For the 3rd year in a row, here’s very early info to update you on 2009-2010 primetime pilots. I hear the following pilots have heat heading into these final weeks before the network upfronts. In most cases, this good buzz is based on scripts considered above average and even exceptional, word from the set or editing room by those who’ve seen some of the pilots, and/or the successful showrunners, producers, directors involved. The lucky ones include Bill Lawrence, Marc Guggenheim, Claudia Lonow, Josh Schwartz, Ian Biederman, Peter Berg, David E Kelley, and Mitch Hurwitch (3 times over). I’ll be updating…
UNTITLED NCIS SPIN-OFF (Paramount): “Will go.”
THREE RIVERS (Paramount/Deuce Three): “It’s early but I hear they like what they’re seeing.” Stars Alex O’Loughlin who might bring his rabid Moonlight fanbase.
FISH TANK (Sony TV)
WAITING TO DIE (Sony TV/Tantamount)
ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE (Paramount/BermanBraun): “Jenna Elfman…” “Hot.”
HAPPINESS ISN’T EVERYTHING (Sony TV/Paramount/Tantamount): “Jason Biggs… Network is happy with the way it came in.” Five scripts already.
BACK (Paramount/Storyline) “Still shooting…”
THE GOOD WIFE (Paramount/Scott Free): Cast contingent.”
THE BRIDGET SHOW (Sony TV/Tantamount/Hagada Hey) “Lauren Graham…” “Heating up.” “Looks good.”
CANNED (ABC TV STUDIO/BGTV)
COUGAR TOWN (ABC TV StudioDoozer/Coquette) “Courtney Cox…”
UNTITLED RICKY BLITT PROJECT (Warner Bros) “Network liked it.” “Jim Burrows directing.”
HAPPY TOWN (ABC TV Studio)
SOLVING CHARLIE (ABC TV Studio)
FLASH FORWARD (ABC-TV Studio/Created By) “Was shot a while ago.” “It’s a go.” “Ordered.”
MELROSE PLACE (Paramount): “A lock…”
UNTITLED GOSSIP GIRL SPIN-OFF (Warner Bros/Paramount/Alloy): “Looks great…”
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS (BBC Worldwide/Sony TV/Tantamount): “A lock.”
SONS OF TUCSON (Twentieth TV/J2 Pictures): “Going.”
COP HOUSE (Twentieth TV/Adelstein)
MAGGIE HILL (Twentieth TV/Imagine): “May be a go.”
HUMAN TARGET (Warner Bros/DC Comics/Wonderland): “Going.”
GLEE (Twentieth TV) : “Going.” Gets preview after American Idol on May 19.
PARENTHOOD (Universal Media Studios/Imagine): “Almost a lock.” “Great cast.” “Tommy Schlamme directing.”
OFF DUTY (Universal Media Studios/American Work)
COMMUNITY (Sony TV/Krasnoff)
DAY ONE (Universal Media Studios)
TRAUMA (Universal Media Studio/Film 44) “Pete Berg…”
LEGALLY MAD (Warner Bros/David E Kelley): Series penalty.
MERCY (Universal Media Studios/BermanBraun)