Latest Primetime Pilot Panic News


Meagan Good To Star In ‘Minority Report’ Fox Pilot

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Meagan Good (Think Like A Man franchise) has signed on as the female lead in Fox's drama pilot Minority Report, a sequel to the Steven Spielberg-directed movie set 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. One of the three Precogs, Dash, struggles to lead a "normal" human life, but remains haunted by visions of the future, when he meets a detective, Lara Vega (Good), who’s not afraid to break a few rules. Haunted by her past, Vega just might help him find a purpose to… Read


Will Kemp & Connie Nielsen To Co-Star In NBC Pilot ‘Unveiled’

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Will Kemp (Petals in the Wind) and Connie Nielsen have been cast opposite Liam McIntyre and Stephan James in Unveiled, NBC's supernatural/spiritual drama pilot from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. Written by John Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart, Unveiled follows an ensemble of flawed guardian angels who intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives. Kemp plays Lucas, a handsome, mysterious fallen… Read


Danny Pudi Toplines NBC’s ‘Strange Calls’

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While Community left NBC for Yahoo, one of the cult comedy’s standouts, Danny Pudi, is coming back, making the leap from a supporting to a leading man with a starring tole in the network’s comedy pilot Strange Calls, from Kapital Entertainment, Hoodlum and 20th TV. Written by Blake McCormick based on an Australian format, it centers on Toby (Pudi), an affable but down on his luck young police officer. He is transferred to a rural town where — with the help of a peculiar… Read


Joan Allen To Star In Jenna Bans ABC Pilot

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Joan Allen is set for a lead role in the untitled ABC/ABC Studios drama pilot written by Jenna Bans and directed by Paul McGuigan. It follows the return of a politician's (Allen) young son, Adam Warren (Liam James), who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. But as the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his community, the neighbor sitting in jail for his murder is released and the cop responsible is forced to re-examine what truly happened so… Read


Chyler Leigh & David Harewood Cast In ‘Supergirl’ Pilot

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Grey’s Anatomy alumna Chyler Leigh and David Harewood (Homeland) have been cast opposite Melissa Benoist and Calista Flockhart in the CBS pilot Supergirl, written by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg. Based on the DC Comics characters, Supergirl — from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Prods.  — centers on Kara Zor-El (Benoist). Since arriving on Earth, the Krypton-born Kara has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24… Read


Megan Hilty To Star In Judah Miller Pilot


Broadway star Megan Hilty will be playing one on TV. Hilty has signed on as the female lead in ABC’s untitled Judah Miller comedy pilot. The single-camera project centers on a Tony Award-winning mother (Hilty) and a risk-averse, cerebral father who are blessed with a son who is a natural-born competitive athlete. They are forced outside their parental comfort zones and into the high-octane world of youth sports. Hilty’s Irene is described as a laud, flamboyant diva… Read


James Brolin To Co-Star In CBS Pilot ‘Life In Pieces’


James Brolin has joined the cast of Life in Pieces, CBS' single-camera comedy pilot from 20th TV and Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment. Written by Justin Adler, the project is about one family, the Shorts, as told through the separate stories of its different family members. Brolin, repped by UTA and Scott Hart Management, plays John Short, the gregarious patriarch who’s going through a bit of a crisis as he turns 70. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe this… Read


ABC’s NBA Comedy Pilot Finds Basketball Player Lead — Newcomer Blondy Baruti


After what was described as a worldwide search, ABC has cast Blondy Baruti, a 6-foot-10 former basketball player out of Oklahoma, as the lead opposite Skylar Astin in its untitled NBA buddy comedy pilot. It’s executive produced by Galavant creator Dan Fogelman, Mandalay Sports Media's Peter Guber & Mike Tollin and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan. Also cast in the pilot, which is being done with the cooperation of the NBA and the the Guber-co-owned Golden State… Read


Stacy Keach Cast In Suzanne Martin Pilot; Brooke Ishibashi In ‘People Are Talking’

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Veteran Stacy Keach has joined NBC’s untitled multi-camera Suzanne Martin pilot, from Hazy Mills and Universal TV. It chronicles how things backfire for recent empty-nesters when their children and their parents move back home. Keach will play the ex-military father who moves back in. He recently guest starred on Martin/Hazy Mills’ Hot In Cleveland and appears on the next installment of DirecTV’s Full Circle.  Brooke Ishibashi has been cast as one of the leads in another… Read


Diego Boneta To Co-Star In Fox Series ‘Scream Queens'; Glen Powell Also Cast


Mexic0-born actor-singer Diego Boneta (Rock OfAges) has been cast as one of the male leads in Scream Queens, Fox's comedy-horror series created by Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Also cast as a regular in the first installment of the anthology series slated for fall is Glen Powell (The Expendables 3). It revolves around a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders. Details on the characters are sketchy, but Powell is believed to be… Read


Diane Guerrero Joins CBS’ ‘Super Clyde'; Margot Bingham In ABC’s ‘Flesh And Blood’

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Orange Is The New Black and Jane The Virgin‘s Diane Guerrero has been cast opposite Charlie McDermott in Greg Garcia's CBS comedy pilot Super Clyde, from CBS TV Studios. It follows a meek, unassuming fast-food worker (McDermott) who decides to become a super hero​. Guerrero, repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Vamnation Entertainment, will play Maddy, Clyde’s (McDermott) very cute, smart and ambitious good friend. Guerrero recently wrapped the female lead in feature Peter… Read


Ken Biller Inks Deal With Fox 21 Studios, Joins TNT’s ‘Legends’ As New Showrunner

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Perception co-creator/showrunner Ken Biller has signed an overall deal with Fox21 Television Studios. Under the pact, he is returning to TNT as the new showrunner on Fox21 TV Studios’ TNT drama Legends executive produced by Howard Gordon. He'll also develop new projects. Biller is taking the reins of Legends as part of a creative revamp or “reimagining,” as he put it, of the action series starring Sean Bean heading into its second season. The series, developed by Gordon… Read