Latest Primetime Pilot Panic News


Stephen Moyer To Topline Fox Marvel Pilot


Stephen Moyer, star of one of the top genre drama series of the past decade, HBO’s True Blood, has been tapped to play the lead in Fox’s Marvel action-adventure pilot. Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot 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. Moyer will play the dad… Read


Annie Mumolo To Star In ‘Amy’s Brother’ Fox Comedy Pilot From Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 14:  Annie Mumolo at the CinemaCon 2016 Big Screen Achievement Awards at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Scott Kirkland/PictureGroup)

Actress-writer Annie Mumolo has been tapped as the female lead in Amy's Brother, Fox’s single-camera comedy produced by the husband-and-wife duo of Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone and Warner Bros TV. The project reunites Bridesmaids co-writer Mumolo with McCarthy, who got her big break in the movie, and her husband Falcone, who also has a part in it. McCarthy and Falcone later cast Mumolo in their feature comedy Boss. Written and co-executive produced by Jim Cashman (Satu… Read


Rob Riggle To Topline ABC’s Single Dad Comedy Pilot

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Rob Riggle has been cast as the lead in ABC’s multi-camera, single-dad comedy written by Dannah Phirman & Danielle Schneider, creators of Hulu's Hotwives franchise, and executive produced by Trophy Wife creators Sarah Haskins & Emily Halpern. The untitled comedy centers on Josh Keeler (Riggle), an intellectual but emotionally challenged single dad who moves to Queens with his two young daughters and forms an unlikely family with the other residents in their apartment… Read


‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho Cast In NBC Pilot ‘Drama High’ From Jason Katims & Jeffrey Seller

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EXCLUSIVE: This is a nice get — 16-year-old Moana star Auli’i Cravalho, who wowed the Oscar audiences with her performance of nominated song “How Far I’ll Go” last night, has been tapped for a lead role in NBC’s drama pilot Drama High, from Friday Night Lights executive producer/showrunner Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller, producer of the smash Broadway hit Hamilton. It was Hamilton creator and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda who wrote the Oscar-nominated song from the… Read


Derek Hough Cast In NBC’s Kourtney Kang Comedy Pilot

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Derek Hough, the Dancing With The Stars regular who is a judge on NBC’s upcoming competition series World Of Dance, has been set as a guest star on the network’s Kourtney Kang single-camera comedy pilot. He joins Paula Abdul, a series regular playing a version of herself. The project is being produced by Nahnatchka Khan. Written by Kang, based on her life, and to be directed by Fred Savage, the comedy centers on young Katie (Isabella Russo) and explores what it's like to… Read


JJ Totah Cast In Mindy Kaling’s NBC Comedy Pilot; Josh Kidd Joins CW’s ‘Searchers’

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JJ Totah has been set to play Mindy Kaling’s son in the pilot for NBC’s untitled Kaling/Charlie Grandy comedy from Universal TV, Kaling International and 3 Arts Entertainment. Written by Kaling and Grandy and directed by Michael Spiller, the pilot centers on Vince (Anders Holm), a charismatic gym owner with no ambition who lives with his younger brother Michael, a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when Vince's teenage son Michael… Read


Kelen Coleman Cast In CBS Comedy Pilot ‘Me, Myself & I’; Roberto Aguire Joins CBS’ Paul Attanasio Drama


Kelen Coleman (Big Little Lies) has joined the cast of CBS’ Me, Myself & I, Dan Kopelman's single-camera comedy pilot from Warner Bros TV and Kapital Entertainment. Written and executive produced by Kopelman and directed by Randall Einhorn, the project examines one man's life over a 50-year span, somewhat in the vein of Boyhood. The show will focus on the man’s three distinct periods: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day, and a 65-year-old in 2042… Read


Jeremy Piven To Topline ‘Wisdom Of The Crowd’ CBS Drama Pilot


Entourage alum Jeremy Piven has been tapped as the lead of Wisdom of the Crowd, CBS’ drama pilot from former The Good Wife writer-executive producer Ted Humphrey and Keshet Studios. Written by Humphrey and directed by Adam Davidson, who helmed the Fear the Walking Dead pilot for AMC, Wisdom of the Crowd is based on the Israeli format. Inspired by the notion that a million minds are better than one, it centers on Jeffrey Tanner (Piven), a charismatic tech innovator who… Read


Rachelle Lefevre To Star In ‘Doomsday’ ABC Drama Pilot

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Former Under The Dome star Rachelle Lefevre is set as a lead opposite Jack Davenport in ABC's thriller drama pilot Doomsday, from producer Carol Mendelsohn and Sony TV. Written by Mark Bianculli & VJ Boyd and directed by Joachim Ronning, Doomsday starts in the aftermath of 9/11, when the U.S. government institutes a secret think tank featuring the most creative minds in science and entertainment that is tasked with dreaming up man-made disaster scenarios and their… Read


‘The Good Fight’ Adds Nyambi Nyambi As Recurring


Mike & Molly alum Nyambi Nyambi is returning to the CBS fold with a major recurring role on The Good Fight, the new legal drama series for CBS All Access and CBS TV Studios, which debuted last Sunday. The Good Fight, a spinoff of CBS’ The Good Wife, follows Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart as she joins Lucca Quinn (Cush Jumbo) at one of Chicago's pre-eminent law firms. Nyambi will play Jay Dipersia, the firm’s long-time investigator. Smart, witty, and even-tempered, he… Read


Lenny Platt Joins CBS Pilot ‘Perfect Citizen’; Demetrius Grosse Cast In NBC’s ‘For God And Country’


Lenny Platt (Quantico) has booked a role in CBS pilot Perfect Citizen, a legal drama written and executive produced by former Good Wife executive producer Craig Turk. Written/executive produced by Turk and directed by EP Paris Barclay, Perfect Citizen centers on the former general counsel for the NSA who, after his involvement as a whistleblower in an international scandal, embarks on a new career at a storied law firm in Boston. Once there, he must face the reality that… Read


Erinn Westbrook & Michael Provost Join ‘Insatiable’; Brooke Lyons In ‘Life Sentence’


Erinn Westbrook (Awkward) and Michael Provost (Six) have booked series regular roles opposite Debby Ryan in the CW’s drama pilot Insatiable, from former Dexter co-executive producer Lauren Gussis, Ryan Seacrest Productions, Storied Media Group and CBS TV Studios. Written/executive produced by Gussis and directed by Andrew Fleming (The Craft), Insatiable was inspired by real-life Southern lawyer and top beauty pageant coach Bill Alverson. It focuses on Bob, a disgraced… Read