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The following Fox comedy picked up Thursday:
Happy Hour (Warner Bros./Werner-Gold-Miller): Producers Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Eric Gold, Jimmy Miller, Tom Werner. Cast includes John Sloan and Lex Medlin and Beth Lacke. Log: Odd couple buddy comedy about two roommates’ love lives.
The following NBC comedies picked up Thursday:
The Singles Table (20th TV): From Mike Schiff and Bill Martin. Cast includes Rhea Seehorn and Conor Dubin. Log: Five strangers become friends after forced to sit together at a mutual friend’s wedding.
The following NBC dramas picked up Wednesday:
Heroes (NBC/NUTS): From Tim Kring. Cast includes Milo Ventimiglia, Ali Larter and Adrian Pasdar. Log: Examines what happens when ordinary people find out they have superpowers.
Friday Night Lights (Imagine/Film 44): From Peter Berg. Producers: Berg, Jason Katims, Sarah Aubrey, John Cameron, Brian Grazer, David Nevins. Log: Based on the feature film of the same name, drama about a small town high school football team and the residents who are inordinately invested in it.
Raines (NBC/NUTS): From Graham Yost. Directed by Frank Darabont. Cast includes Jeff Goldblum. Log: A gifted, unorthodox detective gets help solving cases by communicating with dead victims.
Already announced by NBC, 1 comedy, 2 dramas:
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (Warner Bros.): From Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme. Casting includes Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, D.L. Hughley. Log: Behind-the-scenes of a fiction sketch comedy show.
The Black Donnellys (NUTS): From Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco. Casting includes Jonathan Tucker and Olivia Wilde. Log: Irish family drama with mob problems.
Kidnapped (Sony): From David Greenwalt and Jason Smilovic. Directed by Michael Dinner. Producers: Greenwalt, Smilovic, Dinner, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. casting includes Jeremy Sisto and Dana Delaney. Log: Kidnapping expert works outside the legal system.
The following ABC dramas picked up Wednesday:
Six Degrees (Touchstone): From J.J. Abrams. Producers Abrams, Stu Zicherman, Raven Metzner, Thom Sherman, Bryan Burk, Jim Parriot. Log: Group of New York City strangers whose lives become intertwined.
The Nine (Warner Bros.): From Hank Steinberg. Producers Steinberg, K.J. Steinberg and Alex Graves. Cast includes Scott Wolf. Log: Nine strangers get caught in the middle of a hostage crisis following a bank robbery gone bad.
Daybreak (Touchstone): Producers Paul Zbyszewski, Matt Gross and Jeff Bell. Cast includes Taye Diggs. Log: L.A. cop wrongfully accused of murder tries to figure out who framed him and races to stop another.The following ABC comedies picked up Wednesday:
Help Me Help You (Regency): Producers Jennifer Konner and Alexandra Rushfield. Cast includes Ted Danson and Leslie Hope. Log: Genius psychologist has his life unravel in front of his patients.
In Case of Emergency (Touchstone): Producers Howard Morris, Emile Levisetti and Jon Favreau. Cast includes David Arquette. Log: Group of friends whose lives didn’t turn out as planned.
Notes From the Underbelly (Warner Bros./Tannenbaum): Producers Stacy Traub, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Log: Based on the book by the same name, life through the eyes of expectant parents.
Fox already announced 1 comedy and 3 dramas:
‘Til Death (Sony): From Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Directed by Jim Burrows. Casting includes Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher. Log: Long-married couple with newlywed neighbors.
American Crime (Warner Bros./Bruckheimer): Producers: Bruckheimer, Jonathan Shapiro, Jonathan Littman. Casting includes Victor Garber. Log: Female prosecutor juggles suburban crime with motherhood.
Primary (20th): Producers: Craig Silverstein, Tim Story, Craig Silverstein. Casting includes Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt. Log: Married hostage negotiators.
Vanished (20th): From Josh Berman. Produced by Berman, Mimi Leder and Paul Redford. Casting includes Gale Harold and Rebecca Gayheart. Log: Conspiracy surrounding a senator’s wife who’s missing.
CBS, no pilot pickups announced. Latest CBS Pilot Pickup Cheat Sheet
CW, no pilot pickups announced.
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