StatusPicked up to series


Take It From Us

  • A couple tells their son the lessons they learned growing up in the ’90s in hopes that he avoids making the same mistakes.

Actor: Brenda Song

Brenda Song

StatusNot going  forward


Hot & Bothered

  • A look behind the scenes of a telenovela.

Actor: Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

StatusOrdered straight to series, 13 episodes


Untitled Monica Potter

  • A woman juggles her busy family life as well as her three ex-husbands, which proves to be difficult when she starts dating again.

Actor: Monica Potter

Monica Potter

StatusPushed


Untitled Tina Fey/Robert Carlock

  • Centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom gets an internship at her daughter’s workplace, a cable news network.

Actor: Not known yet

StatusNot known yet

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Drama

 

Blindspot

  • A beautiful woman finds herself at the center of an investigation after climbing out of a duffel bag in the middle of Times Square in New York City with her memory wiped and no clue as to what the extensive tattoos on her body mean. The FBI begin to follow the road map on her body to reveal a larger conspiracy while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.

Actor: Jaimie Alexander

Jaimie Alexander

StatusPicked up to the series, first episode aired 21st of September, 2015


The Curse of The Fuentes Women

  • When a young man washes up on Miami Beach claiming to be a long-lost family member from Cuba, he breathes new energy into the lives of grandmother Esperanza Fuentes, daughter Lola and granddaughter Soledad. In the Latin American tradition of magical realism, it explores the power of memory and mythology in shaping our destinies.

Actor: Adan Canto

Adan Canto

StatusNot going forward


Game of Silence

  • 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. Based on Turkish series Suskunlar.

Actor: David Lyons

David Lyons

StatusPicked up to series


Heartbreaker

  • Medical soap follows the outspoken Alex Panttiere, one of the rare female heart-transplant surgeons. She brings an innovative eye to treating patients week to week while also balancing the complications of her professional and romantic life. Inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Magliato.

Actor: Melissa George

Melissa George

StatusPicked up to series, not known when first episode will air


Love Is A Four-Letter Word

  • Race, sexuality and gender roles collide when three diverse couples put modern marriage to the test. Based on the Danish format “Nicolaj og Julie”

Actor: Nadine Velazguez

Nadine Velazguez

StatusNot known yet


The Player

  • 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.

Actor: Wesley Snipes

Wesley Snipes

StatusPicked up to series, first episode aired September 24th, 2015


Shades Of Blue

  • Follows a tight-knit crew of police officers who are effective at keeping the streets safe but also corrupt when it comes to lining their pockets and protecting their own. When one of the officers (Lopez) is forced to become a federal informant, she must decide between her own family’s welfare and that of her police family.

Actor: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Status: Ordered straight to series, not known when first episode will air


Unveiled

  • An ensemble of flawed guardian angels intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives.

Actor: Not known yet

StatusPilot being redeveloped


Warrior

  • 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.

Actor: Natalie Martinez

StatusNot going forward