For the latest up-to-the-minute Network Pilot Pickups: SUNDAY UPDATE! Primetime Pilot Panic: ABC/12, NBC/9, Fox/6, CBS/0, CW/0
ABC has canceled Hope and Faith.
ABC has passed on the following comedy pilots:
Girls on the Bus
Women of a Certain Age
Him & Us
ABC has passed on the following dramas:
60 Minute Man
Secrets of a Small Town
Hollis & Rae
Women in Law
A House Divided: “May be redeveloped as a miniseries”
October Road: “May be ordered after upfronts in a partnership.
ABC announced today the following pilot pickups and renewals/cancellations:
Men in Trees (Warner Bros): Producers include Cathy Konrad, Jenny Bicks and James Mangold. Written by Bicks. Directed by Mangold. Casting includes Anne Heche, Derek Richardson and Emily Bergl. Log: Female shrink’s moves to Alaska after husband cheats on her and is pursued by lotsa men.
Ugly Betty (Touchstone/Reveille/Ventanarosa): Producers include Salma Hayek and Ben Silverman. Directed by Richard Shepard. Casting includes America Ferrera, Vanessa L. Williams, Alan Dale, Tony Plana. Log: Popular Spanish-language telenovela about young Latina woman who works at a fashion magazine.
Brothers & Sisters (Touchstone): Producers include Jon Robin Baitz and Ken Olin. Written by Baitz. Directed by Olin. Casting includes Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Ron Rifkin, Dave Annable, Balthazar Getty. Log: family drama about adult siblings.
Traveler (Warner Bros): Producers include Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen. Written by David DiGilio. Directed by David Nutter. Casting includes Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green and Aaron Stanford Steven Culp, Viola Davis. Log: Thriller about Ivy League grad students framed for terrorism.
A Day in the Life (Sony): From Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Casting includes Josh Cooke and Marla Sokoloff. Log: Young couple’s wedding day from different points of view.
Untitled Burnett/Beckerman (Touchstone): From Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman. Casting includes Mick Jagger and Donal Logue. Log: Group of NY blue-collar guys who conspire to rob a rock star.
+ late-in-the-season newcomer What About Brian? renewed. Invasion cancelled. According to Jim and George Lopez renewed.