Latest Primetime Pilot Panic News


ABC Nabs ‘Romeos & Juliets’ CIA Light Drama From Julie Anne Robinson, Jay Scherick & David Ronn As Put Pilot

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Romeos & Juliets, a light one-hour from writers Jay Scherick and David Ronn (The Smurfs, Zookeeeper), Julie Anne Robinson and her production company CannyLads Productions. Universal TV, where Robinson inked an overall deal in May, is the studio. Written by Scherick and Ronn and to be directed by Robinson, Romeos & Juliets centers on a badass, tough-as-nails female CIA operative who is forced to partner with a handsome, self-absorbed… Read


‘Friends From College’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix

Netflix has given an eight-episode second-season order to Friends From College. The renewal comes a month after the ensemble comedy created/executive produced by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors) and Francesca Delbanco was released on July 14. Friends From College stars Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park as a sextet of friends from Harvard in interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another who face… Read


‘Labor Of Love’ Reality Series About Women’s Quest To Have A Child In Works At Fox

Labor Of Love TV Series

EXCLUSIVE: Fox is eyeing a return to provocative reality fare with Labor Of Love, a new unscripted series project that would follow professional women in their 30s or 40s who decide to have a baby. Labor Of Love, now in early stages of development, hails from Howard Owens and Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content and Project Runway executive producer Desiree Gruber. Alex Duda, former executive producer of Steve Harvey and The Tyra Banks Show and creator of Jerseylicious, has… Read


‘Mary Kills People’: Rachelle Lefevre & Ian Lake Join For Season 2 Of Lifetime Series

Rachelle Lafevre Doomsday

Rachelle Lefevre Under the Dome and Ian Lake (Rookie Blue) have joined the cast of Lifetime’s euthanasia-themed drama series Mary Kills People as series regulars for the upcoming second season. Mary Kills People centers on Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas), a single mother who is an ER doctor by day — but by night, she and her partner, a former plastic surgeon, moonlight as underground angels of death helping terminally ill patients slip away on their own terms. Lefevre… Read


NBC Nabs Adult Sibling Drama From Kevin Falls With Put Pilot Commitment

The Unrequited, an hourlong drama from former Pitch executive producer Kevin Falls, has landed at NBC with a put pilot commitment. 20th Century Television, where Falls has been under an overall deal, is the studio. Written/executive produced by Falls, The Unrequited revolves around four adult siblings who descend on their mother's home for the funeral of their father, the former governor of California. After the youngest and only son finds an old, unopened love letter… Read


‘God Friended Me’ Light Procedural From ‘Alcatraz’ Co-Creators, Berlanti Prods. & Marcos Siega Lands At CBS As Put Pilot

In a competitive situation, CBS has nabbed God Friended Me, a light hourlong procedural from Alcatraz co-creators Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, director Marcos Siega and Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions. Warner Bros. TV, where Berlanti Prods. is based, is the studio. Written by Lilien and Wynbrandt and to be directed by Siega, God Friended Me is described as a humorous, uplifting series, which explores questions of faith, existence, and science. It centers on an… Read


DJ Nash Sells 2 Projects With Kapital Entertainment: Dramedy To ABC As Put Pilot, Comedy To CBS

Comedy writer DJ Nash, creator of NBC’s Growing Up Fisher and Truth Be Told, has set up two new projects at the broadcast networks. In a competitive situation, with several nets pursuing, ABC has landed the hourlong dramedy A Million Little Things with a put pilot commitment. Additionally, CBS has bought multi-camera comedy My Other Life In Brooklyn. Both projects are produced by Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, which was also behind Nash’s single-camera comedy Losing… Read


Fox Orders Animated Presentation From Amy Poehler & ‘The Simpsons’ Duo

Fox has ordered a script and pilot presentation for a half-hour animated comedy from Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions, The Simpsons‘ veteran Mike Scully and his wife, former Simpsons writer-producer Julie Scully. 20th Century Fox TV and Universal TV, where Poehler is under a development deal, are the studios. Co-created by Poehler and written by Mike and Julie Scully, the untitled project is centered on the family and friends of 15-year-old Duncan Harris, an… Read


Justin Theroux To Co-Star In Emma Stone-Jonah Hill Netflix Series ‘Maniac’ At Par TV

Justin Theroux

Coming off a three-season stint as the lead of HBO’s praised drama series The Leftovers, Justin Theroux has been tapped to co-star opposite Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in the high-profile 10-episode Netflix series Maniac Filming just started on the Paramount TV/Anonymous Content dark comedy in New York City, with Cary Fukunaga set to direct all episodes. Maniac, written by Patrick Somerville based on the 2014 Norwegian series, revolves around the fantasy worlds of Hill… Read


Fox Nabs ‘Revival’ Comedy Produced By Nahnatchka Khan About ’80s Sitcom Reboot As Put Pilot

Fox has landed Revival, a new comedy executive produced by Fresh Off the Boat creator/showrunner Nahnatchka Khan. The project, which has received a put pilot commitment, was created by former Son Of Zorn showrunner Sally Bradford McKenna, who will write, with Michael Showalter, coming off helming The Big Sick, set to direct. Turning the sitcom reboot phenomenon on its head, Revival centers on Elliot, formerly the little kid from a beloved ’80s family sitcom and now living… Read


‘The Resident’: Moran Atias Cast In New Fox Drama As Series Regular

Former Tyrant star Moran Atias is joining new Fox medical drama series The Resident as a series regular in a recasting. Written by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi, directed by Phillip Noyce and executive produced by Antoine Fuqua, The Resident centers on a tough, brilliant senior resident who guides an idealistic young doctor through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine. Atias will play… Read


‘Locke & Key’: Frances O’Connor To Star In Hulu Pilot From Carlton Cuse & Joe Hill

Frances O'Connor (The Conjuring 2, The Missing) has been cast as the lead in Locke & Key, Hulu’s one-hour horror/fantasy drama adaptation of the IDW comic by Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. The pilot comes from Hill, Carlton Cuse and IDW Entertainment. Locke & Key, written by Hill and to be directed by Andy Muschietti. revolves around three siblings who, after the gruesome murder of their father, move to their ancestral home in Maine with their mother Nina… Read