Pilot Picks: TNT (2015)

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Drama

Breed

  • Follows a series of brutal murders in the Pacific Northwest and the mysterious race of creatures that might be committing them. Despite his own mental instability, gifted detective Cooper Wells embarks on the case, employing his expertise on serial killers. But when the perpetrators start to reveal barbaric tendencies of an inhuman nature, Wells is forced to enlist the help of a powerful and alluring female assassin to track them.

Actor: Callie Thorne

Callie Thorne

Status: Pushed


Good Behavior

  • Letty Dobesh is a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, one bad decision, from implosion. Which is just how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, she’s attempting to stay afloat. But when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife, she sets out to derail the job, sending her on a wild collision course with the charming killer, and entangling them in dangerous, seductive.

Actor: Juan Diego Botto

Juan Diego Botto

Status: Not known at the moment


Lumen

  • The author of a best-selling series of fantasy books suddenly disappears, and a family of four finds themselves transported to the mystical alternate world that inspired her work. Once there, they are plunged into a war raging between rival magical forces of light and darkness. Facing peril at every turn, the family must unravel a complicated mystery and uncover some astonishing secrets as they struggle to find their way home.

Actor: Christina Cole

Christina Cole

Status: Not known at the moment


TItans

  • Centers on Dick Grayson (aka Robin), who emerges from the shadow of Batman to become Nightwing, the leader of a fearless band of young superheroes-to-be including Starfire, Raven and many others.

Actor: Cast unknown at the moment

Status: Not known at the moment


Cocaine Cowboys

  • Inspired by the 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys, it’s a serialized character drama is set in the wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s.

Actor: Elizabeth Perkins

Elizabeth Perkins

Status: To be redeveloped


Will

  • The wild story of young William Shakespeare’s arrival onto the punk rock theater scene that was 16th century London — the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. It’s the hot, contemporary, dangerous version of Shakespeare’s life, played to a modern soundtrack, exposing all his recklessness, lustful temptations and brilliance.

Actor: Cast unknown at the moment

Status: Not known at the moment


Animal Kingdom

  • When 17-year-old Josh moves in with his wild, free-wheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town, he is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess. But after Josh discovers that it’s all being funded by criminal activities, it becomes clear to him that joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle. Based on the 2010 Australian feature.

Actor: Devon Sawa

Devon Sawa

Status: Not known at the moment


Home

  • Thriller that delves into the secrets lingering behind the façade of a seemingly idyllic suburban family. Rose Altma is an accomplished designer with a successful business who is newly pregnant. She thrives in a wonderful life with her husband, Joe, a highly regarded prison psychologist, and enjoys being a stepmother to his two sons. But her image of her perfect family is shattered when she discovers long-buried secrets that threaten to destroy the very foundation of her life.

Actor: Bethany Joy Lenz

Bethany Joy Lenz

Status: Not known at the moment

Pilot Picks: TBS (2015)

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Comedy

Quality Time

  • Four college buddies who kept their sophomoric ways in suspended animation throughout their 20s are now succumbing to reproduction. The fatherhood comedy follows the constant push and pull between the dudes they used to be and the men they are attempting to be.

Actor: Alexie Gilmore

Alexie Gilmore

Status: Pushed


The Group

  • A support group for people who think they have been abducted by aliens is the subject of a snarky feature piece by skeptical journalist Wyatt Jones. The more he digs into the oddballs’ claims, however, the more confused, intrigued and seduced he becomes.

Actor: Michael Cassidy

Michael Cassidy

Status: Not known yet


Untitled Jason Jones/Samantha Bee

  • Hopeful dad Nate hops in the car with his wife and two young kids for a 24-hour adventure to the Keys. The show will prove that no matter how much close proximity can lead a family to get on each other’s nerves, precarious situations and interactions with strangers can bring them together again.

Actor: Natalie Zea

Natalie Zea

Status: Picked up to series


Wrecked

  • After a plane crashes on a remote island, two best friends, and a diverse group of survivors cope with dangerous threats (many of which they cause). The two best friends, Danny and Owen, have a chance to redeem their mediocre lives by becoming leaders of this new society.

Actor: Ally Maki

Ally Maki

Status: Picked up to series

Pilot Picks: FX (2015)

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Comedy

Atlanta

  • Revolves around two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy.

Actor: Donald Glover

Donald Glover

Status: Picked up to series, 10 episode order


Better Things

  • Sam, a working actor trying to earn a living, navigates her three daughters’ lives, having fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeezing in some sex once in a while. Her life is funny to watch, but you wouldn’t want to live it (except sometimes).

Actor: Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Status: Picked up to series


Death Pact

  • A formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero. He runs across three down-on-their-luck friends and former students and sucks them into his new radical self-help philosophy, which involves harsh consequences for failure.

Actor: Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan

Status: On hold in wake of Tracy Morgans accident


Pariah

  • Volatile TV personality Joe Abbott who is exiled from show business after an on-air meltdown and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

Actor: Regina King

Regina King

Status: Not known at this moment


Untitled Robespierre/Holm

  • Explores the adult female friendship of creative partners Lou and Viv as they embark on a cross-country road trip. Gutsy born-and-raised New Yorkers, they discover each other in their 30s, make a movie together and jump into the great unknown of their next project. Lou and Viv find strength and vulnerability in each other, learning how to have a fight and somehow still get back in the car.

Actor: Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate

Status: Not known at this moment

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Drama

The Bastard Executioner

  • A warrior knight in King Edward II’s charge is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.

Actor: Lee Jones; Stephen Moyer

Lee Jones Stephen Moyer

Status: Picked up to series, 10-episode order, first episode aired September 15th, 2015


Snowfall

  • Set in the early 1980s at the beginning of a crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles, it focuses on three main characters: ambitious dealer Franklin Saint, ex-Mexican wrestler and now gangster Gustavo Zapata and prodigal son Logan Miller.

Actor: Billy Magnussen

Billy Magnussen

Status: Not known yet