CW — Of the CW pilots this season, I hear only ensemble medical drama HMS and globe-trotting adventure Nomads remain in contention for midseason consideration. I also hear the network may look at pilots produced for other broadcast networks. At its upfront presentation today, the CW announced only one midseason series, the reality show Shedding For The Wedding. At a press conference after the presentation, CW entertainment president Dawn Ostroff said she is planning to order scripted midseason series but wouldn’t specify how many and when. The more male-skewing action-adventure Nomads, from producers Ridley and Tony Scott, is considered a “big-swing” show for the network that doesn’t necessarily fit in with its core brand. But the pilot presentation was good, and the project could have a future, possibly as an international co-production.
CBS — On the drama side, the Untitled John Wells Medical Drama and Chaos remain in contention, while Mad Love continues to be the frontrunner among the comedies. The latter may be reshot in the summer. Of the other half-hour pilots, I hear Living’ On a Prayer and Team Spitz still have a pulse but are considered very long shots.
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